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

CONGRATULATIONS 2021 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES! 

Please come and help us celebrate Peace’s graduating high school seniors. On May 16th, at the 8am Majestic Praise service, we will be celebrating their wonderful accomplishments. They have all worked very hard in this time of uncertainty and inconsistency, BUT the Lord has, and will continue, to provide! Below is a list of our Seniors and their future plans/studies.  Nikolai Buss will be attending Southeast Community College and studying Pre-Pharmacy.  Treyton Cockerill will be attending the University of Nebraska-Kearney and studying Biochemistry.  Adellin Doyen will be attending the Bryan College of Health Sciences and will be going to Pre-Med school, then Med school, and will eventually become a Pediatrician.  Trae Greve will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and studying Criminal Justice.  Jacob Kleinbeck will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and studying Pre-Med.  Lucas Kleinbeck will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and studying Business Administration.  Maximus Miller will be possibly attending Southeast Community College and is currently undecided.  Brooke Oliver will be attending the American Musical and Dramatic Academy College of Performing Arts and will be doing dance.  Leah Rasmussen will be attending the University of Colorado-Boulder and studying Aerospace Engineering through a Navy ROTC Scholarship and then doing eight years of military service.  Conrad Schroeder will be attending Southwestern Iowa Community College and studying welding.  Drew Sondgeroth will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and studying construction management.  Cole Sorensen will be attending Southwestern Iowa Community College and studying Criminal Justice.  Haley Williamson will be attending Wayne State and studying Computer Information Systems.

 

DID YOU ATTEND 7AM ASH WEDNESDAY AND/OR NOON GOOD FRIDAY?

If so, we'd like your input.  Would you recommend we offer these alternate-time services in the future?  If so, would you attend?  Please share your comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Thanks in advance!

 

GET PAID TO CARE FOR CHILDREN ON SUNDAY MORNINGS

We are blessed to be able to provide childcare for children, Birth through Age 3, on Sunday mornings from 10:15am to 11:45am!  We are in need of an additional person (employee) to serve in this way, with Leah Rasmussen as leader.  If you are interested, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402.617.4100.

   

  

Education

 

4TH-THURSDAY STUDY SWITCHING TO 4TH-TUESDAY (in June)

Starting in June, the "4th-Thursday" Bible study at 10:30am in the Welcome Center will be switching to the 4th-Tuesday of the month.  Currently we're studying The Letter to the Galatians.  You are welcome and invited to join in!  For more info:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402.786.2345.

 

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..

 

CHOO CHOO!  WE NEED YOU... at Rocky Railway VBS!

Currently, we are in need of some individuals to assist with Bible Adventures, Chew Chew Snacks, and Decorations! Within Bible Adventures, you would be helping the children learn and experience Bible stories throughout the week. At Chew Chew Snacks, you would be serving awesome snacks to the children that go along with the important Bible points. We are also looking for more people to help with decorations. This is something that is done on the Sunday prior to the start of VBS so it is perfect for those who may not be able to commit during the week! Remember VBS is July 19th-23rd from 9am-12pm. If you are interested in one of these areas, please contact Morgan Pralle, DCE Intern, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Faith Nimtz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. !

 

 

 

 

 

 Fellowship 

TRUE RECONCILIATION (RACIAL OR OTHERWISE) HAPPENS ONLY IN CHRIST

“We pray in our services for ‘the race of man’ not the races of man. There is only one race. All else are ethnic, national, cultural, or other differences. We’ve past histories to trouble us to be sure—like the Irish and the English, the Jew and the Christian, the Greek and the Ottoman Turk, and the slave and the slave owner—but there is no place from which a genuine reconciliation can emerge today, except in Christ. The goal is fellowship, brotherhood in Christ.” James M. Kushiner, The Fellowship of St. James

 

DO YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN YOUTH MINISTRY?

Age does not matter! We all have special God-given gifts. There are many areas where you could serve in youth ministry i.e. adult volunteer, mentoring, group leader, service, etc. Due to COVID, there will be options for you to attend off-site/virtually if needed. If this sounds like something you would be interested in please contact Morgan Pralle, DCE Intern, to set up a time to meet!  “You are the body of Christ. Each one of you is a part of it.” (1 Corinthians 12:27)  EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. PHONE: 507.358.2733

 

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 AS PEACE'S (CO-)LEADER FOR JULY 4TH FAMILY FUNFEST

So far, the community festivities for July 4th are on!  The Fourth lands on a Sunday this year, so the parade is tentatively scheduled for 1pm.  Would you be willing to serve by being the leader (or co-leader) of our Family FunFest, starting around 3pm?  Former leader, Haleigh Benson, isn't available to help on the Fourth, but is willing to be one of your pre-planning helpers!  For more info:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  God bless America!

