Before since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our "God is a consuming fire."
Hebrews 12:28-29


Worship

HANDEL’S MESSIAH IN DECEMBER

The Adult Choir will be sharing Handel's Messiah in worship on December 12th, and your voice is needed!  Rehearsals will be 8:00-8:30 Wednesdays from now until early December.  The more we have, the more fun it is...but MORE than fun, the more voices who will be proclaiming God's Word set to music.  Come and join this opportunity to sing scripture and share the Good News of Jesus's birth and kingship.  Questions?  See Julie Wilshusen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 402-853-1938).

 

WOULD YOU HELP FRED SET UP CHAIRS ON A SATURDAY?

Would you please consider taking a turn (once a month?) on a Saturday to help Fred Sorge set up chairs in the MAC for Sunday morning worship?  With his upcoming medical procedure, your help would be greatly appreciated.  For more info:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402.786.2345. Thank you in advance!

 

ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE WEDNESDAY EVENINGS

Like to sing?  Come to Adult Choir Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  Join your voice with other singers, and have fun along the way.  Psalm 92:1 "It is good to praise the Lord and make music to Your name, O Most High."

 

CONSIDER DOING DRAMA TO SERVE?

Caught the acting bug?  If you enjoy acting in dramas, comedies, monologues or small skits, we have a place for your God-given talent here at Peace.  Please join us on Sunday, September 26 for a kick off meeting in the Welcome Center.  Even though we do need children in skits from time to time this is for those 16 or older.  We will meet in the Welcome Center at 11:30 for a brief devotion and plan for this year's theatrical presentations at Peace.  Please text Faith Nimtz at 402-960-7854 for more information or to RSVP for lunch which will be provided.

  

Education

 

FROM FERTILIZATION TO FOREVER

“Gospel-motivated means we tell how Almighty God creates every human life as special, and that we treat them with that sanctity. It means we declare how He redeems every human life as precious, and that we demonstrate it to them. It means we proclaim how He calls every human life His own priceless treasure from fertilization to forever, and that we put it into practice.” Pastor Michael Salemink, Executive Director of Mission and Ministry, Lutherans For Life

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL IN NEED OF CRAFT ITEMS

Would you be willing to donate some craft items for our Sunday School ministry?  Maybe you have some of these lying around your house just waiting to be purged?  Here's the list:  White 8.5” x 11” paper, Painters tape, Scotch tape, Stickers (stars, hearts, nature, Christian, etc… please no licensed characters).  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Thank you!

 

HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS: HEAD TO D.C.!

High-school- and college-aged youth are invited to attend Y4Life in Washington, D.C., each January. In addition to walking in the March for Life, participating youth engage in LFL’s FREE Y4Life in Washington, D.C. Conference and activities where they’ll have opportunities to meet other young leaders engaged in the For Life movement, learn about life issues, hear informational and motivational speakers, and prepare to be leaders 4Life in their schools and communities. Register for this exciting educational and life-changing experience through Michelle Bauman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

 

 

 

 

 

 Fellowship 

WOMEN’S RETREAT HERE AT PEACE, NOVEMBER 12-13

Ladies, you're invited to share time together as sisters in Christ on Friday, November 12, and Saturday, November 13, right here at Peace.  Take a break from the daily routine, and get ready for fun, food, fellowship, crafts, laughter, competition, and, most importantly, focused time on God's Word.  Facilitated by Cheryl Durheim, author and LCMS Commissioned Director of Family Life Ministry, this retreat will help all of us focus on God's tremendous love, as demonstrated in the 10 Commandments.  Register at https://forms.gle/aFy3vUMTuyvqdQoy7.  Sign up now, and better yet, sign a friend up to come with you.  Questions?  See Julie Wishusen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 402-853-1938).

 

OKTOBERFEST AT FIRST LUTHERAN-PAPILLION

First Lutheran Church in Papillion will hold its fifth annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 23rd. Lunch will be sold from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. and dinner sold from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The meal will include pork roast, brats, homemade sauerkraut, spätzle, German potato salad and more. Cost for adults, $10; kids, $5. A Polka Band will perform. This public event will be held in a tent south of the church (4th and Washington St). Net proceeds will go to Tri-City Food Pantry.

 

DO YOU HAVE A THEATER ROOM FOR MOVIE VIEWING?

