November 1st is for most people just another day. In the Christian world this day is All Saints Day. All Saints Day is the day we celebrate those believers who have come before us. When celebrating this day it is appropriate to remind ourselves where these faithful are now. They are in the presence of God himself. As Revelation 7:4 so beautiful puts it “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” This verse also reminds us how it is possible the saints are with God. Not only that, but why they are saints at all. The reason is because of Christ and his atoning sacrifice. So in the spirit of All Saints Day I encourage you to meditate on the words spoken in the preface in the Service of the Sacrament. When the Pastor says, “Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven…”ask yourself who does that include? The Company of heaven includes all the saints who are with Christ now. When you participate in communion you are with that company, and that is a truly wonder thing. In this we can also remember that we too one day will join this company.
We will be in the presence of God, we will have our robes made white in the blood of the Lamb. And we too will “celebrate the marriage feast of the Lamb in His Kingdom which has no end; through Jesus Christ… who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever” Amen.
So I hope you have a blessed All Saints Day.
Rev. Jacob Stuenkel
YOUTH GROUP OUTREACH - the youth at St. Peter is hosting a gathering to include youth from St. Paul Flatrock and St. John Stryker (6&66). This will be held 7pm, November 1. We will be assembling hygiene kits for hurricane victims. We look forward to the fellowship with old and new friends as we help with this important project.
St Peter – Christmas Poinsettias
Poinsettia order forms are posted on the narthex bulletin board. Orders must be in no later than November 12th.
Please place orders in the offering plate.
Questions?? Contact Deb Oberhaus # 419-762-5397. Thank You!
THANK YOU to St. Peter Lutheran church for sponsoring the Red Cross blood drive and the use of the building. Thank you also to all of the volunteers and donors. We were able to collect 28 units. Thanks again for supporting the American Red Cross.
Greetings from Preschool!
We had a very busy and fun month of October! Our highlights included: a walking trip to the Florida Public Library, Leader's Farm field trip, Pisanello's Pizza fundraiser, visit from Kyle Richards with the Florida/Flatrock fire department and our Halloween party!
Thank you to everyone who bought, sold and helped make the pizzas for our Pisanello's Pizza fundraiser! Very much appreciated. Special thanks to Bette Weddelman, Ruth Block, Sharlene Bunke, Pam Jones, Sherry Krueger, Alice Knepley, Andy Parsons, the Weber Family and my husband, Brian, for making 272 pizzas on Saturday, October 21st! We made them in 1 1/2 hours and raised $1,360 for St. Peter Preschool!
November will be another great month in Preschool. We will focus on Praise & Thanksgiving. Our themes will include: Turkeys, Thanksgiving and Teddy Bears. Our letters will be I, J and K. We will not have school the week of November 20th. My family and I are driving to Austin, Texas to spend the week with my sister and her family for the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. In God' Blessings, Mrs. Rees
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
St Peter’s Congregational Christmas Potluck date is December 3rd. Planning committee dates will be in the November bulletins. Needed: Volunteers! Looking forward to seeing You at the meetings!!