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


Like to sing? Like to serve? Like to sit next to faith-filled friends?

Come be part of Peace’s adult choir!  Rehearsals are Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 pm in the Sanctuary, beginning August 15th, and anyone high school age or older is welcome to join.  Can't stay for the whole rehearsal?  No problem, stay as long as possible.  Can't make a 7:00 start time?  Come when you can make it to Peace.  Haven't sung in a while, or feel your voice is only suitable for the car or the shower?  No worries! It takes many voices to create a choir, and yours would be a welcome addition. The Adult Choir serves in worship approx. 3-4 times a month, and shares music in both the 8:00 and 10:30 worship services. Simply come and enjoy, all to God's glory.  Questions? Contact Julie Wilshusen at 402-853-1938, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  See you in rehearsal!


You are invited to prepare for the next gathered Sunday worship by meditating on these Scripture readings: Exodus 20; Ephesians 5:22-33; Mark 7:1-13








is starting in September!  What if you were following a plan for your money that you KNEW worked? With Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money, get out of debt, and create a plan for your future.  Use the following link to register online for the class.,  The class is on Tuesdays, 7 pm in the Welcome Center. Preview session is on September 4th, with 9 sessions from September 11th to November 6th that typically last an hour. This is the Flex Version of the class. The participants will watch the video at home and prepare for class. The class time will be devoted to questions and discussion.  For more info: Brad Ohlmann at 402.610.1653 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Back to school routines remind us to prioritize learning from God's Word!  Our fall quarter for Sunday School begins next Sunday, August 19 with special Rally Day activities!  Come and meet the teachers, update contact information for the year and model the importance of God's Word by attending one of the many adult classes offered between 9:15 and 10:15 on Sunday mornings. See you in Sunday School!!



The District is seeking nominations for education awards. Please encourage teachers, pastors, parents, school board members, current or former students, and members of your congregation to nominate candidates for our education awards. Beginning in 2017, we have reformatted our awards to recognize a wider variety of church workers.  More information about eligibility and links to the nomination forms can be found on the District website at  For more This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">info:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402-643-2961 x1010.  Peers, pastors, parents, school board members, current or former students, and members of the congregation may nominate candidates for these awards.  Nominees must be actively serving as a full-time employee of an LCMS entity.  Nebraska District Early Childhood Educator of the Year - Eligible Candidates: Early Childhood & Preschool Teachers; Nebraska District Administrator of the Year - Eligible Candidates: Early Childhood Directors, Head Teachers, Principals, & Executive Directors of Nebraska District Lutheran Schools; Nebraska District Shepherd of the Year - Eligible Candidates: Pastors who serve an LCMS congregation with a school, early childhood center, preschool, daycare, or other educational facility.  Awards will be presented at the Educators’ Conference on October 18, 2018, at Concordia Jr/Sr High School in Omaha.  Submit your nomination on or before September 8, 2018 by choosing an award and completing a nomination form at









In praise to the Lord of the church, Peace has hired two interns from Concordia-Nebraska to serve our high school youth ministry.  Here are their introductions:

My name is Noah Werts, and I'm from a small town in Northwestern Missouri called Edgerton. I live on a small farm with my parents and grandmother behind us. My other grandmother (on my mother's side) lives about five minutes away from us. My grandmas have taught me how to garden, cook, take care of animals and have been example of Godly living in my life. My mom and dad both work in downtown Kansas City. My mother does paralegal work and my dad is an attorney. They both have supported me in sports, academics and allowed me to travel around the country to see God's creation in state parks and on leadership training courses for Boy Scouts, of which I'm an Eagle Scout. I felt called to pursue church work at Lutheran Valley Retreat in Colorado two summers ago, and I have always wanted to help people in anyway I can. I'm hoping to learn a lot about myself and help people come closer to God by working at Peace this year. I love being outside and making people happy and trying to do God's work the best I can. 

Hey there! My name is Jeramy Willis, and I'm from the great state of Iowa; Cedar Rapids is my hometown. (Go Hawks!) I just finished my fifth year of studies at Concordia University in Seward, and I am studying to be a DCE. My other major is Psychology. (Don't worry, I won't psychoanalyze you!) I am super excited to serve this congregation, specifically the youth ministry. I have four years of camp counseling under my belt, so I look forward to hearing about some wacky camp games from the high schoolers. In my free time, I love playing music. I play acoustic guitar, I sing, and my main instrument is the bass guitar. I also really like to eat food. Not only is it necessary to survive, but it tastes good too!  What a blessing from God! I also love to travel and go road tripping in my car, "Shirley". In the next few years, I hope to graduate from Concordia and be called to a congregation as a DCE. I am looking forward to meeting all of you, and sharing in the joy God has given us through His Son, Jesus.









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”)


A lot of people get new stuff for the school year, and that means they bring the City Mission their used stuff. We need help sorting through the donations! Contact Casie Thompson at the Help Center to serve. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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")


Start your Sundays at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island by attending the worship services sponsored by the Nebraska District Lutheran Laymen’s League. On Sundays, August 26 and September 2, services will begin at 9 a.m. at the CHI Pavilion located near the main west gate to the fairgrounds. (Note the change in service location from past years.)  On August 26, worship will be led by Rev. Kevin McReynolds, pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Central City, with special music by the choir from Grace Lutheran Church, Grand Island.  On September 2, Rev. Dr. Heath Trampe, senior pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in York and assistant pastoral advisor of the Nebraska District LLL, will lead the service.  While at the Fair, also visit the LLL booth in the 4-H Building




US (“Judea")

You are cordially invited to attend an Evangelism Conference sponsored by the Indiana District’s Council for Congregational Outreach and hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church located in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 7 and 8, 2018. The theme of the conference is “Confessing Christ in a Contentious Culture: Speak the Truth in Love (Ephesians 4:15).”  This conference is open to all people, and the cost is $60.00 per person.  But if you register before August 25, 2018 the cost will be $49.00 per person—a savings of $11.00 per person! Registration includes a dinner on Friday night and lunch on Saturday. Registrations will be taken up and through the day of the event if there still is room. Registration will be capped at 250 people. For more info:



WORLD  (ends of the earth)

Every Saturday, 285 families form a line outside the warehouse at YLM to receive a package of groceries.  The majority of people seeking help are elderly men and women who live throughout El Paso County.  Families from Mexico that have border visas cross the nearby bridge seeking help at YLM.  Recently churches, grocers, and the West Texas Food Bank have generously donated large varieties of food so that people won’t go hungry.  Volunteers spend time in the warehouse every week and assist with distributions on Saturday mornings.  If you would like to take part, contact us for information. 






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..  









We wish Ashley Heitman well as she pursues employment outside of Peace beginning August 18th.  If you are interested in a part-time administrative assist/office manager position, please contact Pastor Wheeler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402.617.4100.


The SCRIP Committee is looking for a volunteer to handle the financial responsibilities of the program. Please contact Mavis Nielson, Rochell Frazier, Tonya Danson, or Pastor Wheeler if your are interested.  Thank you!


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



If you would like to purchase gift cards through SCRIP for gifts or yourself, 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!






 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 




Peaceful Beginnings is in need of teacher assistants and staff for before and after school from 7:00 to 8:30 am and 4 to 6:00 pm, who love God and kids, are dependable, reliable and full of energy, who can communicate well with both staff and parents, and lift up to 30lbs.  Applicants must be a team player, flexible, and be able to be operate near the floor on the children's level. Will take CPR, First Aid as well as other State required in-services. Part-time hours and days may vary.