As part of the new youth group/confirmation experience, at times we will be showing Christian movies that deal with important topics.  Since we hope to do this on Wednesday evenings, the large spaces at church are not available.  Do you have a large movie-viewing space in your home (and large TV) that would accommodate a large group for this purpose?  If so, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 402.979.9170.  Thank you in advance for considering this practice of hospitality!

 

NEW ADULT FELLOWSHIP GROUP ( “O.W.L.S.” )

We have started a new fellowship group and are calling ourselves OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livelier Saints).  It is a time of socializing, playing cards, games and all kinds of interesting times.  If you are single or a couple and 55 or older, come and join us and see what we are about.   Bring a friend.   We will be meeting every 2nd Thursday normally. In October we will meet at Paul and Karen Carlson’s home. If you are interested and/or have questions, please contact Paul Carlson (402-340-3273), Karen Carlson (402-340-4404), Ron Ropte (402-440-9709) or Maggie Ropte (402-440-9539).   Hope to see you there!

 

Evangelism

 

MISSIONS: 

Mike Herring, Team Leader

“… you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."  Acts 1:8

LOCAL (“Jerusalem”)

ERVE AT TWO LOCATIONS - PEOPLES CITY MISSION OPPORTUNITIES:

Help Center Opportunities (located on 6800 P St): With the influx of garage sales and spring cleaning, we could use all the help we can get to organize and sort donations. The Help Center is where our donations get organized, and then given out for free to those who are experiencing homelessness or poverty or have been affected by COVID. Donations like food, houseware items, clothing, etc! There is a variety of different tasks that get done here from organizing donations, helping on the dock, checking shoppers in and out, and more! With this being a free resource for the public, we heavily rely on volunteers.  The Help Center is open Monday – Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm, with the exception of 6:00pm on Wednesday and 12:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday.  To sign up for a shift at the Help Center, email or call Beneen, Volunteer Services Director at 402-475-1303 ext. 114 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - more details will be given as you sign up for a shift!

Serve a meal at our shelter!!  *For meal serving: Ages 13-15 years must be accompanied by an adult. *For meal serving: Must be 16 years old or older to volunteer without adult.  Meal shifts are the following times: Lunch – 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   Dinner – 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Sign up for a meal shift by emailing Beneen Allen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 402-475-1303 ext. 114. You will get more details once you sign up for a shift. If you are interested in hearing about other volunteer opportunities we have available, please reach out!  Thank you for your continual partnership with us!  As always, volunteers matter. We couldn't do it without you!   Kindly, Beneen Allen  Volunteer Services Director  402-475-1303 ext. 114

 

 

REGIONAL (“Judea")

MINISTRY ON A MOUNTAIN

This story is one of ministry in motion. It starts at University Lutheran Chapel in Lincoln and extends so much further. University Lutheran Chapel provides a place for students – who often are on their own for the first time in their lives – with a place where they can strengthen their relationships with Jesus Christ. In some cases, it’s a place where they come to know Him for the first time. But this ministry extends far beyond the chapel walls.  Recently, the Chapel hosted a hiking trip to Colorado for seven students. “We prayed together, ate together, shared Scripture together and sweated together,” Pastor Bill Steinbauer reports. “A few of us made it up Mount Elbert. It was only a four-day trip, but the relational glue is invaluable.”  Please consider supporting this important ministry of the Nebraska District LC-MS. Donations to the Chapel will be more than doubled – thanks to generous matching gift challenges from the Lienemann and Dunklau Foundations. For more information, contact Joyce at the District Office at (402) 643-2961. To support this ministry, go to ndlcms.org and click on “Donate and Pay”

 

US (“Judea") 

ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN NEEDS DONATIONS

Southeast Nebraska has an Orphan Grain Train Warehouse that is seeking physical donations of infant supplies, school supplies, medical equipment, clothing, quilts, and hygiene supplies. For a full list and description of items needed see ogt.org.  Their location is: 4817 N. 56h St, Suite #10, Lincoln, NE 68504.  Warehouse hours:  First & Third Tuesday – 1:00 to 3:30 PM, Third Wednesday – 9:00 to 11:30 AM, Second Thursday – 9:00 to 11:30 AM and 1:00 to 3:30 PM, Fourth Thursday – 9:00 to 11:30 AM and 1:00 to 3:30 PM, Every Saturday – 9:00 to 11:30 AM.  For more information please contact Steve Sirek at (402) 416-1972 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

WORLD  (ends of the earth)

