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In this Issue: Vacation Bible School From Pastor Janet Numbers to Note Friendship Forum Notes from the Prez Many Blessings Women’s Page Mark Your Calendars! July Calendar July Birthdays Summer VBS Registration Form Kids Corner Council Minutes Turning Point Counseling Center Council, Chairs, and Staff

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Children ages 3 to 5th Grade are invited to attend St. Peter’s Summer Vacation Bible School. It will be held July 21 – 24, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The evenings will begin with a supper for the families. Registration can be done online by going to the Children’s Ministries page and clicking the link for the Summer VBS Camp Online Registration Form or by completing the registration form that is inserted in the Newsletter. There is no charge for this. Please register by July 15, 2013. Plans are underway and we need your help. We need people to head up and help with the various activities planned—setting up and decorating, music, crafts, story-time, games, and more. If you are able to help, please call Pastor Janet or Jeramy Girard. This is something that youth older than 5th grade would enjoy helping with as well. We are excited to offer this Vacation Bible School and look forward to spending time with your children during this time.

Church office hours: Tuesday—Friday 9:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Articles for the Newsletter must be submitted by the 17th of each month to the Church office or e-mailed to jenniferwhitson@charter.net

God’s Backyard Bible Camp Where kids have a blast serving in Jesus! This Vacation Bible School is a joint effort with Bethel Lutheran Church, Emmaus Church, Rejoice! Church, St. John’s Lutheran Church, and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Children ages 4 years (by September 1, 2013) and grades K and 1 in the 2013-2014 school year are invited to attend. It will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 3rd St. W., Northfield. To register, please pick up a pink registration packet at the Welcome Center. If there are any questions or if you need more information, please contact Pam Vig at Bethel (786-8878) or talk to Pastor Janet.

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From Interim Pastor Janet Pastors learn that congregations have a personality all their own. Eventually, the nature of a church family will become apparent because congregations are truly unique. I have been your interim pastor long enough now to have a sense of what you are like as a congregation. I have told you from the beginning that you are a great congregation and I firmly believe that. These are some things I have learned about you: 1. St. Peter’s is a church that cares deeply about children and youth. The recent hiring of Jeramy Girard has stirred excitement and hopefulness for our ministry with children and youth. You are pleased at the prospect of revitalized ministries. Jeramy’s leadership and his ministry will help to inspire and provide them. 2. At St. Peter’s you tend to draw lines in the sand and forget that you don’t have to agree on everything. We can still be a united body of Christ even when we disagree. For example, I am thrilled with our combined summer worship experiences because so many of you are here—I wasn’t sure that would be the case. During the many meetings that took place to decide our summer schedule, it seemed we would never agree. Some of you hold strong opinions about how worship ought to be and unwilling to consider alternatives. We’ve already experienced different styles of worship this summer, and we’ll be experiencing more before we resume our regular schedule in the fall—and you are here. That’s been wonderful to see. 3. I have concerns, though. I worry that some of you are apathetic or indifferent about St. Peter’s and its future. I say that because while our summer worship numbers are pretty good for the summer, our attendance overall is not. We should be worshipping more than 200 every Sunday during the summer, and more than 300 every Sunday during the rest of the year. We are barely averaging 200 worshippers on Sunday year round. 4. Another great concern I have is that St. Peter’s has many members of this church who let others bear all the financial responsibility of the church. There are many members of this church who don’t contribute anything financially in a year. I’m not sure why and that does concern me. It is also a concern of the other leaders of this church. These are days of change and excitement for St. Peter’s. Are you on fire for the gospel enough… do you have enough love for St. Peter’s to face the challenges of your future. You have a wonderful opportunity as you prepare to call a new pastor. Your leaders are putting a staff in place to lead this congregation into what I believe will be a great future—but is each one of you willing to step up and do your part? I hope so. I look forward to seeing you in church! Pastor Janet White

NUMBERS TO NOTE (5 Sundays): Average attendance Y-T-D: (thru June 23rd)

107

Average attendance June: (thru June 23rd)

153

Income needed in June: (thru June 30th) rd

Income received in June: (thru June 23 ) Income needed to date: (thru June 30th) rd

Income received to date: (thru June 23 )

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$31,167 $29,307 $202,200 $187,189


FRIENDSHIP FORUM Friendship Forum Input *Please bring your completed sheet to the church office or to the first meeting July 9th.

