Good Morning and thanks for joining us! As Jesus called Simon and Andrew, James and John, he also calls us anew each day to the path of discipleship. Welcome to worship!
Everyone is invited downstairs after worship for Coffee Hour. Our hosts today are Wendy and Roy Svenson – thanks to them!
Thanks to everyone who served in the ministries of the church this morning!
The Church Council meets today at 11:30 AM.
Tomorrow is the deadline for articles for the February Announcer.
Next Sunday after worship is our Annual Congregational Meeting. Preceded by a light lunch served by our indefatigable Dinner Committee ($3 per person), the lunch and meeting are open to all, but only active members of St. Peter’s U.C.C. count towards a quorum and are eligible to vote. An active member is a member who has received Holy Communion, attended worship or made a financial offering here within the past year. There are reports available today! Please take one to read before next week, and bring it back with you to reduce our paper and ink costs. Next Sunday the financials and Nominating Committee slate are available. Please plan to come, and stay until around 12:30!
This Tuesday Pastor Richard, Jenn, Kathy and Laura are meeting at 1 PM with the superintendent of District 69 and their community outreach coordinator to discuss ways of working together to lift up children and families in our community. District 69 has reached the status of 50% low income students and are in need of resources and help! Much more to come on how you can get involved once we’ve begun so stay tuned.
Pastor Richard’s drop in hours, aka “Coffee With the Pastor” is Wednesdays from 10 AM to Noon.
In two weeks we’ll celebrate the baptism of Arthur Daniel Svenson (as well as Holy Communion and the Installation of Boards and officers).
Students of CYT Chicago present Shrek The Musical including Jessica Schneider, who has SEVERAL key roles in the show! Shrek The Musical brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre, plus his friends Donkey and Fiona, to dazzling new life on the stage. Fun for the WHOLE family, especially the little ones. Performances are February 16-25 at Prairie Lakes Theater in Des Plaines (515 E Thacker Street). Tickets are $12-$14 presale +$2 at the door, and can be purchased at www.cytchicago.org or by calling 847-516-2298. Be sure to credit Jessica when you buy your tickets so she knows you are coming to see her!
Our Prayer of Dedication is reprinted by permission of United Church Press from Led by Love by Lavon Bayler, Copyright ©1996 by United Church Press.
According to the schedule, next Sunday’s Nursery Attendant is Laurie Mitchell, and the Lector is Marcia Hilliard.