May 9, 2024

We will have cupcakes on the patio this Sunday, May 12, after the service to celebrate Mother's Day.

Worship at St. Peter's

This Sunday, May 12, Pastor Steve will continue the sermon series A Ragtag Company - according to the Book of Acts, by bringing the message Human Schemes vs. Divine Direction from Acts 1:15-17, 21-26.

St. Peter's wants to ensure you get the most out of in-house worship. If you are having difficulties hearing the message, sound-amplifying devices are available at the back of the Sanctuary. Ask an usher to assist you.

Joy Wright gives the FLOWERS this Sunday in celebration of Steve and Joy's 36th wedding anniversary.


Come, Christians,

Join to Sing

Our opening hymn this week calls us to worship with a command: Come, Christians, Join to Sing. The song began as a hymn for children (“Come, Children, Join to Sing”), but the title was changed when the author, Church of England minister Christian Henry Bateman, realized that everyone loved singing his song.

The hymn was published in 1843 in a hymnbook for children and was probably a reworking of an earlier hymn using similar words and the same tune. The Presbyterian Hymnal, “Glory to God,” says, ‘Although the tune’s repetitive elements suggest folk origins (possibly with alternating groups of singers), no specific source has been identified.’

The lyrics are direct and uncomplicated, and because most of the words are just one or two syllables, they are easy for children to learn. Combining the praise of ‘Alleluia’ (Praise the Lord!) with the assertion of ‘Amen’ (So be it!) makes the hymn an excellent call for worshippers of all ages to sing praises to God now and forevermore.

Come, Christians, Join to Sing

Worship from Home

Our 9:00 AM Service will begin broadcasting at 8:55 AM. Join us on our YouTube channel to view the service.

Prayers for Our People

Immediate Prayer Needs

Please remember these people in prayer this week: Randy Alltizer, Phyllis Arnold, Randall Booker, James Cho, Bob Cogan, Sandy Emery, Helen Evans, Kathy Gurden, Bill Haislett, Sandy Hale, Ed Hayes, Betty Hickey, Janelle Killingsworth, Paul Mangone, Don Pageler, John and Carol Pardee, Pam Primich, Marlene Reed, Phil Ridout, Brenda Schisler, Vic Schisler, Maxine Verch, Rob Verch, Terry Weisman, Christina Yates.

Do you need prayer?

The Prayer Team (Praying Hands) is available to pray with you on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 AM in Room B in the Worship Center. Contact Dixie Brain at to get more information. Call our Prayer Line at 714-846-6641, press #3, or ext. 228. Our Prayer Line is monitored daily, and Prayer Teams are also available on campus Sunday mornings after the service.

Join a Prayer Team

St. Peter’s is a praying church—founded on prayer. Our Prayer Ministry is growing, and we invite you to join us. In addition to the prayers of all small groups, Bible Studies, meetings, and gatherings, the following are teams who use their gift of prayer for specific requests:

  • Praying Hands meets Wednesday at 8:00 AM in Room B.
  • Our At-Home Prayer Team is reached with requests via E-Mail.
  • Sunday morning Prayer Partners are available for personal, confidential requests after each service.

Should you be led to use your gift of prayer with us, please contact the church office at 714-846-6641 or

This Sunday

Supporting Our Senior Community

We will collect donations for our local, under-supported, older adult senior community on Sunday, May 12 and 19, to be given to the Huntington Beach Senior Care Management team and distributed to those who need a helping hand to stay well. 


The Huntington Beach Council on Aging (Huntington Beach Senior Center) provides care services designed to enhance the quality of life for our independent-living seniors by promoting independence, quality, dignity, and purpose. 


The care management service team works to support the overall wellness of our local seniors. The team appreciates all that our church family does to help our senior community.


Below are the most needed items:

* Ensure or Boost nutritional supplements - any flavor

* Dish soap


* Laundry detergent


* Nonslip/textured bottom socks - any adult sizes


* Adult pull-up style/Depends or similar - medium, XL, and XXL.


Weekly Bible Studies

Mid-week Bible Study


9:30-11:00 AM

Room C/D

Exodus - Learning to Trust God

Trust God. Sounds simple, right? Yet, you know it is often very, very difficult to trust God with the things that matter most to you--money, career, marriage, health. As we study the book of Exodus, we'll see that Israel faced similar struggles to trust God completely. In this story of hardship and hope, we'll discover along with Israel that God--and God alone--is worthy of our trust.

Bring your favorite Bible as we read and discuss the Israelites’ journey out of Egypt, prompted by discussion questions from the Life Guide series.

For more information


Saturday Morning Women’s Bible Study 9:00-10:30 AM

Room C/D

Seven Powerful

Claims of Christ

In the Gospel of John, Jesus uses “I Am” statements that tell his listeners exactly who he is: the Bread of Life; the Light of the World; the Gate; the Good Shepherd; the Resurrection and the Life; the Way, the Truth, and the Life; and the True Vine. These claims infuriated the religious leaders and eventually led to Jesus’ crucifixion. This six-session study examines Jesus’ extraordinary claims and shows how Jesus provides, protects, guides, saves, and gives everything we need to grow in spiritual maturity.

Join us on Saturdays as we explore the Seven Powerful Claims of Christ.

For more information


Coming Up

Men's Group

Saturday, May 18

8:30 - 10:00 AM Boathouse

Led by Pastor Steve, this Men's Group is founded on the principles of camaraderie, spiritual exploration, shared experiences, and a healthy dose of humor. This group provides a space for men to gather, share their lives, delve into theological discussions, and engage in activities that foster personal growth and connection. All men are welcome!

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