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The May 2019 Announcer

Announcements for May 26, 2019 - Sixth Sunday of Easter

Welcome to St. Peter’s UCC!  “My peace I give you,” says Jesus. “ … Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27, NIV). As we enter into worship, I invite you to share the peace of Christ with one another.

Everyone is encouraged to come downstairs to the Memorial Room after worship to enjoy Coffee Hour! Our hostesses are Barb Bailey and Ginger Kalensky.  Thanks to them!

Today is the 2nd to last Sunday to add to the Undy 500 collection; we’ve extended the collection time to go through Sun., June 2nd

The office will be closed tomorrow in observance of Memorial Day.

Thanks to our Dinner Committee and its many helpers for last Sunday’s Spaghetti Dinner and clean-up!  Pastor thanks the Women’s Guild, the congregation as a whole and all who gave separate cards and/or presents that evening for his birthday last week.  Thank you!

Unless you are told differently by a Guild officer, this is the last Sunday for contributions to the Dedicated Offering which goes to the Women’s Guild.  These monies are later given to several missions and agencies which do God’s work beyond Saint Peter’s.

HOSPITALIZED:  Both Richard Hook and Alexander Iannotti are home from advocate Lutheran General.  John Johnson is also home after 5 days in Glenbrook Hospital.  Please keep them in prayer.

Next Sunday is our Village Inn fundraiser; see insert for details!

In two weeks there will be a family-friendly “Skokie Pride” event at Lorel Park from 1 to 5 PM.  As the only Open and Affirming church in Skokie we are asking members and friends to “represent” as we will have a table, tent space, chairs and perhaps opportunities to help out.  There are several programs and entertainment on the agenda.  This is a free avenue to let the local LGBTQ community and their families know about us and meet us.  Both Pastor and President Jenn will be there (for at least part of the time) and we are asking for others to join us in our outreach!

According to the schedule, next Sunday’s Lector will be Judy Paige.  Next Sunday’s worship features the Lord’s Supper and a Coffee Hour has been signed-up for!  A new Nursery Attendant schedule is still in the pipeline.

The book study of Real Good Church by the Rev. Molly Phinney Baskette, open to all who are interested in church growth and evangelism for the 21st century starts Tuesday, June 18th at 6:30 PM and meet every Tuesday through July,but allowing for some flexibility when Pastor is on vacation.  This is not a soup-n-study, as the plan is to really start at 6:30 and end no later than 8 o’clock, with a rotation of desserts or snack providers.  Persons can always bring their dinner if they need to. The book is available in Kindle by Amazon, new & used paperback by Amazon, and through United Church Resources.  You don’t have to finish the book by the 18th!!  Tell Pastor is you’re leaning toward participation.  Thank you!

Please share this with others you know who may be able to help us in our search:  St Peter’s United Church of Christ (UCC) in Skokie is seeking a part-time church organist and Music Director. The church sanctuary features a custom-built Möller pipe organ with 3 manuals and 23 ranks. A Steinway Grand piano and an electronic keyboard are also available for Sunday worship services which may include a range of sacred music, from traditional to contemporary. Number of Hours per Week: 3-10.  Salary: negotiable, commensurate with the agreed upon scope of services and experience.  To learn more, visit  For more information about the Music Director role or to apply, please direct inquiries and resumes to:



 St. Peter's United Church of Christ
8013 Laramie Street
(Laramie and Oakton Streets)

Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 847.673.8166
Fax: 847.674.7691
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