Free Got Health and Fitness Community Event

INVITATION:

FREE GOT HEALTH & FITNESS COMMUNITY EVENT

Everyone is Welcome! Come as You Are!

Sponsored by Spirit of Peace, Valley, NE

Got Fitness
Got Fitness

 

Kylie Arment and Dr Ricky Bussey Participating

Schedule: 11:30 Preparation 11:45 Nutrition Presentation and Free Lunch 1:00 Fitness Presentation –

Family Activity FUN! & Fellowship.

When: Friday, August 12, 2016 from 11:30 am to 2 pm or so.

Where: Valley View Community Center

400 West Meigs 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!

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 Got Health and Fitness Day! EVERYONE is Very Welcome!

Crossroads Celebration

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

Crossroads
Crossroads

Crossroads Celebration Introduction:
In Ecclesiastes we have a special opportunity to contemplate ancient wisdoms of the teacher-prophet which still apply to our modern lives. Vanity, hebel. Business, inyan; or Busyness? Pleasure. Will we find lasting satisfaction in material goods which will terminate in death? Or do we join in engaging everlasting life through salvation?
Money may not buy happiness, but it can buy satisfaction to a point. So goes our Psalm today. Poverty may allow us a better understanding of death as a gate to everlasting life.
Luke carries us through putting aside idolatry and earthly attractions and distractions. Do we call upon the strength to resist earthly temptations?

Jesus loves me, this I know
Anna Bartlett Warner (1859).
piano accompaniment

Jesus loves me, this I know,
for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong;
they are weak, but he is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

Crossroads Celebration Scripture:
Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. Eccl. 1:2.
Truly, no ransom avails for one’s life, there is no price one can give to God for it. Ps. 49:7.
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Col. 3:2.
Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” Luke 12:13.

Prayer: Loving, Generous God,
in abundance you give us things both spiritual and physical.
Help us to hold lightly the fading things of this earth
and grasp tightly the lasting things of your kingdom,
so that what we are and do and say may be our gifts to you
through Christ, who beckons all to seek the things above,
where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Psalm 49
Acapella

Prayer:
God of salvation,
who sent your Son to seek out and save what is lost,
hear our prayers
on behalf of those who are lost in our day,
receiving these petitions and thanksgivings
with your unending compassion.

Redeeming Sustainer,
visit your people
and pour out your strength and courage upon us,
that we may hurry to make you welcome
not only in our concern for others,
but by serving them
generously and faithfully in your name. Amen.

Thou Hidden Source of Calm Repose
Charles Wesley (1749).
St Petersburg piano accompaniment

Thou hidden source of calm repose,
Thou all sufficient love divine,
My help and refuge from my foes,
Secure I am if Thou art mine;
And lo! from sin and grief and shame
I hide me, Jesus, in Thy name.

Prayer:
Dear God of justice,
your word is light and truth.
Let your face shine on us to restore us,
that we may walk in your way,
seeking justice and doing good. Amen.

All My Hope in God is Founded
Yoachim Neander (1680).
Westminster Abbey

All my hope on God is founded;
he doth still my trust renew.
Me through change and chance he guideth,
only good and only true.
God unknown,
he alone
calls my heart to be his own.

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 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: 11:00 am Community Garden Planning and Tending

– Saturdays in August through September 2016 from 11 am to 12 pm Noon or so.

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

Plentiful Harvest
Plentiful Harvest

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!

Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith

It’s tempting to think of faith as a kind of magic formula. If you muster up enough of it, you’ll get rich, stay healthy, and live a contented life with automatic answers to all your prayers.

Keeping Faith
Keeping Faith

But life does not work according to such neat formulas. As proof, the author of Hebrews presents a stirring reminder of what constitutes “true faith” by reviewing the lives of some Old Testament giants of faith. Heb. 11.

“Without faith, it is impossible to please God.” Heb. 11:6. In describing faith we see the word persevered. Heb. 27. As a result of their faith, some heroes triumph: They rout armies, escape the sword, survive lions. But others meet less happy ends: flogging, stoning, severing. The chapter concludes, “These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised.” Heb. 39.

Give me a faith that trusts You wholeheartedly, Lord.
The picture of faith that emerges does not fit simply. Sometimes it leads to victory and triumph. Sometimes it requires a gritty determination to “hang on at any cost.” Of such people, “God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.” Heb. 16.

