02.03.2022 Weekly Update

Sunday, February 6th
8:00am Worship
10:00am Worship
11:00am Love Fellowship Church of God in Christ  

Tuesday, February 8th
9:00am Quilting
5:00pm Worship Team  

Wednesday, February 9th   
10:00am Bible Study
6:30pm Confirmation  

Thursday, February 10th  
0:00am Fidget Mats
7:15pm Dartball at Falcons

Sunday, February 13th 
8:00am Worship
9:15am Sunday School
10:00am Worship
11:00am Love Fellowship Church of God in Christ   

It looks like we have reached the peak with cases in this wave.  While case numbers are still high, the task force has decided to take a step forward.  It has been five weeks since the Wisconsin Council of Churches recommended that congregations limit in-person activities for four to six weeks.  With enough time passing, decreasing case numbers, and the safety mitigation strategies we have in place at St. Peter, the task force believes we can resume regular in person activities.  We will continue to wear our masks and distance during worship and when we are in the church building.  

Over the past few weeks, some people have decided to worship online, and others have worshiped in person.  Whether you have been online or in person, God is with you!  When it comes to in person worship and activities at St. Peter, please give yourself and others grace as we continue to navigate through the pandemic.  For many people it seems like this is over, but hospitals are still overwhelmed, and people are still getting sick and dying.  Please remember that the numbers are still high, and we still need to live into the command we have to love each other.  As of February 2nd in Sheboygan County, percent positivity is 28.09% and 7-Day Cases are 1,170.45 per 100,000 people.  We still need to take necessary precautions.  Please be safe!

If you have any questions, please reply to this email and it will be forwarded to a member of the task force: Leslie, Renee, Joy, Paul, Carrie, and Pastor Kristin. 

The Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 27th at 9:00am in the Sanctuary.  Business to be conducted at the Annual Meeting will include:  Council and other elections, looking ahead to 2022, and the approval of the budget for 2022.  If you have any questions, please reply to this email and it will be sent on to Renee, Paul, Ginny or Dawn. The meeting agenda and proposed 2022 budget will be available on February 13th.  

St Peter Live!!
You can now watch our worship service live!  Our 8am service will now be livestreamed to our Facebook page (https://m.facebook.com/stpetersheboygan/) each Sunday morning.  Following worship, the service will be uploaded to YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkvPIB8agxVhS72C5822etA) and our website (https://stpetersheboygan.com).  In case of technical difficulty, the service will still be recorded and posted as soon as possible after worship. 

8:00am & 10:00am – Worship in the sanctuary.  We will wear masks and distance. 

Sunday School  
Sunday Schoolwill be back in person on Sunday, February 13th.  Please join us at 9:15am in the Fellowship Hall.  A grown-up must stay with each household of children. 

Confirmation Camp 
Confirmation students will be attending confirmation camp at Pine Lake from June 19-24!  Confirmation households should register online.  If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Kristin. 

Bible Study
Join us for Bible Study, led by Myra, on Wednesday mornings from 10:00am to 11:00am in the Fireside Room.  Please reply to this email or call the church office at 920.452.4771 to sign up to attend. 

Join us for quilting for Lutheran World Relief on Tuesdays from 9am– 12pm in the quad room.  Please come, we have a lot of work to do.  No experience necessary.  We will teach you.  See you there.  Peace, Wendy B. 

Fidget Mats
The fidget mat group would like to extend the invitation to join us every Thursday in the quadroom from 10am to noon.   We have been abundantly blessed with all sorts of fabric, doodads and gizmos to put on these sensory mats to be distributed to nursing homes, high schools and childcare education centers which are used for distraction, comfort, and mental stimulation for those in need.  No need for experience, you’ll be surprised at your own creativity, and we will give you direction.  As our group will tell you, it is therapy and enjoyment for us also.  There is much to do so stop in when you can and see what goes on!  

El Salvador Student Sponsor Update 
The 2022 El Salvador student sponsor form was mailed to each sponsor. It provides you with a brief description of how this ministry works and makes you aware of your student’s name, grade and scholarship costs. Please take a moment to review this pertinent information.  

This year there are a large number of elementary students who are new to the scholarship program and do not have assigned sponsors. So, the El Salvador Team is looking for individuals (St Peter members or community members) who might be interested in becoming a sponsor. Please respond to this email if you are interested in learning more about this ministry or the possibility of becoming a student sponsor.  

In order to assist the El Salvador team this year, all sponsors are asked to return the bottom portion of the sponsor form to the St. Peter Office expressing your continuing interest in sponsoring a student for 2022.  

A huge thanks to all who provide financial support for this ministry by providing scholarships or ministry support for our sister church Apostles of Christ.  

Community Resources  
The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) has a helpline 800-950-6264 that is available M-F 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This helpline provides the one-on-one help and information necessary to tackle tough challenges that you, your family or friends are facing.  They also have 24/7 crisis support.  Call 800-273-8255 or text NAMI to 741-741 to receive free support via text message.  

Please keep the following people in your prayers:  Sue, Bishop Gomez, Kelsie, Delores’ Family, Dave, Brian, Jessie, Rudy, Lydia, Bruce’s family, Jazzy, Wina, Linda, Dianna, and Apostles of Christ. 

Announcements for the bulletin and weekly newsletter are due at noon each Wednesday.  Please submit information to Carrie, at email address stpeter@stpetersheboygan.com.  The staff will review and make final decisions based on clarity, space, content, timing, and needs of the community.