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

WHERE ARE YOUR EYES TODAY?

“Where are your eyes today? … Gaze at the baby Jesus in the manger—born into humanity for you. Watch as Jesus teaches, heals, comforts, and calls lost people to Himself. Fix your eyes on Him as He hangs on that cross for you. And look joyfully at Him as He meets you after the resurrection—loving you, forgiving you, and sending you out into His world to share His love with others … Let’s fix our eyes on Jesus!” Dr. Kari Vo, Lutheran Hour Ministries 

 

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.  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.

 

WOULD YOU TAKE A TURN TO HELP SET UP CHAIRS ON A SATURDAY?

Would you please consider taking a turn (once a month?) on a Saturday to help set up chairs in the MAC for Sunday morning worship?  Your help would be greatly appreciated.  For more info:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402.786.2345. Thank you in advance!

  

Education

 

THANK YOU, TEACHERS, STUDENTS, PARENTS, MUSICIANS, MEDIA TEAM, ETC.!

Thank you to everyone who has helped with the Sunday School Christmas Worship/Program! We are so thankful the children were able to share the story of the birth of Jesus with all of you. Special thanks to all of the Sunday School teachers who helped children learn and practice their lines, the junior high students for giving their time to help out, Julie Wilshusen for playing piano and to all of the parents for helping your child/children be a part of the worship program, and the media team! 

 

ART CONTEST FOR KIDS IN K-8

It's that time of year again - Camp Luther is holding an art contest for all kids in grades K-8!   Entries can be sent in by individuals or by groups. The winner in each age group will receive a $100 scholarship to any youth camp session in 2022!   Art pieces should be related to the 2022 camp theme: "Rooted" with the theme verse of Ephesians 3:17-18. Please find a flyer with more information attached.  Entries must be received by Wednesday, January 26. This means this can be a before Christmas break project, at-home art fun during winter break, or a fun way to kick off the spring semester!  For more info:  Nicole, Program Director, Camp Luther of Nebraska, 1050 Road 4, Schuyler, NE 68661, (402) 352-5655, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

READ THROUGH THE BIBLE IN 2022  WITH THE MERRILLS

Looking for a guaranteed "game changer" for 2022?  Maybe you’re considering a magical diet or exercise program?  Well, how about reading through the Bible in a year?  See how the Bible is all connected. Gain a new understanding and appreciation for every book of the Bible.

It's the only marathon you will ever run that you will feel better when you finish than when you started! Ron and I are willing to be your "personal trainers" in whatever way helps you to reach this goal.  What are you waiting for?  January 1 is right around the corner!

Ron and Diane Merrill would like to invite you along on a journey that is guaranteed to change your life by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Read. the. whole. Bible. in. 2022. Yes!  It's possible!  Learn more by asking the Merrills on Sunday mornings or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE

Congress is considering legislation that would have an enormous impact on the delivery of pre-kindergarten and childcare services in this country. The Council of American Private Education (CAPE) has been working diligently to have Congress include faith-based providers in the Pre-K & Childcare Bill. Unfortunately, the bill as currently drafted would severely limit the ability of faith-based providers to participate. Please contact your U.S. representative and senators and tell them that they cannot expand access to pre-k and childcare by reducing the number of providers available to parents and families.  Please take a few moments and use this link to contact Congress about the pre-k/childcare legislation under consideration:  action.capenet.org.  Thank you for your advocacy for Christ-centered Pre-K and Childcare for children!

