THIS WEEK’S CALENDAR
Sunday, August 27th
9:00am Worship (Sanctuary)
Tuesday, August 29th
9:00am Quilting (Quadrooms)
Wednesday, August 30th
10:00am Bible Study (Fireside Room)
Thursday, August 31st
10:00am Fidget Mats (Quadrooms)
Sunday, September 3rd
9:00am Worship (Sanctuary)
WORSHIP AND WITNESS MISSION NEWS
Summer Worship Schedule
Through Sunday, September 3rd
9:00am in the Sanctuary
Sunday Morning Schedule Beginning September 10th
8:00am – Worship (Sanctuary)
9:00-9:45am – Sunday School (Fellowship Hall)
10:00am – Worship (Sanctuary)
Coffee Fellowship will be between services in the Fireside Room.
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.
Fall Worship Assistants
We will soon be back to two services, please consider helping out by reading, ushering, serving communion, running tech or altar guild. Please take a look at your availability and sign up using the link below or call Carrie to sign up. Thank you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084aaaac2eaaf58-worship
St. Peter Choir
Choir will begin rehearsing on Wednesday, September 6th at 6:30pm. All are welcome.
LIFELONG LEARNING MISSION NEWS
The fall worship schedule begins on Sunday, September 10th with worship at 8:00am and 10:00am. To kick things off there will be a pancake breakfast directly following the first service. Come enjoy pancakes (gluten free available), sausage, fruit, coffee, juice and of course fellowship time!! Sunday School families are encouraged to attend – this is a great time to register for the school year and get to know the other Sunday School families! Invite a friend or neighbor to worship and breakfast. All are welcome!!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Sunday School will officially start on Sunday, September 17th from 9:00-9:45am, but join us for the pancake breakfast on the 10th. Kids ages 3 years old through 5th grade are invited to join us for a time of bible stories, music, and activities. To register for Sunday School, please visit the website below:
Sunday School Helpers
PLEASE HELP! If you are able to help with teaching Sunday School, please let Pastor Kristin know. We are hoping to find adults who can lead activities. Lessons and supplies can be ready for you. All you need to do is show up and have fun with the kids!
Confirmation for youth in 6th-8th grade will start on Wednesday, September 13th from 6:30-7:30pm. The first class is for ALL confirmation youth AND their parents/ caregivers. To register for Confirmation, please visit the website below:
Join us for Bible Study, led by Myra, on Wednesday mornings from 10:00am-11:00am in the Fireside Room.
Devotionals and Magazines Available
Christ in our Home Daily Devotionals and Gather Magazines are available in the narthex on the table near the entry to the Quadrooms. Feel free to grab one or both!!
Gather, the magazine of Women of the ELCA, offers a mix of articles, theological reflections, devotions and stories of comfort and challenge that help readers grow in faith and engage in ministry and action.
Christ in Our Home is a quarterly devotional resource that encourages readers to live out their faith daily. Each reflective reading is accompanied by a daily scripture reference and prayer for the day that follows the Revised Common Lectionary.
SOCIAL OUTREACH MISSION NEWS
Dartball Aluminum Can Drive
Last one this weekend!! St. Peter’s Dartball Team is sponsoring an aluminum can drive 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, 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.
ELCA Youth Gathering!
For 8th-12th graders July 15-21, 2024 in New Orleans, LA. Friends are welcome! Talk to Pastor Kristin if you have any questions or are interested in attending. Registration forms will be available and are due, with a $150 deposit, by Tuesday, September 12. Money is available to help with deposits if needed.
ELCA Young Adult Gathering
This gathering will be alongside the 2024 Youth Gathering in New Orleans! Those who will be 18 to 35 at the time of the Gathering are invited to attend. Most programming will be geared toward those 18 to 25 years old. All young-adult participants will be divided into cohorts based on age. Attendees of the Young Adult Gathering will be housed separately than the Youth Gathering participants, undergo background checks prior to registering, and will have separate programming (aside from the Mass Gathering). More details can be found at https://www.elca.church/gathering/attend/young-adult-gathering. If you are interested in attending, please talk to Pastor Kristin ASAP because the registration process is different.
Fidget Mats PLUS!!!!
New name for fidgeters as we have evolved! Some of our fidgeters and quilters have found a new way to bring comfort and care to the people we serve and have added Pocket Prayer Quilts, Adult Bibs and Foley Bag Covers to those in need.
A delivery was made to a neighbor who has family at a home for elderly in Sanford, Florida named the Ethnos Homes. Delivered to them were 3 Alzheimer’s mats, 3 Adult, 3 Children’s mats and 4 cuffs. The neighbor is one who has donated many doodads and gizmos to us to use in our creations. We are always so thankful for all who remember us when sorting things from their larders so we might continue to be super recycle-ers and a blessing to all in need. Peace to All.
Join us on Thursdays from 10am to noon in the Quadrooms.
Lutheran World Relief
A message from Lutheran World Relief: “Education is one of the strongest tools a community has for breaking the cycle of poverty. Ensuring that girls attend school, especially in places where their access is deprioritized, has even stronger results. Lutheran World Relief School Kits contain essential supplies to help children — and in some cases, adults — continue learning in the face of serious obstacles. That learning leads to a better life for them, their families and their communities.”
We are halfway through the summer months and getting closer to the next school year. Soon all the school supplies will be out in the stores and often at a great discount. Please consider picking up a few items to help our congregation meet our goal of assembling 150 school kits this year. Drop them off in the hallway between church and fellowship hall. Thank you for all the support given to this project. It is always amazing on school bag assembly day to see what an impact we as a congregation can have on the world. Any questions contact a WELCA board member.
School kit item list:
4 – 70-sheet notebooks
1 – box of 24 crayons
1 – pencil sharpener
1 – ruler
1 – pair blunt scissors
5 – unsharpened pencils
5 – black or blue pens
1 – 2 ½” eraser
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
This summer NSCFP has served some of the highest numbers of guests and family members. Your support has helped us to be able to provide healthy food and fresh produce to them. We continue to be open weekly on Thursday from 12:30-2pm. Our location is at St. Dominic Parish, 2133 N 22nd St. Sheboygan. There is a parking area and a sign by the door.
Our pantry shelves are quite empty so we have a couple more items needed for August. The items are: Baked Beans, Rice/Pasta, Boxed potatoes, Cereal/Oatmeal/Breakfast Bars, Canned Fruit, Spaghetti Sauce/Pasta, Bottles Juice, Assorted Crackers, Toilet Paper, and Plastic Bags.
Bring your donations to church and put them in the Food Cart. Our volunteers will see that your food donations get to the pantry. Our thanks to St. Peter volunteers for their donations, food, financial support, and participation. Pat L
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
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: Garry, Joanne, Peter, Jim, Karen, Wendy’s family, Merri, Jen’s family, Randy, Wendy, Sharen, Mya, Paul, Sheila, Pete, Elroy, Mike, Janet, Dan’s family, Bev, Billy, Phil, Aiden, Camila, Jazzy, Barb, Wilson, 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 email@example.com. The staff will review and make final decisions based on clarity, space, content, timing, and needs of the community.