Newsletter - December

From Pastor's Desk

The Month of December is often thought of as the time of Christmas. Yet, in the church this actually the time of Advent.


“The season of Advent is all about awaiting the coming of the Savior, God's Word becoming flesh and dwelling among us. The incarnation of God in human flesh and blood is the way of salvation for all mankind that could only have come to us from God Himself. We could never have imagined such a way of salvation for ourselves. Yet God even predicted this would be His way to make atonement for all nations through His chosen people, the nation of Israel. God's prophet Isaiah proclaimed: "Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel." (Isaiah 7:14) In keeping with this prophecy, an ancient writer incorporated this and several other prophecies together in the hymn, "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel."1

Christmas Services

December 24th – Christmas Eve 6:30pm St Paul Children’s Christmas Program

Service 8:00pm St Peter Children’s Christmas Program Service

December 25th – Christmas Day 8:30am St Paul Communion Worship Service

10:00am St Peter Communion Worship Service


Peter Congregational Christmas Dinner

All members of the church are invited to attend the Congregational Christmas Potluck to be held, Sunday, December 2nd following the service. Bring a potluck dish and share in the fellowship of the Christmas Season!


Christmas Exchange

Do you need some storage room? Solution: Donate those Christmas decorations! Bring them to St Peter and place your items in the Christmas Exchange box or cry room. Need help picking up your items? Call 419.762.5716

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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)


Annual Preschool Cookie Walk

Saturday, December 8th, 8:30-10:00am in the St Peter Preschool room. We are asking for donations of homemade Christmas cookies, brownies, puppy chow, fudge, etc. to be brought to the kitchen by 8:30am on the 8th. Whether you donate items or not, please come and purchase a box and fill it with a variety of goodies – easier than baking dozens of different recipes of cookies! Tell your friends and neighbors about our Cookie Walk. Thank you for all your kind support of the preschool by supplying and purchasing these Christmas Goodies.


New Flower Charts

The 2019 Flower Charts have been posted in the Narthex for both churches. If you wish to donate a floral arrangement for a special event, anniversary, in loving memory of someone or to the Glory of God, please choose a date and enter the information on the chart so your arrangement may be acknowledged in the bulletin.

Greetings from Preschool

Greetings from Preschool!! November is about being thankful and blessed for what’s given to us. We talked a lot about that in the classroom and how much we all have to be thankful for - including Preschool! We celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with a Thanksgiving Feast in the classroom - the students made their own placements, wore turkey headbands and tried delicious thanksgiving foods! We are blessed! December is another busy month in St Peter Preschool. We have the following events: Saturday, December 8 - Cookie Walk from 8:30-10am Wednesday, December 12 - Story time and Craft at 4:30pm Sunday, December 16 - the Preschool students will be playing the bells & singing in Church The students are doing fantastic in class, I am so blessed! We love our Preschool! If anyone would like to donate baked goods for our Annual Cookie Walk - please bring in your goodies on Friday, 12/7 or the morning of Saturday, 12/8. We appreciate the help and support of this very popular event! Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season! In God’s Blessings, Mrs Rees