06.23.2022 Weekly Update


Sunday, June 26th

9:00am Worship – Parking Lot

11:00am Love Fellowship Church of God in Christ

Tuesday, June 28th

9:00am Quilting

6:00pm Book Club

Wednesday, June 29th 

10:00am Bible Study

Thursday, June 30th

10:00am Fidget Mats

Sunday, July 3rd   

9:00am Worship – Sanctuary

11:00am Love Fellowship Church of God in Christ


We have done a lot of activities at camp like swimming, riddles, circle songs, card games, water Olympics, canteen, bible study, and worship.  We’ve also learned how to make bracelets.  The theme for the week is “Boundless” and the verse for the week is Ephesians 3:18-19.  It talks about how God’s love has no limits.  Our camp leaders are Danny and Hyeseo, who we think are the best.  Danny tells us a lot of riddles.  Hyeseo has been very kind to us.  The food is okay.  We have bible study with Ellie, who we also think is the best.  It is very hot here!  We are very happy that we have air conditioning in our cabin.  Thank you for your prayers and for supporting us to get here.  – Rose, Ayden, Mya, Jazzy, Rowan, Evan, and Pastor Kristin


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

06/26 – 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. 

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. 

Dartball Aluminum Can Drive
St. Peter’s Dartball Team is sponsoring an aluminum can drive this the 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, July 31st, August 28th and September 25th before 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 new shirts for the team – many are still wearing their St. Andrew shirts! 

Fidget Mats 

St. Peter will be welcoming Tracy Arens CMA from Sharon Richardson for a presentation on what our fidget mats mean to those in need of comfort and what they actually do with them.   This is an open invitation to all who are curious and want to know more about this mission.   The date is Wednesday July 6th at 9am.   It will take about 20 to 25 min. and she will bring doughnuts!    We will have fidget mats on display in the quads room and ready for her to take back with her.

We are able to accept doodads and gizmos once again.   The basket is back on the small table as you enter the building across from the office.   Spring cleaning is past but there are always those sneaky little forgotten things that just have a way of appearing!   So please help them appear in our basket.  We are in need of men’s watches especially so if they can’t be repaired please think of us.   Thanks so much for all you do to keep us gifting our fidget mats.  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 28th hole competition will be the most putts on hole 5.)  

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:  Jan, those in Ukraine, Peace in the World, Eva, Jen, Matt, Jim, Lavonne, Ron, Jean, Elisha, Lillian & Family, Angie, Dan, Wanda, 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.