This Sunday, 70 quilts made by Peace Quilters were blessed and packed to start their journey. Using supplies collected during Vacation Bible School this summer, 50 school kits were assembled during the God’s Work Our Hands ministry fair. Today, the quilts and school kits were delivered to the Lutheran World Relief warehouse in New Windsor, MD. The pictures below show 525 boxes of school kits ready to go to Honduras next week, boxes and boxes of quilts ready to be packaged, and the process of compressing and wrapping quilts to be delivered to areas of need in the coming year. Thanks be to God for opportunities like this to serve at Peace and for the wonderful staff and volunteers at Lutheran World Relief. God’s Work, Our Hands!
Registration has begun and will continue until Sunday, October 18th. All registration fees will be due by Sunday, October 18th.You can register after services the next two Sundays or online at http://www.myplc.org. You can find more details about this event on Peace Lutheran’s website (www.myplc.org) or in our bulletin.
The theme is ‘Communion’ and is based on the bible passage 1 Corinthians 11:24-25: and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” We are so fortunate to have Debbie Williams working with us. Debbie is an accomplished artist and teacher who has published her decorative painting project ideas in magazines, Michael’s store project sheets, multi-author books, Aleene’s television programs, and more. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and especially loves introducing painting to beginners.
Debbie has created a painting titled, “Remembrance”, just for this event, for those participants who are 6th grade through adult and who are choosing the guided painting activity.
We look forward to see you on Saturday, November 7th!
We will have a variety of opportunities for you to express your faith through art (and food).
Our 4-year-olds through 5th graders will have fun with art and other activities.
Middle school students through adults will have a choice of participating with a guided painting activity with artist Debbie Blair Williams or working independently.
Then we will enjoy a potluck dinner and an opportunity to view the fruits of our labors.
Date: Saturday, November 7th
Times: Painting 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
Registration Fee for Painting activities: $10 per person ($5 for each additional family member)
Registration begins October 4th and will end October 18th.
Sign up for potluck dinner and/or to help with this event.
Contact Sharon Altman with any questions.
This is a tough question for most of us. One we’d prefer not to ponder. It is important for each of us to approach financial stewardship from a biblical perspective, rather than giving to the church merely as a way to pay the bills. Financial contributions are a way for you to grow spiritually in your relationship with God by supporting the church’s mission and ministry with a percentage of your income. I hope we can all treat each other like followers of Jesus Christ who want to give unselfishly as an act of discipleship.
In 2 Corinthians 8:12, we are reminded that “the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.” Are you a “Have” or a “Have Not?” Each of us is called and commissioned by Christ in different ways. We are certainly not all the same. God calls us to work together and contribute our time, talent, and financial resources in a manner pleasing to Him so that we may grow spiritually and in communion with each other. We are not all ask to give the same because we do not all have the same resources from which to give. Please remember that everything you “Have” is a gift from God, and give back accordingly. I know you will be blessed in return.
Dean Pedersen, Stewardship Committee Chair
Join us for an adult forum discussion led by Don Zimmer this Sunday, September 20th from 10:00-10:45 in the Fellowship Hall.