Hurricane Disaster Relief
Hurricane Relief Team: Planning Meeting THIS SUNDAY, Oct. 15, 12:15pm
Outreach Ministry is in the planning phases of sending a group to the hardest hit areas from the recent hurricanes (location TBD). I nterested in learning more? Contact Dana Stuckey, Outreach Director or 614-337-1000 ext 215.
 
Three Ways to Give...

We invite you to stand by our neighbors during this time. Your gifts ensure that our church will be able to provide help and hope for those left homeless or otherwise affected by this disaster for years to come. Here are three different organizations with different focuses, to help our friends:

Focusing on the homeless needs in downtown Houston

In Conroe, TX, is currently set up as a shelter and needs support to help run it.
Christopher Lake, Senior Pastor, is Peace's Pastor Doug's former youth pastor.

Focusing on long-term recovery efforts for both Harvey and Irma.

Anyone (not just Thrivent members) can make a personal donation to hurricane victims. When you do, Thrivent will double the impact - up to $3 million.
One of the organizations listed to receive matching dollars is ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response. (Thrivent Financial will also pay the processing fees) 

To Love...Neighbor
What Happened Last Sunday?
Missed Worship on Sunday? Attended and want a reminder?
Here's what you may have missed on Sunday, October 8.

WORSHIP

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
  • Southeast Testament Mission Trip: Saturday, Oct. 21 -Learn More
  • The Journey-Prayer: Classes Begin Oct. 22, 9:50am - Learn More
  • Hands-Only CPR Class: Oct. 17, 10:30am -  Learn More
  • Friendship Ministry Saturday Respite: Begins Oct. 14 -   Learn More
 

Reformation Sunday Activities Announced

Sunday, Oct. 29
Various Activities Planned

In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, Peace will gather together in celebration, through a variety of special events for our Peace community members of all ages.
 
Reformation Worship Services-ONLY TWO
9am and 11am, Both in Sanctuary

German-Inspired Community Brunch
10am-1pm, Fellowship Hall

Beer & Hymns
6:30-9pm, Flanagan's Pub in Blacklick

 2018 Stewardship - Pledge Today

Change Lives -  Your Pledge Matters

500 years ago, Martin Luther re-formed the church by leading us on a dual journey - the inward journey of God's unconditional love, and the outward journey in which we share that love with the world around us.  Let's take the next steps together by offering ourselves to this mission:
 
Faith offers us God as our own; love gives us to our neighbor as his own.
     -Martin Luther




Please pledge online or return your pledge cards during Worship on Reformation Sunday, Oct. 29.
 
New This Week
Pub Theology - TONIGHT!

Our Pub Theology small group meets regularly for food, drinks and discussion with one simple rule: differing opinions are encouraged, but we all leave as friends. Join us for one or all of these upcoming dates at the Rusty Bucket, October 11 (7pm);  November 8 (7pm);  December 13 (7:30pm, due to our Wednesday Advent Service)

Check out Peace's Pub Theology on Facebook.
Bake Goods & Tote Sale: THIS SUNDAY

Peace Lutheran Church Women (PLCW) will hold its annual fall bake sale on Sunday, Oct. 15, after all services. Bakers and buyers needed! Drop off your baked goods on Saturday, Oct. 14 (4-6pm, main entrance). Proceeds benefit hurricane relief efforts. PLCW will also sell their insulated Peace tote bags. Contact: Mary Westinghouse  or 614-855-8009.
Young Adults & Westerville Groups
Now Forming

Join us for one of these discussion groups focusing on the Brian McLaren book we have been using in our current Worship series:

Young Adults: Two Thursdays a month, 7pm, rotating restaurants along Creekside, Gahanna
Contact Marta Diehm for details.
 
Westerville: Hosted by Peace Members John and Amy Gibson (at their home)
Tuesday or Thursday nights, to be determined by those interested. Great for New Albany, Worthington, people too! Contact Amy Gibson for details.

Holiday Tips for Caregivers 
Nov. 15, 10:30am

Peace will once again host a class sponsored by The Central Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 10:30am in the Fireside Lounge for "Holiday Tips for Caregivers." For more information and to RSVP, contact Wendy Slates.

Make a Difference
Friendship Ministries Respite
Begins Saturday, Oct. 14
9am-3pm, Fellowship Hall

On the first or second Saturday of each month (October through May), Peace offers a 9am-3pm  "day camp" respite ministry for persons age 14 and above with cognitive disabilities. Volunteer with  us for Bible Study, art, recreation, music, worship, food, friendship and plenty of smiles. Help once in a while or every month. For more information and to sign up, contact  Pat Tietz.

