SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK
Sunday, May 22nd
11:00am Love Fellowship Church of God in Christ
Tuesday, May 24th
6:00pm Book Club
6:00pm Finance Team
Wednesday, May 25th
Thursday, May 26th
10:00am Fidget Mats
Sunday, May 29th
9:00am Worship – Parking Lot
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
Please pray for the Greater Milwaukee Synod Assembly that is meeting this weekend. Among the business of the assembly is the election of a bishop for the Greater Milwaukee Synod. For more information you can click here and visit the Greater Milwaukee Synod website.
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 site 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
LIFELONG LEARNING MISSION NEWS
Sunday School and Confirmation
Thank you for a great year of Sunday School and confirmation! We had a lot of fun learning about God’s love! Thank you to the parents, caregivers, and volunteers who faithfully led our youth with creativity and joy!
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. Please reply to this email or call the church office at 920.452.4771 to sign up to attend.
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 6:00 pm. 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 to see all of you very soon! Pam
St. Peter Bicyclers
A few years ago, we had a group on Saturdays 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
El Salvador News
In 2000, St Peter entered into a partnership with Apostles of Christ in El Salvador. Our vision was to help the children in the area with their education. Now, many of them are graduating from trade school or college.
Apostles of Christ is doing a great job as they have taken on 16 new grade school students this school year. We need your help!! Sponsoring a student in grade school is $15 per month or $3.75 per week. If you would like to sponsor a student, please respond to this message and we can get you started.
There will be a new display in the hallway to the fellowship hall. There will also be a question and suggestion box with cards and pens for you to use.
Please consider sponsoring a student or donating to the El Salvador program.
North Side Christian Food Pantry
The North Side Christian Food Pantry at St. Dominic is looking to add to its Board of Directors. The board consists of a President, Secretary, Treasurer and at large members. The annual meeting is held in May with quarterly meetings held throughout the year. The food pantry is organized exclusively for charitable purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The role of the board is to set the policy and strategic direction and oversee the financial and physical operation of the pantry. Volunteering weekly is not required of board members, but occasional visitation during pantry hours is appreciated. The main requirement is a desire to help people in our community who struggle with food insecurity, following the mission of Jesus. For more information, please reply to this email.
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 here 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: Wanda, Barbara, Jazzy, Paul, Mya, Joshua’s family, those in Ukraine, Bryan, Bishop Gomez, Pat, Ayden, Camilla, Gene, Marianne, Barb, Debbie Tom 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.