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St. Peter's United Church of Christ

Inman, Kansas



July 2019 Newsletter

Posted by ureche1 on March 11, 2020 at 10:10 AM
�??What do you think? Which of the three became a neighbor to the man attacked by robbers?�?� �??The one who treated him kindly,�?� the religion scholar responded. Jesus said, �??Go and do the same�?�. �??Luke 10:36-37, The Message �??For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, �??You shall love your neighbor as yourself.�??�?� �??Galatians 5:14 �??Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.�?� �??Hebrews 13:1-2 I am writing this while at the United Church of Christ General Synod 32. Y�??all have gotten through two Sundays without me at the helm. Trust that I will be back in the pulpit on June 30. The Reverend Traci Blackmore delivered the message during Sunday�??s community worship here. During her message she said, �??The Kingdom of God is not coming, it is already here!�?� I know you have heard me say this many times, however, it is nice to be affirmed that my message is a good one. Diane had this to say in response to my Facebook post of Traci�??s quote, �??OH, you've been saying this for years. Now Traci has stolen your idea!�?� I am not sure that she stole my idea or not, however, it is nice to be affirmed by someone who has the status of Traci. During my absence I know that the folks at St. Peter�??s have been doing God�??s work with the idea that the Kingdom is here and now. You see I do hear about things that happen while I am gone. And I say to all of you, I am proud of you! The first Sunday that I was gone I heard that towards the end of worship a family that was in need showed up at the church. This family was stranded on their trip to the state of Oregon. They were also obviously different that y�??all. You lived out the three verses that I quoted above and helped them get back on their way with $418.00 in cash and a meal. You treated them kindly, loved them as yourself, and showed them hospitality. As Jesus said, �??Well done good and faithful servant.�?� Then on Friday, June 21, St. Peter�??s welcomed the Wisconsin Children�??s Choir. The Hospitality and Social Ministry Teams worked together to make this event go very smoothly. I have heard from the group that they felt welcomed from the moment that they arrived. Margaret Harberger Hadley had this to say on Facebook, �??We made some great new friends last night/this morning.�?� I also heard that the attendance at the St. Peter�??s concert was the largest that they had so far on their tour. Once again, �??Well done good and faithful servant.�?� This is what being a believer in God, a follower of Jesus, and a Christian is all about. Loving others kindly (He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?-Micah 6:8), love others as you love yourself, and show hospitality to all. I look forward to being back in worship with y�??all on Sunday, June 30. I do miss you. So, until we see each other again, keep doing what you have been doing and our little corner of the world will be a better place. Peace and Blessings, Pastor Dennis Please pray for these people on their designated day in July 1) Dan and Fay Binder 2) Cody and Ashley 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, Steve and Theresa Buller, Janie Gormley, Vicki and Rusty Johnson, Gretchen Kimble, Kairos Prison Ministry, Jim and Sophia Stephens, Peggy Watts, Brianna Krull, Jace Ward, Rosetta Bartels, Kandy Keuler, Ron Keeler, Reinecker Family, We Mourn with You Family and Friends of Diane Cummings Family and Friends of Marcella Martens Family and Friends of Lindy Wray ************ Revised Common Lectionary Readings for July July 7 2 Kings 5:1-14 Isaiah 66:10-14 Galatians 6: 1-6, 7-16 Luke 10:1-11,16-20 July 14 Amos 7:7-17 Deuteronomy 30:9-14 Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37 July 21 Amos 8:1-12 Genesis 18:1-10a Colossians 1:15-28 Luke 10:38-42 July 28 Hosea 1:2-10 Genesis 18:20-32 Colossians 2:6-15 Luke 11:1-13 St. Peter�??s UCC Worship Team invites you to contribute to Morning Worship during the summer. You are invited to share something important to you thru music, poetry, devotionals, skits, etc. A sign up sheet for each Sunday during the summer has been posted on the bulletin board. If you have any questions please contact the Church Office. ************ Don�??t forget to sign up for Brunch Sign up sheets are on the bulletin boards. ************* Independence Day Thursday, July 4 ************** Communion Sunday, July 7 ************ Inman Vacation Bible School Registration is now open July 7-11 5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Bethel Mennonite Church Ages 4 thru 6 grade Register online at This year�??s Offering Project for VBS is Mt. Hope Sanctuary in McPherson Sunday night: Batteries, sizes AA, AAA, C, D, 9volt Monday: hair brushes, hair