Welcome! Glorification Celebration

Spirit of Peace Church Community Event
Service, Fellowship, and Potluck Picnic Meal 
Everyone is Welcome!
When: Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Setting Sun Evening Modern Traditional blend themed 
Schedule: 7:00 Service 7:40 or so Fellowship 8:00 Potluck Picnic Meal 
Our Lenten Journey. 

“Father, Glorify Your Name.” John 12:28

Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God, 
Psalm 51:10. David. Performed by Maranatha Singers. 
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with your free Spirit.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me. 

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! 
Contact Us with Special Requests! 
Sunday Where: Chapel in the Woods Mercer, Nebraska 
Please contact Michael or Cathy 
Price: Free will offering (sweet!) Thank you!
Questions: Please contact Michael or Cathy Hanus
402-541-7019 – Pastor
LORD070910 (567-307-0910) – Church
Twitter: @SpiritOfPeaceCh
Please See the Church Blog for Information Updates – 
Thank you!

Welcome! Honor Celebration

Spirit of Peace Church Community Event
Service, Fellowship, and Potluck Picnic Meal 
Everyone is Welcome!
When: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Setting Sun Evening Modern Traditional blend themed 
Schedule: 7:00 Service 7:40 or so Fellowship 8:00 Potluck Picnic Meal 
Our Lenten Journey. 

“Whoever Serves Me the Father will Honor.” John 12:26. 


Man of Sorrows What a Name – Philip Bliss (1875) – Performed by Blue Rock Mennonite Youth. 

Man of sorrows what a name
for the Son of God, who came
ruined sinners to reclaim:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

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! 
Contact Us with Special Requests! 
Wednesday Where: Chapel in the Woods Mercer, Nebraska 
Please contact Michael or Cathy 
Price: Free will offering (sweet!) Thank you!
Questions: Please contact Michael or Cathy Hanus
Spirit.Peace@icloud.com
http://blog.peacelcmc.org
402-541-7019 – Pastor
LORD070910 (567-307-0910) – Church
Twitter: @SpiritOfPeaceCh
Please See the Church Blog for Information Updates – 
http://blog.peacelcmc.org
Thank you!

Welcome! Walk in the Light Celebration

Spirit of Peace Church Community Event
Service, Fellowship, and Potluck Picnic Meal
Everyone is Welcome!
When: Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 8 am to 10 am
Rising Sun Morning Modern Traditional blend themed
Schedule: 8:00 Service 8:40 or so Fellowship 9:00 Potluck Picnic Meal
Our Lenten Journey.

“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” John 3:17. 

 

Savior like a Shepherd Lead Us.  Dorothy A Thrupp – 1836. William Bradbury.

Savior, like a shepherd lead us,
Much we need Thy tender care;
In Thy pleasant pastures feed us,
For our use Thy folds prepare:
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus,
Thou hast bought us, Thine we are;
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus,
Thou hast bought us, Thine we are.

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!
Contact Us with Special Requests!
Sunday Where: Valley City Park Large Pavilion 400 W Vass St. Valley, NE
Please contact Michael or Cathy
Price: Free will offering (sweet!) Thank you!
Questions: Please contact Michael or Cathy Hanus
Spirit.Peace@outlook.com
http://blog.peacelcmc.org
402-541-7019 – Pastor
LORD070910 (567-307-0910) – Church
Twitter: @SpiritOfPeaceCh
Please See the Church Blog for Information Updates –
http://blog.peacelcmc.org
Thank you!

Welcome! Greatest Gift Celebration

Spirit of Peace Church Community Event
Service, Fellowship, and Potluck Picnic Meal 
Everyone is Welcome!
When: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Setting Sun Evening Modern Traditional blend themed 
Schedule: 7:00 Service 7:40 or so Fellowship 8:00 Potluck Picnic Meal 
Our Lenten Journey. 

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” John 3:16


Rock of Ages – Augustus Toplady – 1776. 

 Performed by the 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. 

