ST. PETER’S KEYNOTES August 31st/September 1st, 2019
We remember in our prayers those 80 years and older celebrating their birthdays in August: Marie Fox (5), Doris Redman (12), Betty Kitzmiller (20), Marjorie Peiffer (23), William Fultz (28) in September: Robert Reider (3), Robert Yocum (18), Blanche Reider (19), June Reigle (96)
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:
Richard Bibb, Margaret DeGrange, Jennie Dimeler, Scott Fagen, Donald Graham, Pat Hack, Tim Heckman, Connie Heim, Todd Holmes, Doug Hoy, Amaris Kalorumakis, Edna Kucinski, Sue Leonard, Bob Mrakovich, Karen Mrakovich, Dorothy Murphy, Pastor Sobers
**SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES**
Brandon Cook, Gabriel Goldsborough, Hunter Magaro, Courtney Neal, John Pappas, Corbin Stetler,
Colton Stone, Aaron Williams
WE HAVE EVERYTHING WE NEED FOR THE SCHOOL KITS AND THE HEALTH KITS.
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR DONATIONS!!
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We have received a few copies of Our Daily Bread Devotional. They are available on the kiosk as you enter from the parking lot and in the north narthex.
SERVING OUR CHURCH September 7/ 8, 2019
Presiding/Preaching Pastor Richard Eckert
Intern Vicar Chad Butz
Guest Musician Beverly Palmer Acolyte Allison Evans, Josh Sutherly, Ella Young, Miles Young, Landon Young
Altar Guild Barbara Jacobs
Assisting Minister –September 7 Michael Knaub
September 8 Amy Heckman
Bread Baker Gail Hossler
Bulletin Assemblers Darlene & Lee Shaffer
Children’s Church Leader- September 8 volunteer needed
Communion Assistants Nick Baldwin, Roger Erickson
Communion Cups JoAnn Skovira, Joann Hoy
Communion Ushers Allen Jacobs, Brad Erickson
Greeter(s) Robert and Blanche Reider
Lector Marianne Moore
Opening/Closing Church (September) Jessica Erickson
Script Assistant Denise Telford-Wren
Ushers (September) Oscar Leon, Robert Yocum, Dale Sinniger
FOOD PANTRY Especially needed are personal care/toiletry items: toilet tissue, deodorants, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners, cotton swabs, tissues, soap, paper towels, etc. Food Pantry Sunday, September 8, 2019
Volunteers needed to present KIDS CHURCH on these dates: September 8, and 22; October 13 and 27, November 10 and 24; December 8 and 22. Please contact Don Hossler. Thank you.
CHRISTIANITY ON TAP
September 1 – 11:30
Come explore what it means to be a sanctuary denomination in Luther Hall after the service at the Kierch.
FROM OUR TREASURER - GENERAL ACCOUNT-
August 19 – August 23, 2019
Needed weekly $ 6,365.00
Needed Year-to-Date 216,410.00
Received last week 27,817.94
Received year to date * 365,013.88
Expended last week 6,933.22
Expended year to date** 361,427.80
If you are willing to occasionally take someone to a doctor appointment, bring to church, etc., we are developing a list of drivers and their phone numbers to be able to call when the need arises. Please let Sharon Beard know if you can serve in this way.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION NEWS
Stop by Luther Hall for a light lunch and presentation the 2nd Sunday of each month immediately after 10am Worship in September, October, November and December 2019. Each program will conclude by 12:15pm. The first presentation with Pastor Eckert on September 8 will be “What it means to be strengthened by Christ “. Other session dates will be October 13, November 10 and December 8. A free will offering will be requested to help with lunch costs and the September 8 light lunch will be pizza. Children and Youth may sit with adults or at a special table with activities. This Christian Education opportunity will replace the weekly LUTHER HALL 9am program in September,October, November and December 2019, however a silent time of Prayer/Listening will be conducted from 9:15 to 9:35am each Sunday in the Good Shepherd Chapel. Please provide your thoughts regarding these Fall programs and ST. Peters Christian Education programs for 2020, to Don Hossler.
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Clarence Gonyon, our congregation member from Liberia, is sending a box of children's clothes and school supplies to the school in his village. Clarence has shared with us that when civil war broke out in 1999 in Liberia he recalls aid came to his village from Lutheran World Relief. Clarence was granted legal immigration status to come to the United States and vowed he would join a Lutheran Church here. He settled in Middletown with a friend and joined St. Peter's. If you have any donations for Clarence please see him in church or place the bag in Luther Hall.. Thank you.
YARD SIGN---if you would like to place a sign in your yard that “welcomes our neighbors” in English, Arabic and Spanish please pick up in Christian Ed. office by the Good Shepherd Chapel.
Please take a moment and sign the cards in the north narthex. How nice it is to receive a card expressing love and care.
ST. PETER’S STAFF
Everyone Serving and Caring for Others
The Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert, Pastor
Vicar Chad Butz, Intern
Church Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – noon. Monday – Thursday
Our Sunday service is broadcast on WMSS 91.1FM at 11am.
Web site: www.stpetersmiddletown.org
E-mail address: ParishMail@stpetersmiddletown.org