NEWS AND NOTES FROM PEACE WITH CHRIST

1412 W. Swallow Road Fort Collins, CO 80526 970-226-4721
Pastor Ralph Patrick www.pwchrist-fc.org

August 2, 2009 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

WELCOME TO PEACE WITH CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH!
We give thanks to God that you are joining us today! Many of our guests are seeking a home church where they can be part of the Fellowship of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Peace with Christ is a congregation that is a family not an “organization”. We are small enough to allow people to know each other by name, and yet large enough to offer opportunities for growth and service. What we “specialize” in is not programs or productions, but simply The Gospel of Our Lord Jesus. Christ, His Word, and the Cross are what provide the foundation for faith and ministry. If you are interested in learning more about Peace With Christ Lutheran Church, please call the church office at 226-4721. Pastor Patrick would welcome the opportunity to visit with you personally.

THE TIME before the service may be used for prayer and preparation. Read through the worship bulletin and familiarize yourself with the service. A few moments spent this way will help make the service more meaningful. NEXT WEEK’S LUTHERAN HOUR MESSAGE: “A Letter to Jordan” Speaker: Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus. Pastor Ken Klaus responds to questions posed by a young man mourning the impending loss of his father. (Ephesians 5:2) Listen to The Lutheran Hour Message on KOA, Denver (AM850) at 6:00 a.m. and KFKA, Greeley (AM1310) at 9:30 a.m. Peace With Christ Radio Broadcast: KCOL (600AM), at 9:00 AM Sundays. ***************************************************** This morning we welcome Reena Linke, our new parish worker. Reena will be installed today during both services. We warmly welcome Reena into this caring Christian community of Peace With Christ.

will be held by Pastor Hein on Mondays at 7:00pm.
Musicians and Vocalist - please consider signing up for prelude, offertory or postlude music this summer. Sign-up in the Narthex thanks!

Discover the Strength of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Join us today, in between services, for coffee and goodies, hosted by your Thrivent Financial representatives, Ryan M. Behm and Nancy J. Behm.

Everyone is invited to join us on Sunday, August 23 at NOON for the Orphan Grain Train Fish Feed. Please sign-up in the Narthex.

♦ LWML’s mite box for World Missions will be in the Narthex this morning. Thank you for your donations! ♦ For the next 3 days only, LWML is collecting SCHOOL SUPPLIES for Ysleta Mission. Ron Thaemert will pack up all donations by Wednesday, August 5th for departure to Ysleta the following day. Thank you ALL for your gifts to Ysleta’s children AND thank you, Ron and Martin, for delivering these gifts personally. God’s blessings with you on your journey! ♦ The kitchen still has a stack of unclaimed muffin tins, casserole dishes, and pans. Please stop by and check to see if one (or more) may be yours! ♦ Cheryl Harsen is collecting jelly jars and pint-sized canning jars to fill with delicious homemade goodies for LWML’s November Bazaar. If you have jars to donate, please leave them in the kitchen for Cheryl. ♦ June’s mission project benefiting Lisa Beckendorf, a missionary with Lutheran Bible Translators stationed in Africa, reached a final total of $150! Funds are being sent this week. Thank you for your gifts to Lisa! All ladies of PWC are invited to St. John’s LWML Annual Potluck Picnic. The Picnic will be held at St. Johns in the Fellowship Hall on August 11th at 6:00 p.m. Please bring your favorite dish to share.

TAG - August 4th at 11:30am We will meet at the church at 11:30am and carpool to Gateway Natural Area for a picnic. It is 5.2 miles up Poudre Canyon and is wheelchair accessible. Bring a dish to share. Also bring lawn chairs and outdoor games. Tableware and drinks will be furnished. All older adults are welcome to attend this Older Adult Ministry group.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES
Hike: Saturday August 15th - bring a water bottle, lunch, backpack, raingear, sunscreen, bug repellant and wear sturdy shoes. Please sign-up. Parents: Please sign-up to help with scrip sales during the summer months -- Thanks! Youth Board: Meeting Tuesday, August 11th at 6:30 p.m. Kick-Off Events: August 29th. Please plan to join us as we plan upcoming events and talk about ideas for the coming year. Confirmation Age Youth- 11:00 a.m. Planning and pizza/cookie baking. Senior High Youth- 1:00 p.m. volleyball and other games Senior High Planning- 3:00 p.m. SIGN-UP!! PWC “Olympics II”: Plan to help with the Sunday School Kickoff in September. We will plan a BBQ and games for the Olympics. We will meet on Wednesday, September 2 and September 9th to plan and have a Bible Study. SIGN-UP!! Invasion of Brule: It was a huge success! We had a wonderful time and were able to complete all but one of the jobs and even managed to add a few extra jobs. We enjoyed the fellowship, swimming, friendships (old and new) and worshiping together. Thank you for your support and prayers. The Dickmander’s send their hellos! Service Project: Sign-up to help with yard work for the Brown family. ******************************************************

