Free Independence Day Community Celebration

INVITATION:FREE INDEPENDENCE DAY COMMUNITY EVENT
Everyone is Welcome! Come as You Are! Sponsored by Spirit of Peace, Valley, NE

*Potluck Lunch, Family Activity FUN!

SUPER SOAKER Event! Water Balloons, BYOD … ! Arts, Crafts, Contests, Paper Airplanes, Rockets!
Schedule: 11:00 Preparation & Fellowship 12:00 *Potluck Lunch and Family Activity FUN!
*Potluck item is voluntary, your choice.
– Sunday, July 3, 2016 from 11 am to 3 pm or so.

Where: Valley City Park Pavilion
400 West Vass Street, Valley, NE 68064

Price: Activities Free! (sweet!) Thank you!

Questions?: Please contact Pastors Michael or Cathy Hanus

Interested in VOLUNTEERING?

Spirit.Peace@outlook.com     402-541-7019

http://blog.peacelcmc.org

RSVP assists Planning Purposes! FREE EventBrite RSVP

Spirit of Peace is a missional community of believers. We believe that the community has life that is greater than its parts. Spirit celebrates Independence Day! EVERYONE is Very Welcome!

SuperSoaker
SuperSoaker

Miraculous Healing Celebration

Miraculous Healing Celebration
for the Community.
Modern Song Focus on Contemporary Church Artists
performing hymns of traditional foundation.
Everyone is Welcome!

Fathers Day
Fathers Day

Miraculous Healing Introduction:
There is much uncleanliness that begins today’s gospel lesson. Luke paints a picture that is worth a thousand words. The man possessed by demons is freed from their grip. He is grateful. Now the villagers who came to witness this exorcism want to be left alone without the presence of Jesus. They are scared. The formerly possessed man will proclaim Jesus as the Son of God.
In Isaiah our Lord God is willing to pay dearly to be with His people. Even though as Gods people we are immature, emo, and much less than perfect, our Lord God waits for us with open arms.
Our Psalm mirrors Isaiah in full concert with the meaning of the phrase the Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor.
Paul assures the Galatians that they are Children of God, Saved through their Faith and NOT due to the Law.

Shepherd Me O God
Marty Haugen

Shepherd me, O God, beyond my wants,
beyond my fears, from death into life.

God is my shepherd, so nothing I shall want,
I rest in the meadows of faithfulness and love,
I walk by the quiet waters of peace.
Miraculous Healing Scripture:
Here I am, Here I am. Is. 65:1.
Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me. Ps. 43:3.
In Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. Gal. 3:26.
Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you. Luke 8:39.

Cry of the Poor
John Foley, SJ.

Prayer: Beckoning Lord God,
as you moved in the lives of Elijah and Elisha,
move in our lives,
inviting us to journey to unknown territory,
to listen for your voice,
and to speak your prophetic word
in a world that does not want to hear.
empowered by your Spirit,
grant us the courage we need
to journey, trust, listen, speak,
and accept your commission
to be your faithful servant people. Amen.

Let Us Break Bread Together on Our Knees
– performed by First Christian Church

Let us break bread together on our knees.
Let us break bread together on our knees.

When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

Prayer: Lord God our refuge and hope,
when race, status, or gender divide us,
when despondency and despair haunt and afflict us,
when community lies shattered:
comfort and convict us with the stillness of your presence,
that we may confess all you have done,
through Christ to whom we belong
and in whom we are one. Amen.

Will the Circle be Unbroken
Ada Habershon (1907).
– performed by Randy Travis

I was standing by my window
On a cold and cloudy day
When I saw the hearse come rolling
For to carry my mother away.
Will the circle be unbroken
By and by Lord, by and by
There’s a better home awaiting
In the sky Lord, in the sky.

We are all stewards spreading the Word of Jesus’ blessings for His people.
Picnic Fellowship Activities for the Entire Family!

Of course lively discussion and activities will be available!
Perhaps you may prefer to sit and visit!
Please Contact Us with Special Requests!

FREE Fathers Day Community Event

INVITATION:

FREE FATHERS DAY COMMUNITY EVENT

Everyone is Welcome! Come as You Are!

