Tag Archives: Missional

Community Thanksgiving Day Meal

All Are Welcome! Free Thanksgiving Day Meal 12-3pm, while food lasts; 111 E Front St Valley, NE 

Free nutritious home cooked holiday meal, consistent with our Spirit Health & Wellness program offerings.

We Look Forward to Visiting with You!

Activity Modified for COVID-19

When: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2020; 12-3pm, while food lasts. 

Where: American Legion 111 E Front St., Valley, NE 

Volunteers and Donations Welcome!
Contact: Pastors Michael or Cathy Hanus, SpiritofPeace.us minister@spiritofpeace.us Call or Text 402-541-7019 

Thanksgiving Day Meal
Thanksgiving Day Meal

Rocky Railway VBS

Our Missional Community Ministry Team is offering an additional opportunity this season for a second Vacation Bible School VBS called Rocky Railway. The theme focuses on the Power of Jesus Christ. 

Rocky Railway VBS
Rocky Railway VBS
  • Activity modified for COVID-19 guidelines

Although participation in the modified VBS activity is Free (Donations are always Welcome!), we do require registration ahead of the scheduled activity so we may comply with COVID-19 guidelines.

We are planning to offer this modified VBS activity on a Saturday afternoon in September. Therefore it will best assist planning if you contact us before the end of this month of August.

If you are interested in participating as youth or adult; child, adolescent or parent; volunteer or donor; please use the following information to contact us:

Pastors Michael or Cathy Hanus, please email minister@spiritofpeace.us, please note VBS in the email subject line, please list the names of all interested participants, whether adult, adolescent, or child, and children’s ages in the body of the email; along with any other information you are requesting.

We look forward to meeting you! Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus, Spirit of Peace.us

Earths Precious Water Resource

Nebraska Science Festival
Earths Precious Water Resource
Rockets, Robots and more!
Free Community Event
All Are Welcome!
* Activity modified for pandemic 

Earths Precious Water Resource
Earths Precious Water Resource

Saturday, April 25, 1pm until 3pm
Corner of North Pine St. and East Valley Street
Southeast side of Valley Veterans Club

Covid-19 Health Dept Gathering Restriction
Covid-19 Health Dept Gathering Restriction

Local Food Pantry experiences Food Supply Shortage, so a non-perishable food item donation is welcome if you are able!

RSVPs, Donations, and Volunteers Always Welcome
Contact Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt and Activity Fun
Community Event
All Are Welcome! 
* Activity modified for pandemic 

Easter Egg Activity Fun
Easter Egg Activity Fun

Saturday, April 11, Noon until 2pm
Noon Lunch – limited food options
1:00 Easter Egg Hunt * while supplies last

Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunt

Valley City Park Large Pavilion
400 West Vass St. Valley

Covid-19 Health Dept Gathering Restriction
Covid-19 Health Dept Gathering Restriction

Missional Community Service: Local Food Pantry experiences Food Supply Shortage, so a non-perishable food item donation is welcome if you are able!

RSVPs, Donations, and Volunteers Always Welcome
Contact Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus

Love and Tolerance for Others

Love and Tolerance for Others
Pastor Cathy Hanus, Certified Holistic Health Coach
All Are Welcome at Our Table !


Health and Wellness
Spirit Health and Wellness, Is. 38:16.

Love and Tolerance for Others
Love and tolerance for others is our code. – ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 84.
I have found that I have to forgive others in all situations to maintain any real spiritual progress. The vital importance of forgiving may not be obvious to me at first sight, but my studies tell me that every great spiritual teacher has insisted strongly upon it.
I must forgive injuries, not just in words, or as a matter of form, but in my heart. I do this not for the other persons’ sake, but for my own sake. Resentment, anger, or a desire to see someone punished, are things that rot my soul. Such things fasten my troubles to me with chains. They tie me to other problems that have nothing to do with my original problem. – Daily Reflections. © 1990. Alcoholics Anonymous World Services.

AA. Into Action p.84.
Step Ten discussion.

Simple Gut Heal Meal
Simple Gut Heal Meal

Healing the Gut
Organic Broccoli
Organic Cauliflower
Organic Pine nut based Hummus
Organic Vegetable crackers

What the World Needs Now
Jackie DeShannon

What the World Needs Now


Thank you, God, for the body of believers who are called to serve you, who are proclaiming the Good News to all who will hear. From those who minister across the country to the men, women, and youth here at home, send us out to be a light in the dark. Send us out to speak life. Send us out to extend grace and mercy. Send us out to feed the hungry, to befriend the lonely, to find the lost. Open the doors of this church and fill it with the broken, the angry, the hurting. Let them find forgiveness and comfort here in the presence of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name. Amen. – adapted from community prayer by Jennie McChargue.

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Spirit of Peace Missional Community.

Saint Patrick Health Wellness

Saint Patrick Health Wellness
Savor the Flavor of Eating Right!
Pastor Cathy Hanus, Holistic Health Coach
All Are Welcome to Our Table!

Saint Patrick Celebration
Saint Patrick Celebration

Opening Prayer

Saint Patrick, Ireland
I arise today
Through the strength of heaven;
Light of the sun,
Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of the wind,
Depth of the sea,
Stability of the earth,
Firmness of the rock.
I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me;
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s hosts to save me
Afar and anear,
Alone or in a multitude.
Christ shield me today
Against wounding
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.
I arise today
Through the mighty strength
Of the Lord of creation.

