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Announcements for Sunday, 4 December 2022

New Liturgy for Advent

Pastor Eric and Will Derr are introducing a new liturgy to Peace Lutheran Church during the Advent season. The new liturgy comes from a Catholic resource called "Journeysongs" and features an updated and upbeat liturgical setting called the "Mass of Renewal." The new setting, like the psalm arrangements from the same source, has a more contemporary feel. Some of the psalms we'll hear throughout the season will be presented in a hymn-like format rather than the traditional chant format. 

Listen to the full "Mass of Renewal" setting here:

In addition to the new liturgical setting, our Advent worship incorporates elements from other denominational traditions such as the Presbyterian Church, the Episcopal Church, the United Methodist Church, and the United Church of Christ (UCC).


Support Peace and Help the Environment!

We are continually on the lookout for new ways to raise money and improve our environmental practices. TruEarth detergent and other products come highly recommended. Anything you order will be sent directly to you. An envelope made of cardboard transports the detergent. After more than a year of use, I can say that I am loyal to the products now. They're convenient because they're not messy to use and eco-friendly because they save me from buying plastic storage containers and filling the landfill.

Visit and 20% of your purchase will be donated to Peace Lutheran Church! Please forward this link to your friends and family via social media, email, or text message.

Please note that the company's headquarters are in Canada, therefore if you use a credit card to make a purchase, you may get a notification stating the transaction occurred outside of the United States.

If there are any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

- Sharon Altman


Offering Envelopes for 2023!

For anyone who wants offering envelopes for 2023: Please call or email Bonnie or Glen Simpers if you want 2023 offering envelopes (301-843-2896; Please include the best way to contact you! We will use the 2022 envelopes and assign you a new id number to minimize costs. Please understand that the dates on the envelopes will be incorrect. Thanks!


Christmas Worship Schedule

The Longest Night: A Service of Lament and Hope Reaching Toward the Light

Wednesday, 21 December, at 6:30 pm • St Paul's Episcopal Church, Waldorf

The season, while merry and bright for many, is not so for some. Mixed feelings of grief and loss mingle with the anticipation of the season. This service is a time to express longing and hope together.

St Paul's Episcopal Church Waldorf and Mother Maria have invited Peace Lutheran Church and Pastor Eric to their longest night worship service on Wednesday, 21 December 2022, at 6:30 p.m. 4535 Piney Church Road, Waldorf, MD 20602.

Christmas Worship Schedule at Peace Lutheran


Memorial Service for Judy Rudolf

Judy Rudolf's memorial service will be held this Saturday, 3 December, at 10:30 a.m. with a repast to follow in the fellowship hall.


Those coming from Peace Lutheran Church are asked to park at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. People will be available to shuttle folks back and forth as needed.

Desserts for the Repast

Members of Peace Lutheran Church who plan on attending are asked to bring a dessert to share at the repast. Side dishes and salads were previously needed but are now unnecessary.

Live Streaming

Judy's memorial service will be live streamed to Peace's Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Food Pantry

The food pantry will be distributing on Saturday from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Financial or food item contributions can be made in Judy's honor to Elsie's Food Pantry, a ministry of Peace Lutheran Church.


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