SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK
Palm Sunday, April 2nd
8:00am Worship (Sanctuary)
9:00am Sunday School (Fellowship Hall)
10:00am Worship (Sanctuary)
Tuesday, April 4th
9:00am Quilting (Quadrooms)
5:30pm Boot Camp (Fellowship Hall)
Wednesday, April 5th
6:30pm Choir (Music Room)
Thursday, April 6th
6:00pm Maundy Thursday Worship (Sanctuary)
Friday, April 7th
12:15pm Good Friday Worship (Sanctuary)
Easter Sunday, April 9th
7:00am – 9:00am Easter Breakfast (Fellowship Hall)
8:00am Worship (Sanctuary)
10:00am Worship (Sanctuary)
The Easter Breakfast will be served from 7:00am-9:00am on Sunday, April 9th in the Fellowship Hall. We need your help with donations! There is a signup poster in the narthex, please sign up to donate or volunteer and make this a wonderful event. Thank you!
WORSHIP AND WITNESS MISSION NEWS
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.
We need your help! Services are posted to Sign Up Genius through May. Please sign up using the link below or call Carrie to sign up. Thank you!
Music Ministry News
Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord. ~ Ephesians 5:19
Hello, my brothers and sisters in Christ! I am looking for people of all ages to share their time and musical talents. Perhaps you had the pleasure of hearing Joshua play the euphonium during the children’s Christmas program or the confirmation students playing the chimes? We would love for more of our congregation to share their gifts and the good news is that all are welcome to share!!
Do you play an instrument? Do you sing? Maybe you write spiritual stories or poetry? Whatever your gift, please consider sharing it on Sundays with our congregation. Using your talents to praise God during worship is a beautiful and affirming way to share your gifts. I am willing to work with anyone to accompany a vocalist or instrumentalist, help select music, and rehearse. Maybe you don’t want to do it by yourself, but would rather be part of a group like the choir, a duet, trio, or quartet? Either way, if you are interested in being included in the music ministry at St. Peter, please reach out to me and we can talk about the different ways you can be involved.
I know we have talented musicians and artists out there and I pray the spirit moves you to share your gifts with St. Peter Lutheran.
I ask that you prayerfully consider how you can help support our music ministry…and parents, please encourage and support your children to explore this ministry at St. Peter. We need all of you in order for our music ministry to thrive and grow stronger!
You can reach out to Lori or reply to this email.
PARISH LIFE MISSION NEWS
Beyond Vision Team
Do you have an idea of something you would like to see happen at St. Peter? How about an activity to share God’s love beyond our church walls? St. Peter has a new team called “Beyond Vision.” The team’s mission is to promote fellow members to think beyond our congregational needs in ways we can positively respond to God’s call to be God’s hands and heart. Acts of goodness.
Our team members Pastor Kristin, Renee R., Karen V., and Pam W., want to hear your thoughts and ideas. We will listen and ask questions. We will provide guidance on next steps and advise how to launch this idea or action of goodness.
Something to consider when pondering of a new area of goodness are:
Who will be involved? What does this activity accomplish? Where will this activity take place? How do you/others plan on engaging fellow members of the congregation? Is this a short-term activity or are you thinking a long-term event? Does this opportunity already exist in our community? If so, how can we be a partner? Does this idea need financial support or is the intent to raise financial support? How does this reach out to people beyond our walls at St. Peter? Most importantly what is the WHY?
We encourage you to pray about where God is calling you/us to serve. Open your eyes, ears, and heart to the new and positive opportunities to serve our community with your goodness. So many of you are doing great goodness already. We want to hear from you. Your story may spur someone else to act on God’s call to goodness. Below is our contact information and we look forward to hearing from you.
LIFELONG LEARNING MISSION NEWS
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. No Sunday School on Easter Sunday, April 9th, please join us for the Easter Breakfast from 7:00am – 9:00am in the Fellowship Hall.
Confirmation will resume Wednesday night, April 12th 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.
LeRoy G. Knaub Memorial Scholarship
The WELCA Board is proud to offer this $500 scholarship, awarded to a current high school senior who wishes to continue their education at an accredited university, college or technical school on a full-time basis. The scholarship is in honor of the late LeRoy G. Knaub, who not only gave untold hours to the leadership, stewardship, and building & grounds committees of St. Peter, but also to WELCA and the community of Sheboygan.
