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