Greetings from Church of Peace 2-21-18

Greetings from Church of Peace!

Tonight we gather for worship at 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall. Our theme will be “Family Life,” inspired by the Scriptures and illustrated with the Pickles comic strip. Join us for a time of learning and worship – and lots of smiles.

Sunday’s service in the sanctuary will begin at 8:45 a.m. and will give us each an opportunity to offer God our thanks. Our spirits will be refreshed for Christian service.

Sunday is the Chili Cook-Off! We’ve got 18 different kinds of chili for you to try. Vote for your favorite! Please support this youth-mission-trip fund-raiser by eating with us ($5.00 for adults; $2.00 for kids under 12) or by making a cash donation. We’ll be serving from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. You can purchase Seroogy’s candy bars for dessert!

Cynthia Bradjic is a patient in the hospital. Please pray for Cindy’s return to health and strength.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

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

A prayer for today: I am so grateful, O God, for the many ways you have blessed my life today. Show me how to express my thanks in deeds of kindness and words of compassion. I pray that Cynthia Bradjic will experience your healing power in her life. I ask your blessing upon our youth as they raise money for their mission trip. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 02-14-18

Greetings from Church of Peace on Ash Wednesday!

Lent begins today. We will begin this six-week journey into deeper faithfulness with an Ash Wednesday service tonight at 7:00 p.m. Holy Communion will be served at the altar. Confirmands will light the first of the Lenten candles. Join us for this holy time of new beginnings.

Are you ever tempted to do something wrong? We all are. God provides us with the resources to be strong against temptation’s lure. Temptation will be the focus of this Sunday’s worship. Worship will begin at 8:45 a.m.

Family Faith Formation is a time for Christians of all ages to learn, celebrate, worship, and eat together. Join us at 10:00 this Sunday for crafts, games, and worship on the theme of “Jesus Loves the Little Children.” A delicious lunch will follow; we’ll be done about 11:30. This replaces the Sunday School hour. Children are welcome to come without a parent.

The “Feed My Starving Children” program has begun gathering funds for this year’s event. You can talk with Starla Rebedew in the narthex after worship for more information.

A Chili Cook-Off to support our youth mission trippers will be held on Sunday, February 25th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. There’s still time to sign up to bring a pot of chili. $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for kids will buy you as much chili as you can eat. Seroogy’s candy bars will be for sale for dessert. Please plan to come and enjoy the delicious food and the fun!

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

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

A prayer for today: O God, as this Lenten season starts, I pray that you will lead me into deeper faithfulness and obedience to the ways of Christ. Heal the broken parts of my life and shine your healing light into my heart so that I will be able to follow Jesus more wholeheartedly. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace -02-08-18

Greetings from Church of Peace!

This Sunday’s service features the celebration of Christian marriage. Couples married 25-68 years will be honored with a flower. We will install our Church Council and Stewardship Team members. The choir will sing. Join us for this hour of inspiration beginning at 8:45.

We know of no one who is hospitalized at this time, but we do ask you to hold the Oestreich family in your prayers. Mary’s mother died this week.

Starla Rebedew will be available in the narthex after worship to receive donations for “Feed My Starving Children,” an ecumenical event in which Church of Peace participates. Starla will have information about the day the food will be packed for distribution.

Coming up:

Next Wednesday, February 14th, is Ash Wednesday. We will gather for worship at 7:00 p.m. Altar communion will be offered. Begin your Lenten journey with this holy service.

The Family Formation Event will be held on Sunday, February 18th. The theme this month will be “Jesus Loves the Little Children.” It is for people of all ages and will be held from 10:00 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. Join us for this time of faith-building and fun.

The youth are heading to Kentucky for their mission trip this summer. You can support them by participating in the Chili Cook-Off on February 25th from 11:00-1:00. We are hoping our whole congregation will support the kids by eating with us that day. Do you make a pot of yummy chili that you could share? Sign up on the bulletin board. Thanks!