· Applicant must be a confirmed member of St. Peter Lutheran Church
· Must be a 2023 high school graduate with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
· The applicant and or parents must be active, participating members of St. Peter Lutheran.
· Deadline is April 15th, please mail all applications to Kay R.
The application is available from the church office, or you can contact Kay for an application. The scholarship will be presented to the recipient at their high school’s award program.
Join us for Bible Study, led by Myra, on Wednesday mornings from 10:00am-11:00am in the Fireside Room. No Bible Study on April 5th for Holy Week.
Please join us, we will meet on Wednesday, April 12th (2nd Wednesday this month because of Holy Week) in the Fireside Room at 11:30am. Bring a lunch. We lead with prayer, have a brief meeting while eating lunch, then follow with the Gather Magazine Bible Study. Please reply to this email if you have questions, or you can talk to Kelly J.
SOCIAL OUTREACH MISSION NEWS
New Sock Drive
The spiritual meaning of the washing of feet during Lent is purification, washing not only the feet but a spiritual cleansing of the mind as well. The main purpose of this act is care for others by emulating Jesus in everything we do. Service to others brings us a feeling of humility and empathy for our fellow man. What a perfect time, during Holy Week, to fill a need in our community by donating new socks to cover the feet of those in need. Please take part with us to clothe the feet of others. Final donations should be made by April 6th.
We are still collecting mittens, gloves and hats for our local elementary schools in need. Thank you to ALL who help with this ministry.
Thank you to those people who have been providing fidget supplies for us and a kudos to whoever made 2 fidget cuffs that were in our basket at the entrance. They are so greatly appreciated. It will be a while before we make deliveries again, but it feels good that we will have enough to take care of all who need these items. We always have a need for costume jewelry and extra hands to put together mats. Can you use a sewing machine? Sew on a button? Use scissors? Cut fabric? Sort doodads? Cheer us on? Fulfill what Jesus has asked us to do for our neighbors? If so, we’d love to have you join us! Every Thursday from 9am to noon. Just come. No fidgeting on Thursday, April 6th for Holy Week.
Our quilting group for Lutheran World Relief is in need of gently used sheets for the backs of the quilts. Flat sheets are preferred – any size and color is just fine! Then, join us for quilting on Tuesdays from 9:00am–12:00pm in the quad room. No experience necessary. We will teach you. No quilting on Tuesday, April 4th for Holy Week.
Save The Date…Click your heels 3 times and join us in the Emerald City! Join us for a magical night of all things SCIO: supporting community impact, raising awareness about our programs, sharing delicious food, and raising funds. We are excited to build on the success of our previous Spring Luncheon by offering a more robust event. We look forward to seeing you at “There’s No Place Like Home”!
WHEN: Friday, May 19, 2023
TIME: Doors open at 4:30p.m & Dinner at 6:15p.m.
WHERE: The Berkshire dba The Black Pig
You can RSVP by visiting sheboygancountyinterfaith.org/
Farmers Market: We offer EBT and Double Your Bucks at every market through the end of April and have a variety of vendors who offer fresh produce, including Springdale Farms, Log Cabin Orchard, Terra Sol, White Rabbit Mushrooms, and Gaertner’s Great Lakes Greens. We also have a variety of value-added vendors offering products such as honey, maple syrup, apple cider, canned foods and soaps. Stop by and come visit us!
Northside Christian Food Pantry
The most needed items for March are: Cereal/Breakfast Bars, Soup (13 oz or larger preferred), Baked Beans, Manwich, Pasta Sides, Canned Meals/Beef Stew, and Canned Fruit.
We are open on Thursdays from 12:30-2pm and are located at St. Dominic’s Parish. The entrance is off the parking lot at 2133 N 22nd St. Look for the Pantry Sign by the door. Your loyalty in supporting us by food and financial donations enable us to serve those in our community who are in need. If you know anyone who may need our services, please tell them about our pantry. Thank You Pat L
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:
Glenn and family, Bryon, Lillian, Dan, Sherm & Mary, Darlene, Brian and family, Mike, Randy and Jayne, Dave, Gary, Ron, Phil, Billy, Sandy, Angela, Judy, Joan, 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.