Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost       Oct. 14, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com        
                                                                                 

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Daryl Linton, Gladys Hrdlicka, Zade Davis, Steve Schuetze, Brian Hamilton and Family, Merry Baatz, Ron Steinberg, Sharon Benson, Nancy Koll, Roger Van Roekel, Betty Daib, Marcia Neelly, Alan Berg

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Service Folder     Hymns 748 743 vs 1,2,5,6  553(tune 524)
                                                                
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY  LWML Sunday – Joyful Noise Offering  
   
Mon.    9:00 a.m. Bible Study
Tues.   7:30 a.m. Bible Study
         12:00 noon Bible Study
Wed.    9:00 a.m. Bible Study
         10:00 a.m. Quilting
           5:45 p.m. Discipleship (5:45 until football is done)
           7:00 p.m. Pumpkin Decorating (combined with 3rd Ave. Squared)
NEXT SUNDAY 11:30 a.m. Voters Meeting
       
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Oct. 21  4:00 p.m. Hayride, potluck and games
Nov.  4 11:30 a.m. LYC Harvest Dinner
Nov.  6 11:00 a.m. Daughters Devotions at Rock Rapids Health Centre
Nov. 20 11:00 a.m. Daughters Devotions at Rock Rapids Health Centre  

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Genesis 2:18-25;  Hebrews 2:1-18;  Mark 10:2-16

THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED WITH THE FISH BOIL - organizing, setting up, working the meal, cleaning up, and everything else it takes for an event like this. And thanks to all who gave to Orphan Grain Train - either at the Fish Boil or online with the Thrivent match.

HARVEST DINNER sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.  Please put your name under the item that you are willing to donate.  Thank you for your support of the LYC.

Today--JOYFUL NOISE OFFERING  Daughters of Peace will be having a noisy offering at the end of the service today.  We ask you all to drop your coins into the kettle to help with missions around the world.  Please join us for coffee after the service.


PUMPKIN DECORATING will be Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m.  This is a family event for the community and we could use a few adults to help supervise and/or help some kids.  If you are willing to assist, please let Pastor or Wilma know.  Thank you.



TO SAVE TIME AT THE VOTERS MEETING (AND MAKE MORE TIME TO DISCUSS OUR LORD'S BUSINESS), please read the reports, minutes, and other information provided on the table in the fellowship hall. The chairman will give opportunity to ask questions and discuss highlights. But if there are none, he will simply say they stand approved as written.

JOIN US FOR A HAYRIDE on Sunday, October 21st.   We will meet at the church at 4:30 p.m. and end at the church for a potluck supper and games.  Please sign-up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

THIRD AVENUE YOUTH’S ANNUAL PUMPKIN AUCTION AND BAKE SALE will be held on October 21 starting at approximately 10:45am at RRUMC in the Fellowship Hall. Youth will be decorating pumpkins at our next meeting. The Pumpkins that are auctioned and the bake sale items that are sold go towards Third Avenue Youth’s various mission projects throughout the year.

T
AKE ADVANTAGE OF A THRIVENT MATCHING FUND OFFER FOR ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN!
(Relief for Carolina hurricane) They will match dollar for dollar donations, up to $1,000,000. But 7 other charities will also receive matching funds out of this $1,000,000 pool.  So to help out the most, we should do this soon. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A THRIVENT MEMBER for them to match your gift. But ALL gifts must be made by going to Thrivent.com if they are to be matched. See instructions on the bulletin board by the office. Copies of those instructions are in the small box in the short pew by the office.

HANDCHIME CHOIR will start practicing for the holiday season on Sunday, October 14th after coffee at 11:30 a.m.

GIVE YOUR KIDS SOME IMPORTANT HELP AT NO COST. Complete a simple sheet for planning your funeral, so they don't have that pressure. There's also space to express important points you want to make to them. Take the second sheet too, as it has the more common Bible passages and hymns to choose from for your Celebration of the Resurrection service. Pastor would like to keep a copy, and give you the original and copies for family members.


THE LYON COUNTY JAIL is no longer accepting donations at this time. The jail currently has enough resources on hand. Thank you.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL is collecting items for Operation Christmas Child.  Our goal is to fill boxes.  A sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall for the following items:  bars of soap, washcloths, hair items (ponytails, clips, etc.), combs, girls size 2-10 socks and underwear, boys underwear all sizes.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect snack crackers, soda crackers, graham crackers, popcorn, cheese puffs, cheese curls, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 1; Next Sunday Team 2: LeRoy Fick, Dennis Reuvers, Kevin Stueven, Scott Schneidermann, Terry Dieren, Walt Dibbern

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost       October 7, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com        
                                                                                 

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Daryl Linton, Paul Trei, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick, Zade Davis, Amanda Huisman, Steve Schuetze, Sgt. Neil Molitor, Brian Hamilton and Family, Merry Baatz, Ron Steinberg, Sharon Benson, Nancy Koll, Roger Van Roekel, Betty Daib, Marcia Neelly, Alan Berg

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK:  Nora Ranschau on October 12th

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Service Folder  Hymns  804(vs. 1,3,5,6) 705 (tune 651)
                                                                      588 (more verses on screen)   922

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at English and Peace this morning.
 
We believe ALL Christians go to heaven because of the faith in Jesus that God gives them. At the same time, the Bible says that whoever communes together be of a like mind. Therefore we ask that if you belong to a church body that does not believe as we do on some points, that you not commune with us. We ask everyone who does commune today to think about the following:

I am a baptized child of God, sorry for my sins. I admit my need for God’s forgiveness in Christ. 1 John 1:9; Isaiah 64:6; Psalm 51:5, 7;  Romans 3:23


I believe my sins are forgiven by Jesus’ taking my punishment at the cross. John 1:29; Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:14-15; Romans 5:9-11

I believe that Jesus’ body and blood are in and with the bread and wine. Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:29-30

God calls me to change my sinful ways, and He works in me as I receive Him here. Romans 8:10; 12:2; Leviticus 22:32; Exodus 31:13; Mark 8:34

I believe this sacrament expresses unity and is to be received alongside those who are united on what the Bible teaches. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Exodus 12:48
                                                               
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY  11:30 a.m. Orphan Grain Train Fish Boil
Mon.    9:00 a.m. Bible Study
Tues.   7:30 a.m. Bible Study
         12:00 noon Bible Study
Wed.    9:00 a.m. Bible Study
         10:00 a.m. Quilting
           5:45 p.m. Discipleship (5:45 until football is done)
           7:00 p.m. Daughters of Peace
       

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Oct. 14  LWML Sunday – Joyful Noise Offering
Oct. 17    7:00 p.m. Pumpkin Decorating (combined with 3rd Ave. Squared)
Oct. 21   11:30 a.m. Voters Meeting
               4:00 p.m. Hayride, potluck and games
Nov.  4   11:30 LYC Harvest Dinner

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Ecclesiastes 5:10-20;  Hebrews 4:1-16;   Mark 10:23-31

PUMPKINS ARE NEEDED for the kids’ activity of pumpkin decorating.

HARVEST DINNER sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.  Please put your name under the item that you are willing to donate.  Thank you for your support of the LYC.

DAUGHTERS OF PEACE will meet Wednesday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m.  Avis Fick will have devotions and Alice Vogel will be the hostess.  Remember, a Missionary payment is due.

JOYFUL NOISE OFFERING  Sunday, October 14th is LWML Sunday.  Daughters of Peace will be having a noisy offering at the end of the service.  We ask you all to save your coins during the week and drop them into the kettle to help with missions around the world.  Please join us for coffee.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A THRIVENT MATCHING FUND OFFER FOR ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN!
(Relief for Carolina hurricane) They will match dollar for dollar donations, up to $1,000,000. But 7 other charities will also receive matching funds out of this $1,000,000 pool.  So to help out the most, we should do this soon. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A THRIVENT MEMBER for them to match your gift. But ALL gifts must be made by going to Thrivent.com if they are to be matched. See instructions on the bulletin board by the office. Copies of those instructions are in the small box in the short pew by the office.

HANDCHIME CHOIR will start practicing for the holiday season on Sunday, October 14th after coffee at 11:30 a.m.

THE LYON COUNTY JAIL is no longer accepting donations at this time. The jail currently has enough resources on hand. Thank you.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL is collecting items for Operation Christmas Child.  Our goal is to fill boxes.  We are collecting school supplies and small toys.  A sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall for the following items:  pencils, colored pencils, crayons, small coloring books, small notebooks, small flashlights, extra set of batteries, yoyos, jump ropes.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect snack crackers, soda crackers, graham crackers, popcorn, cheese puffs, cheese curls, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 6; Next Sunday Team 1: Michael Huygens, Keith Berg, Keith Lambert, Bob Iwen, Gary Radtke, Lucas Larson

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost            Sept. 30, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com          
                                                                               

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Daryl Linton, Paul Trei, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick, Zade Davis, Amanda Huisman, Steve Schuetze, Sgt. Neil Molitor, Brian Hamilton and Family, Merry Baatz, Ron Steinberg, Sharon Benson, Nancy Koll, Roger Van Roekel, Betty Daib, Marcia Neelly, Alan Berg

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Page 184   Hymns   851  730  854(tune 883)         Psalm 37:1-7
                                     
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY   4:30 p.m. Circuit Meeting to elect delegates to Synod Convention
TODAY   6:30 p.m. 5th Sunday Service at Christian Reformed
Mon.    9:00 a.m. Bible Study
Tues.   7:30 a.m. Bible Study
      12:00 noon Bible Study
Wed.    9:00 a.m. Bible Study
      10:00 a.m. Quilting
       5:45 p.m. Discipleship (5:45 until football is done)
NEXT SUNDAY 11:30 a.m. Orphan Grain Train Fish Boil

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Oct.  9  7:00 p.m. Daughters of Peace
Oct. 14  LWML Sunday – Noisy Offering
Nov.  4 11:30 LYC Harvest Dinner

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Numbers 11:4-29; James 5:1-20;   Mark 9:38-50

PUMPKINS ARE NEEDED for the kids’ activity of pumpkin decorating.

HANDCHIME CHOIR will start practicing for the holiday season on Sunday, October 14th after coffee at 11:30 a.m.

THE LYON COUNTY JAIL is seeking donations of religious books, devotionals, contemporary books, magazines, Readers Digest, dictionaries, thesauruses, National Geographic, art books, puzzles, card and board games, etc. Donations can be brought to the Church Office. Thank you for your generosity.

WOULD YOU LIKE SOMEONE TO VISIT YOU EACH WEEK TO JUST VISIT OR HELP WITH DAILY ACTIVITIES? Would you or someone you know benefit from these weekly visits?  Do you know a caregiver that needs some time away? Senior Companion volunteers have been trained to help others remain in their own homes through weekly visits to focus on improving quality of life. Senior Companion services are provided at NO COST to those served. For more information about receiving Senior Companion services, please contact the nearest Senior Companion Program office at 712-224-2610 or 712-476-2628 or view their website www.rvrseniorvolunteerprograms.org.

HELP PEOPLE HEAR THE GOSPEL through the Lutheran Hour float in the Rose Bowl parade. For years, this float has been the only Christian message in the entire parade (which is watched by over 450 million worldwide).  If you can't take the time to be one of the Petal Pushers, you can still help sponsor this float. See more information on the sheet in the fellowship hall.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL is collecting items for Operation Christmas Child.  Our goal is to fill boxes.  We are collecting school supplies and small toys.  A sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall for the following items:  pencils, colored pencils, crayons, small coloring books, small notebooks, small flashlights, extra set of batteries, yoyos, jump ropes.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: There are two kinds of people in the world: those who wake up and say, “Good morning, Lord!” and those who wake up and say, “Good Lord, it’s morning!” Which are you? It is usually true that mood follows message. How we feel emotionally results from how we think about what is happening. The next time you are having a bad day, stop and check your thoughts. Listen to what you are telling yourself. Challenge and then replace negative, untrue self-statements with the truth. (Hint: look for truths from the author of life Himself in your Bible). LFS counselors are available to help you learn to change negative thought patterns, replacing them with truth.  Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or this web address:  LFSiowa.org

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect personal hygiene products for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 5; Next Sunday Team 6: Steve Janssen, Aaron, Janssen, Jesse Janssen, Arnold Vogel, Robert McKenney, Gary Dieren, Adam Vogel 

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost         Sept. 23, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com    
                                                                                     

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Daryl Linton, Paul Trei, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick, Zade Davis, Amanda Huisman, Steve Schuetze, Sgt. Neil Molitor, Brian Hamilton and Family, Merry Baatz, Ron Steinberg, Sharon Benson, Nancy Koll, Roger Van Roekel, Betty Daib, Marcia Neelly, Alan Berg

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK:  Velda Loger on September 26th

ORDER OF WORSHIP: Service Folder     Hymns  593   545    690(tune400) vs. 1,2,3,5                                      

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
Mon.   NO  9:00 a.m. Bible Study
Tues.  NO  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
          NO 12:00 noon Bible Study
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
        10:00 a.m. Quilting
          5:45 p.m. Discipleship (5:45 until football is done)
Thurs. – Saturday  Fall Volunteer Weekend at Camp Okoboji (see insert)

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Sept. 23-25 District Pastors’ Conference
Sept. 30 4:30 p.m. Circuit Meeting to elect delegates to Synod Convention
Sept. 30 5th Sunday Service at the Christian Reformed Church
Oct.   7 11:30 a.m. Orphan Grain Train Fish Boil

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Jeremiah 11:18-20; James 3:13-4:10;   Mark 9:30-37

WE WELCOME COOPER JACOB VOGEL into Christ’s Church.  His parents are Adam and Niki Vogel.

HELP PEOPLE HEAR THE GOSPEL through the Lutheran Hour float in the Rose Bowl parade. For years, this float has been the only Christian message in the entire parade (which is watched by over 450 million worldwide).  If you can't take the time to be one of the Petal Pushers, you can still help sponsor this float. See more information on the sheet in the fellowship hall.

PUMPKINS ARE NEEDED for the kids’ activity of pumpkin decorating.

PASTOR WILL BE ABLE to take calls on his cell phone on Monday and Tuesday while at the District Pastor’s Conference.

WOULD YOU LIKE SOMEONE TO VISIT YOU EACH WEEK TO JUST VISIT OR HELP WITH DAILY ACTIVITIES? Would you or someone you know benefit from these weekly visits?  Do you know a caregiver that needs some time away? Senior Companion volunteers have been trained to help others remain in their own homes through weekly visits to focus on improving quality of life. Senior Companion services are provided at NO COST to those served. For more information about receiving Senior Companion services, please contact the nearest Senior Companion Program office at 712-224-2610 or 712-476-2628 or view their website www.rvrseniorvolunteerprograms.org.

COPY MACHINE The church has an older model copy machine that does work but needs a new home.  If anyone is interested please let Pastor or Wilma know by September 23rd.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL is collecting items for Operation Christmas Child.  Our goal is to fill boxes.  We are collecting school supplies and small toys.  A sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall for the following items:  pencils, colored pencils, crayons, small coloring books, small notebooks, small flashlights, extra set of batteries, yoyos, jump ropes.

DID YOU KNOW: “It’s more important what God thinks of you than what others think of you.” How often have you heard (or said) these words? Yet so often we slip into the habit of living for the approval of others. In Matthew 6, Jesus tells us not to do things for the approval of men. In the same chapter, He assures us that our Father, who sees and knows us inside out, is the One who can and will meet all our needs, including our need to be recognized, valued, and loved. Whew! What a relief! Life begins to look different (and much better!) when seen through the eyes of faith in our loving, gracious, living and forgiving God. Live in the light of that great love this week! Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or this web address:  LFSiowa.org

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect personal hygiene products for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 4; Next Sunday Team 5: Lloyd Lupkes, Lowell Fick, Steve Wallenburg, Jeff Folkens, Adam Schwartze, Steve Anderson, Roger Baatz

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost       Sept. 16, 2018                                                                            

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com  
                                                                                       

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Daryl Linton, Paul Trei, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick, Zade Davis, Amanda Huisman, Steve Schuetze, Sgt. Neil Molitor, Brian Hamilton and Family, Merry Baatz, Ron Steinberg, Sharon Benson, Nancy Koll, Roger Van Roekel, Betty Daib, Marcia Neelly, Alan Berg

ORDER OF WORSHIP:     Service Folder     Hymns  Blue #3(Gray #12)    746    733  
                                     
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY 11:35 a.m. Council Meeting
Mon.  10:00 a.m. Daughters Bible Study at Lyon Manor
Tues.  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
        12:00 noon Bible Study
Wed.   9:30 a.m. LWML Fall Rally at Peace Lutheran
          5:45 p.m. Discipleship (5:45 until football is done)
          7:00 p.m. Third Avenue Youth

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Sept. 23-25 District Pastors’ Conference
Sept. 30 4:30 p.m. Circuit Meeting to elect delegates to Synod Convention
Sept. 30 5th Sunday Service at the Christian Reformed Church
Oct.   7 11:30 a.m. Orphan Grain Train Fish Boil

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Isaiah 35:4-7; James 2:1-18;  Mark 7:24-37


HELP PEOPLE HEAR THE GOSPEL through the Lutheran Hour float in the Rose Bowl parade. For years, this float has been the only Christian message in the entire parade (which is watched by over 450 million worldwide).  If you can't take the time to be one of the Petal Pushers, you can still help sponsor this float. See more information on the sheet in the fellowship hall.














COPY MACHINE The church has an older model copy machine that does work but needs a new home.  If anyone is interested please let Pastor or Wilma know by September 23rd.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL is collecting items for Operation Christmas Child.  Our goal is to fill boxes.  We are collecting school supplies and small toys.  A sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall for the following items:  pencils, colored pencils, crayons, small coloring books, small notebooks, small flashlights, extra set of batteries, yoyos, jump ropes.

THIRD AVENUE YOUTH will meet on September 19, October 3, October 17, October 31, November 14, November 28, December 12.  Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. at Rock Rapids United Methodist Church.

Building Healthy Families: “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit . . . therefore honor God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Here’s another question: Do you not know that this Biblical instruction isn’t written just for young people? No matter your age, take time this week to do something that will make your body stronger or healthier. Fix a healthy snack, go for a walk, and invite a friend or neighbor to join you. Shared activity makes it more fun, and creates an open door for conversation about wellbeing, including the importance of faith, and spiritual wellness. Honor God with your body, no matter how many years it’s been around!  Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or this web address: LFSiowa.org

FLOWER COMMITTEE  Sept. 16 Tracie Reuvers

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect personal hygiene products for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 3; Next Sunday Team 4: Wayne Ranschau, Brad Vogel, Gary Delfs, Marv Flier, Wayne Jepsen, Denton Olson, John Schulte

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost            Sept. 9, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com  
                                                                                       

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Daryl Linton, Paul Trei, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick, Zade Davis, Amanda Huisman, Steve Schuetze, Sgt. Neil Molitor, Brian Hamilton and Family, Merry Baatz, Ron Steinberg, Sharon Benson, Nancy Koll, Roger Van Roekel, Betty Daib, Marcia Neelly, Briana Erickson Family, Alan Berg

ORDER OF WORSHIP: Service Folder    Hymns 594(tune 420) vs 1,2,5  
        867(tune 733) vs 1,2,4,5    862(tune 632) vs 1,3,4,5

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY SUNDAY SCHOOL RALLY DAY
TODAY 11:15 a.m. 5-minute Voter’s Meeting
Mon.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
Tues.  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
     12:00 noon Bible Study
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
      5:45 p.m. Discipleship (5:45 until football is done)
      7:00 p.m. Daughters of Peace
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Bible Study
NEXT SUNDAY 11:35 a.m. Council Meeting

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Sept. 17 10:00 a.m. Daughters Bible Study at Lyon Manor
Sept. 19 LWML Fall Rally at Peace Lutheran
Sept. 19 7:00 p.m. Third Avenue Youth
Sept. 23-25 District Pastors’ Conference
Sept. 30 4:30 p.m. Circuit Meeting to elect delegates to Synod Convention

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Isaiah 35:4-7; James 2:1-18;    Mark 7:24-37

TODAY VOTER’S MEETING AT 11:15 A.M. A five minute meeting to elect our representative to the Circuit Forum September 30th.  Our representative will vote for the Circuit’s representative to the Synodical Convention.

THANK YOU to all who helped me move last week.  That was such an encouraging boost for me.   Erin Reed

DAUGHTERS OF PEACE will meet Wednesday September 12th at 7:00 p.m. Devotions and Program by Diane Drenth and Hostess will be Tracie Reuvers.  Final plans for our September 19th Rally will need to be made.  There will be a Missionary payment due.  Don’t forget your August Mites.

HELP PEOPLE HEAR THE GOSPEL through the Lutheran Hour float in the Rose Bowl parade. For years, this float has been the only Christian message in the entire parade (which is watched by over 450 million worldwide).  If you can't take the time to be one of the Petal Pushers, you can still help sponsor this float. See more information on the sheet in the fellowship hall.

LADIES COME JOIN US FOR QUILTING on Wednesday September 12th.  9:00 a.m. Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. coffee, 10:15-10:30 Quilting.  There is a project for everyone with many steps to a finished quilt.

COPY MACHINE The church has an older model copy machine that does work but needs a new home.  If anyone is interested please let Pastor or Wilma know by September 23rd.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL is collecting items for Operation Christmas Child.  Our goal is to fill boxes.  For August, we are collecting school supplies and small toys.  A sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall for the following items:  pencils, colored pencils, crayons, small coloring books, small notebooks, small flashlights, extra set of batteries, yoyos, jump ropes.

THIRD AVENUE YOUTH will meet on September 19, October 3, October 17, October 31, November 14, November 28, December 12.  Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. at Rock Rapids United Methodist Church.

DID YOU KNOW: September 12 is National Day of Encouragement! This special day, first proclaimed for Arkansas by its governor in 2007 and later for the entire nation by President George W. Bush, is dedicated to uplifting people around us and making a positive impact. National Day of Encouragement was intended for all of us to do something to offer encouragement to those around us. How might we best do this? There are many great ways to encourage others, taking time to share uplifting messages through words, written notes, phone calls, texts, Facebook posts and Snap Chat messages, but there’s one, perhaps more effective than any other.  Take a minute this week to read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. Then be encouraged and encourage others with these words!    Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or this web address: LFSiowa.org

FLOWER COMMITTEE  Sept. 9 Wilma Miller, Sept. 16 Tracie Reuvers

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect personal hygiene products for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 2; Next Sunday Team 3: Paul Davis, Lowell Drenth,
Paul Sindt, Warren Arends, Jerry Baatz, Eugene Johnson

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost            Sept. 2, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com    
                                                                                     

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Daryl Linton, Paul Trei, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick, Zade Davis, Amanda Huisman, Steve Schuetze, Keith Lambert, Sgt. Neil Molitor, Brian Hamilton and Family, Merry Baatz, Ron Steinberg, Sharon Benson, Nancy Koll, Roger Van Roekel, Betty Daib, Marcia Neelly, Briana Erickson Family, and Alan Berg.

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK:  Mary Lou Klocko on Sept. 5th

ORDER OF WORSHIP: Service Folder  Hymns 579 703(vs 1,2,4) 443  922(v 1,3)  

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at English and Peace this morning.
 
We believe ALL Christians go to heaven because of the faith in Jesus that God gives them. At the same time, the Bible says that whoever communes together be of a like mind. Therefore we ask that if you belong to a church body that does not believe as we do on some points, that you not commune with us. We ask everyone who does commune today to think about the following:

I am a baptized child of God, sorry for my sins. I admit my need for God’s forgiveness in Christ. 1 John 1:9; Isaiah 64:6; Psalm 51:5, 7; Romans 3:23

I believe my sins are forgiven by Jesus’ taking my punishment at the cross. John 1:29; Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:14-15; Romans 5:9-11

I believe that Jesus’ body and blood are in and with the bread and wine. Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:29-30

God calls me to change my sinful ways, and He works in me as I receive Him here. Romans 8:10; 12:2; Leviticus 22:32; Exodus 31:13; Mark 8:34

I believe this sacrament expresses unity and is to be received alongside those who are united on what the Bible teaches. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Exodus 12:48
                                                     
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
Mon.   NO 9:00 a.m. Bible Study
Tues.  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
        12:00 noon Bible Study
          6:30 p.m. Bible Study at English
Wed.  9:00 a.m. Bible Study
       10:00 a.m. Daughters Devotions at Lyon Manor
         5:30 p.m. Discipleship

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH (continued)

Wed. 7:00 p.m. Third Avenue Youth

Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Bible Study
NEXT SUNDAY SEPT. 9 SUNDAY SCHOOL RALLY DAY
NEXT SUNDAY 11:15 a.m. 5-minute Voter’s Meeting

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Sept. 16 11:35 a.m. Council Meeting
Sept. 17 10:00 a.m. Daughters Bible Study at Lyon Manor
Sept. 19 LWML Fall Rally at Peace Lutheran
Sept. 19 7:00 p.m. Third Avenue Youth
Sept. 23-25 District Pastors’ Conference
Sept. 30 4:30 p.m. Circuit Meeting to elect delegates to Synod Convention

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Deuteronomy 4:1-9; Ephesians 6:10-20; Mark 7:14-23

THIRD AVENUE YOUTH will meet on September 5, September 19, October 3,  October 17, October 31, November 14, November 28, December 12.  Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. at Rock Rapids United Methodist Church.

VOTER’S MEETING AT 11:15 A.M. SEPTEMBER 9TH.  A five minute meeting to elect our representative to the Circuit Forum September 30th.  Our representative will vote for the Circuit’s representative to the Synodical Convention.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL is collecting items for Operation Christmas Child.  Our goal is to fill boxes.  For August, we are collecting school supplies and small toys.  A sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall for the following items:  pencils, colored pencils, crayons, small coloring books, small notebooks, small flashlights, extra set of batteries, yoyos, jump ropes.

