Greetings from Church of Peace 12-07-17

Greetings from Church of Peace!

Brrr…. Winter has finally come to us here in Fond du Lac! But our sanctuary is warm and welcoming as we celebrate the Advent season. This Sunday we will light the candle of Peace, have an anthem from the choir, and be inspired by the story of John the Baptist. Join us at 8:45 a.m.!

The Council will be setting up the Christmas trees after worship on Sunday. If you’d like to help, please meet us up in the sanctuary about 10:30. We’ll set them up and put on the lights. The confirmation class will add the ornaments on Wednesday.

Saturday is the second rehearsal for the Sunday School’s Christmas Program. Have your children at the church from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Parents are welcomed to stay and help!

Next week: *Tuesday: Golden Fellowship at 11:00 with lunch to follow. Join us for a fun tour of the Mexican Copper Canyon district. Please sign up so we have plenty of lunch.

*Thursday: The Service of Remembrance and Hope will be held at 7:00. This service is designed to bring peace to our hearts, especially for those who are missing someone who has died or moved away. This service is healing and hopeful.

Have you been filling your Reverse Advent Calendar box? If you do not have a list of needed food, you can check the Messenger on the website (www.uccchurchofpeace.org).

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: Bless me, dear God, with a clear vision of how I can help you as I go about my day today. Show me how to bring cheer and hope to all I meet. Open my eyes to your many blessings and make me truly thankful. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 11-30-17

Greetings from Church of Peace!

Advent begins this Sunday and with it comes a host of inspiring and fun times at Church of Peace.

 Saturday morning at 9:00 our Sunday School students will gather for the first rehearsal for their Christmas program. They will be finished at 10:30. Parents, please make every effort to have your children participate in this rehearsal.  Worship this Sunday will feature the lighting of the Advent Candle of Hope. The sanctuary will be enhanced for the new season. Join us at 8:45 a.m.  Following worship on Sunday the Sunday School will meet. Adults are asked to stay after worship for an informational congregational meeting concerning the budget and staffing.  This Sunday is the last day to order a poinsettia.  Monday we serve Loaves and Fishes. You can sign up on the bulletin board at church. We will be working from 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Any day you’d like, you can stop in the church office from 9-1 to purchase a Church of Peace ornament that is being sold by the Ladies of Peace. The ornaments are $6.00.

Looking ahead:

 Golden Fellowship will be held on Tuesday, December 12th at 11:00 a.m. The program will feature the Copper Canyon area of Mexico. Lunch will follow. Please sign up on the bulletin board.  The Service of Remembrance and Hope will be held on Thursday, December 14th at 7:00 p.m. This serene, peace-filled service will refresh your soul, especially if you are missing someone this Advent and Christmastime.  Church Family Caroling will be begin with a pizza party on 5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 17th. We will take a bus to several places and spread some cheer for the Christmas season. We’ll be done by 7:30 p.m. Please sign up on the bulletin board.

Please remember to pray for all those who are grieving, especially these families from our congregation: the families of Leo Zinniel and Shirley Schwebke.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: Thank you, dear God, for this day and all the ways that your kindness has already blessed me during its hours. May my words and actions reflect my deepest gratitude to you. I pray for the families of Leo Zinniel and Shirley Schwebke as they look to you for comfort and strength. May the whole world live in your peace. Amen.

Happy Thanksgiving Eve From Church of Peace!

Happy Thanksgiving Eve from Church of Peace!

We have a serene and inspirational worship service planned for tonight. Join us at 7:00 p.m. for a time of thankfulness and praise. Pew Communion will be served.

Sunday’s service will focus on the loving power of Christ which can triumph over evil and despair. We’ll gather at 8:45 a.m. with Sunday School to follow.

The funeral for Church of Peace member Aloha Fields is today. Please pray that God’s peace will surround and uphold her family.

