Advent & Christmas Family Devotions

As part of the Synod-wide C18 (Christmas18) emphasis, WELS Congregational Services has put together a booklet of Family Devotions for Advent. They consist of a very brief “order of service” coupled with streaming the online WELS Daily Devotions. These devotions start this Sunday, December 2nd!

Download the Devotion Booklet for all the devotions.

 

 

A Light In The Darkness

You are Invited

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Date: December 24, 2018

Service Times: 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm

Location: Peace Lutheran Church

December 2nd Bible Study

WELCOMING WORSHIP – Have you ever heard or even said, “Peace is such a large congregation, I don’t even know a fraction of the people” or “When I’m at church, I never know if I’m sitting next to a visitor, a new member, or someone who has gone here for years”?  It’s true, Peace is a large church and, as a result, it’s nearly impossible for members to get to know all the other members.  However, that doesn’t mean we can’t have a welcoming and friendly environment when we gather together for worship.

On December 2 between services, Pastor Steinbrenner will lead a one-time seminar featuring ways for the average Peace member to help cultivate an atmosphere of genuine warmth and friendliness.

Date: December 2, 2018

Time: 8:45 a.m.

Location: Church Sanctuary

December Worship Series

December Worship

You’ll hear lyrics often during the holiday season—about a man who’s coming to bring all sorts of gifts. But, are they really gifts? The definition of a gift is “something given voluntarily without payment or condition.” The man in red has conditions.

You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good…

If you give someone a gift only if they meet certain qualifications, that is not a gift. There is one who is coming, bearing real gifts, profoundly important gifts. Jesus came that first Christmas to win forgiveness and give all the gifts that come with it—gifts we’ll celebrate this Advent season:

December 2nd – The gift of hope

December 9th – The gift of peace

December 16th – The gift of joy

December 23rd – The gift of love

He is coming again at the end of this world to give you the gift of resurrection to eternal life. In the season of Advent, we connect Christ’s first coming with his second coming. We rejoice in all the unconditional gifts he gives. Walking together with the brothers and sisters of our church body, we strive to share those gifts with one-million souls this holy season. He is coming, bearing gifts. Let us prepare our hearts…and the hearts of others…to meet him.

Time and Talent Survey

The Board of Adult Discipleship is asking each confirmed member to fill out a Time and Talent survey. If you have not already done so please take a few minutes to fill out a survey. There are paper copies available in the church library. Your time and participation is greatly appreciated.

Please CLICK HERE to fill out the survey or print it and drop it off in the church office.

50th Anniversary Thank Offering

50th Anniversary Thank Offering

Peace has designated a thank offering in connection with the school’s 50th Anniversary celebration.  This offering will go toward upgrading the HVAC in the lower level of the school.  

Peace Day QR Code

Gifts can be given by using the special 50th Anniversary envelopes (available in the school office), by marking a check for the 50th anniversary, or by designating an online donation using the button below or the QR code to the right.  

The second phase of this campaign includes:

  • Replacing the unit ventilators in six classrooms.
  • Replacing the ceiling tiles in the lower level
  • Installing controls for the lower level HVAC

The cost for this project is estimated at $150,000.

 

Special Needs Bible Class & Worship

Peace Lutheran Church along with Jesus Cares Ministries offers simplified Bible Classes and Worship Services for those with Special Needs.

Bible Classes and Worship Services are designed to meet the needs of individuals with a variety of special needs, including  dementia, autism, Down’s Syndrome, language disorders, and more!

Bible Classes are held on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 pm at Peace Lutheran Church in Hartford.

Worship Services are held on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 pm at Trinity Community Center in Mayville.

Events are FREE for everyone!

 

 

 

Idols You Never Knew You Had – Sundays @ 8:45am (Sept. 9,16,23,30)

What is an idol?  While we might initially think of golden calves, graven images, and gods named Baal or Buddha, would we agree that an idol is really anything that is more important to us than God?  If so, then idolatry isn’t just a primitive practice from ancient cultures, but it’s a real danger to modern-day Christians. And maybe, just maybe, we have idols in our lives that capture our hearts and absorb our time more than we realize.

In this four-week series, Idols We Never Knew We Had, we’ll seek to identify some of those sneaky present-day idols and, by the power of God’s Word, avoid the spiritual dangers that accompany them.

Day: Sundays (September 9, 16, 23, 30)
Time: 8:45 a.m.
Location: Fellowship Hall

June Efficiency Project

Executive Board Secretary, Herbie Leong presents on the School Efficiency Project at Peace Lutheran Church in Hartford, Wisconsin.

Delivered: Sunday, July 1, 2018