SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK
Sunday, May 8th
9:15am Sunday School
11:00am Love Fellowship Church of God in Christ
Tuesday, May 10th
Wednesday, May 11th
10:00am Endowment Team Meeting
Thursday, May 12th
10:00am Fidget Mats
Sunday, May 15th
9:15am Sunday School
11:00am Love Fellowship Church of God in Christ
Please call ahead
If you plan on stopping at church for something other than a planned event, please call ahead and let us know you will be coming (920.452.4771). We can watch for you and potentially save you a trip if no one will be in the building at the time.
WORSHIP AND WITNESS MISSION NEWS
8:00am & 10:00am – Sunday morning worship in the sanctuary. Copies of the worship music are available for you to pick up when you grab your bulletin.
Children’s Bulletins and crayons are available on the usher’s table on Sunday mornings. Feel free to take your Sunday School bins into worship too!
St. Peter 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).
All High School and College graduates, please call the office or email Carrie by May 30th to be recognized during worship on June 5th at 9am. Let us know:
· who you are
· where you have graduated from
· any honors or special recognitions received
· what your future plans are
Sign up to be a Worship Assistant
It is now easier than ever to help with worship! Visit the Sign-Up Genius website to help with reading, ushering, and tech. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084aaaac2eaaf58-worship
Our summer worship schedule will allow us to gather all at the same time, enjoy the outdoors, and appreciate our indoor worship space.
Starting Memorial Day weekend, and going through Labor Day weekend, we will have one service at 9:00am that will alternate locations between the parking lot and sanctuary.
The service will continue to be livestreamed to the church Facebook page, recorded, and posted to the church website and YouTube channel.
We know that a lot of people liked the opportunity to worship in the parking lot last summer and that a lot of people are more comfortable indoors. We also recognize that indoor crowds are still uncomfortable and unsafe for many people who are part of our worshiping community.
For parking lot worship bring a chair, blanket, or something comfy to sit on. Cones will be out to separate the worship and parking spaces. Kids can grab their Sunday School bins that will be stocked with bubbles and sidewalk chalk. If the weather does not cooperate, we will move into the sanctuary.
Worship in the sanctuary will look much like it does now. Children’s bulletins and crayons will be available, and families are welcome to use the Pray Ground.
9:00am Summer Worship Schedule
05/29 – Parking Lot
06/05 – Sanctuary
06/12 – Parking Lot
06/19 – Sanctuary
06/26 – Parking Lot
07/03 – Sanctuary
07/10 – Parking Lot
07/17 – Sanctuary
07/24 – Parking Lot
07/31 – Sanctuary
08/07 – Parking Lot
08/14 – Sanctuary
08/21 – Parking Lot
08/28 – Sanctuary
09/04 – Parking Lot
The St. Peter Council met on April 21, 2022. Everyone shared God-Sightings and respectful communication guidelines were discussed. The Task Force shared a request regarding small groups being able to bring individual lunches/snacks to be eaten during activities. The Task Force was in favor of allowing small groups to bring their own lunches/snacks. The council discussed this request and approved a motion to support the Task Force recommendation. This is a change from when we decided to stop sharing meals together two years ago. We are excited to continue to move forward in positive and healthy ways! We realize this continues to be hard for some people, but we are still mindful of risks and need to be respectful of changes that have occurred in our faith community.
An Endowment Team update was given, and we are delighted to announce we have surpassed our goal of raising $25,000, which allows us to transfer funds to the ELCA Endowment Fund Pooled Trust. Thank you!!
Council liaisons were assigned for different missions. Also, a ‘Key Policy’ was reviewed, discussed, and approved. It reflects the need for more security, controlled access to the building, and allows for appropriate access for individuals and teams.
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. Check out the artwork, created by our Sunday School, above the coat rack in the narthex!
Please pray for our confirmation youth as they attend camp at Pine Lake (Crossways Camping Ministries) June 19th-24th.
Join us for Bible Study, led by Myra, on Wednesday mornings from 10:00am to 11:00am in the Fireside Room.
Join us on Tuesday, May 24th at 6:00pm in the Fireside Room as we discuss Chocolat by Joanne Harris. All are welcome, please let Kelly J. know if you have any questions.
