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Peace Lutheran Church

Peace Council
Nancy Waugh, Chairperson
805 Spruce Ave
Barrett, MN 56311

Tom Gardner
P. O. Box 5
Barrett, MN 56311

Tom Perry
PO Box 159
Barrett, MN 56311

Terry Volker
17239 US Hwy 59
Barrett, MN 56311

Jan Vipond
Po Box 188
Barrett, MN 56311

Leon Johnson
19330 150th Ave
Barrett, MN 56311

Brenda Long
19594 120th St
Herman, MN 56248

Jennifer McLaughlin
107 6th St. South
Hoffman, MN 56339



Vacation Bible School will be held from Sunday, July 20
Thursday, July 24
. Registration and volunteer signup sheets will
be mailed out next week. Please return these forms before July
or give me a call if you want to have a great time at VBS!
Thank you!

Joyce Hanson, Director
Peace Sunday School
320-528-2354 (Home)
320-304-0727 (Cell) (email)

P.S. If your child/children are in church this summer and want to
help with handing out bulletins and ushering, let the people who
are serving know. Im sure theyll be glad for your help.

JULY 2014

JULY 2014

Peace Lutheran Church Council Meeting May 14, 2014 6 p.m.
Call Meeting to OrderAll members present
Devotional TimePastor Matthew
Secretarys ReportMTA Jan, 2
Tom G. with spelling correction. MCU.
Treasurers ReportDiscussed Lenten offerings getting paid out to designated locations. MTA Jan. Tom G. 2

Pastors ReportWrap up time.
Released time has been hugely successful. A very large group. Kids disappointed that the last day of release
they were not going to the Nursing Home, which pastor feels is a wonderful testament to the kids making
connections. Potentially a larger group next year. Will need to think about planning for more kids and to
discuss transportation needs. May need more helpers and volunteers. Volunteers have been super, valued
and essential no matter how big or small the task. Pastor will contact the school to estimate incoming 5

grade class size and explore Palmer Bus assistance with transportation or if we will need to limit our num-
Discussed ideas for special outdoor service with alternative instrumentation.
Confirmation wrap up.
Mystery mission trip update. Youth pastor at Jennifer Roses church has taken a new position. They plan to
still join our group. Have gotten wonderful donations. Will do car wash at Palmer Bus Garage for Old Set-
Sunday School ReportNot available for discussion.
Old Business
Bus Lift InspectionStill working on it.
BlindsJan evaluated price versus quality. Will be under preapproved budget and will proceed with purchase.
Terry to assist with installation.
Luther Crest CampaignLast meeting heard about Luther Crest needs. Jennifer motion for two months this
summer coffee money to be used for Luther Crest Needs Campaign. Brenda 2
. MCU.
New Business
Summer schedule worship/9:30 a.m.Effective 1
Sunday in June.
2014 Confirmation ClassReviewed Faith Statements. Accepted all Faith Statements. Jan motion to extend
meeting 10 more minutes. Brenda 2
. MCU.
DehumidifierRecall ordered.
WELCA donation $250.00 for Luther Crest per Confirmed Member. $500 pledged from Mens Breakfast. Jan
MTA paying balance recommended per confirmed member. Brenda 2
. MCU.
Leaky RoofFurnace roomTom and Terry will deal with. Have a product to use.
August 3 Immanuel Church ServiceLeon motion to cancel services at Peace on August 3 and encourage
members to participate in the annual service at Immanuel. 2
Pastor Matthew
AdjournMotion by Jan, 2
Tom P. MCU.
Closing Prayer--by Pastor Matthew
Jennifer McLaughlin, Secretary

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2

3 4
No Faithful
Worship 9:30am
7 8 9
Council 6pm
10 11
Faithful Folders
Worship 9:30am





Faithful Folders
Worship 9:30am

21 22 23

24 25
Faithful Folders
Worship 9:30am

Mystery Trip Fund
Raiser-Pancake Feed
after church service
28 29 30 31
JULY 2014
Vacation Bible School


7/6 Kathy Dahl

7/13 Tom Gardner

7/20 Alveda Rhude

7/27 Maureen Volker

If you are unable to be a
helper on your Sunday,
please call one of your work
group leaders and he or she
will help you find a
Thank you.
Serving in July

Thank you to Tesoro for providing us with coffee during the power

NO WELCA meeting in July.

