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NEWS AND NOTES FROM

PEACE WITH CHRIST

1412 W. Swallow Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
970-226-4721
Pastor Ralph Patrick
Deaconess Claire Rueffer
www.pwchrist-fc.org
December 21, 2008
Fourth Sunday in Advent

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.

Read through the worship bulletin and familiarize yourself with the service. Listen to what you want when you want to at: www.” Those words of St. Dr. She was so influential that Luther took to calling her “my lord Katie”. Katharina skillfully managed the Luther household. renew of the church (1499- 1552) Katharina von Bora was placed in a convent when still a child and became a nun in 1515. Etc. is produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. Katharina remained in Wittenberg but lived much of the time in poverty. Their marriage was a happy one and blessed with six children. “Now is the favorable time.THE TIME before the service may be used for prayer and preparation. She died in an accident while traveling with her children to Torgau in order to escape the plague. Katharina and Martin were married on June 13. 1525.issuesetc. There Martin Luther helped return some to their former homes and placed the rest in good families.org ******************************************************* Commemoration with biography Katharina von Bora Luther.m.now is the day of salvation. are true for us. Greeley (AM1310) at 9:30 a. Issues. In April 1523 she and eight other nuns were rescued from the convent and brought to Wittenberg. Paul.. written to Christians more than 1900 years ago.. A few moments spent this way will help make the service more meaningful. on-demand. . Denver (AM850) at 6:00 a. and KFKA.m. Use the hymn marker to mark the Psalm for the day. LUTHERAN TALK RADIO: You can listen to Issues. James Kalthoff. as well. Etc. NEXT WEEK’S LUTHERAN HOUR MESSAGE: “Sent to Save!” Guest Speaker: Rev. After Luther’s death in 1546. (Galatians 4:4-5) Listen to The Lutheran Hour Message on KOA.

January 4. Announcements will be made on the new date and time. new and current). please plan to be there . at 10:30a at PWC. Jan.. all returning members and anyone interested in serving on the Altar Guild. We hope to see you there! LWML Executive Board: There will be no Executive Board meeting in December. 10 at 10am at PWC.LWML Regular Meeting: Due to last Sunday’s inclement weather. This will be a joint meeting of all 2008 and 2009 Executive Board members (exiting.See you on the 11th! Marilyn Altar Guild – There is an Altar Guild meeting scheduled for Sat. Marilyn 391-4946 . All ladies are welcome! CHRISTMAS SERVICES Christmas Eve: 4:00pm & 7:00pm (non-communion) 10:00pm (communion) Christmas Day: 9:00am (communion) 2 & 3 year old Sunday School Class will be taking a break from classes on December 28 and January 4 . The next meeting will be Sunday. the LWML Christmas party was postponed.

It was made and came from Wisconsin on Nov. Karl Heimer from Ysleta. Mary Tate-Romero . We are asking you to prayerfully consider making a donation to the remodel. This remodel will be completed by mone- tary donations and working participation of members. 11 and I wanted you to know that he really en- joyed himself and the friendly way we were treated. El Paso. Thank you for supporting this ministry with your prayers and generous gifts. In addition. memo: Chancel Remodel ****************************************************** We really enjoyed ourselves at the Fall Craft Fair. Please use offering envelopes for Advent or mark a plain enve- lope for your contributions. JANUARY 24 TIME: 5:00PM .ADOPT A SEMINARIAN REPORT: Advent offerings have been designated to support Stephen Heimer who is enrolled at Concordia University. Please make your tax deductible donations to: Peace With Christ. 19. there are restricted Memorial funds at Peace With Christ that have not been designated for a specific use. he was using a walker & I came back three times. By the way. This may help you remember who we were! I thought you might enjoy this wreath. My husband passed away Nov. 226-4721) ****************************************************** CHANCEL REMODEL The Chancel remodel was approved at the November Congre- gational meeting. PLEASE CONTACT DEACONESS CLAIRE.9:00PM (TO VOLUNTEER AND HELP PLAN. ****************************************************** GIRLS NIGHT OUT LADIES OF ALL AGES MARK YOUR CALENDARS! WHERE: PEACE WITH CHRIST WHEN: SATURDAY. Thank you for your kindness and your special thoughtful- ness. Stephen is the son of Dr. If you would like to designate a Memorial fund to go to- wards the chancel remodel please contact Ray Kaiser at 227- 3570.

