Online Workshop Series

Online Workshop Series: Dear Fellow White Christians
Hosted by Peace Lutheran Church – Austin, Texas in collaboration with The 787 Collective of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
 
You are invited to join Lutheran campus minister, author & activist Elle Dowd for a series of 3 workshops on leveraging white privilege in spiritual community. Register here
Please plan to attend all three sessions if you can!
 
October 13, Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Zoom
Storytelling as a Tool to Leverage Your White Privilege in the Church
Narrative is one of the most important tools at our disposal to dismantle white supremacy. Join Elle Dowd (she/her), author of Baptized in Tear Gas, for an interactive workshop on framing our stories to inspire transformation.
 
October 16, Saturday, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Author’s Event – Baptized in Tear Gas: From White Moderate to Abolitionist
In Baptized in Tear Gas, minister and activist Elle Dowd (she/her) tells the gripping story of her transformation into an Assata Shakur-reading, courthouse-occupying abolitionist with an arrest record, hungry for the revolution. Thanks to deep relationships with people in Ferguson and St. Louis, and to experiencing a fraction of the system for herself–including the fear of rubber bullets, the shock of sound cannons, and running from tear gas–Dowd fully committed to the work of anti-racism and abolition. Now she wants to help other white allies do the same.
 
October 20, Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Zoom
Spiritual Imagination and Social Change
Scripture tells us that our spiritual ancestors dreamed of a world where everyone will have what they need to thrive – a world without white supremacy, where people are healed, the hungry are fed, captives are liberated, and prisoners are set free. Elle Dowd (she/her) will lead us in a workshop on the role of the Church in our collective liberation and teach us about the steps needed to move our dreams into action. Read more…


Turkey Drive 2021

Each year we find that families in our neighborhood need assistance with their holiday meals. Peace is raising money throughout October to supply meals to those in need through our partnership with Hill Country Community Ministries (HCCM). HCCM is currently serving about 400 families every month. Last year Peace was able to provide meals for 78 families. $25 will provide a family a meal that includes a turkey, dressing, corn, green beans, sweet potatoes and a pie. Please prayerfully consider a contribution of part or a whole meal. Give online through our website (choose Turkey Drive from the drop down box) or by check made payable to Peace Lutheran Church with “Turkey Drive” in the memo. Checks can be placed in the offering plate or sent to Peace Lutheran Church, PO Box 171047 Austin, Tx 78717-0039.
Thanks for your generous support of our neighbors in need!


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10/17/21

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Here’s your chance to dive deep into the finances of the congregation and to ask any questions that you might have before the congregational meeting on November 14. The Peace finance team will be available to discuss the council’s approved ministry plan for 2022 and the outlook for 2021 and beyond. We hope you can join us Sunday Oct 17 at 1:00 pm on Zoom.


On site worship

Numbers of COVID hospitalizations continue to decline, and we remain in Stage 4 level safety guidelines (as of this writing). We give thanks for lower infection and hospitalization rates in our community…as we also continue to keep our health care and other essential workers, and students and teachers in prayer. Those who wish are invited to worship in person on Sundays now. We will continue to live stream worship online for those who wish to continue connecting that way. If you are attending in person, please pre-screen for any symptoms and stay home if you have any signs of possible illness. As always, we encourage everyone to follow the guidance of healthcare professionals in making choices that are safest for you right now. We ask that everyone continue to wear masks indoors for the safety of those who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated and for your own protection.


New Program Year 2021

The Program Year Begins! Here are the Faith Formation Connections coming up: Read more…


God’s Work. Our Hands. Sept 12

God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday Sept 12, 1-3 pm
This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
Service has always been at the core of Peace Lutheran Church and it does not stop now that things in the world are scary due to the pandemic. We want to serve while keeping ourselves and those we are serving safe. Read more…


Weekly Connections Update

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


Weekly Communion Resumes 8/22

Beginning this Sunday and going through October, weekly communion will be part of our Sunday morning live stream. This means that if you tune in live on Sunday morning, communion will be at the end of worship…no need to switch to a different connection to participate. Read more…


Backpack Blessing 8/22

Students, teachers, and children of God of all ages are invited to bring a bag or backpack to worship this Sunday for a special blessing as the school year begins. We will have a few special moments in worship on Sunday, August 22, to mark this transition of the seasons. Read more…