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

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:  Malachi 4:1-6, Psalm 141, 2 Thessalonians 3:1-13, Luke 21:5-36

   

  

Education

 

SEE THE ST. JOHN'S BIBLE WITH OTHER LUTHERANS IN OMAHA

Pastor Bill and Martha Moorhead invite you to join their Omaha Lutherans Self-Guided Group Tour of the Joslyn Art Museum’s exhibition of the St. John’s Bible, the ONLY hand-written and hand-illustrated Bible published since the invention of the printing press. Go to saintjohnsbible.org for information about the Bible. Go to https://www.joslyn.org/mobile/current-exhibitions/word-and-image-the-saint-johns-bible/ for more information about the exhibit.  Date: November 9, 2019.  Time: please meet us in the Joslyn lobby (Omaha) at 10:45am.  Length of tour: 11am – 2pm; lunch at noon in the museum atrium is additional $$$, and you will be able to re-enter the exhibit after lunch.  Cost (unless you are a Joslyn member): $10 cash per person (You will check in as a group with one cash payment).  Please RSVP to Pastor Moorhead ASAP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

IS ALL MASCULINITY TOXIC?  AND WHAT DOES GOD SAY ABOUT FEMININITY?

As families come together for the holidays, CPH features three titles that focus on members of the family and the family dynamic—Man Up!: The Quest for MasculinityLadyLike: Living Biblically; and Family Trees and Olive Branches. See these featured titles and much more at cph.org.  

 

HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL

Thanks to Adellin Doyen for offering to coordinate it, Sunday school for high school youth is starting back up, November 17th!  It will be a continuation of what they discuss at CrossRoads Youth Ministry on Wednesdays, including activities and other things that correlate to the topic.  Adellin Doyen says, "I hope to see some amazing new faces there!“ 

 

DID YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT LUTHERANS?

Here is a little known fact about the important role Lutherans played in the founding and early history of the United States: (check back weekly for another fact): Another Lutheran Pastor, Peter Muhlenberg, was largely responsible for the Virginia Legislature’s passage of a bill establishing religious freedom in 1786. Soon other states followed. The First Amendment was the result.

 

OUTRAGE OVER AUSTIN'S SEX-ED CURRICULUM

Dr. James Dobson, president and founder of the James Dobson Family Institute, issues the following statement in response to the sex-ed curriculum adopted by the Austin Independent School District:  This week's news from Austin, Texas, greatly angers me. The sex-ed curriculum adopted by the Austin Independent School District is not education, it is indoctrination of the most horrible variety. Reports and draft curriculum reveal that children as young as 8 or 9 years of age will be exposed to attacks on the family and instructed to avoid "non-inclusive" language like "mother" and "father." Fifth grade students will discuss sexual orientation and HIV; sixth graders will be told that gender is a spectrum; and seventh and eighth graders will be taught how to use condoms. Other graphic details have emerged that are not appropriate to even describe.  But I'm not only outraged, I'm also deeply saddened... we as parents and citizens have failed to accept our familial and civic responsibilities... I implore parents and concerned citizens to create the solution to this nightmare. Support candidates who will protect children and parental rights. Join your school board and get involved to make sure no other district adopts such shameful curriculum...  If you'd like to express your opposition to this outrageous curriculum adopted by a unanimous vote of the Austin Independent School District board of trustees, please utilize the contact form at https://www.austinisd.org/contact-us.

 

 

 Fellowship 

 

VETERANS AND CURRENTLY-SERVING MILITARY PERSONNEL

In recognition of Veterans Day, you are invited to wear an insignia of your service Sunday, November 10th (VFW shirt, pin/medal, uniform). Thank you for your service!

 

LINCOLN LUTHERAN ADULT CHOIR HERE NOVEMBER 17!

 The Lincoln Lutheran Choir (not the high school's choir) will be here at Peace to sing “Hope, Love, Joy, Peace - an Advent Choral Meditation" inspired by the candles of the Advent wreath.  The concert will be in the sanctuary November 17th at 3pm. There will be a free-will donation collected and a reception following the concert.  Peace members who sing with the Choir are: Joe Albright, Ron and Diane Merrill. Please plan to attend!

 

WANT TO START OR BE PART OF A SMALL GROUP?

"Doing Life Together" by participating in a small group with other Christians can be a fulfilling, faith-strengthening experience.  If you are interested in being part of one, or even (co)leading one, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 402.617.4100.