What our faith rests on is the belief that God is in ultimate control and will indeed keep His promises, whether that happens in this life or the next. – Philip Yancey. Daily Bread.

Give me a faith that trusts You wholeheartedly, Lord.

Our greatest comfort in sorrow is to know that God is in control.

Hebrews 11 has been called the “Hall of Faith.” In it we read of diverse people who face trials and tribulations far beyond what many of us face. Yet all persevered by trusting the Lord. By the Grace of God, we can do the same.

 

Keeping the Faith
Billy Joel

If it seems like I’ve been lost
In let’s remember
If you think I’m feeling older
And missing my younger days
Oh, then you should have known
Me much better
Cause my past is something that never
Got in my way

Treasures Ahead Celebration

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

Treasure Ahead
Treasure Ahead

Introduction:
Do It! What if we found our treasure in Prayer?
Once when Jesus and his disciples were together, they asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. There was not a lot of formal ritual in the response. Jesus said to His disciples, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” In other words, Jesus told his disciples the most important rule of prayer is “Do It!”

 

God of the women who answered your call

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (1998).
Tune: Be Thou My Vision. – Celtic Spirit.

God of the women who answered your call,
Trusting your promises, giving their all,
Women like Sarah and Hannah and Ruth,
Give us their courage to live in your truth.

 

Scripture:

The LORD said, “How great is the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah and how very grave their sin. Gen. 18:20.
They shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD. Ps. 138:5.
As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him. Col. 2:6.
So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Luke 11:9-10.

 

Psalm 138: You Answered Me
Haas

Prayer: God of justice,
your word is light and truth.
Let your face shine on us to restore us,
that we may walk in your way,
seeking justice and doing good. Amen.

All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Edward Perronet (1784).
arranged by Sterling Procter

All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown him Lord of all!

Prayer: Lord God, friend of those in need,
your Son Jesus has untied our burdens
and healed our spirits.
We lift up the prayers of our hearts for those still burdened,
those seeking healing,
those in need within the church and the world.

Hear our prayers
that we may love you with our whole being
and willingly share the concerns.
I lay my sins on Jesus
Horatius Bonar (1848).

I lay my sins on Jesus,
The spotless Lamb of God;
He bears them all, and frees us
From the accursed load.
I bring my guilt to Jesus,
To wash my crimson stains
White in His blood most precious,
Till not a spot remains.

 

Prayer: Living God, you raise us to fullness of being
in sharing the Christ-life together.
Teach us to pray
and grant us hopeful persistence
in seeking your will and your way,
that by the power of the Spirit,
love and faithfulness may meet
to disarm the powers of the world. 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!

Best Choice Celebration

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

Introduction:
As we experience our daily lives, we find that we have choices to make. Hindsight may well inform us if we made the best choice. Are there times when we are so blind to the possibility that choices exist that we miss the opportunity that presents itself?

Best Choice
Best Choice

Scripture:
My Lord, if I find favor with you, do not pass by your servant. Gen. 18:3.
O LORD, who may abide in your tent? Ps. 15:1.
For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell. Col. 1:19.
Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her. Luke 10:42.

Pass me not, O gentle Savior
Fanny Crosby (1868).
performed by Don Moen.

Pass me not, O gentle Savior,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.
Refrain:
Savior, Savior,
Hear my humble cry,
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Prayer: Lord God of justice,
your word is light and truth.
Let your face shine on us to restore us,
that we may walk in your way,
seeking justice and doing good. Amen.
Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary
Randy Rothwell
Lenny LeBlanc

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary
Pure and holy, tried and true
With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living
Sanctuary for You

It is you, Lord
Who came to save
The heart and soul
Of every man
It is you Lord
Who knows my weakness
Who gives me strength,
With thine own hand.

Prayer:
Friends in Christ,
God invites us to hold the needs of our sisters and brothers
as dear to us as our own needs.
Loving our neighbors as ourselves,
we offer our thanksgivings and our petitions
on behalf of the church and the world.

Hear our prayers, God of power,
and through the ministry of your Son
free us from the grip of the tomb,
that we may desire you as the fullness of life
and proclaim your saving deeds to all the world. Amen.

Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross
Fanny Crosby

Jesus, keep me near the cross;
there a precious fountain,
free to all, a healing stream,
flows from Calvary’s mountain.
Refrain:
In the cross, in the cross,
be my glory ever,
till my raptured soul shall find
rest beyond the river.

Prayer: Dear Lord, God of Abraham and Sarah,
in due season, you fulfilled a promise almost too wonderful to imagine.
Awaken us to the workings of your will in our midst,
and keep us attentive to the things that matter,
until the day when Your mystery,
hidden throughout the ages,
stands fully revealed in the kingdom of all Your saints. Amen.

Sitting at the Feet of Jesus
Wesley Pritchard
performed by Gaithersburg Band

Sitting at the feet of Jesus,
Oh, what words I hear Him say!
Happy place! so near, so precious!
May it find me there each day;
Sitting at the feet of Jesus,
I would look upon the past;
For His love has been so gracious,
It has won my heart at last.

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!

Dinner and a Play

Pastor Michael and a small group of us went to dinner and a play this evening.

This is a great opportunity for a “break” in the middle of the week, an opportunity to meet like minded people as we build strength in our witness to Jesus and the Holy Spirit in the community.

Musical Drama Cast
Musical Drama Cast

We met the cast, coaches and directors, visited and watched “The Point of It!” a Musical by Miranda Smith Kalhorn, and “Be a Good Soldier for Jesus Christ,” a Drama by Glenn Smith.

The young actors poured their hearts into this wonderful pair of performances. We join together as an audience to highly recommend their efforts and pray for blessings, happiness and success in their futures.

 

This performance is brought to us by the ministry of Camp Witness Bible Conference Association.

Love Your Neighbor Celebration

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

Love Your Neighbor
Love Your Neighbor

Love Your Neighbor Introduction:
What does it really mean to love your neighbor?
This is accomplished with a proper state of mind as we approach our daily life in His service and develop our spiritual identity and character.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself. Luke 10:27.
Of course it takes a lawyer of Christ’s time to deliver a question that he figures may challenge our Savior.
Obey the LORD your God by observing his commandments and decrees that are written in this book of the law. Deut. 30:10.
May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from His glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father. Col. 1:11.
Lord, we hear your word with gladness
Edith Margaret Clarkson

Lord, we hear your word with gladness: you have
spoken—we rejoice:
words of love and life and freedom—help us make
their truth our choice!
Now in holy celebration for your Word we worship
you;
spoken, written, known in Jesus, ours today to
prove anew.

Love Your Neighbor Scripture:
The LORD will again take delight in prospering you, just as he delighted in prospering your ancestors. Deut. 30:9.
To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul. Ps. 25:1.
We have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, Col. 1:9.
“Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Luke 10:25.
Prayer:
Dear Lord God of justice,
your word is light and truth.
Let your face shine on us to restore us,
that we may walk in your way,
seeking justice and doing good. Amen.
Teach Me Thy Way O Lord
Benjamin Mansell Ramsey (1919).

Teach me Your way, O Lord, teach me Your way!
Your guiding grace afford, teach me Your way!
Help me to walk aright, more by faith, less by sight;
lead me with heavenly light, teach me Your way!
When I am sad at heart, teach me Your way!
When earthly joys depart, teach me Your way!
Prayer:
Friends in Christ,
God invites us to hold the needs of our sisters and brothers
as dear to us as our own needs.
Loving our neighbors as ourselves,
we offer our thanksgivings and our petitions
on behalf of the church and the world.

Prayers of the People.

Hear our prayers, God of power,
and through the ministry of your Son
free us from the grip of the tomb,
that we may desire you as the fullness of life
and proclaim your saving deeds to all the world. Amen.
Living for Jesus a Life that is True
Thomas Chisholm (1917).

Living for Jesus, a life that is true,
Striving to please Him in all that I do;
Yielding allegiance, glad-hearted and free,
This is the pathway of blessing for me.
Prayer: Almighty God,
you give the holy law to your people
so that it will always be near us and our children.
Through our Lord Jesus who has fulfilled the law in every way,
grant that we may love you with heart, soul, strength, and mind,
and our neighbor as ourselves. Amen.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Fred Rogers

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood

A beautiful day for a neighbor

Would you be mine

Could you be mine

Won’t you be my neighbor?

