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PRINTS OF PEACE NEWSLETTER
JANUARY 2019 Published Monthly—Issue 201901
Peace Lutheran Church 240 West 9th Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54902 (920) 231-4730 E-mail: office@PeaceOshkosh.org Website: www.peaceoshkosh.org
OFFICE HOURS 8:00am—1:00pm Monday—Friday
WORSHIP SCHEDULE Sunday Traditional Service at 8:00am Sunday Praise Service at 10:30am Wednesday Casual Service at 5:30pm
What a year 2018 has been for the people of Peace
and the communities that make up Peace. We have
had moments of excitement and joy but also moments
of hurt and brokenness. I continue to be amazed at how
often we will join together to complete a task in front of
us, how we care for others who are in need of an extra
hand. I’m also amazed at how sometimes we dig our
heels in over the silliest of things but in the moment it
seems like the world might end if we don’t get what we
want when we want it.
14 So the Word became human and made
his home among us. He was full of unfailing love
and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory,
the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. -
John 1:14 (New Living Translation)
I like the imagery that is created by this translation - He
was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. God sent
Jesus into this world to take on flesh and bone so that
we could experience God’s unfailing love and
faithfulness first hand. How great of a reminder is that?
What would our lives and the lives of those around us
look like if we lived lives of love and faithfulness for all
My prayer for 2019 is that we remember God’s
presence in our lives not only in the good times, when
we feel like prayers have been answered but also in the
times when we feel furthest from God. I pray that we
remember the promise that was made, the promise that
continues to be lived out that God is with us in all
things. God is in the midst of our brokenness, our hurt,
our joy and our success. I pray that we give thanks to
God for all things because in all things God works for
In 2019 how will you share God’s love with others? How
will you help others to be reminded of the Word that
became human and made his home among us?
There are some amazing things in the works for 2019 at
Peace and I hope that you will be a part of all that
happens. Know that you are loved beyond measure and
that is the greatest gift of all.
You are a blessing and you are blessed!
THOUGHTS FROM PASTOR BRAD
On behalf of the cast of “Sorry! Wrong
Chimney” and the board of ACTs of
Peace Players, I want to thank you all
for the support you’ve shown us. We
are grateful for the audiences that
came, the work that was put into
making the stage a reality, the work
done by the volunteers taking tickets
and selling concessions and all the
other tasks that helped make this a
The biggest question people have
been asking is, “When’s the next
one?” We are in talks about the next
show and what it will be; as soon as
we have it figured out we will let you
know. We’ve also got some plans to
give back in different ways that you
might enjoy. More information to
come soon. For now – THANK YOU.
FIRST COMMUNION CLASS
I’ve gotten a few requests
about a First Communion
Class and I wanted to let
people know that we will
schedule First Communion
classes in March. These
classes will be open to anyone
who wishes to begin taking
The class is designed for 2nd
grade and up but I’m willing to
talk with families if they feel
their child is ready at an earlier
Stay tuned for the exact dates
NEW MEMBER CLASS
There are several people who have
expressed interest in joining Peace
and we are excited! We will be
holding a new member event in late
If you or someone you know would
like to become a member of Peace,
please take the first step of calling
the church office to give us your
contact information so we can make
sure you are included in the class.
If you have questions about joining
Peace, please talk with Pastor Brad.
CURATOR OF YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRIES
A gathering of families with children or who themselves, are children at heart.
January 13th—after the 10:30 Worship Board games that are not boring.
Pizza will be served, please bring your own drinks
MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY
Transit Confirmation (grades 6-8) All sessions start at 6:30pm and end at 8pm Meet in Room 105
January 9th Classes will resume. Discussion on Epiphany
January 16th Prayer partner Christmas dinner
January 23rd Regular Class
January 30th 6:00-8:00 Unity Worship this will be held at Fox Cities Exhibition Center. Transportation will be provided
For the most up-to-date information,
be sure to read the weekly Transit Takeaway
We are waiting for more information from East Central Synod of Wisconsin
but you can at least mark your calendars and save the date.
COME WORSHIP WITH US!
SERMONS are available online at youtube.com. Search “Peace Lutheran Oshkosh”
RECEIVE WORSHIP SERVICES ON LINE
PRAYER REQUESTS If you or someone you know (with their permission)
would like to be put on the prayer list, please contact
the church office either by phone (231-4730) or email
email@example.com. After four weeks, the name
will be removed unless the church is notified. This list is
open to all and categories are, but not limited to: health
recovery, military deployment, milestones, etc.
PLEASE PRAY FOR: Military Deployment: Matthew Berholtz, Karee Cocking,
Andy Duwell, Max Klein, Benjamin Zimmerman
Health/Healing: Bob Bruce, Dick Campbell, Bernice
Clark, Bill Dawson, Herb Dieckmann, Luann Gifford,
Doris Hanusa, Doris Luedtke, Pastor Marty & Lola Ruge,
Encouragement: Bishops Elizabeth Eaton and Gerald
Mansholt of the ELCA Synod and their staffs, Pastor
Brad Dokken, PLC Leadership Team, PLC Office Staff,
Bishop Job Ubane & staff—ELC of South Africa,
Ventersdorp Lutheran Church (our Companion Church
in South Africa)
Hospitalized: Gerald Hass, William Hesser, Denise
Krueger, Steve Krueger, Shannon Ziltner
Our Sympathies to Family and Friends of:
Reinhard O. Schmidt, who died December 17,
2018. His funeral was December 22, 2018, at Peace
Lutheran Church with Rev. Brad Dokken officiating.
BAPTISM Porter Jude McKnight, December 2, 2018
Son of Chad and Nicole (Luck) McKnight.
Baptized by Rev. Brad Dokken, Sponsors were:
Kirsten Muenchow, Tara Feiter, Eric Smiltneek
Jeremiah and Wendy Lenz-Schwersenska.
MEMORIALS Jean Hielsberg—General Fund
Dorothy Wolk—Capital Fund
SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN Please notify the office if members of your
family are in the armed forces along with their
addresses. We want them to know we care.
MID-WEEK WORSHIP We offer a weekly Wednesday worship service at
5:30pm in our chapel area. This is a service complete
with communion and we often use the readings from
the previous Sunday. If you are looking for an
opportunity to worship and cannot make it on Sunday
mornings, consider joining us on Wednesday evenings.
THANK YOU TO: ALL WHO DONATED FOR THE FALL FOOD DRIVE:
With the help of the Peace Christian Preschool, 267#
of food was donated to our Lutheran Food Pantry.
ALL HELPERS WHO DECORATED THE CHURCH FOR CHRISTMAS:
Jesse and Jean Andersen, Andy Janke, Heather Miller,
Dave Nelson, George and Kathi Sawall.
The Church looks wonderful!
ALL WHO SPONSORED ALTAR FLOWERS IN 2018:
Since there were only five Sundays without sponsors,
we will continue to offer flowers at $25. Please sign up
to honor or memorialize friends or family on the 2019
sign-up sheet in the narthex.
KATHI SAWALL: For the beautiful arrangements in the
urns at the front entrance of the church.
LUNCH BUNCH January 9, 2019, at 11:30am at the
Roxy. Call Sally at 385-0425 to
reserve your spot by the Monday
preceding—January 7. This will give
Sally time to inform the restaurant
how many will be attending. Bring a friend!
RUMMAGE SALE ITEMS The church now has a gathering
space for rummage sale items!
Call the office for pickup or drop
off at church. The annual