No Perk up with Pastor for the month of July.

Reminder - we will be having a school supply drive for West Central
School in the fall.

Coffee money for the months of July and August have been
designated to Luther Crest for their PREPARE THE WAY

Work Group #1
Doug & Marilyn Frykman
Bob & Irene Shervey
Altar Guild
Karen Ellis
Colleen Spittle


July 6
: Jeff and Marlene Dreier
Charles Johnson

July 13
: Bob and Irene Shervey
Joel and Anita Volker

July 20th: Clyde and Brenda Long
Mike and Marlys Kniss

July 27
: Roger and Ardis Soberg
Nancy Waugh


July 6
: Jeff and Marlene Dreier
Charles Johnson

July 13
: Bob and Irene Shervey
Joel and Anita Volker

July 20th: Clyde and Brenda Long
Mike and Marlys Kniss

July 27
: Roger and Ardis Soberg
Nancy Waugh

Stewardship of the Good News
Ecclesiastes 3:1 For everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter under heaven
By the time you will be reading this I will be the
father of FOUR children! Right now Im just an
impatient (and nervous, scared, excited) daddy,
who needs to put his trust in God, as the Dr. has
decided its a good idea to induce Jennifer tomor-
row (6/27). Jennifer and Baby #4 are both healthy,
so for now Im at peace.
In a time where everything is about to change with
the impending birth of a new child of God into my
family, I find myself a bit reflective. I think about
the last five years I have been blessed to be a part
of this wonderful congregation. Both the highs
and lows we have shared together, the progress we
have made, the traditions we have further empow-
ered and new traditions we have started together
and I feel blest. I also dont want to rest on just
looking backward at what we have done, but like
with the birth of a new child, I want to dream and
imagine what the future might hold for us as a con-
gregation for the next 5 years, 10 years, or more.
I shared with council at our last meeting that I
want to have a plan for what we want to be in 5
years and then be active
in making those goals a
reality. I dont want to be
the only voice in what
that looks like (although I
do want a voice, as I care
deeply about who we are
and become here at
Peace), so I want to hear
what the hopes and dreams YOU have for OUR
church. Talk to one of our council members, talk
with each other, talk with people who go to other
churches, and talk with people who dont go to any
church. God is alive and active here at Peace Lu-
theran and in the town of Barrett and we not only
want to be a part of what God is doing, but need to

be. Dream BIG! God is not one who scares easily
in the face of challenges or obstacles, in fact God
works in, with and through those things that are
unthinkably big.
As anyone who has been a part of any youth things
Ive done, can tell you, I have very high standards
for people and ministries. I genuinely believe in
People, and in God working through People. That
includes you. Are we going to focus on our Sunday
Worship service, or alternate worship experiences?
Are we going to focus on serving our Neighbors
(and how are we going to define that in practice)?
Are we going to focus on intergenerational minis-
tries, or separated out experiences by age or gen-
So what season and time is it?
Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 For everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter under heaven: a time
to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a
time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and
a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to
build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a
time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to
throw away stones, and a time to gather stones to-
gether; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain
from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away; a time to
tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and
a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a
time for war, and a time for peace. What gain have
the workers from their toil? I have seen the busi-
ness that God has given to everyone to be busy
with. He has made everything suitable for its time;
moreover, he has put a sense of past and future in-
to their minds, yet they cannot find out what God
has done from the beginning to the end.
~Pr. Matthew
PO Box 206
Barrett MN 56311
Rev. Matthew Rose, Pastor RevMatthew@Peace cell phone: 218-770-8470
Office: 320-528-2536 email: Church:

Mystery Mission Trip Fund Raiser
Pancake Feed
Sunday, July 27th
after 9:30am church service
free will donation