We need your help to make Friendship Forum meaningful next year. Friendship Forum is where adults gather together to share refreshments, talk with one another, and learn from guest presenters. Each Sunday from mid-September to May we come together in the large meeting space at church from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Our goals are spiritual growth, community building, and ministry moments (inspiration about ways we can serve others in faith). We are gathering ideas for planning for 2013-14 and seeking volunteers. Co-chairs are Phyllis Swanson and Donna Rae Scheffert and we are confident we can FIND new team members. If four or more are involved we can divide duties and be the team host once per month. Please share your ideas to the following questions. 1. What ideas do you have for speakers and programs for next year?

2. Are you interested in leading a session? What topic? If so, please write your name and phone number and someone will contact you.

Friendship Forum team will meet on Tuesday, July 9 at 1:00 p.m. at the church. All adults in the congregation are invited to join in planning! Bring your ideas and we can get started for another great year. This is open to those who only want to come to one meeting as well as newcomers to the team.

3. Who would you like to nominate/encourage (in our congregation or community) to lead a program at Friendship Forum? Please write down their name and potential topics.

4. Are you available for planning FF or serving on the team? Please write down your name and phone number.

Questions? Ideas? Please call Phyllis at 645-4231 or Donna Rae at 664-0434.

“Learning is not achieved by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams 3


NOTES FROM THE PREZ I was talking with Richard DeBeau about hosting a small group this fall. He said he thought the topic of “relationships” would be one that would be of benefit to us. You see, Richard is a licensed counselor, and the topic of relationships is one he constantly deals with. I think this would make for a great small group topic, don’t you? A couple of years ago I read a great short book by Thom and Joani Schultz, The One Thing, What Everyone Craves - that your church can deliver. It was a surprise find. What is “the one thing”…you will have to read it to find out…. OK, OK, I will give you the condensed version – “the one thing” - is a heart-to-heart relationship with God. I am convinced that God created every person to yearn for this intimate relationship with him. Nothing else will do. And without it, nothing else matters. The Scriptures provide many directions, laws, and teachings. They are all good. But without “the one thing”, we lose…for eternity. Jesus clarifies for us that our response to his teachings is very important, but nothing is more important than our relationship with Him. That is where St. Peter’s comes in. We are here to assist in your deepening relationship with Jesus, and, with each other. That is why I am so convinced the small group effort is critical to building our church. We build our relationships with each other and ultimately, with God. Like Richard, we are excited to entertain other small group topics. If you have been thinking about leading a small group, please talk to Pastor Janet or me. This fall, we expect to have five to seven small groups. I hope to hear from you. See you in Church. Bill Bleckwehl

Many Blessings! This month of June, there are many blessings: 1. Pastor Gerhard Nygaard celebrated his 60th anniversary of ordination. 2. Pastor Bob Hansen celebrated his 60th anniversary of ordination. By the way, these two men were in the same seminary class! 3. Pastor Neale Thompson celebrated his 45th anniversary of ordination. Also, the Turning Point Counseling Center, which began in January of 1998, ended its mission outreach, as a ministry of St. Peter’s, at the end of June. Though the Center is closing, Pastor Neale Thompson will still be available as a visitation pastor. Yes, our congregation has been truly blessed through the years. We are now in the midst of challenging times, which force us to evaluate the opportunities of service that the Lord wants us to focus on. Give God the glory!

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WOMEN’S PAGE Food Drive Because of the summer Bible Study on hunger, and after the visit to the Food Shelf, New Spirit Circle will have a food drive during July and August. The following items are needed at the Food Shelf: • 1 lb. package of white rice • 1 lb. package of spaghetti • Vegetable oil • Whole kernel corn • Catsup • Paper products and soap are also appreciated

ALL WOMEN INVITED TO VISIT A CIRCLE THIS MONTH! Circles are friendly, welcoming groups

Esther Circle: Thursday, July 11 9:30 a.m.— Perkins Eve Circle: No meeting this month

Place sacks of donated items near the Welcome Center. They will be picked up weekly.