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 wisdom and courage as I live this day for you. Show me how to follow in the steps of Jesus. Please shine your comforting light on the Oestreich family in their time of sorrow. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 02-01-18

Greetings from Church of Peace!

This Sunday’s service features Holy Communion at the altar. Join us for this time of spiritual renewal. Worship begins at 8:45 a.m.

This is Souper Bowl Sunday. We invite you to bring a pound of ground meat to be shared with a hungry household. We’ll have coolers at the doors. The meat will be frozen and handed out as need arises. Please leave the meat in its original store wrapper.

Janet Willis and Lola Shady have been patients in the hospital this week.

This Sunday, our Sunday morning Adult Bible Study group is beginning a new study on white privilege. Using a curriculum from the United Church of Christ entitled Let’s Talk – A Resource for Transformational Dialogue, Ray Beilke will be leading this five-week study. It promises to be interesting and inspirational.

Your February Messenger is now available at the church and on-line at 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: Thank you, God, for this day and all the blessings which flow from your generous hand into my life. Please open my eyes and my heart to the needs of others so I can be your hands in this world. Bless Janet Willis and Lola Shady as they grow stronger day by day. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 01-25-18

Greetings from Church of Peace!

“Are We Being Faithful?” is a question churches ask themselves every year at the Annual Meeting of the Congregation. Our Annual Meeting will be held this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Our worship service will focus on God’s call to us as a congregation – where we’ve been in the last year and where God is calling us to go together. Join us as we feel the touch of the Spirit leading and healing us. Worship will begin at 8:45 a.m.

We know of no one who has been hospitalized this week. We know of lots of people with colds and flu, however, so please remember these people when you pray.

Golden Fellowship will be meeting this Tuesday morning at 11:00. Please sign up if you plan to attend.

The Souper Bowl of Caring will be celebrated a week from this coming Sunday on February 4th. This year we are asking members and friends to bring ground meat for our food pantry freezer. Beef, chicken, or turkey – in its original wrapping – will help feed our hungry neighbors over the next few months. Coolers will be available at the doors.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

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

A prayer for today: Shine the sunshine of your love into my heart today, O God, so that I can illumine the lives of those around me with love. Show me where you need my help and I will go. Bless all those who are struggling with illness that they may experience your healing mercies. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 01-18-18

Greetings from Church of Peace,

Worship this Sunday focuses on the theme of discipleship. There will be a special treat for the service – our children are singing! Join us at 8:45 a.m. for an uplifting hour.

At 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, after social hour, the whole family is invited to a Family Faith Formation Event on the theme of “Light.” Crafts, a game, music, and worship will be followed by lunch. We’ll be done around 11:30 or so. All members and friends of the church are encouraged to attend.

We need two people to host the Homeless Shelter Bridge on Sunday afternoon, January 28th, from 3:30-6:30. You can sign up on the bulletin board and we will get you information and the key for St. Paul’s Cathedral where the hosting is held.

Golden Fellowship will be held on Tuesday, January 30th at 11:00. There will be fabulous prizes as we enjoy the game of Yahtzee. Lunch will follow.

The Annual Meeting of Church of Peace United Church of Christ will be held on Sunday, January 28th at 10:00 in the sanctuary.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

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

A prayer for today: I need your peace, O God, to surround and uphold me as I face today’s challenges. Fill me with a calm spirit and help me to experience joy in serving you. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 01-11-18

Greetings from Church of Peace!

Sunday’s Scripture passages are the call of young Samuel and the call of the early disciples. We will think, sing, and pray together about the nature of God’s call to us. What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ in 2018? The choir will sing.

A member of our church family has died. Connie Thome died on Tuesday evening. The funeral for Connie will be on Saturday morning at the church. Please hold Ken and their family in your hearts and prayers. Please also remember the Lofy family; Michelle’s father, Dick Kunasch, died on Tuesday morning.

