Announcements for Sunday, 7 May 2023
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Dr. Mudd Elementary Community Day & Fair
Jill Fronck, Jennifer Tallman, and Pastor Eric attended the annual Community Day and Fair at Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School, 802 Stone Avenue, Waldorf, to greet our neighbors and share a little about Peace's mission and ministry.
Trivia and Silent Auction Fundraiser Saturday
Saturday, May 6th, Peace Lutheran Church will host a fundraiser with a trivia night, food, and a silent auction. At 4:30 pm, the doors will open. Tickets are on sale Sundays after worship for $5.00 per person ($8.00 at the door) by cash, check or credit card. All food and beverages are included in the ticket price. The fundraising committee is collecting a wonderful array of handmade gifts, restaurant gift certificates, and Kennedy Center Tickets ($500 value and includes parking) for the silent auction.
Fifth Sunday of Easter
As we continue to celebrate the fifty days of Easter, today’s gospel includes Jesus’ promise that he goes to prepare a place for his followers in his Father’s house. Our baptism commissions us to share Jesus’ mission in the world. As 1 Peter reminds us, we are a holy people, called to proclaim the one who called us out of darkness into light. In words and deeds we bear witness to the risen Christ—our way, our truth, our life.
Readings: Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14
Peace Lutheran Church has been using the Mass of Glory setting throughout the Easter Season, and many people have stated how much they appreciate the new music. We've created a YouTube playlist containing the components of the setting we're using during worship to aid in learning.
Mass of Glory Setting
New Music for May 7, 2023
Gender, Sexuality, and Theology Conversations
The Episcopal Churches of Southern Maryland and Peace Lutheran Church invite you to join a three-week course on Gender, Sexuality, and Theology with the Rev. Dr. Jerry Maynard. The sessions will be held on May 4, 11, and 18 beginning at 7:00pm on Zoom. Pre-registration is required and you can choose to attend one or all of the sessions. The registration link below includes a link to submit questions in advance.
Quilters Putting Faith Into Action
Peace Lutheran Church's quilters have been an essential ministry team for many years, and they continue to assemble throughout the month to create warm quilts to be shipped around the world via Lutheran World Relief, as well as chemo hats for local distribution. The quilters require your generous gift of time to continue such an important ministry.
Consider joining the quilters, who meet in rooms 4 and 5 on Mondays, May 1 & 15, 6-8 pm and Thursdays, May 4 & 18, 9-11 am Don't allow a lack of sewing skill prevent you from joining this wonderful group of people who share their faith with each stitch. For more information, contact Leah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field Trips With Pastor Eric!
Pastor Eric will be announcing dates for group field trips to area religious sites. The National Cathedral, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, and the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. will be among the sites.
May 31, 2023 - The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America | The tour will begin about 11:30am with a walking tour of the monastery grounds and will conclude with a guided tour at 1:00pm. Register here (10 spots available): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-of-the-franciscan-monastery-of-the-holy-land-in-america-tickets-619412849507 (Group limitations set by the monastery, a secondtrip will be planned if there is additional interest)
June 7, 2023 - Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception |Walking tour of the Basilica and grounds with Pastor Eric starting at 12pm. Registerhere (20 spots available): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-of-the-basilica-of-the-national-shrine-of-the-immaculate-conception-tickets-619417322887
*National Cathedral and Islamic Center dates yet to be determined.
Support Peace Lutheran Church's Mission & Ministry
Your financial support is needed today to continue Peace Lutheran Church's mission and ministry. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift online at myplc.org/give, Sundays during the offering, or by mail to 401 Smallwood Smallwood Drive, Saint Charles, MD 20602. You can also give by texting an amount to (301) 835-1318. Thank you for your generosity!