- Christian Service Day
- Prayer Shawl Ministry
- Luther Oaks Bible Study
- Christ in Our Kitchen
- Norwalk Food Bank
- Other Outreach Programs
- St. Peter has a variety of outreach programs which do not just extent to our local community but also beyond. If you have a talent and wish to share it with one of our already established programs or have an idea for a new one, contact Joyce Stevens, 419-499-3362 or the church office, 419-668-2856
Christian Service Day
Third Wednesday of each month
in the fellowship hall
led by Betty Oblender
Third Thursday of each month
in the fellowship hall
led by Michelle Schaffer
Our Christian Service Day/Evening workers make quilts for Lutheran World Relief during Christian Service Day. They also work on kits for Lutheran World Relief. These kits include the school kits, personal care kit and the layette kits.
Everyone is invited and encouraged to come to either or both groups to work on the projects for the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Kits.
Our morning group meets on the third Wednesday of each month in the fellowship hall. The evening group also meets on the third Wednesday of each month in the fellowship hall.
Our morning group ends the service work with a potluck luncheon. The evening group starts the evening with a potluck dinner followed by service work.
~ Betty Oblender, Day, 419-499-4261
~ Michelle Schaffer, Evening, 419-706-8732
The Christian Service Day Group women will be working on the Baby Kits for Lutheran World Relief. The following items are needed:
*Two lightweight cotton t-shirts
*Two long or short sleeved gowns or sleepers (without feet)
*Two receiving blankets, medium weight cotton or flannel (up to 52” square)
*Four cloth diapers
*One sweater or sweatshirt with a hood or include a baby cap
*Two pairs of socks
*One hand towel, dark color
*Two bath-size bars of gentle soap in original wrapping
*Two diaper pins or large safety pins
Gifts of any of the above items can be placed in the basket next to the elevator or you can make a cash donation and place it in the offering plate. All gifts will be greatly appreciated!
The Pat G’s pickled beets are now ready and in the office. Each jar is $4.00 and the proceeds from these beets go toward buying diapers for the Lutheran World Relief Layette Kits. Thank you to all who support this cause.
~Pat Gowrylok, 419-668-1038
As a result of the efforts of many people, we were able to pack and send 55 Mission Quilts, 6 Mission Fleece Blankets, 63 Baby Care Kits, 53 Health Kits, 6 Fabric Kits and 74 School Kits to Lutheran World Relief!
Donations from our congregation and workers/volunteers made this possible.
Christian Service Day workers meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 9:00 a.m. or in the evening on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. This is when the quilt tops, middles, and backs are cut, sewn, and tied. Purchasing and making items for Baby Kits and School Kits are also worked on each month.
Please think about joining us one morning or evening during the month.
THANK YOU to everyone for all your help and gifts to make this ministry possible!
Christian Service Day Workers
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Second Saturday of each month
in the fellowship hall
led by Pastor Ann Marshall
The Prayer Shawl Ministry regularly meet on the 2nd Saturday of
each month at 10:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Bring your
knitting/crocheting project and spend an hour with like-minded
women. All ages and skill levels are welcome. If you have
questions, contact Pastor Ann. To learn about prayer shawls, go
LUTHER OAKS BIBLE STUDY
at 1:30 p.m.
in the Luther Oaks fellowship room.
Once a week we meet with some of the residents at Luther Oaks for Bible study. Currently we are reading the book of Psalms. Everyone is welcome to join in this inspiring group.
Christ in Our Kitchen
St. Peter has started a ministry to help those at St. Peter who are
recovering from an illness or family emergency with a couple of meals
a week. When this need arises, we will post a calendar on the bulletin
board in the narthex with the family’s name, address and telephone
number along with any other important information such as allergies.
If you are able to help, please look on the bulletin board in the narthex
for a calendar and then sign up for a date or contact Megan Culler for
more information, 419-681-3165. With this being said, if you are in
need or know someone who is in need, contact Megan Culler as well.
Norwalk Area Food Bank
On the first Sunday of each month the St. Peter family gathers canned and boxed foods and other necessary items for the Norwalk Area Food Bank.
Good suggestions are: soups, canned ravioli, refried beans, chili, canned fruits and vegetables, boxed dinners, oatmeal, cereal, dish soap, tissue and toilet paper.
UPDATE: During our Vacation Bible School last year, our youth were challenged to “Stuff Secretary Sandy’s Car”. And what a wonderful job they did. Together our Vacation Bible School youth and staff collected 248 cans/boxes in one day. THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO DONATED!
SOUTH SUDAN NEEDS HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE
More than 7 million people in South Sudan need humanitarian assistance as a result of drought and renewed violence.
The ELCA is working with others to deliver immediate famine relief. In addition to these efforts, our church continues its long-term commitment to cultivating sustainable food security and sustained ministry with the people of South Sudan to build resilient and empowered communities.
Click on the link below for more information:
Coats for Others
Thank you to everyone who donated coats to the Salvation Army Coat Drive. The Concerns committee collected 51 coats with the help of the congregation. What an awesome job everybody did to help keep our community warm this winter.
~Joyce Stevens, Concerns Committee
Thank you to everyone who donated to the Salvation Army Christmas Baskets program.
The St Peter family was asked to donate 100 boxes of stuffing and 100 boxes of brownie mix. All together we donated 154 boxes of stuffing and 130 boxes of brownie mix. Thank you for caring about our hungry neighbors in Norwalk.
Harvest Home Sunday
St. Peter always collects large cans of food (6 pounds) in the month of November. These canned foods will be given to Luther Home of Mercy in Williston, our ELCA home for developmentally disabled adults.
Towards the end of November we fill our chancel with fall harvest decorations and all the donations of large canned food for Harvest Home Sunday.