Emma Blake Matthys Baptism

Pastor Chere Riedel baptising Emma Blake Matthys into God’s family

Peace Lutheran Church was happy to welcome its newest member Emma Blake Matthys by baptism. Her parents are Justin and Beth Matthys with brother Jeremy and sister Hannah. Congratulations to the Matthys family.

Sister Hannah watching as Emma is ready to be baptized.


LENTEN Services will be held at 11:30 each Wednesday with a soup and dessert following service. Please note the signup board in the entry if you’d like to volunteer to prepare soup, bring a dessert, or help setup. A 6:30 pm service will be held in the sanctuary. This will be an informal service introducing Martin Luther’s words to his followers. No soup or dessert will be served at this service.

Church Council

Members of the PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Council were installed on Sunday, January 13 during the worship service. Installed were:

President-Harvey Ludwig; Vice President-Linda Pochyla; Secretary- Laura Tate; Treasurer- Bess Matthys; Financial Secretary- Carol Viergutz; and Board of Property- Michael Dittrich.

Peace Lutheran Church Council
Shown from left; Michael Dittrich, Laura Tate, Pastor Chere Riedel, Carol Viergutz, Harvey Ludwig, Bess Matthys, and Linda Pochyla

Military Care Package Outreach

July 8, 2019

Military Care Package Chairman, Doris Dahse, presented the Holy Rosary Catholic Daughters a recognition plaque for their continued support for many years of the monthly military care package outreach program at Peace Lutheran Church.
Peace Lutheran Church members helping sort, package, pack and mail the military care package boxes at the July packing day. Front row: Eleanor Vogler, Doris Dahse, Shirley Niemeyer. Back row: Ed Buehler, Dennis Dahse, Gail Matthys, and Linda Pochyla.

May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019

Thanks to the men and women who came to sort, pack, package, and fill the military care package boxes on Monday. We meet the second Monday of each month at 8:30 am at Peace Lutheran Church. Right now we pack 16 boxes which cost almost $300 for postage. With the items we need to purchase, this runs into quite a large amount every month. The money needed for this outreach is donated by organizations, churches, friends, neighbors, and all interested in helping our deployed military. Without them we would not be able to continue this outreach ministry. So a big “THANK YOU” to all who help in any way to keep this outreach active.

Students create Christmas cards for military

Peace Lutheran church member and drama/ art/ school newspaper advisor, Karee Kerr, had her 6th grade students make special Christmas cards for our military care packages. I’m sure our military friends will enjoy each and every card in their box. Thank you, Karee and your students, for this special gift.💕


Peace Lutheran Church sponsors a military care package outreach for deployed military personnel. Currently 16 boxes are sent on the second Monday of each month. The care package group meets at 8:30 am in the Fellowship Hall at Peace on the second Monday to sort, package, pack, and get boxes ready for mailing. Our group is compromised of different churches’ members, friends, neighbors, and local organizations. We welcome everyone to come participate in this outreach for our military heroes. If you know of someone deployed please send the name and address to: Doris at dorisdtexas@yahoo.com.

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Our Military Care Package Outreach group of helpers line up for a photo op.

Challenger Coin Qatar

 A QATAR Challenger Coin was presented to Peace Lutheran Military Care Package Outreach by MSgt Robert Gracia and MSgt Christopher Moreno on behalf of the Air Operation Center for generous care packages.  The unit is made up of Airmen, Sailors, US Marines, Soldiers, and civilian contractors.

soldiers with care package

soldir in Iraq

The unit in Afghanistan enjoys the items in the care packages.