Tuesday, November 28th is our next Golden Fellowship gathering. We will enjoy hearing about Denny and Faye Smith’s recent trip in Mexico. Lunch will follow. This will be fun and enlightening. Join us at 11:00 a.m. Please sign up on the bulletin board so we have enough food.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: On this Thanksgiving Eve, O God, I am keenly aware of my many blessings. Open the eyes of my heart to see that all of these flow from your generous hand. Show me how to express my appreciation in a way that warms your heart as you have so often warmed mine. Bless the family of Aloha Fields with the comfort and peace that only you can give. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 11-09-17

Greetings from Church of Peace!

This Sunday’s worship service will focus on one of humankind’s God-like attributes: generosity. The choir will provide special music. Join us at 8:45 a.m. for this inspiring service.

The Church Council has called an urgent informational meeting for the congregation after worship this Sunday to discuss the church finances. Please feel free to share this information with members who do not have email.

We know of three people who are in the hospital: Bill Whittaker, George Graff, and June Kohnke. Please remember these people when you pray.

Friday night through Saturday, our youth will be on a retreat at Pilgrim Center. When you pray, please include our students, coaches, and pastors as they grow in faith together.

This Sunday, the Ladies of Peace will begin selling the newly-designed Church of Peace Christmas ornaments.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: I know, O God, that you will be active in my life today, bringing me wisdom and joy as I go about my tasks. Thank you! Please open the eyes of my heart so I can see opportunities to serve you by helping others. Bless our hospitalized people – Bill, George, and June – and be with our confirmands and their leaders on retreat. I pray remembering Jesus. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 11-02-17

Saturday night is Daylight Savings! Set your clock back one hour when you go to bed!

Greetings from Church of Peace!

It’s All Saints Sunday at Church of Peace and we will be remembering those members of our congregation who have died since last year’s commemoration. Please join us for this touching memorial. In addition, we will be celebrating Holy Communion with pew service.

We extend our Christian sympathy to the family of Tom Strauss who died early this week. The visitation for Tom will be today (Thursday) from 4-7 at the church. The memorial service will be Friday at 11:00 in our sanctuary. Please remember the Strauss family when you pray.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: How grateful I am, O God, for the warm and dry place with which you have blessed me on this cold and rainy day. Fill my heart with an awareness of your presence with me. Show me many ways to share Christ’s love with the world today. Please bless with your comfort and peace all who grieve, especially the Strauss family. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 10-26-17

Greetings from Church of Peace on this chilly day!

It is Reformation Sunday and Church of Peace will commemorate this important historical event with a service that is current and inspirational. Jack Kiefer will speak about our church and the influence our faith has had on his life. The choir will sing. Join us at 8:45 a.m.

Please pray for Tom Strauss as he approaches the end of his earthly journey and for June Kohnke and Bill Whittaker who are hospitalized.

The church has been a flutter of activity all week as the Ladies of Peace have been preparing for the Rummage and Bake Sale which begins tomorrow. Today – Thursday – is the last day you can bring items for sale; please bring your baked goods today or early tomorrow. Thank you! Shopping hours are Friday 8-4 and Saturday 8-2.

Saturday we’re calling all handymen and handywomen to a work day of raking, touch-up painting, and assorted small but important tasks around the property. We’ll be here from 8-noon. Any and all help will be appreciated! Bring a rake and/or a paintbrush.

Saturday morning at 8:30 the Readers’ Group will meet at Rolling Meadows Restaurant to discuss our latest book, Sheboygan County Chronicle.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: *It is with trust in your ever-flowing love that I come to you today, O God. I pray that you will bless me with an intense sense of your presence and a clear vision of how I can best serve you. Please bless with your comforting strength Tom Strauss, Bill Whittaker, and June Kohnke. May your whole creation live in your peace. Amen.

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Greetings from Church of Peace 10-19-17

Greetings from Church of Peace!

This Sunday we begin our Witnessing Steward series for the year. Connie Thome will be our speaker, addressing the question of how her faith and our congregation have helped her in her life. In addition to Connie’s testimony, we will have the baptism of little Bensyn Dean and a prayer journey. The Scripture reading is a favorite: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Join us at 8:45 for this meaningful hour of worship.

