From Pastor’s Desk
Halloween is over and it’s time for November. November 1st is always ALL SAINTS Day. We often celebrate it the Sunday of or after November 1st. You might ask, “What we are celebrating on All Saints Day?” The first thing we think of is the saints who have gone before. Often Churches celebrate All Saints Day by saying the Names of those members who passed away in the past year. We remembering what Christ has done for these people in the last year. How He has died for that person, rose for that individual, and has in the last year called this person to Himself.
We also often think of “The Saints” on this Day. Like we remember what Saint Peter or Saint Paul have done for the Church. We might even think of all the Saints like everyone we know who has died in Faith who are now with God. All of these people are Saints.
But there is still one more Group that we forget about. We should remember that it is ALL SAINTS DAY. This includes ourselves. Right now we are Sinners and Saints at the same time. All Saints Day is a wonderful time to remember saints as examples for ourselves as we try to be God’s saints on earth. We can be examples of Christ’s love to our Neighbors. SO I hope you have a wonderful All Saints Day, and a Great Thanksgiving this November.
Thanksgiving Service Schedule
St Paul – Wednesday – November 21st 7:00pm
St Peter – Thursday – November 22nd 9:00am
The Youth Groups of St Paul and St Peter would like to thank everyone that came to their Spaghetti Fundraiser and helped to support them in raising funds for the Youth Gathering in Minneapolis next summer.
Henry County Christmas Cheer
A collection of items will begin on Nov 4th through Dec 2nd. Please place your donations in the cry room.
A suggested list of items needed are:
Canned Vegetables, Fruits, Soup, Stews, Meats, Macaroni & Cheese, Spaghettios, Spaghetti Sauces, Tomato Juice, Broths, Noodles, Macaroni, Rice, Spaghetti, Potato Mixes, Stuffing Mixes, Cereals, Pancake Mixes, Syrups, Crackers, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Pudding, Jell-o, Cake Mixes, Frostings, Fruit Juices, Coffee, Tea, Kool-Aid, Chocolate Drink Mixes, Toilet Tissue, Facial Tissue, Paper Towels, Bar Soap, Toothpaste, Shampoo
(Please NO microwave items. - Make sure the products)
“The King will reply, Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
Project We Care and Henry County Christmas Cheer
If you know of a family in need there are copies of the applications for Henry County Christmas Cheer (Due on Nov 15th) and Project We Care (Due on Nov 1st) on the bulletin board in the Narthex. Please feel free to take a form and share it with anyone who could use the extra assistance during the upcoming holiday season.
Project We Care - A group of local businesses, churches, organizations and families have joined together as Project: We Care, to provide assistance to Henry County families with school-age and younger children in the form of clothing and toys for the 2018 Christmas season. We have chosen to help a family with 4 children. A collection place will be placed by the Church door beginning November 11th for your donations to this outreach.
Christmas Decoration Exchange
Here’s your opportunity to donate all the Christmas decorations you don’t need!
A Christmas Exchange Store will be opened at the Crossroads Church in Napoleon following Thanksgiving.
At St Peter – Decorations can be placed in the cry room. Need help picking them up? Call 419.762.5397 or 419.762.5716.
Poinsettias for St Peter
Poinsettia order forms are posted on the Narthex bulletin board. Orders must be in no later than November 11th.
Greetings from Preschool!
What a great month of October we had! We walked to the Florida Public Library this month and enjoyed Ms Barb showing us around the library!! We then took our annual field trip to Leaders Family Farms and had so much fun! We love the farm!
Firefighter Kyle Richards of the Florida/Flatrock fire department came to preschool and talked with us about fire safety. We learned how to call 911, how to stop-drop-roll and also the new campaign “close before you doze.” Thank you Kyle for coming to visit us as always - much appreciated!
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who ordered Pisanello’s Pizzas from our fundraiser. We made and sold 286 pizzas! Also thank you to everyone who helped make them all on Saturday, 10/20 - a fun morning as always!
We’ve been blessed with another fantastic month in preschool. I am so thankful and happy with how well the school year is going. St Peter Preschool is the best!!! In God’s Blessings, Mrs. Rees
St Peter’s Congregational Christmas Potluck
The event will be December 2nd We are looking for ideas! – Join us in the planning! More information will following in the bulletin
Our Sunday School children sang their hearts out during October 28th’s worship service. Thank you kids and thank you Sunday School teachers for sharing the word of the Lord! All children are welcome to join us every Sunday morning at 9AM!