06.08.2023 Weekly Update


Sunday, June 11th    

9:00am Worship (Sanctuary)

Tuesday, June 13th 

9:00am Quilting (Quadrooms)

5:00pm Worship Team (Fireside Room)

6:00pm Council (Fellowship Hall)

Wednesday, June 14th    

10:00am Bible Study (Fireside Room)

Thursday, June 15th

10:00am Fidget Mats (Quadrooms)

Sunday, June 18th   

9:00am Worship (Sanctuary)


This summer we get to play bingo with Flat Jesus!  Yes, you can spend time this summer searching for items, activities, and events and take pictures of Flat Jesus with those things.  As you take pictures with Flat Jesus, you can mark off bingo squares.  When you get bingo, let us know and we will give you a prize!  In the spirit of friendly competition, we will keep a leaderboard so you can see all of the people playing bingo with Flat Jesus.  You can pick up Flat Jesus and the first bingo card at church.  We will add different bingo cards throughout the summer to keep up with everyone’s adventures!  You can send pictures via email to stpeter@stpetersheboygan.com or post them to the St. Peter- Sheboygan Facebook page.  Flat Jesus’ summer adventures are not limited to bingo so please take Flat Jesus with you wherever you go and take pictures.  You don’t have to play bingo with Jesus to remember that God is with you!


Summer Worship Schedule

Through Sunday, September 3rd

9:00am in the Sanctuary

Outdoor Worship on Sunday, July 16th

Outdoor Worship/Summer Picnic  
We will have an outdoor (parking lot) worship service on Sunday, July 16th.  We would also love to have a picnic following worship.  We’ve had some people say they are willing to plan and organize, but we’d love to have more help making it happen.  Keep your eyes open for signup sheets and more information.  Thank you.

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. 

Summer Worship Assistants 

The summer services are posted to Signup Genuis.  Please take a look at your availability and sign up using the link below or call Carrie to sign up.   Thank you!


Bible Study 

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


was held on June 2 and 3, 2023 at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee. Bishop Paul Erickson presided over the convention and Rev Kenneth Wheeler was our spiritual leader for prayer and worship.  There were 272 voting members present and 43 visitors. The convention was filled with the Holy Spirit, with laughter, with music, with joys and sorrows, with old friends and new friends.  

Friday’s message centered around these themes: we are all the body of Christ, some are the hand, some are the mind, some are the heart, but we work together in different capacities to complete the Body of Christ. And listening is as important as speaking. Listening to one another is Holy ground.

Equipping the Saints Mission Appeal was our main topic of discussion on Friday. This fund at the synod is giving out grants to congregations for innovative projects to reach more neighbors; grants to congregations to help build bridges of community between two partner congregations; increasing synod staffing for innovation; 5% is a tithe to ELCA Holy Innovations and 5% to Lutheran Social Services. Any church wanting to know more can have a coach assigned to the congregation free for one year. And on Monday June 26 at 10:00 am there will be a Zoom presentation done by the synod to learn more. October 1 is the deadline to get started if a congregation wants to participate in Equipping the Saints.

To the youth in our congregation, there is a national gathering coming up in 2024 in New Orleans July 13-16, 2024. Faith formation, worship, fellowship and service will be highlighted. Information is available at ELCA Youth Gathering.

Elections were held for synod positions and results were presented.

A diversity audit was done throughout the synod during the past several months. Churches were asked to identify policies, practices, and beliefs; to ask themselves where changes can be made to improve, how are marginalized voices heard, and results from all congregations were tallied and were positive.

The ELCA is striving to be:

– A welcoming church

– A thriving church

– A sustainable church

– A church that is rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Areas to work at for individual congregations include:

– More racial justice integration in sermons

– Classes offered at churches in racial justice

– LGBTQIA inclusion, why pronouns are important

– Being inclusive of the 50-year-old + members who feel left out

– Be more active in the synod/communicate with the synod

Rev Ken Wheeler led us in a rousing worship service based on Galatians 3: 28-29: There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus and if you are Christ’s then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs to the promise.  It was the high point of the convention.

Thank you for the opportunity to represent St Peter. It was a great experience and a wonderful time. Steve and Cindy W.


Wednesday Night Golf

Great News!  We will be gathering for Golf every Wednesday this Summer.   Tee off will be from 5:30pm to 6:00pm at Sunset Hills Golf Course.  You do not need to be a par golfer to join in the fun.  You just need to like to have fun.  If you don’t golf maybe you would like to just stop out and have a beverage, pizza and join in the fellowship at 7:30pm.  If you have questions, contact the office or call Pam.

St. Peter Mini Golf Outing – Wednesday June 14th at 6:00 pm at Sunset Hills Golf Course and Miniature Golf Course.  This event is for everyone!  Bring your family and friends to try out your putting skills.  We ask that if you are 15 and under that you come with a grownup.  Come and join the fun.  If you have questions, contact the office or Pam.  


Fidget Mats 

Thank you to those people who have been providing fidget supplies for us, 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!

They Asked and We Answered

Following a request from Sharon Richardson, they received 40+ catheter bag covers, 20 adult bibs and 150+ pocket prayer quilts in recent weeks.  Thanks to those from St. Peter for stepping up to fill the need. 


Our quilting group for Lutheran World Relief needs 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. 

Northside Christian Food Pantry 

There are Sheboygan County people in need of help to obtain food for their families.  NSCFP is continuing to see a rise in numbers accessing the pantry.  On 5/25/23 we experienced the highest number of guests prior to Covid. There were 86 people who visited the pantry and 239 household members benefiting from receiving the food.

Thank you to St. Peter contributors who have partnered with the pantry to make this happen. Both food and financial donations have been appreciated. The financial donations enable the purchase of fresh fruit and vegetables along with other canned products. 

Every month a list of most needed items will be suggested, however other products are always an option.  Here’s the list of needed items for June:  Canned Meals, Rice-A-Roni, Assorted Crackers, Soup – 13 oz. or larger, Bottled Juice/Iced Tea, Cereal/Oatmeal, Spaghetti Sauce (no pasta needed), Canned Fruit, and Paper Grocery Bags.  ~ 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:

Pete, Elroy, Mike, Janet, Jim, Karen, Dan’s family, Bev, Billy, Phil, Sue, Aiden, Camila, Jazzy, Barb, Wilson, Julian, Eric, Neal, Praise and thanksgiving for answered prayers, 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.