SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK
Sunday, June 25th
Aluminum Can Drive Collection (before and after worship)
9:00am Worship (Sanctuary)
Sunday, July 2nd
9:00am Worship (Sanctuary)
FLAT JESUS IS BACK, BUT THERE’S A TWIST!
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 email@example.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!
We continually review the financial numbers and have some good news to share. Our giving year to date exceeds our five year average. Our checkbook balance is $7,800. Your continued support through giving is needed to continue the ministries of St. Peter, with our average weekly need of $5,500. Meeting this weekly average allows us to be a sustainable church and fulfill the promises we made in our yearly budget. This is critically important as this year we did not have a financial cushion to see us through the lean weeks as we have in the past. Thank you for your support.
The St. Peter Council met on June 13, 2023. Reports were shared and Missions gave updates. The cross was removed from above the sanctuary skylight. There is a team of people who are discussing what to do with the cross. We have options and we will explore them. More details will be shared when we have them. Please talk to Pastor Kristin, or a member of the church council if you have any questions. Members of the council are: Pastor Kristin, Joy, Ginny, Pat D., Dawn B., Steve B., Nate, Connie, Jon W., and Jamie S.
Note: You will continue to receive regular council updates in this email. These updates include the significant information from the most recent meeting. You can find the “official” minutes of all council and team meeting minutes that we receive in the binder marked “Council Reports” that is kept below the bulletin board in the narthex.
WORSHIP AND WITNESS MISSION NEWS
Summer Worship Schedule
Through Sunday, September 3rd
9:00am in the Sanctuary
Outdoor Worship on Sunday, July 16th
Church Picnic and Outdoor Worship
Join us on Sunday, July 16th for outdoor worship in the church parking lot with a potluck picnic to follow. There will be fun games and prizes for the kids, and adults are encouraged to bring board games, card games, etc. We are excited to provide this opportunity for summer fun and fellowship and hope you can join us!
If you plan on attending, please sign up to bring a dish to share. The signup sheet is located on the table where you pick up your bulletins for worship. In addition, we will be providing a link to Signup Genuis via our Facebook page. The church will provide water, lemonade and soda for beverages. If you are bringing a hot dish, please bring it hot and we will keep warm in the ovens during the service.
If you would like to help with setup and cleanup, please contact Lori. We can use help before the service as people are bringing in their dishes and after the service to set out the food. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Hope to see you all there!!
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!
Join us for Bible Study, led by Myra, on Wednesday mornings from 10:00am-11:00am in the Fireside Room. No Bible Study on June 28th or July 5th.
PARISH LIFE MISSION NEWS
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.
SOCIAL OUTREACH MISSION NEWS
Dartball Aluminum Can Drive
This weekend!! St. Peter’s Dartball Team is sponsoring an aluminum can drive again this summer. Bring your bags of aluminum cans (aluminum only – please continue to recycle your other items) to the kitchen entrance (north side) of the building on Sunday, June 25th, July 30th and August 27th before or after worship. If you would like someone to pick up your aluminum, please reply to this email and we will coordinate a time for you. The proceeds from the can drive will be split with WELCA. The Dartball Team will use their portion to pay for entry fees and other expenses.
The middle of June was good for fidget deliveries. The responses have been – Wow! How cool! These are neat! Such nice tactile items! All are appropriate for our needs! This just boosts our will to follow Christ in providing these mats of comfort, interest, diversion, and a bit of joy to pass on to folks who may not have a lot to look forward to each day. Our fidgeters are so thankful we can do a bit of something when we can’t do the hands-on work like their caregivers which is so essential for health and wellbeing.
The deliveries went to Sharon Richardson, Azura, RCS and Shores of Sheboygan. Totals: 21 cuffs, 4 Alzheimer’s mats, 26 adult and 5 children’s mats. We’ll hold off on deliveries of the children’s mats until the beginning of September when everything begins again in fall.
Join us on Thursdays from 10am to noon in the quadrooms. No Fidgets on June 29th or July 6th.
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. No quilting on June 27th or July 4th.
Northside Christian Food Pantry
NSCFP continues to be open weekly to serve those who are in need of food. Our numbers have increased in the last couple of months and are back to Pre Covid numbers.
St. Peter has been a partner for many years and has been a great service reaching out to the community. Thank you for your participation.
The following are lists of most needed items for June and July. Foods are needed from both lists. Please bring items to church and place them in the food cart. JUNE: Canned Meals, Rice-A-Roni, Assorted Crackers, Soup- 13 oz or larger, Bottled Juice/Iced Tea, and Canned Fruit. JULY: Cereal/Oatmeal, Rice/Pasta Sides, Canned Tuna/Chicken, Manwich, Peanut Butter, Spaghetti Sauce, Assorted Pasta, and Canned Fruit.
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:
Sharen, Mya, Paul, Sheila, Sandy, Merri, Pete, Elroy, Mike, Janet, Jim, Karen, Dan’s family, Bev, Billy, Phil, Aiden, Camila, Jazzy, Barb, Wilson, Julian, Eric, Neal, Praise and thanksgiving for answered prayers, 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.