HELP MAKE BANNERS FOR GRAND CAYMAN MISSION

A unique opportunity for mission service is available, with no international travel required. Work together with a team to sew a set of eight paired banners (16 total) for the tiny Lutheran mission in Grand Cayman. Work together with a team to sew a set of eight paired banners (16 total) for the tiny Lutheran mission in Grand Cayman.  Safe Harbor Lutheran Church, the LCMS mission in Grand Cayman, has always met for Divine Services in a rented space. The specific site has changed frequently. These banners will be something that can go with the congregation, no matter what location they are worshipping in. The banners will provide a visual reminder of the permanence of Christ despite the transient nature of the space. The designs are simple, yet Christ-centered. They will follow the liturgical year in color and theme. Detailed plans for the banner project will be provided.  The leader of this project will work with Heidi Paul, the wife of the missionary pastor in Grand Cayman. The leader will coordinate:  Any volunteers who want to help make the banners; Fundraising for the project (Thrivent Action Team grants could be a great source); Purchase of supplies to ensure uniformity across all banners; Distribution of supplies to volunteers; The making of the banners; Communication among volunteers and with Heidi Paul; Shipping of the finished banners to a location in Florida.  Contact Erin Alter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more or volunteer.

 

BE A WORLD MISSIONARY WITHOUT LEAVING HOME

We have EXCITING NEWS!  An administrator who has taken our English classes in the past advertised our program on the Parrita high school's Facebook page.  Within 12 hours we had to deactivate the form because we had received more than 125 new applications from high school students! While this is incredibly exciting, it is also presenting an even greater need for volunteers.  The more English Language Partners we have, the more students we can accept, which equates to more ears that hear the Gospel!   Will you please consider volunteering as an English Language Partner?  We meet for an hour and a half on Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m. (the time varies slightly based on daylight savings).  Our upcoming sessions dates are as follows: Session 1 (October 19, 2021- December 7, 2021); Session 2 (January 19, 2022- March 1, 2022); Session 3 (March 8, 2022- April 26, 2022).  Should I volunteer with LightHouse?  If you are: Passionate about the Mission of God, A native English speaker, Able to access WiFi, Available Tuesday nights for two hours to connect via Zoom.   Learning English creates employment opportunities for our students. Also, every student involved in the program hears the Gospel. Your time, wherever you are, can TRANSFORM lives.  “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” -Matthew 9:37  Join LightHouse Transformation Ministries in transforming lives today!  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSel_jIq6k95pdTvNW9RLkggsjP2OtRb7cmp0-N7QNXv1I1gPg/viewform  

 

 Service

 

GET PAID AS PEACE'S WEDDING COORDINATOR

Have you ever helped with a wedding? If so, you know there's a lot to it.  Would you like to serve the Lord by serving wedding families at Peace?  Camryn Hummel is the co-leader, so how about teaming with her to help couples with their big day?  You will be compensated for your time. For more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

         

Stewardship

OFFICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Would you like to help out in the office during the week? We sure could use your help, anytime during “office hours” of 9am to noon, 1pm to 4pm. Want to pick a day of the week, or maybe just a morning or afternoon shift?  Please contact our office manager, Megan Bream, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 402-786-2345, or Pastor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402-617-4100.

 

     

PBECC

 Kayla Baker, Director

Our Mission

To bring families to Jesus by providing a high-quality, Christ-centered preschool and child care experience for the families of our community.  We will partner with families to give their children the early Christian education and loving care they need.

For more information:  peacewaverly.org/pbecc or 402.786.2345 

  

STAFF POSITIONS AVAILABLE—ESPECIALLY “OPENERS” AND “CLOSERS”

Is God calling you to pour into the lives of children and their parents?  If so, hours needed would be between the hours of 6:30am. to 12:00p.m. and 2:30-6p.m.  If you or someone you know may be interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 402-786-2345 ext 103 and ask for Kayla.

 

ELDERS

ELDERS PRAYING WITH / FOR YOU

The Elders of Peace will be reaching out to, and praying specifically for, six families each week.  Prayer is a key ingredient to the healthy life of every Christian, and we want that for the people of Peace.  Whether through email, text, phone call, or personal visits, we will be contacting you, asking for your prayer requests - thanks/praise, sorrows, concerns, or whatever is on your heart.  If you’d like to visit in person, we will gladly coordinate a visit.  If you would, please review your contact information in the most recent directory to ensure that it is up to date.  Send any updates to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a voicemail for Megan  at 402.786.2345.