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St. Peter's United Church of Christ

Inman, Kansas



December 2019 Newsletter

Posted by ureche1 on March 11, 2020 at 11:55 AM
�??But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died.�?� 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 �??Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.�?� Matthew 5:4 �??The Lord is near to the broken-hearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.�?� Psalm 34:18 �??Jesus began to weep. So the Jews said, �??See how he loved him�?� John 11:35-36 The idea behind a Blue Christmas service is to hold a quiet, contemplative service as an alternative to the more traditional gatherings, as well as care for those who are sad or struggling while those around them are caught up in celebrating. They are also known as Longest Night Services and both tend to be held around 21�??22 December. This year St. Peter�??s will hold this service on Sunday, December 22 at 3:00 p.m. in our sanctuary. This service is held because people within our congregation may be struggling with different kinds of pain and loss during this time of the year. As well many people in our local community have said in passing that they are not feeling the Christmas spirit this year. A Blue Christmas service provides an opportunity for people to hear not about the baby in the manger, who can be dismissed as irrelevant, but about the God of love who comes to us in the middle of the mess and pain we know in our own everyday lives and the lives of those around us. Our Blue Christmas service has been put together especially for those of us who are not feeling particularly merry and bright right now. This service is somewhere to come if, despite all the decorations, the cards, the music playing in the shops, the concerts and parties and the advertisers who want you to believe that you can buy happiness, you don�??t really feel very much like celebrating. Somewhere to come if the idea that a Merry Little Christmas is all you need for your troubles to be miles away has a decidedly hollow ring to it. I hope that you�??ll find this service is a safe place to be transparent with yourself and with God, a safe place to admit that maybe you�??re not ok at the moment, that maybe what you�??re really feeling is sad, discouraged, or even angry. A place for you to be real with your struggles and your questions. Those of us feeling a little blue at this time of year can feel edged out and forgotten as everyone else seems caught up in the mad frenzy of their own preparations and celebrations. This service will, hopefully, give you comfort and hope in knowing that you are not alone. You may find some music to listen to during the service, but we won�??t sing, there�??ll be a Bible reading, and a short message. Candles will be lit, and time spent in prayer and silent reflection. If you are finding yourself struggling to get into the Christmas Spirit, I hope that you will join me on Sunday, December 22 at 3:00p.m. Peace and Blessings, Pastor Dennis Please pray for these people on their designated day in December 1) Dan and Fay Binder 2) Ashley and Cody Bornholdt 3) James Bornholdt 4) Tim and Terri Bornholdt 5) Steve and Theresa Buller 6) Richard and Beverly Castleberry-John 7) Gary Ely 8) Gene Ely 9) Gladys Erksin 10) Tim and Cindy Fay 11) Norma Friesen 12) Shirley Friesen 13) Todd and Janell Harman-Max, Rachel 14) Matt, Brenna Harris Suttyn, Kru, Mac 15) Gretchen Kimble 16) Phyllis Knackstedt 17) Vicki Lindenberger 18) Mike and Dorothy Luty 19) Mike and Kimba McCormick 20) Randy and Darcel Miles, Aisjha 21) Ellen Neufeld 22) Ray and Jeanne Osborn 23) Charlie and Carolyn Pauls 24) Lenore Postier 25) Loren and Denise Postier 26) Elva Rump 27) Devin and Jessica Schierling Karson, Kash, Kella 28) Gene and Karen Schierling 29) Roy and Shivawn Schierling 30) Dennis and Crystal Schroeder 31) Jerry and Ruth Sisson Virginia Bosworth, Dean Brungardt, Steve and Theresa Buller, Terry and Karen Fay, William Forehand, Vicki and Rusty Johnson, Kandy Keuler, Gretchen Kimble, Brianna Krull, Bill Maurer Sr. Danny Parr, Kairos Prison Ministry, Gene and Karen Schierling, Jim and Sophia Stephens, Jace Ward, Peggy Watts, Marcelyn Wittorff, Norma Friesen�??s grand and great grandchildren, Gladys Huber, Garin Nichols, Abby Rishel Barnett, Faith Baxter, Lisa Grace *********** We Mourn with You: Dorothy Hewett Family and Friends Jory B. Konrade Family and Friends Glenda Bohn Family and Friends ************* Revised Common Lectionary Readings for December December 1 Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalms 122 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44 December 8 Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalms 72:1-7, 18-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 December 15 Isaiah 31: 1-10 Psalms 146:5-10 James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11 December 22 Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalms 80:1-7,17-19 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25 December 29 Isaiah 63:7-9 Psalms 148 Hebrews 2:10-18 Matthew 2:13-23 Advent Study Sundays thru December15 following Morning Worship Light of the World: A Beginners Guide to Advent In Light of the World: A Beginner�??s Guide to Advent, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. Join her as she traces the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. These stories open conversations around connections of the Gospel stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, the importance of Mary�??s visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary�??s Magnificat, the census and the stable, and the star of Bethlehem and the flight to Egypt. ************* Soup and Sandwiches will be served before the Advent Study A sign up sheet to volunteer to bring soup or sandwiches is on the bulletin board. Communion Sunday, December 1 ************* Annual Christmas Program Practices: Sunday, December 1-during Sunday School Sunday, December 8-during Sunday School Sunday, December 8-during Children�??s Church (costume fitting) Sunday, December 15-during Sunday School If you (adults are needed!) or your child would like to participate in the program, please contact Diane Miller. ************* Angels Needed The Worship Team is planning to decorate the Sanctuary with angels for the upcoming Christmas Season. Every family is asked to bring at least one angel to be displayed. Any questions can be directed to anyone on the Worship Team. Women�??s Fellowship Meeting Thursday, December 5 2:00 p.m. St. Peter�??s Women�??s Fellowship is participating in a White Elephant Gift Exchange at their regular meeting on Thursday, December 5, 2:00 p.m. The participants are asked to each bring a gift to exchange. The gift needs to be something used from your home. You are not expected to buy anything new for this activity. Please make sure your gifts are wrapped. The more unusual the wrapping the more fun. Do not put any names on the packages. Any questions can be directed to Diane Miller. ********* Women�??s Fellowship will also be taking their Annual �??Thanks Offering�?� at the meeting on Thursday, December 5th. ************* The Fifth Annual Community Parents Night Out will be held at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Saturday, December 7, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Games, crafts, activities, food and a fun time will be provided for your children. Pizza will be served at 5;30. No charge! Please contact Barb at 620-543-6863 or [email protected] by Monday, December 2, to register your children. Men�??s Fellowship will meet for breakfast Saturday, December 14, 7:00 a.m. Inman Harvest Café *********** Christmas in Inman Saturday, December 14 Vendors will be in the Fellowship Hall-4:00 to 8:00 Live Nativity �??6:00 to 8:00 p.m. ******* The Inman Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to portray characters in the Live Nativity on Saturday, December 14, in conjunction with the �??Christmas in Inman.�?� The Live Nativity time is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Character time frames are 30 minutes If you would like to volunteer, please contact Barb Tuxhorn at the City Office. ************ St. Peter�??s UCC Annual Christmas Program Sunday, December 15 during Morning Worship ************** St. Peter�??s UCC will host The McPherson Community Brass Choir Sunday, December 15, 4:00 p.m. Open to the Community. No admission charge. If you know someone who would enjoy the choir and Christmas music please, invite them! *************** Church Council Meeting Wednesday, December 18 8:00 p.m. ************* Pleasant View Home Worship Service Thursday, December 19 6:30 p.m. --PVH Chapel ************ American Red Cross Blood Drive Friday, December 20 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1800-733-2767) or go to to schedule an appointment. Gene and Karen Schierling will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, December 21 St. Peter�??s UCC will be hosting a Greeting Card Shower for the celebration. Everyone is asked to bring an anniversary greeting card for Gene and Karen to the Church Office. The cards will then be given together. ************* First Day of Winter Friday, December 21 ************ St. Peter�??s UCC Choir Christmas Cantata Sunday, December 22 Morning Worship ************* Christmas Fund Offering Sunday, December 22 Morning Worship ************* Blue Christmas Service Sunday, December 22 3:00 p.m. *********** Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service Tuesday, December 24 10:30 p.m. ************ PARTRIDGE & INMAN YOUTH met In November for a time of fun and learning. Our scripture for this month was 1 Chronicles 16:34, �??O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.�?� To remind themselves of all that we have to give thanks for, the kids made colorful trees, wrote things they are thankful for on the leaves and glued them to the trees. St Peter�??s kept one tree, and we brought one back to Partridge so that the adults in the congregation could add their �??thankful leaves�?� to it. ************* December Birthdays 4 Raymond Osborn 5 Aisjha Miles 7 Donna Toews 14 Kara Ayers 15 Kathy Zimmerman Kristin Knackstedt 17 Elva Rump 19 Devin Schierling 25 Fay Binder 28 Kru Harris December Anniversaries 21 Gene & Karen Schierling 31 Devin & Jessica Schierling ************* St Peter�??s United Church of Christ 107 North Pine, P.O. Box 506 Inman, Kansas 67546 620-585-2627 Fax 620-585-2628 Parsonage 620-585-2670 Website: Church �[email protected] Pastor Dennis Ureche�[email protected] RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED December 2019 CHURCH STAFF: Rev. Dennis Ureche, Pastor Ellen Neufeld, Organist Beverly Castleberry, Church Secretary Worship Schedule Sept. thru May: Sunday School 9:30 AM Morning Worship 10:30 AM June thru August: No Sunday School Morning Worship 9:30 AM Followed by Brunch

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