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

PREPARE FOR NEXT SUNDAY’S WORHIP

You are invited to prepare for next Sunday’s gathered worship by reading and meditating on (and memorizing a verse or two) the Scripture texts we’ll be covering: 2 Chronicles 28:1-15 , Psalm 18, selected verses , Galatians 3:15-22 , Luke 10:23-37 .

   

  

Education

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL ON-SITE AND ON-LINE

For those children participating on-site, we ask that they wear a mask.  Temperatures will be taken at the west entrance door.  As children of God, we always trust God’s protection first!  For those who are doing Sunday school on-line, when you are ready to bring your family to Sunday School on-site,, Sunday School will be ready for you!  Please bring a towel of suitable size for your child to sit on to maintain social distance.  Weather permitting, children will be going outside with their teachers, too, so something to sit on will be very useful!  Our Google Classroom, “Peace Lutheran Sunday School,” will remain open for the remainder of this school year.  The access code is 2nbdlef.  Additional materials and messages from the teachers may appear in addition to this printed curriculum.  Please check it out!!  Each Sunday, a ZOOM meeting will be opened by 9:15 for children at home to join in the music and receive a lesson presentation at home!  Check Google Classroom for connection information! (There will be no Sunday School on Labor Day weekend, September 6).  God bless you, as you lead your child in His Word - either at home or at church.

 

PEACE IS A CONGREGATION FOR CONCORDIA.  WATCH THE TOWNHALL

Recently, I hosted a townhall with Rev. Russ Sommerfeld, Interim President, and Dr. Dennis Brink, Professor of Agricultural Science.  President Sommerfeld provided an update on what is happening at Concordia, while Dr. Brink provided an overview of Concordia’s newest academic program, Agricultural Science.  The  townhall was recorded and is available for you to view at a convenient time.  To watch the townhall, use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/-vUlLpr7x1hOSZHx0B_Yc7wMH4HPeaa803BI8vcLxUgQhLiPmI-qxNN8clqipi2S, with this Access Passcode: mt6x@NEP.  As you’ll hear, we were blessed to report that 63 CCUNE congregations have students on campus this fall, and more than 190 students are from these congregations – more than 15% of the undergraduate population.  Thanks be to God!  Thank you for encouraging and supporting these students as they are equipped with a Christ-centered, Lutheran education and discover the vocations God is calling them to. What a blessing!  Cordially, Kurth A. Brashear, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Concordia University, Nebraska 

 

IN JESUS IS LIFE, SO OF COURSE WE'RE PRO-LIFE!

“The One who created the heavens and the earth, the Author of the sun and the stars in the sky, is also the One who came Himself as the promise of light. Into the darkness of this world, the Word at the very beginning became flesh to dwell among us. Of this remarkably authored story, one witness writes: In Him was life and that life was the light of all people. The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it. (John 1:4-5)” Tejdor Tiewsoh, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, Shillong, India

 

 

 

 Fellowship 

PRAYER WARRIOR TEAM, LINCOLN LUTHERAN

As you explore ways to support the Lincoln Lutheran community during this challenging season and throughout the school year, please consider joining the Prayer Warrior team. This group commits to praying regularly for our faculty, staff, students, and community. Members of the team receive weekly emails with specific prayer requests. If you would like to be part of this vital ministry, or if you have questions about the Prayer Warrior team, please contact Alicia Admiraal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

WAVERLY WIDOWS SUPPORT GROUP

We are a group of ladies who have all experienced the loss of our husbands.  We seek to develop a bond of friendship, to be there for one another, to lift up, encourage, support, and fellowship with one another—all this with the help, and in the name of, Jesus, our Savior and Lord.   We meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 to 3:30, in the Welcome Center at Peace Lutheran, in Waverly, NE. Contact person: Dixie Janssen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  

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”)

SERVE AT THE PEOPLES CITY MISSION

Here are some opportunities to serve the Lord at the Mission:  Serve Lunches and Dinners; Landscaping Monday-Friday anytime between 9:00am-4:30pm; Help Center (Distribution center), Monday-Friday anytime between 9:00am-5:00pm; Check-Out, Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:30pm.  Sign up for a 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. (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.)  Thank you for your continual partnership with us!   As always, volunteers matter. We couldn't do it without you!

