St. Peter's UCC Weekly E-News for Friday, October 4, 2019


Weekly E-News for Friday, October 4, 2019

Dear Friends,

The bulletin theme for this Sunday is Free to Grieve. The theme comes from Lamentations 1:1-6 and Psalm 137. So often as Christians, we feel that we must put on a good front and not confront God with our anger and pain. The Psalmist and the writer of Lamentations take time to express their thoughts in words and prayers. It is okay to cry when our hearts our broken. Let God know just how you feel. God can take it. Better still God will still love you and help you to heal.


This Sunday is World Communion Sunday. Christians all over the world will be taking communion on the same day. Pretty amazing isn’t it. We are all united in Christ, the bread of life. The sermon title for this Sunday is United in Bread. The sermon explores the topic of grief and the bread of communion. As part of the sermon, I will be preparing some bread dough that I learned how to make during my time as a Peace Corps volunteer. The dough will be “baked” on a hot griddle by the confirmands and anyone who wishes to join us during Sunday School time.


We are praying for:

Simon, Howard, Julia, Ahna, Mike, Josh, Priscilla, Duane, Janet, Grandpa David, Floyd, Dorothy, Jacob, Jenny, Ann, Dale, Gayle, Jim, Don, Cheryl, Dustin, Pat, Richard, Student with eating disorder, Tate, Patricia, Roland, Maryann, Amanda, Virginia, Matthew, Tom, Naomi, Carolyn, Vic, Velma C, Jennelle, Charlie, James, Rick, Christy, Reagan, Kim, Lee, Kevin, Gaylynn, Liz’s sister in law, Naomi, Brenda, Jim, Nathan, Jason, Cheryl, Daniel, Betty, Dax, Carter, Lori’s mom, Jock, Nancy, Pat, Malachi and Karen, Weatia, Carolyn., Dave, Ellen, Shirley, Mary, Karen, Paul, Hal, Richard, Crystal, Edie, Paula, Jim, Jeff, Jim, Truett, Brett and Danielle, Judy, Laura F, Shirley, Butch, Joyce., Macie, Michel, Porter, Imy as she mourns the passing of her sister.


Happenings at St. Peter’s UCC

  • Sunday, October 6 is World Communion Sunday
    • 8am Worship
    • 8:45 am Sunday School and Confirmation
    • 10am Worship
  • Monday, October 7
    • 7pm Dorcas Meeting
  • Wednesday, October 9
    • 12:30 pm Quilters and Crafters
    • 4:15 Bell Choir
    • 6 pm Missouri Families 4 Families (a support group for families with a child who has an emotional or behavioral diagnosis)
    • 6:45 pm Choir Practice
  • Thursday, October 3
    • 10:30 to 12:30 Upper Room Store
    • 5pm Girl Scouts in the Fellowship Hall
    • 6pm Christian Education
  • Sunday, October 13 is a CD Sunday
    • 8 am Worship
    • 8:45 am Sunday School and Confirmation
    • 10 am Worship
    • 2 pm CROP Walk Registration in Buschmann Park
    • 2:30 pm The CROP Walk begins.


  • Apple Butter for sale $6 for a pint, $10 for a quart
  • Butter Braids are back! The youth are selling butter braids to help pay for their trip to the Eureka Springs Passion Play this summer. See Carol Nowak for more information.
  • We will have CD music to accompany are hymns on Sunday, October 13 at both services.
  • The CROP Walk will be on Sunday, October 13 in Buschmann Park. Registration begins at 2pm. The walk begins at 2:30. You can register online at  and/or pick up a Donation Envelope in the back of the sanctuary.
  • On Sunday, October 20 at 11am the Church Council has called a meeting to vote on moving from worship at 8am and 10am to one service of worship at 9am. There is an explanation as to why and what moving to one service will look like on Sunday Morning in the October Newsletter. Please pray about how God is calling us to new things.

God loves you and so do we at St. Peter’s UCC!

Pastor Stephanie DeLong

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