SOCIAL OUTREACH MISSION NEWS
The Bridgeway & Beyond program has seen lots of recent transitions. Three families have moved out in the last couple of months, two new families have moved in, and we anticipate 2-3 more families in the coming weeks. Please hold the Bridgeway family in your thoughts and prayers as they navigate new paths on their journeys.
The 3rd Annual Night Market season is approaching! Join us for family fun, live music, eclectic vendors/crafters/makers, food trucks and more! June 24, July 29, and August 26 from 4-9pm at City Green in Sheboygan. Get more information at our website: http://www.sheboygancountyinterfaith.org/night-market/
The summer farmers market season begins on June 1st in Fountain Park! Hours will again be 8am – 1pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and a Thursday market in Plymouth in the Dairy Queen parking lot from 12-5pm. We look forward to seeing you for the 33rd season of the SCIO Farmers Market!
SCIO could use the following items: 1” 3-ring binders, new pillows, twin- and full-size blankets, twin comforter sets (child themed), books for teens, Little Tykes basketball hoop, kids table/chairs.
Hey!!! All Golfers, Mini Golfers and Non-Golfers
We will once again have a St. Peter Golf Drop in League starting every Tuesday evening at 5:30pm at Sunset Hills Golf Course on Hwy 23. We will begin Tuesday May 31st. Foursomes will be formed as people arrive and are ready to play. Golfers of all levels are welcome to play. We will have a one-hole competition each evening. A prize will be awarded. (The May 31st hole competition will be closest to the hole on Number 1.)
If you like Mini Golf, or just want to putt around you can join others and play 18 holes of mini golf at Sunset Hills Mini Golf Course, starting at 6:00pm. The course is new and has some very interesting and challenging holes. A prize will be awarded each evening so turn in your scorecard to Pam.
For the Non-Golfers, we have something for you as well. Come to the clubhouse any time after 7:00pm for some awesome St. Peter Fellowship. Sunset has fantastic pizza and a variety of beverages. If you have any questions, please reply to this email. Looking forward to seeing all of you very soon. Pam
St. Peter Bicyclers
A few years ago, a group would gather on Saturday mornings to peddle to breakfast. Please reply to this email if you would like to start a biking group. It is more fun with others. Looking forward to hearing from you. Pam
North Side Christian Food Pantry
NSCFP had a good 1st quarter serving those in need, thanks to your financial and food donations. Those numbers are increasing, and your continued partnership is appreciated.
This year, we are highlighting 5 items each month to help our donors focus on specific needs. May’s items are: baked beans, cereal/breakfast bars, assorted crackers, canned soups, and cake/brownie mixes.
NSCFP is located at 2133 N. 22nd Street and is open Thursdays from 12-2:30pm. Please share this information!!
Lutheran World Relief
We are in need of 4oz white bar soap to create more health kits for LWR. Please drop your donations off in the cabinet in the fellowship hallway. Thank you!
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 two on Thursdays at 10am? No experience necessary.
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.
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT MISSION NEWS
Ways to Give
There are multiple ways to give to St. Peter, even if you’re not in worship! You can always place your envelope in the offering plate on your way into or out of worship. You can write a check and mail it to St. Peter (2104 Geele Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53083). You can give online at stpetersheboygan.com – Click on the ‘resources’ tab, then click ‘online giving.’ You can scan the QR Code attached to this email and it will take you to our secure online giving page. The QR code is also in each bulletin insert. Or, you could set up a one time or recurring bill pay through your bank!
A milestone has been reached and thanks to the members of St. Peter we have met the required $25,000 needed to transfer funds from an ELCA interest bearing account to the ELCA Endowment Fund Pooled Trust. This will provide a greater return on our investment. Our account balance as of March 31, 2022, was $28,262.
We will provide members with more information throughout the year about the endowment, its purpose, and its benefits. Current Board Members are: Pat L., Ron W., Pam W., and Dick S. Please reach out if you have questions.
No gift is too small. Donations can be made for birthdays, anniversaries, or in honor/memory of someone. Please consider St Peter and our endowment when you are estate planning.
Please keep the following people in your prayers: Those in Ukraine, Bryan, Bishop Gomez, Pat, Ayden, Camilla, Gene, Marianne, Joshua, Barb, Debbie Tom, Bob, Gelaine, Ryan & Andrea, Jensen, Jaylyn, 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.