 

NEW GROUP STARTING, AND YOU ARE INVITED!  SEARCH FOR SIGNIFICANCE

From Dick and Sue Rockenbach:  “Our journey into young adult ministry (and the not-so-young) began in August of 1999. We had just returned from a mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico with a bunch of young folks from the UNL Chapel and various other churches.  On our kitchen counter top was a note that said “Dear Dick and Sue, I just want you to know how much that week in Mexico meant to me, because I had planned to kill myself the night before we left."  That was the start of The Search for Significance for us, and we have continued to see God change lives through this study for 22 years and shape their lives for Discipling Ministry.  “God’s love, expressed through His people and woven into our lives by His Spirit and His Word, can over a period of time, bring healing into our deepest of wounds and instill within us an appropriate sense of self worth.” (The Search for Significance. page 6).  We start January 11th at 7pm at Peace.  For more info:  Dick & Sue Rockenbach, 402-450-4443, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  "Mentoring Discipleship is best formed around a triad of: Relationship, Substance in learning, and Purpose".

 

 

 

 Fellowship 

THANK YOU FROM MARGE RADER

Thank you so much for the Cheer Basket. It was so yummy and very much appreciated!

~Marge Rader

 

ADULT FELLOWSHIP GROUP ( “O.W.L.S.” )

We have started a fellowship group and are calling ourselves OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livelier Saints).  It is a time of socializing, playing cards, games and all kinds of interesting times.  If you are single or a couple and 55 or older, come and join us and see what we are about.   Bring a friend.   We will be meeting every 2nd Thursday normally. We will meet January 13th at Ron and Maggie Ropte’s home. If you are interested and/or have questions, please contact Paul Carlson (402-340-3273), Karen Carlson (402-340-4404), Ron Ropte (402-440-9709) or Maggie Ropte (402-440-9539).   Hope to see you there!

 

LET'S GO TO THE TOBYMAC CONCERT!

Christian singer/songwriter TobyMac is coming to Omaha!  TobyMac has written and performed songs such as "Help is on the Way", "Me Without You" and "This is Not a Test". On March 17, we have the opportunity to go see TobyMac perform at the Baxter Arena. Tickets are on sale now through the Baxter Arena and www.ticketmaster.com. If you have any questions, please see DCE Intern Hannah McLaughlin (402-979-9170 or 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”)

THE M25 (Matthew 25) BINS ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR DONATIONS

There are a few black bins around the church that receive donations of food (M25—Feed the Hungry) and clothing (M25—Clothe the Naked).  Please considering serving the Lord by blessing the poor in these ways. 

 

 

REGIONAL (“Judea")

WAYS TO SERVE AT / THROUGH THE CITY MISSION

Our Help Center has an ongoing need where they need volunteers in order to successfully help the community. Especially right now as donations have picked up enormously. In case you are wondering, our Help Center is where our donations get organized, and then given out for free to those who are experiencing homelessness or poverty or have been affected by COVID. Donations like food, houseware items, clothing, etc!  Would you be so kind to pick a shift or two and help us resolve our issue and get back on track? This is a great opportunity for an individual, group, or a family!  To sign up for a shift at the Help Center, email or call Beneen, Volunteer Services Director at 402-475-1303 ext. 114 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - more details will be given as you sign up for a shift!  

Prep for Coat Giveaway October 26-November 5: We need help sorting coats for our big giveaway on November 5. Reach out to Katie, Marketing Manager, to sign up and help keep Lincoln warm! You can contact her via email or phone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 402-475-1303 ext 111.

 

Meal Serving – lunch is 11:00am-1:30pm; dinner is 4:30pm-7:30pm: If you are interested in meal serving and would like to get a list of dates to choose from, please reach out to Beneen Allen, Volunteer Services Director. You can contact via email or phone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 402-475-1303 ext 114.  Thank you for helping make a difference with Lincoln’s most vulnerable population.  That is truly, human kindness.  Grateful, Beneen Allen, Volunteer Services Director, 402-475-1303 ext. 114

 

US (“Judea") 

GO ENCOURAGE A MISSIONARY!

