�??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.�?�
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,
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
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
Galatians 6: 1-6, 7-16
July 14 Amos 7:7-17
July 21 Amos 8:1-12
July 28 Hosea 1:2-10
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.
Thursday, July 4
Sunday, July 7
Inman Vacation Bible School
Registration is now open
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.
Thursday, July 11
will meet for breakfast
Saturday, July 13
Inman Harvest Café
Thursday, July 18
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 p.m.to 6:00 p.m.
A meal train has been set up for
Theresa and Steve Buller at mealtrain.com/8dr6qn
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.
6 Charlie Pauls
14 Phyllis Armstrong
15 Phyllis Knackstedt
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!
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
Pastor Dennis Ureche�??firstname.lastname@example.org
RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
Rev. Dennis Ureche, Pastor
Ellen Neufeld, Organist
Beverly Castleberry, Church Secretary
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
St. Peter's United Church of Christ 111 N. Pine St. Inman, Kansas 67546 620-585-2627