June Schwarck For the college students and their travels home for the Christmas Season. District President.please sign up to help with Youth Sunday (always the third Sunday) for January 18. Please talk with MacKenzie Stine or Marilyn if you would be able to help out once a month. Thank you for supporting the Youth! Youth and families . Genevive Inscho. Alice Boehnke. ******************************************************** In Our Prayers: We remember - Those who are ill. Dale Heermann. Isa Orozco-Peterson Those who are not able to attend church: Marie Rubel. Christians in Africa. Scrip Fundraiser . Pastor Caspersen. Viola Monahan. Warren Wergin. They are currently studying the Augsberg Confession. Mary Anderson. Margaret Ziehm. or recovering from surgery: Doug Reed (brother of Diane Kettleson). including Synodical President. Arline Young. Ge- rald Kieschnick & Rocky Mtn. Randy Golter. Thank You. For the poor and homeless Our Nation and the economy Pastors and Deaconesses in isolated places Pray for leaders in our church. Stop by the Youth Table and see what is available. the Seminary in Petoria and Bishop Tswaedi. Carolyn Brown. hospitalized. Marilynn Hudson.We have many cards for immediate purchase. Sign-up is on the bulletin board. . Cleve Moore. Kevin Rodenbeck.We are in need of substitute Sunday School teachers to help with the Senior High Class. Barb Holder. YOUTH ACTIVITIES Interested in working with the Youth? .

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK Worship Services 8:00 am & Today (Non-Communion) 10:45 am December 21 Education Hour 9:30 am Monday M ‘ M’s 7:00 pm December 22 Tuesday December 23 Wednesday Christmas Eve Services 4:00 pm & December 24 (Non-Communion) 7:00 pm Christmas Eve Service 10:00 pm (Communion) Thursday Christmas Day 9:00 am December 25 Service (Communion) Friday December 26 Saturday December 27 Sunday Worship Services 8:00 am & December 28 (Communion) 10:45 am Education Hour 9:30 am .

THOSE SERVING TODAY December 21 8:00 am 10:45 am Greeters: Dick and Jeannine Darcie Votipka Salisbury Guest Book: Dorothy Shanklin Reader: Leah Bauder Ushers: Roger Gunlikson Pete Shanklin Karen Carlson Paul Rubel Troy Bauder Charlie Spillman Nancy Spillman Nursery: Natalie Boehnke Acolytes: Krissy Petago Wyatt Allerheiligen Crucifer: Audio Support: Pete Fagan Organist: Ann Caspersen Soloist: Megan Foster Accompanist: Leah Bauder Youth Director: MacKenzie Stine Flute: Lori Carillo Elder of the Month: Ray Kaiser THOSE SERVING NEXT SUNDAY December 28 8:00 am 10:45 am Greeters: Marcie Walter Donna France Guest Book: Dorothy Shanklin Reader: Tom Lasich Michael Rohlfs Ushers: Dick Salisbury Claude France Karen Carlson Gene Frank Howard Walter Julie Frank Nursery: Darci Johnson Acolytes: Katie Petago Leah Bauder Crucifer: Brianna Lacey Audio Support: Dave Nierman Organist: Pianist: Julie Ward Elder of the Month: Ray Kaiser .

Isaiah 40-42 Tuesday: Psalm 22. there the Gospel is truly being preached. Isaiah 55-57 Jewish Mission Work – Dec. Isaiah 49-51 Friday: Psalm 25. Isaiah 43-45 Wednesday: Psalm 23. Isaiah 46-48 Thursday: Psalm 24.” Bible readings for the week: Sunday: Psalm 20.2 million Jewish people in the United States. Isaiah 37-39 Monday: Psalm 21. the LCMS passed a resolution calling on the church body to begin to study ways and means for helping congregations to witness to the Jewish people. 16-31 There are approximately 5. In 1973. Isaiah 52-54 Saturday: Psalm 26. Prayer and Study Date: December 21– December 27 Luther Quote: “Wherever the grace of God and the forgiveness of sins achieved through Jesus Christ are preached. .

