NEWS BLOG

Reformation Ready Potlucks

Post-worship potluck gatherings in October!

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Potluck and Lutheranism 10/1

This Sunday… Food and… a chat about Lutheranism & Peace
 
You may have noticed that Sundays after worship lately, there is often food and…something else…a potluck lunch and conversation topic. We are working to make this a consistent part of our weekly schedule. Some weeks, perhaps we will just have food and informal fellowship. Some weeks there will be a guest leader or formal presentation on a topic…or a service opportunity.

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Welcome Vicar Brady

Vicar Brady is beginning at two-year, part-time internship with Peace, and we welcome him in worship this Sunday, September 17. Please plan to stay after worship for some extra getting-to-know-you time!


Sept 24 Pastor Katy Visit

Pastor Katy Miles-Wallace Visiting September 24
While Vicar Brady Wayne and Pastor Carolyn are at Ebert Ranch on retreat with our confirmation students learning about the Lord’s Prayer, Pastor Katy Miles-Wallace, synod staff member and pastor of Technicolor Ministries will be leading worship at Peace.

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50th Anniversary

You are invited to join us for a celebration of 50 years of worship, service, and community on Sunday September 10 at 3:00 pm.


Faith Formation for All Ages

The new program year is here! This year, the children’s circle will meet weekly at 9:30 AM, before worship. Middle school students are invited to join our confirmation cohort (email Pastor Carolyn for information). We also anticipate having at least 2 post-worship learning and fellowship events for adults each month. The schedule will be announced soon, as we gather feedback. Feel free to share your input using the Spiritual Development Survey here.


Rally Day 8/27

Tables with food, beverages, friends and enlightenment await you in the narthex at Peace Lutheran Church on August 27, 2023, following our 10:00 AM service.

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Welcome Vicar Brady Fox

As we look to the beginning of the new program year, we are excited to welcome a new seminary intern to the Peace staff this September. Vicar Brady Fox is a student at Wartburg Seminary and will be with us for about 20 hours a week for 2 years. Here is a bit of an introduction:

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Backpack Blessing 8/13

Blessing of the Backpacks, August 13
All are invited to bring a bag or backpack for a special blessing Sunday, August 13 …whether students, teachers, workers, crafters, or anything in between….


Austin Pride 8/12

Mark your Calendar: Saturday August 12
Austin celebrates PRIDE on August 12 with a festival and parade. Peace and area Lutheran congregations and organizations join in the celebration.

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Vicar Taylor Farewell

It’s time to say farewell. Vicar Taylor’s last Sunday at Peace is July 30th. After that, she will have completed all seminary requirements and will begin interviewing for her first call. Vicar Taylor has been a blessing to Peace’s community, and we send her with our prayers and blessings.


Book Club July 2023

Peace’s Book Club meets the 2nd Thursday of each month on zoom. The next meeting is Thursday, July13 at 1:30 PM. The book this month is The Book of Lost Names by Kristen Harmel. The August book will be The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. If you wish to be added to the book club email list and/or receive the zoom link, please email us.


Women’s Bible Study

The Women’s Morning Bible Study group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month on zoom. Our next gathering is Wednesday, July 12 at 9:30 AM. We use the current study/devotion from the Women of the ELCA Magazine, Gather. We read and discuss the material together so no preparation is required. We’d love to have you join us this month.
 
To get the lesson and bible readings or the zoom link please email us.


Save the Date in script

Upcoming Anniversary

Save the Date in script

Peace Lutheran Church 
is celebrating
50 years of ministry 

with a Service of Gratitude  

Sunday, September 10, 2023        at 3:00 p.m. 

Reception to follow with Food, Fellowship & Memories 



VBS June 19-23

We are so excited for the return of Vacation Bible School this year at Peace. VBS will be June 10-23, 2023, 9am-12pm. Camp staff from Lutherhill  will lead us in a great week about prayer with all the things you love about VBS: friends, songs, crafts, and games. VBS is open to kids who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. Our registration fee is flexible. Space is limited, so register soon to reserve your slots. Register now!


Water from the Well

Water from the Well: New & Re-newing Member Series

If you are new or returning to Peace…or just looking to renew connections to God and others, we will be hosting a series of sessions for fellowship, learning and conversation this Spring. This series is always shaped by those who wish to participate.


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Crawfish Boil May 28

THE ANNUAL PENTECOST CRAWFISH BOIL!
 
Come celebrate Pentecost and Confirmation n Sunday, May 28 at the Peace Crawfish Boil!

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Communion Learning Day

The Mystery of Holy Communion -Intergenerational Learning Day May 21
 
From time to time we pause to reflect and celebrate the gift and mystery of Holy Communion. Sometimes people are preparing to join the feast for the first time…and others may just be ready to think again about the meaning of this sacrament.

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CROP Walk 2023 Team

WELL DONE CROP WALK 2023 TEAM!
Thanks to all who helped support the Leander/Cedar Park CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, April 16.
It’s not too late to donate if you haven’t gotten around to it yet!
Thank you for your dedication in serving our most vulnerable neighbors around the block and around the world!


Holy Week & Easter 2023

Our Lenten journey continues, and Holy Week is soon approaching. Below is the worship schedule for the rest of our journey to the cross and the empty tomb.

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Lent 2023

Lent with Peace Lutheran Church –

Lent arrives February 22, with Ash Wednesday. Below are some of the ways we will journey through Lent this year. (Worship services will be available in person on campus and via livestream unless announced otherwise.)

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Lord of Life

Joining with our Lord of Life Neighbors

As many of you know, Lord of Life Lutheran Church – our nearest ELCA neighbor – voted last spring to conclude their ministry together within the next year. They are now coming to the end of that time, and there are a few ways we can be with them in this transition and in looking to the future:

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Summer Camps

Summer Camps with Cross Trails Ministry


It’s that time of year…to start thinking about summer camp opportunities with Cross Trails Ministry! Based in the Hill Country of southwestern Texas, Cross Trails Ministry offers summer camp and retreats to thousands each year. Two sites are at the heart of this ministry, Lutheran Camp Chrysalis near Kerrville and Ebert Ranch Camp near Harper.


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CROP Walk 2023

The Leander/Cedar Park CROP Hunger Walk will be on Sunday, April 16 at Twin Lakes Family YMCA Trailhead Pavilion. We’ll gather at 1:30pm for registration and send-off on our 5K walk shortly thereafter.

The Peace Team page is 
https://events.crophungerwalk.org/2023/team/peace-lutheran-austin

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Looking Ahead

Below are some dates to pencil in for exciting things coming up…though details are still being finalized.


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