St. Peter's United Church of Christ
Inman, Kansas

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June 2020 Newsletter

Posted by ureche1 on September 9, 2020 at 12:05 AM

 

I was hoping that by the time I was to write my article for the June church newsletter that we would have a good idea of when we might gather for in-person worship. I am sorry to say that as of this writing the church council and myself have not decided when we will be back together in the church sanctuary. We will be continuing to worship on-line at least until June 7 at which time it is hoped the council will have a plan in place to end the suspension of in-person worship. This will mean at that time we will have worshipped a total of 11 Sundays.

 

Nothing much has changed in the last month. We still miss each other. Worship in front of your computer still doesn’t feel the same. We are still not able to hug. All these things continue to be true, and just because we are not physically together it doesn’t mean we aren’t still worshiping God and Jesus. Remember what Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I’m there with them.” (Matthew 18:20, CEB)

 

With all these things in mind I remind us that the church has never been a building. In the Bible the word church is a translation of the Greek word ekklesia, meaning “a calling out.” It never refers to a building or meeting place, but always to people, the ones “called out” of the world’s society by God calling them into His service. The Church of the Bible is not a cold, stone building, but a group of warm and loving people specially chosen by God. I believe that is who we at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ continue to be, a group of warm and loving people specially chosen by God.

 

In the Scriptures church can refer to the group of believers in a location, such as a city or region, or to the entire body of believers God has called. Jesus never meant for the church to be confined to a building. As followers of Jesus we are called to go out into the world and spread the good news, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you. Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.” (Matthew 28:19-20, CEB)

 

With God’s help we will get through this time of separation. So until we meet again, let us remember that we are the church no matter where we may be.

 

Peace and Blessings,

 

Pastor Dennis

 

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Virginia R. Bosworth

August 13, 1923- May 14, 2020

 

Virginia married Rev. Donald J. Bosworth on January 13, 1944 in Springfield, Ohio.

 

Survived by children, Donald T. (Mary Jo) Bosworth, Judy (Kurt) Mueller, Linda Lighthall, and Peter (Debbie) Bosworth, 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grand children

 

Services are pending

 

Please pray for these people

on their designated day in June

1) Rachel Neufeld

2) Ellen Neufeld

3) Ray and Jeanne Osborn

4) Charlie and Carolyn Pauls

5) Lenore Postier

6) Loren and Denise Postier

7) Elva Rump

8) Devin and Jessica Schierling

Karson, Kash, Kella

9) Gene and Karen Schierling

10) Roy and Shivawn Schierling

11) Dennis and Crystal Schroeder

12) Jerry and Ruth Sisson

13) Cassie Spears, Levi, Hailey

14) James and Sophia Stephens

15) Freddi Stowe

16) Jessica Stucky, Haley

17) Allen Thiessen

18) Merle and Karen Thiessen-

19) Verla Thomason

20) Jim and Donna Toews

21) Lamont, Kelly Turcotte, Aoife, Loki

22) Dennis Ureche (Pastor) Diane Miller

23) Marcelyn Wittorff

24) Lois Wright

25) Kathy Zimmerman

26) Norman Achilles

27) Scott and Connie Achilles

28) Adam and Katie Albers, Cash

29) Phyllis Armstrong

30) Kara Ayers, Elian Dorantes, Maya

31) Adolyn Bartels

 

 

 

 

 

Revised Common Lectionary Readings

for June

 

June 7 Genesis 1:1-3:4a

Psalms 8

2 Corinthians 13:11-13

Matthew 28:16-20

June 14 Genesis 18:1-15

Exodus 10:2-8a

Romans 5:1-8

Matthew 9:35-10:8

June 21 Genesis 21:8-21

Jeremiah 20:7-13

Romans 6:1b-11

Matthew 10:24-39

June 28 Genesis 22:1-14

Jeremiah 28:5-9

Romans 6:12-23

Matthew 10:40-42

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Betty Bengston, Virgil Bengston, Steve and Theresa Buller, Terry and Karen Fay,

William Forehand, Vicki and Rusty Johnson, Gretchen Kimble, Brianna Krull, Bill Maurer Sr. Danny Parr, Loren and Denise Postier, Kairos Prison Ministry, Gene and Karen Schierling,

Jim and Sophia Stephens, Norma Friesen’s grand and great grandchildren, Dinae Barefoot,

PVH residents and staff, all frontline workers, Pastor Dennis Ureche

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We mourn with you

Family and Friends of Carol Hurd

Family and Friends of Virginia Bosworth

 

 

 

June Birthdays

1 Loki Turcotte

5 Gage Sisson

7 Cassie Sisson Spears

9 Gideon & Honoria Stevenson

11 Merle Thiessen

12 Diane Bartels

16 Barry Sisson

18 Kendall Knackstedt

26 Kash Schierling

27 Lenore Postier

28 Max Harman

30 Scott Achilles

Darcel Miles

June Anniversaries

7 Doug and Lori Wright

9 Lamont and Kelly Turcotte

15 Charlie and Carolyn Pauls

28 Mike & Kimba McCormick

30 Tim and Cindy Fay

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, June 19

12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

 

Mark your calendar and watch for more information!

 

 

 

 

Inman Community Vacation Bible School

 

Climb aboard for mountains of fun at

Rocky Railway.

On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s up and downs.

 

Sunday, July 12 thru Thursday, July 16

5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

St. Peter’s UCC

 

Registrations are due by Monday, June 8.

 

A Note:

As far as I know right now (May 26), we are still planning on having Vacation Bible School, here at St. Peter’s. We might need to wait until the date gets closer to have more information. Just like everything else it may take doing things differently to keep all of the kids and participants safe. I have enclosed the registration form because the deadline is June 8.

 

Also, crew leaders and volunteers are needed. I’m sure that’s going to be important to be able to plan how VBS will work. So, please if you would like to volunteer sign up online at

http://www.inmanvbs.com/volunteers.html

 

 

 

 

 

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: stpetersuccinman.org.webs.com

Church –stpetersuccinman@gmail.com

Pastor Dennis Ureche—ureche1@aol.com

 

RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED

 

June 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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