 

GOT A SPACE YOU'RE NOT USING?  LET IT BE USED FOR THE GOSPEL!

 

As you know, COVID-19 has caused Peace to use technology to live-stream worship services.  While it's not a substitute for in-person worship (i.e., we cannot receive The Lord's Supper via the internet), it affords us the ability to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, not only locally, but across the world!  In thinking and praying about this opportunity, the following is being considered: we hope to create a "studio" to broadcast God's Word, in a focused/targeted way, to those who are live-streaming.  Since we would like to offer this live-stream service on a Sunday morning, we are seeking an off-site space that could be outfitted for our needs (even a 30' x 30' room would probably suffice for now).  We would likely paint the walls black and install sound/lighting/media equipment, as well as allowing a small space for a few, on-site worshipers.  If you have a space on your property (or know of someone who does) and would allow it to be used for this Kingdom purpose, please contact pastor@peacewaverly or 402.617.4100.  

 

 

REGIONAL (“Judea")

GIVE STUDENTS A FOOT UP

Thrivent is partnering with Samaritan’s Feet to hold a back-to-school “shoe raiser” to support kids in need in our communities. No matter if they are learning in-person or from afar, new shoes are some of the most-needed items by students.  While this shoe drive may look a little different than your typical shoe drive, the result is the same: Students across the country will receive shoes, thanks to people like you.  Get creative. Post a photo with as many shoes as possible! For every shoe featured, $2* will be donated toward this fundraiser. All photos must be posted on our campaign page.  Give. For every $2 you donate through this page Thrivent will add another $1* to the cause. Send hope. Write a Hope Note for one of the children who will receive shoes.  Visit our campaign page for more information: https://thrivent.cotribute.co/events/422139/detail utm_source=tmn&utm_medium=e_resource&utm_campaign=samaritansfeet  

 

US (“Judea") 

THE PHILIP EXPERIENCE AT YSLETA LUTHERAN MISSION

On the fourth Wednesday of July, a first time Servant Event group from Hope Lutheran Church in Lubbock, Texas made the seven-hour trip to Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care (YLM) to partner with San Pablo Lutheran Church for a one-day event they titled “The Philip Experience.”  Over 120 backpacks with school supplies and 60 food bags were donated and assembled by the congregation members of Hope Lutheran Church in Lubbock, TX.  Determined to serve, the church brought backpacks filled with school supplies along with food bags containing necessary pantry staples, such as sugar, flour, canned vegetables, pasta, and other non-perishable items.  The congregation worked together to help further support their mission to YLM by donating, collecting, and organizing 120 backpacks with school supplies and 60 food bags.  Parents from the surrounding community and out from San Elizario, about two hours outside of El Paso, came to pick up backpacks and food bags.  Several people did the almost two-hour drive from San Elizario to pick up backpacks and food bags, and there were even people who came at the last minute and received the backpacks they needed and a food bag to help supplement their family’s meals.  “We’re blessed by these people,” one mother shared as she watched her daughters pick their backpacks, “And we’re grateful they came down here to show us people still care because God cares.”

 

WORLD  (ends of the earth)

GOD IS WORKING IN COSTA RICO, THROUGH THE HUTTONS!