July Circle Bible Study Summer “Gather” Bible study topic: “All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly” Theme: “Do We Have Enough?” Biblical Text: Matthew 14; Mark 6; Luke 6 Theme Hymn: “Take, Oh, Take Me As I Am” (ELW #814) In this 2013 July/August "Gather" ELCA Women's magazine the Rev. Catherine Malotky writes, "We all bring what we have. No more. Not less. And we work together. Open my eyes to my abundance." (See the Amen "Sustained for Service" article on page 50.) Subscribe now to catch "Gather's" 2013-2014 Bible Study! Subscribe to receive this new study "In Good Company: Stories of Biblical Women," by Kay Ward that begins in September. Call 800-328-4648 or email subscriptions@augsburgfortress.org. Be a part of the conversation! Only $15 a year www.gathermagazine.org.

Hannah Circle: Tuesday, July 9 9:30 a.m.—Fellowship Hall Bible Leader: Janie Anderson Hostess: Marion Hvistendahl New Spirit: Monday, July 8 9:30 a.m.—Fireside Lounge Leader: Celena Witt Bring your own treats Rachel Circle: Tuesday, July 16 7:00 p.m.—Millstream Commons LUV Ladies: Friday, July 19 8:30 a.m.—Fellowship Hall Women’s Fellowship: Friday, July 19 9:00 a.m.—Tavern

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR! We are hosting another 70+ or older, (or your significant other is) lunch. Join us on Tuesday, July 2nd, at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. It will be a time for fellowship, food and a lot of fun. Please R.S.V.P. by calling the church office by noon on Monday, July 1st. Hope to see you there!

July 2013 Acolyte Schedule Sunday

9:00

7

Will & Avery Valek 507.645.7265

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Elli, Raleigh & Lainey Wilson

507.664.9669

21

Laura Rezac Riley Stevens

507.645.5992 612.363.4890

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Dillon Rowan Reyna Rivera

507.645.5061 507.664.9058

MEALS ON WHEELS We deliver meals July 7— 7 — 20. If you are interested in driving or delivering meals and haven’t done so, please contact Helen Peterson at (507) 645-4606.

Property Board says, “Adopt a Church”! Taken from the MNDOT highway theme of “adopt a highway”, the property board would like to suggest we use the same strategy for keeping our church yard looking sharp this summer. This idea came from Libby and Ryan Behrens. One day this spring, Libby proclaimed, “We are going to clean up this side of the church.” Libby and Ryan then spent over seven hours weeding the north entrance garden. Just imagine if we had other families caring for other sections of the church yard? Instead of just a couple of us always taking care of the yard (Tom and Patty Picha come to mind), we all help, since many hands make light work. So here is the proposition – A family would select a side of the church and care for it several times this summer by weeding, adding plants (if appropriate), trimming the bushes – whatever it takes to keep that portion of the church looking fresh and clean, all summer. That could mean as many as 12 families, when you consider the care needed for the parsonage. So let Tim Babbini or Dottie know what side of the church, or the parsonage, you would like to care for. We will even post a sign in that area that says, “Cared for by the ‘your name’ Family”. 6


MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Sunday, July 28 Highview Country Singers Join us on Sunday, July 28, at 9 am, when the Highview Country Singers will lead us in worship. This is what they say about themselves:

The Highview Country Singers is a seven-member Country Gospel Group that not only provides great music, but truly are ‘worship’ leaders. They've been together since January of 1999 and play regularly on the 2nd Sunday of every month at Highview Christiania Lutheran Church in rural Farmington, MN. The group delivers each country gospel song with clear vocals & top-notch harmony, accompanied by a rhythm guitar, a bass guitar, twin fiddles, mandolin & a dobro which gives them just a touch of a bluegrass sound. Their 83-year-old fiddle player is sure to win hearts & inspire all ages and send everyone off with a smile and a happy heart to face the new week. I have lived in Northfield long enough to know how connected we are as families of faith. I’m sure that some of you know members of this group, maybe you’re even related. It’s a joy to be able to share worship with our brothers and sisters in Christ, whatever their church home. Our joint summer worship services are an opportunity to experience some new and different things. This is one of those opportunities. Pastor Janet

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Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed 3

4

8

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11:30am Senior Lunch (Fellowship Hall)

9:30am New Spirit Circle

9:30am Hannah Circle (Fellowship Hall)

Thu Independence Day

Fri

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2

5

1

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7

9:30am Staff Meeting

7:00am Table Talk (Tavern)

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9:30am Esther Circle (Perkins)

7:00pm Table Talk (Tavern)

7:00pm Church Council

6:00pm Worship Meeting

1:00pm Friendship Forum Meeting (Fellowship Hall)

