It happens for a variety of reasons. Christians stop going to church. Do you know one of the reasons people cite for not coming back to church? Fear. They are afraid they are going to be judged or someone is going to make a joke about their being gone.
Welcome Home Sunday is intended to be a celebration of the blessing of Christian community our God gives to us. He intends his church to be just like a home: a safe place where we can live without fear. He intends believers to love and treat one another as kin. Our goal is to have 100% of our members in attendance on that Sunday. Thus, it is the perfect Sunday for someone who has been away from church for a while to come back. Do you know someone like that? Maybe it’s a sister or a son or a friend. They used to come, but for whatever reason, stopped. Reach out to them. Offer to pick them on that day. If they are afraid, assure them that is unnecessary. We are all sinners. We are all redeemed. And we are all family. On that day, everyone receives a warm “Welcome home!”
Following our Welcome Home Sunday Service, we will be having our annual fall Oktoberfest event! We hope everyone can join us!
We worship each Sunday at 10:00am Worship is the beating heart of the Christian faith and an important part of life at St. Peter. We hope you join us soon!