NEWS BLOG

New Community Connections Series

Community Connections is presenting a 7-week series entitled Dialogues on Race.  We hope you can join us Sundays at 1:00 pm on Zoom beginning July 12. Following is a list of the session titles, followed by the focus of the session. 

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Tuesday Night Book Club

We will gather on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm beginning July 14 around Rev. Lenny Duncan’s book Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US.

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Hungry

There is so much for which the world hungers today – more justice, more peace…more connection…more care…and…also more food, quite literally. We know that as hard as times have been, they are likely to get harder as the buffers that have blunted some of the economic impacts of the pandemic fade away.

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Christmas in July

Let’s celebrate Christmas in July! On July 26, from 1:00 to 6:00 pm, you can drop off donations…both for our neighbors through Hill Country Community Ministries…and for Peace’s un-budgeted expenses to prepare for proper disinfection procedures when we regather in person.

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Dungeons and Dragons and Dads

Join us for Dungeons and Dragons Tuesdays at 7 pm on Zoom!

You can join the adventure here:

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Weekly Connections Update

Here are some of the ways to stay connected with Peace throughout the week:

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Beloved Community Dialogue

The Southwestern Texas Synod is offering resources and events to congregations as we are called to rebuild relationships and rebuild communities. Register Now for a dialog session on Thursday, July 2nd at 7 pm via zoom. The purpose of this event is to introduce

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Blood Drive at Peace June 17

***Update***
Many thanks to those who participated in the Blood Drive last Wednesday July 17. Together, we were able to collect over 28 pints for people in need. As the “We are Blood” logo states: Around here, giving is in our blood!

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Managing Chronic Health Conditions

By this point in time, we have all been exposed to various information about COVID-19. Perhaps one of the most important tips we’ve heard is related to the groups who are most at-risk for developing illness from the virus.

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Encouragement and Inspiration

Dear friends, this is a complicated and difficult time. In the midst of a pandemic…with great unrest in our nation…we continue to hear the call of Christ to proclaim God’s love and justice.

In times like this I want to offer you encouragement…and inspiration…


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Congrats 2020 High School Grads!

Blessings for our High School Graduates of 2020!

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Living Legacy

As a child, one of my favorite memories were those sitting at the feet of my grandparents as they told stories from their past. I learned about their experience with the Great Depression, time spent in an orphanage, the end of segregation, and so much more. Although I also learned about these historical events in school, their personal stories were invaluable.

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New! Connect to Worship by Phone

If you or someone you know isn’t able to connect to worship through our online offerings, we have added a new way to connect by phone. Each week Sunday worship will be accessible for the week by calling 512-886-8617.

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Pentecost is Coming

While we will observe Pentecost very differently this year than we often do, there are a few special things happening that we want you to know about for worship on May 31.
 
1) We will be having a Zoom fellowship time after worship that Sunday morning.

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Fifth Sunday Donations

At the beginning of this year the Board of Congregational and Community Care (C&CC) had made plans for 2020. Like everything else, these just do not make a lot of sense anymore.

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When the New Normal Isn’t Normal

In just a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has turned our lives upside-down and has made things unpredictable, uncontrollable, and unprecedented. We are no longer just anxious about the virus itself, but the

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Worshipping Together While Apart

Worship leadership needs have changed during this time of required isolation and we have implemented a new plan which provides flexibility during this changing time.

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Children’s Chapel – The Holy Spirit

Peace Preschool families and all others with young children are welcome to join in this brief chapel service for children.
Told based on the Spark Story Bible story “The Holy Spirit”, copyright 2009, Augsburg Fortress Publishing. Shared by permission.


Children’s Chapel – Jesus Makes Us Part of His Work

Peace Preschool families and all others with young children are welcome to join in this brief chapel service for children.
Told based on the Spark Story Bible story “The Great Commission”, copyright 2009, Augsburg Fortress Publishing. Shared by permission.


Preventative Health Care

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month and is used to promote healthy practices in men like exercising, healthy eating and regular health checkups. In honor of this month,

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Weekly Connections

Lectionary & Life – Discussion Group
Sundays at 5:00 PM
Join from your computer, tablet or phone on GotoMeeting*
*See the weekly email or email us for the access details
 
Morning Prayer
Mondays at 9:00 AM

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Staying Behind…

I’m not sure how you’re feeling as this new chaotic world continues to swirl around our enclosed lives. Everyday life seems full of the shadows of strange threats where we are accustomed to feeling safe


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CROP Walk 2020 – Thank You!

A huge thank you to each of the PLC walkers/fundraisers that helped us again exceed our goal of $10,000. Rodger Ericson has been a rock star for us

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Children’s Chapel – The Road to Emmaus

 

Peace Preschool families and all others with young children are welcome to join in this brief chapel service for children.
Told based on the Spark Story Bible story “The Road to Emmaus”, copyright 2009, Augsburg Fortress Publishing. Shared by permission.


Last Call For Crop Walk 2020

LAST CALL for the Leander-Cedar Park CROP Hunger Walk!
For everyone’s convenience, please go to here and make your donation count toward the Peace Lutheran goal of $10,000. We have currently raised $8,902. Thank you for your support!