DID YOU KNOW: From the newborn infant to the hospice patient in his final hours and for all stages of life in between, physical touch from another person is vitally important. Infants who aren’t touched, even though they receive nourishment, will die from Failure to Thrive Syndrome. For adults, physical touch can reduce anxiety and lower blood pressure. How long has it been since you have held another person’s hand or given or received a hug?  Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or this web address: LFSiowa.org

FLOWER COMMITTEE  Sept. 2 Karen Olson, Sept. 9 Wilma Miller, Sept. 16 Tracie Reuvers

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect personal hygiene products for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 1; Next Sunday Team 2: LeRoy Fick, Dennis Reuvers, Kevin Stueven, Scott Schneidermann, Terry Dieren, Walt Dibbern

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost     August 26, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com      
                                                                                   

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Daryl Linton, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick, Zade Davis, Amanda Huisman, Steve Schuetze, Keith Lambert, Sgt. Neil Molitor, Brian Hamilton & Family, Merry Baatz, Ron Steinberg, Sharon Benson, Nancy Koll, Roger
Van Roekel, Betty Daib, Marcia Neelly, Briana Erickson Family, Ellie Weik and Alan Berg.

ORDER OF WORSHIP: Service Folder     Hymns    906    696     698

                                                     
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
Mon.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
Tues.  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
          6:30 p.m. Bible Study at English
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
          5:30 p.m. Discipleship
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Bible Study
             
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Sept.   5 10:00 a.m. Daughters Devotions at Lyon Manor
Sept.   9 Sunday School Rally Day
Sept.  19 LWML Fall Rally at Peace Lutheran

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Isaiah 29:11-19; Ephesians 5:22-33;
                                     Mark 7:1-13

THANK YOU to Daughters of Peace and Verla, Kathy and Avis for the gifts and visit.  We really appreciate that you remembered us.         Ray and Janice Delfs

THANK YOU, Daughters of Peace for the flowers and time you spent with me at the Health Center. God’s blessings to each of you. Your sister in Christ, Betty Daib

WE THANK GOD for 63 years of Blessings to Ray and Janice Delfs on their wedding anniversary on August 27th.

SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN A BIBLE STUDY OVER THE LUNCH HOUR?  If you are interested, please tell Pastor.













BE REPRESENTED AT THE 2019 SYNODICAL CONVENTION.  On Sunday, Sept. 30 there will be a meeting of our new circuit (the former Spencer and Northwest Circuits were combined at our District Convention). That group will elect a pastoral delegate and a lay delegate from our circuit. Please consider going to that meeting with Pastor, to vote for our circuit's reps.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL is collecting items for Operation Christmas Child.  Our goal is to fill boxes.  For August, we are collecting school supplies and small toys.  A sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall for the following items:  pencils, colored pencils, crayons, small coloring books, small notebooks, small flashlights, extra set of batteries, yoyos, jump ropes.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: A research project conducted with 80 college age students here in the Midwest found that most of them reported having an important relationship with grandparents or significant elders that influenced their values, goals, and life choices and gave them a sense of self, roots, and tradition. Grandparents, do you know how important you are? Make sure the young adults in your life who are going off to college continue to hear from you! Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or this web address: LFSiowa.org

FLOWER COMMITTEE  Aug. 26 Viola McKenney, Sept. 2 Karen Olson, Sept. 9 Wilma Miller, Sept. 16 Tracie Reuvers

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect condiments-olives, pickles, relish, mustard, ketchup, barbecue sauce, Heinz 57, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 6; Next Sunday Team 1: Michael Huygens, Keith Berg, Keith Lambert, Bob Iwen, Lucas Larson

                                                                           

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost      August 19, 2018                                                                            

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Daryl Linton, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick, Zade Davis, Amanda Huisman, Steve Schuetze, Keith Lambert, Sgt. Neil Molitor, Brian Hamilton & Family, Merry Baatz, Ron Steinberg, Sharon Benson, Nancy Koll, Roger
Van Roekel, Marcia Neelly and Briana Erickson Family

ORDER OF WORSHIP:   Service Folder    Hymns 689(tune 644)
                        788(tune 917) vs. 1,3,4,5,6      857
                                                     
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
Mon.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
Tues.  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
          6:30 p.m. Bible Study at English
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
Thurs. 6:30 a.m. “What’s On Your Mind”
             
UPCOMING EVENTS:
August 21 6:30 p.m. Bible Study at English
August 24-26 Adult Retreat at Camp Okoboji
August 28 6:30 p.m. Bible Study at English
August 29 5:30 p.m. Discipleship Class begins
Sept.  19 LWML Fall Rally at Peace Lutheran

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Proverbs 9:1-10; Ephesians 6:6-21;
                                     John 6:56-69

IF YOU ARE DESIGNATING FUNDS FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND, please write Scholarship Fund on the face of your envelope.  Then I will be able to record it correctly on your contribution form.  Thank You.  Wilma Miller

WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND?  That's the main idea behind a discussion group that we plan to have at - for example - 6:30 a.m. Wednesdays or Thursdays at Peace Lutheran. It will be a chance for people to talk about what's on their mind - about God, life, or anything else.  The goal will be to help people see that God DOES address real life situations in His word - and that He does so in a very sensible way. If our present Bible studies don't suit you or your schedule, please consider trying this.  If you know anyone who might like this approach, please invite them.  












 



THE SUNDAY SCHOOL is collecting items for Operation Christmas Child.  Our goal is to fill boxes.  For August, we are collecting school supplies and small toys.  A sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall for the following items:  pencils, colored pencils, crayons, small coloring books, small notebooks, small flashlights, extra set of batteries, yoyos, jump ropes.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Meals on Wheels August 20-24 and Aug 27-31.  Please contact Lois Baatz at 472-3076.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: He is remembered as a man who changed history: political leader, public servant, Nobel Prize winner, writer, orator, and hero. While he would own these many labels as accurate, one other would be at the top of Winston Churchill’s list: devoted husband. Churchill once said, “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” As you consider your life and legacy, where does your marriage relationship fall?  Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or this web address: LFSiowa.org

I
F YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PART OF THE GROUP WHO RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION a 2nd time during the month (such as before work or in the evening) please tell Pastor.

FLOWER COMMITTEE  Aug. 19 Virginia Berg, Aug. 26 Viola McKenney, Sept. 2 Karen Olson, Sept. 9 Wilma Miller, Sept. 16 Tracie Reuvers

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect condiments-olives, pickles, relish, mustard, ketchup, barbecue sauce, Heinz 57, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 5; Next Sunday Team 6: Steve Janssen, Aaron Janssen, Jesse Janssen, Arnold Vogel, Robert McKenney, Gary Dieren, Adam Vogel

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost           August 12, 2018  

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com  
                                                                                       

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Daryl Linton, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick, Zade Davis, Amanda Huisman, Steve Schuetze, Keith Lambert, Sgt. Neil Molitor, Brian Hamilton & Family, Merry Baatz, Ron Steinberg, Sharon Benson, Nancy Koll, Roger Van Roekel and Joan Saeger Family

ORDER OF WORSHIP:   Page 184      Hymns 66 Blue (54 Gray)   554   918
                                                   
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
Mon.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
Tues.  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
      6:30 p.m. Bible Study at English
      5:00-7:00 p.m. MPCH Hospital Fair at Island Park
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
             
UPCOMING EVENTS:
August 21 6:30 p.m. Bible Study at English
August 24-26 Adult Retreat at Camp Okoboji
August 28 6:30 p.m. Bible Study at English
August 29 5:30 p.m. Discipleship Class begins
Sept.  19 LWML Fall Rally at Peace Lutheran

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: 1Kings 19:1-8; Ephesians 4:17-5:2;
                                     John 6:35-51

IF YOU ARE DESIGNATING FUNDS FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND, please write Scholarship Fund on the face of your envelope.  Then I will be able to record it correctly on your contribution form.  Thank You.  Wilma Miller

WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND?  That's the main idea behind a discussion group that we plan to have at - for example - 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Sunshine Deli. At this point, it will not be a traditional Bible study, but a chance for people to talk about what's on their mind - about God, life, or anything else.  The goal will be to help people see that God DOES address real life situations in His word - and that He does so in a very sensible way. If our present Bible studies don't suit you or your schedule, please consider trying this.  If you know anyone who might like this approach, please invite them.  

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL is collecting items for Operation Christmas Child.  Our goal is to fill boxes.  For August, we are collecting school supplies and small toys.  A sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall for the following items:  pencils, colored pencils, crayons, small coloring books, small notebooks, small flashlights, extra set of batteries, yoyos, jump ropes.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Meals on Wheels August 20-24 and Aug 27-31.  Please contact Lois Baatz at 472-3076.

DAUGHTERS OF PEACE will not have a meeting in August.  Remember your special mission prayer every day and your mite box entry.  Then bring your mite box to the September meeting.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: He is remembered as a man who changed history: political leader, public servant, Nobel Prize winner, writer, orator, and hero. While he would own these many labels as accurate, one other would be at the top of Winston Churchill’s list: devoted husband. Churchill once said, “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” As you consider your life and legacy, where does your marriage relationship fall?  Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or this web address: LFSiowa.org

IF YOU WOULD LIKE HOLY COMMUNION offered a 2nd time during the month (such as before work or in the evening) please tell Pastor.

FLOWER COMMITTEE  Aug. 12 Kathy Kimmel, Aug. 19 Virginia Berg, Aug. 26 Viola McKenney

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect condiments-olives, pickles, relish, mustard, ketchup, barbecue sauce, Heinz 57, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 4; Next Sunday Team 5: Lloyd Lupkes, Lowell Fick, Steve Wallenburg, Jeff Folkens, Adam Schwartze, Steve Anderson, Roger Baatz

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost           August 5, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com  
                                                                                       

IN OUR PRAYERS
 we remember: Jean Jacobson, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick, Zade Davis, Amanda Huisman, Steve Schuetze, Keith Lambert, Sgt. Neil Molitor, Brian Hamilton & Family, Merry Baatz and Ron Steinberg  

ORDER OF WORSHIP: Service Folder  Hymns  527   752   610    643

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at English and Peace this morning.
 
We believe ALL Christians go to heaven because of the faith in Jesus that God gives them. At the same time, the Bible says that whoever communes together be of a like mind. Therefore we ask that if you belong to a church body that does not believe as we do on some points, that you not commune with us. We ask everyone who does commune today to think about the following:

I am a baptized child of God, sorry for my sins. I admit my need for
God’s forgiveness in Christ. 1 John 1:9; Isaiah 64:6; Psalm 51:5, 7;
Romans 3:23

I believe my sins are forgiven by Jesus’ taking my punishment at the
cross. John 1:29; Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:14-15; Romans 5:9-11

I believe that Jesus’ body and blood are in and with the bread and wine. Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:29-30

God calls me to change my sinful ways, and He works in me as I receive
Him here. Romans 8:10; 12:2; Leviticus 22:32; Exodus 31:13; Mark 8:34

I believe this sacrament expresses unity and is to be received alongside those who are united on what the Bible teaches. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Exodus 12:48
                                                     
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
Mon.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
Tues.  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
          6:30 p.m. Bible Study at English
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
             





UPCOMING EVENTS:
August 5-10  Family Retreat II at Camp Okoboji
August 7  6:30 p.m. Bible Study at English
August 10-12 Omaha Servant Event
August 14 6:30 p.m. Bible Study at English
August 14  5 – 7 p.m. MPCH Auxiliary Fair
August 21 6:30 p.m. Bible Study at English
August 24-26 Adult Retreat at Camp Okoboji
August 28 6:30 p.m. Bible Study at English
August 29 5:30 p.m. Discipleship Class begins
Sept.  19 LWML Fall Rally at Peace Lutheran

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Exodus 16:2-15; Ephesians 4:1-16;
                                     John 6:22-35

A BIG THANK YOU to all for your concern, prayers, visits and cards before, at the time of and after Keith’s open-heart surgery.  What a joy to know and belong to our Christian church family.  Thank you.
                           
Keith & Shirley Lambert

IF YOU ARE DESIGNATING FUNDS FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND, please write Scholarship Fund on the face of your envelope.  Then I will be able to record it correctly on your contribution form.  Thank You.  Wilma Miller

WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND?  That's the main idea behind a discussion group that we plan to have at - for example - 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Sunshine Deli. At this point, it will not be a traditional Bible study, but a chance for people to talk about what's on their mind - about God, life, or anything else.  The goal will be to help people see that God DOES address real life situations in His word - and that He does so in a very sensible way. If our present Bible studies don't suit you or your schedule, please consider trying this.  If you know anyone who might like this approach, please invite them.  
 
THE MERRILL PIONEER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AUXILIARY is a vital part of our local hospital and clinic.  Since 1956 we have given over $600,000 to help equip and decorate the hospital and clinics in George and Rock Rapids.  This money has been raised through annual fundraisers.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this year’s Family Fun Night on Tuesday, August 124, from 5-7 p.m. at the Rock Rapids Island Park just west of the swimming pool.  There will be a General Store where you can buy a variety of goodies.  There will also be burgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies and bottled water for a free-will donation.  Inflatables and stationed games will provide fun for all ages.  Join us in our mission to maintain strong medical facilities and to meet the healthcare needs of the residents of Lyon County. See poster on Bulletin Board by the Office.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL is collecting items for Operation Christmas Child.  Our goal is to fill boxes.  For August, we are collecting school supplies and small toys.  A sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall for the following items:  pencils, colored pencils, crayons, small coloring books, small notebooks, small flashlights, extra set of batteries, yoyos, jump ropes.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Meals on Wheels August 20-24 and Aug 27-31.  Please contact Lois Baatz at 472-3076.

DAUGHTERS OF PEACE will not have a meeting in August.  Remember your special mission prayer every day and your mite box entry.  Then bring your mite box to the September meeting.

CAMP OKOBOJI AUXILIARY QUILT AUCTION was once again a success!  Thank you to all who helped in any way, whether it was a quilt donation, cash donation, a pie or dessert, lunch server, or quilt buyer.  We couldn't do it without you!  So many Camp supporters help to make this day successful -we can't begin to name them all!  A total of $20,749 was raised.  The money paid for audio-visual upgrades in the Christian Life Center.  We praise God for His continued blessings!  Camp Okoboji Auxiliary

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: Every day LFS counselors meet with people who are experiencing a test or trial of some kind or have been hurt by their own or someone else’s actions. We can help, and we do, but we know we don’t work alone or by our own power. It’s certainly good news that we serve a God who can turn a test into a testimony, a trial into a triumph and a victim into a victorious survivor. Psalm 34 tells us that He is not distant but near to the brokenhearted and to those whose spirit has been crushed. This same God is with you today in whatever test, trial, or pain you are experiencing. Call us if you could use someone to walk with you during this hard time. Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or this web address: LFSiowa.org).

IF YOU WOULD LIKE HOLY COMMUNION offered a 2nd time during the month (such as before work or in the evening) please tell Pastor.

FLOWER COMMITTEE  Aug. 5 Deanna Hrdlicka, Aug. 12 Kathy Kimmel, Aug. 19 Virginia Berg, Aug. 26 Viola McKenney

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect condiments-olives, pickles, relish, mustard, ketchup, barbecue sauce, Heinz 57, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 3; Next Sunday Team 4: Wayne Ranschau, Brad Vogel, Gary Delfs, Marv Flier, Wayne Jepsen, Denton Olson, John Schulte

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost                 July 29, 2018                                                                            

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com    
                                                                                     

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Crystal Niemann, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick, Zade Davis, Amanda Huisman, Betty Daib, Steve Schuetze, David Little, Keith Lambert, Sgt. Neil Molitor, Brian Hamilton & Family, Lucas Larson and Family and Ron Steinberg  

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK:  Joan Saeger on July 30th


ORDER OF WORSHIP: Service Folder  Hymns  912  646(tune648)  711
                                                     
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
Mon.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
Tues.  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
             
UPCOMING EVENTS:
July 29-Aug. 3  Family Retreat I at Camp Okoboji
Aug. 5-10  Family Retreat II at Camp Okoboji
August 10-12 Omaha Servant Event
August 24-26 Adult Retreat at Camp Okoboji

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Genesis 9:8-17; Ephesians 3:14-21;
                                     Mark 6:45-56

THANKS TO ALL WHO SERVED at, or donated to, The Banquet this past week.  You made a difference!!!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE HOLY COMMUNION offered a 2nd time during the month (such as before work or in the evening) please tell Pastor.


FLOWER COMMITTEE   July 29 Lynelle Hansen, Aug. 5 Deanna Hrdlicka,
Aug. 12 Kathy Kimmel, Aug. 19 Virginia Berg, Aug. 26 Viola McKenney













BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: Would you be surprised to learn that research suggests a link between teenage suicide and social media use? According to a study in the November issue of “Clinical Psychological Science,” teenagers who spend five hours a day on social media were 70% more likely to have suicidal thoughts than those reporting only one hour of daily use. What’s a parent to do? While there isn’t one perfect solution for parents, there are helpful tips that can protect your children from these negative influences. LFS staff address this and other topics important to teens and their parents through Whose UR projects. Call to schedule an event for your group. If you don’t have teenagers at home anymore but want to help, you can! Make a gift directed to support the Whose UR project at LFSiowa.org/donations/. Together we are making a real and lasting difference! Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or this web address: LFSiowa.org.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect pop tarts, granola bars, fruit or snack bars, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.


USHERING TODAY is Team 2; Next Sunday Team 3: Paul Davis, Lowell Drenth, Paul Sindt, Warren Arends, Jerry Baatz, Eugene Johnson

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost                 July 22, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com    
                                                                                     

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Crystal Niemann, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick, Zade Davis, Amanda Huisman, Betty Daib, Steve Schuetze, David Little and Keith Lambert

ORDER OF WORSHIP: Service Folder  Hymns 593 724(tune 684) 585(tune 883)  
                                                     
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY Door Offering to assist in paying for meal at the Banquet
TODAY 11:35 a.m. Voters Meeting
Tues.  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
          4:00 p.m. Leave to serve at the Banquet in Sioux Falls
       
UPCOMING EVENTS:
July 29-Aug. 3  Family Retreat I at Camp Okoboji
Aug. 5-10  Family Retreat II at Camp Okoboji
August 10-12 Omaha Servant Event
August 24-26 Adult Retreat at Camp Okoboji

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Amos 7:7-15;  Ephesians 1:3-14;
                                   Mark 6:14-29

WE WELCOME Jackson Michael Klein into Christ’s Church.  His parents are Andrew and Melissa Klein and grandparents are Kathy and Steve Wallenburg.


FLOWER COMMITTEE July 22 Verla Fick, July 29 Lynelle Hansen, Aug. 5 Deanna Hrdlicka, Aug. 12 Kathy Kimmel, Aug. 19 Virginia Berg, Aug. 26 Viola McKenney


















BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: During the coming week you will likely have the opportunity to choose how you will respond to at least one challenging situation. When you do, remember Whose you are, and that you have a choice in how you respond. Read Colossians 3:8-17 Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or this web address: LFSiowa.org.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect pop tarts, granola bars, fruit or snack bars, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 1; Next Sunday Team 2: LeRoy Fick, Dennis Reuvers, Kevin Stueven, Scott Schneidermann, Terry Dieren, Walt Dibbern

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost                 July 15, 2018    

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com
                                                                                         

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Crystal Niemann, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick, Zade Davis, Amanda Huisman, Betty Daib, Steve Schuetze, David Little and Keith Lambert

SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS TODAY:  Jean Klein

ORDER OF WORSHIP: Service Folder  Hymns 839(tune 868) 612(tune 400) 718  
                                                     
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
Tues.  NO 7:30 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.   NO 9:00 a.m. Bible Study
         
UPCOMING EVENTS:
July 15-21 Pastor help lead Cubs Week at Camp Okoboji
July 19 Leave Peace at 8:00 a.m. for Creation Theater Tour at  
                                 Mission Central
July 21 Pastor at Fort Dodge for strategic outreach in our community
July 22 Door Offering to assist in paying for meal at the Banquet
July 22 11:35 a.m. Voters Meeting
July 25 4:00 p.m. Leave to serve at the Banquet in Sioux Falls
August 10-12 Omaha Servant Event

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Amos 7:7-15;  Ephesians 1:3-14;
                                   Mark 6:14-29

PASTOR WILL BE AT CUBS WEEK (Okoboji) but he asks that you call him if you need anything.

HOLY NAME CATHOLIC CHURCH will be having their VBS “Theme: Shipwrecked” on Sun., Aug. 5th from 9:30-1 & Mon., Aug. 6th- Tues., Aug. 7th from 8-11 AM & the final program will be Tues., Aug. 7th at 6:30 PM. Registration is open to the public. Student Registrations (3 years old-5th grade) are due by Monday, July 16th to receive a t-shirt, crafts, and other handouts (late registrations will still be accepted, just not guaranteed those things). While the cost of VBS is free, t-shirts are $10 and checks can be made payable to Holy Name and brought on the 1st day of VBS. We also have volunteer openings: Snack helpers, Crew Leaders (students in 6th grade on up preferred), and Station helpers. You can register your child &/or volunteer here: vbspro.events/p/hnvbs2018. Any questions can be directed to Ashley Blauwet, VBS Director at (712) 420- 1649 or holymaryfamily@outlook.com.










AN OPPORTUNITY TO ASSIST - This year the Rock Rapids Swimming Pool is putting on a CHRISTMAS in JULY theme and partnering with ATLAS in the process by gathering school supplies at the pool.  Donations can be delivered through Tuesday, July 31st. A bonus is that if you donate any school supply item to the pool, you will get a FREE freezie.  What a great opportunity to give back and be refreshed in doing so!  See the list on the bulletin board by the office.

CREATION THEATER TOUR at Mission Central on July 19th.  Arrive at Mission Central at 10:15 a.m., tour Mission Central, see the Creation Theater presentation, enjoy a meal and a short program and leave by 2:00 p.m.  If interested there is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

FLOWER COMMITTEE for July 15 Kathy Fick, July 22 Verla Fick, July 29 Lynelle Hansen

WE HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY SERVING AT THE BANQUET - the supper meal on Wednesday July 25. Please consider helping - and applying for one of Thrivent's $250 Action Team grants.  Please let Pastor know if you are willing to use your grant.

YOU ARE INVITED to help serve others in the Omaha area on August 10-12.  The cost is $195 per person (includes 2 nights lodging & meals.  This serving event will begin at the Assure Women’s Center, serve an evening meal to homeless at ‘Takin’ It To The Streets’ Mission, volunteer at Heartland Hope Mission and Open Door Mission, attend church on Sunday.  See the Flyer on the Bulletin Board by the Office.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: Humility is hard to come by during an argument - especially when you’re sure you are right and your husband (or wife, or child, or parent, or neighbor…) is wrong. Here are 3 simple but powerful words that will help when conflict comes in a relationship: I am sorry. “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger”. Proverbs 15:1 Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or this web address: LFSiowa.org.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect pop tarts, granola bars, fruit or snack bars, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 6; Next Sunday Team 1: Michael Huygens, Keith Berg, Keith Lambert, Bob Iwen, Roger Van Roekel, Lucas Larson

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost                 July 8, 2018                                                                            

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                          

IN OUR PRAYERS
 we remember: Jean Jacobson, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Crystal Niemann, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick, Zade Davis, Amanda Huisman, Betty Daib, Steve Schuetze, David Little and Keith Lambert

SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:  Don Berg on 12th and Jean Klein on 15th

ORDER OF WORSHIP: Service Folder  Hymns  809   738   524  
                                                     
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
Mon.   2:30 p.m. Daughters Bible Study at Premier Estates
Tues.  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
          7:00 p.m. Daughters of Peace
         
UPCOMING EVENTS:
July 15-21 Pastor help lead Cubs Week at Camp Okoboji
July 19 Leave Peace at 8:00 a.m. for Creation Theater Tour at
                                 Mission Central
July 21 Pastor at Fort Dodge for strategic outreach in our community
July 22 Door Offering to assist in paying for meal at the Banquet
July 25 4:00 p.m. Leave to serve at the Banquet in Sioux Falls
August 10-12 Omaha Servant Event

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Jeremiah 23:1-6;  Ephesians 2:11-22;
                                   Mark 6:30-44

JEAN KLEIN will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 15th.  The family has requested a card shower. Her address is Good Samaritan Home, 324 1st Ave. North, George, IA  51237

DAUGHTERS OF PEACE will meet on Wed. July 11th, at 7:00 p.m.  Kathleen Dieren will be in charge of devotions and program.  Karen Olson will be hostess.  We will have a missionary payment due.
















CREATION THEATER TOUR at Mission Central on July 19th.  Arrive at Mission Central at 10:15 a.m., tour Mission Central, see the Creation Theater presentation, enjoy a meal and a short program and leave by 2:00 p.m.  If interested there is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

FLOWER COMMITTEE for July 8 Avis Fick, July 15 Kathy Fick, July 22 Verla Fick, July 29 Lynelle Hansen

WE HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY SERVING AT THE BANQUET - the supper meal on Wednesday July 25. Please consider helping - and applying for one of Thrivent's $250 Action Team grants.  Please let Pastor know if you are willing to use your grant.

YOU ARE INVITED to help serve others in the Omaha area on August 10-12.  The cost is $195 per person (includes 2 nights lodging & meals.  This serving event will begin at the Assure Women’s Center, serve an evening meal to homeless at ‘Takin’ It To The Streets’ Mission, volunteer at Heartland Hope Mission and Open Door Mission, attend church on Sunday.  See the Flyer on the Bulletin Board by the Office.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: As you observe the beautiful flowers and vegetables growing in your (or someone else’s) garden this week, let them remind you of someone who needs your attention and love.  “Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.” (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.) Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or this web address: LFSiowa.org.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect pop tarts, granola bars, fruit or snack bars, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 5; Next Sunday Team 6: Steve Janssen, Aaron Janssen, Jesse Janssen, Arnold Vogel, Robert McKenney, Gary Dieren, Adam Vogel, Brian Hamilton

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost                  July 1, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com  
                                                                                       

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Crystal Niemann, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick, Zade Davis, Amanda Huisman, Betty Daib, Steve Schuetze and Keith Lambert.

ORDER OF WORSHIP:    Service Folder  Hymns   Blue 28(Gray 228)    526    433      Blue 74(Gray 226)  
                                                       
HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at English and Peace this morning.
 
