Category Archives: Reflection

All Saints Day

All Are Welcome! to the All Saints Day Service and Light Meal (following after)!

November 1, Service 11am, Light Meal 12 pm Noon

All Saints Day

Spirit of Peace Church

Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Missional Community

303 West Maple Street Hooper NE 68031

minister at 4025417019 text or call

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All Are Welcome! to Join Us in Halloween Fun!

5:00-7:00pm October 31 2023 during the Community Planned Main St. Halloween Celebration!

Spirit of Peace Community 303 W Maple St Hooper NE


Michael and Cathy Hanus and Spirit of Peace Missional Community

402-541-7019 text or call

#halloween #spiritofpeace

Gods Blessings Service

Gods Blessings Celebration Service Sunday


Genesis. When God Calls, Will We Move?

Paul; Abraham and Sarah, God Creates and Resurrects!

David; Listen, God will Speak to Us about His Desires.

Matthew; God Calls Busy People. Listen for Jesus Call in Your Life.

All Are Welcome to Our Table!

Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Missional Community!


Comm-Unity Celebration

All Are Welcome! Come, Join Our Missional Comm-Unity Celebration! 

Free Community Church Service
Free Community Church Service

When: Sunday August 14th 10:00 am 

Where: MiniPark 105 N Spruce St Valley NE 

Christ, You Call Us All to Service 

Pr.s. Michael and Cathy Hanus and Spirit of Peace Missional Community 402-541-7019 call or text 

Free Mothers Day Celebration

All Are Welcome! Come visit our free Mothers Day Celebration!

When: Mothers Day Sunday May 8 2022 at 12:00pm Noon

Mothers Day Celebration

Where: Spirit Valley Minipark, 105 N Spruce St Valley, NE (corner of Spruce and Gardiner)

Why? Mothers are Special!

Moms choose a Free gift!

Presented by: Spirit of Peace Missional Community Family Ministry

Light Lunch provided. Free to eat food items onsite or take-home.

Caveat: Weather Permitting! Outdoor Site.

Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus

402-541-7019 call or text email:

Easter Celebration

Easter Celebration is a Joyful Liturgical Holiday. After Suffering Crucifixion on the Cross for Our Sins, Jesus Resurrects from Death and Continues His Mission on Earth in Obedience to the Father.

All Are Welcome to Engage Our Easter Basket Ministry:

Easter Basket Drive By
Easter Basket Drive by

You Are Welcome to Drive By and Pick up an Easter Basket. Please Contact Us So We May be Prepared for You with Your Basket(s). Baskets are Available Until Gone. We Look Forward to Hearing from You and Seeing You!

All Are Welcome to Engage Our Easter Meal Bag Ministry:

Easter Meal Bag
Easter Meal Bag

You Are Welcome to Drive By and Pick up an Easter Meal Bag. Please Contact Us So We May be Prepared for You with Your Bag(s). Bags are Available Until Gone. We Look Forward to Hearing from You and Seeing You!

Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus and the Spirit of Peace and Streams of Life Health and Wellness Missional Community Ministries.

Christmas spirit

Spirit of Peace Missional Community Invites All Interested People of All Ages to Celebrate a Joyful Merry Christmas this Year!

The Spirit Missional Community Engages in many Focused Spiritual Religious Christmas Spirit Activities throughout the Christmas Season.

Two of These Activities Are Faith Hope Love Joy Peace and Twelve Days of Christmas.

Faith Hope Love Joy Peace FHLJP

All Are Welcome to Join Our Missional Community in the Presentation of Faith Hope Love Joy Peace FHLJP which discusses and assists in preparing for the Grand Celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ.

Twelve Days Christmas
Twelve Days Christmas

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 and the Spirit of Peace Missional Community.

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, Call or Text 402-541-7019 

Thanksgiving Day Meal
Thanksgiving Day Meal

Follow Me Celebration

Follow Me Celebration for the Missional Community.  

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me
Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me. Matt. 16:24.

If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. Matt. 16:24. Will You Come and Follow Me? Summons. John Bell. Would we, could we, should we follow Jesus? Yes of course! But at what price?
Obviously Matthew sees that Jesus is rightly putting Peter the Rock behind Him, in the position of a follower, not a leader, and for good reason.
Prophet Jeremiah continues his confession lament. Jeremiah points out the corruption in society and demands correction. The privileged will have to alter the good life as they know it. The poor will have to walk the straight line. God is watching.
In today’s Psalm 26, David appears to promote self righteousness. What reaction do we feel in response?
In today’s letter to the Romans, Apostle Paul promotes love within evangelistic behaviors and communications.
We have much to learn and practice in following today’s message. 

Old Testament: Jeremiah 15:15-21.
Psalm: Psalm 26:1-8.
New Testament: Romans 12:9-21.
Gospel: Matthew 16:21-28.

Will you let me be your servant
Richard Gillard
First Plymouth Lincoln Nebraska

Will You Let Me be be Your Servant

On this day of rejoicing, Dear God of our ancestors, as we gather to break the bread, we remember that through the blood of the Lamb you redeemed usand made us pass over from death to new life. Grant that, as we celebrate your mighty deeds, we may be one with Jesus in offering you this sacrifice of praise. Amen.

Altar Call
Lord Jesus, I want to experience your mercy today. I believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for my sins. I admit I am a sinner in need of a Savior, and I am inviting you to be mine right now. Come into my life. Forgive my sin. Live in me as my Leader from now on. I believe you are a God who is rich in mercy. 

Prayer Intentions:
Creator God, you call us to love and serve you with body, mind, and spirit through loving your creation and our sisters and brothers.
Open our hearts in compassion and receive these petitionson behalf of the needs of the church and the world.
Prayers of the People;
Holy One, hear our prayers and make us faithful stewards of the fragile bounty of this earth so that we may be entrusted with the riches of heaven. Amen.

Apostles Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen. (Book of Concord). 

Our Father
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. (Book of Concord). (Matthew 6:9-13).

Liturgy of the Eucharist 

Handshake of Peace

The Apostle John proclaims, If we confess our sins He who is faithful and just will forgive our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9.

Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

Communion Hymn

Sing of Jesus, sing forever
Thomas Kelly.
Fernando Ortega.

Sing to Jesus Fernando Ortega

Institution of the Lord’s Supper 

26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. – Matthew 26:26-28(ESV).


Faithful God, you are the hope of all the oppressed, and the source of freedom for those held captive. Make us strong to witness to your liberating power, in generosity of life and in humility of spirit, that all the world may delight in your goodness. Amen.

Summons Song
Will you come and follow me
John L. Bell.

Will You Come and Follow Me

The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26.

The Service has ended. Go in Peace.
Thanks be to God. 

Peace and Joy! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus Spirit of Peace Church.