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! 
Contact Us with Special Requests! 
Wednesday Where: Chapel in the Woods Mercer, Nebraska 
Please contact Michael or Cathy 
Price: Free will offering (sweet!) Thank you!
Questions: Please contact Michael or Cathy Hanus
402-541-7019 – Pastor
LORD070910 (567-307-0910) – Church
Twitter: @SpiritOfPeaceCh
Please See the Church Blog for Information Updates – 
Thank you!

Celebrate Spring Community Events

Spirit of Peace
Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus
Box 245 Valley, NE 68064
402-541-7019
blog.peacelcmc.org
Spirit of Peace is a missional community of believers based in the Valley, Nebraska community.

We are currently planning two community events for Valley and (seven mile radius) surrounding communities including, but not limited to: Elk City, Elkhorn, Fremont, LeShara, Mead, Waterloo and Yutan.
We are seeking (everyone) people of all ages and walks of life that wish to participate in these community events.
Of course some people have natural organizer spirit and ability. We welcome these people and would like to provide recognition to all organizers, supporters and participants.

The events include:
– Potluck Picnic Lunch Easter Egg Hunt – Lunch item suggested not required.
 Saturday March 28, 2015 – 12:00 pm. Picnic Lunch 1:00 pm. Easter Egg Hunt
 Valley City Park Large Pavilion 400 W. Vass St, Valley Nebraska

– Nebraska Science Festival Science Demonstrations -
 Saturday April 18, 2015 – 10:00 am. until 2:00 pm. 
Valley City Library 232 North Spruce Street, Valley Nebraska

– Nebraska Science Festival Star Party – Come View Interstellar Space! 
Saturday April 18, 2015 – Dusk – about 8:00 pm. until about 10:00 pm. 
Grass Field behind the High School 
DC West High School 401 S Pine St, Valley Nebraska

We appreciate your participation!
RSVP is suggested (awareness assists planning) but not necessary to attend.
Thank you.
Pastor Michael
PeaceLCMC@gmail.com

 

Welcome! Temple Raising Reflection 

Spirit of Peace Church Community Event
Service, Fellowship, and Potluck Picnic Meal
Everyone is Welcome!
When: Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 7 am to 9 am
Rising Sun Morning Modern Traditional blend themed
Schedule: 7:00 Service 7:40 or so Fellowship 8:00 Potluck Picnic Meal
Our Lenten Journey.

Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. John 2. 

 

Great is the Lord! 

Michael W. Smith 
Great is the Lord
He is holy and just

By His power we trust

In his love

Great is the Lord

He is faithful and true

By his mercy he proves

He is love.

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!
Contact Us with Special Requests!
Sunday Where: Chapel in the Woods Mercer, Nebraska
Please contact Michael or Cathy
Price: Free will offering (sweet!) Thank you!
Questions: Please contact Michael or Cathy Hanus
402-541-7019 – Pastor
LORD070910 (567-307-0910) – Church
Twitter: @SpiritOfPeaceCh
Please See the Church Blog for Information Updates –
Thank you!

At Risk Adolescent Safety Concerns

Inroads to Recovery InRoadsToRecovery.com presents an educational program on how care givers should best interact with at risk youth in our society. Everyone agrees that adolescents require a safe environment in which to experience life and its challenges as they pass through developmental stages on their way to adult maturity. The related adolescent studies present two observed age groups: 12-17 and 18-25 years old. It appears the problem is that there are too many opportunities available for exposure to the unsafe high risk challenges. Youth may find it even more difficult to maintain appropriate self control after engaging the “slippery slope” of high risk lifestyle. Our society today lends itself to putting too much risk in independence in the minds and hands of adolescents. Unfortunately peers and one’s own ignorance and curiosity may contribute to engaging a high risk lifestyle. This starts as a “slippery slope” that may be coupled with the naive ignorance (arrogance) of, “I am too smart for that bad result,” or “That won’t happen to me!” Sound familiar to any of us? Unfortunately, it is hard to garner all the support needed to correct “closing the barn door after the horse gets loose.” 
So let’s observe these notable behaviors that we may observe and engage before they escalate into more serious risk. Among these behaviors … 
Apparent dizziness or having trouble walking; Red, bloodshot eyes; Difficulty remembering things that just happened; Acting disinterested in school, family or activities he (she) used to enjoy; Acting silly for no apparent reason. 
What regular activities might we engage to be helpful? 
Eat at least one meal with your child; Know who his (her) friends are; Talk to his (her) friends (Know the kind of adolescents he (she) is friends with); Set limits; Ask him (her) daily what he (she) is doing (how the day went); Listen to him (her); There is no privacy (Rule); Keep up on his (her) school and social life; Set time each and every day to talk to him (her); Be a hypocrite; Start now not later. 
 – Detective Matthew Hultquist. (FPD). 
Although this role appears to require significant dedication and be a “tall order” to fill, we may agree that it is much better and safer to have adolescents in a “safe place” rather than in an “high risk” environment. 

