NEWS BLOG

LuMin Support

Thank you for Supporting LuMin!
Peace Lutheran did a fantastic job of supporting the LuMin (Lutheran Campus Ministries at the University of Texas at Austin) campus last month.  Feeding hungry folks is what Jesus did, and what we are called to do.  It is a wonderful way to share God’s love. A big thank you to the 12 folks who went down to UT to prep and serve the Tuesday Tailgate meal on April 23.  And equally big thank you to all who donated to pay for that meal.  Peace sent a check for $1,025 to LuMin.  Yes!!


Potluck 5/12

May 12 Post-Worship Potluck – Synod Assembly Sharing Session
 
Join in after worship on Sunday to hear about synod assembly from those who went this year representing Peace: Pastor Carolyn, Vicar Brady, and Gene and Kathleen Holiman. They’ll talk about what synod assembly even is anyway…and what happened there in Corpus Christi this year. And then, you can feel free to ask questions!


Potluck 5/5

Israeli/Hamas/Palestinian conflict

Bring your favorite dish (or an easy dish, or something that you picked up at HEB that morning) and stay for Food, Fellowship. and Learning. Or just stay, there is always plenty.

Rev. Rodger Ericson has recently traveled to Amman Jordan Also Rodger has a grandson who he visited that works with humanitarian aid to Palestinians. Rodger will share what he has seen and lead a discussion.


VBS 2024

 
Vacation Bible School – June 10-14
This year with new hours – 8:00 am to 3:30 pm*

Staff from Cross Trails Ministry will be joining Peace volunteers to host this week of learning and fun together.

You can register at:
https://crosstrails.org/congregational-day-camp/
There is a suggested donation of $50 per camper for the week.

Please email office@peaceaustin.org if you are interested in volunteering or have any questions!
*Please let us know if you need extended care or any other schedule accommodations


Potluck 4/28

This past Monday we celebrated Earth Day, focusing on the care and mending of God’s creation. On Sunday we’ll be having a collaborative conversation on gardening in central Texas.

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Potluck 4/21

God is the cure-giver, and Stephen Ministers are the care-givers. At this week’s potluck after worship, come learn about Stephen Ministry–its history, how it works, who can benefit from a Stephen Ministry relationship, and much more! Come with any questions you have about it.


Potluck 4/6

LuMin Pastor Brad Fuerst will be leading Worship. He will be happy to answer question after the service about UT’s Lutheran Campus Ministry, including the Tuesday Tailgate Meals and the Daily Bread Food Pantry. Vicar Brady will  share a bit about his process through Seminary and will be answering questions about his personal experience and how the church lifts up and educates those pursuing pastoral ministry.  Also, if there is interest, he is open to questions about his niche religious interests (Zoroastrianism questions are definitely on the table.)


Holy Week & Easter 2024

This Sunday, we enter Holy Week…

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Lenten Study

Lenten Study – Manna & Mercy
 
This Lent during at our Sunday post-worship potlucks, we’ll be using the book Manna and Mercy by Lutheran pastor theologian Daniel Erlander.  We’ll also use the book on Wednesday evening worship following the Wednesday potluck. Study Guide for Manna and Mercy.


Ash Wednesday & Lent

We enter the sacred season of Lent on Ash Wednesday, February 14 at 7:00 PM. On a day when the wider world is awash in pink hearts and chocolates and flowers, we will reflect on love and life, too, but in a different way.

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Guest Pastor

Welcome Rev. Michael Coffey
 
Sunday, January 28, Rev. Michael Coffey will be our guest preacher and presider. Rev. Coffey served as Pastor Carolyn’s internship supervisor at First English Lutheran Church in Central Austin from 2010 to 2011, and has recently also worked in the non-profit sector. He is the author of Mystery without Rhyme or Reason: Poetic Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary and Renounce, Resist, Rejoice: Being Church in the Age of Trump.


