SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK
Sunday, September 11th
9:00am Sunday School
11:00am Love Fellowship Church of God in Christ
Tuesday, September 13th
7:00pm Grace Notes
Wednesday, September 14th
10:00am Bible Study
Thursday, September 15th
10:00am Fidget Mats
Sunday, September 18th
9:00am Sunday School
11:00am Love Fellowship Church of God in Christ
WORSHIP AND WITNESS MISSION NEWS
Fall Worship Times
8:00am – Worship (Sanctuary)
9:00-9:45am – Sunday School (Meet in Fireside Room)
10:00am – Worship (Sanctuary)
Coffee Fellowship will be between services in the Fellowship Hall
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.
We have a new piano in the Sanctuary!
We give thanks for the gift of our new piano. We know it will enhance our worship and help us praise God. Please enjoy looking at and listening to the piano, however please do not touch or place things on the instrument, and it cannot be moved. Thank you!
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, communion and tech through October. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084aaaac2eaaf58-worship
LIFELONG LEARNING MISSION
Sunday School will start on Sunday, September 11th from 9:00-9:45am. Kids ages 3 years old through 5th grade are invited to join us for a time of bible stories, music, and activities. Please click the link to register for Sunday School. https://stpeter.breezechms.com/form/3931c5
Confirmation for youth in 6th-8th grade will start on Wednesday, September 14th from 6:30-7:30pm. The first class is for ALL confirmation youth AND their parents/caregivers. Please click the link to register for confirmation. https://stpeter.breezechms.com/form/3931c5
SOCIAL OUTREACH MISSION NEWS
Little Free Library
We are happy to introduce the Little Free Library! We have already enjoyed conversations with neighbors at the library and look forward to many more. If you have books that you would like to donate to the library (the neighborhood kids are asking for youth chapter books), please drop them off in the church office. We will keep track of them and restock the library as needed.
The Mitten Tree is up in the back corner of the Fellowship Hall and ready for your donations of warm mittens and gloves for our friends at the elementary schools. We did receive a wonderful donation of almost 120 handmade hats – so we would love your donations of mittens and gloves in a range of colors and sizes. We would love to send items to the schools before it gets cold, so they are ready to go! Thank you!
Lutheran World Relief
LWR Layette Needs: 18 – 24 mo. toddler size Pajamas (no feet), shirts, pants, and socks.
Health Kit Needs: (darker colors) regular size bath towels.
REMINDER: LWR Layettes and Health Kit assembly day is Saturday, September 10th @ 9:30 am and going until we are done. Bring a bag lunch!
Lutheran World Relief School Kits
School supplies are in stores and the weekly ads are offering sale prices. Please take advantage of these sale offerings and help us fill 300 school bags. If you are out shopping, please consider picking up some supplies and drop off in the fellowship hallway. Each bag contains: 1- blunt scissors, 1 – pencil sharpener, 1 – boxes of 24 crayons, 1 – pink eraser, 1 – ruler, 4 – 70 sheet notebooks, 5 – pencils, and 5 – pens. Each filled bag will give a child the chance of going to school and the chance to change the world.
El Salvador News
Attention all sponsors and letter writers: I have decided to travel to El Salvador this year, so please get your letters done and to me by September 30th. We have translators ready to help in Sept and Oct so letters will be ready take to Apostles of Christ in November. I talked to Jesus last night and He reassured me that we would have 49 letters! Love always, Jim S. and the El Salvador Team
Northside Christian Food Pantry
The Pantry’s greatest needs are: Breakfast/Granola Bars, Manwich, Assorted Crackers, Tuna/Chicken, Jelly, Boxed Potatoes, Toilet Paper, and Paper Towels. Thank you for your faithful donations and support.
We can accept doodads and gizmos once again. The basket is back on the small table as you enter the building across from the office. We are in need of men’s watches – 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
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.
Items that we would especially appreciate at this time are School Supplies (notebooks, pens, 2-pocket folders, pencils, erasers, scotch tape, kleenex), AA Batteries, and Emergency Preparedness Kit, including Plastic Jugs of Water.
Three families are currently living at Bridgeway. One family with 4 children, one family with 3 children, and one family with 2 members. One more family of 2 will be moving in on August 31, 2022. This will put our transitional living program at capacity. SCIO’s mentoring program has started! Coffee gift cards are welcomed for our mentors and mentees to meet up and chat over a cup of Joe. Please hold the Bridgeway family in your thoughts and prayers as we venture through a season of change with staff and new residents.
The SCIO Summer Farmers Market is at peak season! The market runs from 8am-1pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Fountain Park and 12pm-5pm on Thursdays in Plymouth in the Dairy Queen parking lot. We accept EBT at the information tent — this year we are offering a match of up to $15 in fresh produce vouchers through the Double Your Bucks program thanks to a generous donation from The Hunger Ball and continued generosity through St. Nicholas Hospital. Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers are available through September.
Dartball Aluminum Can Drive
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, September 25th between services. 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!
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is now operational. This lifeline provides care and support to people experiencing stressful situations. It is a 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.
A HELPFUL REMINDER ABOUT RESPECTFUL COMMUNICATION
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.
R = take RESPONSIBILITY for what you say and feel without blaming others.
E = use EMPATHETIC listening.
S = be SENSITIVE to differences in communication styles.
P = PONDER what you hear and feel before you speak.
E = EXAMINE your own assumptions and perceptions.
C = keep CONFIDENTIALITY.
T = 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/
Please keep the following people in your prayers: Bryon, Kelly, Diane, Tracy, Bonnie, JoAnn’s Family, Edith’s family, Mya, Vi, Doris, Karen, Jim, Susie, Rog, Gary, Mike, Bobby, Jazzy 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.