Greetings from Church of Peace!

The trees are up and decorated! This week we celebrate the Advent Sunday of Love.  Palmer Wachter will be baptized.  The Advent candles will be lit.  Join us for a “lovely” time at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday.

Tonight we gather in the candle-lit beauty of our sanctuary for the healing service we call “Remembrance and Hope.”  Our time together will feature quiet music, Scripture readings, and prayer. There are many reasons that your heart might be weary or sad; join us at 7:00 p.m. tonight to let God touch your life with peace.

Herman Rucks has entered the hospice program. Please remember him when you pray. Please also remember the family of Bill Minnich, Sr. ; Bill’s funeral was at the U.C.C. in St. Germain on Monday.

SUNDAY SCHOOL FAMILIES: Rehearsal for the program will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.  The program itself will begin at 10:15 on Sunday.

It is time to go caroling!  Sunday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. we will meet for pizza, then board the bus, and head out to bring Christmas cheer. We’ll return to Church of Peace by 7:15.  This is a fun event for the whole family.  Sign up on the bulletin board in the coatroom or respond to this email so our pizza order can be accurate.


4:00 p.m. Family Service
Carols, Costumes, Communion.
Special music by Inge Adelmeyer and Pastor Jim.
Bring a bell.

7:00 p.m. Candle-Lit Service
Carols, Candles, Communion.
Special music by Siera Ramirez.
Bring a bell.

11:00 p.m. Candle-Lit Service
Carols, Candles, Communion.
Special music by the Chapel Choir.
Bring a bell. 

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church!  Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: Amidst the hustle and bustle of this season, it renews me to stop to think of you, O God – to ponder your gifts of hope and peace and joy and love. Slow me down enough to appreciate your constant shower of blessings. Show me ways to share these gifts with others in my life. I pray for those who are sick or sad, especially Herman Rucks and the family of Bill Minnich, Sr..  Amen. 

Ushers this week

Sunday: Ray Beilke, Brenda Roehl, Kelly Konen, Art Conklin, Cindy Duffy.

Christmas Eve 4:00: Victor Abitz, Brenda and Tim Hackbarth, Nancy and Gary Zupke.

Christmas Eve 7:00: Steve O’Krueg, Ray Beilke, Norm Behnke, Brooke Rymer, Anne Streeter.

Christmas Eve 11:000: Deb Opperman, Carol and Gary Krueger, Art Conklin, Rebecca Pluim Opperman.