Hebrews 10:25 encourages believers "not to neglect meeting together." We certainly encourage "meeting together" at Peace, whether in worship, learning, serving or fellowship activities. And not all our "meetings" are within the church building! We encourage our folks to "meet up" in each other's homes, as well as at after-worship lunches in nearby restaurants, assisting each other by driving to a medical appointment together, celebrating a birthday or taking a hike. We want to "encourage one another," as the author of Hebrews also adjures us to do!
Join us after worship each Sunday for a time of fellowship around coffee and some treats! It's a great opportunity to check-in with each other to see how we're really doing, as well as greet any newcomers who may be in our midst.
The Most Reluctant Convert
Friday, May 27, 6:00pm
Produced for the big screen just last year, this highly-rated movie will be shown at nearby Calvary Chapel (1202 W Hopi Drive) on Friday, May 27 at 6pm. No charge. Spanning C.S. Lewis' bitter childhood, WWI and his life-changing friendships at Oxford, The Most Reluctant Convert depicts the events that shaped Lewis' early life and journey from hard-boiled atheism to prolific Christianity. Let's join together with our other Christian friends that night to watch this flick about one of the 20th century's most significant Christian authors/thinkers/theologians.
Sunday, May 29 (Memorial Day weekend)
On Sunday, May 29 (Memorial Day weekend), we'll be blessed to have two sets of missionaries with us! The Webb family, missionaries in Chad will be here telling about their work in that Saharan African country. Jonathan and son, Timothy, will be bringing us the message that morning. Then, Jim & Shelle English, who are leaving for Monrovia, Liberia (West Africa) mid-July will also be with us, telling about their upcoming ministry as teachers to missionary children. What a blessing for us to host veteran and novice missionaries on the same Sunday! Both the Webbs and the Englishes will be staying for the Singspiration that night. The Singspiration freewill offering will go to support the Englishes' work.
Sunday, May 31 @ 6PM
Peace will be hosting our evangelical community's 5th Sunday Singspiration at 6pm. Each congregation comes with their own special piece, interspersed with congregational singing and the offering of a couple of All Church Choir numbers. Great music! Great fellowship! Great fun! The All-Church Choir rehearses at 4pm that afternoon. All are welcome! Peace will be serving refreshments following the event.
Farewell & Godspeed Potluck Luncheon
Sunday, June 26, 11:30am
Our pastor of nearly ten years, Jeff Johnson, along with his dear wife, Mary, are leaving our congregation and the Holbrook community. Pastor Jeff is re-retiring (this time for good, he says!) at the end of June. His last Sunday will be June 26. We will be honoring the Johnsons with a potluck luncheon that morning following worship. Friends from the community are most cordially invited to both worship that morning (10am) and the potluck following. Please bring a generous dish to share! (Intentional Interim Pastor Bruce Lerum and his wife, Terrie, will be taking over the reins at Peace on July 1. Good things are in-store for us at Peace! God is good!)
Summertime Study: Loving God With Our Minds
Thursdays- July 21, 28 & August 4 @ 6:30pm
Our friend and co-leader of our Oasis Youth Ministry, Jerad Burgess will lead a three-session adult study this summer. The first session will be here at Peace and the remaining two will be held at two nearby sister congregations, all on Thursdays and all starting at 6:30pm. Scripture adjures us to "love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength." (Luke 10:27). While not disparaging how we love God emotionally, this study will equip us to love God more deeply with our minds. Jerad will encourage us to understand what we believe as Christians and then prepare us to better defend our faith against a world which challenges that faith. This study is open to all of our evangelical community--and, for that matter, any seeking person. Plan to join us for all three sessions--and invite a friend!
July 21, Peace Lutheran Church
105 Svenson Street
July 28, First Assembly of God
500 Mission Lane
August 4, St. John Missionary Baptist Church
803 Lewis Drive