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The October 2019 Announcer

Announcements for October 20, 2019 - Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost; Oktoberfest 

Good Morning!  Welcome to worship at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ. It is good to be here together in the presence of the God whose name is Love.

Today’s coffee hour is a self-serve one.  So far our church President has been making these happen, including cleanups.  Can we get her some help, or inspire some folks to volunteer-host a cofee hour?  That would be really nice.

Thanks to everyone who served in the ministries of the church this morning.

The Church Council meets after some coffee hour time.

Tomorrow is the deadline for articles for the November newsletter!

If all went according to plan, Chuck Bailey is to have returned home Thursday after doing physical therapy at Glenview Terrace.  

TODAY starting at 3 o’clock is our Pet Blessing (& service); our 2nd one!  It will be in our Gym, there’s a suggested donation of $5, there will be raffle prizes and representatives from nearby and event co-sponsor C.A.R.E.  See the bulletin insert and invite the animal lovers you know!

Next Sunday we’ll mark Reformation Sunday. We will give our 3rd grader Drew Ryan his Bible from St. Peter’s.  The sermon will look at the Church reforming in the current age.  After church it’s Village Inn/St. Peter’s fundraiser Sunday (see that insert too!)

This Saturday October 26th is the biennial Monster Mash Bash!  We need folks to come on out for this unique, fun, dress-up event which has a DJ, costume contest, appetizers and dessert, kids are welcome, and more!  Reservations are really helpful so please follow the insert’s request to call Heidi or Carol I. if you are coming.  All funds raised go to the General Fund of our church.

St Peter’s Table at the Craft Show Nov 16th- St Peter’s members … we are going to have a St Peter’s Table at the Holiday Craft Show on November 16th. This table will be for items donated by our members or friends to benefit the church directly. Some members have been interested in donating items to be sold for St. Peter’s. If you have some handmade items around that you would like to donate, please contact Sue Bailey at 847-673-0985 or Wendy Svenson (after Nov 3) at 847-528-4545. All we ask is you give us an idea what price you wish your donated items to sell for. Items will need to be AT the CHURCH by November 15th.

According to the schedule, next Sunday’s Lector is Jane Abramchik; Lana Kahn is in Nursery.

Today’s call to worship is reprinted by permission of the publisher from Touch Holiness, ed. Ruth C. Duck and Maren C. Tirabassi.  Copyright ©1990 The Pilgrim Press; Copyright ©2012 Ruth C. Duck and Maren C. Tirabassi (updated version).  Our prayer of dedication is reprinted by permission of United Church Press from Gathered by Love by Lavon Bayler.  Copyright ©1994 by United Church Press; republished ©2001 by The Pilgrim Press.

As each Sunday’s Scriptures and sermon are in Pastor Lanford’s new podcasts, you should know they are hosted via SoundCloud and the podcast title as a whole is “The Redheaded Preacher.”  Some recent sermons have also been uploaded onto the church’s YouTube channel.

St. Peter’s UCC Cemetery Plots for Sale by outside party:  For sale due to move: 6 (six) burial plots/graves (Lot # 36, Grs. 3 and 4 and Lot #37 Grs. 1, 2, 3, 4 block #8) located on Cemetery of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ 8530 Harms Rd. Skokie, IL. 60077. $1,500.00 each lot.  Please only serious request; call  847-571-0268; Magda & Mike Gociman

CYT’s Suessical the Musical Jr! Join The Cat in the Hat on a whimsical journey from the Jungle of Nool, to Circus McGurkus, to the tiny land of Who as he tells of the adventures of Horton the Elephant, Mayzie La Bird, Gertrude McFuzz, and other characters from the creative genius of Dr. Seuss! Shows run October 25 through November 3. This is a perfect show for kids of ALL ages! Talk to Jessica if you would like a ticket - $13 each if you purchase through her directly!



 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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