9:00am Contemporary Worship with Communion

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7:00pm Properties

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OFFICE CLOSED

12

20

5:30pm Cornerstone

19

7:00am Contemporary Worship Meeting

18

8:30am LUV Ladies (Fellowship Hall)

12:30pm Prayer Team

17

7:00pm Table Talk (Tavern)

9:30am Staff Meeting

16

5:00pm Sacred Stitches

11

9:30am Staff Meeting

10

9:00am Worship

5:30pm Cornerstone

24

6:02pm Business Management

7:00pm Mission Team Meeting

26

9:00am Women’s Fellowship (Tavern)

7:00pm Rachael Circle (Millstream Commons)

23

9:00am Contemporary Worship with Communion 4:50pm Softball vs. Emmaus @ Sechlar 1

27

4:50pm Softball vs. Methodist White @Sechlar 1

9:30am Staff Meeting

5—7:30pm VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

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5—7:30pm VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

21

5—7:30pm VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

7:30am Sharing & Caring Hands

5—7:30pm VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

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NOAH’S ARK YOUTH TRIP

30

NOAH’S ARK YOUTH TRIP

9:30am Staff Meeting

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NOAH’S ARK YOUTH TRIP

28 9:00am Worship 6:00pm Softball vs. Methodist Maroon @ Babcock NOAH’S ARK YOUTH TRIP

Sat

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JULY BIRTHDAYS 1

David Wille

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MaDonna Fratzke Glen Kimber Madeline Riley Riley Stevens

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Katherine Brandt Barbara Johnson Jenna Phelps Amy Sholtz Patti Baker Michael Chapman Karlo Fischer Michael Truax

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Elijah Bridley

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Wes Anderson Victoria Finger Judy Kasa Maren Simonson

14

Seth Linder Sandra Strachan Drew Teske 15

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Toby Anderson Bryn Bridley Gabriel Hooper Eleanor Olson Hunter Payne Chelsea Trebelhorn

Richard Goehtz Keith Harner Tiffany Ingham Jinah Schad Anna Gatzlaff Shauna Hildahl

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Marilyn Finneseth Catherine Miller Jessica Olson Kim Trebelhorn Travis White Josh Corbin Ethan Finger Michael Hart Jeannie Machacek Bruce Phelps Ramona Pumper

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Krystle Pinc Brandon Schultz Sean Simonson Emma Stanton

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Rona Kasel Kennedy Larsen

25

Brett Christensen Ali Jane Little Blair Quinnell

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Justine Fossum Charlene Hamblin Joanne Olson

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Avery Valek

28

Robert Rasmussen

30

Andrew Eisenhuth Marilyn Hill Bette Lee Matthew Saari Sheryl Trebelhorn

31

Duane Peterson Neale Thompson Joann Welinski

Esther Loesch

Doris Barsness Brody Little

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10

John Erickson Karen Kimber Grace Liebenstein Richard Ozmun Elmer Pumper Mike Stowe

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Amy Hughes

17

Judy Kinstad Madison Levy Scott Norkunas

18

Brennan Bergee Ethan Hamblin Geraldine Jasan Scott Sevcik

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Bruce Albers Lainey Wilson

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Art Bell Nancy Schoenbauer Nancy Topp

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Jayne Hager Dee Norma Lundell Lynette Miller 9


KIDS CORNER

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KIDS CORNER

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COUNCIL MINUTES—June 11, 2013 @ 7:00 P.M. Present: Bornhauser, Girard, Jessen, Pederson, Behrens, Bleckwehl, Chapman, Pastor Janet, Odell, Scharber, Bridley, and Pastor Neale. Absent: Sommers (call committee), Scheffert. Pete provided devotions and Wendy provided treats. Guests: Tom Picha, Call Committee Chair; Amanda Olson de Castillo, Guatemala Mission Pastor; Richard DeBeau, Synod Assembly respresentative; and Jeramy Girard, CY&F Director. Call Committee Progress Tom Picha was elected chair. Larry Iverson, from the Synod, attended the last meeting. The committee is now in the process of defining the questions that will be asked of each candidate. Once they have received the names for the interviews, the process will begin. • Title: Pastor • Age: 45-55 • Education: ordained pastor with 10-15 years experience or 16-20 years of experience • Focus: Leadership needs, ministry gifts, job description What the call committee needs from Council: budget for salary. Tom will report any expenses to Dottie. 2013 Goals • Build out Staff – pastor and support (CY&F) • Reinvigorate small groups ◊ Richard DeBeau shared an idea for a small group in the fall - a relationship enhancement group. • Manage to the budget • Grow into the new Council structure • Build trust – do what you say Board Activity • Programs: ◊ Worship, Extended Ministries, Evangelism ♦ Next Waffle breakfast will be August. The scrip cards did not sell and the one order that was received was cancelled. Gas card sales will give $200 to Properties and $200 to the Youth trip. ◊ Youth, Education (see above) ♦ The Youth have been soliciting funds to help fund their youth trip. • Facility: ◊ Business Management, Properties, Stewardship ♦ Parking lot is being looked at for repairs. Additional dirt has been ordered for the north lawn. It was suggested the playground be refreshed and repaired. ♦ A BIG thanks to everyone that tends to the church grounds with watering plants, pulling weeds, mowing, spreading dirt, etc. An organized effort to cover the needs will be submitted by Bill in the newsletter.

