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

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:  Lamentations 3:22-26, 40-41; Psalm 108, selected verses, Hebrews 13:8, 15-16, 20-21; Luke 14:25-35.

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE LUTHERAN WITNESS AND/OR PORTALS OF PRAYER?

It is time to renew our subscriptions for The Lutheran Witness and Portals Of Prayer. Both of these are available at no cost to you either through a hard copy that we distribute quarterly, or online at CPH.org.  Are you currently receiving one or both of these and want to discontinue? Do you wish to start receiving one or both of these publications? Please let the church office know by September 1 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 402-786-2345.

  

  

Education

 

DID YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT LUTHERANS?

Here are some little known facts about the important role Lutherans played in the founding and early history of the United States: (check back weekly for another fact): Our Statue of Liberty was made by a French Lutheran, Frederic Auguste Bartholds.

 

SCOTUS RULING UPHOLDS BURIAL, CREMATION OF ABORTED BABIES

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states can require burial or cremation of the bodily remains of aborted babies. The SCOTUS decision upheld an Indiana bill signed into law by Vice President Mike Pence when he was governor of Indiana in 2016. The May 28 ruling overturned a Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said the Indiana law “prohibits abortion providers from treating the bodies of aborted children as infectious waste and incinerating them alingide used needles, laboratory animal carcasses, and surgical byproducts.” The Satanic Temple has claimed a violation of religious beliefs and has released a statement that its members may refuse to adhere to the Indiana law or others requiring proper disposal of aborted babies.Christianheadlines.com, 5/28/10;christiannews.com, 6/1/19

 

 

 

 Fellowship 

 

 

WANT TO DISPLAY MEMORIES AT THE 50TH?

If you are interested in putting up a display for the 50th anniversary, for the ministry team that you lead, please let Marge Rader or Lois Erickson know, and then bring those items to the MAC on Saturday September 7, 2019 by Noon.  Thank you!

 

PEACE'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY—SERVING, WORSHIPING, POT LUCK DINING

In praise and thanksgiving to God, we are celebrating 50 years of His faithfulness to us in 20019.  On Saturday, September 7th, we will serve the Waverly community from 9am to Noon (more details to come).  Then on Sunday, September 8th, we will worship together at 10:30am, and then enjoy a pot-luck celebration meal with entertainment immediately following (church will provide meat; please bring a side dish and/or dessert to share).  "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever" Hebrews 13:8

 

THANK YOU FROM THE MOHLMANNS

We would like to thank everyone who so graciously assisted with our move Monday.  The move was very successful.  It was a blessing to have such an outpouring of volunteers!  God's Blessings!  Dick and Mavis Mohlman

 

CONVENTION NEWS AND VIDEO FOOTAGE

To learn more about the resolutions and elections that occured in the recently concluded National LCMS Convention, visit https://blogs.lcms.org/category/convention/national-convention/.  The minutes and Today's Business for each day can be accessed at https://www.lcms.org/convention.  You can also view video footage of the daily discussions, along with special videos commemorating things like 125 years of international mission work and Ministry to the Armed Forces, on the LCMS YouTube channel.

  

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”)

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?”

 

 

REGIONAL (“Judea")

UPDATE TO FLOOD RELIEF IN NEBRASKA

Thanks to your generosity, as of June 20, the Nebraska District has received more than $300,000 in donations from across the country. Congregations in the District have applied for more than $1,000,000 in funds through our flood relief grant process. District disaster relief funds are currently being disbursed through local congregations to serve their communities. Congregations have applied for grant money to help serve their local communities by meeting their bodily needs while connecting them to the congregation so they can receive God’s Word and Sacraments to meet their spiritual needs. As more donations are received, more will be granted to Nebraska congregations. Visit our website to learn about some of the needs that were met.  Given this week's weather, the Flood Relief Grant Committee will accept applications from congregations affected by this new round of flooding. Visit our disaster relief page to learn more. http://www.ndlcms.org/disaster-report/.  We also welcome additional donations for flood relief as we continue the process of granting funds. The Nebraska District office is accepting donations for disaster relief in Nebraska via our secure giving website (eservicespayments). Those who prefer to mail checks instead of making a gift by credit card should indicate that the gift is given for “Disaster Relief – NE Flooding” and mail them to: Nebraska District LCMS, PO Box 407, Seward, NE 68434.  

 

US (“Judea") 

DISASTER RESPONSE CONFERENCE

National Disaster Response Conference - Oct. 2–4, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.  The 2019 LCMS National Disaster Response Conference, “Joy:fully Lutheran in Midst of Disaster,” will be held at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, from Oct. 2–4.  Register now and join us to hear from pastors, disaster response coordinators and other experts about practical ways to love and serve people whose lives have been ripped apart by catastrophe.  Spouses are invited to attend, and registration is $50 per person. Meals are included.  https://lcms.regfox.com/2019-lcms-disaster-response-conference

 

WORLD  (ends of the earth)

BIBLES FOR DETAINEES

Many times, when moving to another country, things of sentimental value, such as photo albums and family heirlooms, are left behind. For many of the men and women at the Immigration Detention Center in El Paso, this is very much the case.  In an effort to give them spiritual comfort during an uncertain period of their lives, the Lutheran Prison Ministry at Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care (YLM) has reached out the sharing of the Good News, where the most precious gift to them is their own Holy Bible in their native language.  It has been an eye opening experience for Dr. Rev. Karl Heimer, who dedicates his Saturdays to minister to the men and women who left behind their home countries in search of a better future.  “Not many of the detainees are from Mexico, as some people might mistakenly assume,” Rev. Heimer shared during an informal interview, “Aside from Latin America, like Venezuela, Cuba, Brazil and even Argentina, there’s also detainees from Belize, Australia, China, England –some time back, there was a German as well.”  Over 500 Bibles in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese were donated to YLM’s Lutheran Prison Ministry earlier this year; several of the Portuguese Bible have been given away at the Detention Center recently. A French version was among the distribution of Bibles just a couple of weeks ago.  Leah Bolgar, who keeps track of Bibles received and distributed, shared how often she has to replenish the Bibles taken to the Detention Center. “Keeping the shelves full can sometimes be a challenge,” she shared as she unpacked several of the boxes containing the French and Portuguese Bibles, “But it’s rewarding to see God’s Word being placed in hands of those who need to know Him.” According to Leah’s records, over 600 Bibles total were given out in the first three months of the year. When there are over a 100 plus men attending Rev. Heimer’s service, and just as many women attending a later service, it’s a true blessing to be able to give them a gift they will cherish above all else –God’s Loving Word.  What’s amazingly joyful for Rev. Heimer is the opportunity to show love through such a simple yet meaningful gift. Instead, it will become the means to transform lives and open hearts, giving a Home to those who have none.  ylm.org

 

 Service

 

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER COACH NEEDED

Lincoln Lutheran is looking for a head boys soccer coach as well as at least one assistant coach.  If you are interested, please contact Joel Brase atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 402-467-5404.

 

DRAMA COACH NEEDED AT LL

Lincoln Lutheran is looking for a drama director to lead its programs for the coming school year. In our program, there is a middle school play in the fall, high school One Acts in the fall, and a high school musical/play in the spring. It is not necessary for the candidate to lead all of those areas but definitely a possibility. If interested, please contact Joel Brase at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402-467-5404. 

         

Stewardship

  

ALMOST THERE!  FINISH THE SANCTUARY / SANCTUARY PEW FUND

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.  Our goal is $23,000, and as of August 29, God has blessed us with $21,880. For more info:  Kyle Brasch at 402.432.8467

    

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 HELPS 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

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.  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.