10.19.2023 Weekly Update

THIS WEEK’S CALENDAR

Sunday, October 22nd 

8:00am Worship (Sanctuary)

9:00am Sunday School (Fellowship Hall)

9:00am Fellowship Hour (Fireside Room)

10:00am Worship (Sanctuary)

11:00am Love Fellowship Worship (Sanctuary)

Tuesday, October 24th   

9:00am Quilting (Quadrooms)

Wednesday, October 25th   

10:00am Bible Study (Fireside Room)

6:30pm Confirmation (Fellowship Hall)

6:30pm Choir (Music Room)

Thursday, October 26th 

10:00am Fidget Mats (Quadrooms)

7:15pm Dartball at Eagles

Sunday, October 29th

8:00am Worship (Sanctuary)

9:00am Sunday School (Fellowship Hall)

9:00am Fellowship Hour (Fireside Room)

10:00am Worship (Sanctuary)

11:00am Love Fellowship Worship (Sanctuary)

WORSHIP AND WITNESS MISSION NEWS 

St. Peter Live

Our 10:00am 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. 

All Saints’ Sunday 

November 5th is All Saints’ Sunday.  We will be remembering those from our congregation who passed away in 2023 with candles placed near the altar.   If you would like a candle placed in memory of a loved one who passed away this year, please complete the tear off (My Response Today) and place it in the offering plate or contact Carrie in the office at 452-4771 by Wednesday, November 1st.

Fall Worship Assistants 

Please consider helping out by reading, ushering, serving communion, running tech or altar guild.  Please take a look at your availability and sign up, through the end of the year, using the link below or call Carrie to sign up.   Thank you!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084aaaac2eaaf58-worship

FINANCIAL UPDATE

Thank you for the renewed efforts of giving into our general fund, it is appreciated and is making a difference. As we have talked about throughout 2023 St Peter did not start out the year with a financial cushion in the general fund. Therefore, we have completely relied on the week-to-week giving to meet our financial obligations. Giving is up this year and we are thrilled that it is, as it has allowed us to meet our obligations without hardship until recently.

Over the last several weeks our weekly obligations have exceeded the balance in the general fund. Thankfully due to the diligence of our finance team, we have a plan. The finance team met in August and reviewed our sustainability fund and all of our memorial funds. A portion of our sustainability fund was able to be transferred to the general fund with permission of the donor. And, one of our larger memorial gifts was given to St Peter with the designation to benefit St Peter as a whole. Therefore, we are drawing on this gift to meet shortcomings in the general fund when needed.

If we exhaust that gift, we do have a line of credit we can draw from at our bank, this is of course our least favorable and last resort option. The finance team will continue to keep communicating with you, the congregation, and welcome your questions.

We are in the planning stages for continuing to reduce expenditures where we can, and for next year’s budget, and we ask that you prayerfully consider what you can give to ensure we can continue to meet our obligations in the coming weeks and months.  ~ Dawn B., Treasurer

LIFELONG LEARNING MISSION NEWS

Sunday School

Join us for Sunday School each week 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.  To register for Sunday School, please visit the website below:

Confirmation

Confirmation for youth in 6th-8th grade has begun, please join us on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm.  To register for Confirmation, please visit the website below:

Bible Study 

Join us for Bible Study, led by Myra, on Wednesday mornings from 10:00am-11:00am in the Fireside Room. 

SOCIAL OUTREACH MISSION NEWS 

Trunk-or-Treat

Join us for a night of fun on Tuesday, October 31st from 4:00-7:00pm during Sheboygan trick-or-treat time. Bring your car, decorate your trunk, and hand out treats. If you don’t have a car or don’t want to decorate your trunk, please come and hang out with us in the parking lot for the evening. It is a great chance to have fun together and get to know our neighbors. If you’re planning on decorating your trunk, please plan to arrive by 3:45pm to get set up before kids are out and about. If you are out trick-or-treating, please stop by St Peter. We would love to see you!

P-Y-P Day (Pick your Project)

All are welcome!  What is it, you ask?  Come to the Quadrooms or Fellowship Hall for conversation, camaraderie, and a place to work on your project of choice.

You can use table space for laying projects out, sewing machines or the industrial sewing machine, putting LWR kits together, writing out birthday cards for WELCA, cutting quilt squares, bringing your own knitting, crocheting or embroidery projects.  Whatever you would like to work on.  We will meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Any questions, ask Kelly J.

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. 


Join us on Thursdays from 10am to noon in the Quadrooms. 

Fellowship Hour

Join us for fellowship hour in the Fireside Room between services.  Please come to chat and have a cup of coffee or hot tea.

We need VOLUNTEERS to make, set up and clean up coffee.  A sign-up sheet is on the table in the Fireside Room.  If no one signs up, there will be no coffee made.  If you are interested in helping out, but would like a quick tutorial, please see Kelly J. 

Lutheran World Relief Layettes and Health Kits

LWR layettes making is in need of:  Toddler size socks and T-shirts!  Shirt sizes 6-24 mos. (boys and girls, white, solids and prints).  Items can be placed in baskets in hallway to Fellowship Hall.

Quilting 

Is learning to sew on your bucket list?  Is quilting one of your passions?  Then we can help!

Our mission for quilts for Lutheran World Relief requires:  Gently used sheets for quilt backs.  (Not silky type fabrics).  Flat sheets are preferred, but fitted sheets can be used as well.  Twin, Full, Queen, King, and any colors or prints.  Then join us for quilting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, in the Quadrooms.

We welcome anyone willing to cut quilt squares, layout squares to make tops, sewers to put tops together, or to tie quilts once sewn.  Sew!  (So) come join us!  We would love to have you.

Northside Christian Food Pantry 

There will be an Open House at NSCFP on Saturday, November 4th starting at 5:45pm and Sunday, November 5th starting at 11:15am. The pantry is located at St. Dominics, 2133 N. 22nd St. Parking is available in the lot and a sign will be outside the entrance.

We continue to serve more guests and family members this year, adding new guests weekly. It is because of your support and our volunteers that we can fulfill our mission. We value our long-term partnership with St. Peter.

The following is a list of most needed items for October: Oatmeal/Breakfast Bars, Baked Beans, Toilet Paper, Canned Tuna/Chicken, Canned Vegetables, Jelly/Peanut Butter, Soup & Juice. We continue to need plastic bags. Thank you to the members who so graciously left both plastic and paper bags in the food cart. They were needed and appreciated. ~ Pat L.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

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.   

PRAYER REQUESTS 

Please keep the following people in your prayers:  Jim, Karen, Billy, Gary, Bob, Rodney, Sheila, Those in war torn countries, Mike’s Family, Chris, Stacy, Vivian, Tony, Lori, Sharen, Joanne, Jazzy, Mya, Wilson, Julian, Ed, Tim, Kelly, Dominique’s Family, 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 stpeter@stpetersheboygan.com.  The staff will review and make final decisions based on clarity, space, content, timing, and needs of the community.