Potluck 1/28

Sunday, January 28 is potluck and a class on BIAS.  It is about the biases humans typically bring to new situations and ways to change thinking to escape the boxes the biases create. This class has lots of discussion so more people will make the class more interesting. 


Potluck 12/17

Food and… The Texas Ramp Project

After the service, this Sunday, plan to stay for the potluck and learn about the Texas Ramp Project. The mission statement for The Texas Ramp Project is “Building Freedom for the Homebound”.

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Welcome Ruben

Welcome to Music Director Ruben Rincon, Jr.
 
After time of transition and discernment, the Music Director Search Team, with input from members of the congregation, were overjoyed to offer the position to Ruben Rincon, Jr….and were even more overjoyed when he accepted and was ready to hit the ground running to prepare for the Christmas season.

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Carol Sing Along 12/10

Celebrate the joy of the season at Peace Lutheran Church’s event, “The Loveliest Christmas Songs.”
Join us on December 10 from 5-6 pm for an evening filled with the warmth of community and the beauty of timeless melodies. No service, no sermon, in the Finnish tradition, we experience the joy of singing together.
The event will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person. 


Deck the Halls 12/10

Deck the Halls of Peace on December 10, after the morning service. Join other volunteers in hanging garlands and wreaths and in placing ornaments on the tall sanctuary tree. Also enjoy refreshments and bring your donation for the “Cookie Crumble.”

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Plate of cookies

Cookie Crumble 12/10

Plate of cookies
Each December for the past few years Peace has held a fund-raiser that is utterly sweet: our Cookie Crumble. This year we will hold the event after worship on December 10. You are invited to take a box (which will be provided) and fill it with goodies — and to make a donation to Hill Country Community Ministry’s Food Pantry.


Advent Potluck 12/3

Food And…Advent!
Post-Worship Potluck for December 3

After fellowship time on Sunday, December 3, you are invited to stay for a potluck and discussion of traditions and spiritual practices for the season of Advent. 


Ecumenical Thanksgiving

Annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
Tuesday, November 21 – 7:30 pm
St. Thomas More Catholic Church

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Potluck 11/19

Potluck and Learning Resumes
“Food and…The End of the World!”
Sunday, November 19, after worship at 11:30 am
Our potluck and learning routine has been a bit irregular in recent weeks…but this week potluck is back! We’ll gather for food and discussion on the topic “Waiting at the End of the World.”

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All Saints Sunday 2023

All Saints Sunday Worship & Potluck – November 5
 
On All Saints Sunday, we worship and remember the saints who have gone before us. You are invited to add names of those we can remember and honor to the Book of Life in the Sanctuary

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Reformation Sunday 2023

Reformation is Coming!
 
This Sunday, October 29, you are invited to wear red or other fire colors…and to join in worship at 10 am in person or online, where Peace welcomes new members and blesses Bibles for the coming year of study.

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Reformation Movie Event

Sunday, October 22 at 1:00 pm
 
All are invited to our Reformation Movie Event screening of Luther (2003). In the style of one of our favorite local movie house, this will be an interactive movie event with props provided (and snacks, too). You can throw crumpled indulgences at Johann Tetzel…ring wedding bells for Martin and Katie…boo the villains…cheer the heroes…and maybe even join Squire George and put on a disguise to hide from danger…

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Holiday Meal Drive 2023

Hill Country Community Ministries (HCCM) for 2023 has seen a 30% increase of clients. Sunday, October 1, kicked off the Holiday Meal Drive. The drive is similar to last year’s; each church is contributing a piece of the meal. Peace is responsible for 500 cans of green beans and 250 cans of corn. The deadline for this drive is Sunday, October 22.

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Book Club Oct 2023

Peace’s Book Club meets the 2nd Thursday of each month on Zoom. The next meeting is this Thursday, October 12 at 1:30 PM. The book this month is Horse by Geraldine Brooks .  The November book will be The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.   If you wish to be added to the book club email list, please email us.