- read more
Children's Ministry/PeaceYMinread more
Peace Lutheran Church's Youth and Children's Ministry, as well as the leaders of these groups, Shannon Cassel and Michelle Stadler, are busy organizing fun, educational,and uplifting resources to share with our youth during this time of social distancing.
October Blessing Bags have been delivered and they are a hit! Thanks, ladies, You Rock!
Enjoy and God bless!
We're So Thankful!read more
We’re so thankful!
We again have much to be thankful for this year. Our customers and volunteers continued to support us through the long hot summer. We have a steady supply of great quality, gently used items on display. We were hit hard by the Corona virus shut down but we have taken all the right protections and are doing well since we re-opened.
Please visit the Shop
As we enter into fall and the season of thankfulness, we have a great selection of fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations in our expanded Holiday Shop. We will have spectacular specials on Friday 11/27 and Saturday 11/28 so go offline and visit us!
We hope you will consider volunteering with us
We can always use volunteers and we have lots of varied job descriptions. Hours are flexible; folks usually work 4 or 8 hours per day, as many days per week as they want. It’s fun and you’ll be working with great people and supporting many important ministries.
Keep up with the WVLTS on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/westvalleylutheranthriftshop/
Please “Like” us today!
West Valley Lutheran Thrift Shop
10615 West Peoria Ave, Sun City
- read more
As we will be hosting the next two in-person worship services outdoors we will experiment by removing the requirement of a reservation. No reservation is needed to attend our Reformation and All Saints Outdoor Services on October 25 and November 1.
We will continue, however, to require masks and follow CDC guidelines as well as participation in a check-in protocol where you will receive your communion elements. If you come on Reformation Sunday, we hope you will wear red in celebration of the passionate work of the Holy Spirit. (Services will continue to be streamed on YouTube and FaceBook)
This is great news, and will make it easier than ever to join us for worship!
Check-in Guidelines will still be in place and you can find them below.
Click on the Church Logo for Information and Guidelines
Women of Peace Re-"Treat" Thursday's on Zoomread more
Please Join Us On ZOOM!
Women of Peace Re-Treat - a virtual place and time to
re-"Treat" ourselves to God's love and spiritual/emotional/intellectual growth as we connect
with our sisters in Christ.--Kay Cassel
All women are welcome to join in our discussions.
Please watch the TED Talk prior to our meetings on Thursday.
Questions? Contact the church office.
Help us make everyone's Thanksgiving special!read more
Monday, November 9th
Next Food Donation Day: Monday, November 9th
Grace and Peace to All,
There are many who say, 'Numbers never lie.' There are others who would say that they smart people can create statistics to prove whatever they desire. I'm not that smart, but the number one thing I know is that God continues to care about this world, about the church, and about you and me. In Christ he has shown us the way forward through compassion, the truth that is revealed in genuine love, and a life of meaning by living for others as well as ourselves.
Peaceaz.org is your one stop destination for information...
We will be offering online (starting at 6 pm Saturday) along with in-person communion worship again this week. The next two weekends (October 25 and November 1) our in-person worship will be outdoors to celebrate Reformation and All Saints Sundays. Reservations will still be needed and masks will be required, but we hope it might be a bit more festive outdoors.
Check out our Children's Ministry on Facebook and join them for a live session at 9:00 am on Sundays.
Our youth have been meeting through Zoom, but coming up our a few in-person activities such as Saturday morning hikes with Michelle. Check it out and check-in.
We have a new college and young adults Zoom group that meets every week. Contact Michelle for more information and reconnect with old friends.
We continue to offer on Facebook Live a more traditional, Morning Matins Service from 11:30-noon on Sundays.
Thanks to all who made our Food Drive a BIG success last Monday ( See pictures below! We needed an extra car for the haul!). The next drive will be November 9 as we collect for Thanksgiving.
Family Promise provides a hand up to needy families. We cannot shelter these families but we will be bringing them food from November 8-15. Sign-up to help.
Sign-up for the Men's Retreat on Zoom, October 24 from 10:00-12:00. The theme is United in Faith.
Our pet blessing will be online on Sunday, October 25 at 12:30 pm. You must register to participate.
On November 1, All Saints Day, we will be celebrating our Saints who have transitioned into the fullness of life with God. We will be contacting family members for a picture to honor their memory.
