efore 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

BROTHERS IN SONG CONCERT

Enjoy male vocal groups from Lincoln and Southeast Nebraska as they participate in the 23rd annual “Brothers in Song…Singing On!” concert at Christ Lutheran Church, 4325 Sumner, Lincoln on Sunday, April 29 at 7 pm.  Groups will include: Lincoln’s Nebraska Christian Men’s Chorus, “4 County 4” and “New Found Sound” (Quartets from the Lincoln Continentals’ Barbershop Chorus), The Clefsmen from Falls City, Host Christ Lutheran Men’s Chorus.  The concert is intended to showcase the rich variety of male vocal music and to model, especially for younger men, the enjoyment that comes from singing. Following separate selections by each group, the massed voices will join together in three songs to conclude the free concert.

 

PRAISE FOR THE NURSERY!
Being a father of little girls, very young in diapers, was extremely challenging.  The intention was always there for us to go to church.  However by the time I would get there, tend to the girls during service, I felt I didn’t actually get anything out of the service, because I was too busy.  I selfishly and mistakenly even said to myself, ‘Why do I want to get everyone dressed up and travel just to go and babysit them in a different environment other than here at home where I’m comfortable?’ If I had this childcare/nursery option back then, I would have had an entirely different outlook on attending church.  So I just want to say, ‘Great idea/job for doing this!’”

 

PREPARE FOR NEXT SUNDAY

You are invited to prepare for the next gathered Sunday worship by meditating on these Scripture readings: Acts 8:26-40; 1 John 4:1-11 and 12:21 ; John 15:1-8

 

  

    

  

Education

 

 

VBS SET FOR JULY 9-13

Good news!  The week for VBS has been set for July 9-13, and we'll be doing "Shipwrecked - Rescued by Jesus".  JJ Kleinbeck and Faith Nimtz will be co-leading the ministry, so please be looking for communication from them on how to serve and/or donate.  We especially need Crew Leaders.  Please be in prayer that God blesses this time of preparation, the children who will be attending, and the week itself!

 

   

 

 Fellowship 

 

IMMANUEL, EAGLE SALAD SUPPER

The women of Immanuel-Eagle’s LWML/Dorcas Society invite you to attend the May Salad Supper on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eagle at 6:30 pm.  Laura Porath will be the guest speaker about her 2017 Mercy Medical trip to Madagascar.  Please call Eileen Hall, 402-540-6912, by Monday, April 30, if you need a ride or would like to attend.

 

PLEASE CELEBRATE WITH  THE NELSONS

Bruce and Rita Nelson invite you to join them in celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary on April 29th at the Ashland Golf Club 16119 Hwy 6 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Light appetizers will be served. No gifts, please.

 

A WEEKEND SINGLES RETREAT
The South Dakota District LCMS invites any interested singles from the Nebraska District to join an upcoming singles retreat to be held April 27-28 at Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church, Black Hawk, SD.   Did you know that being single is a God-given vocation?  The world and our sinful flesh want us to see and live our singleness apart from God's good and gracious will.  What does God have to say about our singleness?  What does it mean to be single in the church?  How do we live out our vocation as a single person?  These are all questions that we will seek to answer during our retreat.  This uplifting retreat is open to all single individuals--single, divorced, or widowed. Find additional information including cost, agenda, lodging and registration information 
by clicking here. Congregations are invited to share this information in their bulletins and newsletters.

 

 

 

 

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”)

 

LWML CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS, 2018

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.

