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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

    Epiphany

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    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

    people?

    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

    God’s people.

    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!

    Shalom,

    THOUGHTS FROM PASTOR BRAD

    THANK YOU

    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

    reality.

    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.

    Pastor Brad

    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

    communion.

    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

    age.

    Stay tuned for the exact dates

    next month.

    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

    February.

    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.

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    CURATOR OF YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRIES

    FAMILY TIES

    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

    JYG—FEBRUARY 16-17

    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

    office@peaceoshkosh.org. 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,

    Margaret Ziebell

    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

    rumm