If you want to help with our Habitat Build, the registration process has been simplified and the work is waiting. Habitat takes seriously the need to protect their volunteers from the threat of this virus.
Don't forget to check out our Zoom Bible Studies throughout the week as well as a Pause for Prayer Monday through Friday at 6:05 pm.
The Transition Team is needing all surveys to be returned by October 24th. Please take a moment if you haven't already and make your voice known.
Speaking of expressing our opinions, as believers we can agree that united in Christ's love we can disagree about matters of politics. Voting is a privilege, and we are called to vote our conscience as an expression of our faith. When all the votes are counted, regardless of our differences, may we commit to loving our neighbor as self.
Finally, as we see numbers of infections rise, may we continue to practice the 3 W's (Wash your Hands, Watch your Distance, and Wear a Mask) to do our part to protect our neighbor. STAY SAFE and STAY WELL!
Sign-Up Geniusread more
Dear Friends of Family Promise …
The Family Promise mission is providing emergency shelter and social services to help families move toward independent housing and self sufficiency.
Family Promise Week is November 8-15, 2020! Please help us with this much needed outreach. To signup, click HERE.
Due to COVID-19, our Family Promise families will not be staying at Peace Lutheran. We need your help to provide healthy meals and breakfast/lunch items for our host week.
Items on the Weekly Shopping List can be dropped off at Peace Lutheran Church by 3 pm on Sunday, November 8th.
All dinners need to be dropped off at 7221 E Belleview Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. There is a bench at the front entrance. Leave the food on the bench, and please let them know it's there via contact person, Lester McKenzie, 480-845-0018. Please deliver dinner at around 5:30pm.
Healthy meals should include a main dish, salad, condiments, beverage, and dessert for the families (17 people: 6 adults and 11 children). Meals can be prepared at home or purchased, and main dishes can be duplicated during the week since the meals from all donors are served family style.
There are no food allergies for our families this week.
Questions? Contact Deborah Mitchell at 602-758-7058 or email@example.com.
Thank you for being a part of Family Promise Week! You will be blessed!
We appreciate your servant heart to help these families!
A Message from Kathy Kaplan, Managing Program Director, Family Promise of Greater Phoenix
"It is with a grateful heart that I write this note of appreciation for your continued support. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that we would find ourselves in this situation… but here we are … and thankfully we are here together! Your generosity in partnering with us is nothing short of miraculous. The meals you so lovingly craft and deliver provide not only sustenance but encourage a sense of normalcy. Our families are breaking bread together … sharing their feelings … supporting each other … and I am happy to say that everyone is well and looking forward to better days.
“Where Love Abounds … Miracles Happen … and there can be no doubt that you are our miracle makers.
Dear friends … please know that we hold each of you in our hearts, and with abiding gratitude we are storming heaven with prayers … and the earth with kindness!"
Blessings & Grace
Dream Big with Bob Goffread more
Hosted by the Thrivent Member Network–Southwest Region. This is an exclusive webinar opportunity with New York Times Bestselling Author Bob Goff. How are you committed to your biggest dreams? This webinar will inspire and recapture the version of your life you dreamed about before fear started calling the shots. Bob will help you Dream Big, as he takes you on a life-proven journey to rediscover how to thrive with purpose and turn your dreams into reality.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - Or Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 7:00 PM Pacific
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
For more info and to RSVP, go to:
http://bit.ly/Goffem1020 for 10/20
http://bit.ly/Goffem1021 for 10/21.
Please share with friends and family because everyone is welcome!
As part of a Thrivent Member Network, you’re among a group of local Christians who come together to learn, support one another and make a real impact in our communities.
Services available on Facebook at Heart of Peace or In Person, Sunday's at 10:00 AM (No Reservations Needed)read more
Peace Lutheran Church Sunday morning Worship at 10:00 AM and Morning Matins at 11:30 AM
Can't make it to church to worship with us on Sunday? Now you won't miss a thing!
Simply click on the date below, for whichever service you want to view and instantly you will be viewing our most recent Sunday service or musical offering! It's that easy.
Please feel free to contact us at 623-972-6785 with any questions or suggestions.
YouTube: Pieces of Peace
Password is 1826589
August 2, Ninth Sunday of Pentecost -Video