  

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”)

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

https://s3.amazonaws.com/occ/2015-pack-a-shoebox/occ_logo.pngA shoebox filled with gifts and evangelistic materials that tell the Good News of God’s Love can bring joy and hope to disadvantaged children worldwide.  If you would like to share God’s love by filling a shoebox, please pick up a packing brochure and a shoebox on the display table after worship services today.  Please return the filled shoeboxes by November 17th to the display table located in the Welcome Center.  Questions?  Please contact Sierra or Terri Sander at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402/730-5345.

 

LUTHERAN WOMEN'S MISSIONARY LEAGUE (LWML)

LWML will meet December 3rd.  This is the Christmas party at Olive Garden on "0" st. (Gateway mall).  For more info:  Eileen Hall

 

 

REGIONAL (“Judea")

VOLUNTEER AT THE MISSION'S STARRY NIGHTS FESTIVAL

Our annual event, Starry Nights Christmas Tree Festival, is now approaching us and we are looking for volunteers to help make this event come to life! Starry Nights is our annual fundraiser that helps raise money for the homeless and impoverished in Lincoln.   Volunteers will have unlimited access to hot chocolate and cookies! The festival will take place on November 29-December 1 at Speedway Village located at 345 Speedway Cir, Lincoln, NE 68502. The shifts are:  Friday November 29, 2019 – 3:30pm-8:00pm, Saturday November 30, 2019 – 8:30am-1:00pm, 12:30pm-5:00pm, 4:30pm-8:00pm, and Sunday December 1, 2019 – 9:30am-2:00pm.  *Must be 16 years old or older to volunteer. Must love kids and must love the holidays!  For more info:  You can schedule by phone at 402-475-1303 ext 114 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

US (“Judea") 

DENTAL CLINIC BY YSLETA LUTHERAN MISSION

In a collaborative effort put forth by three mission-minded churches, two of them in Mexico, and Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care (YLM), a dental mission team came through El Paso and the Mexican Government to offer quality dental care in the poverty stricken neighborhood of Anapra.  Iglesias Luterana San Lucas and La Santa Biblia, both located in Rancho Anapra, Juarez, hosted a three-day dental clinic, where over fifty people were seen for routine teeth cleaning, fillings, and even extractions.  For many, dental care is not only an expensive luxury, but it can be a dreaded event.  The dental team, having been doing this mission of mercy for ten years now, made sure to treat every patient they saw with respect, care, and compassion.  The dental team was busy from morning to evening as people kept coming, one after the other, for dental care.  With mission teams coming into Anapra from different US states, and at times even Canada, the disadvantaged people of Anapra are not only experiencing God’s love and mercy in tangible ways, but their lives are being radically changed.  This is evident from the growing numbers in both congregations of San Lucas and La Santa Biblia.  YLM is grateful to be the bridge between the Mexico mission-churches and the dental mission team.  Many thanks to all involved to make this simple act of kindness possible.

 

WORLD  (ends of the earth)

11 BELIEVERS DIE EVERY DAY FROM PERSECUTION

According to one report, over 245 million Christians experienced high levels of persecution in 2018. And last year, at least 4,305 Christians died, simply for following Jesus.  That means approximately 11 believers will die today. Eleven died yesterday. And 11 more, give or take, will die tomorrow.  Despite their suffering, these brave men and women stand up for their faith and boldly share the Gospel. Will you join me in praying for them?  (WorldHelp, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

 Service

 

WILD GAME FEED BEING PLANNED, TO SUPPORT FIRST RESPONDERS

Dudley Sorensen is in the beginning phase of planning a Wild Game Feed for March 20, 2020. The proceeds will go toward a First Responders Appreciation Night, tentatively planned for June, 2020.  If you would like to help and/or donate wild game, contact Dudley at 402.937.3422.

         

Stewardship

  

OUR RESPONSE TO GOD’S LOVE LAST WEEK

Sunday, November 3,  2019. Worship: 8:00 am: 121 10:30 am:148

 

 

 SEMI-ANNUAL VOTERS MEETING NOV. 17, VOTER REGISTRY AVAILABLE, TODAY

Communicant members who wish to become a voting member must sign the voter registry by Nov  10 in order to vote at the November 17 semi-annual meeting. So please don't miss out on this opportunity. Copies of the congregational constitution and voter registry can be found near the back of the Worship area. If you have any questions, see Steve Althouse, president.

    

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 

 

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.  Thanks for supporting PBECC!

 

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

Is God calling you to pour into the lives of children and their parents?  If so, we are looking for:  Lead Teachers, Subs, and Teacher Assistants, and especially those who can open the facility at 6:30am, and close at 6pm.  Please call with questions at 402-786-2345, ext. 103, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application.

 

ELDERS

 

ELDERS PRAYING WITH 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.