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!

Travel Prayer

Travel Prayer
Teacher, this holiday we see so many travelers present at all places of public and private mass transportation. World News brings us so much press coverage of risk in travel to or through places that we may have felt safe on past journeys. How do we pray for people traveling this holiday?

Journey is the Reward
Journey is the Reward

Prayer before Travel. Martin Luther.

Lord God our Father, you kept Abraham and Sarah in safety throughout the days of their pilgrimage, you led the children of Israel through the midst of the sea, and by a star you led the Wise Men to the infant Jesus. Protect and guide us now in this time as we set out to travel, make our ways safe and our homecomings joyful, and bring us at last to our heavenly home, where you dwell in glory with your Son and the Holy Spirit, Lord God forever. Amen

Prayer as We Travel

Lord, thank you for your hand over this trip and allowing me to get away. I do not need to tell you that things may not be as safe as I, my parents, or loved ones would like, this you know, so I ask that you lay your protection over me and those I travel with on this trip. I ask that your will be done as we head out on our travels, away from home.

Please, Lord, direct my steps and provide me peace throughout this trip. Let those I encounter on my trip be blessed by my words that come from the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Let my hands be filled with your work, and my thoughts be filled with your grace and kind words for others. May I be a light unto those around me as I am away from home.

Thank you, Lord, for your blessings over these travels. In your Holy Name I Trust. Amen.

The Journey is the Reward! Tao Chinese Proverb.
Be Safe! Peace and Joy! Pastor Michael.

Plentiful Harvest Celebration

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

Plentiful Harvest
Plentiful Harvest

Introduction:
It takes an effort to harvest the fruit of our labor, but doesn’t it bring joy to realize the accomplishments! Isaiah the prophet lets us know the Lord loves us and will bring us comfort.
David wants us to celebrate Gods love for us loudly!
In Galatians the Apostle Paul reminds us that we should invest our energy in good works for we will reap what we sow.
Luke sends us out into the community to spread the Good News and not worry if our words fall on deaf ears. We will find Gods love.

Welcome Happy Morning
by Venantius Fortunatus, c. 530-609
Translated by John Ellerton, 1826-1893

Welcome, happy morning!” Age to age shall say;
Hell today is vanquished, heaven is won today!”
Lo, the Dead is living, God forevermore!
Him, their true Creator, all His works adore.
“Welcome, happy morning!” age to age shall say;
Hell today is vanquished, heaven is won today!”

Scripture:
As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you. Is. 66:13.
Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth. Ps. 66:1.
You reap whatever you sow. Gal. 6:7.
Peace to this house! Luke 10:5.

I Love to Tell the Story
Kate Hankey (1866).

I love to tell the story
Of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and His glory,
Of Jesus and his love.
I love to tell the story,
Because I know its true;
It satisfies my longings
As nothing else would do.
I love to tell the story,
‘Twill be my theme in glory
To tell the old, old story
Of Jesus and His love.

Prayer: Lord God of fresh beginnings,
you make all things new
in the wisdom of Jesus Christ.
Make us agents of your transforming power
and heralds of your reign of justice and peace,
that all may share in the healing Christ brings. Amen.

O Holy Spirit, Lord of Grace
Charles Coffin

O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace,
eternal fount of love,
inflame, we pray, our inmost hearts
with fire from heaven above.

Prayer: Dear Lord God of salvation,
who sent your Son to seek out and save what is lost,
hear our prayers
on behalf of those who are lost in our day,
receiving these petitions and thanksgivings
with your unending compassion.

We offer our prayers to you.

Redeeming Sustainer,
visit your people
and pour out your strength and courage upon us,
that we may hurry to make you welcome
not only in our concern for others,
but by serving them
generously and faithfully in your name. Amen.

Good Christian Friends Rejoice
John Mason Neale.
performed by PFC-UCC

Good Christian friends, rejoice
with heart and soul and voice;
give ye heed to what we say:
Jesus Christ was born today.
Ox and ass before him bow,
and he is in the manger now.
Christ is born today!
Christ is born today!

Prayer: Lord God of all nations and peoples,
your Son commanded his disciples
to preach and heal throughout the world.
Grant us, by the power of the Holy Spirit,
the zeal to proclaim the good news of peace and justice,
and gather all humanity into life with you. 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!