We believe ALL Christians go to heaven because of the faith in Jesus that God gives them. At the same time, the Bible says that whoever communes together be of a like mind. Therefore we ask that if you belong to a church body that does not believe as we do on some points, that you not commune with us. We ask everyone who does commune today to think about the following:

I am a baptized child of God, sorry for my sins. I admit my need for God’s forgiveness in Christ. 1 John 1:9; Isaiah 64:6; Psalm 51:5, 7;  Romans 3:23

I believe my sins are forgiven by Jesus’ taking my punishment at the cross. John 1:29; Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:14-15; Romans 5:9-11

I believe that Jesus’ body and blood are in and with the bread and wine. Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:29-30

God calls me to change my sinful ways, and He works in me as I receive Him here. Romans 8:10; 12:2; Leviticus 22:32; Exodus 31:13; Mark 8:34

I believe this sacrament expresses unity and is to be received alongside those who are united on what the Bible teaches. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Exodus 12:48

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
Mon.   2:30 p.m. Daughters Bible Study at Premier Estates
Tues.  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
UPCOMING EVENTS:
July 2 2:30 p.m. Daughters-Devotions at Premier Estates
July 9 2:30 p.m. Daughters-Devotions at Premier Estates
July 15-21 Pastor at Cubs Camp at Camp Okoboji
July 25  4:oo p.m. Leave to serve at the Banquet in Sioux Falls
August 10-12 Omaha Servant Event

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Amos 7:7-15; Ephesians 1:3-14;  Mark 6:14-29

PLEASE PRAY FOR Betty Daib who is recovering from pneumonia and is in the Rock Rapids Health Centre and Steve Schuetze (Kay Hoogendoorn’s uncle) who is recovering from sepsis.

ALTAR COMMITTEE for July is Viola McKenney and Yvette Waagmeester.

JEAN KLEIN will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 15th.  The family has requested a card shower. Her address is Good Samaritan Home, 324 1st Ave. North, George, IA  51237

WE HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY SERVING AT THE BANQUET - the supper meal on Wednesday July 25. Please consider helping - and applying for one of Thrivent's $250 Action Team grants.  Please let Pastor know if you are willing to use your grant.


CREATION THEATER TOUR at Mission Central on July 19th.  Arrive at Mission Central at 10:15 a.m., tour Mission Central, see the Creation Theater presentation, enjoy a meal and a short program and leave by 2:00 p.m.  If interested there is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

FLOWER COMMITTEE for July 8 Avis Fick, July 15 Kathy Fick, July 22 Verla Fick, July 29 Lynelle Hansen

YOU ARE INVITED to help serve others in the Omaha area on August 10-12.  The cost is $195 per person (includes 2 nights lodging & meals.  This serving event will begin at the Assure Women’s Center, serve an evening meal to homeless at ‘Takin’ It To The Streets’ Mission, volunteer at Heartland Hope Mission and Open Door Mission, attend church on Sunday.  See the Flyer on the Bulletin Board by the Office.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: Many years ago, our Lutheran ancestors left behind their known world and came to America seeking religious freedom in a new land. We celebrate that freedom today, even as we recognize the growing challenges to religious liberty. Join us in praying for our leaders this week, both those in government and in our church. Pray that God will strengthen our leaders to speak and act in ways that secure our freedom not just to have faith, but to live out that faith in the public square. Your prayers for the staff and leadership of LFS as they boldly proclaim God’s plan for life, marriage and family are also appreciated. Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or this web address: LFSiowa.org.


THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect Pop tarts, granola bars, fruit or snack bars. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.


COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 4; Next Sunday Team 5: Lloyd Lupkes, Lowell Fick, Steve Wallenburg, Jeff Folkens, Adam schwartze, Steve Anderson, Roger Baatz

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost                  June 24, 2018                                                                            

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com    
                                                                                     

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Crystal Niemann, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick, Zade Davis, Amanda Huisman, Betty Daib, and Steve Schuetze.

ORDER OF WORSHIP:    Page 184 Service           Hymns    615   763   715
                                                   Psalm 124 (See Insert)

SERMON THEME    “THE LIVING LORD PRESENT IN THE STORMS OF LIFE”
                                                       
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
No Tues.  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
No Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
         
UPCOMING EVENTS:
June 24-26 IDW District Convention at Camp Okoboji (Pastor and Dennis
                          Small attending Convention)      
June 25  Benefit for Amanda Huisman at Pizza Ranch 5-7 p.m.
June 28-30 LWML District Convention at Camp Okoboji
July 2 2:30 p.m. Daughters-Devotions at Premier Estates
July 9 2:30 p.m. Daughters-Devotions at Premier Estates
July 25  Serve at the Banquet in Sioux Falls
August 10-12 Omaha Servant Event
 
BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Genesis 3:8-15; 2 Corinthians 4:15-5:1;
                                    Mark 3:20-35

THANK YOU to Pastor Kramer for bringing us God’s Message today.  

PASTOR WILL BE GONE June 17-27th.  If you have someone in the hospital in Sioux Falls, call Pastor Matthew Nix at 605-338-5267.

PLEASE CONTACT PASTOR BOEDER if there is a funeral or other emergency at 507-825-4342 while Pastor Hansen is gone.

THANK YOU PEACE FAMILY to all who sent cards, brought food and visited me after my hip surgery.  Your kindness, best wishes and prayers will not be forgotten.                  Betty and Wayne Jepsen

AMANDA HUISMAN is fighting cervical cancer. Her surgery was a success and she is home.  There will be a fundraiser to assist with medical costs on June 25th from 5-7 p.m. at Pizza Ranch.

PLEASE PRAY FOR Betty Daib who is recovering from pneumonia and is in the Rock Rapids Health Centre and Steve Schuetze (Kay Hoogendoorn’s uncle) who is recovering from sepsis.

ALTAR COMMITTEE for July is Viola McKenney and Yvette Waagmeester.

WE HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY SERVING AT THE BANQUET - the supper meal on Wednesday July 25. Please consider helping - and applying for one of Thrivent's $250 Action Team grants.  Please let Pastor know if you are willing to use your grant.

CREATION THEATER TOUR at Mission Central on July 19th.  Arrive at Mission Central at 10:15 a.m., tour Mission Central, see the Creation Theater presentation, enjoy a meal and a short program and leave by 2:00 p.m.  If interested there is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

FLOWER COMMITTEE for July 1 Diane Drenth, July 8 Avis Fick, July 15 Kathy Fick, July 22 Verla Fick, July 29 Lynelle Hansen

YOU ARE INVITED to help serve others in the Omaha area on August 10-12.  The cost is $195 per person (includes 2 nights lodging & meals.  This serving event will begin at the Assure Women’s Center, serve an evening meal to homeless at ‘Takin’ It To The Streets’ Mission, volunteer at Heartland Hope Mission and Open Door Mission, attend church on Sunday.  See the Flyer on the Bulletin Board by the Office.

DID YOU KNOW: LFS workers are busy in all parts of Iowa serving young women who are pregnant without the benefit of marriage and couples who are ready to grow their family through the gift of adoption. You can help in three important ways: 1) If you know of someone who is pregnant and needs help to make a plan for her life and the life of her child, help them to call LFS; 2) If you know a married man and woman with a strong Christian faith who want to build their family through traditional or embryo adoption, direct them to LFS; and 3) If God has blessed you with any resources beyond what you need for your daily life, help support this life-work which depends heavily on partnership gifts of all sizes from members of our Lutheran church, please make a gift today by mail or through the LFS web site. Together we’re in the LIFE business!  “Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or this web address: LFSiowa.org.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect paper products such as toilet paper, napkins, facial tissue, wet-ones, handi-wipes, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 3; Next Sunday Team 4: Wayne Ranschau, Brad Vogel, Gary Delfs, Marv Flier, Wayne Jepsen, Denton Olson, John Schulte

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost                 June 17, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                          

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Crystal Niemann, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick, Zade Davis, Amanda Huisman and Betty Daib

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Page 184 Service     Hymns    811   685   693  

SERMON THEME            “WE WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT”
                                                       
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
No Tues.  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
No Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
         
UPCOMING EVENTS:
June 24-26 IDW District Convention at Camp Okoboji
June 25  Benefit for Amanda Huisman at Pizza Ranch 5-7 p.m.
June 28-30 LWML District Convention at Camp Okoboji
July 2 2:30 p.m. Daughters-Devotions at Premier Estates
July 9 2:30 p.m. Daughters-Devotions at Premier Estates
July 25  Serve at the Banquet
August 10-12 Omaha Servant Event
 
BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Job 38:1-11; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13;  Mark 4:35-41

PASTOR WILL BE GONE June 17-27th.  If you have someone in the hospital in Sioux Falls, call Pastor Matthew Nix at 605-338-5267.
 
THANK YOU to Pastor Boeder for bringing us God’s Message today.  Also please contact him if there is a funeral or other emergency at 507-825-4342 while Pastor Hansen is gone.

AMANDA HUISMAN is fighting cervical cancer. Her surgery was a success and she is home.  There will be a fundraiser to assist with medical costs on June 25th from 5-7 p.m. at Pizza Ranch.


ALTAR COMMITTEE for July is Viola McKenney and Yvette Waagmeester.

WE HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY SERVING AT THE BANQUET - the supper meal on Wednesday July 25. Please consider helping - and applying for one of Thrivent's $250 Action Team grants.

QUARTERLY NEWSLETTERS are available on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

IF ANYONE HAS OLD CHURCH RECORDS STORED IN THEIR HOME, please bring them to the church office.

CREATION THEATER TOUR at Mission Central on July 19th.  Arrive at Mission Central at 10:15 a.m., tour Mission Central, see the Creation Theater presentation, enjoy a meal and a short program and leave by 2:00 p.m.  If interested there is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

IF YOU THINK IT HELPS TO HAVE A MICROPHONE, or if you think it's a good idea to record the services for our shut-ins (who clearly appreciate that), then please prayerfully consider helping in the sound room.

FLOWER COMMITTEE for June 24 Bev Doorenbos, July 1 Diane Drenth, July 8 Avis Fick, July 15 Kathy Fick, July 22 Verla Fick, July 29 Lynelle Hansen

YOU ARE INVITED to help serve others in the Omaha area on August 10-12.  The cost is $195 per person (includes 2 nights lodging & meals.  This serving event will begin at the Assure Women’s Center, serve an evening meal to homeless at ‘Takin’ It To The Streets’ Mission, volunteer at Heartland Hope Mission and Open Door Mission, attend church on Sunday.  See the Flyer on the Bulletin Board by the Office.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” Lutheran Family Service staff affirm this quote from Billy Graham and recognize the incredibly important role that strong fathers play in the lives of their children and families. On this special day where we celebrate Fathers, notice and thank the men you know who are leading their families through these challenging days!  Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or this web address: LFSiowa.org.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE to talk to Phillip Janssen, or send word, he's at:  Pride Group  6059 390th St., Primghar, IA  51245. You may speak to him at 712-757-0029 (the office phone). They'll get him.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect paper products such as toilet paper, napkins, facial tissue, wet-ones, handi-wipes, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.


COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 2; Next Sunday Team 3: Paul Davis, Lowell Drenth, Paul Sindt, Warren Arends, Jerry Baatz, Eugene Johnson

Third Sunday after Pentecost                      June 10, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com    
                                                                                     

IN OUR PRAYERS
we remember: Jean Jacobson, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Crystal Niemann, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick

SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS:  Keith Lambert was on 9th and Gladys Vogel on 12th

ORDER OF WORSHIP:
 Service Folder   Hymns  902   577   917
                                                     
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY Special Door Offering for LCMS Ministry to Armed Forces
No Tues.  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
No Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
         6:30 p.m. Daughters of Peace meet at Pizza Ranch

UPCOMING EVENTS:
June 10-15 Technology Camp at Camp Okoboji
June 10-16 Girls Sports Camp at Camp Okoboji
June 24-26 IDW District Convention at Camp Okoboji
June 25  Benefit for Amanda Huisman at Pizza Ranch 5-7 p.m.
June 28-30 LWML District Convention at Camp Okoboji
July 25  Serve at the Banquet
August 10-12 Omaha Servant Event
 
BIBLE READINGS
for next Sunday: Ezekiel 17:22-24; 2 Corinthians 5:4-17;
                                 Mark 4:26-34

TODAY, June 10th
there will be a special door offering taken for LCMS Ministry to our Armed Forces.

PLEASE PRAY for Zade Davis (Paul and Keri's 6 year old nephew).  His one kidney was removed (cancer) and he now has chemo treatments. We pray for him and his family.

THANK YOU-
Tim and I would like to extend our sincere thank you to our church family for all the love and support throughout Ted Hoogendoorn’s illness and after his passing.  He will be missed by many.  We are truly blessed with family and friends, and it eases our sorrow to know others care.  

Tim, Kay and Cole Hoogendoorn








UNITED METHODIST WOMEN’S ANNUAL SALAD LUNCHEON & QUILT AND CRAFT SALE
at Forster Community Center on Friday June 15th serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  See flyer on bulletin board by the office.

AMANDA HUISMAN is fighting cervical cancer. There will be a fundraiser August 4. If anyone with a Thrivent policy (formerly Aid Association for Lutherans or Lutheran Brotherhood) would like to make a difference, you could apply for one turn at Thrivent's $250 "Action Team" grants. But we can't just give Amanda the $250. We need to also have a handful of people (or more) helping with the fund raiser. Please tell Pastor if interested.

DAUGHTERS OF PEACE
will meet Wed. June 13 at 6:30 at the Pizza Ranch.  
Virginia Berg is in charge of devotions.  We will have a Missionary Payment due. Also Daughters are to be in charge of devotions at Premier Estates on July 2 and July 9, 2:30 P.M.
 
ALTAR COMMITTEE
for July is Viola McKenney and Yvette Waagmeester.

WE HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY SERVING AT THE BANQUET - the supper meal on Wednesday July 25. Please consider helping - and applying for one of Thrivent's $250 Action Team grants.

QUARTERLY NEWSLETTERS are available on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

IF ANYONE HAS OLD CHURCH RECORDS STORED IN THEIR HOME,
please bring them to the church office.

CREATION THEATER TOUR
at Mission Central on July 19th.  Arrive at Mission Central at 10:15 a.m., tour Mission Central, see the Creation Theater presentation, enjoy a meal and a short program and leave by 2:00 p.m.  If interested there is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

IF YOU THINK IT HELPS TO HAVE A MICROPHONE,
or if you think it's a good idea to record the services for our shut-ins (who clearly appreciate that), then please prayerfully consider helping in the sound room.

FLOWER COMMITTEE
for June 17 Kathleen Dieren, June 24 Bev Doorenbos.

YOU ARE INVITED t
o help serve others in the Omaha area on August 10-12.  The cost is $195 per person (includes 2 nights lodging & meals.  This serving event will begin at the Assure Women’s Center, serve an evening meal to homeless at ‘Takin’ It To The Streets’ Mission, volunteer at Heartland Hope Mission and Open Door Mission, attend church on Sunday.  See the Flyer on the Bulletin Board by the Office.

DID YOU KNOW:  
Is your family watching movies or playing video games this summer? What messages are the children getting through these forms of entertainment? Parents and grandparents, you can be informed through websites that review movies and games from a Christian perspective, such as www.movieguide.org and www.pluggedin.com. The more you know, the better prepared you will be to guide the little ones entrusted to your care! Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or this web address: LFSiowa.org.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE
 to talk to Phillip Janssen, or send word, he's at: Pride Group  6059 390th St., Primghar, IA  51245. You may speak to him at 712-757-0029 (the office phone). They'll get him.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect paper products such as toilet paper, napkins, facial tissue, wet-ones, handi-wipes, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 1; Next Sunday Team 2:
LeRoy Fick, Dennis Reuvers, Kevin Stueven, Scott Schneidermann, Terry Dieren, Walt Dibbern

Second Sunday after Pentecost                  June 3, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com  
                                                                                       

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Crystal Niemann, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick

ORDER OF WORSHIP: Service Folder   Hymns   821  653(tune 524)  570   924    

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at English and Peace this morning.
 
We believe ALL Christians go to heaven because of the faith in Jesus that God gives them. At the same time, the Bible says that whoever communes together be of a like mind. Therefore we ask that if you belong to a church body that does not believe as we do on some points, that you not commune with us. We ask everyone who does commune today to think about the following:

I am a baptized child of God, sorry for my sins. I admit my need for
God’s forgiveness in Christ. 1 John 1:9; Isaiah 64:6; Psalm 51:5,7;
Romans 3:23

I believe my sins are forgiven by Jesus’ taking my punishment at the
cross. John 1:29; Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:14-15; Romans 5:9-11

I believe that Jesus’ body and blood are in and with the bread and wine. Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:29-30

God calls me to change my sinful ways, and He works in me as I receive
Him here. Romans 8:10; 12:2; Leviticus 22:32; Exodus 31:13; Mark 8:34

I believe this sacrament expresses unity and is to be received alongside those who are united on what the Bible teaches. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Exodus 12:48  
                                                      
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
Monday-Friday Bible School
No Tues.  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
No Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
         6:30 p.m. Ladies Aid at English
Friday    6:30 p.m. VBS Program
NEXT SUNDAY Special Door Offering for LCMS Ministry to Armed Forces

UPCOMING EVENTS:
June 13 6:30 p.m. Daughters of Peace meet at Pizza Ranch
June 10-15 Technology Camp at Camp Okoboji
June 10-16 Girls Sports Camp at Camp Okoboji
June 24-26 IDW District Convention at Camp Okoboji
June 28-30 LWML District Convention at Camp Okoboji
August 10-12 Omaha Servant Event
 
BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Deuteronomy 5:12-15; 2 Corinthians 4:5-12; Mark 2:23-28

IN OUR PRAYERS TODAY we remember Travis and Krista Van Middendorp and Tony and Nicole Kruger who were married yesterday.

NEXT SUNDAY, June 10th there will be a special door offering taken for LCMS Ministry to our Armed Forces.

QUARTERLY NEWSLETTERS are available on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

IF ANYONE HAS OLD CHURCH RECORDS STORED IN THEIR HOME, please bring them to the church office.

CREATION THEATER TOUR at Mission Central on July 19th.  Arrive at Mission Central at 10:15 a.m., tour Mission Central, see the Creation Theater presentation, enjoy a meal and a short program and leave by 2:00 p.m.  If interested there is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

IF YOU THINK IT HELPS TO HAVE A MICROPHONE, or if you think it's a good idea to record the services for our shut-ins (who clearly appreciate that), then please prayerfully consider helping in the sound room.

FLOWER COMMITTEE for June 10 Lois Baatz, June 17 Kathleen Dieren, June 24 Bev Doorenbos.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL begins Monday.  Snacks are needed every day.  If you wish to bring a treat for the children, please put it in the kitchen.  Thank you for your support.  

YOU ARE INVITED to help serve others in the Omaha area on August 10-12.  The cost is $195 per person (includes 2 nights lodging & meals.  This serving event will begin at the Assure Women’s Center, serve an evening meal to homeless at ‘Takin’ It To The Streets’ Mission, volunteer at Heartland Hope Mission and Open Door Mission, attend church on Sunday.  See the Flyer on the Bulletin Board by the Office.



DID YOU KNOW: The ministry of Lutheran Family Service with infants, children, teens, adults, couples, and families in Iowa will not work without your partnership. Your love and compassion for those in Iowa who are struggling enables LFS to be there with help and hope at the point of their greatest need. No government dollars are used, so as not to limit our Christian witness and fidelity to the Scriptures. We need your support. Has God blessed you with enough resources to share? If so, please do. Don’t think your gift won’t make a difference – it will! God uses each gift, no matter how small or large, to combine with others to make the whole ministry possible each year. There’s still time for you to make a gift before our fiscal year closes on June 30. Send a gift by mail to LFS, 409 Kenyon Road, Suite C, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 or make a gift online through the secure portal at LFSiowa.org/donations/. On behalf of those you will help through your gift, thank you and God bless you! Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or this web address: LFSiowa.org.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE to talk to Phillip Janssen, or send word, he's at:  Pride Group  6059 390th St., Primghar, IA  51245. You may speak to him at 712-757-0029 (the office phone). They'll get him.


THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect paper products such as toilet paper, napkins, facial tissue, wet-ones, handi-wipes, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.


COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 5; Next Sunday Team 6: Steve Janssen, Aaron Janssen, Jesse Janssen, Arnold Vogel, Robert McKenney, Gary Dieren, Adam Vogel, Brian Hamilton

The Holy Trinity                                            May 27, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com
                                                                                          

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Crystal Niemann, Gladys Hrdlicka, Gerhard Fick

ORDER OF WORSHIP: Page 184   Hymns    507  846  718    Psalm 16:1-11

SERMON THEME            “THE WAY TO LIFE”
                                                      
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
No Tues.  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
No Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study

UPCOMING EVENTS:
June  6 6:30 p.m. Ladies Aid at English
June 13 6:30 p.m. Daughters of Peace meet at Pizza Ranch
June 10-15 Technology Camp at Camp Okoboji
June 10-16 Girls Sports Camp at Camp Okoboji
June 24-26 IDW District Convention at Camp Okoboji
June 28-30 LWML District Convention at Camp Okoboji
August 10-12 Omaha Servant Event
 
BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Acts 4:1-12; 1John 3:16-24; Luke 24:44-53
 
THANK YOU to Pastor Boeder for bringing us God’s Message today.

IF ANYONE HAS OLD CHURCH RECORDS STORED IN THEIR HOME, please bring them to the church office.

QUARTERLY NEWSLETTERS are available on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

CREATION THEATER TOUR at Mission Central on July 19th.  Arrive at Mission Central at 10:15 a.m., tour the Creation Theater, enjoy a meal and a short program and leave by 2:00 p.m.  If interested there is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

IF YOU THINK IT HELPS TO HAVE A MICROPHONE, or if you think it's a good idea to record the services for our shut-ins (who clearly appreciate that), then please prayerfully consider helping in the sound room.

ALTAR COMMITTEE for June 3 is Kathy and Lowell Fick

FLOWER COMMITTEE for June 3 Alice Vogel, June 10 Lois Baatz, June 17 Kathleen Dieren, June 24 Bev Doorenbos.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held June 4-8th.  To sign-up your child go to: www.myvbs.org/peacelutheranrr  Teachers and Helpers are needed.  Please contact Lisa Dieren.

YOU ARE INVITED to help serve others in the Omaha area on August 10-12.  The cost is $195 per person (includes 2 nights lodging & meals.  This serving event will begin at the Assure Women’s Center, serve an evening meal to homeless at ‘Takin’ It To The Streets’ Mission, volunteer at Heartland Hope Mission and Open Door Mission, attend church on Sunday.  See the Flyer on the Bulletin Board by the Office.

CAMP OKOBOJI HIRES RESPONSIBLE CHRISTIAN INDIVIDUALS who demonstrate a willingness to serve their Lord out of love and care for His people.  Camp Okoboji is looking for seasonal help to begin work as early as May 14, and if available, work through August 20.  Beginning pay is $250 per week plus room and board. If an individual signs a letter of employment to serve (X) number of weeks and he/she stays for the entire time he/she will receive an additional $25 per week served at the close of the summer.  The following positions are available:  Cook, lifeguard, program staff for daycare, onsite counseling and/or leading programs, and off-site Vacation Bible School, as well as staff to serve meals and provide dining hall duties and housekeeping.  Serving your Lord and His guests at Camp Okoboji can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. Apply at  www.NLOMA.org or www.campokoboji.org  Please prayerfully consider this wonderful opportunity.

GREAT NEWS!  THE MAIN STREET LIVING TELEVISION PROGRAM is coming to the Iowa West District!  It will be aired weekly on KCAU, channel 9 in Sioux City at 10:00 am and KDLT channels 5 & 46 at 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. every Sunday Morning beginning on October 7 of this year.  The first 30 minutes will feature the acclaimed “This is the Life” program from Lutheran Hour Ministries.  These programs are re-mastered and brought to HD format. The final 30 minutes is a modified Lutheran worship service that will feature Pastors of the LCMS from the local Sioux City area.  A different Pastor will be featured each week.  Main Street Living started airing in South Dakota on January 6, 2002.  It has become an important asset for shut-ins and others who cannot or do not attend church on a regular basis. Since January, 2017, the Board of directors of Main Street Living has set out on a plan of expanding the ministry. This planned expansion has the enthusiastic endorsement of Iowa West District.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE to talk to Phillip Janssen, or send word, he's at: Pride Group  6059 390th St., Primghar, IA  51245. You may speak to him at 712-757-0029 (the office phone). They'll get him.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect dish soap, hand soap, detergent, fabric softener, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 5; Next Sunday Team 6: Steve Janssen, Aaron Janssen, Jesse Janssen, Arnold Vogel, Robert McKenney, Gary Dieren, Adam Vogel, Brian Hamilton

Day of Pentecost                                  May 20, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com    
                                                                                     

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Merry Baatz, Jerry Baatz, Crystal Niemann, Gladys Hrdlicka, Bev Doorenbos, Gerhard Fick

ORDER OF WORSHIP:   Service Folder       Hymns 503     500(tune 717)     837  
                                                       
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY 11:15 a.m. Brief Voters Meeting regarding new church sign
     11:30 a.m. Potluck Dinner with Gary Thies
Tues.  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study

UPCOMING EVENTS:
June  1-3  Kids Camp at Camp Okoboji
June 10-15 Technology Camp at Camp Okoboji
June 10-16 Girls Sports Camp at Camp Okoboji
June 24-26 IDW District Convention at Camp Okoboji
June 28-30 LWML District Convention at Camp Okoboji
 
BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Isaiah 6:1-8; Acts 2:14, 22-36; John 3:1-17

THANK YOU to Gary Thies for encouraging news “What God is Doing”

IF ANYONE HAS OLD CHURCH RECORDS STORED IN THEIR HOME, please bring them to the church office.  

COMMUNITY IMPACT There will be a community impact fundraising event to benefit Tidal Waves-Special Olympics on May 21st at Rock Rapids Pizza Ranch from 5 pm-8 pm. Pizza Ranch will donate 10% of your check to the designated organization.