•Guest Presentations ◊

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Richard DeBeau, Bert Reese, and Doris Welke attended the Synod Assembly, in Rochester, June 7 and 8. This year’s Assembly was of particular note, since we elected a new Bishop. There were eight candidates. Saturday morning the assembly narrowed the candidates to four. Each gave a 10 minute speech. Steve Delzer was chosen as Bishop. Four other resolutions were passed, too. Amanda addressed the council to end her long-standing mission relationship with St. Peter’s. It began in 2005 when a one year fellowship in Guatemala. Our support allowed her to continue her work. She shared stories about the growth of the Lutheran church in Guatemala. In order to join the St Paul Synod, Amanda will withdraw her membership from St. Peter’s.


COUNCIL MINUTES CONTINUED Staff Reports Pastor Janet – Pleased to have Jeramy working for St. Peter’s. Jeramy is reviewing the detail of his job description. Janet will be involved in several weddings this summer. Pastor Janet is very pleased with the Summer Worship schedule. A Contemporary Worship meeting will be Thursday, August 4. St Peter’s will host one of the vintage bands from Dallas, Texas. Another area group will be here the last Sunday in July. Vacation Bible School will be in our church this year. July 21-24 is the date for Bible School. Jeramy Girard - He is thrilled to be working with staff. Jeramy and his wife feel appreciated. He will be organizing and managing the Colorado youth trip. He will be meeting with the Northfield Youth Director Coalition. Events are being planned. This includes a meet and greet bonfire this Friday. He is excited to begin building relationships. Pastor Neale – This month I have had a number of trips representing the congregation out of town, visitation, several funerals and a Synod meeting. Other than that, it has been a normal month of visitation and consultations. May was a busy month. Still working ¼ time doing visitation. Business Administrator’s Council Report - May 2013 Acct. #110 Acct. #220 Acct. #225

General Checking Balance Operating Line of Credit Balance (used) Commercial Loan Balance

Balance 29827.78 .00 259790.00

INCOME Offerings – 2013 Offerings – 2013 Increase/Decrease

May 25804 30939 -5135

Y-T-D 147726 157855 -10129

BUDGET 157083

TOTAL INCOME 2013 2012 Increase/Decrease

May 26045 31195 -5150

Y-T-D 157882 173026 -15144

BUDGET 171034

EXPENSES 2103 2012 Increase/Decrease

May 28664 34274 -5610

Y-T-D 172828 179124 -6296

BUDGET 189115

May -2619

Y-T-D -14946 -6098

BUDGET 8848 less than 2012

2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

816 913 1164 1131 1419 1229

2013 Income vs. Expenses 2012 Income vs. Expenses ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: April Monthly Attendance:

-9357

-13152

-16287

Please turn off faucets in the restrooms. Running faucets have been found twice this past month on Monday mornings. The water bill for May was three times higher than usual. NEW BUSINESS On a recommendation from the executive committee, Mike Chapman made a motion to discontinue our monthly financial commitment ($500/month) to the Turning Point Counseling Center (TPCC), effective July 1st. Pete seconded this motion. This is not a reflection on Pastor Neale but rather a reflection of our attempt to refocus our resources on areas of optimal benefit to the church. Pastor Neale may continue to offer this service. Closed with the Lord’s Prayer. Respectfully submitted, Jo Odell 13


