SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK
Sunday, October 23rd
9:00am Sunday School
11:00am Love Fellowship
Tuesday, October 25th
6:00pm Finance Team
Wednesday, October 26th
10:00am Bible Study
Thursday, October 27th
10:00am Fidget Mats
9:00am Sunday School
11:00am Love Fellowship
WORSHIP AND WITNESS MISSION NEWS
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, communion and tech through November. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084aaaac2eaaf58-worship
All Saints’ Sunday
November 6th is All Saints’ Sunday. We will be remembering those from our congregation who passed away in 2022 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 contact Carrie in the office at 452-4771 by Wednesday, November 2nd.
LIFELONG LEARNING MISSION
Join us for Sunday School at 9:00am. 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 is on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm. Please click the link to register for confirmation. https://stpeter.breezechms.com/form/3931c5
Join us for Bible Study, led by Myra, on Wednesday mornings from 10:00am to 11:00am in the Fireside Room.
SOCIAL OUTREACH MISSION NEWS
El Salvador News
One last chance to get your letters in! Your student would love to hear from you but we need time to translate. You can drop your letter in the box on the El Salvador display in the fellowship hallway. I am leaving Nov 5th for El Salvador.
Dartball Aluminum Can Drive
Let’s do this one more time! Thanks so much for the great response to the September can drive! Let’s do it again on Sunday, October 30th between services. Bring your bags of aluminum cans (aluminum only – please continue to recycle your other items) to the kitchen entrance (north side) of the building between services on October 30th. If you would like someone to pick up your aluminum, please reply to this email and we will coordinate a time for you.
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!
Northside Christian Food Pantry
NSCFP recently had 56 people accessing the pantry, serving 138 household members. The pantry is grateful for your partnership in serving them. The Pantry distribution hours are Thursday from 12:30 to 2pm at 2133 N.21st Street, Sheboygan.
The following is a list of our greatest needs: Bottled Juice/Iced Tea, Spaghetti Sauce (no low sodium sauce is needed), Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Cereal, Breakfast Bars, Large Canned Soup, Pasta/Rice Sides, Canned Meals/Beef Stew, and Plastic Grocery Bags.
Please continue to collect and drop off your doodads and gizmos, we are getting requests for more mats from several different organizations. They’re a hit! Please join us every Thursday from 10am – noon in the Quadrooms. We have all the supplies you need and would be happy to talk you through your first mat!
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.
Winter market begins the first weekend in November at the First Congregational Church, located at 310 Bluff Avenue. The winter market will continue every first and third Saturday through April, from 9am-12pm. We will continue to offer EBT and $15 Double Your Bucks match at every market!
We have had some unexpected transitions in Bridgeway, as well as some hardships among our aftercare families, such as serious medical issues, mental health instability, and reduced employment. If you are able to help some of our families with holiday gifts, we would be grateful that they have an opportunity to create warm memories during difficult times. Please contact executive director, Lisa Stephan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giving Tuesday and End of Year Giving: Please mark your calendar and join us on November 29th. We will be taking curbside donations (9-10:30am, 1-2:30pm, 4-5:30pm) and providing house tours (11am-12pm, 3-4pm). Our fundraising end of year goal is $20,000. There is an in-kind list posted online, www.sheboygancountyinterfaith.org/giving-tuesday.
Items that we would especially appreciate at this time are copy paper, black Sharpies, ballpoint pens, bus passes, and birthday decorations (adult and child).
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.
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT MISSION
St. Peter Endowment Fund Update
St. Peter is on our way to make a difference for future generations to come. Our Endowment Fund journey has reached a critical milestone. We now are able to participate in the ELCA Mission Growth Fund. We needed to meet the $25,000 minimum deposit required. This minimum deposit took many of your financial gifts large and small. We are so grateful for every gift given to the Endowment Fund. As of August 31, 2022, St. Peter Endowment Fund has $26,186.76.
On a quarterly basis, the Endowment Team will provide a financial update in the newsletter. The Endowment Team is committed to share with the congregation the importance of the Endowment Fund and how each person can impact the future of God’s work here in this place we call St. Peter Lutheran Church. The purpose of the Endowment is to enhance the benevolent mission of St. Peter apart from the general operating budget. If you would like to learn more how you can make a difference just ask your Endowment Team or Pastor Kristin. Thank you for all your support. It is truly appreciated. Your Endowment Team, Pat, Ron, Dick and Pam
ST. PETER ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
We thought it was a good time to remind everyone of our organizational structure at St. Peter. A chart is attached to this email, which will be very helpful in understanding how this works! It is a structure that is built around collaboration and healthy communication.
Each Ministry Team is part of a Mission. Each Mission exists for different purposes, but they are all rooted in the gospel and carry out the mission of St. Peter Lutheran Church to “Glorify God by building healthy relationship with God, with one another, and with our community following the example of Jesus Christ.” Ministry Teams meet as needed to carry out specific goals related to specific ministries.
Each Mission is assigned a council liaison. Some Missions may have more than one liaison. The liaison(s) function as a link between Ministry Teams within the Missions and the church council. The liaison(s) are not required to attend meetings and events for teams in their Missions. If you are part of a Ministry Team and don’t know who your council liaison is, please ask Joy, our council president, or reply to this email and Carrie will get you the appropriate information.
Below is a description of the Missions at St. Peter. Remember to use the chart that is attached to this email to give you a whole picture and a list of Ministry Teams in each Mission!
Social Outreach Mission – This mission consists of church, community, synod, and international ministries that focus on efforts to live into Matthew 25:35-40. The Social Outreach Mission supports a wide variety of local, national, and international efforts that include, but are not limited to: promoting justice; providing school supplies; donating food; building relationships; and traveling to partner congregations.
Lifelong Learning Mission – Ministries for all ages that are related to the learning, service, and growth of the congregation. The Lifelong Learning Mission connects members of the congregation through worship, prayer, play, and fellowship ministries.
Worship and Witness Mission – This mission oversees the worship life of the congregation. The Worship and Witness Mission ministries offer direction through leadership in worship planning, preparing recommendations, and taking action related to all aspects of worship, music, and the use of worship space.
Resource Development Mission – This mission consists of ministries that work to ensure responsible care of the building, grounds, finances, and financial future of St. Peter. The Resource Development Mission offers consideration and attention to financial activities and takes care of the physical property of the church.
Parish Life Mission – These ministries offer activities, learning, service, and growth through fellowship, entertainment, information sharing, and relationship building. Parish Life Mission Ministries operate within their own spirit-driven time frame and may overlap with other Missions in the church.
Please keep the following people in your prayers:
Kiel School District, Allison, Kelly, Leslie, Dan, Jean, Eleanor, Karen, Those in El Salvador Following Tropical Storm Julia, LeAnn, Neenah, Elijah, Jill, Jamie’s Extended Family, Hurricane Ian Victims, Jill Ann, 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.