06.17.2021 Weekly Update

WORSHIP IN THE PARKING LOT!  Join us Sundays at 9:30am in the parking lot for worship.  Sign up by Fridays at noon by calling (920-452-4771 leave a voicemail if no one answers), emailing (stpeter@stpetersheboygan.com), replying to this message, or responding to the Facebook ‘Parking Lot Worship’ event.  

Please enter and exit via the Geele Ave. driveway.Bring your own chairand dress appropriately for the weather.  Wear a mask and keep distance between households.  We continue to follow the command we are given to love our neighbors (Matthew 22:39).  

A decision will be made at 8:00am on Sundaymornings if parking lot worship will be cancelled because of the weather.  An email will be sent to those who signed up and cancellations will be posted on the church website and Facebook page as soon as possible.  Phone calls will be made to people who signed up and don’t have internet.  If you are not able to sign up by Friday at noon, please come anyway!  For planning and tracking attendance it is very helpful to know in advance who is attending, but we do not have capacity limits for outdoor worship.  

BUILDING USE  Individuals and small groups can be in the building now for up to three hours.  The time was originally limited to one hour because Pastor Kristin and Carrie needed time to schedule, clean between groups, and make sure there wasn’t overlap with time and space.  As always, we ask that people make arrangements with Carrie in advance.  Building use requirements are still in place for anyone using the building.  A reminder of the building use requirements is included towards the end of this email.  We are asking people to wear masks to respect each other, visitors, and staff.  

Please remember that re-opening the building is a process.  It will take time.  Thank you for your patience and understanding!  We are excited to see people and groups back in the building!  

FREE LITTLE LIBRARY  We have been gifted a ‘Free Little Library’ and are excited to get it started!  We are looking for people to help set up and maintain the library.  If you are interested, please reply to this email and let us know.  

YOUTUBE UPDATE You can now view worship on the St. Peter YouTube page.  Some people may prefer this option if you want to watch worship on a smart TV.  You can search for ‘St. Peter Lutheran Church – Sheboygan’ or click hereto go directly to the page.  

BIBLE STUDY 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.  

BUILDING USE REQUIREMENTS  We continue to follow building use requirements because we continue to love and care for each other.  Building use requirements for individuals and groups are: staff member must be present in the building (Carrie or Pastor Kristin); masks must be worn; distance of six feet between households; we will wait to eat together for the time being so there will be no shared meals; one person in a bathroom at a time and people are expected to clean after each use on their own using Clorox wipes provided; individuals and groups are expected to remain in planned locations; people should follow the signs regarding entering and exiting the building; if you are feeling ill or have been exposed to anyone who is sick, please do not come into the building.  Staff members do not need to attend meetings, but will be present in the building to track people present and clean after.    

WAYS TO WORSHIP  Parking lot worship is at 9:30am on Sunday mornings.  Please sign up by Fridays at noon.  More details are included in the above information.  Online worship is posted on Sunday mornings on the St. Peter Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/stpetersheboygan/  and website https://stpetersheboygan.com and St. Peter Lutheran Church – Sheboygan YouTube page  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkvPIB8agxVhS72C5822etA  On the website, click on the ‘virtual worship’ tab, select the date you wish to see, and scroll down to worship along.  

Please share worship information with people who you think might appreciate it!  We also snail mail worship resources to those who don’t have internet access.  If you know of someone who is not receiving those mailings and would like to, please respond to this message, and let us know.  We are blessed to be able to worship in such creative ways right now!  

RESOURCES  The United Way of Sheboygan County has a list that you can find here of local resources for abuse, child care, mental health, unemployment, financial assistance, and more.  

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. If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone.  There is no shame in asking for help.  

Please reach out and ask for help if you feel like it is something you or someone you know might need.  Pastor Kristin is also a resource.  You can send her a message at kberglund@stpetersheboygan.com.  

PRAYER REQUESTS  Please keep the following people in your prayers:  John, Carmen and her children, Pastor Cruz, Mitchell, Kelly, Bryon, Steve, Mary, David, Sean, Ken, Delores, Dick, David and his family following his passing, and Apostles of Christ.