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Weekly e-newsletter

January 13, 2019
Sleep Out Saturday Thank You!
A big thank you for your donations to Sleep Out Saturday this past November.  The youth enjoyed the evening festivities and were humbled as we experienced a glimpse of the less fortunate.
We raised $1,102 for Bridge Communities.  Thank You!     
The Path 2019
At Peace we encourage our members and friends to read through the Bible (God's Word) cover to cover each year. We call this "The PATH" and we provide a tool which lists readings for each day that will guide you through the Bible in one year. 
Join us on the Path for 2019! 
Path 2019 Brochures are available at the Welcome Center and online here
A New Year's Resolution
Do your New Year's resolutions include strengthening your spiritual life?
A good place to begin is through the study of God's Word. Each Sunday morning at 9:30 am there are two Bible classes - one in the Great Room led by Pastor Marty and a second class next door in Room 305. W e'd love to see you all there!

Pastor's Marty's Study-Great Room 
Issac and Jacob (January)
We'll explore selected passages from Genesis 24 & 25 to help us understand more about these two patriarchs, their strengths and weaknesses, and how God met them on their faith journey and used them in His plan of salvation.

Adult Study-Room 305  
Justice and Mercy (January)
Justice and mercy are popular buzz words today in our society. They are so common we may feel we know what they mean. But how does the Bible look at these concepts and what are the implications for us in America today? We'll take a balanced, Biblical look at these ideas and what they mean for us.
Facilitated by Ralph Blessing.
Make A Prayer Shawl Monday Night
Join the Prayer Shawl Team  this Monday night, January 14 at
7 pm
in the Lobby at Peace and be a part of this comforting ministry! Learn to crochet, knit, or just learn how to make a Prayer Shawl. Beginners are welcome and instruction is provided. 
Contact Ruth Winter: ruthwinter@att.net.
It's Not Too Late To Join In On
New Study!
Women's Evening Bible Study (WEBS) Winter/Spring Study is called "12 More Women of the Bible - Life Changing Stories for Women Today."  Discover how these women's experiences relate to your own.  Next up is the woman found in Judges 4 - "Deborah: Fight Like a Girl"!  All women are welcome to attend; feel free to bring a neighbor.
Tuesday, January 15 from
7-8:30 pm, Room 303.
Kerby Kerber: (kksings1@sbcglobal.net) or Janet Stuckey: (jstuckey13@aol.com).
Peace Online Women's Study
Begins January 28-Register Today
Peace Online Women's study is starting up again this January.  This is a great way for women who desire to join a Bible study to connect with other women. Our Winter session will be a 6-week study, "In His image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character" by Jen Wilkin. We will begin Monday, January 28.
Books or digital copies may be ordered through Amazon, Christianbooks, or Barnes and Noble. This study will be a combination of guided personal study, discussion participation online with other women, and a social gathering at the end of the study.  Anyone can participate! Feel free to invite friends to join.
To sign up, please contact Katherine Richards at 
katherine@peacehome.org .
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is 
Next Sunday, January 20
Next week is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday,  the day to celebrate the intrinsic value of all human life. Out in the Lobby, the Coins for Caring Network display (formally CareNet) will be offering baby bottles to be taken home, filled with pocket change, and returned to Peace.  The money collected will be delivered to Caring Network Illinois to help hundreds of women and save countless lives. Please remember to stop by the Lobby table and pick up your baby bottle next Sunday as we celebrate God's gift of Life! 
Next Adults On The Go Event
Next Adults On The Go Event
Time to sign up to join us on Wednesday, February 13 for
The Producers " at the Paramount Theater!
Noon lunch and 1:30 pm show.  Price for lunch plus the show is $60. Let Brad Stirtz know if you'd like to join us!
E-mail brad@peacehome.org.
High School Movie Night January 13
High School Movie Night at Peace January 13 from 6-8 pm
Remember that Movie Night that was cancelled? Here's to round two! We'll be watching "Second Hand Lions" and playing movie bingo. Feel free to bring a friend and don't forget pie!
Contact Andrew Crist for more info: acrist@peacehome.org. 
Timberlee Middle School Winter Retreat
Next Weekend-Have You Registered?
Timber-lee Middle School Retreat  January 18-20
Register Today!

Mark your calendars!  We have the dates set for our annual Middle School Retreat to Camp Timberlee.  Camp Timberlee is a Christian camp located in West Troy, WI not far from Lake Geneva area.  The staff there host several retreats in the winter for both Middle School and High School Youth groups.  (Our HS Youth are going in
February).  Check out their website: 
Permission Slip
What To Bring List
Contact Andrew Crist: acrist@peacehome.org.
Honduras Mission Trip Supplies Needed
The Peace Honduras medical mission team leaves January 19.
They are still in need of support to buy medical supplies, Bibles and water filters.  Could you make a donation to support the team?
Please make a check out to Peace and put in Fred Steinbach's mailbox. Thank you!
Join The Peace Choir!

Peace Choir needs you!  
The Peace Choir leads worship music at the 8:30 am service each Sunday through the choir season (September-May) and rehearses Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm.
Now is a great time to join us as we get ready for our upcoming Easter services!
High Schoolers and college students are welcome too! You may mention your interest to Brad Stirtz: brad@peacehome.org.
2019 Contribution Envelopes

The 2019 contribution envelopes are now available in the Lobby. Please take your envelopes home this Sunday.

Pastor's Bible Study February 2019
Pastors Study February 2019
Guiding Families of LGBT & Loved Ones
Did you know that according to researcher Andrew Marin, 86% of LGBTs were raised in a faith community? Or that 54% of them left that faith community after age 18? And that 76% of those who left are open to returning, without the faith community changing its beliefs about marriage and sexuality? If not liberal theology, then what are they looking for? They are looking for fellow believers who will walk with them as they find a way to integrate their faith and sexuality in a Biblically sound, God pleasing way.
Join Pastor Marty the Sundays of February and March as we work through a resource called
Guiding Families of LGBT+ LOVED ONES: For Every Pastor And Parent And All Who Care . This was
produced by
Lead Them Home , a Christian ministry with a conservative understanding of sexuality and marriage, but also a commitment to love and guide the LGBT youth growing up in churches like Peace. This class requires both registration and purchase of the workbook Guiding Families .  Register online by clicking here or call the Church Office. Workbooks are $20 each (couples can share).
Blanket-Making Event February 5
Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) and the Women's Evening Bible Study will co-host a Blanket making event at Peace on Tuesday , February 5 at 7:00 pm. The goal of this event is to create as many No-Sew blankets as possible for Lutheran World Relief. The need continues to grow with many areas entering cold, winter months ahead.
Sewing supplies will be provided. If you want to purchase a blanket kit (55" x70"), JoAnn Fabrics Hobby Lobby, and Michael's has a great selection of kits and/or fleece material. A devotion and light refreshment will be shared. Please let Nancy Ewert know if you will attend this Outreach event: edukatr68@yahoo.com.  We will meet in the Great Room. See you there!

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Connect. Grow. Serve.

Worship with your Family of Peace

8:30 am & 10:30 am
9:30-10:20 am 
Education Hour

Path 2019
Join your Family of Peace as we read the 
Bible in 2019.
The Path: 

"The Lord  bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace."
~Numbers 6:24-26