 

WE CANNOT STAY SILENT - HERE'S HOW TO SPEAK OUT AS A CHRISTIAN...

When it comes to talking about all the major cultural issues, Christians are struggling. Whether it has to do with diversity, race, gender, sexuality, social justice, free speech, or poverty...it is hard to speak up. We are living in fear and silence because of the world's hostility to our values and convictions.  How can we move beyond fear and boldly accept the challenge of representing Christ to a world that desperately needs Him?  That's what the book, We Will Not Be Silenced, is all about.  It's about how we can engage the culture and stand against its influences.  It's about how we can have the courage to gently speak the truth with love and compassion.  If we want to be faithful to our calling, we cannot stay silent. We must speak up. This book will show us how.  (From Pastor's disclaimer: "I have not read this book yet, so I don't know about its theology.  Please read appropriately critically with your 'Lutheran eyes'.").  https://www.christianbook.com/silenced-responding-courage-cultures-assault-christianity/erwin-lutzer/9780736981798/pd/981798

 

PEACE WOMEN SMALL GROUP

The Peace Women group will start this Tuesday the 4th at Trackside at 11:30am. We welcome any woman who wants to join a small group.  For more info:  Eileen Hall, 402-540-6912

 

FRONT DESK HELP AT LINCOLN LUTHERAN

The front desk at Lincoln Lutheran is looking for someone that can help us out this year and next year (being a sub for us) by answering phones, help with our sweet students, etc. If you are interested to hear more about this, please email Korinna and Keli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get all the details.

 

 

REGIONAL (“Judea")

A DAY FOR CELEBRATION AT THE UNIVERSITY CHAPEL!

Rebecca was confirmed on a recent Sunday at University Lutheran Chapel in Lincoln. She began meeting on Tuesdays with Pastor Bill Steinbauer (first via Zoom, later in-person) more than a year ago, Together, they went page-by-page through the Small Catechism. Rebecca came with questions. Meeting with Rebecca, Pastor Bill reports, was a highlight of his week. “Students engage because they are motivated, and they have just enough life experience to really care about the questions they are asking.” Rebecca’s confirmation that Sunday at the Chapel was a celebration.  Please consider supporting this important ministry of the Nebraska District LC-MS. Donations to the Chapel will be more than doubled – thanks to generous matching gift challenges from the Lienemann and Dunklau Foundations. For more information, contact Joyce at the District Office at (402) 643-2961. To support this ministry, go to ndlcms.org and click on “Donate and Pay”

 

GO ENCOURAGE A MISSIONARY

Plan now to come visit Mission Central, two miles east of Mapleton, Iowa to hear from these missionaries:  June 10, 2021, 10:00. Phil and Cheryl Magness, West & Central Africa; June 19, 2021, 1:00 Rev. Mike Paul and Family, Taiwan; 1:30, Rev. Joel Fritsche and family, Dominican Republic; August 21, 2021, 6:00, Rev. David Baker and Family, Eurasia; September 25, 2021, Erin Mackenzie, Dominican Republic

 

US (“Judea") 

SUPPORT CALEB GIESLER ON HIS SUMMER MISSION

"Hi everyone, I'm Caleb Giesler, and I grew up at Peace until I moved to Columbus Ohio to attend The Ohio State University in 2018. Since being in college I have continued to grow in my faith and stay connected to God by participating in an organization called Campus Outreach. Campus Outreach is a student organization that connects students looking to deepen their relationships with God.  They host weekly meetings discussing how God has been working in students' lives, and how we can live our lives as servants of God's word. This summer I have been blessed with the opportunity to participate in the Summer Leadership Program put on by Campus Outreach. It is an 8-week program in Petoskey, Michigan where students from Ohio State and nearby universities come together to spend the summer diving into God's word. I'm looking forward to growing in my faith and learning more about discipleship and evangelism. This is also a great opportunity for me to build lasting relationships with like-minded peers who want to live a God-pleasing life. I'm looking for support to cover the costs of the program for this summer. If you would like to help in this way, donations can be made at www.cocolumbus.org/slp. Thank you all for your support and prayers, and thank you for keeping Peace a great place to return to when I am able to make it home. "

 