IF YOU THINK IT HELPS TO HAVE A MICROPHONE, or if you think it's a good idea to record the services for our shut-ins (who clearly appreciate that), then please prayerfully consider helping in the sound room.

THANK YOU  The Peace Lutheran Quilters would like to thank everyone who helped make our Quilters Sunday a success.  If you helped move quilts, delivered quilts for us, found a goodie to buy or stayed for lunch with us: we are thankful. A big thank you to Group 1 for bringing salads and  serving and to Thrivent for Action dollars.    The quilters not only make quilts but help support the church library with our funds.  This year we made about 100 baby quilts and 100 large quilts.  Many boxes have gone to Orphan Grain Train as well as those you saw in church.  THANKS again and may God continue to bless this mission.







CAMP OKOBOJI HIRES RESPONSIBLE CHRISTIAN INDIVIDUALS
who demonstrate a willingness to serve their Lord out of love and care for His people.  Camp Okoboji is looking for seasonal help to begin work as early as May 14, and if available, work through August 20.  Beginning pay is $250 per week plus room and board. If an individual signs a letter of employment to serve (X) number of weeks and he/she stays for the entire time he/she will receive an additional $25 per week served at the close of the summer.  The following positions are available:  Cook, lifeguard,
program staff for daycare, onsite counseling and/or leading programs, and off-site Vacation Bible School, as well as staff to serve meals and provide dining hall duties and housekeeping.  Serving your Lord and His guests at Camp Okoboji can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. Apply at  www.NLOMA.org or www.campokoboji.org  Please prayerfully consider this wonderful opportunity.

GREAT NEWS!  THE MAIN STREET LIVING TELEVISION PROGRAM
is coming to the Iowa West District!  It will be aired weekly on KCAU, channel 9 in Sioux City at 10:00 am and KDLT channels 5 & 46 at 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. every Sunday Morning beginning on October 7 of this year.  The first 30 minutes will feature the acclaimed “This is the Life” program from Lutheran Hour Ministries.  These programs are re-mastered and brought to HD format. The final 30 minutes is a modified Lutheran worship service that will feature Pastors of the LCMS from the local Sioux City area.  A different Pastor will be featured each week.  Main Street Living started airing in South Dakota on January 6, 2002.  It has become an important asset for shut-ins and others who cannot or do not attend church on a regular basis. Since January, 2017, the Board of directors of Main Street Living has set out on a plan of expanding the ministry. This planned expansion has the enthusiastic endorsement of Iowa West District.

ALTAR COMMITTEE f
or June 3 is Kathy and Lowell Fick

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
will be held June 4-8th.  To sign-up your child go to: www.myvbs.org/peacelutheranrr  Teachers and Helpers are needed.  Please contact Lisa Dieren.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE
to talk to Phillip Janssen, or send word, he's at:
Pride Group  6059 390th St., Primghar, IA  51245  You may speak to him at 712-757-0029 (the office phone). They'll get him.

THIS MONTH
Daughters of Peace will collect dish soap, hand soap, detergent, fabric softener, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 4; Next Sunday Team 5:
Lloyd Lupkes, Lowell Fick, Steve Wallenburg, Jeff Folkens, Adam Schwartze, Steve Anderson, Roger Baatz

Seventh Sunday of Easter                      May 13, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com  
                                                                                       

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Merry Baatz, Jerry Baatz, Crystal Niemann, Gladys Hrdlicka, Bev Doorenbos,  Gerhard Fick

ORDER OF WORSHIP:        Page 184   Hymns   706   655   770

                       
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
Tues.  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
NEXT SUNDAY Gary Thies from Mission Central will be at Peace

UPCOMING EVENTS:
June  1-3  Kids Camp at Camp Okoboji
June 10-15 Technology Camp at Camp Okoboji
June 10-16 Girls Sports Camp at Camp Okoboji
June 24-26 IDW District Convention at Camp Okoboji
June 28-30 LWML District Convention at Camp Okoboji
 
BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Acts 4:1-12; 1John 3:16-24; Luke 24:44-53

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at Dinner Date to package and serve food.   Hours are approximately 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Call 472-2460 if interested.

IF YOU THINK IT HELPS TO HAVE A MICROPHONE, or if you think it's a good idea to record the services for our shut-ins (who clearly appreciate that), then please prayerfully consider helping in the sound room.

CAMP OKOBOJI HIRES RESPONSIBLE CHRISTIAN INDIVIDUALS who demonstrate a willingness to serve their Lord out of love and care for His people.  Camp Okoboji is looking for seasonal help to begin work as early as May 14, and if available, work through August 20.  Beginning pay is $250 per week plus room and board. If an individual signs a letter of employment to serve (X) number of weeks and he/she stays for the entire time he/she will receive an additional $25 per week served at the close of the summer.  The following positions are available:  Cook, lifeguard, program staff for daycare, onsite counseling and/or leading programs, and off-site Vacation Bible School, as well as staff to serve meals and provide dining hall duties and housekeeping.  Serving your Lord and His guests at Camp Okoboji can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. Apply at  www.NLOMA.org or www.campokoboji.org  Please prayerfully consider this wonderful opportunity.

GREAT NEWS!  THE MAIN STREET LIVING TELEVISION PROGRAM is coming to the Iowa West District!  It will be aired weekly on KCAU, channel 9 in Sioux City at 10:00 am and KDLT channels 5 & 46 at 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. every Sunday Morning beginning on October 7 of this year.  The first 30 minutes will feature the acclaimed “This is the Life” program from Lutheran Hour Ministries.  These programs are re-mastered and brought to HD format. The final 30 minutes is a modified Lutheran worship service that will feature Pastors of the LCMS from the local Sioux City area.  A different Pastor will be featured each week.  Main Street Living started airing in South Dakota on January 6, 2002.  It has become an important asset for shut-ins and others who cannot or do not attend church on a regular basis. Since January, 2017, the Board of directors of Main Street Living has set out on a plan of expanding the ministry. This planned expansion has the enthusiastic endorsement of Iowa West District.

ALTAR COMMITTEE for June 3 is Kathy and Lowell Fick

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held June 4-8th.  To sign-up your child go to: www.myvbs.org/peacelutheranrr  Teachers and Helpers are needed.  Please contact Lisa Dieren.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE to talk to Phillip Janssen, or send word, he's at:  Pride Group  6059 390th St., Primghar, IA  51245  You may speak to him at 712-757-0029 (the office phone). They'll get him.

THE CONGREGATION IS INVITED to celebrate Lizabeth Delfs’ graduation.  See the invitation on the bulletin board by the office.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES:  Scripture is full of references to mothers and their unique qualities. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 isn’t typically thought of as one of them but think of mothers you know who are examples of the high calling of love described here: Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. Happy Mother’s Day to all women who so lovingly care for others!   Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or web address: LFSiowa.org

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect dish soap, hand soap, detergent, fabric softener, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 3; Next Sunday Team 4: Wayne Ranschau, Brad Vogel, Gary Delfs, Marv Flier, Wayne Jepsen, Denton Olson, John Schulte

Sixth Sunday of Easter                             May 6, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com
                                                                                        

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Merry Baatz, Crystal Niemann, Gladys Hrdlicka

ORDER OF WORSHIP: Service Folder   Hymns 700  707  Blue 9(Gray 29)
                                     Blue 68(Gray 277)  

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at English and Peace this morning.

We believe ALL Christians go to heaven because of the faith in Jesus that God gives them. At the same time, we ask that all who come to the Lord's table today consider the following:
 
I am a baptized child of God, sorry for my sins. I admit my need for  
God’s forgiveness in Christ. 1 John 1:9; Isaiah 64:6; Psalm 51:5,7;  
Romans 3:23
 
I believe my sins are forgiven by Jesus’ taking my punishment at the  
cross. John 1:29; Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:14-15; Romans 5:9-11
 
I believe that Jesus’ body and blood are in and with the bread and wine, and that anyone who sees this as only representing His body and blood  
receives Him to their harm. Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:29-30
 
God calls me to change my sinful ways, and He works in me as I receive  
Him here. Romans 8:10; 12:2; Leviticus 22:32; Exodus 31:13; Mark 8:34
 
I believe this sacrament expresses unity and is to be received alongside those who are united on what the Bible teaches. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Exodus 12:48
                                                       
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY 11:30 a.m. Quilters Pulled Pork Dinner

Tues.  7:30 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.   NO 9:00 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.   6:30 p.m. Daughters of Peace Potluck
Fri.   Youth Volunteer Weekend at Camp Okoboji

UPCOMING EVENTS:
May 20  Gary Thies from Mission Central will be at Peace
June 1-3 Kids Camp at Camp Okoboji
June 10-15 Technology Camp at Camp Okoboji
June 10-16 Girls Sports Camp at Camp Okoboji
June 24-26 IDW District Convention at Camp Okoboji

June 28-30 LWML District Convention at Camp Okoboji

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Acts 1:12-26; 1John 5:9-15; John 17:11-19

DAUGHTERS OF PEACE will meet Wed., May 9 at  6:30 P.M. for a Pot Luck meal.  It will be guest night with Avis Fick in charge of the devotions and program.   Viola Mc Kenney and Wilma Miller will be hostess.  A special MITES collection will be taken.

PASTOR WILL BE GONE May 9-11th.  If you have someone in the hospital in Sioux Falls, call Matthew Nix at 605-338-5267

ALTAR COMMITTEE for June 3 is Kathy and Lowell Fick

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held June 4-8th.  Teachers and Helpers are needed.  Please contact Lisa Dieren.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE to talk to Phillip Janssen, or send word, he's at:  Pride Group  6059 390th St. Primghar, IA  51245  You may speak to him at 712-757-0029 (the office phone). They'll get him.

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.  A new Altar schedule is posted in the Fellowship Hall.  Please check the date that you are to prepare communion.  Thanks to all that have said they will help.

THE CONGREGATION IS INVITED to celebrate Lizabeth Delfs’ graduation.  See the invitation on the bulletin board by the office.

TELEPHONE CALLING TREE  We want to make sure that you receive phone messages from the church, such as cancellation of church events.   If you no longer have a land line or have changed phone numbers, please write a note and leave it in the office or let Wilma know your correct number. Thank you.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES:  Since President Kennedy first declared it so in 1953, May has been recognized as Older Americans’ Month. Older Iowans provide strong and valuable leadership in our church, community, and family life with their wealth of knowledge, life experience, work ethic, faith, and generosity. Others who are not able to be so active still provide priceless hours of prayer and lots of love. Join with Lutheran Family Service today to celebrate and thank God for the older members in our congregational family! Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or web address: LFSiowa.org

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect dish soap, hand soap, detergent, fabric softener, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.


USHERING TODAY is Team 2; Next Sunday Team 3: Paul Davis, Lowell Drenth, Paul Sindt, Warren Arends, Jerry Baatz, Eugene Johnson

Fifth Sunday of Easter                            April 29, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                          

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Merry Baatz

ORDER OF WORSHIP: Service Folder   Hymns    709    710     922

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY 10:15 a.m. Rite of Confirmation
Today  6:30 p.m. 5th Sunday Service at Peace Lutheran
Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.   9:30 a.m. Postponed LWML Rally at Zion-Ocheyedan
      5:00 p.m. Set up for Rummage Sale
Thurs. 7:30 a.m. Daughters Rummage & Bake Sale
Friday May 3-5 Camp Okoboji Spring Volunteer Weekend-See Bulletin Board
Sat.   9:00 a.m. May Breakfast at Peace Lutheran
NEXT SUNDAY  11:30 a.m. Quilters Pulled Pork Dinner

UPCOMING EVENTS:
May 9  6:30 p.m. Daughters of Peace Potluck
May 11-12 Youth Volunteer Weekend at Camp Okoboji
 
BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Acts 10:34-48; 1John 5:1-8; John 15:9-17

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONFIRMANDS- Nathan Miss, Justin Olson, Colton Vander Streek, Kaylee Davis, Ellie Dieren, Amelia Schneidermann

WE WELCOME new members Jennifer Lupkes and Nathan and Maddie Miss.

TODAY THE LYON COUNTY VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS are having a pancake brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Forster Center.  It will be a free will donation to help support the Midwest Honor Flight to help send Veterans of Lyon County to Washington, D.C. to view the memorials erected in their honor.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MEALS ON WHEELS for April 30–May 4th and May 7-11th.
Please contact Lois Baatz at 472-3076

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held June 4-8th.  Teachers and Helpers are needed.  Please contact Lisa Dieren.






HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.  A new Altar schedule is posted in the Fellowship Hall.  Please check the date that you are to prepare communion.  Thanks to all that have said they will help.

THE CONGREGATION IS INVITED to celebrate Lizabeth Delfs’ graduation.  See the invitation on the bulletin board by the office.

TELEPHONE CALLING TREE  We want to make sure that you receive phone messages from the church, such as cancellation of church events.   If you no longer have a land line or have changed phone numbers, please write a note and leave it in the office or let Wilma know your correct number. Thank you.

DAUGHTERS OF PEACE will have a rummage and bake sale on Thursday, May 3rd.  Please start gathering all your excess items and bring them to the church by noon on Wednesday, May 2nd.  No adult clothing, only children’s clothing.  We would like to advertise special articles.  This helps draw customers.  If you have such a thing, please let a member of Daughters know.  A few that you can contact are Verla, Lois B., Deanna, Lynelle, Avis, Kathy F., Wilma or Karen.  Thanks for your help.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES:  The truth hurts, or so they say, but lies hurt so much worse. Whether you are a teenager relating to your parent or a husband or wife relating to your spouse, pledge to always be truthful even (and maybe most especially) when it would seem easier not to. Don’t try to cover things up. Trust is eroded, which puts the relationship at great risk. “We trap ourselves by telling lies, but we stay out of trouble by living right.” (Proverbs 12:13 Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or web address: LFSiowa.org

CAMP OKOBOJI A grocery shower is being held for Camp Okoboji at Zion on May 2nd.  Items needed are large cans of green beans, corn, diced tomatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits and cans of fruit.  White or yellow cake mixes, pasta and sauces as well as sliced dill pickles and soup, salsa, BBQ sauce and Nacho cheese.  Please join in to help fill the camp kitchen by bringing your donation to church on April 29th.  Thanks for your support on this project!!

POSTPONED LWML SPRING RALLY will be Wednesday, May 2nd at Zion. Registration is between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.  The speaker will be Doug Kading.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect canned fruit for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 1; Next Sunday Team 2: LeRoy Fick, Dennis Reuvers, Kevin Stueven, Scott Schneidermann, Terry Dieren, Walt Dibbern

Fourth Sunday of Easter                         April 22, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                          

IN OUR PRAYERS
we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Pamela Coy, Merry Baatz

ORDER OF WORSHIP:
Service Folder   Hymns 464   531   392

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY 11:15 a.m. Special Coffee for Confirmands
TODAY 11:40 a.m. Voters Meeting
Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
     10:00 a.m. Quilting
      4:00 p.m. 6th Bible Study
      5:30 p.m. Discipleship (Optional)
Sat.   9:00 a.m. Leave for Mercy Meals at Faith Lutheran in Sioux City
NEXT SUNDAY 10:15 a.m. Rite of Confirmation
NEXT SUNDAY  6:30 p.m. 5th Sunday Service at Peace Lutheran

UPCOMING EVENTS:
May  2   9:30 a.m. Postponed LWML Rally at Zion-Ocheyedan
May  2   5:00 p.m. Set up for Rummage Sale
May  3   8:00 a.m. Daughters Rummage & Bake Sale
May  3-5 Camp Okoboji Spring Volunteer Weekend-Poster on Bulletin Board
May  5   9:00 a.m. May Breakfast
May  6  11:30 a.m. Quilters Pulled Pork Dinner
 
BIBLE READINGS
for next Sunday: Acts 8:26-40; 1John 4:1-21; John 15:1-8

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONFIRMANDS-
Nathan Miss, Justin Olson, Colton Vander Streek, Kaylee Davis, Ellie Dieren, Amelia Schneidermann

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MEALS ON WHEELS
for April 30–May 4th and May 7-11th.
Please contact Lois Baatz at 472-3076

VOTERS MEETING TODAY
will include the following:  Establish a guideline/pattern for using future UN-designated gifts to Peace Lutheran. Establish a Peace Lutheran scholarship fund to make a difference in the lives of our young people.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held June 4-8th.  Teachers and Helpers are needed.  Please contact Lisa Dieren.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SEVEN CONGREGATIONS
that have requested a seminary candidate. You can watch Concordia Seminary St. Louis on April 24th at 7 p.m. at www.callday.csl.edu and Concordia Theological Seminary at Fort Wayne on April 25th at 7 p.m. at www.callday.ctsfw.edu

TELEPHONE CALLING TREE  
We want to make sure that you receive phone messages from the church, such as cancellation of church events.   If you no longer have a land line or have changed phone numbers, please write a note and leave it in the office or let Wilma know your correct number. Thank you.

DAUGHTERS OF PEACE
will have a rummage and bake sale on Thursday, May 3rd.  Please start gathering all your excess items and bring them to the church by noon on Wednesday, May 2nd.  No adult clothing, only children’s clothing.  We would like to advertise special articles.  This helps draw customers.  If you have such a thing, please let a member of Daughters know.  A few that you can contact are Verla, Lois B., Deanna, Lynelle, Avis, Kathy F., Wilma or Karen.  Thanks for your help.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES:  Someone has said that listening is “love in action”. Listening encourages others to express their feelings. When we don’t listen carefully — or when we quickly pass judgment on or react to what is said—we discourage sharing and relationships become un-safe. Good listening invites open communication and safety. Put your love for your spouse, children, neighbor, or friend into action this week by listening well!  Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or web address: LFSiowa.org

CAMP OKOBOJI
A grocery shower is being held for Camp Okoboji at Zion on May 2nd.  Items needed are large cans of green beans, corn, diced tomatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits and cans of fruit.  White or yellow cake mixes, pasta and sauces as well as sliced dill pickles and soup, salsa, BBQ sauce and Nacho cheese.  Please join in to help fill the camp kitchen by bringing your donation to church on April 29th.  Thanks for your support on this project!!

POSTPONED LWML SPRING RALLY
will be Wednesday, May 2nd at Zion. Registration is between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.  The speaker will be Doug Kading.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect canned fruit for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 6; Next Sunday Team 1:
Michael Huygens, Keith Berg, Keith Lambert, Bob Iwen, Roger Van Roekel, Gerhard Fick, Gary Radtke, Lucas Larson

Third Sunday of Easter                           April 15, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                          

IN OUR PRAYERS
we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Pamela Coy, Merry Baatz

ORDER OF WORSHIP:
Service Folder   Hymns 464   531   392

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study
      8:30 a.m. Pastor in Fort Dodge for Congregation Evaluation Meeting
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
      9:30 a.m. LWML Spring Rally at Zion Lutheran-Ocheyedan
     10:00 a.m. Quilting
      4:00 p.m. 6th Bible Study
      5:30 p.m. Discipleship (Optional)
NEXT SUNDAY 11:15 a.m. Special Coffee for Confirmands
NEXT SUNDAY 11:40 a.m. Voters Meeting

UPCOMING EVENTS:
April 28   9:00 a.m. Mercy Meals at Faith Lutheran in Sioux City
April 29  10:15 a.m. Rite of Confirmation
April 29   6:30 p.m. 5th Sunday Service at Peace Lutheran
May    3   8:00 a.m. Daughters Rummage & Bake Sale
May    5   9:00 a.m. May Breakfast
May    6  11:30 a.m. Quilters Pulled Pork Dinner
 
 
BIBLE READINGS
for next Sunday: Acts 4:1-12; 1John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONFIRMANDS-
Nathan Miss, Justin Olson, Colton Vander Streek, Kaylee Davis, Ellie Dieren, Amelia Schneidermann

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MEALS ON WHEELS
for April 30–May 4th and May 7-11th.
Please contact Lois Baatz at 472-3076

VOTERS MEETING APRIL 22ND
 will include the following:  Establish a guideline/pattern for using future UN-designated gifts to Peace Lutheran. Establish a Peace Lutheran scholarship fund to make a difference in the lives of our young people.







DAUGHTERS OF PEACE
will have a rummage and bake sale on Thursday, May 3rd.  Please start gathering all your excess items and bring them to the church by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3rd.    No adult clothing, only children’s clothing.  We would like to advertise special articles.  This helps draw customers.  If you have such a thing, please let a member of Daughters know.  A few that you can contact are Verla, Lois B., Deanna, Lynelle, Avis, Kathy F., Wilma or Karen.  Thanks for your help.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: Are you living with a person who is depressed? Getting help for a depressed person can be difficult. Depression, by its very nature, saps energy and crushes hope for ever feeling better. It involves negative and pessimistic thinking, so the depressed person may resist help and believe it is pointless. If your loved one won’t agree to talk to pastor or an LFS counselor, start with your medical doctor. Go to the appointment with him to fully describe his symptoms. Too often depression goes un-treated, which is a shame because it is highly treatable. You don’t have to continue to feel this bad. Call your closest LFS counselor – we can help. Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 or web address: LFSiowa.org

CAMP OKOBOJI
A grocery shower is being held for Camp Okoboji at Zion on April 18th.  Items needed are large cans of green beans, corn, diced tomatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits and cans of fruit.  White or yellow cake mixes, pasta and sauces as well as sliced dill pickles and soup, salsa, BBQ sauce and Nacho cheese.  Please join in to help fill the camp kitchen by bringing your donation to church on April 15th.  Thanks for your support on this project!!

LWML SPRING RALLY
will be Wednesday, April 18 at Zion. Registration is between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.  The speaker will be Doug Kading.

THIS MONTH
Daughters of Peace will collect canned fruit for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY
is Team 5; Next Sunday Team 6: Steve Janssen, Aaron Janssen, Jesse Janssen, Arnold Vogel, Robert McKenney, Gary Dieren, Adam Vogel, Brian Hamilton

 
                                                                           

Second Sunday of Easter                        April 8, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                          

IN OUR PRAYERS
we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Pamela Coy

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK:  Betty Daib on April 12th

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Page 184     Hymns    763  845(tune 524)   649(tune 87 in grey book)

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY 11:30 a.m. Voter’s Meeting
     12:45 p.m. Progressive Lunch (after Voter’s Meeting)  
 
Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
     10:00 a.m. Quilting
      1:15 p.m. Discipleship (Optional)
      4:15 p.m. 6th Bible Study
      7:00 p.m. Daughters
      7:00 p.m. Third Avenue Youth
Next Sunday 11:30 a.m. Quilters Pulled Pork Dinner

UPCOMING EVENTS:
April 14   8:30 a.m. Pastor in Fort Dodge for “Congregation Evaluation
                                                    Meeting”
April 17   8:30 a.m. Pastor in Fort Dodge for Preaching Workshop
April 17   NO 8:00 a.m. Bible Study
April 18   9:30 a.m. LWML Spring Rally at Zion Lutheran-Ocheyedan
April 22  11:15 a.m. Special Coffee for Confirmands
April 20-22 Spring Women’s Retreat at Camp Okoboji
April 28   9:00 a.m. Mercy Meals at Faith Lutheran in Sioux City
April 29  10:15 a.m. Rite of Confirmation
   
BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Acts 3:11-21; 1John 3:1-7;
                                   Luke 24:36-49

TODAY WE WELCOME John and Liisa Eyerly from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Westfield, Wisconsin into our Church Family.



VOTERS MEETING TODAY will include the following:  Establish a guideline/pattern for using futureUN-designated gifts to Peace Lutheran. Establish a Peace Lutheran scholarship fund to make a difference in the lives of our young people.

DAUGHTERS OF PEACE will meet Wednesday April 11, 7:00 p.m. Devotion and Program by Tracie Reuvers with Kathy Kimmel as hostess. Missionary payment is due.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONFIRMANDS- Nathan Miss, Justin Olson, Colton Vander Streek, Kaylee Davis, Ellie Dieren, Amelia Schneidermann

ON SATURDAY MARCH 24, 2018, MERCY MEALS HAD THE FOLLOWING: 77 volunteers packaged 23,046 meals.  There were Honor Society students from Dakota Valley High School, and the Lucky Lopers 4-H Club, along with numerous regular volunteers.  Recent Shipments of Fortified Rice/Soy Meals by Orphan Grain Train:  2/21/18 – 57,024 meals to Haiti; 3/7/18 – 92,664 Kids Against Hunger meals – Monrovia, Liberia;  3/15/18 – 38,880 Kids Against Hunger meals to Liberia

LET'S MAKE IT EASIER FOR THE ELDERLY TO KEEP COMING TO CHURCH. If you would like to provide a ride to church for someone, or provide "valet" parking when they get to our door, please tell Paul Davis or Pastor.    Also, if you comfortable walking on the gravel part of the lot, please leave the spaces on the concrete slab for those who have more trouble walking. Thanks!

CAMP OKOBOJI  A grocery shower is being held for Camp Okoboji at Zion on April 18th.  Items needed are large cans of green beans, corn, diced tomatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits and cans of fruit.  White or yellow cake mixes, pasta and sauces as well as sliced dill pickles and soup, salsa, BBQ sauce and Nacho cheese.  Please join in to help fill the camp kitchen by bringing your donation to church on April 15.  
Thanks for your support on this project!!

LWML SPRING RALLY will be Wed. April 18 at Zion. Registration is between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.  The speaker will be Doug Kading.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect canned fruit for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 4; Next Sunday Team 5: Lloyd Lupkes, Lowell Fick, Steve Wallenburg, Jeff Folkens, Adam Schwartze, Steve Anderson, Phillip Janssen, Roger Baatz

Easter Sunday                                           April 1, 2018    

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                          

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK:  Gerhard Fick on April 7th

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Service Folder    Hymns 457  464  461  

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at English and Peace this morning.
 
