From Pastor’s desk:
This April Christians everywhere will celebrate the Easter Season. This Easter is extra special because we also celebrate April Fool’s Day. Which is supposed to be a day of hijinks. That’s often the way the world looks at Easter. They often see it as a lie, as if Christianity itself is trying to pull one over them. They should know that we truly believe Jesus died and rose again. For one thing we have the Empty Tomb. Second, we have the Eyewitnesses of the resurrected Jesus, including the eye witnesses of the woman who were the first to see Jesus. Third, we have the New Testament Documents themselves which have the accounts of those eyewitnesses. Fourth, we have the example of the disciples and what they did following Jesus’ death and resurrection. We know they went out into the world proclaiming Jesus, even though they knew it would get them killed. Lastly,we have the witness and example of Saint Paul. He went to write about his own vision of Jesus. We know when we celebrate Easter we are not joking, but we are confessing our belief that Jesus has risen. He has risen, indeed, Alleluia!
Congratulations to our Confirmands
Lana Culp, daughter of Jeffrey and Carrie Culp &
Rebekah Zachrich, daughter of Jacob and Amy Zachrich
High School Seniors
St Peter would like to recognize the 2018 Graduates in our Church’s May Newsletter. We would like to include your senior picture along with a brief article of your high school career and future plans. You may drop the information off at the church office or email it to the Church at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies please mark April 29th off on your calendar. Plans are in the making for a special Tea Party for Mothers, Daughters, Granddaughters, Grandmothers, Aunts, Cousins, Friends and Neighbors! If you are interested in helping plan this event contact Becky, Emilie, Bette or Deb.
St. Peter Preschool Spring Open House!
Stop in and see our classroom, meet Mrs. Rees, pick up enrollment papers and ask questions.
Saturday, April 7 is the date for the Defiance Zone LWML Rally. CALLED TO LIVE FOR CHRIST is the theme and the forenoon rally commences at 8:30 with a breakfast at St. John, 9088 Openlander Rd. west of Sherwood. The guest speaker is Deaconess Carolyn Brinkley who is Military Project Coordinator at the Seminary and especially concerned with the work of the Chaplains serving the Military. Offerings will be for the Chaplaincy Program of our Synod, Defiance Zone and Mites.
St. Peter LWML has chosen Sharlene Bunke and Ruth Block to represent our unit as Delegates at the LWML, OHIO DISTRICT CONVENTION at Dublin, Ohio on June 22-24, 2018. The theme of the convention is '"Walk in the Light". Pastor Stuenkel will also attend as Pastoral Counselor of the Napoleon Zone LWML.
Greetings from Preschool!
We had a wonderful month of March, visits with Ms Barb from the Napoleon Public Library and Emily Hill with the Henry County Hospital. Thank you both for coming to see us!
The weather was still chilly most of the month - but we managed to get outside for recess a couple times. Hoping the weather will improve the next couple week.
April is full of lots of great things for the kiddos! When we return from Spring Break we will celebrate Easter and see some precious little quail - thanks Ms Bette for arranging this! Ms Barb will come back, Kyle Richards from the Florida/Flatrock Fire Dept will bring their fire trucks and we will have our 2nd annual St Jude Trike-a- Thon!!! We will finish up our letters of the week and move on to numbers - should be fun!
Can’t believe the school year is winding down. Another fantastic year in St Peter Preschool. Reminder - our Spring Open House will be Thursday, April 19th from 5-7pm. Please spread the word! We’re now enrolling for Fall of 2018!
In God’s Blessings, Mrs Rees