11.11.2021 Weekly Update

Sunday, November 14th
Worship – 8am 
Sunday School  9:15am 
Worship – 10am

Tuesday, November 16th
Quilting 9am

Wednesday, November 17th
Bible Study 10am 
Confirmation 6:30pm

Thursday, November 18th
Fidget Mats 10am
Dartball 7:15pm

Sunday, November 21st
Worship – 8am
Sunday School 9:15am 
Worship – 10am

St Peter Live!!  
You can now watch our worship service live!  Our 8am service will now be livestreamed to our website and Facebook page each Sunday morning.  In case of technical difficulty, the service will still be recorded and posted as soon as possible after worship. 

8:00am & 10:00am – Worship in the sanctuary.  We will wear masks and distance. 

9:15am-9:45am – Sunday School in the parking lot if the weather is nice and in the fellowship hall if the weather is not nice.  A grown-up must stay with each household of children.  See details in ‘Lifelong Learning Mission News’ below for more details. 

Online Worship 
A recording of the worship service/livestream will be posted as soon as possible on Sunday mornings on the St. Peter Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/stpetersheboygan/  and website https://stpetersheboygan.com and St. Peter Lutheran Church – Sheboygan YouTube page  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkvPIB8agxVhS72C5822etA

Christmas Poinsettia Order 
Let’s make our sanctuary a beautiful and festive place to worship this Christmas season!  Poinsettias are 6.5″ and have 4-6 blooms.  They are available in red, white, pink and marble, and are $10.50 each.  Please send your order and check to St. Peter by Sunday, November 28th.  Plants may be picked up after the Christmas service. 

What is WELCA?  
We are WELCA and our purpose is:  As a community of women all women of the church created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith continuing to have our weekly Bible study and monthly Leah Circle, affirm our gifts sewing quilts for LWR and Linus, making fidget mats for local nursing homes, childcare centers and for mental stimulation, assembling layette, health and school kits for LWR, having St. Peter’s Café, and other fundraisers allow us to have more impact in the worldsupport one another in our calling reaching out with greeting cards, emails and phone calls, engage inministry and actioby including all women and promise healing and wholeness in the church, society and world supporting El Salvador, Bridgeway, ELCA Synod, LeRoy G Knaub Scholarship, Youth Camp, Confirmation reception and quilts for graduates.  So, we invite all women to come join us in our activities and meetings.  All are welcome. 

Quilting for Lutheran World Relief 
Join us for quilting every Tuesday from 9am – 12pm in the quadroom.  Please come, we have a lot of work to do.  With all the earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters, LWR is in desperate need of quilts.  No experience necessary.  We will teach you.  See you there.  Peace, Wendy B. 

Fidget Mats  

The fidget mat group would like to extend the invitation to join us every Thursday in the quadroom from 10am til noon.   We have been abundantly blessed with all sorts of fabric, doodads and gizmos to put on these sensory mats to be distributed to nursing homes, high schools and child care education centers which are used for distraction, comfort and mental stimulation for those in need.   No need for experience, you’ll  be surprised at your own creativity and we will give you direction.  As our group will tell you, it is therapy and enjoyment for us also.   There is much to do so stop in when you can and see what goes on!

Community Resources 
The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) has a helpline 800-950-6264 that is available M-F 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This helpline provides the one-on-one help and information necessary to tackle tough challenges that you, your family or friends are facing.  They also have 24/7 crisis support.  Call 800-273-8255 or text NAMI to 741-741 to receive free support via text message.

Sunday School
Sunday School for children ages 3 years through 5th grade has begun from 9:15-9:45am.  At least one caregiver/parent must accompany each household of children.  We need adults to stay because we will not be having a sign-in/sign-out procedure and hope to do many activities outdoors if the weather allows.  Caregivers/parents are encouraged to participate with their children!  Masks are not required outdoors but are still required in the building. 

All students entering 6th-9th grade are invited to join confirmation classes on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm.  

Bible Study 
Join us for Bible Study, led by Myra, on Wednesday mornings from 10:00am to 11:00am in the Fireside Room.  Please reply to this email or call the church office at 920.452.4771 to sign up to attend. 

Building Use 
We continue to follow the recommendations of The Wisconsin Council of Churches.  They currently recommend taking a 2 out of 3 standard approach: meet outdoors, continue to distance, wear masks.  When we apply 2 of the 3 mitigations, we will be doing much to mitigate risk. 

Masks will be optional for outdoor worship and outdoor activities.  Masks are still required inside the building. 

As always, we ask that people make arrangements with Carrie in advance to use the building (920.452.4771 or reply to this email).  Building use requirements are still in place for anyone using the building.

Building Use Requirements 
We continue to follow building use requirements because we continue to love and care for each other.  Building use requirements for individuals and groups are: staff member must be present in the building (Carrie or Pastor Kristin); masks must be worn; distance of six feet between households; we will wait to eat together for the time being so there will be no shared meals; one person in a bathroom at a time and people are expected to clean after each use on their own using Clorox wipes provided; individuals and groups are expected to remain in planned locations; people should follow the signs regarding entering and exiting the building; if you are feeling ill or have been exposed to anyone who is sick, please do not come into the building.  Staff members do not need to attend meetings, but will be present in the building to track people present and clean after.  

Please keep the following people in your prayers:  Mya, Bette, Kelsey, Howie, Jimmy, Colleen, Ally, Peyton, Conor, Church Council, Confirmation Class, Jazzy, Eric, Brian, Mary Ann’s Family, Jim’s Family, Eric, and Apostles of Christ.