502 Second Street South
MAY 2021 NEWSLETTER
|PASTOR: Jane Harris Cell: 641-242-0337 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Ministers: At this time the ushers, greeters, acolytes and
communion prep committees will not be printed in the newsletter. Once
things are back to normal for church services, they will be added again.
The USHERS are asked to be there every Sunday in your month. You are asked to be at the Church 1/2 hour prior to the service to hand out bulletins and usher people to their pews. Please also pick up the bulletins and other papers left in the pews and straighten the hymnals after the service. The chairman is to notify the members of his group of ushers prior to the first of the month
You are asked to be at the church 1/2 hour prior to Worship Services on Sundays to greet people as they enter the church by introducing yourself and giving them a handshake. Also encourage the visitors to sign the guest book.
You are in charge of preparing items for the Communion distribution on the 1st Sunday of the month and for traditional Communion distribution the 3rd Sunday of the month. You are also in charge of cleaning up following, including the cleaning of the Altar Cloth. Instructions are on the counter in the little room south of the Altar area.
Please be at the church by 8:30 a.m., robed and upstairs not later than See Ken Meyer for instructions as to which candles to light. On Communion Sunday (1st & 3rd of month) you are asked to assist church board members in the giving of the communion. If you are unable to Acolyte, you will need to find your own replacement. Please HANG the robe up neatly after services.
CHANGE FOR ST. PAUL AND
ST. PETER STARTING JUNE 6:
ST. PETER @ 10:30 AM
ST. PAUL @ 9;00 AM
St. Peter and St. Paul office number and Parish hall phone: 641-822-3101
Christy's Cell # is 641-430-1041
Pastor Jane's cell phone: 641-242-0337
Sunday Worship available on You tube at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Rockwell IA. (Available later in the day on Sundays)
Online Services are Sunday at 9:00 AM. The Facebook page is St. Paul and St. Peter Lutheran Churches
WiFi Access: in the Chancel, or Main church: StPeter1, guest password-Worship16. In the Fellowship Hall & Lounge: StPeter2, guest password-ParishHall16
Please Pray for: Paula Jorgensen, Ayden Murphy, Nancy Ward, Dick Thomas, Brooklyn Heimer, Kevin Hoftiezer, Chris Nelson, Joan Petersen, Brent Peters, Renee Dahlen, Lon Peterson, Dallas and Lois Brown, and Bob Carlson. Please remember to keep all our homebound in your prayers, they miss being part of the life of the faith community. We pray for all who have been affected by the coronavirus, those who have become ill and all who care for them, all those working long hours to provide essential services for the public, all who are isolated or quarantines at home, all who are feeling the weight of stress and anxiety during these challenging time. May you feel God's abiding presence. Christ be our Light!
Our love and prayers are with the family and friends of Nancy Ward. Nancy died on Saturday, April 24th at Mercy One North Iowa Hospice. "Rest eternal grant her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her!"
Church Office Hours for Pastor - Pastor Jane has set up the following weekly church office hours and will usually be available at the church during these times unless there is an emergency or (occasional) scheduled meeting. Please call if a visit is desired to make arrangements for safely meeting. (641-242-0337). St. Peter office hours: Tue., Wed.*, Thurs. 9am-12 pm and 1-5 pm. St. Paul office hours: Friday 9am - 2 pm.
Remember that on the first Sunday in June (June 6th) our worship service times will once again change between St. Paul and St. Peter. St. Paul will meet for worship at 9:00 am and St. Peter will meet for worship at 10:30 am. Online Streaming will be at 10:30 am.
Do you know anyone who would appreciated a greeting card sent from St. Peter? Contact Bev Peters (641-430-7033) and she will make sure they receive one!
Have you been to our church Facebook Page? The name of our page is St Paul and St Peter Lutheran Churches or go to https://www.facebook.com/St-Paul-St-Peter-Lutheran-Churches-101531454821018 (Check us out and don't forget to "LIKE" us!)
The West Fork Food Pantry located at Zion St. John Lutheran Church in Sheffield has been a Godsend for many families, especially throughout this pandemic. They continue to welcome donations, and are especially in need of peanut butter, canned vegetables, paper products and personal hygiene items. Items can be dropped off at St. Peter in the lounge by the parish hall/kitchen, or taken to St. Paul on Sundays. Thank you!
At this time we will be celebrating Holy Communion on the first and third Sunday of every month. If you are worshipping us online, please have some bread and either juice or wine available before the service starts. If you are worshiping in person, we will have the bread and wine/juice available on a table as you enter the sanctuary - please pick it up on your way in at the beginning of the service. If you would like Pastor Jane to bring communion to you please call her at 641-242-0337 or the church office at 641-822-31-1 to set up a time.
Please send all announcements to St. Peter's email email@example.com. Also, the answering service has been restored to the church office phone once again. Please call the church office phone number @ 641-822-3101 to leave any messages you may have. I am at the church most nights for 4-6P. Sending an email is the best way to get a message to me. Thank you, Christy
The Church Secretary is in the office on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons between 4 and 6. If you need anything please call her cell # 641-430-1041. Articles and information for the June's Newsletter are due by Friday, May 14th.
St. Peter NewsALWAYS CHECK THE CHURCH BULLETIN BOARD FOR UPCOMING ITEMS OF INTEREST!!!
|Mary Martha Circle
Our May meeting will be Tuesday, May 4th at 1:30 in the Parrish Hall.
Devotions: Louise Patterson Hostess: Lana Schaefer
June Meeting: June 1st with Linda Heft Hostess and Devotions
We are meeting monthly in the Parish Hall at St. Peter on the first Tuesday of every month at 1:30 pm. We wear masks and social distance at these meetings.
WELCA General Meetings will be held after Circle in April, August, and November. All officers are encouraged to be at these meetings and all women are welcome.
|Pastoral Acts in 2021
"In Christ shall all be made alive" 1 Corinthians 15:22
Ames Robert Williams, January 3, 2021 son of Douglas and Samantha Williams
Lynday Mae Lewis, January 17, 2021 daughter of Zachary and Anne Lewis
Taya Mae Enabnit, February 27, 2021 daughter of Dustin & Kelsey Enabnit
Lydia Hollis Petersen, April 4, 2021 daughter of Holly Petersen
Jana Harms and Katelyn Witte - April 25, 2021
United in Marriage
James Andrew Polsdofer, Graveside Service on Sunday, January 3, 2021
Dennis Wayne Ward, Prayer Service on Thursday, January 21, 2021
Klarette J. "Klar" Schaefer, funeral on February 19, 2021
Nancy Grace Ward, Funeral on Wednesday, April 28, 2021