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Week of
August 19, 2018



                  ANNOUNCEMENTS


WELCOME  

Today we welcome Pastor Kyle Timmons and family.  Immediately following the congregational meeting and vote there will be a reception in the Fellowship Hall.  Please plan to stay. 

 

REMEMBER OUR HOMEBOUND WITH PRAYER  

Bonnie Hamann, Pauline Mitchell, Mabel Phebus, Stanley Schneider, Louise Sievers, Minnie Pfingsten, Doris Laking, Mary Cirks, Mildred Katz. 

 

OFFERERING COLLECTED   

 An offering of $1,690.00 was gathered August 12th. 

 

DARTBALL 

The Dartball Team is reorganizing for the 2018-2019 season. If you are interested in playing this year please contact Daren Lehnert 815-465-6646 or Roger Sturm 815-466-0253.The season is scheduled to begin on September 5 and there will be a practice session the week prior to that date. 

 

MONTHLY CHURCH COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS   

* Committee Members are eagerly working on extra fellowship events.   

* Council received 3 quotes for new windows.  

* A Knox box will be installed for First responders to access the Church in the event of an emergency. 

*Honoring our farmers on Sunday 8/26 - Tractor rides, “Drive them if you have them”, and stay after worship for a Farm Picnic Lunch. Please note that the church insurance will not cover in case of injury or other problems.  The difference would be if you pull a wagon and have people riding on the wagon our insurance may provide coverage in that instance.  But “Photo Ops” on the tractors is acceptable! 

*Updated Church Directory is here.  

 

Up Coming 

August 26th - Farmer’s Sunday Sign-up sheet for pot luck is in  the Sunday School Entry 

September 8th - Church Yard Sale as part of the fall festival. 

September 16 - Sunday School kick off   

October 12th - Bunco  

 

BIRTHDAY CARD 

The Shepherding Committee has provided a birthday card to sign for Pat Hamann.  Pat will celebrate her 91st birthday on September 23rd.  The card is on the table at the back of the sanctuary.   

Please take time to sign the card so we can all wish her a Happy Birthday! 

 

BUNCO FEST 

Food! Fun! Fellowship! Prizes! St. Peter’s UCC Grant Park, IL Friday, October 12th at 7:00 pm Call St. Peter’s to reserve a table for $20 for 4 people.  1-815-465-6191. Give your name and phone number. Pay on October 12th.  The money will be used for missions of the church. 



                NEW PASTOR


Dear Members of St. Peter’s UCC,

You have entrusted us, the Pastoral Search Committee, with the
responsibility of selecting a new minister for our church. There
were many potential candidates from numerous states who read
our profile. After many meetings, prayer, and through mutual
consent, we are pleased to introduce Pastor Kyle Timmons as our
candidate for the position of Pastor, as supported by the Church
Council.
Pastor Timmons and his family currently live in Northwest Ohio
just south of Toledo. Pastor Kyle has served in the United Church
of Christ for over ten years and has been the Associate Pastor at St.
Paul UCC in Oak Harbor, Ohio, and the Senior Pastor at Trinity
UCC in Elliston, Ohio. Before joining the UCC, Pastor Kyle
served for five years as a Children’s and Youth Pastor. Kyle and
Jackie both grew up in Northwest Ohio. Kyle served four years in
the U.S. Navy, married Jackie in the middle of his service, and
they sophomore in high school is involved in cross country, basketball,
and baseball. Rebecca will be entering fourth grade, and enjoys
using her musical gift of singing, and plans on being a runner when
she gets to middle school and high school. Anna will be entering
third grade this fall and recently began playing the xylophone and
volleyball. Both Rebecca and Anna enjoy playing softball.
The task of finding our new pastor has been a long, but exciting
adventure. The continued support, patience, and prayers of the
congregation have been much appreciated by the committee. Now we would like to invite you to meet Pastor Kyle and his family during a reception to be held Saturday, August 18, in the Lange Fellowship Hall from 3:00-5:00 pm. And on Sunday August 19th, Pastor Kyle will be leading the worship service. Immediately following the service, there will be a special Congregational meeting for the purpose of voting on a new pastor. We urge you to attend both of these events and to share in this very important
decision.

Yours in Christ,
The Pastoral Search Committee

 



 


 


                 VBS-WOOD

Wes, Sawyer and Hadleigh along with Bev and Gary gathered at church for the story of The Three Trees and the scripture identifying Jesus as the son of a carpenter. Following lunch, they headed out to Roger and Nancy Sturm's Woodshop. Nancy helped us with drilling holes for the opening of the perch. And so we hammered and sanded and glued until the end product was a wren house with a roof from an actual old barn. Thank you to the Sturm's for thier time and effort to help us create a home for birds.

"I like to think Jesus might have done something like this as a child with directions from Joseph, " says Rev. Jan.


 



 PINBOARD


 The pinboard is intended as a place where you can find something your looking for, sell something you want to get rid of, or something you want to get word out about. It’s also a way to have people visit our website, check the “Pinboard,” and perhaps check other information on our website.
To have something posted on the website, simply send your information to stpetersgp@gmail.com and Dennis will post the information. Be sure to include your contact information. Questions? Call Dennis Granger, Website Manager at 815-465-6130. Visit the Pinboard here.



  Church Life Summer Activities and Plans…..

August 26  – Farm Sunday – we honor our
farmers during worship and ask that several will drive their tractors
to church and give tractor rides (for all ages) following worship.
At noon we gather for a Farm Picnic Lunch. Church Life is
providing fried chicken and asking the congregation to bring the
side dishes for an outdoor meal together.

July-August time frame – there is a fundraiser possibility of a
Bunco party in the church basement – see Anita.

September 8  – a Church Yard Sale – we will offer
members and community folks a parking space in the south
parking lot or on the extra lot (if they have a tent to put up) for
$10/space. We will coordinate with the Village as part of the Fall
Festival activities. Time: 7am – 3pm. Church Life will also take
donations from anyone to sell and then send to Vincent DePaul
(they will bring a truck that day and remove what is not sold).
$1 bag from 2pm-3pm at the Church Life table.

November:  Turkey Supper and they will begin organizing in
July/August – as per Shirley K.



  MONTHLY CHURCH COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

* Committee Members are eagerly working on extra fellowship events.
* Council received 3 quotes for new windows.
* A Knox box will be installed for First responders to access the Church in the event of an emergency.
*Honoring our farmers on Sunday 8/26 - Tractor rides, “Drive them if
you have them”, and stay after worship for a Farm Picnic Lunch. Please
note that the church insurance will not cover in case of injury or other problems. The difference would be if you pull a wagon and have people riding on the wagon, our insurance may provide coverage in that instance.
*Updated Church Directory is here!



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