02.16.2023 Weekly Update


Sunday, February 19th    

8:00am Worship (Sanctuary)

9:00am Sunday School (Fellowship Hall)

9:00am WELCA Meeting (Quadrooms)

10:00am Worship – Choir (Sanctuary)

Tuesday, February 21st

9:00am Quilting (Quadrooms)

5:30pm Boot Camp (Fellowship Hall)

Wednesday, February 22nd 

10:00am Bible Study (Fireside Room)

1:30pm Men’s Bible Study (Fireside Room)

6:00pm Ash Wednesday Worship (Sanctuary)

6:30pm Choir (Music Room)

Thursday, February 23rd  

10:00am Fidget Mats (Quadrooms)

5:30pm Boot Camp (Fellowship Hall)

6:00pm Finance Team (Fireside Room)

7:15pm Dartball vs. Colts (Fellowship Hall)

Sunday, February 26th     

8:00am Worship (Sanctuary)

9:00am Sunday School (Fellowship Hall)

10:00am Worship (Sanctuary)


St. Peter Live

Our service is 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).   The weekly bulletin is attached to this email if you would like to follow along with the online service. 

Worship Assistants 

We need your help!  February services are posted to Sign Up Genius.  Please sign up using the link below or call Carrie to sign up.  Thank you!

Stay Healthy! 

It’s cold and flu season!  These cold temperatures force everyone indoors and the germs are out in full force.  This is just a reminder that if you are not feeling well, please stay home and enjoy worship online.   If you do come to church, please consider wearing a mask to protect yourself and others!  Masks are still available inside the main doors and at the fellowship hall entrance.


Ash Wednesday – Wednesday, February 22nd 

6:00pm Worship

Wednesday, March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

6:00pm Worship (Holden Evening Prayer)

Maundy Thursday – Thursday, April 6th

6:00pm Worship

Good Friday – Friday, April 7th

12:15pm Worship

Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 9th

8:00am & 10:00am Worship


The 2022 Annual Meeting took place on Sunday, February 5th.  The highlights include:  Nate and Jamie were elected to the council—welcome!  Members of the 2023 Council are:  Joy (President), Pat D (Vice President), Ginny (Secretary), Dawn B (Treasurer), Jon, Steve B, Nate, Jamie, and Connie.  Aimee and Amy K will be your Nominating Team, and Jim St was elected to the Endowment.  Thank you to everyone for stepping up to serve!  Annual Reports are available if you would like to pick one up.  There are some on the table outside of the Sanctuary, or Carrie has them in the office. 


Sunday school is now in the fellowship hall and coffee fellowship is in the fireside room.  For safety reasons, the fellowship hall doors are intentionally locked on Sunday mornings.  Please use the main doors to enter the building when you come for worship, Sunday School, or coffee fellowship.  You may exit through the main doors or fellowship hall doors.  


Thank you for participating in the Congregational Vitality Survey!  The results show that we are awesome!  The things we struggle with are the things that every other church struggles with too.  The things that we had high scores on are the things that you would want a church to score high on.  You can read about the results in the attached document from Pastor Debra Trakel, the synod representative who facilitated the survey for us.  If you have any questions please respond to this email or reach out to Pastor Kristin.


It has been brought to our attention that people have been receiving emails from someone who is pretending to be Pastor Kristin. Do not open or reply to emails that look suspicious. Pastor Kristin will never send requests for money, gift cards, or photos via email. She also will never email photos without talking to you about it first. Emails actually sent from Pastor Kristin will have the name “Pastor Kristin Berglund” in the from line and will be from the email address kberglund@stpetersheboygan.com. If you receive an email that looks suspicious do not open it and notify Carrie or Pastor Kristin.  Thank you!


Sunday School

Join us for Sunday School at 9:00am in the Fellowship Hall.  Kids ages 3 years old through 5th grade are invited to join us for a time of bible stories, music, and activities. 


Confirmation is on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm. 

Mickey Winkel Memorial Education Scholarship 

This scholarship is a non-renewable award of up to $1,000.  To be eligible for the scholarship the following criteria must be met:

· Applicant must be a confirmed member of St. Peter Lutheran Church.

· The applicant must be attending or will be attending an accredited public or not for profit institution of higher education.

· The application must be completed in full: including transcripts from your last school attended, references, and essay.