Bill Whittaker is a patient at St. Agnes Hospital. Please pray that God’s healing light will continue to shine upon him.

On Saturday afternoon, Siera Ramirez and Tyler Williams will be married in our sanctuary. May God grant them joy and peace in their life together.

The bad news is that our food pantry shelves are almost empty. The good news is that the Boy Scouts will be delivering food to us on Saturday morning. Can you come help receive the food? Just stop in at the church between 10:00 and noon to assist with the sorting and shelving of this much-needed food. And thank you, Boy Scouts!

The Ladies of Peace are happily accepting articles for their rummage sale any time that the church office is open. Next week, they will be here setting up and would love your help.

That’s the news from Church of Peace!

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: Warm my heart with your love, O God, so that I have the compassion and joy I need to live faithfully in the manner of Jesus. How I long to bring kindness and peace into this world! I give you thanks for the healing that Bill Whittaker has experienced and pray that he will continue to grow stronger. Bless Siera and Tyler with many years of heaven-sent love. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 10-12-17

Greetings from Church of Peace!

The little children sing in worship on Sunday which means there will be many smiles. Join us as we ponder “What is God like?” The service will begin at 8:45 a.m.

Bill Whittaker is a patient in the hospital. Please pray for his complete and speedy recovery from surgery.

We extend our Christian sympathy to the Kiefer family. Dave’s mom died early this week.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: Bless me, O God, with a deep and holy joy as I go about my day today. Show me ways to serve you by serving others. Make me an instrument of your peace. I pray that you will bless Bill Whittaker and the Kiefer family with strength and solace. Thank you, God. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 10-05-17

Greetings from Church of Peace!

Sunday is Harvest Home, a lovely day in the church year when we celebrate the abundance of the harvest and give thanks to God who provides so generously for us. Our sanctuary will be resplendent with the colors and textures of the field and garden. Join us at 8:45 a.m.

We extend our Christian sympathy to the family of Marilyn Schultz who died yesterday. We pray that God’s comfort and peace will surround them.

Bill Whittaker is a patient in the hospital. Please remember him when you pray.

We extend our joyful congratulations to COP members Mark Rymer and Bethany Goodwin who will be married in our sanctuary this afternoon.

This Sunday, instead of traditional classroom Sunday School, families and interested church members will be boarding a bus and heading to Pilgrim Center for a day of faith-building and fun. No classes will be held at the church.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: I praise you, O God, for your unending kindness toward me and the many ways you bless my life. Thank you! Open my heart to serve and honor you in the way that I live this day. I pray that the family of Marilyn Schultz will experience your gift of peace and that Bill Whittaker will return to full health and strength soon. Bless Mark Rymer and Bethany Goodwin with a long and full life together. All of these things I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 09-28-17

Greetings from Church of Peace!

Sunday is World Communion Sunday. We will celebrate Holy Communion with breads from around the world. It will be altar communion. Join us for this joyful commemoration of Christian unity!

We extend our Christian sympathy to Ken and Kathy Meyn on the death of Gloriann (Dynie) Meyn. The funeral will be Friday morning at the church.

The Church of Peace Readers’ Group will meet at Rolling Meadows Restaurant at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday for a conversation about the book The Kindness Diaries by Leo Logothetis. Next month’s book is a novel by Pastor Jim entitled Sheboygan County Chronicle. You can buy one in the church office for $8.00.

A week from Sunday, on October 8th, all members and friends of the church are invited to venture with us on a field trip to Pilgrim Center where we will learn about Native American spirituality, handle artifacts, take a walking tour of the property with an archeological guide, do a craft, and enjoy a delicious lunch. The bus leaves at 10:10. Sign-up sheets are available in the church office.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: Enliven my spirit, O God, so that I can glow with your joy and love today. Open my eyes to opportunities to offer a compassionate word or helping hand in the name of Christ. Bless Ken and Kathy Meyn with your deep peace which passes understanding. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 09-21-17

Greetings from Church of Peace!

