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WELCOME TO PEACE LUTHERAN

Peace Lutheran Church exists to grow disciples for Jesus

and share Christ with the world


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A Night in Bethlehem

A Night in BethlehemSaturday, December 10

5:30-8 pm

The shepherds are in the fields watching their sheep and the news is spreading! A savior has been born, have you heard the news? In the marketplace people are busy making and selling their goods. Roman soldiers are trying to keep order and shooing the beggars away from the village. Tax collectors are roaming the shops, collecting taxes for Rome. And a baby is lying in a manger surrounded by a loving mother, father, animals, and angels.


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Worship With Us Christmas Eve!

Communion at all services. Nursery care is available for children up to age 3 during the 4 & 6 pm services.

4 PM Family Worship

In this family service, our praise band will lead us in the songs of the season and all children are invited to participate in a spontaneous Christmas Pageant! (Children who wish to participate, please arrive in the church entryway by 3:40 pm.)

6 PM Candlelight Worship

A candlelight worship service with music led by our Christmas choir.

10 PM Christmas Vigil Worship

A liturgical communion service of lessons and carols. We will close with candlelight, singing Silent Night.

And... on Christmas Day - 10 AM

We invite everyone to join in a service of unity at 10:00 am on Christmas Day (only one service; no 8:30 service on December 25).  Children may come in their pajamas to this service - we'll have a special treat for you!


 
Reaching Beyond Our Walls

Opportunities to work on our "serve":

God's Global Barnyard

Pigs, lambs, goats, chickens & honeybees are all part of God's Global Barnyard, which is part of ELCA's Good Gifts ministry.  Each animal purchased gives a family in need help to become self-sufficient.  Give a cash gift for Peace's "Barnyard Fund" - and we'll see how many animals we can buy!

Reverse Advent Calendar Project

Take an empty box (the Thrivent Action Team has one for you!) then beginning December 1 and ending on December 24, place one non-perishable food item in your box each day.  As you count DOWN the days until

Christmas, you will fill UP your box.  Bring your box to a Christmas Eve service, and the Thrivent Action Team will help you unload and will deliver all donations to West Valley Community Food Pantry at St. John's Lutheran Church in Phoenix.  Together, we'll fill up the Pantry!

Apache Teddy Bear Tree

Show our neighborhood elementary school that we care!  Each ornament on the tree represents one of 35 children at Apache Elementary School.  If you take an ornament, you are asked to purchase a new gift (not to exceed $25), wrap it, tape the ornament to it, and bring it to PLC by Sunday, December 11.

Gifts at the Manger

When you attend A Night in Bethlehem, we ask folks to please bring a canned food item to place at the manger.  This is another way your donations will benefit local food banks.

 
Advent

Advent starts on November 27 this year.  Advent is the season of preparation and anticipation.  This season is marked by the color blue.  It is a color symbolic of the image of HOPE.  You might notice that in many creche, Mary's cloak is often the color blue symbolizing her to be the bearer of this new hope for humanity.

We light the Advent wreath as a countdown toward the coming of Christ.  The candles remind us that the true light of the world is near.  The wreath celebrates that he comes to bing life, abundant life.

The tree is attributed to Martin Luther, who redefined what was once a pagan ritual.  The tee is intended to point our gaze toward heaven where we might witness the true light and love of God.

 

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Saturdays
5:30 pm
Sunday

8:30 am

10:00 am

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