Applications can be obtained in the office at St. Peter Lutheran Church, or from the website at http://www.stpetersheboygan.com.  All applications must be returned to St. Peter Lutheran Church by April 14, 2023, for disbursement in fall of 2023.  Please return completed application and any inquiries to:  Mickey Winkel Scholarship Committee c/o St Peter Lutheran Church, 2104 Geele Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53083.  The scholarship will be disbursed as a onetime payment in the name of the scholarship recipient and the institution attending.

Men’s Bible/Book Study

Join Jim and Steve for a weekly men’s study on Wednesdays from 1:30pm–2:30pm in the Fireside Room.  You need not be a member of St. Peter to attend. 

Bible Study 

Join us for Bible Study, led by Myra, on Wednesday mornings from 10:00am-11:00am in the Fireside Room. 


Mitten Tree  

We made deliveries to Grant and Longfellow Schools.  The tree is naked – that means we need to dress it with more hats, mittens, and gloves!  Thank you to all who help with this ministry.

Fidget Mats 

Fidget mats and cuffs continue to be popular items.   We give thanks to the many hands that create these, each with their own special style and creativity.   Every place we take them there is so much appreciation, especially since their budgets are small and because of your generosity in giving doodads and gizmos we can gift them.   Please join us each Thursday morning from 10:00am-12:00pm in the Quadrooms.  No experience necessary, we can help you get started.   


Join us for quilting for Lutheran World Relief on Tuesdays from 9:00am–12:00pm in the quad room.  Please come, we have a lot of work to do.  No experience necessary.  We will teach you.  See you there. 

El Salvador News 

This year there are 12 students that will be leaving our program – several because of graduations!  There are a few that had to move from the area due to gang problems.  We have received a list of 21 new students, most in the grade school system.  We will be seeking help from the entire congregation hoping to find some new sponsors. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me anytime. The cost of sponsoring a student in the grade school is $180.00 per year.  Cost breaks down to $15.00 a month or $3.75 per week. Scholarships can be paid over an entire year or may be paid in a lump sum. It’s up to the individual sponsors.  All I ask is for prayerful consideration.  Love Always, Jim


Three families/10 people are currently living in the Bridgeway House. We continue to meet each individual where they are at to set goals and move through past traumas. Please hold the Bridgeway family in your thoughts and prayers as we venture through a season of change with staff and new residents. Bridgeway is in need of twin bed blankets and new pillows. SCIO families are also in need of transportation assistance. Daily bus passes and gas cards are welcomed donations as we make our way through the winter months.

The Winter Market will continue every first and third Saturday from 9am-12pm, through April. The Winter Market is located inside First Congregational UCC Church, 310 Bluff Avenue. We will continue to offer EBT and $15 Double Your Bucks match at every market! Look for new vendors in 2023!

Want to make a difference? Looking for a part-time position in the evening and alternating weekends? We are hiring Program Assistants for about 10-15 hours a week for Family Pathways and Bridgeway.  Please send a resume or email your interest to lisa@sheboygancountyinterfaith.org.

Please help SCIO with the following items:  sidewalk salt/de-icer, diapers size 5 and 6, infant and toddler socks.

Northside Christian Food Pantry 

NSCFP most needed food items for February are Spaghetti Sauce/ Assorted Pasta, Canned Fruit, Cereal/Breakfast Bars, Juice, Tuna/Canned Chicken Spam, and Rice-A Roni.

The Pantry is open weekly but PLEASE NOTE we follow the School System Closings due to bad weather.  Even though the weather has been questionable a couple of times the numbers of those accessing the pantry stay quite steady.

We are open Thursday from 12:30-2PM and are located at St. Dominic’s Parish.  The entrance is off the parking lot at 2133 N 22nd St.  Your partnership and ongoing support of food and financial donations are appreciated.  Thank you.  Pat L.

Community Resources 

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is now operational.  This lifeline provides care and support to people experiencing stressful situations.  It is free, confidential, and is available 24/7.  People of all ages who need help for themselves or a loved one can access the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by: calling 988, sending a text message to 988, or using the chat feature at 988lifeline.org.  People who contact 988 will be connected with a trained counselor who takes note of the person’s needs, understands how the person’s problem is affecting them, provides support, and, if needed, gets the person additional help.   


Please keep the following people in your prayers:
Joan, Kate, Tony & family, Sarah’s Family, Sheila, Sharon, Dave, Dan, Tom, Those who are LGBTQ+, Carol, Roger, Terry & Family, Leonart and his family, Jennifer, Kelvin and family, Kari, Tim, 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.