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

TAKE TURNS HELPING 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!

 

NOT IN TOWN TO WORSHIP AT PEACE THIS SUMMER?  CHECK THIS OUT!

Summer is a great time to get away from your routine of life, relax, and enjoy life with your loved ones.  Jesus often got away from the crowds to rest and pray.  So, while you’re resting, remember to pray… and to worship!  If you’re anywhere in the U.S., there’s an LCMS congregation nearby.  Just go to this link and type in where you are: locator.lcms.org/church.  If you have kids or grandkids, taking an hour to attend gathered worship, even on vacation, is a GREAT witness they’ll never forget.  It helps to shape their life-long priorities:  God is #1… even on vacation!

 

GROWING PEACE'S MUSIC MINISTRY WITH HANDBELLS!

After many years of prayer, God continues to bless this congregation with ways to serve through music!  The Elders and Officers have approved a plan to purchase two octaves of handbells, including the accessories.  Handbells are uniquely crafted of high quality brass, and anyone who loves music, has a heart to serve God's people, and can count to four can learn to be a ringer.   The estimated cost of the handbells and equipment is $9220.  The good news is that God has already blessed the effort, and over $5600 has been designated for the ministry.  We simply need to finish the effort with an additional $3600, or about 30% more.  Will you pray for this new ministry, that God would stir in people's hearts to serve through handbells?  Will you also consider giving a designated gift to this effort so we can place the order for the bells?  It takes a little time to forge the instruments, but we could have them in time to begin ringing in September.  Imagine Reformation, All Saints' Day, or Christmas worship with the added element of bells!  Thank you for your prayers. If you have questions, please ask Julie Wilshusen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  

Education

 

HELP LEAD A SUNDAY SCHOOL "STATION"

While 2020 was a challenging year, it gave churches an opportunity to ask, "Why are we doing things the way we are?  Is this a good time to reimagine, not the content of what we teach, but how we teach it?"  Peace is doing the same (i.e., Connect@Peace, Confirmation, and Sunday School).  Would you like to be part of a new format for Sunday School?  We're starting a pilot program that is similar to VBS in style, with children rotating between "stations" of Lesson/Bible, Hands-On/Arts-Crafts, and Gross Motor/Game-Activity.  This new format begins with a "soft start" on July 25th, and the official kickoff will be August 15th.  Please prayerfully consider serving the Lord and His Kids in this way.  For more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402.786.2345.  God bless you as you consider!

 

PRESIDENT HARRISON ON EDUCATION

In the most recent Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, reflects on the work of the 1,885 LCMS schools across the country and their 21,222 teachers to bring faithful instruction to over 200,000 students over the course of the past school year, even amid the ongoing challenges of hybrid learning and other pandemic-related measures.  “Never has providing a rich, Christ-centered education been so very important,” says Harrison. “Political and social ideologies contrary to God’s Word permeate many other schools, but our Lutheran schools provide a Christ-centered alternative, where Christ and His gift of forgiveness, life and salvation are taught and lived out.” Watch the video at this link.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdd1YPtoj-0

EXPERIENCE THE HOLY LAND WITH LOCAL LUTHERANS

11-Day Biblical Tour of Israel.  Peace members are invited to join Christ Lincoln Church on a 11-day Biblical Tour of Israel in October 2022.  This trip will be hosted by Pastor Jeff and Melinda Scheich.  If you are interested in more information about the trip please contact Martha Schuelke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Pastor Jeff Scheich, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

 

 

 Fellowship 

CELEBRATING 16 YEARS OF SERVICE

Pastor Wheeler will have completed 16 years in public ministry on his Ordination Anniversary, July 31.  On August 7, he will have served 16 years as pastor at Peace.  In praise and thanksgiving to God, we will be recognizing these milestones with a cake reception on Sunday, August 1, from 9:15 to 10:15.  Please join us in the Welcome Center as we celebrate with Pastor Wheeler the mission and ministry that we share together at Peace.