Here are some ways we have been seeing God work lately:  Students reaching out for prayer or advice for serious situations and life challenges. These are students that we have been in relationship with through online classes or interacting with on our Facebook page. Glory to God that we have been able to walk with them and point them to Jesus during their hardships.  As an attempt to have some structure in our quarantine, Amanda has been homeschooling Aubree. Once restrictions started lifting enough that the neighbors were able to start visiting again, the kids started joining in on our lessons, including Bible time. This has also opened up unique conversations with parents and opportunities to share the Gospel. She has also been tutoring a neighbor boy to help him complete his school work. Through the painting project at the high school, Ethan has been able to get to know several of the administrators.  These relationships have been built over the months of stopping in the pick-up/drop-off the library keys.  Confidence and trust is slowly being built not only professionally but also personally. Spending time with neighbors hiking, eating, and fixing our latest car repair, relationships are deepening and conversations about Jesus increasing.  Ethan has been participating in a men's Bible study led by a Costa Rican missionary, and Amanda in one for women led by the same man's wife. It has been a unique way to connect with others in a different setting, even if Spanish is not always as easy to understand via Zoom. Prayer Requests:  Patience as we continue to connect with students and build relationships through online classes. Participation from CTP Parrita students in our online activities.  Wisdom in choosing our "yes's" and "no's" during this time of quarantine. We are now offering WiFi and homework support to school kids in our local community and providing English services for our local church.  Guidance as we seek 2 more board members for the association in Costa Rica.  For staff and students  in all of Costa Rica as they determine the next steps. 

 

 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.  Marlene Walker has been Peace's wedding coordinator for several years, but has decided to step away for now.  Would you like to serve the Lord by serving wedding families at Peace?  You will be compensated for your time, and Ginny Oliver has agreed to be your Assistant Coordinator!  For more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

RELIEF FOR IOWA

The Iowa District East of the LCMS recommends three ways individuals and congregations can act to assist those affected by the recent storms in Iowa: First, you can donate to the Iowa District East (via check, memo: IDE Storm Relief) in support of meeting insurance deductibles for congregations and schools. Second, you can directly support the storm relief effort program at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca so that volunteers have adequate food, supplies, and equipment. Third, you can donate to LCMS Disaster Response who has arranged volunteers and essential equipment. 

 

SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR NOAH AND HAYDEN

We continue to pray God's peace and comfort for the family of Lacey Knickerbocker.  To bless her twin sons, Noah and Hayden, a scholarship fund has been created for them at Peace.  If you would like to bless them and their future, please note "Knickerbocker Scholarship Fund" in the memo line of your check, or email your wish to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you contribute online. Thank you. 

 

SUPPER EXPRESS (CO-)LEADER NEEDED (FOR SPRING SEMESTER?)

While Teresa Greve plans to continue as Hospitality CO-Leader, for now she is stepping away from leading Supper Express.  Could the Lord be calling you to lead in this important, "Wednesday Night Live" role?  If so, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402.617.4100.  


CONVENTION CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The Nominations Committee for the 2021 Nebraska District Convention is seeking nominations of candidates for the following offices, boards, and committees: Secretary of the District, Constitution Committee, Nominations Committee, Board of Regents (Seward), and Synod Committee for Convention Nominations. The Committee invites nominations from the circuit visitors, ordained ministers, commissioned ministers, lay members, circuit forums, and congregations of the District.  By means of this announcement, the invitation to submit names is herewith extended to all in the Nebraska District LCMS who are interested.  Please use the online form, “Recommendation for Nomination,” which you can find at our District Convention website (ndlcms.org).  The Committee requests that names be forwarded to the District Office between July 15 and October 11, 2020. 

 

VOLUNTEER RECEPTIONISTS NEEDED
Isn’t it nice when a real, “live” person answers the phone?  It’s a rare thing these days, isn’t it?  That’s what we’d like to do here at Peace during office hours (9am to Noon, 1pm to 4pm).  Our phone system is easy to use, so no need to be intimidated.  Want to pick a day of the week, or maybe just a morning or afternoon shift?  Please contact our Office Manager   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.  This could be you: “Good afternoon, Peace Lutheran Church, May I help you?”

         

Stewardship

  

OUR RESPONSE TO GOD’S LOVE LAST WEEK

 

     

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 or Maddie.

 

BOX TOPS HELP OUR EARLY CHILDHOOD MINISTRY!

PBECC collects box tops!  We have been able to buy scooters, toddler bikes, and much more.  If you would like to donate them to PBECC, you can drop them off at Peaceful Beginnings from 6:30am to 6pm Monday through Friday or under the office door. 

 

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