Believers Walk in Fellowship with Jesus

Teacher, why does it feel so rewarding to get together with people for Fellowship in the Park, Worship, Celebration and Festive activities?
We experience peace, hope, love and joy in society through our belief in and relationship with our Triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit!
We are created by The Lord in His image. The Lord loves us, His children. He sent His only son, Jesus, to show us the way; so that we could die to sin, be reborn through Baptism, Confession, Penance, Absolution and experience Jesus’ love for us through His gifts of Grace and Salvation.
Luther teaches us that we become believers in Jesus through the inspiration and strength that we receive from the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enlightens and calls us. Book of Concord, ed. Robert Kolb & Timothy J. Wengert (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000), 355.
We receive inspiration that fills us with such joy, we witness our belief in the Word to all nations (people). We receive satisfaction in doing good works in the name of Jesus that are pleasing to The Lord as we pursue our calling in life through inspiration from the Holy Spirit.
Scripture
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matt. 22.
“Receive the Holy Spirit!” John 20.
“For wherever two or three people have come together in my name, I am there, right among them!” Matt. 18.
Prayer
Dear Lord, In the glorious name of Jesus, we come before Your throne of mercy and grace asking You to please inspire believers, your children, with Your divine abundance of love, inspiration and strength through the Holy Spirit, and bless us with fullness in Your love while we teach and live Your holy Word. Amen.
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Ascension Sunday (Observed) Community Event

Spirit of Peace Church

Service, Fellowship, and Potluck Picnic Lunch

Everyone is Welcome!

When: Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 11 am to 2 pm

Schedule: 11:00 Service 11:40 or so Fellowship 12:00 Potluck Picnic Lunch

(He blessed them and was carried up into heaven! Luke 24).

(Tradition: Easter Hare still has gifts for good children).

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

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!

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Memorial Day Monday

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.
On Memorial Day, the flag of the United States is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.
The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.
The Memorial Day federal holiday was known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war.
The practice of decorating soldiers’ graves with flowers is an ancient custom.
In the religious observance of Memorial Day, we turn to Martin Luther, of War. Treatise on the Peasants’ Revolt: Admonition to Peace.
May God be praised! For the very fact that the sword has been instituted by God to punish the evil, protect the good, and preserve peace [Rom. 13:1–4; I Pet. 2:13–14] is powerful and sufficient proof that war and killing along with all the things that accompany wartime and martial law have been instituted by God. What else is war but the punishment of wrong and evil? Why does anyone go to war, except because he desires peace and obedience?
Martin Luther AE. 46.
Let us pray …
Dear Jesus,
We pray that you turn the hearts of all people, military and civilian, to your example where we find true peace. Please inspire us to know, take hold and treasure your gifts of Grace and Salvation. In Your Name, our Blessed Savior, who gifts us peace, hope, love and joy for eternity, we pray. Amen.
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Service and Potluck Picnic in the Park

6th Sunday of Easter Community Event

Spirit of Peace Church

Service, Fellowship, and Potluck Picnic Lunch

Everyone is Welcome!

When: Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 11 am to 2 pm

Schedule: 11:00 Service 11:40 or so Fellowship 12:00 Potluck Picnic Lunch

(Love one another as I have loved you! John 14).

(Tradition: Easter Hare still has gifts for good children).

Where: Valley City Park Large Pavilion

400 West Vass Street Valley, NE 68064

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!

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Service and Potluck Picnic in the Park

5th Sunday of Easter Community Event

Spirit of Peace Church

Service, Fellowship, and Potluck Picnic Lunch

Everyone is Welcome!

When: Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 11 am to 2 pm

Schedule: 11:00 Service 11:40 or so Fellowship 12:00 Potluck Picnic Lunch

(“Via, Veritas, Vita!” I am the Way, the Truth and the Life! John 14).

(Tradition: Easter Hare still has gifts for good children).

Where: Valley City Park Large Pavilion

400 West Vass Street Valley, NE 68064

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!