 

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, but in August we will meet and Ron and Maggie Ropte’s house on August 5th at 7:00pm.  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!

 

WATERSKIING, NIOBRARA, BONFIRES, SKATING AND MORE!

High School Youth!  Here's the plan for summer weekly events!  Tubing/Waterskiing at Bryan Robinson's, Night Bowling, Bonfires at Kleinbeck's, Swimming at "Lake Sondgeroth", Skate City-Bellevue, Waterpark @ Mahoney State Park, and finally, helping the Pralle's move out of their apartment :)!  For more info or to sign up:  Morgan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Scheduled already:  Summer is the perfect time for youth group.  Don't miss out!

 

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 TWO LOCATIONS - PEOPLES CITY MISSION OPPORTUNITIES:

HELP CENTER (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, housing 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.  Help Center Sidewalk Giveaway Event: Think “Garage Sale Galore” – but all free!  We need a lot of volunteers to help run this event. Sign up as an individual, group, family, organization, etc!   To sign up for a shift at the Help Center and the Sidewalk Event, 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!  MEAL SERVING AT SHELTER (110 Q STREET):  Sign up for meal serving in June & July.  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.

 

 

REGIONAL (“Judea")

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR LLL STATE FAIR BOOTH

The Nebraska Lutheran Laymen’s League plans to host the LLL State Fair booth in Grand Island Friday, Aug. 27, through Monday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. This is a great opportunity to share your faith and offer valuable printed resources on Christian beliefs - resources with answers to today’s problems and challenges - and visit with fair goers about faith issues. If enough volunteers do not come forward by Saturday, June 12, the booth will not be able to operate this year for the first time in many years. If you are willing to help for a few hours, please contact Paul Schmidt, LLL State Fair Booth Coordinator, cell or text 402-460-0004, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you for your help!

 

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)

GOD IS AT WORK, EVEN IN THE FAILURES

When the day-to-day starts to feel monotonous, or you are not sure if you are making a difference, it can be hard to keep on going. But we keep going. We keep on journeying and doing our best. This month, we had a lot of different things going on. Some went great, some went poorly, and some went...meh? Just okay. That's true of all of our lives, isn't it? Some things go great, some things really fail, but most things go fine. Just okay. Could be better, could be worse. We are thankful that we know that God is at work in all of these circumstances-in the rousing successes, the utter failures, and the not-too-bad things. We press on, we trust God, and we continue in the work to which God has called us.  We enjoyed our visit from our LBT Regional Director, Jim Laesch, who is about to retire and his replacement, Sarah Esala. We had many meetings and shared about our family, ministry, and future plans for Bible translation in Botswana. It was great to have them!  Carl, Jim, and Sarah were able to travel to Gaborone to attend the Bible Society of Botswana's Annual General meeting. Due to COVID and other circumstances, the meeting hasn't happened in a few years, so we were glad to be able to be well represented there this year. Some important decisions were made, while others were only discussed. We are glad for this step in the right direction.  Carl led a community checking workshop in a remote area this month. We had hoped that this would be the last community checking workshop for the New Testament in Shekgalagari, but they didn't quite finish. We are thankful for the great progress they made though!  Kelsey began a pilot Scripture Listening and Reading Group for the Shekgalagari speakers in our congregation in Maun. Each week, we gather to listen to and read a chapter of Luke. This helps with literacy skills and scripture engagement. Please pray for us!  For more info:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 Service

 

DONATE BLOOD IN THE NAME OF JESUS THIS WEEK!

The Lincoln Lutheran Student Council juniors are hosting another blood drive this summer:  July 28 from 8-2 pm. Please use the link provided to sign up for a time that works for you. Link: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=Lincoln%20Lutheran

 

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. For more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

SUPPER EXPRESS (CO-)LEADER NEEDED FOR THIS FALL

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. 

         

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.