A week from this Sunday, on January 21st, a Family Faith Formation event on the theme of “Light” will be begin at 10:00. We will have crafts, a game, music, worship, and lunch together. We’ll plan to be done around 12:30. People of all ages are encouraged to participate.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

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

A prayer for today: Dear God, I pray that I will be a faithful disciple of Jesus today in all that I say and do. May my life radiate your peace. I ask your special blessing upon the Thome and Lofy families as they grieve; may your arms of comfort encircle them with all tenderness. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 01-04-18

Greetings from Church of Peace!

We hope you are keeping warm on these frigid days. Isn’t it great to know that our congregation is helping people stay warm and well-fed through our ministries of caring? Thanks to all who donated food and money over the Advent and Christmas seasons.

Sunday’s Scripture finds Jesus grown up and ready to begin his ministry. We’ll think together about his baptism and our baptisms. Holy Communion will be celebrated in the pews. We will hand out individual Bible verses for 2018.

Connie Thome is a resident of the Hospice Home of Hope. Please pray for her comfort and peace.

The January Messenger will be available on line this afternoon (www.uccchurchofpeace.org) and the paper copies will be at the church on Sunday.

Coming up: On Sunday, January 28th the Annual Meeting of the congregation will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. On Sunday, January 14th an informational meeting about the budget will be held in the Multipurpose Room at 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: Shine your warm light upon and within me, O God, so that I will be filled with your love and experience your hope. I pray for all people who are cold today that they might find shelter. I pray that Connie Thome will find comfort and peace. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 12-21-17

Greetings from Church of Peace!

The time is nearly here for us to celebrate Christ’s birth at Christmas.

Here is the schedule of services at Church of Peace:

8:45 a.m. Sunday morning worship – Sunday of Advent Love

4:00 a.m. Communion Christmas Service

The choir will sing and there will be a duet by Siera Williams and Julia Hickey. There will be a children’s sermon.

7:00 p.m.  Candlelight Christmas Communion Service
        There will be a children’s sermon.

    11:00 p.m.  Candlelight Christmas Communion Service
        Todd Whittaker will provide special music.

Alice Jaber has been a patient at St. Agnes Hospital. Please remember Alice when you pray.

Reverse Advent Calendar boxes for the food pantry can be brought in at any time that is convenient for you.

On behalf of the whole staff at Church of Peace, we wish you a most holy and inspired Christmas celebration.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

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

A prayer for today: Please help me to prepare my heart and life to receive you at Christmas, O God. Make these days holy. Make my life holy. Please bless Alice Jaber with your healing love. Amen.

Greetings from Church of Peace 12-14-17

Greetings from Church of Peace!

Tonight we gather at 7:00 p.m. for the Service of Remembrance and Hope. This lovely candle-lit service is gentle and peaceful. It is designed not only for those who are sad this Christmas but also for those who yearn for a quiet time of spiritual restoration.

Joy! Joy! Joy! That is the theme of our Advent worship this Sunday morning. Join us at 8:45 a.m. for an hour of spiritual enlivening and refreshment.

At 10:15 on Sunday morning, our children will present their Christmas Program. Please stay after worship to enjoy this gift of faith from our Sunday School.

We’ll gather at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday for pizza and caroling. Join in as we bring some holiday cheer to folks for whom this Christmas may be difficult. Please sign up on the bulletin board or call the church to sign up. We want to have plenty of pizza.

Terri Hoffman has been a patient in the hospital. Please pray that Terri will recover speedily and completely from surgery.

Here’s the list of upcoming services for Advent and Christmas:

Sunday, Dec. 17th: 8:45 Worship 10:15 Christmas Program 5:00 Pizza and Caroling

Sunday, Dec. 24th: 8:45 Worship 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve with Communion 7:00 p.m. Candle-lit with Communion 11:00 p.m. Candle-lit with Communion

Sunday, Dec. 31st 8:45 a.m. Worship – Lessons and Carols

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

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

A prayer for today: In this busy season, O God, I pray that you will slow me down so that I can notice your gentle touches of love. Rekindle within me the flame of faith. Prepare my heart to receive Christ at Christmas. Bless Terri Hoffman with your healing presence. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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.