THANK YOU! HOPE Works Sept. 30
HOPE WorkED

Last Saturday, our HOPE Team launched the first-ever HOPE Works Job Fair with one main focus: to help those within the reentry, recovery, human trafficked, or marginally housed communities, to find employment and a HOPE for a better tomorrow. The result? A day of with nearly 30% of job seekers receiving a job offer on the spot, or a second interview. Besides that amazing statistic, there were prayers, hugs, love, compassion and celebration for these often forgotten, yet well-deserving members of our community.
 
Hurricane Disaster Relief
Hurricane Relief Team: Planning Meeting 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 1.

WORSHIP
  • Sermon Conversation with Pastor Kai and Pastor Renee Ahern, Peace's First Female Pastor - Watch the Video
  • Baptism:  Vivienne Jane McCafferty, daughter of Frank and Cindy McCafferty

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
  • Linden Lutheran Produce Give-Away: Oct. 5 - Learn More
  • Lutheran 101 with Pastor Doug: Thursdays, 7pm - Learn More
  • 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Thursdays, 7pm - Learn More
  • Southeast Testament Mission Trip: Saturday, Oct. 21 -Learn More
 

New This Week
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.

Bake Goods & Tote Sale: Oct. 15

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.
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!
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.
Upcoming Classes and Events:
Click Here for a listing of ALL Upcoming Classes
Me, Myself and Lies
Women's Bible Study
Wednesdays, 6:30pm
Begins TONIGHT, October 4

Join us for this evening Bible Study for women, focusing on the book by Jennifer Rothschild. Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the Fireside Lounge.  Learn More and RSVP.
Lutheran 101 with Pastor Doug:
Begins October 5, 7pm

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.
21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership:
Six-Series Class with Chuck Buchseib
Begins Oct. 5, 7pm

Peace will host a six-class series, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership . Peace member Chuck Buchsieb, a certified John Maxwell trainer, will lead these 60-90 minute complimentary sessions on Thursdays. Classes begin Oct. 5 at 7pm in our Family Ministry Space (formerly the Student Ministries Office). Email Chuck for more information and to RSVP.

Peace Hosts Caregiver Toolbox Series
Next Class: October 6, 10am
Family Dynamics and Caregiving

Now through November, Peace's Care Team will host the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA) for a series of classes, focused on providing tools to caregivers. The Oct. 6 session will help identify the ways in which roles and responsibilities of spouses, adult children & siblings evolve throughout the caregiving process.
Pub Theology - Upcoming Dates

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.
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.
The Journey - Prayer
Sundays, 9:50am
Oct. 22 - Nov. 19

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
Ready to JAM?
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: Saturday, October 14

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 Dates: Saturday, Oct. 14 & 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.

Peace Prayer Beads - Still Available
A Tangible Way to Express Your Journey

A tangible way to express your Inward and Outward Journey is now available! Pick up your prayer bead packet this Sunday (from the Worship entrances or Welcome Centers). The beads require minimal assembly and come with a guide, explaining how to use the beads in your daily lives. We encourage people of all ages to set aside time to intentionally pray with your prayer beads. 

Peace Lutheran | info@peacegahanna.org | 614-337-1000 | peacegahanna.org