Welcome! Cleaning House Reflection

Spirit of Peace Church Community Event
Service, Fellowship, and Potluck Picnic Meal 
Everyone is Welcome!
When: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Setting sun Evening Modern Traditional blend themed 
Schedule: 7:00 Service 7:40 or so Fellowship 8:00 Potluck Picnic Meal 
Our Lenten Journey. 

Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” John 2. 


Blest Are the Pure in Heart 
John Keble 1819. 
Blest are the pure in heart,

For they shall see our God;
The secret of the Lord is theirs;
Their soul is Christ’s abode. 

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! 
Contact Us with Special Requests! 
Wednesday Where: Inspiration Center Gretna, Nebraska 
Please contact Michael or Cathy 
Price: Free will offering (sweet!) Thank you!
Questions: Please contact Michael or Cathy Hanus
Spirit.Peace@icloud.com
http://blog.peacelcmc.org
402-541-7019 – Pastor
LORD070910 (567-307-0910) – Church
Twitter: @SpiritOfPeaceCh
Please See the Church Blog for Information Updates – 
http://blog.peacelcmc.org
Thank you!

Deadly Weapon Reflection

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali used several ring tactics to defeat his opponents; one tactic was taunting. In his fight with George Foreman in 1974, Ali taunted Foreman, “Hit harder! Show me something, George. That don’t hurt. I thought you were supposed to be bad.” Fuming, Foreman punched away furiously, wasting his energy and weakening his confidence.

It’s an old tactic. By referring to Nehemiah’s efforts at rebuilding the broken wall of Jerusalem as nothing more than a fox’s playground (Neh. 4:3), Tobiah intended to weaken the workers with poisonous words of discouragement. Goliath tried it on David by despising the boy’s simple weapons of a sling and stones (1 Sam. 17:41-44).

A discouraging remark can be a deadly weapon. Nehemiah refused to surrender to Tobiah’s discouragements, just as David rejected Goliath’s diabolical teasing. Focusing on The Lord and His help rather than on their discouraging situations, David and Nehemiah both achieved victory.

Taunting can come from anybody, including those who are close to us. Responding to them negatively only saps our energy. But the Lord encourages us through His promises: He will never forsake us (Ps. 9:10; Heb. 13:5), and He invites us to rely on His help (Heb. 4:16). – Daily Bread – Lawrence Darmani. 

We Will Rise Again 
David Haas – Renee Bondi 
Like a Sheperd, I will feed you. 
I will gather you with care. 
I will lead you and hold you
close to my heart. 

Advice: 
Do You Encounter a Deadly Weapon? Trust in the Lord!  If You are in a Tunnel of Discouragement, Keep Walking toward the Light. 

INSIGHT: Despite the taunting that the Israelites faced from all sides when rebuilding the walls and city of Jerusalem, they had courage and confidence in the Lord. They had returned to Jerusalem just as the Lord had promised through the prophet Jeremiah (Jer. 29:10). 
Prayer: 
Lord, it’s easy to let discouragement sap my energy and joy.  Please help me to reject all kinds of discouragement in my life and to trust in You for comfort and strength.  

AMEN!