SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK
Sunday, March 13th
9:15am Sunday School
11:00am Love Fellowship Church of God in Christ
Tuesday, March 15th
Wednesday, March 16th
10:00am Bible Study
Thursday, March 17th
10:00am Fidget Mats
Sunday, March 20th
9:15am Sunday School
11:00am Love Fellowship Church of God in Christ
WORSHIP AND WITNESS MISSION NEWS
8:00am & 10:00am – Sunday morning worship in the sanctuary.
6:00pm – Wednesday evening Lenten worship in the sanctuary.
Children’s Bulletins and crayons will be available on the usher’s table on Sunday mornings. Feel free to take your Sunday School bins into worship too!
St. Peter Live!!
You can watch our worship services live. Our 8am 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). In case of technical difficulty, the service will still be recorded and posted as soon as possible after worship.
LENT & HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Wednesday, March 16th, 23rd, 30th & April 7th6:00pm Worship (Holden Evening Prayer)
Maundy Thursday – Thursday, April 14th7:00pm Worship
Good Friday – Friday, April 15th
Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 17th8:00am & 10:00am Worship
TASK FORCE UPDATE
The task force met March 2nd to discuss the new CDC recommendations that were released on February 25th. The CDC is using different metrics to determine some COVID safety measures. Instead of looking at community transmission they are looking at community levels. Community transmission considers the percent positive case numbers and the number of positive cases per 100,000 people. Community levels consider the number of hospitalizations and whether hospitals will be able to care for patients. Currently, the community transmission in Sheboygan County is high, but community levels are low. Because of the low community levels and the updated CDC recommendations, the St. Peter Task Force has decided to strongly recommend people wear masks in the church building.
Please remember that we still participate in high-risk behavior, such as singing. This is especially true for Wednesday evening worship during Lent. The Holden Evening Prayer service is entirely singing. We also still have many people in our congregation who are not vaccinated or who are at high risk for serious illness. We understand that some people are very ready to stop wearing masks and that some people appreciate it when others do wear masks. We are cautiously adding more liturgy and music into our worship services. We are also mindfully working on incorporating more volunteers back into the service. For the time being, we will still refrain from eating together.
We have made a lot of progress in the past months. With vaccinations (86.2% of people aged 65 and over are vaccinated in Sheboygan County), new treatments, and testing we can move forward knowing that we are learning how to live with COVID-19 while continuing to love each other. The Task Force will continue to watch the community levels and if levels reach medium or high, we may require masks again. You will continue to see the signs and tables with masks at church as reminders to care for each other. Please use the masks that are available if you would like one upon entering the church building.
The St. Peter Council met briefly following the annual meeting on February 27th to elect officers and approve Pastor’s housing allowance. We welcome our new council members! Council members are: Paul, Matt, Ginny, Renee, Nate, Pat D., Jon W., Joy, Steve B., Ron W., Connie, and Pastor Kristin. Elected officers are: President- Joy; Vice President- Pat D.; Secretary- Ginny. Dawn B. has been appointed to serve another year as the St. Peter Treasurer. Pastor’s housing allowance was approved.
Thank you to Dick and Sue S. who are serving as Synod Delegates for the Greater Milwaukee Synod Assembly. We also thank Pam who was elected to the Endowment Team and Amy K. who was elected to the Nominating Team.
Note: You will continue to receive regular council updates in this email. These updates include the significant information from the most recent meeting. If you would like the “official” minutes, you may reply to this email and Carrie can send them to you. Copies of all council and team meeting minutes that we receive can be found in the binder marked “Council Reports” that is kept below the bulletin board in the narthex.
LIFELONG LEARNING MISSION NEWS
Please join us at 9:15am in the Fellowship Hall. A grown-up must stay with each household of children.
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.
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.
SOCIAL OUTREACH MISSION NEWS
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.
HELP!!! Sometimes blessings can be a burden, but probably the best burden to have, we really are grateful! We have an ABUNDANCE of supplies but only 5 of us using them. HELP! Can you thread a needle? Can you sew a button? Do you like to be around other gals and enjoy bringing a bit of comfort to kids and adults with needs? THEN WE NEED YOU!!! Will you give us an hour or 2 on Thursdays at 10am? No experience necessary.
Northside Christian Food Pantry
Good news! St. Peter will restart the collection of food. The shopping cart will be set out to put your items. Every month there will be a short list of much needed items. Besides the list know that toilet paper, paper towel, and Kleenex are always appreciated. These are the items for March: Canned Tuna/Chicken, Rice/Pasta sides, Baked Beans, Mac and Cheese, 64 oz. Laundry Detergent, and Toilet Paper.
During the past couple of years, St. Peter members have designated financial offerings in lieu of products. Your loyal and faithful contributions have been appreciated and would gladly welcome your continued support. Know that MANY appreciate your contributions. ~ Pat L.
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: Geive, Marianne, Joshua, Ruth, Jeff, Jazzy, Matt, Bryan, Dave, Brian, Dianne, Bob, Bette, Debbie, and Apostles of Christ.
BULLETIN AND WEEKLY NEWSLETTER ARTICLE DATES
Announcements for the bulletin and weekly newsletter are due at noon each Wednesday. Please submit information to Carrie, at email address firstname.lastname@example.org. The staff will review and make final decisions based on clarity, space, content, timing, and needs of the community.