  • Anonymous.

Saint Patrick
Today we all remember Patrick, Missionary to Ireland

Patrick is one of the best-known of the missionary saints. Born to a Christian family in Britain around the year 389, he was captured as a teenager by raiders, taken to Ireland, and forced to serve as a herdsman. After six years he escaped and found his way to a monastery community in France. Ordained a bishop in 432, he made his way back to Ireland, where he spent the rest of his long life spreading the Gospel and organizing Christian communities. He strongly defended the doctrine of the Holy Trinity in a time when it was not popular to do so. His literary legacy includes his autobiography, Confession, and several prayers and hymns still used in the church today. Patrick died around the year 466.

There are times when God calls upon each of us to be attentive to the needs of our brothers and sisters, all people, with special concerns, in the Missional Community. It is our responsibility to engage and follow the call.

Nutrition Presentation
March is Natural Health Month
St. Patrick’s Day comes along mid March. Wherever and whenever we should aspire to make informed food best choices and continue to develop and share best eating and physical activity choices. Our theme is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.”
We will savor some healthy flavors this St. Patrick’s Day.

Healthy St. Patrick’s Day tips

Be festive with Green:
Add more dark greens to your salad, such as baby kale, spinach, romaine and green leaf lettuce, green peppers, cucumbers, etc.
Be inspired to Go Green with your side dishes. Try Brussels sprouts, broccoli, edamame or green beans.
Pistachios and pepitas. Sprinkle on entrees, side dishes and salads.
Green tea is a good way to warm up and get antioxidants at the same time.
Sweeten up that fruit salad with kiwi and green grapes
Spinach. Add to your fruit smoothie to add extra fiber and iron.

More colors of the rainbow food possibilities:

Red – watermelon, apples, tomatoes, strawberries.
Blue/purple – blueberries, eggplant, grapes, red onion, blackberries
Yellow – banana, pear, pineapple
Orange – clementine, mangos, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe
White – cauliflower, mushrooms, garlic

  • some of our nutritional lesson today is borrowed from HyVee Foods
Traditional Saint Patrick Meal
Traditional Saint Patrick Meal

Saint Patrick’s Day Traditional Themed Meal
All Are Welcome to Our Table!
Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage
Natural grass raised lean beef
Organic red and green cabbage
Kale and Spinach
Roasted Brussels sprouts
Organic red spring potatoes
Irish Soda Bread
Fresh Butter
Green Tea
Red Black table grapes

with Pastor Michael

Saint Patrick’s Day Workout
Seven choice exercises accomplished seven times each

  • Bumble Bee Foods

Saint Patrick’s Day song

Saint Patrick song

Closing Prayer
Saint Patrick, Ireland
May the Strength of God pilot us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Host of God guard us
Against the snares of the evil ones,
Against temptations of the world.
May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all!
May Thy Salvation, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and evermore. Amen.

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Spirit of Peace Missional Community.

Chat Bench Welcome

All Are Welcome to the Chat Bench! 

Chat Bench allows for confidential discussion of topical interest and fellowship between people.

Health and Wellness Chat Bench
Health and Wellness Chat Bench

Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Spirit of Peace Missional Community invite all interested people to visit at the Chat Bench.

Dinner and a Movie at the Theater

All Are Welcome to Dinner and a Movie at the Theater
“MMM”s: movie meet-ups, meals and mingling are a great way to enjoy the passing of time, energize our spirits and enjoy life. 

Dinner and a Movie at the Theater

Another Movie Season Celebration is upon us! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus, along with our Missional Ministry Staff, have the fellowship sharing desire to kick off another Movie Season Celebration! We are blessed to have generous resources to gather dozens of youth and adults every Movie Season from Valley and surrounding communities for a movie and lively fellowship at a meal nearby.
If you are new to this Celebration and would like to join us, you are invited. Do not be shy, just contact us for a mutually available time. Spirit.Peace@outlook.com
Feel free to call, leave a message and text 402-541-7019
Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Spirit of Peace Missional Community invite youth and adults to accompany them to movie theaters in the community for movie viewing, light meals, fellowship and lively discussion.

Loads of Love

Loads of Love for the Missional Community

All Are Welcome to join us in service to the community. We have many years of selfless experience to the grateful community with the assistance of generous volunteers and donors.
In this ministry, we assist with cleaning and laundering needs in the community.

Loads Of Love 1John3:17
Loads Of Love 1John3:17

But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:17-18.

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:34-35.

Dear Lord thank you for allowing us the resources through generous volunteers and donors to assist those with needs that we have resources to address in the community. Our time and our efforts come together to fulfill your command that we should love one another as you loved us. 

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Spirit of Peace Missional Community.

Twelve Days Presentation

Twelve Days of Christmas 

Twelve Days Christmas Presentation
Twelve Days Christmas Presentation

All Are Welcome to Join Our Missional Community in the Presentation of Twelve Days of Christmas which May Surprise You the First Time You Experience this Activity which Walks Us from Christmas Day through Epiphany.
Hint: One item Discussed is a well-known Christmas Season song!

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus along with the Spirit of Peace Missional Community.