Friday: For Lutherans in Jewish Evangelism (LIJE). www. including Executive Direc- tor Rev. Tuesday: With thanksgiving for all of the Jewish people who have come to a believing relationship with Christ through AOHE and other ministries. and invites them into communion with God the Fa- ther through Him. Volun- teers form a critical part of AOHE’s mission force. Kevin Parviz. Wednesday: That the Holy Spirit would open the hearts and minds of Jewish people around the world to see that the Messiah. and who now testify in His name to their fellow Jews.Daily Prayers: Sunday: For God to raise up more volunteers to work with AOHE on a regular basis and/or at one-time outreach events in big cities. and would be able to graciously but confidently point to Jesus Christ as the true Messiah. has already come. Monday: For the outreach events in urban centers to strengthen the faith of volunteers who step out to share Jesus’ with strangers. another mission society that focuses in reaching out to Jewish people. Pray also that those who hear the Gospel from these volunteers and the materials that they distribute would consider the claims of Bible. Louis staff of LIJE. Thursday: That Christians around the world would bear loving wit- ness to Jewish people as they celebrate Christmas.lcmsworldmission . as they strive to share the truth with the Jewish people of St. Saturday: For the St. Jesus Christ. Louis.

These never become properties of the human nature. cold. All rights reserved. (paragraphs 5-9) Condensed from CONCORDIA: THE LUTHERAN CONFESSIONS. to move from one place to another. The two natures are united in one person. to suffer hunger. where neither gives anything to the other or takes anything from the other. to ascend and descend. to know everything. A READING FROM THE BOOK OF CONCORD 4TH SUNDAY IN ADVENT FORMULA OF CONCORD. infinite. It is not like when two boards are glued together. and so on. Used by permission. nor is one changed into the other. The properties of the divine nature are these: to be almighty. But one and the same person is the Son of God and Son of Man (Luke 1:35. one the Son of God and the other the Son of Man. which can never become the properties of the other nature. So there are not two Christs. eternal. But here is described the highest communion that God truly has with the man. EPITOME ARTICLE VIII: THE PERSON OF CHRIST The divine and human natures in Christ are personally united. and the like. This union is not the kind of joining together and connection that prevents either nature from having anything in common with the other person- ally. and to be everywhere present. Romans 9:5). The properties of the human nature are to be a bodily creature. copyright 2005 by Concordia Publishing House. To pur- . These never become properties of the divine nature. The divine and human natures are not mingled into one sub- stance. Each keeps its own essential properties. to be flesh and blood. to suffer. to be finite and physically limited. thirst. to die.

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .290. . . . Preschool Rooms GRADES 1. . . . . . . . . . . Isaac JR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 14 ATTENDANCE AND OFFERINGS Worship Attendance: Total 106(8:00 am) 91(10:45 am) 197 Education Hour Attendance: Adult Bible Study: 43 Sunday School: 30 Total Regular Offerings: $7. . Youth Room NEXT WEEK'S PRESS DEADLINES SCRIPTURE READINGS (ESV) Green sheet articles are due by First Lesson: Isaiah 61:10-62.22 Needed weekly to meet budget: $8. . . . . . . . . . . Gospel: John 1:1-14 Broadcast articles are due January 18 . . . . . . . . .24 Children’s Christmas (Advent) Service Attendance: 140 Offerings: $484. . . . . . . . . . . . . HIGH . . Wednesday Second Lesson: Galatians 4:4-7 afternoon. . . .m. . . Peter GRADES 3-4 .00 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION HOUR: 9:30-10:30 a. Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall NURSERY & KINDERGARTEN . . . . . . . .3 3:00 p. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ADULT BIBLE CLASS. . . Abraham GRADE 5 . .. . . . .062.m. . . . .. Jacob SR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HIGH . . . . .2 . . . .