Sponsored by Spirit of Peace, Valley, NE

*Potluck Lunch, Family Activity FUN!

Arts, Crafts, Contests, Paper Airplanes, Rockets! A gift for Dad!

Schedule: 11:00 Devotion & Fellowship 12:00 *Potluck Lunch and Family Activity FUN!

*Potluck item is voluntary, your choice.

– Fathers Day Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 11 am to 1 pm or so.

– Fathers Day Sunday, June 19, 2016 from 11 am to 1 pm or so.

Where: Waterloo Village Memorial Park Pavilion

7th Street & Jefferson Waterloo, NE 68069

Price: Activities Free! (sweet!) Thank you!

Questions?: Please contact Pastors Michael or Cathy Hanus

Interested in VOLUNTEERING?

Spirit.Peace@outlook.com 402-541-7019

http://blog.peacelcmc.org

RSVP assists Planning Purposes!

FREE EventBrite Tickets!

Spirit of Peace is a missional community of believers. We believe that the community has life that is greater than its parts. Spirit celebrates its Dads on Father’s Day! When you come right down to it, where would we be without our Dads? May God Bless All Dads! Stop by and visit us for a Father’s Day gift. As Always, Moms and All are Very Welcome too!

Gift of Freedom Celebration

Gift of Freedom Celebration
for the Community.
Modern Song Focus on Contemporary Church Artists
performing hymns of traditional foundation.
Everyone is Welcome!

 

Gift of Freedom Celebration Introduction:
Although Jesus Christ died for the sin that would otherwise deliver us to damnation and He gifted us Salvation, we are still free to choose our course in life; will this choice be doing good or evil?
Today’s lessons bring us examples of freedom to do that which is good works, pleasing to the Lord, and that which will allow us to enter the gates of hell of our own choosing. Where are our hearts, souls and minds today?
Whether we visit the story in 1 Kings 21 or 2 Sam. 11, mankind is tempted to engage sinful behavior through unfettered wicked desire.
Our psalm reaches out and prays for guidance.
In Galatians, the Apostle Paul guides his church people to both understand the gift of salvation and make best choices.
Luke, Apostle and Evangelist, compares greater and lesser debt. We know both are able to be unselfishly offered and graciously accepted.
This is a good time for us to reflect on our own lives, seek guidance and make our lives paths straight.

 

Rock of Ages
Augustus Toplady (1775).
– performed by Antrim Mennonite Choir.

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
let me hide myself in thee;
let the water and the blood,
from thy wounded side which flowed,
be of sin the double cure;
save from wrath and make me pure.

Gift of Freedom Celebration Scripture:
Jezebel came to him and said, “Why are you so depressed that you will not eat?” 1 Kings 21:5.
Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before me. Ps. 5:8.
We know that a person is justified not by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ. Gal. 2:16.
I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little. Luke 7:47.

Prayer:
Lord God of mercy and healing,
you who hear the cries of those in need,
receive these petitions of your people
that all who are troubled
may know peace, comfort, and courage.

Life-giving God,
heal our lives,
that we may acknowledge your wonderful deeds
and offer you thanks from generation to generation
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

My Jesus I Love Thee.
William Featherstone (1864).
– performed by CRC Worship

My Jesus, I love thee, I know thou art mine;
for thee all the follies of sin I resign;
my gracious Redeemer, my Savior art thou;
if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

Prayer: Lord God of compassion,
you suffer in the grief of your people,
and you are present to heal and forgive.
May the sun of your justice rise on every night of oppression,
and may the warm rays of your healing love
renew each troubled mind;
for you are the God of salvation and new life,
made known to us in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We are all stewards spreading the Word of Jesus’ blessings for His people.
Picnic Fellowship Activities for the Entire Family!

Of course lively discussion and activities will be available!
Perhaps you may prefer to sit and visit!
Please Contact Us with Special Requests!

Invitation: FREE Dad’s Day Event

INVITATION:

FREE COMMUNITY GARDEN – DADS DAY EVENT

 

Everyone is Welcome! Come as You Are!