Our Grace – filled Family Character

Teacher, there are so many challenges in life today.  How do we face challenges interacting with one another in harmony along with our sheer joy to receive the grace Jesus gifts to us in His death and Resurrection?

The underlying belief stated in this question is an awesome recognition of the promise of our Salvation! Of course we do nothing to receive our Lord’s blessing in His gift of Salvation to us!  But the question presumes awareness of this belief and goes deeper.  How do we apply Living the Word through the examples Jesus gives us in Scripture while experiencing social challenges in our lives?

I turn to Fresh Hope for a well – drafted list of essential graceful characteristics:

Affirm out Loud, Be People Oriented, Shout out Rules and Expectations, Maintain Clear Communication, Remember the Lord, Enjoy Children, Practice Responsibility and Accountability, Apply Reflection in Learning, Acknowledge the Usefulness and Validity of Feelings, and Remember it is OK for Outsides to Match Insides.

I write this list on a card and keep it in my pocket. From time to time I find that I am challenged in social interaction. Reviewing this well intentioned list in prayerful reflection helps maintain my focus in doing His will.

Dear Jesus, Please inspire us with your example to meet the challenges we face in life while exercising behavior consistent with your will.  Amen.

 

Mother’s Day Service and Picnic in the Park

4th Sunday of Easter Community Event

Spirit of Peace Church

Service, Fellowship, and Potluck Picnic Lunch

Everyone is Welcome!

When: Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 11 am to 2 pm

Schedule: 11:00 Service 11:40 or so Fellowship 12:00 Potluck Picnic Lunch

(The Shepherd Knows His Sheep! John 10).

Happy Mothers Day! Moms Receive Dianthus!

(Tradition: Easter Hare still has gifts for good children).

Where: Valley City Park Large Pavilion

400 West Vass Street Valley, NE 68064

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

Service and Potluck Picnic in the Park

3d Sunday Easter Community Event

Spirit of Peace Church

Service, Fellowship, and Potluck Picnic Lunch in the Park

Everyone is Welcome!

When: Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 11 am to 2 pm

Schedule: 11:00 Service 11:40 or so Fellowship 12:00 Potluck Picnic Lunch

(Road to Emmaus! Luke 24:13).

(Tradition: Easter Hare has left gifts for good children).

Where: Valley City Park Large Pavilion

400 West Vass Street Valley, NE 68064

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

Twitter: @SpiritOfPeaceCh

 

National Day of Prayer

In this 2014th year of Our Lord, Thursday May 1 is proclaimed by our government to be “National Day of Prayer.”

The Continental Congress first officially designated a time for prayer in 1775.  National Day of Prayer is held on the first Thursday of May, as designated by the Congress of the United States when people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” Since 1952, 36 U.S.C. § 119 states: The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer upon which “the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.”

So together as one voice we solemnly pray the following petition to the Lord:

Almighty God, you have given us this good land as our heritage. Make us always remember your generosity and constantly do your will. Bless our land with honest industry, truthful education, and an honorable way of life. Save us from violence, discord and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil course of action. Make us who came from many nations with many different languages a united people. Defend our liberties and give those whom we have entrusted with the authority of government the spirit of wisdom, that there might be justice and peace in our land. When times are prosperous, let our hearts be thankful; and, in troubled times, do not let our trust in you fail. We ask all this through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Service and Potluck Picnic in the Park

2d Sunday Easter Community Event 

Spirit of Peace Church 

Service, Fellowship, and Potluck Picnic Lunch in the Park 

Everyone is Welcome! 

When: Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 11 am to 2 pm

Schedule: 11:00 Service 11:40 or so Fellowship 12:00 Potluck Picnic Lunch

(Do not doubt but believe! John 20:27).

(Easter Hare has left gifts for good children).

Where: Valley City Park Large Pavilion

400 West Vass Street Valley, NE 68064

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

Twitter: @SpiritOfPeaceCh