“God’s work. Our hands.”

Sunday, October 2, 2016

OSL, Peace and CLC serving together

for the sake of the Gospel!

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as  the  Evangelical  Lutheran  Church  in America (ELCA) – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. This year, we will do so with a joint work day for Peace, Christ and OurSavior’s Lutheran congregations on Sunday, October 2, 2016!

 

We have two work projects lined up this year – tidying up the Evergreen Cemetery and the Homecoming Parade Route. Our first phase will be packing lunches at Peace Lutheran at 10:15 am. We’ll then take these bag lunches to OSL, join the end of the second worship service about 11:15 am to be commissioned, split into two groups and eat our lunches while we learn about our projects for the afternoon.

 

One of our basic convictions as Lutherans is that: All of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service in every corner and aspect of our daily lives – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.

 

The yellow “God’s work. Our hands.” T-shirts are available at each of the three congregations in a variety of sizes for $6.50, but are not required to participate! Sizes from youth to adult XXL have been ordered.

 

By the grace of God, we help make our community a better place! Let’s be a powerful witness to our faith joining together as the Body of Christ active in love and serving our neighbors: God’s Work. Our Hands!

 

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BECAUSE OF GOD’S GREAT MERCY

 

Welcome to the first of a series of messages that are a part of our congregation’s “Because of God’s Great Mercy” stewardship program.  Over the next few weeks, we are going to consider God’s great mercy and our response to that mercy through our financial support of Peace Lutheran. 

God’s mercy comes to us in our Lord Jesus. God’s mercy also comes to us in many other ways such as material possessions.  They are gifts from God, but more than this, they are entrusted to us by God.  In this life we are stewards, caretakers, managers of god’s incredible bounty. 

The good news is the beginning of our understanding that we are stewards.  It is also the starting point of our thinking about our giving.  When we give to Peace Lutheran, we are giving some of what God has entrusted in our care to accomplish God’s work in the world.  And through Peace Lutheran, it accomplishes a lot. 

 

CONSECRATION SUNDAY:  October 16th 

Breakfast served from 8 to 8:30 a.m.

RSVP required.                    

 

 

 

 

 Middle School Youth Group at Our Savior’s Lutheran

Gatherings happen one Sunday a month from 11:30am until 1:30pm in the youth room downstairs at Our Savior’s.  Youth will enjoy a time of fellowship together with a pizza lunch along with games, devotions, team building, service opportunities, and prayer.  This is a combined youth group with Christ, Our Savior’s and Peace Lutheran.  Our first Sunday will be September 18th and then the first Sunday each month through December.

 

 

High School Youth Group at Peace Lutheran

Starting Sept. 14, we meet every Wednesday from 7:30-8:30pm in the youth room upstairs.

This is a combined youth group with Christ, Our Savior’s and Peace Lutheran.

You won’t want to miss all the learning activities, engaging discussions, hanging out with your friends, meaningful service projects, movie clips, lively games and lots of FUN!  We have hot and cold beverages, snacks, and quick meals available, in case you come hungry!  We will also be planning next summer’s mission trip at some of these gatherings.

 

 

Youth Group Fun Nights at Christ Lutheran   (Middle and High School)

Every 3rd Friday of the month from 7-9pm there will be a middle and high school fun night at Christ Lutheran in the education wing.  The activities on these nights will consist of movies, board/group games, Wii tournaments, Rock Band, crafts, game room time, outdoor games and s’mores and much more.  We sometimes decide to meet at the movie theater to catch a popular new movie. Each month will be different and the youth can help plan them! The most important part of these nights is being able to hang out with friends in a safe environment.  It is always okay to bring friends.  The more the merrier!  September 16, October 21, November  18, December  16.  

 

 

 

 

Worship Services                                                  

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Join us for worship and Holy Communion at Peace Lutheran Church

5 p.m. Saturday evenings
9 a.m. Sunday mornings