Sponsored by Spirit of Peace, Valley, NE

*Potluck Lunch, Family Activity FUN!

Community Garden Planning and Tending

Arts, Crafts, Contests, Paper Airplanes, Rockets! A gift for Dad!

Schedule: 11:00 Devotion & Fellowship 12:00 *Potluck Lunch and Family Activity FUN!

*Potluck item is voluntary, your choice.

– Dads Day moved to Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 11 am to 2 pm or so; and / or … 

– Dads Day moved to Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 11 am to 2 pm or so.

Where: Rogert Park Pavilion and Golden Living – Spirit Community Garden

604 South Lakewood St Valley, NE 68064

Price: Activities Free! (sweet!) Thank you!

Questions?:

Please contact Pastors Michael or Cathy Hanus

Interested in VOLUNTEERING?

Spirit.Peace@outlook.com 402-541-7019

RSVP assists Planning Purposes!

Spirit of Peace is a missional community of believers.

We believe that the community has life that is greater than its parts.

Spirit celebrates its Dads and the Community Garden!

When you come right down to it, where would we be without our Dads? May God Bless All Dads!

Stop by and visit us for a Dad’s Day gift. As Always, Moms and All are Very Welcome too!

FREE Community Garden Enjoyment Event

INVITATION:

FREE COMMUNITY GARDEN ENJOYMENT EVENT

Everyone is Welcome! Come as You Are! Sponsored by Spirit of Peace, Valley, NE

Schedule: 10:00 am Community Garden Planning and Tending

– Saturdays in June and July 2016 from 10 am to 11 am or so.

Where: Rogert Park Pavilion and Golden Living – Spirit Community Garden


604 South Lakewood St Valley, NE 68064

Price: Activities Free! (sweet!) Thank you!

Questions?: Please contact Pastors Michael or Cathy Hanus

Interested in VOLUNTEERING?

Spirit.Peace@outlook.com 402-541-7019

http://blog.peacelcmc.org

RSVP assists Planning Purposes! 

Free EventBrite RSVP Tickets

Spirit of Peace is a missional community of believers.

We believe that the community has life that is greater than its parts. Spirit celebrates the Community Garden! Stop by and visit us!

All are Very Welcome!

AA in Our World

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) in Our World

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is an organization well known for its “Twelve Steps” and “Twelve Traditions.” Those who attend AA meetings learn the “Steps” through rote memorization as it is customary for someone in the group meeting to read the Steps aloud every meeting. Ideally these steps will be taught, supervised and practiced through the member’s relationship with a sponsor. Peer support is generally offered and available in the thematic group discussion that follows the presentation of a Step, reading from the “Big Book,” or a Daily Reflection. Seven of the twelve “Steps” (presented later in this document) make reference to “God” or a “Higher Power.” There are meetings that may be centered on Christian worship, Scripture, Spirituality, or other religious practices.

Alcoholics Anonymous 4th Ed. 2001
Alcoholics Anonymous 4th Ed. 2001

Twelve Step Programs
Originally proposed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) as a method of recovery from alcoholism, the “Twelve Steps” were first published in the 1939 book written by Bill Wilson and Dr Bob Smith, titled “Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered From Alcoholism.” Other “Twelve-Step to Recovery” groups adopt and adapt the AA “Twelve Steps” as guiding principles. The Twelve Step Program contains a set of guiding principles outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion or other behavioral problems.

As summarized by the American Psychological Association, the process involves the following:

admitting that one cannot control one’s alcoholism, addiction or compulsion;

recognizing a higher power that can give strength;

examining past errors with the help of a sponsor (experienced member);

making amends for these errors;

learning to live a new life with a new code of behavior; and

helping others who suffer from the same alcoholism, addictions or compulsions.

VandenBos, Gary R. (2007). APA dictionary of psychology (1st ed.). American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C.
Twelve Step Rap
performed by SantaMonica Sam

 

Alcoholics Anonymous 1955
Alcoholics Anonymous 1955

Here are the original “Twelve Steps to Recovery” as published by AA (Alcoholics Anonymous):

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol, that our lives had become unmanageable.
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood Him.
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.