PEACE Lutheran celebrating the Third Sunday of Advent with the lighting of the Advent candle by Malcolm and Elaine Krause with Pastor Chere Riedel.
The newest member at Peace is Emma Blake Matthys shown with her dad, Justin Matthys, and Grandfather James Matthys.
VETERANS DAY SERVICE AND WALK THE LINE AT PEACE LUTHERAN….
NOVEMBER 11, 2018
Peace Lutheran welcomes Dr. Pastor Abdul Messieh from India as guest speaker at today’s worship service. Intern Contract Pastor Chere Riedel conducted the service and served communion. Linda Pochyla gave a children’s sermon on Trick or Treating at God’s house. A congregational meeting was held after the service conducted by church council President Harvey Ludwig.
Youth are very important to us. Whether elementary age or just plain young at heart, activities are planned with all ages in mind. School age (elementary through high school) youth are encouraged to attend bible camp or church mission camp. Fun and wholesome activities are also scheduled throughout the year, which include: movies, fishing trips, school athletic events, service projects, Vacation Bible School, and the ever popular church “lock-in”.
Lutheran Women of Peace
This group regularly plans activities for the women in the church. Some events include the Fall Women’s Retreat, field trips, bible studies (evening and morning times available) and the annual Thankoffering Service. The group also collects items to create health and school
kits which are distributed to those in need.
Dorcas Community Quilting Circle
A gathering of church members and others in the community who share a love of quilting and helping those in need. The Circle meets one day a week to design, sew and tack quilts. The quilts are then distributed to people in need as well as organizations who in turn help others. Sewing skills are not required as there are many tasks to be done that do not require sewing! There are also tasks that can be completed at home if coming to the work days does not fit your schedule.
We offer the opportunity to honor the Veterans, past and present, in your lives by subscribing to an American flag which will be displayed on Peace’s grounds on National Holidays geared to honoring our men and women in all services.
Military Care Package Outreach: On the second Monday of each month at 8:30 am a group of friends, neighbors, and various church members, meet in the Fellowship Hall to sort, package, pack, and get 16 boxes of items ready to be mailed to various countries all over the world. This outreach is supported by local churches as well as local citizens and businesses.
Thanks to these organizations the care package outreach has been active for over 18 years.
Disaster Relief Task Force
Do you know what to do in case of a natural disaster? In 2014, Peace Lutheran Church launched its “Disaster Relief Task Force”.
This task force helps with preparation and response to communities affected by tornadoes, hurricanes, fires, floods, and other natural events. In 2015, the PLC Disaster Relief group traveled to Van, Texas to assist with tornado recovery. Later, in 2017, the PLC Disaster Relief group traveled to Black Forest, Colorado to help with post-forest fire cleanup.
Currently, the task force is planning – in conjunction with NALC Disaster Relief and PLC’s Youth group – a 2018 disaster relief mission trip.
The PLC family participates in several outreach projects. Military “care packages” are boxed up and sent to Active Duty servicemen and women all over the world. Locally, members collect canned food and clothing for the local food pantry (Helping Hands) as well as
supporting the Rosenberg Lions Club, VFW, St. Jude’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and Stamps for the Living.
Christian Education Opportunities
There are Sunday School classes for all ages – from toddler to the well-seasoned. Youth Sunday School meets each Sunday, with a week of Vacation Bible School during the summer. The Adult Bible Study class meets in the Fellowship Hall after church each Sunday.
Lutheran Confirmation Instruction is available, beginning with youth who are in the 7th and 8th grades.
Additional Fellowship Opportunities
Here at Peace Lutheran Church, you are treated like family and this family likes to have get-togethers. Some of the activities of past years include church picnics, pot lucks, Lenten suppers, sporting events and other church outings.