August 1, 2019
This is our Monthly Newsletter that used to be mailed out every month. We are trying to go mostly Electronic with the Peace Newsletter. You can also find a copy of the Newsletters on our website by clicking the button below.
New Fall Schedule Coming!
Starting Sunday, September 8, as we begin our fall schedule, Peace has some exciting new plans. We will begin a new schedule that we believe will be energizing for the whole congregation.

Over the last year we experimented with having only one service on Sunday mornings and the feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive. People have commented on how great it feels to have a full sanctuary, how the singing seems much stronger, and how great it is to get to meet people who usually attend a service time different from their own. This unified schedule also allowed us to try some unique things with faith formation and service projects.

So, starting this fall we will make this a regular practice. There will be only one worship service on Sunday mornings. We will worship together at 9:00 a.m. followed by fellowship and faith formation activities. Sunday School, bible studies, adult forum and other things will all begin at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesdays will also see some exciting new changes. We will continue to have our after-school program known as “Kids Club” for Pre-school through 5 th grade from 3:15 to 5:00 p.m. This will be followed by a light meal time from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. At 6:00 p.m. we will have a contemporary-style worship service (all through the program year). We think this will be a great option for anyone who participates in our other Wednesday activities and for families and individuals who have schedule conflicts on Sunday mornings. Following worship we will have Confirmation classes, choir practice and several other activities.

We are all very excited about this new schedule and really looking forward to the great opportunities it will give us for growing the congregation in faith, worship and fellowship. 
Summer Camp & Day Camp

This year like years past, Peace has had Day Camp at Green Lake Bible Camp. This year, July 28- August 1, Day Camp is being held at Shores of St. Andrew. Below are a couple of pictures from Day Camp.
Peace Brunch Cruise
Sunday, August 18, 2019. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Join us for a cruise around Green Lake with a Brunch consisting of: house made egg bake with fluffy eggs, bacon, cheese, onions and peppers, along with caramel rolls and fruit platter. Coffee & juice provided. Bloody Mary’s and full bar extra. Adults: $31.00.
Call Jane Anderson for reservations. Only 8 spots available.
Ronald McDonald House Donations
This month's mission at Peace is to collect items that are needed at the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House, houses families who are in need of a place to stay when their child is in the Intensive Care Unit in the hospital. Their wish list includes:
  • Cash Donations
  • Gift Cards
  • AA Batteries
  • Foaming Hand Soap
  • Heavy Duty 10" Paper Plates
  • 20 oz. Paper Bowls
  • Hot to-go Cups with Lids
  • Toilet Paper
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Tall Kitchen Drawstring Bags
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Juice Boxes
  • Shelf-stable Individual Meals
  • Fruit Cups
  • Beef/Turkey Sticks
  • Pop Tarts
  • Individual- sized Bags of Nuts
  • Microwaveable Popcorn
  • Soft Fruit Snacks
  • Chewy Granola Bars
These Items can be delivered at Peace Lutheran Church, or if they are ordered online it can be shipped directly to the Ronald McDonald Administrative office at:
818 Fulton St. SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
Save the Date
You are invited!
Who: ANYONE who'd like to come to Rachel Pearson and Ryan Haun Bridal Shower
Where: Peace Lutheran church's fellowship hall
When: Saturday Sept 7th at 10 a.m.

BRING your own wedding pic if you have one!
BRING a 3x5 or 4x6 of your most favorite recipe! Cards available in church office!
Hosted by Vickie Vogt
Rachel adn Ryan are registered at Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond
Sunbeam Celebration!
Sunbeam Celebration (Dinner and Silent Auction) will be held at Peace this year. This event celebrates the ministry happening at Sunbeam Boys Home in Jamaica and helps support all that goes on there. This event is on Saturday, October 12, from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The cost is $35 per person or $280 per table (you can fit 8 people at the table). Peace members on the SAM Board are: Mary Semmler, Chairman, Scott Balay, Gary Broman, Cindy & Charlie Lundberg as well as former member, Mel Bigalke Harmon, Executive Director and Team Coordinator. Plan to attend!

If you are willing to donate items for this great cause, please contact Charlie or Cindy – 354-4689. Items need to be new and unused. Thank you so much for supporting the Sunbeam Boys Home!!

Tuesday's Table
  • August 6 – Our Lady of the Lakes
  • August 13 – Evangelical Covenant Church
  • August 20 – Faith Lutheran
  • August 27 – NO Tuesday’s Table this month at Peace

Wildcat Backpack Program
On Fridays, each participating student will receive two entrees, two breakfast items, two juice boxes and two snacks. The goal of the program is to ensure that all students arrive at school on Mondays fed and ready to learn. Your donations of food items can make this happen! The Link is looking for donations beginning in mid-August. Drop off your items in the grocery cart in the gathering space.

Backpack needs include: single-serve, easy open single servings of pasta, soup, fruit cups, veggie cups, breakfast/cereal bars, canned fruit and vegetables, noodles and sauce, peanut butter, jelly and tuna fish.
Missions Book Sale
The Book Sale was a great success. We raised $1,760 which will help support our Food for Kidz food packaging event in November. There were lots of books available along with many puzzles, DVDs and other items. We hope you found great summer entertainment for yourself and your children! Thanks to all those who donated books, puzzles and other items for the sale! Thanks also to all the volunteers who set up tables, moved boxes of books, sorted books, worked at the sale, and helped with cleanup: Al Balay, Scott Balay, Dean Bigalke, Jill Blomker, Cheryl Danielson, Jackie Grothe, Heidi Haagenson, Barb Johnson, Dan Leite, Cindy Lundberg, Connie Mattke, Gail Newville, Shirley Olson, Carol Roverud, Greg Roverud, Mary Semmler, Toots Van de Riet and Teddi Wuertz.
You may have heard or read that money was stolen from the Link’s RibFest this year. The Link recently reported, “Our event insurance covered $5,000 and thanks to the generosity of community members, donors and to community foundations, we were able to recapture the full amount! We are in the process of developing a money handling procedure with the board in order to present any such incident in the future.”
9th Grade Parents
Please take note, the schedule change for Confirmation Sunday 2019. Ninth Grade Students will be confirmed on All Saints Sunday, November 3, 2019. Please mark your calendars!
Please Note Important Dates Coming Up!
Contact Us:
100 Fourth Avenue SW, P.O. Box 286
New London, MN 56273
Phone: (320) 354-2774