HELP VERITAS (LUTHERAN K-8) ACADEMY

Veritas (Lutheran) Academy believes that faith and identity in God is a needed part of understanding life. It is rooted in the Truth of who God is and who He makes us to be. Veritas has chosen the micro-school model.  They are intentionally small (class sizes) with the vision of starting new campuses in the future.  Pastor Mark and Jenny Hotopp started Veritas, and now after their third academic year, they're busting at the seams. They've been leasing a small, 2000 sq. ft. building (with one bathroom) and have 32 students.  Their enrollment for next year looks to be passing 50 students. In order to accommodate these new students and future ones to come, they're looking to purchase a 10-acre piece of land and a 9000 sq. ft. modular building (until a more permanent building can be built). They're working with LCEF to secure a loan, but they need to raise at least $300,000 in donations or pledges to secure the loan. If you would like to help, contact Pastor Hotopp at (214) 284-6539, or through their Facebook page. 

 

SHARING GOSPEL THROUGH MARIACHI

For twenty years, Mariachi San Pablo of Adelante Ministries has traveled throughout the United States and Mexico to share the Good News mariachi style...reaching across cultural boundaries, cultivating God's Word through music, and encouraging faith-growth as they raise up leaders within, and without, the church.  When you participate in our Raffle & Silent Auction you will be spreading the seed of the Gospel to thousands of people desiring to feel the joy of God's love. Here's how:  https://ylm2021.rallyup.com/ylm2021/Auction, or text YLM2021 to (855) 202-2100 to access the Raffle & Silent Auction now!  Raffle prizes and auction items, unless specified as El Paso only, will be shipped to you, and thanks to a Thrivent Action Grant, 100% of funds raised will be going to the areas of mercy at YLM.

 

WORLD  (ends of the earth)

UPDATE FROM GRULKE MISSIONARIES IN BOTSWANA

Rule number one for cross-cultural living and working is “Be flexible.” Rule number two is…”Be flexible.” April did not go how we had planned. We started off the month with a trip into nature. We enjoyed Easter together with some special friends and enjoyed God’s beautiful creation. The kids were off school for April (their school year is divided into trimesters with about a month off in between). We had lots of plans for fun and friends, but we spent most of the month quarantined due to COVID. In months like this, we are reminded that God’s kingdom does not depend on our productivity, and we are thankful that God chooses to use us, even in our sickness, weakness, and sin.  Carl’s grandfather (who we called Opa) passed away this month. Carl was hoping to get back to the US for the funeral, but a positive COVID test ruled that out. We are thankful that we had fairly mild cases and have recovered. We are sad that Carl couldn’t return and be with his family during this time. We are also thankful for the rich and full life that Opa lived.  The Shekgalagari project is making great progress! They only have four books left to check with the community. After that, we will check the remaining books with the consultant and he will give the final stamp of approval for publishing the whole New Testament. We are still hoping the launch can happen in 2021.  Prayer requests:  For our health-we have had lots of illness in the last couple of months; For continued momentum for the Wayeyi community and translation project coming off of a successful launch of the book of Mark; For Kelsey's final paper and continuing education; For Matshwane International Primary School (the kids' school) as they enter term 2; For our new consultant and for our old consultant as he retires; For safe and beneficial travels; That God would continue to provide for our ministry through partners like you.  For more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 Service

 

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, and Ginny Oliver has agreed to be your Assistant Coordinator!  For more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

SERVE THE LORD THROUGH COMMON THREADS MINISTRY

Join us (sewing is even optional)!  Common Threads hosts workdays on alternating Monday evenings from 4-6pm @ Messiah Lutheran Church. Sign Up: Wendy Rich 402.202.4990 or 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

SUMMER INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE  (OR PART-TIME JOB FOR QUALIFIED CANDIDATE)

Peace is offering a summer internship for a student who would like to work in the church office doing administrative work (If you are not a student, but are interested in a part-time job, you are invited to apply as well!). She or he will work under the leadership of Office Manager, Megan Bream, and will work approximately 20 hours per week.  The candidate should have skills in Microsoft Office applications and email, and be willing/capable of learning the phone system.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Megan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 402.786.2345.

 

     

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 

  

SEEKING ASSISTANT (TO) DIRECTOR

Peaceful Beginnings is seeking an Assistant Director or Assistant to the Director.  This could either be a 30-hour/week, part-time position, or a full-time one with benefits if the candidate has a Lutheran Teacher's Diploma and is rostered with the LCMS.  The candidate should have a love for the Lord and His children, be Christ-like in character and behavior, a team player, flexible, organized, a member in good standing of an LCMS congregation, and have a passion for early childhood education/child care as a means to reach families with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Preferred, but not required: a degree in education.  For more information, contact Director Kayla Baker at 402.786.2345 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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.