TURNING POINT COUNSELING CENTER The Turning Point Counseling Center’s mission is to equip all God’s people to make positive decisions that renew hope, create balance, and restore dignity, clarity, and meaning in their lives. As a Christ-centered practice, we value: 1. Creating a safe place for all 2. Discovering and using your unique spiritual gifts in meeting YOUR goals 3. Confidential, professional, and non-judgmental counseling 4. A meaningful connection 5. Honoring your decisions and accepting your responsibility for those decisions. At Air Venture, which is the huge aircraft exhibition, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, I had the opportunity to speak to a Tuskegee Airman. These are the men who trained to be Army Air Corps pilots during WWII. These men happened to have black skin, and segregation was very real back in those days. Every obstacle that a white population could place in their way was used, with the hope that they would drop out of the program. But they didn’t. They went on to be some of our best pilots during the war. The gentleman I spoke with, while we were both on break from our booth, was a tall, dignified man, wearing an impeccable, white uniform. He was 90 years old, but one would have never known it from his military stature. His welcoming smile and gentle eyes made him readily approachable. As two old airmen, we quickly bonded. I remember mentioning to him that as a kid, it was my goal to be the ace of aces. He laughed, then commented, “Neale, that was the incentive that got all of us through our training!” Believe it or not, that was the first time I had ever heard that. It washed away any previous illusions that I may have been a weirdo for thinking that way! Then I shared with him how I met my first Tuskegee Airman. As an air cadet heading for England to get my RAF wings, we had landed to pick up gas for our C-45 in Kentucky. I quickly got in a conversation with the man gassing up our plane. I commented that he should be flying the plane, not gassing it. His comment was to the point, “You see what color I am. This is about as close as they will let me get to planes anymore.” As an Iowa farm boy, who had never grown up with these prejudices, I was shocked! My new friend just said, “Yes, we’ve come a long ways! Now as a group of men who came through those days, we offer an academic scholarship to any student who qualifies, no matter what color their skin happens to be.” “WOW!” Is about all I could say. He smiled and said he had to get back to his booth, and so did I. But my new friend left me with something to think about. If I’m going to overcome my own bitterness, it can best be done with a kind heart, rather than an angry spirit. Thank you for the past 15 years as your Turning Point Spiritual Counselor. Neale C. Thompson Visitation Pastor

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CHURCH COUNCIL & TEAM CHAIRS Church Council

Team Chairs

Bill Bleckwehl President bbleckwehl@hotmail.com

Todd Bornhauser Business Manager todd@lakevillechambercvb.org

Ryan Behrens Vice President lrbehr@charter.net

Lisa Pumper Children’s Ministry ldpumper@gmail.com

Todd Bornhauser Treasurer todd@lakevillechambercvb.org

Jan Nelson Evangelism Board jarnels@charter.net

Mike Chapman Secretary c7447@northfieldwifi.com mikec@emergentnetworks.net

Wendy Jessen Extended Ministries wend0ll@charter.net

Bryn Bridley brynmashland@gmail.com Wendy Jessen wend0ll@charter.net Pete Pedersen petepedersen@earthlink.net Jenna Scheffert jenna.scheffert@gmail.com Andria Sommers andria.sommers@efi.com

Tim Babbini Properties Board tntbabs@hotmail.com Dan Hagen Stewardship Board dhagen@stolaf.edu Mark Shaw Worship markpattyshaw@gmail.com Penny Carr Youth Ministry Penny_L_Carr@bluecrossmn.com Troy Nystuen Youth Ministry troynystuen@yahoo.com To be determined

Congregational Life

ST. PETER’S STAFF Rev. Janet White ext. 17 Interim Senior Pastor pastorjanetwhite@charter.net

Dan & Dottie Scharber Maintenance Coordinators

Jeramy Girard ext. 15 Children, Youth and Family Director jeramygirard@charter.net

Peter Schleif Adult Choir Director Music Co-Coordinator

Dottie Scharber ext. 24 Business Administrator dottiescharber@charter.net

J.P. Douglas Jubilee Bells Director

Jennifer Whitson ext. 10 Secretary jenniferwhitson@charter.net

Sean Stevens Contemporary Worship Music Leader

Neale Thompson ext. 13 Visitation Pastor nealethompson@charter.net 15


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Friendship Forum Team Meeting July 9th at 1:00 p.m.—Fellowship Hall Open to all adult members—please bring ideas/suggestions for the 2013-2014 Friendship Forum Gatherings. For more information, please see the Friendship Forum page 16


July 2013 newsletter