WELCOME TO ST. PETER'S BY THE SEA
We are glad that you have come to worship with us today! Please sign a WELCOME card found in the pew rack, and give it to an usher or drop it in the offering plate. A nursery is available for toddlers and young children. Children’s Church School for grades Pre-K to 5th grade meets during the worship service. Large-print bulletins and children’s bulletins are available from an usher. You will find hand sanitizer in the pew rack for your use during the service.
SUNDAY HOSPITALITY: is given for the praise and glory of God. Today we thank the Pepper family for the flowers given in honor of David’s birthday. We also thank Christy & Ethan Gilsdorf and Joan Allton for coffee fellowship after the service.
SPECIAL CONGREGATION MEETING: A special meeting of the Congregation has been called for Sunday, December 10th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. All members are requested to attend. Agenda includes the approval of the 2018 budget; and the election of Congregation Council, Endowment Committee and Nominating Committee members. This is the second notice.
ADVENT WEDNESDAYS: You are invited to Holden Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m. the Wednesdays of Advent (December 6, 13 and 20). Prepare for Christmas with this soul-blessing time of sung prayer. Service will be held in the sanctuary.
ADVENT WEDNESDAY SPECIAL MUSIC: December 13th at 7:00 p.m. we will welcome Victor Knarreborg and his group of eight singers who will present a program of original and traditional praise music. There will be participation hymns as well. Come and enjoy.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Our annual Children’s Christmas Program is Sunday, December 17th at the 9:30 a.m. service. We will gather in the Narthex for the program and communion service.
ANGEL TREE: Our annual Angel Tree is up! Please choose an angel from the tree and purchase a gift in the $15-$20 range; if you’re feeling more generous then please choose more than one angel. Since the children will be opening their gifts together, we want to make sure all gifts are monetarily equal. IMPORTANT: the green Angels are gifts for children in Mexico and will be delivered through Lutheran Border Concerns Ministry; please no gift cards.
POINSETTIAS: If you would like to ‘sponsor’ a Christmas poinsettia in honor of or in memory of someone dear to you, please use the poinsettia insert and either place it in the offering plate or return it to the church office by December 17th.
CHRISTMAS WORSHIP: St. Peter’s will have two candlelight worship services on Christmas Eve, at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Christmas Day will have a worship service at 9:30 a.m.
2018 PLEDGE CARDS: It’s not too late to return your 2018 Commitment card. Cards are available by the font and from the church office. Thank you.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: The memorial service for Henrietta (Hank) Morgan will be Tuesday, December 26 at 11:30 a.m. Reception in the Fellowship Hall to follow.
SUNDAY MORNING CHILDCARE: We continue to search for a childcare provider who can be with our youngest ones from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Nursery during worship. This is a paid position. Please talk with Pastor Marohn or the church office administrator if you or someone you know might be interested.