August and beyond is filled with news and events guaranteed to keep you up to date with all the happenings here at PLC!
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In an effort to provide convenience and flexibility for our church family, we invite you to give on-line. Regardless of the day, the time, or the method of payment, you will have the ability to give securely online. However you choose to give, we are so grateful for your generosity and we will continue to be faithful stewards of what God has entrusted us with.
Grand Canyon Synod Growing in Faith: The Diakonia Program
Fall 2022 Foundation Year Class Enrollment in Progress!
Diakonia is a call to discipleship! After 40+ years, the Diakonia program has been re-imagined, taking the best of the current program and adding new elements and more flexibility.
When Jesus told his disciples, “Come, follow me,” (Mathew 4:19 NIV), it wasn’t simply a call for them to follow Jesus on the road. It was an invitation to life-long discipleship. That meant learning, listening, and sharing Jesus directly through his Word. In fact, the definition of disciple means follower or student.
Growing in Faith: Foundation Year– Six 5-week classes (for new students starting Sept 2022)
This first year of study will provide a strong foundation which will be built upon in year 2 and subsequent study. This foundation year of classes will be offered each year with in-person classes in various locations in the Grand Canyon Synod in order to establish the community that has been so important to this program. Zoom options should also be offered for those either not close enough, or with physical limitations, which prevent attending in person.
1. Christianity in a Lutheran Key
2. Intro First Testament/Hebrew Scriptures
3. Intro New Testament
4. Lutheran Creeds and Confessions
5. Living as a Christian in the world
6. Worship Matters
Growing in Faith: Practical Year – Six 5-week classes
Road to Service or Faith Formation Tracks (for second year students starting Sept 2023)
Students who wish to earn a Growing in Faith: Diakonia graduation certificate need to choose a track for the practical year. This second year is designed to put flesh on the skeleton of the foundation year courses. Additional classes may be taken after completing the two-year program as continuing education or Beyond Diakonia. These classes will be a combination of hybrid and on-line classes.
For more information visit our website at https://www.diakonia.education or email email@example.com
Blessings and Joy!
Kimberle Kennedy, Chair
Growing in Faith – The Diakonia Program Grand Canyon Synod
Planning a Gathering?
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Small to Medium Group Events (AA, Life Discovery, Scouts etc.)
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Your request will be reviewed and added to our calendar, if the date is available. If your request can not be accommodated, we will contact you within 72 hours.
Worship Service Library
Peace Lutheran Church Sunday Morning Worship at 9:30 AM
Can't make it to church to worship with us on Sunday? Pastor Ryan's Sermon's and our informative Weekly Announcements are listed below. Just click on the date and enjoy! Our services are also available on Facebook at Peace Lutheran Church Peoria, AZ or go to Pieces of Piece on YouTube!
YouTube: Pieces of Peace
Password is 1826589
Please feel free to contact us at 623-972-6785 with any questions or suggestions.
June 5, 2022 - Pastor Ryan's Sermon - Pentecost Sunday
January 30, 2022 - Pastor Ryan's Sermon - Epiphany 4
January 23, 2022 - Pastor Ryan's Sermon - Epiphany 3
January 16, 2022 - Weekly Announcements - Epiphany 2
January 09, 2022 - Weekly Announcements - Baptism of Our Lord
"Now is the Time"
Social Justice Ministry
Here at Peace, we have a heart for serving, and in this series in the fall, we will be learning about using our voice and actions to speak out and up for those who remain oppressed and abused. Please prayerfully consider how you may be able to participate. It will be a safe space.
The Social Justice Ministry is following the WELCA’s focus of: Systemic Racism, Gender Based Violence, and Human Trafficking. The three ways we will do that is through; Awareness raising- education, Accompaniment- relationship, and Advocacy. These articles will deal with educating ourselves on these issues, and those that relate to them. Starting in August, I will write about: Gaslighting, and White Fragility.