Good Morning, we’re so glad you joined us today. Siblings in Christ, welcome to worship, Christian fellowship and time to learn and grow in God’s Word. May you be blessed and strengthened now.
We welcome back to St. Peter’s the Rev. Carol Ann Munro! She recently retired from The American Red Cross in Chicago, where she was the Director of Planned Giving. A member of Northfield Community Church, U.C.C., she previously worked for the Advocate Charitable Foundation and served 19 years as one of the Pastors of St. Pauls U.C.C. in Lincoln Park. She and her partner Hallie live in Chicago; Carol has known our pastor since 1985!
Women’s Guild Thank Offering Sundays- The letter from the Guild announcing, describing, and asking for contributions to the Thank Offering are in the file folders so please check yours if you didn’t get one handed to you or checked already. The offering will be dedicated on NOVEMBER 25th not on the 18th as the letter said.
As of this writing no one has signed up to host Coffee Hour today; if this has changed we’ll be sure to announce it!
Pastor Richard returns this Wednesday, November 14th, with his drop-in hours at 10 AM-Noon. The Women’s Guild also meets that day at 11:30 AM featuring the annual Cookie Walk.
The fundraiser for St. Peter’s at Ten Thousand Villages(719 Main Street, Evanston) is this Thursday! Please see the insert for more details.
The Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Servicethis year is at the chapel of St. Peter Catholic Church (not in the main sanctuary). It is going to begin at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, November 20th. The Rev. Daniel Morris is the lead speaker, the relatively new pastor of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Skokie. Cash offerings as always now go to the Village of Skokie’s Assist-a-Family fund; nonperishable foods brought to the service will be brought to the Niles Township Food Pantry.
Thanks to everyone who served in the ministries of the church today, especially Olivia as she takes on the double role of lay liturgist plus lector.
The Church Council meets next Sunday after worship. If you are responsible for providing a report to that meeting, please submit it to the Dropbox during the week, the earlier the better to ensure others have time to read them. Thank you!
We are holding our Rich Kalensky Memorial Veterans 11-11 Project,collecting a myriad of items here to help our veterans who are homeless transitioning into having a home. The list of what the Military Outreach USA is seeking is in your brand new November newsletter. Please bring all donated items to our Memorial Room where a designated place will be waiting. Thank you. This project will go on through November.
Poinsettia Orders are being taken now through the beginning of December. Please see insert for more details!
Here’s a heads up: Articles for the December issue of the monthly newsletter are due a week from tomorrow.
Remember when we collected empty, cleaned-up RX bottlesfor Malawi and then rural America? The Lions Club of Evanston is now collecting them for Haiti and asking for our help. As before, please do what you can to remove the old label and stickiness. There will be a basket in the Memorial Room for these; the request is for only amber, white or blue bottles. The contact with the Lions Club is Carol Iannoti’s cousin Diane.
Interested in signing up for an Office or Board position? We’d love to have you! The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board outside the offices now. We’d love YOUR input to help St. Peter’s UCC keep going strong, so give us a chance. Thanks so much for your consideration!
New Key Use Policy Coming in 2019- We need to get a full list of everyone who has keys to the church. If you have keys due to the current position you are in on a board or on church council, please email Annie Noorts (email@example.com) or let Laura know exactly which keys you have (outside door, office keys, etc.). If you have keys because you formerly served on a board and no longer do, please return those keys the office. We are establishing an updated list of key holders and key use policy, and we’d like to have it ready by the January Annual Meeting. Please notify Annie if you have and are keeping your keys OR return your keys by the end of 2018 to help us do this. Thanks!
Box Tops for Education- District 69 PTO is collecting Box Tops and the money that is raised through this program goes to funding programs that may otherwise not exist. We are asking you to clip the Box Tops label off from a variety of sources, and putting them in boxtop collection box in the Memorial Room. See Heidi T. if you have any questions! Please make sure the dates on the boxtops have not expired. The company will not accept expired dates. Participating vendors: http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products
Today’s prayer of dedication, charge and benediction are reprinted by permission of United Church Press from Led by Love by Lavon Bayler. Copyright ©1996 by United Church Press.