We believe ALL Christians go to heaven because of the faith God gives
them in Jesus. At the same time, we ask that all who come to the Lord's
table today ask themselves the following:

I am a baptized child of God, sorry for my sins. I admit my need for
God’s forgiveness in Christ. 1John 1:9; Isaiah 64:6; Psalm 51:5,7;
Romans 3:23

I believe my sins are forgiven by Jesus’ taking my punishment at the
cross. John 1:29; Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:14-15; Romans 5:9-11

I believe that Jesus’ body and blood are with the bread and wine, and
that anyone who sees this as only representing His body and blood
receives Him to their harm. Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:29-30

God calls me to change my sinful ways, and He works in me as I receive
Him here. Romans 8:10; 12:2; Leviticus 22:32; Exodus 31:13; Mark 8:34

I believe this sacrament expresses unity and is to be received alongside those who are united on what the Bible teaches. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Exodus 12:48                                                      

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY
  8:15 a.m. LYC Breakfast
Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
     10:00 a.m. Quilting
      4:00 p.m. 6th Bible Study
      5:15 p.m. Discipleship
      6:30 p.m. Ladies Aid at English
Sat.   Iowa West Spring Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study at LeMars
      Camp Okoboji Annual Meeting and Basket Auction
NEXT SUNDAY:  11:30 a.m. Voter’s Meeting
                             5:00 p.m. Progressive Supper    

UPCOMING EVENTS:
April 15  11:30 a.m. Quilters Pulled Pork Dinner
April 18   9:30 a.m. LWML Spring Rally at Zion Lutheran-Ocheyedan
April 22  11:15 a.m. Special Coffee for Confirmands
April 20-22 Spring Women’s Retreat at Camp Okoboji
April 28   9:00 a.m. Mercy Meals at Faith Lutheran in Sioux City
April 29  10:15 a.m. Rite of Confirmation
   
BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Acts 4:32-35; 1John 1:1-2:2;
                                   John 20:19-31

THANK YOU TO ALL who brought flowers today to beautify our service.

VOTERS MEETING will include the following:  Establish a guideline/pattern for using future UN-designated gifts to Peace Lutheran. Establish a Peace Lutheran scholarship fund to make a difference in the lives of our young people.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONFIRMANDS- Nathan Miss, Justin Olson, Colton Vander Streek, Kaylee Davis, Ellie Dieren, Amelia Schneidermann

LET'S MAKE IT EASIER FOR THE ELDERLY TO KEEP COMING TO CHURCH. If you would like to provide a ride to church for someone, or provide "valet" parking when they get to our door, please tell Paul Davis or Pastor.  
Also, if you comfortable walking on the gravel part of the lot, please leave the spaces on the concrete slab for those who have more trouble walking. Thanks!

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: Here are bold and true words for you to recall today when you are worried or overwhelmed with life’s challenges and temptations: “Know ye then- sin, death, devil, and everything that assails me- that you are missing the mark. I am not one of those who are afraid of you. For Christ, my dear Lord, has presented to me that triumph and victory of his by which you were laid low. And from this very gift of His I derive my name and am called a Christian. There is no other reason. My sin and death hung about His neck on Good Friday, but on the day of Easter they had completely disappeared. This victory He has bestowed on me. This is why I do not worry about you.” (Luther’s Easter Sermon, 1530) A blessed celebration of Easter to you from the Board of Directors and Staff of LFS!  Lutheran Family Service  712-276-9000 LFSiowa.org

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect canned fruit for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 3; Next Sunday Team 4: Wayne Ranschau, Brad Vogel, Gary Delfs, Marv Flier, Wayne Jepsen, Denton Olson, John Schulte

Sunday                                    March 25, 2018                                                                                                 

Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                          

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Service Folder    Hymns   601   443    442  

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY 11:30 a.m. Church Council Meeting
TODAY
  3:00 p.m. Living Stations of the Cross presented at Holy Name
                            Catholic Church in Rock Rapids    
Tues.    8:00 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.    9:00 a.m. Bible Study
         10:00 a.m. Quilting      
           7:00 p.m. Third Avenue Youth
Thurs. 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service Joint with English
Fri.      6:00 p.m. Good Friday Service at English
          7:30 p.m. Good Friday Service at Peace
                 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
April  7  Iowa West Spring Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study at LeMars
        7  Camp Okoboji Annual Meeting and Basket Auction
April  8  11:30 a.m. Voter’s Meeting
April  8  5:00 p.m. Progressive Supper
April 15  11:30 a.m. Quilters Pulled Pork Dinner
April 18   9:30 a.m. LWML Spring Rally at Zion Lutheran-Ocheyedan
April 22  11:15 a.m. Special Coffee for Confirmands
April 20-22 Spring Women’s Retreat at Camp Okoboji
April 29  10:15 a.m. Rite of Confirmation
   
BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Job 19:23-27; 1Corinthians 15:1-11;
                                     Mark 16:1-8
                                                                                         
WE WELCOME Shayla Marie and Allen Lew Garrison into Christ’s Church.  Their parents are Travis and Erica Garrison and great-grandparents are Walt and Donna Dibbern.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONFIRMANDS - Nathan Miss, Justin Olson, Colton Vander Streek, Kaylee Davis, Ellie Dieren, Amelia Schneidermann

VOTERS MEETING is tentatively set for April 8th at 11:30 a.m.









LYC EASTER BREAKFAST  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall for the items that are needed for the breakfast.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

LET'S MAKE IT EASIER FOR THE ELDERLY TO KEEP COMING TO CHURCH. If you would like to provide a ride to church for someone, or provide "valet" parking when they get to our door, please tell Paul Davis or Pastor.   Also, if you comfortable walking on the gravel part of the lot, please leave the spaces on the concrete slab for those who have more trouble walking. Thanks!

EASTER LILY/SPRING FLOWERS SIGN UP SHEET is on the table in the Fellowship Hall. Please sign in your Easter lilies or Spring flowers and for in whose memory they have been given.  We will share that information in the Easter Sunday bulletin.

ALTAR COMMITTEE for Easter, April 1st is Diane Drenth.

PROGRESSIVE SUPPER will be April 8th.  Please sign-up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.  

DID YOU KNOW: As you hear again the account of Jesus’ last days throughout this Holy Week, of solemn worship and reverent contemplation, realize that each step, each action, each spoken word, was for you. You are indeed that priceless to Him. Make a conscious choice to set aside your worries and fears for this week. Replace them with an awareness of His love, not globally for the whole world, but personally for you. Lutheran Family Service  712-276-9000 LFSiowa.org

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect canned vegetables for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 6; Maundy Thursday Team 1: Michael Huygens, Keith Berg, Keith Lambert, Bob Iwen, Roger Van Roekel, Gerhard Fick, Lucas Larson; Good Friday Team 2: LeRoy Fick, Dennis Reuvers, Kevin Stueven, Scott Schneidermann, Terry Dieren, Walt Dibbern;  Next Sunday Team 3: Paul Davis, Lowell Drenth, Paul Sindt, Warren Arends, Jerry Baatz, Eugene Johnson
                                     

Fifth Sunday in Lent                                  March 18, 2018

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com

                                                                                         

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Marcia Neally,  Katheryn Meemken

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Page 184    Hymns 595  433  Borning Cry

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study

          11:00 a.m. Daughters Bible Study at Health Centre

Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study

          10:00 a.m. Quilting          

           4:00 p.m. 6th Bible Study

           7:00 p.m. Lenten Service at Peace

           7:45 p.m. Questioning of Confirmands

NEXT SUNDAY 3:00 p.m. Living Stations of the Cross presented at Holy Name

                               Catholic Church in Rock Rapids

UPCOMING EVENTS:

March 28  7:00 p.m. Third Avenue Youth

April  7  Iowa West Spring Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study at LeMars

            7  Camp Okoboji Annual Meeting and Basket Auction

April  8  5:00 p.m. Progressive Supper

April 15  11:30 a.m. Quilters Pulled Pork Dinner

April 18   9:30 a.m. LWML Spring Rally at Zion Lutheran-Ocheyedan

April 22  11:15 a.m. Special Coffee for Confirmands

April 20-22 Spring Women’s Retreat at Camp Okoboji

April 29  10:15 a.m. Rite of Confirmation

        

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Zachariah 9:9-12; Philippians 2:5-11;

                                           John 12:12-19

WE WELCOME Crosby Bear Brancale into Christ’s Church.  His parents are Anita and Nick Brancale and grandparents are Lloyd and Mary Lupkes.

LYC EASTER BREAKFAST  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall for the items that are needed for the breakfast.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR CONFIRMANDS- Nathan Miss, Justin Olson, Colton Vander Streek, Kaylee Davis, Ellie Dieren, Amelia Schneidermann

LET'S MAKE IT EASIER FOR THE ELDERLY TO KEEP COMING TO CHURCH. If you would like to provide a ride to church for someone, or provide "valet" parking when they get to our door, please tell Paul Davis or Pastor. Also, if you comfortable walking on the gravel part of the lot, please leave the spaces on the concrete slab for those who have more trouble walking. Thanks!

EASTER LILY/SPRING FLOWERS SIGN UP SHEET is on the table in the Fellowship Hall. Please sign in your Easter lilies or Spring flowers and for in whose memory they have been given.  We will share that information in the Easter Sunday bulletin.  

ALTAR COMMITTEE for Easter, April 1st is Diane Drenth.

PROGRESSIVE SUPPER will be April 8th.  Please sign-up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

IA WEST LLL/LHM SPRING MEN’S BREAKFAST AND BIBLE STUDY  Our district has provided good, meaningful men's ministry breakfasts (combined with Bible study) in the past. The one in Le Mars on April 7 promises to be good too. Mick Wolfram, the Bible study leader, is an energetic, fun-loving retired pastor who now works with Lutheran Family Services, and will give us some insights on helping families when the marriage is rocked or challenged.  Please let Pastor know if you are interested in attending.  

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: Ever have one of those days when it feels as if no one cares? Next time you do, remember these profound and true promises from the One who knows you better than anyone ever will and loves you regardless of what your life has become: I will listen to you (Jeremiah 29:12); I will be with you (Isaiah 43:1); I will watch over you (Psalm 50:15); I will deliver you (Psalm 50:15).  Lutheran Family Service  712-276-9000 LFSiowa.org

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect canned vegetables for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 4; Lenten Service Team 5: Lloyd Lupkes, Lowell Fick, Steve Wallenburg, Jeff Folkens, Adam Schwartze, Steve Anderson, Phillip Janssen, Roger Baatz; Next Sunday Team 6:  Steve Janssen, Aaron Janssen, Jesse Janssen, Robert Mc Kenney, Gary Dieren, Adam Vogel, Brian Hamilton

Fourth Sunday in Lent                                  March 11, 2018                                                                                                                             

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                         

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Marcia Neally,  Katheryn Meemken

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Service Folder    Hymns 571(vs. 1,3,4,5)  743(vs. 1,2,3,6)  423(all verses)          

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study

Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study

          10:00 a.m. Quilting          

           1:15 p.m. Discipleship

           4:15 p.m. 6th Bible Study

           7:00 p.m. Third Avenue Youth

           7:00 p.m. Lenten Service at Peace

           8:00 p.m. Daughters

UPCOMING EVENTS:

March 20 11:00 a.m. Daughters Bible Study at Health Centre

March 21   7:00 p.m. Lenten Service at Peace

                    7:45-8:15 p.m. Questioning of Confirmands

March 28   7:00 p.m. Third Avenue Youth

April  7      Iowa West Spring Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study at LeMars

          7      Camp Okoboji Annual Meeting and Basket Auction

April  8      Progressive Supper

April 15   11:30 a.m. Quilters Pulled Pork Dinner

April 20-22 Spring Women’s Retreat

April 29     Confirmation

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday:  Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:1-10;

                                        Mark 10:32-45

LYC EASTER BREAKFAST  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall for the items that are needed for the breakfast.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

DAUGHTERS OF PEACE will meet Wednesday, March 14th after the Lenten service.  Devotions by Karen Olson and Doris Iwen will be the hostess.   A missionary payment is due in March.

ALTAR COMMITTEE for Easter, April 1st is Diane Drenth.

IA WEST LLL/LHM SPRING MEN’S BREAKFAST AND BIBLE STUDY  Our district has provided good, meaningful men's ministry breakfasts (combined with Bible study) in the past. The one in Le Mars on April 7 promises to be good too. Mick Wolfram, the Bible study leader, is an energetic, fun-loving retired pastor who now works with Lutheran Family Services, and will give us some insights on helping families when the marriage is rocked or challenged.  Please let Pastor know if you are interested in attending.  

CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS will no longer be collected.

NEEDED someone to be in charge of the Altar-Chancel Committee.  Please talk to Bev Doorenbos.

Did You Know: Who was the man God used to bring the Gospel to convert pagans to Christ over 1600 years ago in Ireland? The world will celebrate him this Saturday with parades and green beer, but has no idea of his important role in Christian history. The little known and incredible story of St. Patrick is researched and told by physicist and writer, John Murphy Ball, a member of Ascension Lutheran Church, Huntsville, Alabama. Look it up, share it with your children and grandchildren, and be amazed again of the many ways our loving Lord directs the path of His children, from the beginning of time until this very day. Find St. Patrick’s story on the web at https://blogs.lcms.org/2011/in-search-of-st-patrick-3-2011 or call LFS for a copy.  Lutheran Family Service  712-276-9000 LFSiowa.org

ALL THRIVENT MEMBERS must direct their Thrivent Choice Dollars for 2017 before March 31, 2018.  You will need your Thrivent ID# and password after going to Thrivent.com or call 800-847-4836

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect canned vegetables for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 2; Lenten Service Team 3: Paul Davis, Lowell Drenth, Paul Sindt, Warren Arends, Jerry Baatz, Eugene Johnson; Next Sunday Team 4: Wayne Ranschau, Brad Vogel, Gary Delfs, Marv Flier, Wayne Jepsen, Denton Olson, John Schulte

Third Sunday in Lent                                  March 4, 2018                                                                                                                    

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                         

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Marcia Neally,  Katheryn Meemken and Lori Stettnichs

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Service Folder    Hymns 728  579(tune632)  425  919

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at English and Peace this morning.

We believe ALL Christians go to heaven because of the faith God gives them in Jesus. At the same time, we ask that all who come to the Lord's table today ask themselves the following:

I am a baptized child of God, sorry for my sins. I admit my need for God’s forgiveness in Christ. 1John 1:9; Isaiah 64:6; Psalm 51:5,7;  Romans 3:23

I believe my sins are forgiven by Jesus’ taking my punishment at the cross. John 1:29; Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:14-15; Romans 5:9-11

I believe that Jesus’ body and blood are with the bread and wine, and that anyone who sees this as only representing His body and blood receives Him to their harm. Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:29-30

God calls me to change my sinful ways, and He works in me as I receive Him here. Romans 8:10; 12:2; Leviticus 22:32; Exodus 31:13; Mark 8:34

I believe this sacrament expresses unity and is to be received alongside those who are united on what the Bible teaches. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Exodus 12:48    

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study

         11:00 a.m. Bible Study at Health Centre by Daughters

Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study

         10:00 a.m. Quilting

           4:00 p.m. 6th Bible Study

           5:30 p.m. Discipleship

           7:00 p.m. Lenten Service at English    

UPCOMING EVENTS:

March 14  7:00 p.m. Lenten Service at Peace

                  8:00 p.m. Daughters

    21   7:00 p.m. Lenten Service at Peace

                  7:45-8:15 p.m. Questioning of Confirmands

April  7  Iowa West Spring Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study-LeMars

April  8  Progressive Supper

        

 

 

 

 

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday:  Numbers 21:4-9; Ephesians 2:1-10;

                                        John 3:14-21

 

HAND CHIME CHOIR will start practicing Today, March 4th for Easter.

 

IA West LLL/LHM Spring Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study on April 7th at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars, IA.  Let Pastor know if you are interested in attending.

 

CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS will no longer be collected.

 

NEEDED someone to be in charge of the Altar-Chancel Committee.  Please talk to Bev Doorenbos.

 

DID YOU KNOW: Eight LCMS members currently serve in the Iowa legislature. Perhaps now more than ever, those who represent us need our prayers and our support. Please name each of these individuals as well as the elected representatives from your area in your prayers this week, asking God to give them wisdom, strength and peace as they carry out their important work of protecting our freedoms and life at all stages: Senators Roby Smith (Trinity, Davenport), Jason Schultz (Immanuel, Schleswig), Mark Segebart (Trinity, Manilla), Tim Kraayenbrink (St. Paul, Fort Dodge), Julian Garrett (Mt. Calvary, Indianola), and Jerry Behn (Trinity, Boone), Representatives Mary Ann Hanusa (St. Paul, Council Bluffs), and Dan Huseman (St. Paul, Aurelia).  Lutheran Family Service  712-276-9000 LFSiowa.org

 

ALL THRIVENT MEMBERS must direct their Thrivent Choice Dollars for 2017 before March 31, 2018.  You will need your Thrivent ID# and password after going to Thrivent.com or call 800-847-4836

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect canned vegetables for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

 

USHERING TODAY is Team 1; Michael Huygens, Don Berg, Keith Lambert, Bob Iwen, Roger Van Roekel, Gerhard Fick, Lucas Larson; Next Sunday Team 2:  LeRoy Fick, Dennis Reuvers, Kevin Stueven, Scott Schneidermann, Terry Dieren, Walt Dibbern; Lenten Service Team 3: Paul Davis, Lowell Drenth, Paul Sindt, Warren Arends, Jerry Baatz, Eugene Johnson

Second Sunday in Lent                   February 25, 2018   

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com 

                                                                                       

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Marcia Neally,  Katheryn Meemken and Lori Stettnichs

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Page 184        Hymns   593    753        439 (vs.11-13, 15)  Psalm 115:2-7

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study

Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study

         10:00 a.m. Quilting

          4:00 p.m. 6th Bible Study

           5:30 p.m. Discipleship

           7:00 p.m. Lenten Service at Peace

           7:00 P.M. Third Avenue Youth

UPCOMING EVENTS:

March  2  1:30 p.m. World Day of Prayer at Holy Name Catholic Church

           7  7:00 p.m. Lenten Service at English

          10  Evening   Progressive Supper

          14  7:00 p.m. Lenten Service at Peace

                    8:00 p.m. Daughters

          21  7:00 p.m. Lenten Service at Peace

   

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Exodus 20:1-17; 1Corinthians 1:18-31;

                                                    John 2:13-25

WE WELCOME Anders John Larson, son of Natalie and Lucas Larson into our church family today.

HAND CHIME CHOIR will start practicing on March 4th for Easter.

LUTHERAN WITNESS renewals are due by March 1st.  Please let Wilma know if you want to receive this magazine.  Cost is $22.67 a year.

CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS will no longer be collected.

NEEDED someone to be in charge of the Altar-Chancel Committee.  Please talk to Bev Doorenbos.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: As many as 1 in 3 Americans admit to frequent periods of loneliness. Not just occasional loneliness – FREQUENT loneliness. Who do you know who might be feeling lonely? Jesus promises, “I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Find time this week to share these words of encouragement and your company with someone who is lonely. “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Gal 6:2) Lutheran Family Service  712-276-9000 LFSiowa.org

ALL THRIVENT MEMBERS must direct their Thrivent Choice Dollars for 2017 before March 31, 2018.  You will need your Thrivent ID# and password after going to Thrivent.com or call 800-847-4836

THE PEACE LUTHERAN ENDOWMENT AND LEGACY FUND NEEDS 2 PEOPLE to replace ones that have died or moved away.  The main responsibility is to make recommendations on how to use undesignated bequests in ways that will support the ministry and mission of Peace Lutheran Church, and of Christ’s church on earth.  Please tell Wayne Ranschau or Pastor if you are interested or have questions.

WE HAVE SOMEONE willing to help with the altar flowers but would like additional help.  Please contact Bev Doorenbos or Verla Fick.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect sandwich fixings-peanut butter, jelly, honey, cheese whiz, spam, tuna, ham, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 5; Lenten Service Team 6: Steve Janssen, Aaron Janssen, Jesse Janssen, Robert McKenney, Gary Dieren, Adam Vogel, Brian Hamilton; Next Sunday Team 1:  Michael Huygens, Don Berg, Keith Lambert, Bob Iwen, Roger Van Roekel, Gerhard Fick, Lucas Larson

 First Sunday in Lent              February 18, 2018                                                                                                                               

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                         

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Marcia Neally,  Katheryn Meemken and Lori Stettnichs

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Service Folder        Hymns    655     809     707

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

TODAY  6:00 P.M. Confirmation Team Building

Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study

Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study

         10:00 a.m. Quilting

          4:00 p.m. 6th Bible Study

           5:30 p.m. Discipleship

           7:00 p.m. Lenten Service at English

Sat.   9:00 a.m. Mercy Meals and 1:30 p.m. Rev. J.P. Cima at Mission  Central to speak of work in North Vietnam (See Bulletin Board)           

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Feb. 28  7:00 p.m. Lenten Service-Joint Service at Peace

March 2  1:30 p.m. World Day of Prayer at Holy Name Catholic Church

 

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Romans 5:1-11;  Mark 8:27-38

HAND CHIME CHOIR will start practicing on March 4th for Easter.

LUTHERAN WITNESS renewals are due by March 1st.  Please let Wilma know if you want to receive this magazine.  Cost is $22.67 a year.

 

CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS will no longer be collected.

NEEDED someone to be in charge of the Altar-Chancel Committee.  Please talk to Bev Doorenbos.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: At the end of the Revolutionary War, in his letter to the States on June 8, 1783, George Washington is quoted as saying: “…the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy Nation.” As you celebrate President’s Day tomorrow, pray and thank God for the gifts of liberty and freedom, and for those who currently hold national, state and local positions of leadership in government. Lutheran Family Service  712-276-9000 LFSiowa.org

ALL THRIVENT MEMBERS must direct their Thrivent Choice Dollars for 2017 before March 31, 2018.  You will need your Thrivent ID# and password after going to Thrivent.com or call 800-847-4836

THE PEACE LUTHERAN ENDOWMENT AND LEGACY FUND NEEDS 2 PEOPLE to replace ones that have died or moved away.  The main responsibility is to make recommendations on how to use undesignated bequests in ways that will support the ministry and mission of Peace Lutheran Church, and of Christ’s church on earth.  Please tell Wayne Ranschau or Pastor if you are interested or have questions.

WE HAVE SOMEONE willing to help with the altar flowers but would like additional help.  Please contact Bev Doorenbos or Verla Fick.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect sandwich fixings-peanut butter, jelly, honey, cheese whiz, spam, tuna, ham, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 4; Next Sunday Team 5:  Wayne Ranschau, Brad Vogel, Gary Delfs, Marv Flier, Denton Olson  Lenten Service Team 6: Steve Janssen, Aaron Janssen, Jesse Janssen, Robert McKenney, Gary Dieren, Adam Vogel, Brian Hamilton

The Transfiguration of Our Lord          February 11, 2018                                                        

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                         

 

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Marsha Neally and Katheryn Meemken

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Service Folder        Hymns  685   730   735

 

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

TODAY  6:30 p.m. Game Night

Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study

Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study

         10:00 a.m. Quilting

          NO 4:00 p.m. 6th Bible Study

           NO 5:30 p.m. Discipleship

              7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service (Joint with English)

          8:00 p.m. Daughters of Peace

Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Bible Study at English

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Feb. 21  7:00 p.m. Lenten Service - Joint at English

Feb. 24  9:00 a.m. Mercy Meals and 1:30 p.m. Rev. J.P. Cima at Mission      Central to speak of work in North Vietnam (See Bulletin Board)

Feb. 28  7:00 p.m. Lenten Service-Joint Service at Peace

March 2  1:30 p.m. World Day of Prayer at Holy Name Catholic Church

 

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Genesis 22:1-18; James 1:12-18;

                                            Mark 1:9-15

 

MEMORIAL COFFEE in honor of Yvonne Wulf’s 80th birthday after services today at English.  All are welcome.

 

TODAY, Sunday, February 11th at 6:30 p.m. will be game night.  Please bring a snack to share and cards/games.

DAUGHTERS OF PEACE will meet Wednesday, February 14th after the Ash Wednesday Service.  Devotions by Wilma Miller and hostess Deanna Hrdlicka. We will have a special MITES collection.

NEEDED someone to be in charge of the Altar-Chancel Committee.  Please talk to Bev Doorenbos.

Building Healthy Families: Did you know the world has declared a special week to celebrate one of the fruits of the Spirit? The founders of National Random Acts of Kindness Week might not know it, but they have: kindness is on the list in Galatians 5! How might you give witness to the faith that is in you by doing something “unusually kind”, in Jesus name, for someone this week? Shovel your neighbor’s snow, pay for the order of the car behind you in the drive through, send flowers to someone who lives alone, stop to visit someone living in a care center…be creative and have fun!  Lutheran Family Service 712-276-9000 LFSiowa.org

ALL THRIVENT MEMBERS must direct their Thrivent Choice Dollars for 2017 before March 31, 2018.  You will need your Thrivent ID# and password after going to Thrivent.com or call 800-847-4836

LENT-EASTER CROSS A special thank you to Trish Starrett for her many years of decorating the cross.  She has done a wonderful job and has helped in giving Lent an even more beautiful time for all of us.  We are thankful to Verla and LeRoy Fick who have volunteered to take over this task.

THE PEACE LUTHERAN ENDOWMENT AND LEGACY FUND NEEDS 2 PEOPLE to replace ones that have died or moved away.  The main responsibility is to make recommendations on how to use undesignated bequests in ways that will support the ministry and mission of Peace Lutheran Church, and of Christ’s church on earth.  Please tell Wayne Ranschau or Pastor if you are interested or have questions

.

WE HAVE SOMEONE willing to help with the altar flowers but would like additional help.  Please contact Bev Doorenbos or Verla Fick.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect sandwich fixings-peanut butter, jelly, honey, cheese whiz, spam, tuna, ham, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 2; Ash Wednesday Team 3: Paul Davis, Lowell Drenth, Paul Sindt, Warren Arends, Jerry Baatz, Eugene Johnson Next Sunday Team 4:  Wayne Ranschau, Brad Vogel, Gary Delfs, Marv Flier, Denton Olson                          

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany                 February 4, 2018                                                                                                             

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                         

 

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Daryl Linton, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Marsha Neally and Katheryn Meemken

 

SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:  Jean Berg and Lois Lienemann on Feb. 10th

 

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Service Folder        Hymns  813   814   433   923

 

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at English and Peace this morning.