 

THANK YOU FROM THE PREGANACY CENTER

“On behalf of the Pregnancy Center, I want to thank you and your church family for standing with us as we affirm the sanctity of human life in our community.   Because of you dedication to our mission, along with the support of your congregation, Peace Lutheran raised over $518 through the Baby Bottle Campaign!  All to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ!  The Pregnancy Center is truly blessed to have your much needed support. Thank you so very much.”   Blessings, Kathy Dunning, Pregnancy Center Coordinator

 

 

 

  

 

REGIONAL (“Judea")

FAITH & FELLOWSHIP AT LUTHERAN CHAPEL

You are invited to join current UNL students at the University Lutheran Chapel for worship, a meal, and a Chapel tour to learn about the upcoming renovations. These events will be held on Sunday, April 15; and Sunday, April 29. Each of these Sundays will have two events: one at 9:30 a.m. with a traditional worship service, followed by continental breakfast and tours of the facility; and a second one at 11:00 a.m. with a contemporary worship service, followed by lunch and tours of the facility. We want to be sure we have enough food for everyone, so please click here to register or call Joyce Bruha at 888-643-2961, extension 1011.

 

  

US (“Judea")

WANT TO BE A SHORT-TERM MISSIONARY?

If you are seeking a meaningful volunteer opportunity and are uncertain of how you would like to serve, contact LCMS Volunteer Connection and we can explore the various opportunities for you to make a difference!  Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 888-843-5267 and our Church Information Center will connect you with the appropriate ministry contact person.  Your personal investment of your time and talents is so invaluable in making known the love of Christ. Our world is a much better place with individuals sharing their servant’s heart. Your love of others is translated into everything you do, and it enriches all those you reach with your service. We thank you for embracing service and investing in sharing the mission. You truly make a difference!

 

   

WORLD  (ends of the earth)

“MERCY CENTERS’ IN PUERTO RICO

The new “mercy centers” have been dubbed “CARD” for Casa de Amparo y Respuesta a Desastre (House of Refuge and Disaster Response). Open since late February, they are dispensing food, water and other supplies — including baby items such as diapers, wipes and formula. Both are situated near Lutheran congregations offering opportunities for spiritual counseling, Bible study and worship. And that’s no accident, adds Rev. Dr. Ross Johnson, who heads the Synod’s relief arm, since it enables responders to help with “earthly needs” and “address the spiritual crisis of hopelessness.”  Through that mercy work, Lutherans are “connecting with people and providing spiritual care and hope that only Christ can bring in the middle of tragedy,” he notes. “We are seeing new faces in church and we have begun new adult catechism classes.”  Puerto Ricans, Johnson adds, “are finding a peace which surpasses all understanding,” and Lutherans are “connecting with people who would have never talked to pastors or missionaries before the storm.”

 

 

 

 Service

PHOTOS OF CREATION TO DENNIS

Our brother, Dennis Bauer, is mostly home-bound and cannot often see the beauty of God's creation (their windows overlook a courtyard).  As you go about your vocations, please consider taking photos of nature and texting them to Dennis at 402.450.3357. Thank you.

  

        

Stewardship

 

SPRING GROUNDS CLEAN-UP, APRIL  28

Starting at 9 am, Peace members will be sprucing up the church grounds.  Please bring tools from home, such as shovels, hard and soft tine rakes, and wheelbarrows. Indoor tasks will also be available, led by Marilyn Ash.  Questions, please see Nick Heitman or call 402-429-4051.

 

SCRIP CARDS AVAILABLE

If you would like to purchase SCRIP cards for gifts, please see Mavis Nielson, Tonya Danson or Rochell Frazier.  You designate which ministry “Profits” from your purchase.  Online orders taken the last Sunday of the month.  Order forms available for other vendors. SCRIP supports Peace! 

 

   

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 

 

Open enrollment for Summer care

We are excited to have your school-aged child(ren), completed-kindergarten to age 12, join us for a fun-filled summer where it’s still about Jesus!  Each week we have a different bible verse we will be focusing on, and a different theme for the week.  Every week your child will be going on two field trips.  Questions please call Kayla or Carrie at 402.786.2346.

 

NOW ENROLLING 2018-19 PRESCHOOL

PBECC is now enrolling Preschool for the 2018-19 school year!  We have two engaging curriculums called Handwriting Without Tears and One in Christ.  We offer an all day preschool program with weekly themes, engaging activities, and outdoor play.  With questions or to set up a tour, please contact Kayla Baker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402-786-2345.