What word shall we use? “Busy” hardly covers it. “Bustling” comes close. How about “lively”? It’s all of those things and more this week at Church of Peace as we prepare for the Fall Festival on Saturday. You can bring your contributions of books, rummage (no clothes please), produce, purses, jewelry, candy, and baked goods anytime from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. today or tomorrow. And then stop in for the fun on Saturday! Extra help for the clean-up after 3:00 p.m. on Saturday will be greatly appreciated.

Sunday morning worship will begin at 8:45 a.m. We will be learning from two interesting Biblical stories about God’s surprising generosity. Join us for this time of inspiration.

Laurie King and Randy Stafford have been hospitalized this week. Please pray for God’s healing light to shine upon them.

That’s the news from Church of Peace!

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: Show me how to serve you through helping others today, O God, and thank you for blessing me so abundantly that I have much to share. Be with Laurie King and Randy Stafford as they recover from surgery. Shower your love upon our church family as we work together at our Fall Festival. May we be a beacon of hospitality to our neighbors who come here on Saturday. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 09-14-17

Greetings from Church of Peace!

“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound…” is a favorite hymn of many people. We’ll sing it in worship on Sunday and Pastor Jim will share some history about its author. Come celebrate God’s forgiving love with us! Worship begins at 8:45 a.m.

Christine Weimer is in the hospital. Please remember her when you pray.

This Saturday from 9-noon the 6th through 12th grade youth are gathering to make applesauce for the Fall Festival.

Golden Fellowship meets next Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. for “Summer Show and Tell.” Sign up on the bulletin board so we have enough lunch!

The Fall Festival is only a week and a half away. It’s time to gather your books and jewelry, old treasures and purses. Be sure to save time next week for baking and candy-making. Garden produce in its prime or crafts waiting to be sold? We’d love to sell them at the General Store. You can drop these things off at the church from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. next week. And if you can stay a while and help set up – all the better!

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: Spirit of Kindness and Joy, pour down your blessings today and open my eyes to see them clearly. Shine your light into my heart so that I might reflect your love to everyone I meet during these hours. Bless Christine Weimer with a speedy and complete recovery after surgery. Thank you, dear God. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 09-07-17

Greetings from Church of Peace!

We’re excited about Sunday! First, there will be worship at 8:45 a.m. with the baptism of the Pickart twins and the blessing of the Faith Formation Wing. Then, at 10:00 a.m. Sunday School begins for the season, meeting in the sanctuary and then adjourning to their new home. There will be joy in the air. Join us!

Growth in faith isn’t just for children. We’re offering a Bible study for adults during Sunday School this year. Our first series will be on Bad Girls of the Bible. Join us Sunday mornings at 10:00 in the Multipurpose Room. No Biblical knowledge required!

We’re having two work times to tidy up the Faith Formation Wing and get the furniture in place for Sunday School. We’ll be working tonight (Thursday) from 6:30 p.m. for a couple of hours and then again on Saturday morning beginning at 8:30. We especially need strong people to carry tables and chairs. But if you can dust, you’re qualified and needed! Please come help get this area ready for our little ones.

Our youth will be in the church kitchen on Saturday, the 16th, to make applesauce for the Fall Festival. Does anyone have an electric food mill that we can use? Let Pastor Jenny know if we can borrow yours. That’s a lot of applesauce to crank by hand!

A week from Sunday (on September 17th) we’ll be gathering at Lakeside Park at 11:15 for a bike ride and potluck picnic. Last year we all had a great time. Bring the kids and join us! Please sign up either on the bulletin board or by calling the church office at 921-8215.

That’s the news from Church of Peace!

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: Thank you, O God, for calling me to be your disciple. Show me how to serve you today. I ask your special blessing upon our church family as we prepare for the new Sunday School season. Please grant wisdom for our teachers and open hearts for each of our young ones. May each one feel welcomed and loved. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 08-31-17

Greetings from Church of Peace!

We’ll be celebrating Holy Communion on Sunday. The Scripture reading will focus on living a Christian lifestyle. Join us at 8:45 for a time of renewal and blessing.

