NEWS BLOG

Important Opportunities in the Community Coming Up!

There are a number of events coming up in the wider Lutheran community well worth your consideration. If you are interested in attending and in need of financial support to make your participation possible, please feel free to contact Pastor Carolyn. We don’t want money to be the barrier that prevents anyone from doing the ministry to which they are called!
 

Saturday, February 3

Senior Fest

(Christ Lutheran in Georgetown)

Keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. Gerald Kieschnick speaking on “Being Lutheran in 2018,” and a wide variety of workshop sessions will be available. Early registration is $25 (through January 28). More information at: https://txlcms.org/event/central-texas-senior-fest/.

 


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MLK Day of Service

“Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great because greatness is determined by service…You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.”
—Martin Luther King Jr.
 

As we near the annual celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. we would like to honor him with a day of service. This year we have looked internally to members of our own congregation who could use some help. This may include:
1. housework,
2. maintenance, or
3. yard work.

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Support Peace With Amazon Smile

 
***Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday and throughout the year and Amazon donates to Peace Lutheran Church. All you have to do is start by clicking here: smile.amazon.com/ch/74-1898677


Water from the Well

Journey for New Members…and Everyone!

Sundays, January 28 – March 25

For all new to faith and the church, or new to Peace Lutheran, or seeking to be re-newed (including those who have been here a long time and have reached a time of transition or a call to deepen their discipleship)! 


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Faith Community Health Ministries

 New Ministry to Start at Peace

I am excited and blessed at the opportunity to begin a health ministry at Peace Lutheran Church. I come to Peace as a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Parish Nurse Association and the Texas Health Ministries Network. You can read about Parish nursing in past editions of Living Lutheran or at http://elpna.org. To start this ministry, we will begin by offering Blood Pressure screenings on the second Sunday of the month, in the Narthex, starting at 9:45 am.

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December Events

Thursday 12.7

12:00 pm – Preschool Christmas Sing-Along
 

Friday, 12.8

7:00 pm — Christmas Movie Classics: Die Hard (rated R)
 

Saturday, 12.16

3:30 pm – Sunday School Program Practice
4:30 pm – Cookies & Hot Chocolate Happy Hour (with Caroling Warm Up)
5:15 pm – Depart for Christmas Caroling at Avalon Memory Care

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Hill Country Christmas Bureau Giving Tree

 
Hill Country Christmas Bureau is a non-profit organization that provides gifts for children, teens, adults and elderly in our community who without your generosity would NOT have a gift to open. Please prayerfully consider taking a card from the Giving Tree to help bring a smile to a face this Christmas.  Place the unwrapped gift under the Giving Tree by end of day Sunday, December 10.  Merry Christmas!


The True Meaning of the Christmas Tree

Performance: Sunday, December 17 at 9:45 AM.

Rehearsal: Saturday December 16 at 3:30 PM, followed by cocoa and caroling.

This year’s Christmas program will take place on Sunday December 17th, during the Sunday school hour. We will be performing a play called “The True Meaning of the Christmas Tree.” Everyone is invited to participate, whether they be kindergartners, highschoolers, or adults!

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We’re Reconciling in Christ… Now What?

Last March, members of Peace Lutheran Church adopted a Welcome Statement that specifically calls out our desire to welcome people “of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities…including those who are gay, lesbian, and bisexual; and those who are transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming.” On the last Sunday in January, we’ll celebrate our commitment. Let’s begin with a conversation about how we got here, what it means and where we are going with this new outreach effort. Join us at 10 a.m. on December 10, January 7, and January 21.