Care About Peace?
Help TAKE Care of Peace

Enjoy being outdoors? Like to get out of the house for some service work? Then Peace's Facilities Team needs you. We're looking for individuals and families who will help keep Peace looking and operating at its best! Projects vary from a few hours or more, on a one-time or on-going basis and may include: s pot-cleaning carpets; l eaf blowing/raking; basic yard work  (weeds, fallen tree branches, etc); c leaning/sweeping of shelter house and sidewalks to the memorial garden. Contact Pat Rocca, Operations Director to sign up and learn more.
Joseph's Coat Fundraiser
Oct. 21, 7-9pm
Columbus Airport Marriott

Joseph's Coat, one of Peace's outreach ministries, will hold it's 2nd Annual "Stepping Stones" fundraising dinner on Oct. 21. Come learn more about the wonderful things Joseph's Coat has already done, and its plans for the future. The dinner is free of charge, with the hope that guests will give freely that night, to support the ministry. Click Here to view the invitation or contact Pat Lutz for more more information.

Click here to visit our Joseph's Coat pages.
Eagle Scout Project:
Shelter House Revamped

A huge thank you to Peace's Mitch Ozment, who chose Peace's Shelter house for his Eagle Scout project. Mitch recognized the need to replace the old (and mostly broken) picnic tables, so he built several new ones as part of his required project. Mitch is a member of Boy Scout Troop 898, which is sponsored by Peace.  THANK YOU Mitch and congrats!
Upcoming Classes and Events:
Click Here for a listing of ALL Upcoming Classes
Lutheran 101 with Pastor Doug:
Thursdays, 7pm, Fireside Lounge
Now Through Nov. 2

This five-week class will discuss; (1) Martin Luther, (2) What is grace?, (3) What are sacraments?, (4) Why we worship, and (5) How Lutherans read the Bible. If you are new to being a Lutheran, this is a great opportunity to learn what we are about. Or, if you've been a lifelong Lutheran, this will be a great review. Attending all five sessions is a plus, but not required. Learn More and RSVP.
Hands-Only CPR Class
Oct. 17, 10:30am
Fireside Lounge

Hands-On CPR  is a non-certified entry-level class, and is an orientation and awareness of the basics of CPR and AED use. This one-hour training will emphasize the importance of quick emergency response time - the most crucial being those 3-7 minutes before first-responders arrive. Cost is $10/person and participants will receive a CPR anytime kit (while supplies last). Fess may be brought with you to the class.
Peace Hosts Caregiver Toolbox Series
Next Class: Oct. 20, 10am
Caring for Someone at Home

Peace's Care Team is hosting the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA) for a series of classes, focused on providing tools to caregivers. The next class, "Caring for Someone at Home" will be held Friday, Oct. 20, 10am-noon in the Fireside Lounge. Paula Taliaferro, Community Outreach Specialist at Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, will lead this workshop designed to help develop tips and techniques for providing in-home care. For more information and to sign up, contact Wendy Slates.
The Journey - Prayer
Sundays, 9:50am
Oct. 22 - Nov. 19
(Will Not meet Oct. 29)

Come deepen and discover different paths of your Inward Journey through a 4-week class on prayer. Pastoral Intern Jared Howard will lead this class in the Fireside Lounge where we will explore the" why", experience different types of prayer and meditation, and explore biblical examples of prayer. This opportunity will help explore your spiritual life and different ways to tap into the inner light of the Spirit. You do not need to attend all sessions as each session will focus on different topics and experiences. RSVP NOW.
Monday Nights, 7-8:30pm
Now through Nov. 13

Take a deeper dive Biblically and practically into the preaching texts for the week. These pastor-lead sessions include spiritual practices, Biblical guidance and practical applications to your everyday life.
Adults
A Lifelong Process for
Spiritual Formation

To fully and freely live out our call To Love...God, Neighbor and Self, we begin to develop practices and habits for both the Inward and Outward Journey.
Join us for Worship to learn more. 

Families
J.A.M.with Us!
Classes have begun.

Our 2017-18 schedule 9-9:40am has begun with our new Jesus And Me Sunday School (children), Jesus And Middle Schoolers (students) and Java And Muffins (adults and parents). Then, families come back together for the 9:45am Worship in the ConneXions Center.  Families that Worship together: What a concept!

Children
First Communion to VBS...
The Fun Awaits!

The 2017-18 Children's Ministry year is here! Check out the new JAM Sunday morning activities (above) and learn more about all the exciting things planned for our youngest members! Learn more.
Students
Fall Activities Are Here!

High School Sunday Nights, Catechism, service opportunities, mission trips, Bible studies and more! Check out what's happening in Student Ministry.
Ongoing Outreach Activities
LSS Food Pantry
Next Date: Nov. 16

A Peace Team volunteers at the Lutheran Social Services food pantry on the third Thursday of the month, by helping sort and stock shelves, assist clients as they shop, etc. Volunteers are needed each month or as your schedule permits, 10am - 3pm (Come for all, or stay as long as you can!). Contact Dana Stuckey for more information.

Habitat for Humanity
Final Date: Saturday, Nov. 11

The Peace/Thrivent Financial Team has just three more months of service, working on a house in Columbus. Join us as a builder OR lunch provider! Learn more.

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