ties, scrunchies, bobby pins, and alcohol-free mouth wash in 8-12 oz. bottles (Crest ProHealth) Tuesday: Insulated drinking cups with lids, insulated water bottles with lids and standard size pillows, twin size sheet sets for boys or gender neutral (they have plenty for girls) Wednesday: Snack size packages of fruit snacks, crackers or cookies Thursday night is the offering night to replenish the treasury for VBS in 2020. ************* Women�??s Fellowship Thursday, July 11 2:00 p.m. Men�??s Fellowship will meet for breakfast Saturday, July 13 7:00 a.m. Inman Harvest Café ************ Church Council Thursday, July 18 7:30 p.m. ***************** Coming in August Women�??s Fellowship, Thursday, August 1, 2:00 Communion, Sunday, August 4 Men�??s Breakfast, Saturday, August 10, 7:00 a.m. Church Council, Thursday, August 15, 7:30 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive, Friday, July 23, 12:00 6:00 p.m. ************* A meal train has been set up for Theresa and Steve Buller at This website has complete information, instructions, requests, address for delivery and more. There is still a real need for help. Any questions can be directed to Terri Bornholdt. ************ July Birthdays 6 Charlie Pauls 14 Phyllis Armstrong 15 Phyllis Knackstedt July Anniversaries 8 Pastor Dennis Ureche and Diane Miller 15 Matt and Brenna Harris ************ Special Thank You The Hospitably Team and the Social Ministry Team came together to welcome the Wisconsin Children�??s Choir on Friday, June 21. The group of 10 singers, director Margaret Hadley, accompanist Jason Kutz, and chaperones were welcomed by St. Peter�??s UCC. The church provided a meal for everyone on Friday evening, a reception after the performance, overnight stays at members homes, and breakfast the next morning before the group headed out to their next performance in Iowa. The choir had performed two different shows in Colorado before coming to Inman. The church welcomed appx. 50 people to the show, most from the community. One couple drove from Wellington, Kansas to watch their granddaughter perform. Most everyone attended the reception following. We also sent them off with a free will donation. So, thank you to everyone that participated in any way. Great evening of music and wow! what a choir! ************** Another Special Thank You! Thank you to everyone that gave money to a family in need on Sunday, June 16. A family of 5, father, mother, 2 little ones, with another on the way, and a grandmother were stranded and in need of help. They were traveling to Oregon for family and ran out of money to complete the trip. St. Peter�??s sent them off with a free will donation of $418.00 and a meal. Thanks for helping! Independence Day July 4, 1987 marked the 25th anniversary of the Fireworks displays in Inman. In 1963 a discussion between Ralph Howard and Robert Bartels culminated in the decision that Inman needed a fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day. They called on all Inman merchants soliciting donations for the project. The response was excellent and the fireworks were ordered. The display was held on the High School grounds with a large crowd in attendance. The following year the Inman Merchants Association and the City of Inman provided funds for the event and the Inman Volunteer Fire Department agreed to take charge of the actual display. This event expanded each year and was eventually relocated at the City Pasture one mile east of town and one half mile north. For the past several years, the Inman Merchants have operated a fireworks stand to raise money for the celebration. The 1987 display consisted of 264 exploding shells in a span of 22 minutes. Chuck Franz and Otis Friesen organized the event, with Bob Schroeder ordering the fireworks. Preparations for the display took a crew of 12 men about 4-5 hours. In addition to the aerial display there were several hanging ground displays including Donald Duck, two pin wheels, a sign that read �??Happy 100�?� and a water fountain. During the week preceding the 4th, volunteers sold fireworks at a tent north of town near Wen�??s One. Some of the volunteers worked eight hours straight and others stayed overnight to protect the merchandise. According to The Ledger �??the Inman fireworks display was the topping on the cake during the continuing celebration to Inman�??s 100th birthday party.�?� ****************** Article copied from A Centennial History, 1887 to 1987 (A copy of the book is in the history case) *************** Just for Fun! This picture is also from A Centennial History. The picture is actually from Memorial Day (not the 4th of July), but is shows Pastor Don Bosworth and a Mrs. Johnson playing God Bless America on her harmonica. 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 July 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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