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



You are invited to read this week the passages we will be considering next Sunday:  1 Kings 17:8-19, Hebrews 9:24-28, Mark 12:38-44, Pslam 146, Psalm 29:11, 34:14-1






Concordia University, Nebraska’s Art Department will be holding Saturday School morning sessions for elementary and middle-level students to learn about and create art. The sessions will be taught by Concordia students enrolled in Methods of Art Education and observed by professor and department chairman Don Robson.  The sessions, available to Pre-kindergarten through 8th grade students, are divided by age group. Each session will be based on a discipline-based art education unit plan, addressing art history, aesthetics, constructive criticism, and art making. All sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The classes will be held on Concordia University’s campus in Brommer Art Center, room 123. A $5.00 fee per student is required for registration and supplies. Each session has 25 seats available.  Please notify CUNE if your child has allergies and Dress your child in clothes that can get messy.  10/27 – Pre-K; 11/3 – Kindergarten; 11/10 – 1st & 2nd; 12/1 – 3rd & 4th; 12/8 – 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th;  To register your child/children please follow this link:   




In 35 out of 84 countries with the largest Christian populations, two-thirds of self-identified Christians say religion is very important in their lives, Pew Research found in a June survey. Overall, 32 of the countries were in Africa or Latin America. The remaining three countries were the United States, the Philippines, and Malaysia. The country with the largest percentage of committed Christians was Ethiopia. The survey results were based on how the Christians answered questions about how frequently they pray and attend religious services, and how highly they regard religion.,9/2/18



On the last day of August, a group of Kountze (Texas) High School football cheerleaders were told by the Texas Supreme Court that after five years of litigation they could continue to use Bible verses on their pre-game run-through banners. In 2012, their school district had caved in to a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation and banned the Scriptures from both middle school and high school football banners. At every level of litigation since then, the cheerleaders won-district court, appellate court, and now Texas Supreme Court. Therefore, Hiram Sasser, the cheerleaders’ general counsel at First Liberty Institute, believes this victory could have far reaching impact and inspire other students and parents to stand up for their rights. Sasser stated, “As the football season kicks off across Texas, it’s good to be reminded that these cheerleaders have a right to have religious speech on their run-through banners.”,9/4/18;,8/24/18;








Some of our church keys have been checked out to more than one person, or not checked out, but also not in the church office.  In order for us to get an accurage updated list, ir you have a church key, please email  Megan Bream at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, your key letter/number combination, and your reason for having  a key, e.g., elder, custodian, midweek, etc. Thanks very much!







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”)


There is still time to get your LWML Christmas Stockings for 2018.  The money will go to a project within the church, (decided by the ladies of LWML in December).  Over $260 was collected in 2017.  Thank you to all the ladies who participated 2017.


REGIONAL (“Judea")


Renovation work at University Chapel at UNL isn’t preventing students from huddling each week to learn more about their Lord.  Each Wednesday evening, students attend Bible Huddles in the student union. Students begin with large group worship, then break into Bible Huddle groups where they apply Scripture to their lives. “All students – no matter their faith – are welcome to join in,” says the Rev. Bill Steinbauer, campus pastor.  Chapel leaders and community volunteers also host English and Bible Conversation Classes throughout the week for international students. Participants learn about Jesus while practicing their English and expanding their vocabulary.  Nearly $1 million in pledges and gifts has been received for the District’s $4.5 million Building Together in Christ for Mission Capital Campaign to address needed building renovation to the District offices in Seward and University Chapel. Key components of the Chapel renovation are: Fixing structural challenges to the Chapel’s façade caused by years of freezing and thawing; Creating a welcoming (and safe) entrance; Replacing the boiler and air conditioning, which have lived beyond their life expectancy; Making the Chapel ADA-compliant and accessible to all, especially the sanctuary and restrooms. To learn more about the building projects and campaign, visit To learn more about University Chapel, visit  


US (“Judea") 


WORLD  (ends of the earth)





If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others, please consider volunteering for Pathways to Compassion Hospice. If you are interested or would like more information, contact Sara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  





Would you like to see the sanctuary filled to the back wall with pews?  If so, consider donating to the Sanctuary Pew Fund.  In order to purchase the remaining eight pews and to re-upholster the current ones, it will cost $2,838 per pew.  For more info:  Kyle Brasch at 402.432.8467



The Scrip Committee has decided to take a break.  We will sell Scrip cards through the end of the year so that we can take Christmas orders this year.  We do have some cards on hand that people can purchase:  HyVee - 19 cards at $25 each; 1 card @ $10; Raising Canes - 3 cards at $10 each; Russ's - 10 cards at $10 each; 1 card at $20.  If you would like to purchase any of these cards please contact one of the committee members (Tonya Danson, Rochell Frazier or Mavis Nielson).  Because of schedules this year we decided to step away for a while at least.  If anyone is interested in running this committee please let us know. Thanks. Rochell Frazier, Tonya Danson, Mavis Nielson



For the past 40 years Lutheran Church Extension Fund has had the privilege of supporting Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregations, schools, organizations and rostered church workers with loans that fit ministry needs.  LCEF invites you to invest in a special note  they are making available for a limited time: their 40-month note at 4%. You can invest as little as $500 and up to $40,000 (per tax ID). This investment would allow them to support the growing needs of even more LCMS individuals, organizations, schools and churches.  Furthermore, when you invest with Lutheran Church Extension Fund, you know how your investment is being used: to serve churches, organizations and church workers and help further the mission to make known the love and forgiveness of Christ and new life found in Christ.  LCEF needs to reach $100 million in investments to meet future loan demand projections. They are ending this limited-time offer once we reach this goal.  This is a time to celebrate the wonderful work done by LCMS organizations. If you have any questions, call Nebraska District LCEF Vice-President Nathan Meier at 913-221-8949 or visit to learn more.



 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: or 402.786.2345 



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.  Thanks for supporting PBECC!





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.