 

We believe ALL Christians go to heaven because of the faith God gives them in Jesus. At the same time, we ask that all who come to the Lord's table today ask themselves the following:

 

I am a baptized child of God, sorry for my sins. I admit my need for God’s forgiveness in Christ. 1John 1:9; Isaiah 64:6; Psalm 51:5,7;

Romans 3:23

 

I believe my sins are forgiven by Jesus’ taking my punishment at the cross. John 1:29; Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:14-15; Romans 5:9-11

 

I believe that Jesus’ body and blood are with the bread and wine, and that anyone who sees this as only representing His body and blood receives Him to their harm. Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:29-30

God calls me to change my sinful ways, and He works in me as I receive Him here. Romans 8:10; 12:2; Leviticus 22:32; Exodus 31:13; Mark 8:34

 

I believe this sacrament expresses unity and is to be received alongside those who are united on what the Bible teaches. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Exodus 12:48                                                        

 

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

TODAY  Door Offering for the “Soup—er” Bowl

Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study

Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study

          10:00 a.m. Quilting

           4:00 p.m. 6th Bible Study

           5:30 p.m. Discipleship

Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Bible Study at English

NEXT SUNDAY 6:30 p.m. Game Night

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Feb. 14  7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service (Joint with English)

Feb. 21  7:00 p.m. Lenten Service - Joint at English

Feb. 24  9:00 a.m. Mercy Meals and 1:30 p.m. Rev. J.P. Cima at Mission      Central to speak of work in North Vietnam (See Bulletin Board)

Feb. 28  7:00 p.m. Lenten Service-Joint Service at Peace

 

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Jonah 3:1-10; 1Corinthians 6:12-20;

                                            Mark 1:14-20

 

TODAY A DOOR OFFERING WILL BE TAKEN for the "Soup-er Bowl". Proceeds help pay for meals for the hungry.

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED OUR FAMILY during Brian’s deployment.  We are so blessed and thankful to have a wonderful church family.  We had members who fixed our snow blower, made us meals, gave rides to our kids, scooped our driveway, prayed for us and did many other wonderful acts of kindness.  There were some anonymous acts that I did not get to send a thank you note out to, and all of them were appreciated.  It made our time without our dad/husband much easier and we cannot thank you enough!  With love, Brian, Kris, Will Charlie and Theo

 

GAME NIGHT, Sunday, February 11th at 6:30 p.m.  Please bring a snack to share and cards/games.

 

VOLUNTEER NEEDED to take care of the flowers on the altar from October 1 to June 1st.  Please contact Verla Fick if you are interested.

 

THE PEACE LUTHERAN ENDOWMENT AND LEGACY FUND NEEDS 2 PEOPLE to replace ones that have died or moved away.  The main responsibility is to make recommendations on how to use undesignated bequests in ways that will support the ministry and mission of Peace Lutheran Church, and of Christ’s church on earth.  Please tell Wayne Ranschau or Pastor if you are interested or have questions.

 

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect sandwich fixings-peanut butter, jelly, honey, cheese whiz, spam, tuna, ham, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

 

USHERING TODAY is Team 1; Next Sunday is Team 2: LeRoy Fick, Dennis Reuvers, Kevin Stueven, Scott Schneidermann, Terry Dieren, Walt Dibbern

Ash Wednesday Team 3: Paul Davis, Lowell Drenth, Paul Sindt, Warren Arends, Jerry Baatz, Eugene Johnson

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany        January 28, 2018

                                                                                             
Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                          

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Marsha Neally and Katheryn Meemken


ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Service Folder   Hymns  686   609   544(tune 563)


THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY:  11:00 a.m. Hoop-a-thon and Door Offering

Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
     10:00 a.m. Quilting
      4:00 p.m. 6th Bible Study
      5:30 p.m. Discipleship
Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Bible Study at English
NEXT SUNDAY  Door Offering for the “Soup—er” Bowl
           
UPCOMING EVENTS: 
Feb. 14  7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service (Joint with English)
Feb. 21  7:00 p.m. Lenten Service - Joint at English
Feb. 24  1:30 p.m. Rev. J.P. Cima at Mission Central to speak of work in
                                North VietNam (See Bulletin Board)
Feb. 28  7:00 p.m. Lenten Service (Joint Service at Peace)

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Hosea 2:14-20; 2Corinthians 2:12-3:6;
                                       Mark 2:13-22  
                                   
TODAY DOOR OFFERING will be taken for the Hoop-A-Thon fundraiser for research to cure Huntington’s disease.  If you prefer to give your check directly to those counting at the school, that's fine.  The door offering gives you an opportunity if you don't go to the school.

THANK YOU to all who ran for an elected position until last Sunday’s voters meeting.  And THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ARE WILLING to serve this coming term – and were willing to serve, but not elected (there will be many other opportunities).  













A DOOR OFFERING WILL BE TAKEN FEBRUARY 4 for the "Soup-er Bowl". Proceeds help pay for meals for the hungry.

VOLUNTEER NEEDED to take care of the flowers on the altar from October 1 to June 1st.  Please contact Verla Fick if you are interested.

DISTRICT CONVENTION will be at Camp Okoboji June 24-26.  Please prayerfully consider serving as Peace and English’s lay delegate.

THE PEACE LUTHERAN ENDOWMENT AND LEGACY FUND NEEDS 2 PEOPLE to replace ones that have died or moved away.  The main responsibility is to make recommendations on how to use undesignated bequests in ways that will support the ministry and mission of Peace Lutheran Church, and of Christ’s church on earth.  Please tell Wayne Ranschau or Pastor if you are interested or have questions.

Building Healthy Families: Do you remember as a child being told to “act your age”? Isn’t it great to know that when we get old, we don’t have to do that anymore? Even though getting older is frequently accompanied by a multitude of aches, pains, and worries, don’t forget to take time to play. Someone once said, “The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.” What will you do to “play” and enjoy the life God has given you this week? Lutheran Family Service  712) 276-9000

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect cereal - hot and cold for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.


USHERING TODAY is Team 6; Next Sunday is Team 1: Michael Huygens, Don Berg, Keith Lambert, Bob Iwen, Roger Van Roekel, Gerhard Fick, Lucas Larson

Third Sunday after Epiphany             January 21, 2018                                                                                              
Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                          

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, and Katheryn Meemken


ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Service Folder   Hymns  850   541   727


THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY  11:25 a.m. Voter’s Meeting
TODAY  6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Care Group Bible Study & Fellowship
Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
     10:00 a.m. Quilting
      4:00 p.m. 6th Bible Study
      5:30 p.m. Discipleship
Thurs.-Sat. Ice Fishing Retreat at Camp Okoboji
Sat.   9:00 a.m. Leave for Mercy Meals
NEXT SUNDAY:  11:00 a.m. Hoop-a-thon and Door Offering
           
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Feb. 14   Ash Wednesday Service
Feb. 21   Lenten Service
Feb. 24  1:30 p.m. Rev. J.P. Cima at Mission Central to speak of work in
                                North VietNam (See Bulletin Board)
Feb. 28   Lenten Service

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Isaiah 43:18-25; 1Corinthians 10:24-30;
                                       Mark 2:1-12                                      

2017 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS are available on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

THANK YOU for all the cards, the caroling and also food you brought over the holidays.  You make us feel like we are still included.
                                           
Ray and Janice Delfs









MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF PEACE LUTHERAN  I am sorry the cards and letters you sent for Christmas were returned.  The Post Office did not receive notice that I was a resident.  Thank you for your thoughtfulness.         Evelyn Peterson

HOOP-A-THON sign-up sheet for workers and food is on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.  

VOLUNTEER NEEDED to take care of the flowers on the altar from October 1 to June 1st.  Please contact Verla Fick if you are interested.

A DOOR OFFERING will be taken on January 28th for the Hoop-A-Thon fundraiser for research to cure Huntington’s disease.  If you prefer to give your check directly to those counting at the school, that's fine.  The door offering gives you an opportunity if you don't go to the school.

DISTRICT CONVENTION will be at Camp Okoboji June 24-26.  Please prayerfully consider serving as Peace and English’s lay delegate (to be voted on at the Voters Meeting).

MERCY MEALS will be packed on January 27th.  We will leave church at 9:00 a.m.  A sign-up sheet is on the table in the Fellowship Hall.


MERCY MEALS provides dry nutritious meals to starving kids in the US and overseas. At their monthly event Dec 23, 42 volunteers packaged 14,688 meals. Recent shipments were: in 2017, 256,608 meals to Arua, Uganda – and 57,024 meals to Kisumu, Kenya. 1,085 volunteers packaged 311,736 meals. The Sioux City branch thanks all who helped and donated funds for their work this past year.


PLEASE PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER making a difference.  This is what we have so far for the election ballot:  Vice President-Denton Olson and Terry Dieren; Elders-Lowell Drenth-3 yr. term, Mike Huygens, Paul Davis-2 yr. term; Trustee-Dennis Reuvers, Gary Delfs; Money Counters-Jan Vogel, Walter & Donna Dibbern, Steve & Reta Janssen, Dennis & Colleen Small

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect cereal - hot and cold for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 5 Next Sunday is Team 6: Steve Janssen, Aaron Janssen, Jesse Janssen, Robert McKenney, Gary Dieren, Adam Vogel

Second Sunday after Epiphany          January 14, 2018                                                                                              
Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                          

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, and Katheryn Meemken

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Page 184   Hymns    554   601   392

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY  6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Care Group Bible Study & Fellowship

Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
        10:00 a.m. Quilting

        10:00 a.m. Daughters Bible Study at Lyon Specialty Care

          4:00 p.m. 6th Bible Study
         5:30 p.m. Discipleship

         7:00 p.m. Third Avenue Youth

 UPCOMING EVENTS:   
Jan. 21  11:25 a.m. Voter’s Meeting
Jan. 25-27 Ice Fishing Retreat at Camp Okoboji
Jan. 27   9:00 a.m. Leave for Mercy Meals
Jan. 28  11:30 a.m. Hoop-a-thon

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Isaiah 40:21-31; 1Corinthians 9:16-27;
                                       Mark 1:29-39

THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED AT ROSEWOOD last Monday evening. The residents enjoyed the meal AND the atmosphere (they enjoyed your taking time to talk with them).  They gave the manager good feedback about it. And the general response from our team is that you enjoyed doing that. Thanks for making a difference!

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE - the Voters meeting will be January 21st after church so people can support the Hoop-a-thon on January 28th.

2017 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS are available on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

A DOOR OFFERING will be taken on January 28th for the Hoop-A-Thon fundraiser for research to cure Huntington’s Disease.  If you prefer to give your check directly to those counting at the school, that's fine.  The door offering gives you an opportunity if you don't go to the school.

DISTRICT CONVENTION will be at Camp Okoboji June 24-26.  Please prayerfully consider serving as Peace and English’s lay delegate (to be voted on at the Voters Meeting).

MERCY MEALS will be packed on January 27th.  We will leave church at 9:00 a.m.  A sign-up sheet is on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

MERCY MEALS provides dry nutritious meals to starving kids in the US and overseas. At their monthly event Dec 23, 42 volunteers packaged 14,688 meals. Recent shipments were: in 2017, 256,608 meals to Arua, Uganda – and 57,024 meals to Kisumu, Kenya. 1,085 volunteers packaged 311,736 meals. The Sioux City branch thanks all who helped and donated funds for their work this past year.

PLEASE PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER making a difference.  This is what we have so far for the election ballot:  Vice President-Denton Olson and Terry Dieren; Elders-Lowell Drenth-3 yr. term, Mike Huygens, Paul Davis-2 yr. term; Trustee-Dennis Reuvers, Gary Delfs; Money Counters-Jan Vogel, Walter & Donna Dibbern, Steve & Reta Janssen, Dennis & Colleen Small

CAMP OKOBOJI ICE FISHING RETREAT taking place January 25-27, 2018. Families and individuals are invited to come and spend time with fellow ice fishers, learning more about the Lord, and enjoy a wonderful retreat away from everyday life.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: Child development experts say three A’s are needed for a healthy self-esteem to develop in children: Affection—a sense of belongingness, of being wanted, accepted, cared for, enjoyed, and loved; Acceptance—a sense of worth, an inner feeling that I count, I’m valued, I have something to offer; and Approval—a sense of being competent—confident that I can perform a task, meet a challenge, cope with life. It’s essential for parents to provide these for their young children, but depending on others (including our parents) to meet these needs for us as we grow is risky, and ultimately doomed to fail. Self-esteem is challenged every day through bullying, discrimination, objectification, and disappointment when others (or we) don’t live up to expectations. How about looking for and finding the three A’s – always and forever without disappointment - here instead? John 1:12; 1 Corinthians 3:16; John 15:5.      Lutheran Family Service (712) 276-9000

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect cereal - hot and cold for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 4; Next Sunday is Team 5: Lloyd Lupkes, Lowell Fick, Steve Wallenburg, Jeff Folkens, Adam Schwartze, Steve Anderson, Phillip Janssen, Roger Baatz

First Sunday after Epiphany                     January 7, 2018                                                                                                                   

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                         

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, and Katheryn Meemken

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK:  Lorayne Koll on 13th

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Service Folder   Hymns 397 Purple Book 11  570  400

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at English and Peace this morning.

We believe ALL Christians go to heaven because of the faith God gives them in Jesus. At the same time, we ask that all who come to the Lord's table today ask themselves the following:

I am a baptized child of God, sorry for my sins. I admit my need for God’s forgiveness in Christ. 1John 1:9; Isaiah 64:6; Psalm 51:5,7; Romans 3:23

I believe my sins are forgiven by Jesus’ taking my punishment at the cross. John 1:29; Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:14-15; Romans 5:9-11

I believe that Jesus’ body and blood are with the bread and wine, and that anyone who sees this as only representing His body and blood receives Him to their harm. Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:29-30

God calls me to change my sinful ways, and He works in me as I receive Him here. Romans 8:10; 12:2; Leviticus 22:32; Exodus 31:13; Mark 8:3I believe this sacrament expresses unity and is to be received alongside those who are united on what the Bible teaches. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Exodus 12:48                                                          

 

 

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

TODAY 11:30 a.m. Un-decorate after church followed by a meal.

Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study

Tues.  5:45 serve supper at Rosewood

Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study

          10:00 a.m. Quilting

           1:15 p.m. Discipleship

           4:15 p.m. 6th Bible Study

           5-7:00 p.m. Soup Supper at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids

           7:00 p.m. Daughters of Peace

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Jan. 25-27 Ice Fishing Retreat at Camp Okoboji

Jan. 27   9:00 a.m. Leave for Mercy Meals

Jan. 28  11:25 a.m. Voter’s Meeting

Jan. 28  11:30 a.m. Hoop-a-thon

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: 1Samuel 3:1-20; 1Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51

THANK YOU to everyone that played the chimes on Christmas Eve.  It was a nice addition to the service.  

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE for the encouragement, prayers, cards and blessings Peace members bestowed on me and my family during recovery from my injury.            Steve Janssen and Family

THANK YOU TO THE MEMBERS OF PEACE who sent Christmas cards to the shut-in people of the Congregation.  They have indicated that they really appreciated it (and you).

2017 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS are available on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

PLEASE PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER making a difference.  This is what we have so far for the election ballot:  Vice President-Denton Olson and Terry Dieren; Elders-Lowell Drenth, Mike Huygens, Paul Davis; Trustee-Dennis Reuvers, Gary Delfs; Money Counters-Walter & Donna Dibbern, Steve & Reta Janssen, Dennis & Colleen Small

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for delivering Meals on Wheels Jan. 8 – 12 and

Jan. 15 – 19.  Please contact Lois Baatz at 472-3076

FIRST REFORMED CHURCH SOUP SUPPER on January 10, 2018 serving from 5-7 p.m. at the church.  Free Will Donations go toward youth activities and events.  See flyer on the bulletin board in the Narthex.

CAMP OKOBOJI ICE FISHING RETREAT taking place January 25-27, 2018. Families and individuals are invited to come and spend time with fellow ice fishers, learning more about the Lord, and enjoy a wonderful retreat away from everyday life.

DID YOU KNOW? It’s not too late! Your partnership in LFS’ life ministry of pregnancy counseling and adoption, as well as marriage, family and mental health counseling for families and all pro-family, pro-marriage and pro-life efforts throughout Iowa is still needed - and still possible! Make a gift online TODAY, or any time before midnight TONIGHT and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar (up to $1000)! It’s easy to make a secure gift online through the LFS web site at www.LFSiowa.org. Look for the red button and the words “Today’s the Last Day”. Clicking that link will take you to the secure donation page. Thank you for your partnership all year, and especially today as we wrap up 2017 and look forward to what the New Year holds. From your brothers and sisters in Christ at LFS, a Blessed and Happy New Year!     Lutheran Family Service (712) 276-9000

MID-SIOUX OPPORTUNITY INC. may be able to help you pay your winter heating bill.  The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP) is available to qualifying individuals until April 30, 2018.  The local number is 712-472-3746 or 712-722-3611.  They are available on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect cereal - hot and cold for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 3; Next Sunday is Team 4: Wayne Ranschau, Brad Vogel, Gary Delfs, Marv Flier, Wayne Jepsen, Denton Olson, John Schulte

First Sunday of Christmas          December 31, 2017                                                                                                                               

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                         

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, and Katheryn Meemken

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Service Folder  Hymns  733  718  Blue 68 (Gray 664)

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study

Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study

        10:00 a.m. Quilting

          10:30 a.m. Daughters Bible Study at Lyon Specialty Care

           4:00 p.m. 6th Bible Study

           5:30 p.m. Discipleship

           7:00 p.m. Third Avenue Youth

NEXT SUNDAY  11:30 a.m. Un-decorate after church followed by a meal.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Jan. 10   5-7:00 p.m. Soup Supper at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids

Jan. 25-27 Ice Fishing Retreat at Camp Okoboji

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:1-11;

                                 Matthew 2:1-12

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for delivering Meals on Wheels Jan. 8 – 12 and

Jan. 15 – 19.  Please contact Lois Baatz at 472-3076

UN-DECORATE CHURCH on January 7th at 11:30 a.m. followed by a potluck meal.  Meat will be provided.

FIRST REFORMED CHURCH SOUP SUPPER on January 10, 2018 serving from 5-7 p.m. at the church.  Free Will Donations go toward youth activities and events.  See flyer on the bulletin board in the Narthex.

CAMP OKOBOJI ICE FISHING RETREAT taking place January 25-27, 2018. Families and individuals are invited to come and spend time with fellow ice fishers, learning more about the Lord, and enjoy a wonderful retreat away from everyday life.

DID YOU KNOW? It’s not too late! Your partnership in LFS’ life ministry of pregnancy counseling and adoption, as well as marriage, family and mental health counseling for families and all pro-family, pro-marriage and pro-life efforts throughout Iowa is still needed - and still possible! Make a gift online TODAY, or any time before midnight TONIGHT and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar (up to $1000)! It’s easy to make a secure gift online through the LFS web site at www.LFSiowa.org. Look for the red button and the words “Today’s the Last Day”. Clicking that link will take you to the secure donation page. Thank you for your partnership all year, and especially today as we wrap up 2017 and look forward to what the New Year holds. From your brothers and sisters in Christ at LFS, a Blessed and Happy New Year!     Lutheran Family Service (712) 276-9000

MID-SIOUX OPPORTUNITY INC. may be able to help you pay your winter heating bill.  The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP) is available to qualifying individuals until April 30, 2018.  The local number is 712-472-3746 or 712-722-3611.  They are available on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect cereal - hot and cold for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 2; Next Sunday is Team 3: Paul Davis, Lowell Drenth, Paul Sindt, Warren Arends, Jerry Baatz, Eugene Johnson

Nativity of Our Lord                        December 24, 2017                                                                                              
Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                  
                                                                       

IN OUR PRAYERS w
e remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Yvonne Wulf, and Katheryn Meemken

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK:
Harold Wittrock on 25th

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Page 184      
Hymns  349   376   366


THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
T
ues.  NO 8:00 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.  
 NO 9:00 a.m. Bible Study
        10:00 a.m. Quilting
             
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Dec. 31   7:00 p.m. New Year’s Eve Party at parsonage.  
Jan.  7  11:30 a.m. Un-decorate after church followed by a meal.
Jan. 10   5-7:00 p.m. Soup Supper at First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids


BIBLE READINGS
for next Sunday: Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Galatians 4:4-7;
                                  Luke 2:22-40

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK
Pastor and our church family who supported us after Barry’s death.  Your many acts of kindness and sympathy continue to be a great support to us in our time of sorrow.  God Bless You.
                                         Jan Iwen and Family

CHRISTMAS EVE
offering will be split between the two seminaries and the CHRISTMAS DAY offering will go to Lutheran Family Services.  

2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES
are available on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
at the parsonage at 7:00 p.m.  Please bring a snack to share.  



UN-DECORATE CHURCH
on January 7th at 11:30 a.m. followed by a potluck meal.  Meat will be provided.  

FIRST REFORMED CHURCH SOUP SUPPER on January 10, 2018 serving from 5-7 p.m. at the church.  Free Will Donations go toward youth activities and events.  See flyer on the bulletin board in the Narthex.

CAMP OKOBOJI ICE FISHING RETREAT taking place January 25-27, 2018. Families and individuals are invited to come and spend time with fellow ice fishers, learning more about the Lord, and enjoy a wonderful retreat away from everyday life.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: As you celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Savior, please also remember those who are struggling this time of year, right here in Iowa. Lutheran Family Service is here to help all year long as an extension of our church’s ministry. No government dollars are used. Your gift, no matter what the dollar amount, is needed. Your gift stays here in Iowa to help Iowa families. Secure gifts can be made online at www.LFSiowa.org or by check mailed to LFS’ Administrative Office, 409 Kenyon Road, Suite C, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. On behalf of those we serve, in Jesus’ name, thank you and God bless you!   Lutheran Family Service (712) 276-9000

MID-SIOUX OPPORTUNITY INC.
may be able to help you pay your winter heating bill.  The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP) is available to qualifying individuals until April 30, 2018.  The local number is 712-472-3746 or 712-722-3611.  They are available on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

THIS MONTH
Daughters of Peace will collect drinks-fruit juice, vegetable juices, tea, ice water, Gatorade, tang, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 6; Christmas Day is Team 1:  
Michael Huygens, Don Berg, Keith Lambert, Bob Iwen, Roger Van Roekel, Gerhard Fick, Lucas Larson; Next Sunday is Team 2: LeRoy Fick, Dennis Reuvers, Kevin Stueven, Scott Schneidermann, Terry Dieren, Walt Dibbern

Third Sunday in Advent                    December 17, 2017                                                                                               
Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com        
                                                                                 

IN OUR PRAYERS
we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Yvonne Wulf, and Katheryn Meemken

SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK:
Melba Moeller on 21st   Ray Delfs on 22nd
                                   and Harold Wittrock on 25th

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  
Service Folder      Hymns  361   379   376

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY  
4:00 p.m. Children Christmas Program
Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study
        10:00 a.m. Quilting
        10:30 a.m. Daughters Bible Study at Health Centre
         4:30 p.m. 6th Bible Class
         5:30 p.m. Discipleship
         7:00 p.m. Birthday Party for Jesus (K-5th Grade)
           
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Dec. 24  6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Service
Dec. 25  8:30 a.m. Holy Communion Service at English
           10:15 a.m. Holy Communion Service at Peace


BIBLE READINGS
for next Sunday: 2 Samuel 7:1-16; Romans 16:25-27;
                                  Luke 1:26-38

LET'S CELEBRATE!  
Kid's Night will be having a "Birthday Party for Jesus" on Wednesday, December 20 @ 7pm at Peace Lutheran Church.  All K-5th graders are invited to come.  Please contact Keri @ 712-348-2308 with any questions.



HOPE HAVEN INTERNATIONAL presents “Rejoice! The Gift of Mobility” featuring Nashville recording artist Jill Miller on Tuesday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Orpheum in Sioux Falls.  Tickets are on sale at the Washington Pavilion Box Office.  Proceeds go toward funding wheelchair sponsorships for an upcoming distribution trip to Vietnam in 2018.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE
for people who feel forgotten in December. Our shut-ins and nursing home residents would enjoy a Christmas card and brief note from members of their church family. Please take a list of names off the stack in the Fellowship Hall.  Please note a correct list is on the table.  There was an error in Pam Coy’s address.

2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES
 are available on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: Over the coming Christmas season we will spend more time together than usual with our families. As you gather, keep a watchful eye out for excessive negative talk including complaining, fault-finding, and passing on gossip. Sharing gossip and negative messages of gloom and doom is not only sinful and dishonoring to our Father, it also fosters a depressing atmosphere in the home (…and in the church). Instead, look hard for the positive and talk about it often! “Whatever is pure, whatever is lovely…think on these things.”    Philippians 4:8      Lutheran Family Service (712) 276-9000

MID-SIOUX OPPORTUNITY INC.
may be able to help you pay your winter heating bill.  The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP) is available to qualifying individuals until April 30, 2018.  The local number is 712-472-3746 or 712-722-3611.  They are available on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

THIS MONTH
 Daughters of Peace will collect drinks-fruit juice, vegetable juices, tea, ice water, Gatorade, tang, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY
 is Team 5; Next Sunday Team 6: Steve Janssen, Aaron Janssen, Jesse Jansen, Robert Mc Kenney, Gary Dieren, Adam Vogel; Christmas Day is Team 1:  Michael Huygens, Don Berg, Keith Lambert, Bob Iwen, Roger Van Roekel, Gerhard Fick, Lucas Larson

Second Sunday in Advent                    December 10, 2017                                                                                                                               

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                         

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Ted Hoogendoorn, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold, Yvonne Wulf, and Katheryn Meemken

SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Robert McKenney 12th and Beverly Baker 13th

 ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Service Folder  Hymns  348(tune 412)  344  343

 THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study

Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study

          10:00 a.m. Quilting

           1:15 p.m. Discipleship Class

           4:15 p.m. 6th Bible Class

           5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Christmas Program Practice

           6:30 p.m. Daughters of Peace Potluck and Guest Night

            7:00 p.m. Third Avenue Youth Christmas Party

NEXT SUNDAY  4:00 p.m. Children Christmas Program

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Dec. 20 10:30 a.m. Daughters Bible Study at Health Centre

Dec. 20  4:00 p.m. 6th Bible Class

                5:30 p.m. Discipleship Class

Dec. 20  7:00 p.m. Birthday Party for Jesus (K-5th Grade)

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Isaiah 31:1-11; 1Thessalonians 5:16-24;

                                       John 1:6-8, 19-28

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAROLED with us last Sunday. We couldn't all make it to all the households, but all the households were touched by you. Let's keep making a difference!

