Pastor's Update - Peace in Jesus!

Pastor's Update - Peace in Jesus! 

Dear Peace Family!

 

How good are you at remembering? Not the “what did I eat for lunch,” or “why did I come into this room” remembering, but rather the past. Was last winter a snowy one or not? How about two years ago or five? When was that big summer storm that did so much damage? I remember it well, but not the day it  came! 

 

“Remember” is a good theme for the lessons of this third Sunday of Advent. There may be lots about today or this week that we forget, but the Holy Spirit urges us through his eternal Word to remember our sin, our Savior and our lives lived in gratitude for his grace. We gather for worship as a Peace Family, Sunday @ 9:00 a.m.

 

Saints and  Angel Hosts Rejoice!

Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m.

The children of Peace share the joy of Jesus’ birth in God’s Word and song! A fellowship hour with refreshments will follow our worship.

 

Advent … waiting for Jesus with you,

 

Pastor M

 

Peace in Jesus!

 Worship in Advent  

 

Jesus came the heav’ns adoring, Came with peace from realms on high (CW 26)  The season of Advent begins a new Christian church year. Themes for the four Sundays highlight our Lord’s work as our Potter, Shepherd, Living Branch, and Guide. As God’s Word prepares us to celebrate the birth of our Savior, it strengthens our hearts to be ready for his return to take us home to heaven.

 

Daily Bible reading guides for Advent titled God with Us are available at our information areas. As you read each day you’ll be reviewing some of the Word shared on the previous Sunday. Here is a framework of questions to follow for each day’s lesson. May the Holy Spirit be our guide and strength during this sacred season!

 

As you read, ask …

 

How is the Holy Spirit leading me to acknowledge and confess my sin?

What truths about Jesus and my salvation are shared here?

How am I moved by these words of the Lord to pray, to give thanks?

What example is shared or encouraged as I live waiting for Jesus? 

 

 

Christmas at Peace

 

 

Silent Night, Holy Night!
Christmas Eve at 6:30 p.m.

We gather in celebration of our Savior’s birth! Lessons for our service will revolve around the favorite of Christmas carols, celebrating its 200th birthday on this night. Be sure to come early for the traditional Carol Singing that begins our service!

 

Oh, Come, Let Us Adore  Him, Christ the Lord!

Christmas Day at 9:00 a.m.

More Christmas praises sung 

in honor of our Savior, Lord and King!

 

 

 

TODAY AT PEACE

Family Bible Hour       

Let’s grow in grace and faith together through our time in God’s saving Word! There’s something for everybody in our Sunday School, Teen Bible Study and Adult Bible Study!

Altar Flowers

Thank you to Barbara Obrochta for providing today’s flowers.

 

THIS WEEK    

Altar Flowers

Are you interested in placing flowers on the altar in the new year?  There is a “Flower Chart” on the east wall of the narthex.  Just sign your name on the date that you would like to request flowers.  You may also indicate if there is a special reason or occasion for the flowers.  It is also okay to share a date with someone.  The cost for the two vases is $45.00.  You may take the flowers home after the Sunday service or if you wish, an altar guild member will deliver them to a shut-in. If you have any questions,  please contact Joyce Froehlich @ 269-683-4247.

Please note that as of January 1, 2019, the cost of the flowers will increase from $35.00 to $45.00 for the 2 vases. The reason for the increase is the increasing cost of flowers to the florist and a small delivery fee has been added.

Church Cleaning

Thank you to the cleaners who signed up for the next two weeks:

         December 23: Pastor and Natalie Mischke    

         December 30: Brad and Kate Pleuss

Cleaning sign-up sheets are posted in the information area in the fellowship hall. More cleaners are always welcome!  Please prayerfully consider how YOU can help keep the Lord’s house clean!

 

COMING UP

“Mornings with Mommy”

This coming Thursday, December 20, Mornings with Mommy will be talking about the birth of Jesus and celebrate His special day.  We know all who attend will enjoy the activities.  The leaders plan to have an interesting craft, sing songs that will get our bodies moving and enjoy each other’s company.  Each session is from 10-11 am with a $5 fee per family.  We would love to have you join us!!

 

CALENDAR     

                                 

                                 

Wednesday                Senior Choir  6:30 p.m.

Thursday                    Together Time/Theme: Christmas 8:30-10:30 a.m.

                                    Mornings with Mommy 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Sunday                       Advent Worship   9:00 a.m.