Family Education Night
The first night for FED is planned for September 9th. There will be an organizational meeting Wednesday, August 5th at 5:30 for anyone interested in helping this year. Also - if your group would like to sponsor a FED night meal as a fund-raiser, we’d love to have you do soup. Thank you, Lisa Bernhardt, FED Coordinator

Several people requested copies of last weeks sermon. They are available on the table in the narthex to the left of the sanctuary doors.

Thank you to everyone who has brought food and clothing for the St. John’s Lutheran Church food pantry and closet. You have been a blessing to many families. During the first two weeks of August we will be collecting school clothing for teens and elementary kids, shoes, jeans, shorts, t-shirts, school supplies, cereals (dry and hot), tomato products, pasta, rice, flour, soup, tuna, bread, and buns. Coordinators: Bill & Tracie Roth, 221-8586 and Troy & Joy Bauder, 482-9549. Collection dates: August 2 and 9.

In Our Prayers: We rememberThose who are ill, hospitalized, or recovering from surgery: Nadine Lueker, Rosalee Blumenshine, Bill Smith, Sheila Kido (mother of Deborah Kido), Doug Reed (brother of Diane Kettelson), Zoe Jones (Infant daughter of Josh and Jamie Jones), Kevin Rodenbeck, Marilyn Craig, Marilyn Hudson Those who are not able to attend church: Margaret Ziehm, Carolyn Brown, Arline Young, June Schwarck, Marie Rubel, Jean Upham The World, North Korea, Iran Seminary in South Africa - work being done there & in Botswana U.S. Soldiers throughout the world.

Our dear friend and fellow Christen Jake Schroeder passed away on July 28 in Mesa, Arizona. Jake and Mary were beloved members of Peace With Christ for over 30 years before moving to Arizona. Cards may be sent to: Mary Schroeder 5844 East Enrose Mesa, AZ 85205

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF CONCORD THE LARGE CATECHISM THE MASS NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Christ instituted the Sacrament to enliven terrified hearts, since He commanded the disciples to do this in remembrance of Him. Remembering Christ is not the useless celebration. It is not something set up for the sake of example, as the memory of Hercules is celebrated. Rather, it is remembering Christ's benefits and receiving them through faith, to be enlivened by them. So Psalm 111:4-5 says, "He has caused His wondrous works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and merciful. He provides food for those who fear Him." The Sacrament illustrates that God's will and mercy should be discerned in the ceremony. Faith that grasps mercy enlivens. This is the chief use of the Sacrament. Clearly those with terrified consciences are fit for the Sacrament. The Fathers speak of a twofold effect: the comfort of consciences and thanksgiving, or praise. The former of these effects has to do with the nature of the Sacrament; the latter has to do with the sacrifice. Ambrose says about comfort: Go to Him and be absolved, because He is the forgiveness of sins. Do you ask who He is? Hear Him when He says, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to Me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in Me shall never thirst" (John 6:35). This passage declares that the forgiveness of sins is offered in the Sacrament. (paragraphs 71-73, 75)

Condensed from CONCORDIA: THE LUTHERAN CONFESSIONS, copyright 2005,2006 by Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission. All rights reserved. To purchase a copy of CONCORDIA, call 800-325-3040.