THANK YOU TO THE CAROLERS who came to sing on Sunday evening.  We really enjoyed the songs and the German Silent Night.   Ray and Janice Delfs 

LET'S CELEBRATE!  Kid's Night will be having a "Birthday Party for Jesus" on Wednesday, December 20 @ 7pm at Peace Lutheran Church.  All K-5th graders are invited to come.  Please contact Keri @ 712-348-2308 with any questions.

WANT TO BE APPRECIATED? Drivers are needed for those who can’t drive themselves.  Sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall if you are able to help.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE for people who feel forgotten in December. Our shut-ins and nursing home residents would enjoy a Christmas card and brief note from members of their church family. Please take a list of names off the stack in the Fellowship Hall.  Please note a correct list is on the table.  There was an error in Pam Coy’s address.

2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES are available on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: You have heard the saying, the family that prays together, stays together? A survey by the Barna Research Group indicates that this old saying is still true, not just for families but also for married couples. Research documents that couples who hold a shared belief system (including prayer and attending church regularly) have a significantly lower divorce rate than the general population. So just a little reminder in case you didn’t already know: growing in your faith is not only good for you and for your children, it’s good for your marriage!  Lutheran Family Service (712) 276-9000

MID-SIOUX OPPORTUNITY INC. may be able to help you pay your winter heating bill.  The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP) is available to qualifying individuals until April 30, 2018.  The local number is 712-472-3746 or 712-722-3611.  They are available on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

 THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect drinks-fruit juice, vegetable juices, tea, ice water, Gatorade, tang, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

 USHERING TODAY is Team 4; Next Sunday Team 5: Lloyd Lupkes, Lowell Fick, Steve Wallenburg, Jeff Folkens, Adam Schwartze, Steve Anderson, Phillip Janssen, Roger Baatz

First Sunday in Advent                   December 3, 2017                                                                                                                               

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                         

 

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Dan Hartwig, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold and Yvonne Wulf, Katheryn Meemken

 

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Audrey Stewart on December 9th

 

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Service Folder  Hymns 332(tune 900) 350 334(tune 644)

                                                     384

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at English and Peace this morning.

 

We believe ALL Christians go to heaven because of the faith God gives them in Jesus. At the same time, we ask that all who come to the Lord's table today ask themselves the following:

I am a baptized child of God, sorry for my sins. I admit my need for God’s forgiveness in Christ. 1John 1:9; Isaiah 64:6; Psalm 51:5,7; Romans 3:23

I believe my sins are forgiven by Jesus’ taking my punishment at the cross. John 1:29; Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:14-15; Romans 5:9-11

I believe that Jesus’ body and blood are with the bread and wine, and that anyone who sees this as only representing His body and blood receives Him to their harm. Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:29-30

God calls me to change my sinful ways, and He works in me as I receive Him here. Romans 8:10; 12:2; Leviticus 22:32; Exodus 31:13; Mark 8:34

I believe this sacrament expresses unity and is to be received alongside those who are united on what the Bible teaches. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Exodus 12:48                                                      

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

TODAY    3:00 p.m. Christmas Caroling and meal at the Parsonage

TODAY    6:30 p.m. Rhythm of Bethlehem at United Methodist Church

Tues.    8:00 a.m. Bible Study

                6:00 p.m. Secret Prayer Pal Christmas Party at Pizza Ranch

Wed.  NO 9:00 a.m. Bible Study

              10:00 a.m. Quilting

          NO 4:00 p.m. 6th Bible Class

          NO 5:30 p.m. Discipleship Class

             5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Christmas Program Practice

             7:15 p.m. Advent Service Joint with English

 

NEXT SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. Breakfast followed by DVD showing sites around Bethlehem, and information on Jesus’ birth and the world He came into.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Dec. 13  1:15 p.m. Discipleship

Dec. 13  4:00 p.m. 6th Bible Class

Dec. 13  6:30 p.m. Daughters of Peace Potluck and Guest Night

Dec. 13  7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Third Avenue Youth Christmas Party

Dec. 17  4:00 p.m. Children Christmas Program

 

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Isaiah 40:1-11; 2Peter 3:8-14;

                                       Mark 1:1-8

 

WANT TO BE APPRECIATED? Drivers are needed for those who can’t drive themselves.  Sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall if you are able to help.

 

SECRET PRAYER PAL CHRISTMAS PARTY will be Tuesday, December 5th at 6:00 p.m. at the Pizza Ranch.  If anyone would like to join, contact Avis Fick at 507-283-8876 or Kathy Fick at 507-935-5311.

 

TODAY CHRISTMAS CAROLING to shut-ins and nursing homes will be Sunday evening, meeting at the church at 3:00. Then, enjoy a good meal together at the parsonage. Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall so we can plan rides and seating for the meal.

 

FRONTIER BANK will be offering $5.00 donation checks at their annual Community Appreciation Days in Rock Rapids on December 8th.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE for people who feel forgotten in December. Our shut-ins and nursing home residents would enjoy a Christmas card and brief note from members of their church family. Please take a list of names off the stack in the Fellowship Hall.

 

DECORATING CAMP FOR CHRISTMAS DEC. 4:  Come out to Camp Okoboji Monday from 10am to 2pm and help us share the Christmas message, through decorations, with our guests. Decorating needed inside and outdoors, so dress accordingly.  A meal will be provided. Contact the camp at 712-337-3325 to let them know you can help.

 

2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES are available on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

HOUSTON RECOVERY OPPORTUNITY – ELLIE MENZ AT IOWA DISTRICT WEST SHARES THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN HELPING.  Trinity Klein Lutheran Church in Spring, Texas are set up and welcoming workers.  They offer free lodging on cots in a church at no cost OR you could stay at a motel at your cost OR you could bring an RV and they have a place for you to park.  Food is provided at no cost from Monday-Friday.  You can take your own tools or use their tools.  DON'T just show up there.  You need to register!  If you are interested, please contact Ellie Menz at 515-370-1159 or ellie@iowadistrictwest.org  Let Ellie know of your interest and what dates you are available.  Then individuals and/or groups could carpool and share the travel expenses. This is a good chance to enjoy summer weather. Al Roker did a spot on the TODAY show featuring Trinity Klein and their amazing outreach to their community.  If you did not see that, check it out at https://www.today.com/video/lend-a-hand-today-al-roker-helps-texans-recover-from-hurricane-1095569987831?cid=eml_onsite

 

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: Depression is associated with many things, but a weak faith is not one of them. Martin Luther himself struggled with depression as did many other church leaders. If you are feeling depressed, don’t suffer alone. Talk to someone. Luther had the right idea 500 years ago when he said, “Solitude produces melancholy. When we are alone the worst and saddest things come to mind. We reflect in detail upon all sorts of evils. And if we have encountered adversity in our lives, we dwell upon it as much as possible, magnify it, think that no one is so unhappy as we are, and imagine the worse possible consequences.” LFS counselors are here to help when needed. Lutheran Family Service (712) 276-9000

 

MID-SIOUX OPPORTUNITY INC. may be able to help you pay your winter heating bill.  The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP) is available to qualifying individuals until April 30, 2018.  The local number is 712-472-3746 or 712-722-3611.  They are available on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

 

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect drinks-fruit juice, vegetable juices, tea, ice water, Gatorade, tang, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

 

USHERING TODAY is Team 3; Next Sunday Team 4: Wayne Ranschau, Brad Vogel, Gary Delfs, Marv Flier, Wayne Jepsen, Denton Olson, John Schulte

Christ the King                           November 26, 2017                                                                                                                               

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                         

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Dan Hartwig, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold and Yvonne Wulf

 

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Service Folder  Hymns  Blue 3 (Gray 12)  845(tune 524)

                                                        709

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

TODAY Decorate Church (for Advent) after service; then enjoy pizza and chicken.      

Tues.  8:00 a.m. Bible Study

Wed.   9:00 a.m. Bible Study

            10:00 a.m. Quilting

       4:00 p.m. 6th Bible Class

              5:30 p.m. Discipleship Class

             5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Christmas Program Practice

              7:00 p.m. Third Avenue Youth

              

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Dec.  3  3:00 p.m. Christmas Caroling and meal at the Parsonage

Dec.  3  6:30 p.m. Rhythm of Bethlehem at United Methodist Church

Dec.  5  6:00 p.m. Secret Prayer Pal Christmas Party at Pizza Ranch

Dec.  6  7:15 p.m. Advent Service Joint with English

Dec. 10  8:15 a.m. Breakfast followed by Bible Study

Dec. 13  6:30 p.m. Daughters of Peace Potluck and Guest Night

Dec. 17  4:00 p.m. Children Christmas Program

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Isaiah 64:1-9; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9;

                                       Mark 11:1-10

 

TODAY WE WILL DECORATE the church for Advent after the church service.  Pizza and chicken will be served after.

WANT TO BE APPRECIATED? Drivers are needed for those who can’t drive themselves.  Sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall if you are able to help.

SECRET PRAYER PAL CHRISTMAS PARTY will be Tuesday, December 5th at 6:00 p.m. at the Pizza Ranch.  If anyone would like to join, contact Avis Fick at 507-283-8876 or Kathy Fick at 507-935-5311.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING to shut-ins and nursing homes will be Sunday evening, meeting at the church at 3:00. Then, enjoy a good meal together at the parsonage. Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall so we can plan rides and seating for the meal.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE for people who feel forgotten in December. Our shut-ins and nursing home residents would enjoy a Christmas card and brief note from members of their church family. Please take a list of names off the stack in the Fellowship Hall.

COME HELP US RING IN THE ADVENT SEASON WITH OUR RHYTHM OF BETHLEHEM celebration on Sunday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m at Rock Rapids United Methodist Church.  Come check out the wonderful performers. Apple cider will be served!

 

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: Our culture encourages us to see the world and our relationships through a lens of individualism, in which we make decisions based on this question: “How will this effect ME?”  How would our world be different if we returned to a faith, family, and community-centered lens, in which decisions are instead based on this question: “How will my actions effect my children, my spouse, my parents, my congregational family, my community?” Lutheran Family Service (712) 276-9000

MID-SIOUX OPPORTUNITY INC. may be able to help you pay your winter heating bill.  The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP) is available to qualifying individuals until April 30, 2018.  The local number is 712-472-3746 or 712-722-3611.  They are available on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

 

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect soup, canned meals (Ravioli, Spaghetti-o’s, Beef Stew, Chili, etc.) for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

 

USHERING TODAY is Team 2; Next Sunday Team 3: Paul Davis, Lowell Drenth, Paul Sindt, Warren Arends, Jerry Baatz, Eugene Johnson

Twenty-Fourth  Sunday after Pentecost    Nov. 19, 2017                                                                                              
Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                          

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Dan Hartwig, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold and Yvonne Wulf

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK:  Evelyn Peterson on the 24th

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Page 184   Hymns  868   730   783
                    Psalm 143:2-12                      

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY  Door Offering for Operation Christmas Child
TODAY    1:30 p.m. Council of Churches
Today    6:30 p.m. Care Group Bible Study          
Tues.    8:00 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.     9:00 a.m. Bible Study
       10:00 a.m. Quilting
        1:15 p.m. Discipleship Class
        7:00 p.m. Joint Thanksgiving Service
NEXT SUNDAY Decorate Church (for Advent) after service; then enjoy pizza and chicken.      
        
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Nov. 23  Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner at First Reformed Church
Nov. 29  5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Christmas Program Practice
Dec.  3  6:30 p.m. Rhythm of Bethlehem at United Methodist Church

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Ezekiel 34:11-24; 1 Corinthians 15:20-28;
                                    Matthew 25:31-46

KID'S NIGHT KIDS (GRADES K-5TH) ARE PART OF OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD and plan to fill 20-25 shoeboxes full of items for kids overseas.  
TODAY the door offering will be to cover shipping costs ($9/box).  So goal is about $200-$225.  We are getting many items donated, but the kids may need to buy some of the items, so if extra money is collected, it can go towards that. Let’s support the kids in this act of kindness!

WE WILL DECORATE the church for Advent after services on Sunday, November 26th.  Pizza and chicken will be served after.

THANK YOU to Pastor for his visits and to Daughters for their cards and visits.               Joan Saeger WANT TO BE APPRECIATED!! Drivers are needed for those who can’t drive themselves.  Sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall if you are able to help.

HOUSTON RECOVERY OPPORTUNITY – ELLIE MENZ AT IOWA DISTRICT WEST SHARES THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN HELPING.  Trinity Klein Lutheran Church in Spring, Texas are set up and welcoming workers.  They offer free lodging on cots in a church at no cost OR you could stay at a motel at your cost OR you could bring an RV and they have a place for you to park.  Food is provided at no cost from Monday-Friday.  You can take your own tools or use their tools.  DON'T just show up there.  You need to register!  If you are interested, please contact Ellie Menz at 515-370-1159 or ellie@iowadistrictwest.org  Let Ellie know of your interest and what dates you are available.  Then individuals and/or groups could carpool and share the travel expenses. This is a good chance to enjoy summer weather. Al Roker did a spot on the TODAY show featuring Trinity Klein and their amazing outreach to their community.  If you did not see that, check it out at https://www.today.com/video/lend-a-hand-today-al-roker-helps-texans-recover-from-hurricane-1095569987831?cid=eml_onsite

COME HELP US RING IN THE ADVENT SEASON WITH OUR RHYTHM OF BETHLEHEM celebration on Sunday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m at Rock Rapids United Methodist Church.  Come check out the wonderful performers. Apple cider will be served!

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: Someone once noted that while the 4th of July is set aside to celebrate our independence, Thanksgiving is set aside to acknowledge our dependence. As you gather with friends or family this week, take time to reflect not only on the many blessings for which you are thankful, but also on the source of those blessings. (James 1:17). Happy Thanksgiving to you from your brothers and sisters in Christ at Lutheran Family Service! Lutheran Family Service (712) 276-9000
MID-SIOUX OPPORTUNITY INC. may be able to help you pay your winter heating bill.  The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP) is available to qualifying individuals until April 30, 2018.  The local number is 712-472-3746 or 712-722-3611.  They are available on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

DAUGHTERS OF PEACE will collect winter wear such as new or clean, gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens until today, November 19th.  There is a box in the Narthex for donations.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect soup, canned meals (Ravioli, Spaghetti-o’s, Beef Stew, Chili, etc.) for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.
COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 1; Next Sunday Team 2: LeRoy Fick, Dennis Reuvers, Kevin Stueven, Scott Schneidermann, Terry Dieren, Walt Dibbern

Twenty-Third  Sunday after Pentecost                Nov. 12, 2017                                                                                                                               

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                 

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Dan Hartwig, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold and Yvonne Wulf

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK:  Gloria Sueverkruebbe on the 14th

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Page 184     Hymns 514(tune 915)  748  759(tune 563)

                                               Sermon Title  “Good Grief”                                

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

TODAY   LYC Harvest Dinner

Tues.    8:00 Bible Study

Wed.     9:00  Bible Study

            10:00 a.m. Quilting

             4:00 p.m. 6th Grade Bible Class

             5:30 p.m. Discipleship Class

             5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Christmas Program Practice        

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Nov. 15  5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Christmas Program Practice

Nov. 15  5:00-7:00 p.m. Holy Name Catholic Church Soup Supper

Nov. 18  1:00-4:00 p.m. Make It Take It Crafts at Camp Okoboji

Nov. 19  Door Offering for Operation Christmas Child

Nov. 23 Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner at First Reformed Church

Nov. 29  5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Christmas Program Practice

Dec.  3  6:30 p.m. Rhythm of Bethlehem at United Methodist Church

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Zephaniah 1:17-16; 1Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30

THANK YOU TO PASTOR KRAMER for bring us God’s message today.

KID'S NIGHT KIDS (GRADES K-5TH) ARE PART OF OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD and plan to fill 20-25 shoeboxes full of items for kids overseas.  The door offering November 19 will be to cover shipping costs ($9/box).  So goal is about $200-$225.  We are getting many items donated, but the kids may need to buy some of the items, so if extra money is collected, it can go towards that. Let’ support the kids in this act of kindness!

YOU ARE INVITED TO A SOUP AND PIE SUPPER WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, serving 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids. Soups, sandwiches (hot creamed chicken is back!), pie, cheesecake, bars will be served for a free will offering. Raffle items include CAC gift certificates and a package at Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort. Tickets available at the door. Sponsored by St. Catherine’s Society, Holy Name Catholic Church.

MAKE IT TAKE IT CRAFT EVENT NOV. 18:  Bring the family Sat. from 1-4pm to Camp Okoboji and make a Christmas craft for yourself and/or to give as a gift. Craft projects will range in price from $5 to $10.  “Make It Take It” is a new monthly program offering for the Discover Center. Each month will see a different focus so keep a look out to see what you will ‘Discover’ next.

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER at First Reformed Church.  A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served November 23 at noon.  Call for reservations by Friday, November 17th at 472-3729 (church) or 472-3456 (Chamber of Commerce).  See Flyer in the Narthex for more details.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: As the days get shorter and you spend more time indoors, do you find that you are moody, grumpy, or sleepy? While you don’t have to worry about turning into one of the Seven Dwarfs, you do need to be aware of the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Iowans are at higher risk than our friends in southern states for this mood disorder. With reduced exposure to sunlight comes a decrease in serotonin and melatonin levels, resulting in depressed mood and sleep disruptions. Proverbs 17:22 reminds us that, “a joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Don’t let Iowa SAD steal your joy! Don’t give in and hibernate! Go for a walk in the sunshine even if it’s cold, sit in front of a sunny window, engage with others, eat well, exercise, stay in the Word, and maintain a joyful heart! See your physician if depression symptoms persist longer than 2 weeks. You don’t have to suffer alone. LFS counselors are here to help when needed. Lutheran Family Service (712) 276-9000

MID-SIOUX OPPORTUNITY INC. may be able to help you pay your winter heating bill.  The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP) is available to qualifying individuals until April 30, 2018.  The local number is 712-472-3746 or 712-722-3611.  They are available on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

DAUGHTERS OF PEACE will collect winter wear such as new or clean, gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens until November 19th.  There is a box in the Narthex for donations.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect soup, canned meals (Ravioli, Spaghetti-o’s, Beef Stew, Chili, etc.) for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 6; Next Sunday Team 1: Michael Huygens, Don Berg, Keith Lambert, Bob Iwen, Roger Van Roekel, Gerhard Fick, Lucas Larson

All Saint’s  Sunday                               November 5, 2017                                                                  
Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                          

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Dan Hartwig, Paul Trei, Cathy Grotewold and Yvonne Wulf

ORDER OF WORSHIP: Service Folder     Hymns   677     671     677

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at English and Peace this morning.
I am a baptized child of God, sorry for my sins. I admit my need for God’s forgiveness in Christ. 1John 1:9; Isaiah 64:6; Psalm 51:5,7;
Romans 3:23

I believe my sins are forgiven by Jesus’ taking my punishment at the cross. John 1:29; Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:14-15; Romans 5:9-11

I believe that Jesus’ body and blood are with the bread and wine, and that anyone who sees this as only representing His body and blood receives Him to their harm. Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:29-30

God calls me to change my sinful ways, and He works in me as I receive Him here. Romans 8:10; 12:2; Leviticus 22:32; Exodus 31:13; Mark 8:34

I believe this sacrament expresses unity and is to be received alongside those who are united on what the Bible teaches. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Exodus 12:48                        

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY   11:30 A.M. Chime practice
Tues.  
 NO Bible Study
Wed.    
NO Bible Study
       10:00 a.m. Quilting
        NO. 6th Grade Bible Class
        NO Discipleship Class
        5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Christmas Program Practice
NEXT SUNDAY  LYC Harvest Dinner
        
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Nov. 15  5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Christmas Program Practice
Nov. 23 Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner at First Reformed Church
Nov. 29  5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Christmas Program Practice

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Leviticus 19:1-18; 1Thessalonians 1:1-10;
                                    Matthew 22:34-46

PASTOR HANSEN will be on vacation November 6-13th.  If you or a loved one is in the hospital in Sioux Falls and you would like to have a Pastor come, you may contact Rev. Matthew Nix at 605-338-5267.

TODAY CHIME PRACTICE will begin in the Adult Sunday School room after a quick snack.  Please consider joining this group as we will be doing two numbers on Christmas Eve.  Anyone available to assist in set-up, let Judy or Tracie know.

LYC HARVEST DINNER is next Sunday.  Desserts, Salads and Dinner Rolls are needed.  Please sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.

KID'S NIGHT KIDS (GRADES K-5TH) ARE PART OF OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD and plan to fill 20-25 shoeboxes full of items for kids overseas.  The door offering November 19 will be to cover shipping costs ($9/box).  So goal is about $200-$225.  We are getting many items donated, but the kids may need to buy some of the items, so if extra money is collected, it can go towards that. Let’ support the kids in this act of kindness!

YOU ARE INVITED TO A SOUP AND PIE SUPPER WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, serving 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids. Soups, sandwiches (hot creamed chicken is back!), pie, cheesecake, bars will be served for a free will offering. Raffle items include CAC gift certificates and a package at Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort. Tickets available at the door. Sponsored by St. Catherine’s Society, Holy Name Catholic Church.

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER at First Reformed Church.  A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served November 23 at noon.  Call for reservations by Friday, November 17th at 472-3729 (church) or 472-3456 (Chamber of Commerce).  See Flyer in the Narthex for more details.

MID-SIOUX OPPORTUNITY INC. may be able to help you pay your winter heating bill.  The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP) is available to qualifying individuals until April 30, 2018.  The local number is 712-472-3746 or 712-722-3611.  They are available on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

DAUGHTERS OF PEACE will collect winter wear such as new or clean, gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens.  There is a box in the Narthex for donations.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect soup, canned meals (Ravioli, Spaghetti-o’s, Beef Stew, Chili, etc.) for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 5; Next Sunday Team 6: Steve Janssen, Aaron Janssen, Jesse Janssen, Arnold Vogel, Robert Mc Kenney, Gary Dieren, Adam Vogel

Reformation  Sunday                       October 29, 2017                                                                                                  

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                         

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Dan Hartwig, Paul Trei and Cathy Grotewold

ORDER OF WORSHIP:     Service Folder   Hymns   657   658   966

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

TODAY:  11:20 a.m. German meal        

Tues.     8:00 a.m. Bible Study

Wed.     9:00 a.m. Bible Study

            10:00 a.m. Quilting

             4:00 p.m. 6th Grade Bible Class

             5:30 p.m. Discipleship Class

          7:00 p.m. Kid’s Night at Peace Lutheran (K-5th Grade)

             7:00 p.m. Third Avenue Youth

NEXT SUNDAY:  Change from Daylight Savings Time

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Nov.   8  Christmas Program Practice (Time to be Determined)

Nov. 12  LYC Harvest Dinner

Nov. 15  Christmas Program Practice – TBD

Nov. 29  Christmas Program Practice - TBD

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday:  Isaiah 25:6-9;  Philippians 4:4-13;

                                         Matthew 22:1-14

TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHRIST’S REFORMING HIS CHURCH, we’ll enjoy a German meal together (including “normal” food) Brats, kraut, and roast beef will be provided. The movie “Luther” will follow the meal.

CHURCH LIBRARIAN NEEDED:  If interested contact Alice Marie Vogel.

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH - PEACE LYC will be collecting bras for the homeless.  Please place your donation in the container in the Narthex.

DAUGHTERS OF PEACE will collect winter wear such as new or clean, gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens.  There is a box in the Narthex for donations.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: Despite living with physical, emotional and financial challenges and through social and political upheaval which often separated them by many miles and at times threatened life itself, Martin & Katie Luther created and sustained a marriage and family life characterized by faithfulness, mutual respect, teamwork and a good degree of humor. As we remember and give thanks for this great reformer and the blessing that his life and work have been to the church, we also give thanks for God’s work in their lives which provides us with an exemplar of Christian family life today. May the marriage of Martin and Katie and their love for their children remind us of Christ's love for his church and of the Father's love for us, His redeemed children. It’s Still All About Jesus! Lutheran Family Service - Learn more at LFSiowa.org or call 712-276-9000

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect snack crackers, soda crackers, graham crackers, popcorn, cheese puffs, cheese curls, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 4; Next Sunday Team 5: Lloyd Lupkes, Lowell Fick, Steve Wallenburg, Jeff Folkens, Adam Schwartze, Steve Anderson, Phillip Janssen, Roger Baatz

Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost             Oct. 22, 2017                                                                                                             

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                         

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Andrew Klein,  Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Dan Hartwig, Paul Trei and Cathy Grotewold

ORDER OF WORSHIP:        Page 184          Hymns    813   781   861      Psalm 121:1-8

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

TODAY  Door Offering for Middle School Children to attend Conference

Tues.    7:00 a.m. Bible Study

Wed.     9:00 a.m. Bible Study

            10:00 a.m. Quilting

             4:00 p.m. 6th Grade Bible Class

             5:30 p.m. Discipleship Class

             7:00 p.m. Kid’s Night at Peace Lutheran (K-5th Grade)

             7:00 p.m. Third Avenue Youth

NEXT SUNDAY:  11:20 a.m. German meal

        

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Nov.  1  Kid’s Night at Peace Lutheran (K-5th grade)

Nov.  8  Christmas Program Practice (Time to be Determined)

Nov. 12  LYC Harvest Dinner

Nov. 15  Christmas Program Practice – TBD

Nov. 29  Christmas Program Practice - TBD

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday:  Micah 3:5-12; 1Thessalonians 4:1-12;

Matthew 23:1-12

DOOR OFFERING TODAY OCTOBER 22ND  will help cover the costs of sending the Middle School children to the Junior Youth Gathering in Des Moines.  This event celebrates the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation through music, Bible study, hands-on activities, and worship.