Plan now to visit Mission Central two miles east of Mapleton, Iowa to hear from these missionaries:  December 1, 2021, 1:00, Rev. Kip and Ivy Hoech, Asia; January 8, 2022, 1:00, Rev. James Sharp and family, Uruguay; January 18, 2022, 1:00, Missionary nurse Tirzah Krey, Latin America and Caribbean Region; February 26, 2022, 1:00, Jamielynn Tinkey Flores and Vicar Rafael Flores, Latin America and Caribbean Region; June 18, 2022, 1:00, Rev. Steve Oliver and family, Taiwan; July 9, 2022, 1:00, Barbara Rebentisch, Taiwan

 

WORLD  (ends of the earth)

OUR NEBRASKA FRIENDS SERVE IN EL PASO/JUAREZ

After having to reschedule their trip three times, five members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison, NE arrived on Saturday, later to be joined by seven members of Faith Lutheran Church in Branson, MO. Their last combined mission trip was in 2019 and they were excited to get back into the joy of building houses families can turn into a home.  Sarah and Judy worked together to measure out and cut insulation for the inside of the house.  Miguel, along with his wife Susana and their two children, were the recipients of the Trinity/Faith house, and the joy of what God was giving to them through these missionaries was evident every morning the team arrived at their little hillside lot.

With several years of experience in building these two-room houses, and the Servant Event Projects Facilitator’s growing knowledge, the team had the walls, rafters, and roof plywood up by the end of the first day. By Wednesday morning, the wiring had been completed, majority of the insulation was done, and sheetrock started going up.  Laura and Emily looked through the shopping list for housewarming gifts for the family.  “I enjoy coming on these trips,” Verlyn, the leader of the Trinity group, shared during a water break, “I mostly sit due to my job, so it’s satisfying to work with my hands and see what we can accomplish together.”  Not only did this team build the little two-room house, but they shared the generosity of both their congregations by purchasing home-warming gifts for this family of five. On Thursday, all the ladies of the team stayed behind and spent their morning shopping for towels, curtains and rods, floor mats, a nice-smelling candle, and other necessary items. These gifts were presented to the team after the house blessing took place, with both Susana and Miguel ready to move in the next few days.  Miguel and Susana provided delicious meals for the team’s lunch hour break.  “The timing on this house being built was perfect,” Susana shared on Wednesday morning while holding her little baby boy, “The owner of the one we’re renting has asked us to move out within a week, as he found someone else willing to pay more than we do. We’re grateful to have a house we can make into our home.”  Caleb, at 17, spent time kicking a ball while discussing anime with several of Miguel’s nephews.  With Miguel’s brothers living in the same property lot, Susana and Miguel will have access to a kitchen and a bathroom while they work to add on to their little house. Thanks to the housewarming gifts the team provided for the family, they are well on their way to making their little blue house into a long-term home.  Since some of Miguel’s brothers and nephews spoke English, there were many conversations. Also, Miguel and Susana prepared delicious food for the team’s lunch, provided water and sodas, and set out chairs in the shade for them to take breaks. The members of this team experienced gratitude and love in the tangible ways of food, conversation, and consideration as they shared God’s love through the tangible act of building a house. The two-church team made sure to set their dates for the 2022 year before leaving Saturday morning, all of them exhausted but blessed to have been able to love on Miguel, Susana, their children, and all the other family members they met throughout the week.  Call us at (915) 858-2588 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get more information on how you can bring down a Servant Event team for a week to help provide a home for a family in Juarez.  Don’t have a team?  Give us a call to ask about the 2022 Mix-n-Match Servant Event Week!

 

 Service

 

OFFICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Would you like to help out in the office during the week? We sure could use your help, anytime during “office hours” of 9am to noon, 1pm to 4pm. Want to pick a day of the week, or maybe just a morning or afternoon shift? Please contact our office manager, Megan Bream, at 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.

Stewardship

OFFICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Would you like to help out in the office during the week? We sure could use your help, anytime during “office hours” of 9am to noon, 1pm to 4pm. Want to pick a day of the week, or maybe just a morning or afternoon shift?  Please contact our office manager, Megan Bream, at 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.

 

     

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 

  

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.