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK
Today August 2 Installation of Reena Linke Worship Services (Non-Communion) Education Hour

8:00 am & 10:45 am 9:30 am

Monday August 3 Tuesday August 4

Missions & Ministry Worship Service TAG

5:30 pm 7:00 pm 11:30 am

Wednesday August 5

Bible Study FED Planning Meeting King’s Men’s Bible Study Parents Meeting RMHS Planning Meeting

8:45 am 5:30 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 12:00

Thursday August 6

Friday August 7 Saturday August 8

Sunday August 9

Worship Services (Communion) Education Hour

8:00 am & 10:45 am 9:30 am

THOSE SERVING TODAY August 2 Materials: Greeters: Guest Book: Reader: Ushers: 8:00 am Leising Arv & Barb Witt 10:45 am Pat Cribbs Pichel Carolyn Huisjen Bob Cribbs John Huisjen Ron Pichel Pat Juchartz Wyatt Allerheiligen

Ken Keeney Dan Krueckeberg Hoys Libby Hoy

Nursery: Acolytes: Crucifer: Audio Support: Organist: Elder of the Month:

Norma Thaemert Ray Kaiser

Flowers are placed on the Altar by the Patrick family in thanks & praise for Reena

THOSE SERVING NEXT SUNDAY August 9 Materials: Greeters: Guest Book: Reader: Ushers: 8:00 am Naomi Loschen Vern & Char Carlson Hoys Ray Kaiser Gale Russman Ken Keeney Dan Krueckeberg Tom Lasich Katie Petago Krissy Petago 10:45 am Karen McCoy Lisa Bernhardt Wes Nierman Bob Cribbs John Huisjen

Nursery: Acolytes: Crucifer: Audio Support: Organist: Elder of the Month:

Olivia Sampson Mackenzie Cheuvront

Ray Kaiser

Flowers are placed on the Altar by the Myers in memory of Russ and Julia (Gary’s parents)

Prayer and Study
Date: August 2-August 8

Luther Quote: “What makes a soul beautiful to God? Nothing is more beautiful in the eyes of God than a soul that loves to hear His Word.”

Bible readings for the week: Sunday: Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Psalm 57; 2 Chronicles 4-6 Psalm 58; 2 Chronicles 7-9 Psalm 59; 2 Chronicles 10-12 Psalm 60; 2 Chronicles 13-15 Psalm 61; 2 Chronicles 16-18 Psalm 62; 2 Chronicles 19-21 Psalm 63; 2 Chronicles 22-24

Macau – August 1-15 LCMS World Mission began work in Macau in 1988. LCMS missionaries established Concordia English Center. The center uses a combination of English-as-a-ForeignLanguage teaching, small-group Bible studies, and various fellowship activities to gather and evangelize both Cantonese-speaking residents of Macau and Mandarinspeaking migrant workers from surrounding areas.

Daily Prayers: Sunday: For the schools of The Lutheran Church—Hong Kong Synod in Macau and other areas—that many students will come to know the Lord through the teaching at these schools. Monday: For Sharon Owens, the strategic volunteer coordinator for Macau, Mary Eddy U, the Macau team leader, and soon-toarrive Matt Myers, manager of the Concordia English Center, as they lead the rest of the Macau team. Ask the Holy Spirit to give them clear guidance and mission casting for the new GEO missionaries Tuesday: For all of the GEO missionaries serving in Macau: John and Doris Bowerman, Mary Eddy U, Jessica Luebbe, David Pfeifer, Michael Ulrich, Bryn Welcenbach, and Kali Williams. Wednesday: For a fast and smooth adjustment for the new GEO missionaries who will soon be joining the Macau team: Jonathan Braun, Nicholas and Ashley Tieman, and Bob and Eileen Roberts. Thursday: For career missionary Sharon Owens, her daughter Joanna, and newly adopted son Peter—pray that the Lord would bless them as they grow together as a family. Friday: That the many students who come to the English Center in search of ways to improve their English skills may also find Jesus, as English teachers share the Gospel with them. Saturday: For the special outreach events that the missionaries host at the English Center, including the Friday night Bible studies and other special events that occur on a regular basis.

www.lcmsworldmission

July 26 ATTENDANCE Worship Attendance: 132(8:00) 89(10:45 am) Total 221

Education Hour Attendance: Adult Bible Study: 41 Sunday School: 17 Financial Update As of June 30, 2009 Budget - 2009
$359,000.00

Income
$165,406.68

Expenses
$170,548.32

Net Income
-$5,141.64

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION HOUR: 9:30-10:30 a.m. ADULT BIBLE CLASS. .. Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall NURSERY & KINDERGARTEN . . . . Preschool Rooms GRADES 1- 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter GRADES 3-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abraham GRADE 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Isaac JR. HIGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacob SR. HIGH . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . Youth Room

NEXT WEEK'S SCRIPTURE READINGS (ESV) First Lesson: 1 Kings 19:1-8 Second Lesson: Ephesians 4:17-5:2 Gospel: John 6:35-51

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