Brotherhood News for May 2022
This is a time of lights and tunnels. We are once again faced with the prospects of lights at the end a very long tunnel, this one called 'pandemic'. Easter saw the reincarnation of a wonderfully planned and executed Easter season with a delicious breakfast at St. Peter's. Just as good food is a blessing, so too, are the ones involved in the planning and serving. It was great to see the kids working hard to keep bowls and glasses filled. Awesome.
We also were honored to witness the weekly soup offering(s) of Lorinda Broughton. I cannot speak for all, but Mary and I were amazed by the variety of flavors and looked forward to each new selection. The mouth still waters as I type.
The Brotherhood met this month and was blessed with a wider variety now than in the past, of 'people present'. Thanks to Nancy Schutte for being in attendance and offering ideas for future Brotherhood involvement. As I have always said, "There is no such thing as a bad idea, only those that are better than others." We continually encourage all members of St. Peter's Lutheran Church to provide guidance, encouragement and a wide variety of possibilities as we continue to move out of pandemic and back into a semblance of what 'Christian normal' is.
The Loganville garage sale opportunity is quickly approaching once again. Gather all your pack-ratted and no longer loved treasures into a group, put prices on them and get them to Carolyn and Dale Meyers garage. It saves time to have them labeled ahead with a price. We can use as many helping hands as possible during the sale process. The dates are: 05/05 thru 05/07. Start times will be around 7:00 a.m. till about 3 p.m., except for Saturday which will conclude at about noon. Any time commitment would be greatly appreciated. The fellowship opportunity is always there, when and wherever we meet. It can be fun. Bring a chair to sit. Wear warm clothes if it's cold. Bring your appetite as well, because there will be a youth brat sale taking place right in front of Judd Realty. There will also be a bake sale. (Yum-yum)
Plan to break out, my brothers and sisters. We are Christians. We will not be stifled. Satan has tried its wiles and is losing once again. Spring is here and we are ready to rock (n' roll is optional)
Happy trails and trials and may God bless.
WELCA NEWS for May 2022
The Baraboo Conference Spring Gathering was well attended. The luncheon was delicious and Jesse Klosterboer, from Sugar Creek Bible Camp shared a great overview of Sugar Creek Bible Camp. The Camp has so many different opportunities for all ages, for retreats, and outside activities. Thanks to all the ladies who helped pulled this together. May Calendar dates May 5, WELCA Officers & Circle Leads meeting May 8, Mother’s Day May 16, @ 6:30pm Gather Bible Study via Zoom May 17, @ 1pm Gather Bible Study @ church May 19, Sauk County Health Care Center Birthdays – Peace Circle May 29, High School Graduates receive quilts
Items of Interests Still in need of a co-chair Annual Garage Sale May 6&7 Bake Sale for Garage Sale – May 6 &7 WELCA Committees for May 2022
Communion Set Up: Jan Henke & Jean Berlin Communion Clean Up: Diane Geffert Altar Flowers: Brenda Statz Sunday Host: Jean Berlin
Care Ministry: Vicky Baumgarten
Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it u under a bowl. Instead they put it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they many see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” As we build a closer relationship with God, don’t keep your light hidden. Think of ways to be a server and let your light shine.
Sue Wobschall, WELCA Chairperson firstname.lastname@example.org 608-415-3910
Faith Night News for May 2022
Faith Night’s last Wednesday is May 4th. The plan for our final Faith Night is of course the meal which starts at 5pm, followed by practicing our song which we sing in church for Mother’s Day, May 8th, Bible lesson presented by Pastor Don, a few announcements, and then a fun night with games and other activities. The hope is to have good weather so we can go to the park. So, everyone please pray for good weather.
Looking ahead Vacation Bible School will be June 19 – June 23. The theme is the “Tree of Healing”. We kick off the week Sunday June 19th, with a party in the park. “We will have a potluck, followed by singing, games and fellowship. All are welcome. Then on Monday, June 20th, VBS will start with a meal served at 5pm, followed by a lesson and other activities, Vicar Nathaniel will be leading VBS, however we need some volunteers to help with the games, crafts and other activities. Thursday, June 23, we will close with a potluck dinner starting at 6pm, followed by a short program sharing our week with everyone. Hope to see you there. If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 608-415-3910.
It has been a good year for the youth and our volunteers. I thank all the volunteers for helping with the workshops, I thank Vicky for coordinating the workshops with the volunteers, and I thank Lorinda and her crew of volunteers for the delicious meals served.
Hope everyone will have a fun packed summer and look forward to seeing all again in the fall. Stay safe and know God has a plan for you.
Sue Wobschall – Faith Night Superintendent
President's May Message
This monthly column will be one way to share information to you about happenings within Council; I’ll strive to be open, transparent, understanding, and responsive in exchange for the faith you’ve placed in me as your Council President.
April 19, 2022, Council Meeting
Council’s strategic planning this month considered thought-provoking topics involving community outreach; as well as how willing are we to act outside our comfort zones? Pew Cards have been placed alongside our communion cards, for any visitors as well as those members wishing a pastoral visit/call. You can place the card in the collection plate. Property maintenance included paint touch-up of the Sacristy and Sound Room doors. Additionally, a railing will be installed on the parsonage patio near the rock wall, per insurance request. The smoke and carbon monoxide detectors have also been inspected per insurance request. Anyone wishing to borrow church property should contact the office. Karen Judd and I will be attending the Synod Assembly as voting members May 6-7.
Given Pastor Don’s resignation, please know that I’ve been in close communication with the South Central Synod office for guidance and next steps. Additional information will be shared once it’s known. In the meantime, please reach out to me if you have questions or concerns.
Thank You Muchow Heating and Air Conditioning for the use of their lift during the Sanctuary lights rewiring last month! And a huge shout-out to those folks who assisted with that work.
Monthly Missions, 2022May VFW, HillpointJune Vacation Bible SchoolJuly Crisis FundAugust Loganville Fire Department/EMSSeptember Sugar Creek Bible CampOctober Boys & Girls Club, ReedsburgNovember Sauk County Human ServicesDecember Sauk County Human Services
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