SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK
Sunday, October 30th
9:00am Sunday School
11:00am Love Fellowship
Tuesday, November 1st
7:00pm Band Rehearsal
Wednesday, November 2nd
10:00am Bible Study
11:30am Leah Circle
Thursday, November 3rd
10:00am Fidget Mats
7:15pm Dartball vs. Mustangs
Sunday, November 6th
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.
The St. Peter Council met on October 20, 2022. Reports were shared and each Mission gave updates. The date for the annual meeting was set for February 5, 2023, at 11:00am. A motion was made and approved for WELCA to hold a cookie sale. The council discussed participating in the ‘Congregational Vitality Survey.’ This was recommended to us by the synod and is an opportunity for us to learn about how we can focus our attention on the growth and vitality of St. Peter. A motion was made, and was passed, for St. Peter to participate in the survey. More details will be shared soon about the survey.
Note: You will continue to receive regular council updates in this email. These updates include the significant information from the most recent meeting. If you would like the “official” minutes, you may reply to this email and Carrie can send them to you. Copies of all council and team meeting minutes that we receive can be found in the binder marked “Council Reports” that is kept below the bulletin board in the narthex.
The Finance Team met last week and discussed the many ministries that our financial giving supports. Stories were shared about our large confirmation class and how much fun they are having learning about God’s love for them. You can see the row of boxes full of bibles and books in the Fellowship Hall that the kids use every week. It is because of your giving that we were able to purchase tools like Bibles and curriculum for them to use during classes on Wednesday nights. We play games that allow them to learn how to use their Bibles and they write questions in their lesson books that they have about the creation unit they are working on right now. The finance team also discussed the money that St. Peter spent on maintaining the church property this year. Several trees had to be cut down and we are working on making sure that our property is properly maintained.
As of October 25, 2022, our checking account balance is $800.00. This is concerning and calls for immediate action. Please consider how you can continue to faithfully contribute to the ministries of St. Peter. If you don’t currently share financial gifts, please prayerfully consider if this might be a good time for you to start. If you can contribute an additional gift, it will be put to good use! What you give matters and God works through you to do the work of the church. Thank you!
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
Bible Study 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
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.
Lutheran World Relief
LWR collections are always ongoing. Currently for the months of Nov/Dec we are collecting: For the Layettes: T-shirts in sizes 6 mos – 24 mos, and socks in toddler sizes. For Health Care kits: white bar soap, wide tooth combs, and nail clippers. Your donations are tax deductible, just ask Carrie for a form. Thank you so much.
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 is grateful for St. Peter member’s generous food and financial donations. Every month a new list of most needed items is put in St. Peter’s weekly email. The following is a list of greatest needs for November: Large Soup, Canned Tuna/Chicken, Assorted Crackers, Pasta Sides/Boxed Potatoes, Baked Beans, Dish Soap, Toothbrushes/Toothpaste, Juice/Iced Tea.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Please keep the following people in your prayers:
Diane, Denny, 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, 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.