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

Summer Spontaneous Singing! 

Join with fellow singers to help lead 8 am  worship on July 15 and 22.  Meet in the choir transept at 7:30 a.m. to rehearse, and share your gifts through service.  If you can't make it that early, just come sing with the choir anyway.  All voices welcome!

 

PREPARE FOR NEXT SUNDAY

You are invited to prepare for the next gathered Sunday worship by meditating on these Scripture readings: Jeremiah 23:1–6; Ephesians 2:11–22; Mark 6:30–44

 

 

 

  

  

     

  

Education

SUPERBOOK Summer Sunday School

Each Sunday morning during our 9:15-10:15 Sunday School hour, families with children are welcome to come to the commons area in the lower level for a SUPERBOOK video and activities!  These videos are engaging for all ages and provide great applications of Bible truths in our lives.  See you this Sunday to learn more about Job!

 

    

 

 Fellowship 

 

 

   

 

 

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.

 

LIFEQUOTE FOR TODAY

“We need to embrace the God Who is found in suffering. He is the man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. He’s the Lord who was impaled on a cross. We’d rather Jesus be mild-mannered and mild-tempered, and we’d rather listen to Him preach about lilies in a field of flowers. We don’t want to go down that hard path of Calvary. But once we do, I think then we can gain compassion. Because compassion means ‘with suffering.’ Christian compassion means suffering with the sufferings of Christ.” Joni Eareckson Tada

 

REGIONAL (“Judea")

ICE CREAM WITH THE HOUGES

Claude Houge, former pastor at Mt. Calvary and also former missionary with LCMS and Lutheran Bible Translators (23 years in Africa) will be at Pacific Hills Lutheran Church, 1110 S 90th St, Omaha, NE 68124, for a presentation and ice-cream social on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 7:00 PM. He and his wife are returning to Ghana to teach the children of a missionary family with Lutheran Bible Translators.  This all happened rather quickly, and they would like to get to Ghana to begin the school year in September.  Consider joining us on the 18th and prayerfully consider supporting their work.

 

US (“Judea")

Delivery to Wind River Reservation

On May 29th Dennis Meier & Dick Troester of Orphan Grain Train delivered about 600 boxes of clothing, shoes, quilts, blankets and more to the Lutheran Church on the Wind River reservation in Wyoming. Those items will be given to needy residents on the reservation.

 

WORLD  (ends of the earth)

PERSECTUTED CHRISTIANS IN CHINA

Lacheng Ren, a Christian sponsoring a new Christian bookstore in Taiyuan, China, and Wenxi Li, a Christian bookstore employee, were arrested and sentenced to prison terms for their role in the Enyu Bookstore in Taiyuan. On June 17, 2013, Lacheng Ren was sentenced to five years in prison by the court of Xiaodian district of Taiyuan in central China.  In 2012, Wenxi Li, a book store worker in Beijing, traveled to Shanxi province to help local Christians there open a new book store in the capital city of Taiyuan. But police raided the new business, Enyu Bookstore, and confiscated hundreds of books that Wenxi had brought with him from Beijing.  According to the South China Morning Post, one security worker allegedly shouted at Wenxi and his co-workers, “Don’t you dare bring Christian culture here. This is our turf.”  On Dec. 19, 2012, Wenxi was asked to come to a police station to retrieve the $6,000 worth of books that police had seized. But when he arrived at the police station, he was immediately arrested and sent to prison. Police were quoted as saying Wenxi was denied bail because of the seriousness of his “crime.”  Shortly after Wenxi was arrested, in an apparently coordinated move, Lancheng Ren was also arrested at his home. Lancheng Ren is not an employee of the bookstore, but is one of the founders.  Voice Of the Martyrs contacts heard Lacheng Ren was released on bail in early 2017. However, "he rarely communicates with anyone due to severe restraint and his hurt."  Please continue to pray for him.

 

 

 

 

 

 Service

 

OFFICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

In order to be good stewards of the resources God has given us, we strive to be efficient in our operations.  But we also need to have redundancy built into our system.  To accomplish that, we are looking for volunteers who would like to learn "mission critical" functions in the church office to assist the Administrative Assistant when out of the office - worship folders, powerpoints, membership records, etc.  Would you please consider volunteering during weekday mornings?  If so, please let us know what days and times work best for you.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402.617.4100.  Thank you serving the Lord and His Peace people!

  

 

ATTEND DISASTER RELIEF CONFERENCE

Harvey. Irma. Maria. This past year seemed to be the year of the hurricane as many of our communities were significantly affected by storm after storm. Still others were affected by fires, earthquakes, tornadoes and other disasters.  It is in these moments of great suffering that the Church is able to deliver great comfort through body-and-soul care, chiefly in the proclamation of Christ and His saving Gospel.  That’s why I hope you’ll make plans to join us Oct. 16–18 at the 2018 National Disaster Response Conference, which will be held at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.  We’ll learn practical ways to love and serve people whose lives have been ripped apart by catastrophe; We’ll hear from pastors, disaster coordinators and others who have experienced and responded to significant disasters in the past year; and We’ll hear presenters explain best practices concerning mercy in the Church, both in the past and in the present.  The conference — “Lift High the Cross: The Comfort of Christ for Those Who Suffer” — will conclude with a banquet on Thursday evening. Come and share your experience, or simply learn from others.  Spouses are invited to attend, and registration is only $30 per person. Meals are included. Register here: lcms.regfox.com/2018-disaster-response-national-conference.  We hope you’ll join us for this special time of learning and fellowship!  In Christ,  Rev. Dr. Ross Johnson  Director, LCMS Disaster Response

 

  

 

        

Stewardship

 

 50th ANNIVERSARY PICTORIAL DIRECTORY

Peace will be celebrating  50 years, in 2019, and what better way than to update your family picture!  Pictures will be taken August 7-11, from 2 to 9 pm weekdays, and 10 to 5 pm weekend.  Please sign up Peace’s website or between services in the Welcome Center.  We are also looking from Host Couples to help out on those days.  Please let Ashley Heitman know if you are available to help.

 

GIFT CARD THROUGH SCRIP AVAILABLE

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!

 

 

 

   

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 

 TEMPORARY COOK NEEDED

Peaceful Beginnings is looking for a part-time temporary cook for 4-6 weeks. The hours would be 10 am to 1 pm, two days a week.  If you know anyone, please contact Kayla. Thank you!

 

 

 

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.