We’ve been holding the people of Texas and Louisiana in our prayers. If you wish to make a financial contribution through the United Church of Christ’s Disaster Relief Fund, just write a check to Church of Peace, list Hurricane Harvey on the memo line, and put it in the offering on Sunday. This money will be used for food and supplies in flood-stricken areas. Thank you!

Do you have a home in a high-traffic area of the city? Would you be willing to put a sign in your yard to advertise the Church of Peace Fall Festival? If so, you can pick up a sign on Sunday. Thank you!

In the days to come:

Sunday School for All Ages begins on Sunday, September 10th.

The Church Family Bike Ride and Picnic will be held on Sunday, September 17th at 11:15 a.m. in Lakeside Park. Please sign up.

Golden Fellowship’s Summer Show and Tell will be on Tuesday, September 19th at 11:00. Please sign up in the narthex.

The Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, September 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more information on these and lots of other topics, check out our September Messenger on line at www.uccchurchofpeace.org or pick one up at the church.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: Thank you, O God, for blessing me with your presence today. Help me to feel your nearness and love. Shine your light of peace into my heart. Show me how to bless others with the love which you have shown to me. I pray for all those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. May the aid they need arrive promptly and may their fears be calmed by your loving Spirit. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 08-24-17

Greetings from Church of Peace!

Baby Moses in the Bulrushes is a Bible story that many of us enjoyed in Sunday School. Sunday we’ll find meaning in it for folks of all ages. Inge Adelmeyer will grace our service with special music. Join us at 8:45 a.m. for an hour of inspiration and renewal.

Just for us! Beginning at 10:00 a.m. Sunday and continuing until noon, the gardens of Rob and Deb Giese will be open for touring. The Giese family lives at W7021 Subway Road north of Fond du Lac. Directions to their home will be printed in this Sunday’s worship bulletin.

The Chapel Choir will begin rehearsals for the season on this Sunday, August 27th at 8:00 in the Multipurpose Room. New voices will be wholeheartedly welcomed.

Randy Stafford is in the hospital. Please remember him in prayer.

It’s been a very busy week here at Church of Peace as we assemble the details for the September Messenger. It is the newsiest Messenger we’ve had in years – chocked full of all sorts of fresh programs and events for our church family. This issue includes Sunday School news and introduces a new COP book readers’ group. The newsletter will be available on line after Friday (www.uccchurchofpeace.org) and, beginning on Sunday morning, at the church.

Looking ahead: Wednesday, September 6th – Confirmation Orientation Sunday, September 10th – Sunday School begins for all ages Sunday, September 17th – Family Bike Ride and Potluck Picnic Tuesday, September 19th – Golden Fellowship Show-And-Tell Saturday, September 23rd – Fall Festival

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: How honored I am, O God, to be one of Jesus’ disciples. Show me how to live out my calling faithfully today in my many activities and conversations. Bless Randy Stafford with a sense of your nearness and shine your healing light upon him. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 08-17-17

Greetings from Church of Peace!

It’s time for the outdoor worship and potluck picnic! Join us at the Taylor Park shelter at 10:00 on Sunday morning for a camp-like worship service. We’ll have lots of guitar music and joyful songs. Minnow races will bring smiles to all. The potluck features sub sandwiches, water, and soda pop. These will be provided along with plates and utensils. Please bring your own chair and a dish to pass. There will be no worship in the sanctuary this Sunday.

Saturday we’ll be gathering at 8:00 a.m. to finish up the floors in the Sunday School rooms. Please come help if you can – we’re eager to be done so we can “move in.”

A great time was had by all at the youth gathering on Sunday night and at the day camp yesterday. Thanks to all the people who participated in these fun and faith-building events.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you at Taylor Park! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: As this lovely day unfolds, O God, please bring me many opportunities to serve you with a kind word or a smile of encouragement. Make me an instrument of your peace. And fill me with an awareness of your compassionate love in my life. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 08-10-17

Greetings from Church of Peace!

When the storms of life assail you, when everything is falling apart, where do you turn? Our Scripture readings for Sunday teach us how to trust Christ in difficult times. Join us for a time of spiritual growth and joy. Worship is at 8:45 a.m.

