06.16.2022 Weekly Update


Sunday, June 19th

9:00am Worship – Sanctuary

11:00am Love Fellowship Church of God in Christ

Tuesday, June 21st  

9:00am Quilting

Wednesday, June 22nd  

10:00amBible Study

Thursday, June 23rd

10:00am Fidget Mats

Saturday, June 25th

Love Fellowship Rummage Sale

Sunday, June 26th

9:00am Worship – Parking Lot

11:00am Love Fellowship Church of God in Christ


The St. Peter Church Council uses the Respectful Communication Guidelines (developed by the Kaleidoscope Institute) and invites teams and individuals to practice the guidelines as well.  Below is a brief explanation of the Respectful Communication Guidelines that would be helpful for you to look at as we continue to focus on being a healthy congregation that practices healthy communication.

Guidelines for communication are like the traffic rules that one has to understand and observe before getting a license to drive a car. We are required to pass a test proving that we know and will follow the rules in order to be safe. With interpersonal communication, we do not require people to pass a test but, we do need to remind people about how to interact respectfully.  When we react to others with negative attitudes, put-downs, judgments, and dismissal, it is not helpful to the community.

Different communities use different versions of communication guidelines.  The Respectful Communication Guidelines are written in an acronym that helps people remember them.

= take RESPONSIBILITY for what you say and feel without blaming others.

= use EMPATHETIC listening.

= be SENSITIVE to differences in communication styles.

PONDER what you hear and feel before you speak.

EXAMINE your own assumptions and perceptions.


TRUST ambiguity because we are not here to debate who is right or wrong.

Communication is an important element in building a more inclusive community. People of different backgrounds bring with them different communication styles. Sometimes these differences can cause conflicts among members of a community- often in an unconscious way.

If we are to express the essence of God’s inclusiveness, we need to agree to behave differently when we are attempting to build a more inclusive community. The Respectful Communication Guidelines provide a foundation to uphold the well-being of the community.

A resource of the Kaleidoscope Institute, found at:  http://www.kscopeinstitute.org/respectful-communication-guidelines/


Introducing ‘Squishy Jesus!’  

Take ‘Squishy Jesus’ with you during your summer.  Take it on travels, on your everyday errands, to work, and on adventures.  Be sure to take pictures and send them along with a caption to church (stpeter@stpetersheboygan.com).  You can also post pictures on the St. Peter Facebook page or print them out and post them yourselves when you are at church.  Remember that wherever you go, God is with you!

9:00am – Sunday morning alternating weeks worshipping in the parking lot and the sanctuary.  

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.   

For worship in the sanctuary, children’s bulletins and crayons will be available, and families are welcome to use the Pray Ground. 

9:00am Summer Worship Schedule

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

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. 

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, outdoor set up and tech.  The summer sign up is ready!!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084aaaac2eaaf58-worship 


Summer Book Study   

Save the dates!  Join us for a five-week summer book study on ‘The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life’ by Adam Hamilton.  We will meet on Wednesday evenings: July 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 10 from 6:00-7:15pm.  We will discuss the practices of worship and prayer, study, serve, give, and share.  You can purchase books on your own or let us know if you’d like us to order you a copy.  If you have any questions you can reply to this email or talk to Pastor Kristin. 

Confirmation Camp 

Please pray for our confirmation youth as they attend camp at Pine Lake (Crossways Camping Ministries) June 19th-24th.   

Book Club   

Book Club will meet again on Tuesday, June 28th at 6:00 pm.  We will be discussing the true story “An Elephant in the Garden” by Michael Morpurgo.  Join us!! 

Bible Study 

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


Fidget Mats 

Thank you, St. Peter people who continue to keep us stocked with doodads and gizmos.   Makes for some very fine and interesting mats.  If you have some time to share, please keep us in mind.   Every Thursday from 10am to 12pm.  Peace, Joan. 

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 June 21st hole competition will be the shortest drive – hole 4.)  

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.  Youth must be accompanied by an adult, please.  If you have any questions, reply to this email.  Looking to see all of you very soon!  Pam 

Northside Christian Food Pantry 

Thank you for the ongoing contributions to North Side Christian Food Pantry.  The pantry continues to be available to the community every Thursday from 12:30pm – 2pm. It is located at St. Dominic at 2133 N. 22nd St.  June’s list of needed items include:   Spaghetti Sauce, Juice/Ice Tea, Canned Fruit, Dish Soap, Toothpaste, and Toilet Paper.


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.   

Community Resources  

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:  Ron, Jean, Jim, Elisha, Lillian & Family, Angie, Dan, Wanda, Barbara, Jazzy, Paul, Mya, Joshua’s family, those in Ukraine, Bryan, 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.