Good Morning friends of St. Peter’s UCC! O Lord, you are my shepherd. Thank you for fulfilling my needs, leading me along safe pathways and restoring my soul. Amen.
Thanks to everyone who served in the ministries of the church this morning – ministries of worship, education, hospitality and administration!
No one signed up to Coffee Hour today so there won’t be one. The rest of the upcoming Sundays are all available too!
The Board of Christian Education and the Open and Affirming Committee have scheduled meetings for today after worship.
Office Manager Laura Olson will be out of town Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Ginger Kalensky will be in for her Tuesday & Thursday and Sharon Johnson will be here Wednesday. When she returns Friday she’ll be hard at work getting out the May newsletter and the bulletin for April 29th, so she’ll be very busy on the 27th.
Speaking of the 27th, that is the Skokie “Stand Against Racism” day. Those who can, we ask to come to St. Peter’s before 10:30 and stand outside together on Oakton Street representing our solidarity with those who work to end racism. Pastor will hold a sign-making party this Wednesday from 7-8 PM. We’ll use the Gym, so come and help! Remember: Friday 10:30-10:50 AM in front of our church building.
There is a pre-Rummage Sale meeting scheduled for after church on Sunday, April 29th.
The Spaghetti Dinner is in two weeks! On Sunday, May 6th at 5 PM! See Barb Todd to place reservations.
The next Village Inn Fundraiser is May 20th! Mark your calendar now.
The Annual (and Spring) meeting of our Chicago Metropolitan Association will be Saturday, May 5th from 8:00 AM (start of walk-in registration) until lunch is over. The theme is “Better Together” and worship includes a dialogue sermon between two UCC Northside pastors. The location is Epiphany U.C.C. at Damen Ave. and Bradley Place. See Pastor if interested in attending; early registration (preferred) ends this Friday. There is also a program for youth (up to age 23).
Our Illinois Conference Minister, the Rev. Dr. Jorge Morales, is retiring from this ministry next month.
Today’s prayer of confession and hymn text “You Follow Us, God” are reprinted by permission of United Church Press from Led By Love, by Lavon Bayler. Copyright ©1996 by United Church Press. Our offertory prayer is reprinted by permission of the publisher from Flames of the Spirit, also The Pilgrim Press, by Lavon Bayler, copyright ©1986.