Sunday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. our 7-12th graders are enjoying an evening at the Fondy Sports Park before heading to the church for ice cream, conversation, and worship.

We need some willing workers on this Saturday morning as we finish up the floors in the redesigned Sunday School department. We’ll be meeting at 8:00 a.m. No previous flooring experience necessary. There will be donuts!

Next Wednesday is Family Day Camp at Pilgrim Center. We still have a few spaces available, so call the church (921-8215) if you’d like to sign up. It’ll be a fun day and the weather forecast is spectacular.

What’s up with the sanctuary air conditioner? In a word, it is kaput. The Council has called in experts to evaluate its overall condition before sinking any more money into it. We will worship in our air-conditioned Fellowship Hall if, on any upcoming Sunday, it is too hot and stuffy in the sanctuary. We’ll keep you posted.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: Generous Provider of all things good, I turn to you with a heart filled with gratitude for the many ways you bless my life each day. Thank you for the beauty with which you surround me, for the love which fills my heart, and for heaven-sent strength as I face the challenges of life. I long to express my gratitude in faithful service to Christ, our Savior and Friend. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 08/03/17

Greetings from Church of Peace!

The Feeding of the 5,000 is the Bible story for Sunday – a real favorite with lots of meaning. Holy Communion will be served in the pews. Todd Whittaker will grace our service with a solo. Join us at 8:45 a.m. for this inspirational hour.

We extend our Christian sympathy to Jody Marcoe whose mother has died.

As is our custom, we will be receiving a communion offering after the service on Sunday. Right now our fund is very low and we are not able to help people with rent and utilities. Please plan to be generous with your offering this Sunday.

Many fun and inspirational activities are coming up in August which you can find out about by reading the newsletter on line at www.uccchurchofpeace.org. Here are the highlights:

Sunday, August 13th – Youth Trip to Fondy Sports Park (6:00 p.m.)

August 16 – Family Day Camp at Pilgrim Center (8:45 – 7:00 p.m.)

August 20 – Church Worship and Picnic at Taylor Park (10:00 a.m.)

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: Please bless me, O God, with a keen sense of your nearness and love as I go about my day. Show me how to live as a faithful disciple of Jesus. Be with the Marcoe family, showering them with comfort and peace. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 07/27/17

Greetings from Church of Peace!

Isn’t this summer weather lovely? How blessed we are to live in a place with such a glorious season as this! God has indeed created a beautiful world.

Join us as we worship our Creator God this Sunday at 8:45. This week Jesus speaks to us through the Scripture about our worries and how to overcome them. Don’t miss this hour of spiritual renewal and refreshment.

We have two people hospitalized from our church family -- Dennis Schumacher and Gloriann Meyn. Please pray for God’s presence with them as they recover. Please also remember our janitor Norbert when you pray; Norbert injured his shoulder here at work and had surgery this morning. He will be away from his job at Church of Peace for six to twelve weeks.

This Monday’s softball game will be at S. Cutler Field at 6:00 p.m. Come cheer on our team!

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: My heart sings your praises, O God, for the lovely world you have created. As the gorgeous flowers glow with your beauty, may I shine with your love. I pray for Dennis Schumacher, Gloriann Meyn, and Norbert Gonzales as they recover from illness and injury. May they know your healing power in their lives. These things I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 07-20-17

Greetings from Church of Peace!
We’re back from a nice vacation and a very productive study leave. So eager to see everyone on Sunday! Worship will begin at 8:45 and will address the question, “Is God at work in our world or not?”

While we were gone, Shirley Hanke was in the hospital. She is home now. Connie Thome is a patient at the Mayo Clinic. Please remember them both in prayer.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: What a beautiful world you have designed, O God! The loveliness of this summer continues to uplift and delight me. Thank you! I ask for your blessing of health and strength for Shirley Hanke and Connie Thome. May they each feel your healing power in their lives. Show me how to radiate your love in all that I do and say. Amen.