TO CELEBRATE THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHRIST’S REFORMING HIS CHURCH, we’ll enjoy a German meal together (including “normal” food) October 29.  Brats, kraut, and roast beef will be provided.  If you’d like to bring food to share (a favorite German food or “normal” food) please indicate on the sign-up sheet. Otherwise, simply come and enjoy.  The movie “Luther” will follow the meal.

THANK YOU for the cards and good wishes I received for my 80th birthday.  Thank you also for your continuous prayers through my health problems over the past several months.          Robert Fick

CHURCH LIBRARIAN NEEDED:  If interested contact Alice Marie Vogel.

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH - PEACE LYC will be collecting bras for the homeless.  Please place your donation in the container in the Fellowship Hall.

DAUGHTERS OF PEACE will collect winter wear such as new or clean, gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens.  There is a box in the Fellowship Hall for donations.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: God is the Lord and Giver of Life at all ages and stages. Yet many countries and six of our United States have now legalized Physician’s Assisted Suicide, allowing a person with a terminal illness to receive a lethal, life-ending prescription medication from their physician to end life on their own terms. Iowa is targeted as one of the next states to consider this legislation. Guised in soft words such as compassion and self-determination, this practice cruelly exploits the fear of suffering and the frustration felt when we cannot restore to health those whom we love. It not only usurps authority that belongs to God, but also opens a wide door to abuse of frail and dependent elderly, disabled adults and children and those with mental illness. It also puts insurance companies in the position of withholding life-saving treatment for anyone because the “cheapest” treatment for anyone will always be death. LFS is committed to educating others about this critical, emerging issue. Contact Rev. Jim Lamb (jlamb@LFSiowa.org) to arrange an educational event in your community. Lutheran Family Service - Learn more at LFSiowa.org or call 712-276-9000

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect snack crackers, soda crackers, graham crackers, popcorn, cheese puffs, cheese curls, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 3; Next Sunday Team 4: Wayne Ranschau, Brad Vogel, Gary Delfs, Marv Flier, Wayne Jepsen, Denton Olson, John Schulte

Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost             Oct. 15, 2017                                                                                                             

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                 

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Andrew Klein,  Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Dan Hartwig, Paul Trei and Cathy Grotewold

ORDER OF WORSHIP: Service Folder   Hymns 807  511(tune 621)  435  900

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at English and Peace this morning.

I am a baptized child of God, sorry for my sins. I admit my need for God’s forgiveness in Christ. 1John 1:9; Isaiah 64:6; Psalm 51:5,7;

Romans 3:23

I believe my sins are forgiven by Jesus’ taking my punishment at the cross. John 1:29; Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:14-15; Romans 5:9-11

I believe that Jesus’ body and blood are with the bread and wine, and that anyone who sees this as only representing His body and blood receives Him to their harm. Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:29-30

God calls me to change my sinful ways, and He works in me as I receive Him here. Romans 8:10; 12:2; Leviticus 22:32; Exodus 31:13; Mark 8:34

I believe this sacrament expresses unity and is to be received alongside those who are united on what the Bible teaches. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Exodus 12:48                            

 

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

TODAY   11:30 a.m. Voter’s Meeting

                6:30 p.m. Care Group (Bible Study & Fellowship)

Tues.       7:00 a.m. Bible Study

Wed.        9:00 a.m. Bible Study

             10:00 a.m. Quilting

           10:00 a.m. Daughters Devotions at Lyon Manor

                4:00 p.m. 6th Grade Bible Class

                5:30 p.m. Discipleship Class

                7:00 p.m. Family Night at the Activity Center  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Oct. 22  Door Offering for Middle School Children to attend Conference

Oct. 29  German Meal (and well-done movie on the Reformation)

Nov. 12  LYC Harvest Dinner

 

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday:  Isaiah 45:1-7;  1 Thessalonians 1:1-10;

                                        Matthew 22:15-22

DOOR OFFERING SUNDAY OCTOBER 22ND to help cover the costs of sending the Middle School children to the Junior Youth Gathering in Des Moines.  This event celebrated the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation through music, Bible study, hands-on activities, and worship.

 

CHURCH LIBRARIAN NEEDED:  If interested contact Alice Marie Vogel.

DAUGHTERS OF PEACE will collect winter wear such as new or clean, gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens.  There is a box in the Fellowship Hall for donations.

 

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH - PEACE LYC will be collecting bras for the homeless.  Please place your donation in the container in the Fellowship Hall. HIRD AVENUE YOURTH’S

 

THIRD AVENUE YOUTH’S Annual Pumpkin Auction will be TODAY October 15th at Rock Rapids United Methodist Church starting at 10:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  As in the past, this fundraiser goes towards Third Avenue Youth’s mission projects and activities.

 

FAMILY NIGHT WEDNESDAY EVENING October 18th we invite parents and their children to meet at the Activity Center from 7:00-8:00 p.m.  The children will have an opportunity to play various games together along with a brief message and snack.  Recommended ages are 1st grade – 5th grade, but all ages are welcome.  Parents are asked to stay for a brief meeting at 7:00 to discuss the possibility of having a Wednesday evening “Kid’s Night” for our elementary youth.  If you have any questions or are unable to attend these events but are interested in this youth group, please text/call Keri Davis at 712-348-2308.

 

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit…therefore honor God with your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Guess what? This instruction isn’t just for young people! How are we - young and old people alike – doing at taking care of our physical bodies where God’s Spirit dwells? No matter your age, do something this week that will make your body stronger or healthier. Choose a healthy snack, drink less, or go for a walk and invite a friend or neighbor to join you. Shared activity makes it more fun and creates an open door for conversation about wellness, including spiritual wellness. This week, honor God with your body…no matter how many years it’s been around! Lutheran Family Service - Learn more at LFSiowa.org or call 712-276-9000

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect snack crackers, soda crackers, graham crackers, popcorn, cheese puffs, cheese curls, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

 

USHERING TODAY is Team 2; Next Sunday Team 3: Paul Davis, Lowell Drenth, Paul Sindt, Warren Arends, Jerry Baatz, Eugene Johnson

Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost             Oct. 8, 2017                                                                    
Church Office 712-472-3226
Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com
Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net
Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                          

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Andrew Klein,  Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Dan Hartwig, Paul Trei and Cathy Grotewold

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK:  Nora Ranschau on October 12th

ORDER OF WORSHIP: Page 184   Hymns  Blue 66(gray 54)  664  All Glory Be
                                                   To Christ (on screen)                                                    
                 Psalm 118:16
THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH
TODAY   LWML Sunday with Noisy Offering
Tues.    7:00 a.m. Bible Study
Wed.     9:00 a.m. Bible Study
          10:00 a.m. Quilting
            1:15 p.m. Discipleship Class
            4:15 p.m. 6th Grade Bible Class
            6:30 p.m. Pumpkin Decorating (K – 5th grade)
            7:00 p.m. Third Avenue Youth at United Methodist Church
         
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
Oct.  15  11:30 a.m. Voter’s Meeting
               6:30 p.m. Care Group (Bible Study & Fellowship)
Oct.  18  10:00 a.m. Daughters Devotions at Lyon Manor
               7:00 p.m. Family Night at the Activity Center
Oct. 29 or Nov. 5 German Meal (and well-done movie on the Reformation)

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday:     Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32;  
         Philippians 2:1-18;     Matthew 21:23-32

THANKS TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN FISH BOIL by working, donating, inviting others, or in any other way. Counting the $2,000 from the Thrivent committee, we'll send a check to OGT for $6,000 - enough to pay for the shipping on a load of supplies. THAT'S MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

OUR YOUTH MINISTRY may receive an upgrade with an experiment that will start with the pumpkin decorating.  We'll try to start a group for grades K-5, cooperating with the Methodist and Immanuel Lutheran kids (like is now being done with the high school group and the group for grades 6-8).  If you know a family whose kids are NOT connected to a midweek event that joins fun with faith, please invite them, and/or tell them to call Keri Davis or Pastor.

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH - PEACE LYC will be collecting bras for the homeless.  Please place your donation in the container in the Fellowship Hall. HIRD AVENUE YOURTH’S

THIRD AVENUE YOUTH’S Annual Pumpkin Auction will be October 15th at Rock Rapids United Methodist Church starting at 10:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  As in the past, this fundraiser goes towards Third Avenue Youth’s mission projects and activities.

FAMILY NIGHT  On October 18th we invite parents and their children to meet at the Activity Center from 7:00-8:00 p.m.  The children will have an opportunity to play various games together along with a brief message and snack.  Recommended ages are 1st grade – 5th grade, but all ages are welcome.  Parents are asked to stay for a brief meeting at 7:00 to discuss the possibility of having a Wednesday evening “Kid’s Night” for our elementary youth.  If you have any questions or are unable to attend these events but are interested in this youth group, please text/call Keri Davis at 712-348-2308.

JUST A REMINDER-The American Legion Auxiliary Rex Strait Unit 103 of Rock Rapids continues to invite you to take a toy soldier home and place it somewhere that will remind you to pray for those who have served and are currently serving our Country.  Toy soldiers are available in the box on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: One tiny little embryo can change your life in a BIG way! Over 600,000 are frozen in time and thousands of these are available for adoption right now if only parents could be found to adopt, carry, birth and baptize them into God’s family. How does it work? In vitro fertilization often results in embryos remaining after a pregnancy. One option available for these extra embryos (little boys and girls) is to donate them to another couple. Embryo adoption allows the family with remaining embryos to select a recipient family for their embryo gift. The adopting family uses the donated embryos to achieve a pregnancy and give birth to their adopted child. If you are a young Christian couple experiencing infertility or desiring to add to your family through adoption and would consider exploring the option of adopting a baby in frozen embryo stage, LFS can help. Contact Kim Laube, LFS’ Director of Life Ministry today at klaube@LFSiowa.org for more information. If you know of a couple who might be interested in learning more, please share this information with them today! Lutheran Family Service - Learn more at LFSiowa.org or call 712-276-9000

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect snack crackers, soda crackers, graham crackers, popcorn, cheese puffs, cheese curls, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 1; Next Sunday Team 2: LeRoy Fick, Dennis Reuvers, Kevin Stueven, Scott Schneidermann, Terry Dieren, Walt Dibbern

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost                 Oct. 1, 2017                                                                                                  

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                         

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Andrew Klein,  Carol Doorenbos, Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Dan Hartwig, Paul Trei and Cathy Grotewold

ORDER OF WORSHIP: Service Folder  Hymns  848  747(tune 752)  425  919

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at English and Peace this morning.I am a baptized child of God, sorry for my sins. I admit my need for God’s forgiveness in Christ. 1John 1:9; Isaiah 64:6; Psalm 51:5,7; Romans 3:23

I believe my sins are forgiven by Jesus’ taking my punishment at the cross. John 1:29; Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:14-15; Romans 5:9-11

 I believe that Jesus’ body and blood are with the bread and wine, and that anyone who sees this as only representing His body and blood receives Him to their harm. Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:29-30

God calls me to change my sinful ways, and He works in me as I receive Him here. Romans 8:10; 12:2; Leviticus 22:32; Exodus 31:13; Mark 8:34

I believe this sacrament expresses unity and is to be received alongside those who are united on what the Bible teaches. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Exodus 12:48                      

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

TODAY   11:15 A.M. ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN FISH BOIL

2:00 p.m. Peace and English Lutheran are invited to Our Savior,  Sheldon, to celebrate their 10 year anniversary.  2:00-4:00 pm. 1225 S. 2nd Ave.

Tues.    7:00 a.m. Bible Study

              6:30 p.m. Bible Study at Larchwood

Wed.     9:00 a.m. Bible Study

            10:00 a.m. Quilting

            10:00 a.m. Daughters Devotions at Lyon Manor

             4:00 p.m. 6th Grade Bible Class

             5:30 p.m. Discipleship Class

            7:00 p.m. Voters Meeting at English

Sat.         8:30 a.m. MPCH Hospital Auxiliary Fair at Community Center

Fri-Sun. Fall Women’s Retreat at Camp Okoboji                  

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Oct.   8  LWML Sunday with Noisy Offering

Oct.  15  11:30 a.m. Voter’s Meeting

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Isaiah 5:1-7  Philippians 3:4-14;

                                       Matthew 21:33-46

TODAY ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN FISH BOIL  Orphan Grain Train sends food, medical supplies and equipment, school supplies and equipment, clothing, and (sometimes) farm equipment to people in serious need of help. Often, it's a place where we have a missionary, so the practical help opens the door for the gospel. The Fish Boil is one way to make a difference in the lives of others.

THE LYON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY would like to thank the members of Peace Lutheran for the use of your church to have our annual meeting and banquet.  It was very nice and enjoyed by all who came.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Meals on October 2-6.  Please contact Lois Baatz at 472-3076

A SPECIAL THANK YOU to everyone who sent cards, called, visited and brought food during my surgery and recovery.  Thank you to Pastor and Lynelle for your visit and prayers.        Edna Kellenberger

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH - PEACE LYC will be collecting bras for the homeless.  Please place your donation in the container in the Fellowship Hall.

JUST A REMINDER-The American Legion Auxiliary Rex Strait Unit 103 of Rock Rapids continues to invite you to take a toy soldier home and place it somewhere that will remind you to pray for those who have served and are currently serving our Country.  Toy soldiers are available in the box on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: While Facebook and other social media sites are great at reconnecting long-lost classmates and allowing grandparents to keep in touch with their grandchildren from afar, there is also a downside. Marriages – even strong ones – can be threatened when one or both spouses develop (or re-develop) online relationships. Discussing and agreeing on boundaries before problems occur helps safeguard your marriage. Take care of your marriage by taking time to have this conversation today and set (or re-set) healthy boundaries. (Psalm 56:3)     Lutheran Family Service - Learn more at LFSiowa.org or call 712-276-9000

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect snack crackers, soda crackers, graham crackers, popcorn, cheese puffs, cheese curls, etc. for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 6; Next Sunday Team 1: Michael Huygens, Don Berg, Keith Lambert, Bob Iwen, Roger Van Roekel, Gerhard Fick, Gary Radtke, Lucas Larson

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost                               Sept. 24, 2017                                                                                                             

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                         

 

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Andrew Klein,  Carol Doorenbos, Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Dan Hartwig, Paul Trei and Cathy Grotewold

 

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK:  Velda Loger on September 26th 

 

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Page 184   Hymns   765    843(tune 554)     761

 

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

Tues.    NO 7:00 a.m. Bible Study

             NO 6:30 p.m. Bible Study at Larchwood

Wed.     9:00 a.m. Bible Study

            10:00 a.m. Quilting

             4:00 p.m. 6th Grade Bible Class

             5:30 p.m. Discipleship Class

             7:00 p.m. 3rd Avenue Youth

                               

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sept. 28-30  Fall Volunteer Weekend at Camp Okoboji

Oct.   1  11:15 a.m. Orphan Grain Train Fish Boil

Oct.   4   7:00 p.m. Voters Meeting at English

Oct.   6-8   Fall Women’s Retreat at Camp Okoboji

Oct.   7  Peace and English Lutheran are invited to Our Savior, Sheldon, to celebrate their 10 year anniversary.  2:00 - 4:00 pm. 1225 S. 2nd Ave.

Oct.   8  LWML Sunday with Noisy Offering

Oct.  15  11:30 a.m. Voter’s Meeting

 

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Isaiah 55:6-9;  Philippians 1:12-30;

                                       Matthew 20:1-16

 

ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN sends food, medical supplies and equipment, school supplies and equipment, clothing, and (sometimes) farm equipment to people in serious need of help. Often, it's a place where we have a missionary, so the practical help opens the door for the gospel. The Fish Boil Oct 1st will be one way to make a difference in the lives of others.

 

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Meals on Wheels September 25-29 and October 1-6.  Please contact Lois Baatz at 472-3076

   

WANTED Women with a few hours to give on Wednesdays.  Peace Lutheran Quilters will start another year of quilting on Wednesday, September 6th.  Bible Study starts at 9:00 a.m., then coffee and fellowship followed by quilting.  You can come for a few hours or all day.  You can come every Wednesday or whenever you can make it.  You say you don’t know how, don’t worry, someone will give you a few pointers.  We would love to have you.  Please join us.

 

JUST A REMINDER-The American Legion Auxiliary Rex Strait Unit 103 of Rock Rapids continues to invite you to take a toy soldier home and place it somewhere that will remind you to pray for those who have served and are currently serving our Country.  Toy soldiers are available in the box on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

 

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: An estimated 18% of Americans suffer from anxiety disorder. If you are one who struggles with this often-debilitating condition, what has been your reaction to reading Philippians 4:6-7? Some read this verse and hear, “stop feeling that way,” or, “real Christians don’t experience anxiety,” which only serves to make them feel extremely guilty as well as anxious. Instead of focusing on yourself with criticism, how about allowing your anxiety to draw you closer to God? Let your feelings serve a reminder of your dependence on Him for all that you need, drawing comfort and confidence from His Word of promise. Instead of focusing on your emotion, fix your eyes on Him who is your strength. When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. (Psalm 56:3)     Lutheran Family Service - Learn more at LFSiowa.org or

call 712-276-9000

 

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect personal hygiene products for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

 

USHERING TODAY is Team 5; Next Sunday Team 6: Steve Janssen, Aaron Janssen, Jesse Janssen, Arnold Vogel, Robert McKenney, Gary Dieren, Adam Vogel

Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost          Sept. 17, 2017                                                                                                     

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                         

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Andrew Klein,  Carol Doorenbos, Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Dan Hartwig, Paul Trei and Cathy Grotewold

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Service Folder   Hymns 902  614(Tune 571)   965

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated at English and Peace this morning.I am a baptized child of God, sorry for my sins. I admit my need for God’s forgiveness in Christ. 1John 1:9; Isaiah 64:6; Psalm 51:5,7; Romans 3:23

I believe my sins are forgiven by Jesus’ taking my punishment at the cross. John 1:29; Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:14-15; Romans 5:9-11

I believe that Jesus’ body and blood are with the bread and wine, and that anyone who sees this as only representing His body and blood receives Him to their harm. Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:29-30

God calls me to change my sinful ways, and He works in me as I receive Him here. Romans 8:10; 12:2; Leviticus 22:32; Exodus 31:13; Mark 8:34

I believe this sacrament expresses unity and is to be received alongside those who are united on what the Bible teaches. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Exodus 12:48                

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

TODAY Door Offering for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma victims

Tues.    7:00 a.m. Bible Study

             6:30 p.m. Bible Study at Larchwood

Wed.    9:00 a.m. Bible Study

            10:00 a.m. Quilting

             1:00 p.m. LWML Rally Day at St. Peter’s Ocheyedan

             4:00 p.m. 6th Grade Bible Study

             5:30 p.m. Discipleship Class

             7:00 p.m. Council Meeting

Fri.       3:00 p.m. Leave for Camp Okoboji for Work & Play

Sat.                Work & Play at Camp Okoboji

                               

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sept. 28-30  Fall Volunteer Weekend at Camp Okoboji

Oct.   1  11:15 a.m. Orphan Grain Train Fish Boil

Oct.   4   7:00 p.m. Voters Meeting at English

Oct.   6-8   Fall Women’s Retreat at Camp Okoboji

Oct.   7  Peace and English Lutherans are invited to Our Savior, Sheldon, to celebrate their 10 year anniversary.  2:00 - 4:00 pm. 1225 S. 2nd Ave.

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Genesis 50:15-21;  Romans 14:1-12

                                        Matthew 18:21-35

TODAY A DOOR OFFERING will be received for the victims of Hurricanes  Harvey and Irma.

ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN sends food, medical supplies and equipment, school supplies and equipment, clothing, and (sometimes) farm equipment to people in serious need of help. Often, it's a place where we have a missionary, so the practical help opens the door for the gospel. The Fish Boil Oct 1st will be one way to make a difference in the lives of others.

ROCK RAPIDS NATIVE Ryan Ross and his wife, Sian Cameron will be giving a concert to benefit the Rapids Theatre Preservation project on Saturday, September 23rd in the Central Lyon High School auditorium at 7:30 P.M. A varied program consisting of musical theater, opera and song will be presented by these internationally acclaimed musicians. The program will include numbers by the River Valley Players. Tickets at the door are $15.00. Preceding the concert there will be a variety of very nice items for silent auction.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Meals on Wheels September 25-29 and October 1-6.  Please contact Lois Baatz at 472-3076

WANTED Women with a few hours to give on Wednesdays.  Peace Lutheran Quilters will start another year of quilting on Wednesday, September 6th.  Bible Study starts at 9:00 a.m., then coffee and fellowship followed by quilting.  You can come for a few hours or all day.  You can come every Wednesday or whenever you can make it.  You say you don’t know how, don’t worry, someone will give you a few pointers.  We would love to have you.  Please join us.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. (Mark Twain) Truth be told, parents and their children get along much better when the adolescent years are over. Dr. James Dobson once said that the goal of parenting teenagers is to survive and live to tell about it. If you and your family are navigating the turbulent waters of adolescence, don’t give up. It will get better! Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6      Lutheran Family Service - Learn more at LFSiowa.org or call 712-276-9000

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect personal hygiene products for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in the Fellowship Hall.

USHERING TODAY is Team 4; Next Sunday Team 5: Lloyd Lupkes, Lowell Fick,Steve Wallenburg, Jeff Folkens, Adam Schwartze, Steve Anderson, Phillip Janssen, Roger Baatz

Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost        Sept. 10, 2017                                                                                                                                     

Church Office 712-472-3226

Pastor Mark Hansen 712-330-9457(cell phone)   email: plchans77@gmail.com

Church e-mail: plc@premieronline.net

Church Website: www.peacelutheranrr.com                                                                                             

 

IN OUR PRAYERS we remember: Jean Jacobson, Darrin Klaassen, Andrew Klein,  

Carol Doorenbos, Patricia Palmer, Gloria Hardy, Dan Hartwig, Paul Trei

and Cathy Grotewold

ORDER OF WORSHIP:  Service Folder   Hymns 725   645   595

 

THIS WEEK AT PEACE AND ENGLISH

TODAY    Rally Day for Sunday School Christian Ed and cookout at 11:30

                At swimming pool shelter

Tues.       7:00 a.m. Bible Study

                6:30 p.m. Bible Study at Larchwood

Wed.        9:00 a.m. Bible Study

              10:00 a.m. Quilting

                4:00 p.m. 6th Grade Bible Study

                5:30 p.m. Discipleship Class

                7:00 P.M. Daughters of Peace

                7:00 pm Third Avenue Youth and Third Avenue Squared Begin

NEXT SUNDAY Door Offering for Hurricane Harvey victims

                   

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sept. 20  1:00 pm LWML Rally Day at St. Peter’s Ocheyedan

Sept. 22-23  Peace & English Work and Play at Camp Okoboji

Sept. 28-30  Fall Volunteer Weekend at Camp Okoboji

Sept. 30     Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Oct.   6-8   Fall Women’s Retreat at Camp Okoboji

 

BIBLE READINGS for next Sunday: Ezekiel 33:7-9; Romans 13:1-10;

                                        Matthew 18:1-20

TODAY Rally Day Sunday School Kickoff  Location will be the new Shelter

House in Island Park (by the swimming pool).  High School Sunday School

class will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs.  Please bring a side dish

to share and please remember to bring your own table service.

Third Avenue Youth kicks off on September 13 at 7:00 p.m. at United

Methodist Church. Third Avenue Youth is open to all High School youth.

 

Third Avenue Squared will begin meeting September 13.  A schedule for

the remainder of the year will be handed out there.  We will meet at

the Immanuel Lutheran Church from 7-8pm, please use the West entrance.  

Third Ave Squared is open to ALL 6-8th graders.  Hope to see you there.

Rock Rapids native Ryan Ross and his wife, Sian Cameron will be giving

a concert to benefit the Rapids Theatre Preservation project on Saturday,

September 23rd in the Central Lyon High School auditorium at 7:30 P.M. A

varied program consisting of musical theater, opera and song will be

presented by these internationally acclaimed musicians. The program will

include numbers by the River Valley Players. Tickets at the door are $15.00.

Preceding the concert there will be a variety of very nice items for silent auction.

Volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels September 25-29 and October 1-6.  

Please contact Lois Baatz at 472-3076

 

WANTED Women with a few hours to give on Wednesdays.  Peace Lutheran Quilters

will start another year of quilting on Wednesday, September 6th.  Bible Study

starts at 9:00 a.m., then coffee and fellowship followed by quilting.  You can

come for a few hours or all day.  You can come every Wednesday or whenever you

can make it.  You say you don’t know how, don’t worry, someone will give you a

few pointers.  We would love to have you.  Please join us.

 

Building Healthy Families: I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…. 

Remember this repeating line from the children’s book The Little Engine That

Could? Yesterday and still today the story lines and themes of popular books,

songs, movies or TV shows give ample opportunity to begin a conversation with

a young person that will influence their thinking and faith development. I think I can… provides a great opening for sharing how many times I can’t, but that all things are possible with God. One episode of The Bachelorette provides multiple opportunities to talk with your teen about how to choose a spouse and what’s really important to look for in a marriage partner. Keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities to share Biblical truths and God’s good design for life and marriage with those in your family this week! Lutheran Family Service - Learn more at LFSiowa.org or call 712-276-9000

ANOTHER CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE  We’ll work part of the time and have some

free time to enjoy Camp Okoboji (September 22 – 23 Friday evening through Saturday afternoon.)  Sign-up sheet is on the table in the Fellowship Hall.

THIS MONTH Daughters of Peace will collect personal hygiene products for Atlas.  Thank you all for your support in our monthly projects.

COFFEE SERVERS are needed for the upcoming weeks.  Please sign the sheet in

the Fellowship Hall.

 

USHERING TODAY is Team 3; Next Sunday Team 4: Wayne Ranschau, Brad Vogel,

Gary Delfs, Marv Flier, Wayne Jepsen, Denton Olson, John Schulte, Dennis Small