502 Second Street South
JUNE & JULY 2021 NEWSLETTER
|PASTOR: Jane Harris Cell: 641-242-0337 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Ministers: We are adding these for St. Peter. (No acolytes at this
time) Hower, if you do not feel comfortable helping right now, we
understand - just call or email the church office to let us know. Thank
Ushers: June: Brad Engh, Bob Martin, Jerry Avise and Mike Flatness and families
July: Dale Schaefer, Travis Butler, Jeremy Ames, and Cody Baxter and families
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
Greeters: June: Mike and Cheryl Flatness
July: Bill and Mary Ellen Nelson
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.
Communion Committee: June: Dennis and Beth Milbrandt
July: Roy and Marlene Struchen
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, 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. Christ be our Light!
A public memorial service will be held for Jim Polsdofer at St. Peter, Rockwell, on Sunday, July 11th at 2 pm. Jim passed away on December 27th, 2020 and a graveside service was held in the Rockwell Cemetery January 3, 2021.
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!
The Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly will be a one-day, virtual event deginning at 8 am on Saturday, June 12. The main purpose of the assembly will be the election of a new bishop. Visitors will be able to watch the live broadcast on the synod's Facebook page. (Northeastern Iowa Synod, ELCA) Pastor Jane will be attending, along with St. Peter Delegate, Linda Corporon, and St. Paul Delegate, Julie Kaduce. Thank you to Linda and Julie for representing our congregations!
The West Fork Food Pantry located at Zion St. John Lutheran Church in Sheffield has secured a permanent facility for the Food Pantry! It is located at 106 West Gilman St. in Sheffield. Plans are to move into it sometime in July. This is exciting and welcomed by many who utilize the pantry and its volunteers. Stay tuned for more updates to come!
Both St. Peter and St. Paul congregational councils have agreed at this time to follow the CDC guidelines regarding the wearing of a mask in church 9 for church services or any other activity in the church. That means that if you have had your vaccinations, you do not need to rear a mask - the CDC has deemed it safe to go without, and studies have shown that it is less likely that you will transmit the virus as easily, once vaccinated. It is still recommended by the CDC that if you have not been vaccinated, that you continue to wear a mask indoors, for the sake of those who have not been vaccinated (especially our young children for whom the vaccine is not yet available.) The signs requiring masks have been removed from our doors, but you may continue to wear a mask if you so desire!
Congratulations to the 2021 West Fork High School Graduates! We honored our Seniors at our worship services on May 23rd. Each student was given a special quilt for the St. Peter Quilters. The seniors honored were Megan McGuire, Noah Maske, Kayden Ames and they also remembered with love, Weston Schaefer.
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 August Newsletter are due by Friday, July 16th.
St. Peter NewsALWAYS CHECK THE CHURCH BULLETIN BOARD FOR UPCOMING ITEMS OF INTEREST!!!
|Mary Martha Circle
Our June meeting will be Tuesday, June 1st at 1:30 in the Parrish Hall.
Devotions: Linda Heft Hostess: Linda Heft
Our July meeting will be Tuesday, July 6th at 1:30 in the Parrish Hall.
Devotions: Pastor Jane Hostess: Louise Patterson
We are meeting monthly in the Parish Hall at St. Peter on the first Tuesday of every month at 1:30 pm.
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
First Communion - May 16, 2021
Brezlyn Schulz, Emma Litterer, Jt Litterer, Berick Baxter, Layton Christopherson, Allee Butler, Jude Grunklee, Ellie Harms, Blaike Martinez, Charleigh Martinez, and Malaina Martinez
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