Holy Week Schedule
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 1:00 p.m.
Chat 'n Chew with Pastor Eric
Join Pastor Eric in the fellowship hall for a time of fellowship and discussion as we enter Holy Week, accompanied by coffee, tea, and light refreshments. The children will have an Easter egg hunt on Sunday, so as we eat and talk, we'll be filling Easter eggs for them.
Revelation: a Letter to Seven Churches Bible Study The Revelation Bible Study will not be meeting Tuesday of Holy Week. The Bible Study will resume Tuesday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m. in-person and online.
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 6:30 p.m.
Dinner Church (Soup Dinner)
In remembrance of the Last Supper that Jesus had with his followers in the upper room, we will observe a simple soup supper, ritual washing, and holy communion in the fellowship hall. Please bring a salad to pass as an accompaniment.
Friday, April 7, 2023 - 12:00 p.m.
Good Friday Stations of the Cross
Come pray the Stations of the Cross with Pastor Eric in the sanctuary at noon. The church will be available for private prayer and adoration of the cross following the 12 p.m. service until 3 p.m.
Friday, April 7, 2023 - 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday Evening Worship Service
On the evening of Good Friday, assemble for a solemn worship service. Special music will be presented by the combined choirs of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, and Peace Lutheran Church at this worship service.
Sunday, April 9, 2023 - 10:00 a.m.
Resurrection of Our Lord - Easter Morning Worship Service
There will be special music and brass accompaniment for this year's Easter service.
The Easter Egg hunt for kids and a social hour will begin at 11:15 a.m. in the fellowship hall after worship.
Season of Easter
The liturgy we'll be experiencing during worship over the Easter season, up to Pentecost Sunday, will be drawn from A New Zealand Prayer Book, published by the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia. The New Zealand Prayer Book has become a valuable spiritual resource far beyond its shores. The New Zealand Prayer Book, in addition to being a contemporary resource, draws from nature and uses more expressive language for God, as well as incorporating Māori language (for our context the liturgy will only be in English). The prayer book is available in digital format at ANZPB - A New Zealand Prayer Book (anglicanprayerbook.nz).
You'll also hear a 'different' version of the Lord's Prayer from the New Zealand Prayer Book. With Earth Day approaching in mid-April, this prayer's emphasis on God's creativity, as referred to in both the masculine and feminine, is a powerful reminder of our responsibility to be good stewards of our Earthly home.
THE LORD’S PRAYER: MAORI & POLYNESIA
Earth-maker, Pain bearer, Life-giver,
Source of all that is and that shall be,
Father and Mother of us all,
Loving God, in whom is heaven:
The hallowing of your name echo through the universe;
The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world;
Your heavenly will be done by all created beings;
Your commonwealth of peace and freedom
sustain our hope and come on earth.
With the bread we need for today, feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
From trial too great to endure, spare us.
From the grip of all that is evil, free us.
For you reign in the glory of the power that is love,
now and forever. Amen.
Both Pastor Eric and Will are excited about the new mass setting we'll be using this Easter season. The Mass of Glory, composed by Bob Hurd and Ken Canedo, is a joyful, "gospel" style that breathes new energy into worship and raises our praise of God during this time of year when we celebrate Christ's resurrection. You can listen to elements of the mass setting on YouTube here. Elements of the mass setting we'll be using include 'Glory to God', 'Holy', 'Alleluia, Give God the Glory', 'Lamb of God', 'Penitential Act' (Kyrie), and 'Amen'.
Peace Quilters - No experience needed
Whether it’s assembling quilts for Lutheran World Relief or making chemo hats for cancer patients, the Peace Quilters are always in need of extra hands!
If you would like to participate, the Quilters will be meeting on Monday nights, April 3 & 17 at 6 pm and Thursday mornings, April 6 & 20 at 9 am.
Contact Leah at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are looking forward to seeing you!!
Save the Date: Spring Clean-up at Peace Lutheran Church
On Earth Day, April 22, 2023, we'll hold a Spring Clean-up Day beginning around 10:00 a.m. There are projects for people of all ages and skills. We'll be firing up the grills for a community picnic around lunchtime. Everyone is encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to share.
In addition to projects outdoors, we'll have some small items to attend to indoors too. Please invite your families to come along and share in the fellowship.
Support Peace Lutheran Church and Help the Environment
For the entire month of April, Tru Earth will be running its biggest promotional and educational event - Earth Month. It will feature the best deals of the year, and for the first time ever Tru Earth is proud to offer Peace Lutheran Church and our fundraiser a special bonus. Peace Lutheran Church will earn 25% on every purchase made through our link for the month of April: https://fundraising.tru.earth/myplc.