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Peace Offerings The Newsletter of Peace Lutheran Church
Peace Lutheran Church Rev. Terry L. McKee, Pastor Office: 352.489.5881
7201 South Highway 41 Pastor’s cell: 352.817.8161
Dunnellon, Florida 34432 Email: email@example.com
Our Mission: We are a family of Christians called, equipped and empowered by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the
saving Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed through God’s holy Word and Sacraments.
To my Peace family
Blessings to all!!! The holidays
are fast approaching. As they do we
remember those less fortunate by col-
lecting toys for Toys-For Tots and by
handing out gift cards for families in
need. As we have been blessed let us
bless others. As we gather for our
mid-week Advent worship we will fo-
cus on the “Songs of our Savior” from
the Gospel of Luke. There are three
Wednesday opportunities to come and
prepare for the birth of Christ Decem-
ber 5th, 12th, and 19th. We will hear
Mary’s song as she receives the news
that she is the one chosen to give birth
to the Savior of the world. And we will
hear from Zechariah as his tongue is
loosed and he celebrates God’s gift of
a son, John the Baptist, cousin of Je-
sus. And then we will celebrate with
Simeon as the promise is fulfilled and
he beholds the Son of God.
I know we all get busy and find
many reasons not to come together for
these special Advent services during
this hectic time of year but let us re-
member what this season is all about,
who this season is all about. Let us
come together in fellowship and song
as we prepare once again to welcome
our Savior and as we look forward to
We are truly blessed, and, as we
have been blessed, our Lord calls us
to bless others. This begins here with
our brothers and sister of Peace. It
has been difficult getting volunteers to
give of their time and talents. We are
currently looking at hiring someone to
clean our house here at Peace
because we can’t get enough
volunteers. We are required by our
constitution to have a church council,
yet we can’t get people to fill the
positions as they become vacated. My
plea is that each of us become
blessings to others as we are blessed.
Pray that God would find a way for
you to serve.
May God continue to bless us
and use us in the new year!
Dear Peace Family,
Good Morning, Hope everyone is
feeling Blessed. First, I want to
say THANK YOU !! to Becky
Williams for serving as Financial
Secretary for the last 3.5 years, and
Rita Cowen for serving first as
Secretary then as Treasurer for the
past four years. These ladies have
worked very hard at Peace they
stepped in when there were
unexpected vacancies to fill. Many
hours were spent doing the various
tasks involved with these positions.
We will certainly miss both of you.
Gods Blessings to both of you.
We are getting ready to elect our
Council. If there is a position you are
interested in, please add your name to
the list of available positions. We are
looking for a Financial Secretary, a
Treasurer, and Trustees.
. I'm asking everyone at Peace to look
in your hearts. There are so many
behind the scene things that we do at
our Church. I see the same people
working these functions, setting up the
tables and chairs, putting out the place
settings, cooking the food, serving,
cleaning up after these meals, the
church hall has to be taken down. If
you can stay and help please do. To
those of you who are always there I
applaud you. Thank you, Randy
Preim for inquiring about the cleaning
I want to thank all of those who are
Involved with the community meal.
As you all know every third Monday
of the month we are serving a free
meal to anybody in the area looking
for a good home cooked dinner, we all
know that Lutherans are the best
Thank you, Bob Sullivan for heading
up the Toys for Tots again this year.
Don't forget to bring in something for
the underprivileged kids who wouldn't
have a Christmas if it wasn't for
organizations like Toys for Tots and
Churches like ours.
Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas
are right around the corner. Hope to
see everyone at Church. Let’s fill up
the Church. Amen.
PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
August 13, 2018
Present: Garry Kurth, Rita Cowan,
Rebekah Williams, Dennis Witzgall,
Jerry Robertson, Yvonne Conner and
Pastor Terry McKee.
President Garry Kurth called the
meeting to order and Pastor McKee
opened the meeting with prayer.
Correspondence: A thank you card
was received from Romeo Elementary
School expressing appreciation for the
school supplies and backpacks which
Peace supplied for their students. The
card has been posted on the bulletin
board in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor
McKee mentioned that the Yoga class
included their thanks for use of our
facilities when they donated this
Minutes: The minutes of July’s
meeting were accepted as printed.
President’s Comments: Garry Kurth
informed the Council that because
Rita Cowan will be stepping aside as
Treasurer at the end of this year with
one year remaining in her term, there
will be a vacancy to fill for 2019 and it
is hoped whoever accepts appointment
to the position will be willing to be
elected to it for 2020-2021.
Financial Secretary: Becky
Williams provided the Fund Summary
for July and pointed out that the figure
for the SBA Tower Fund is for two
months. We have not received any
monies for paper recycling for the
year 2018 to date. The check we
received in April was for the last
quarter of 2017. These monies are
designated for Toys for Tots. The
summary was accepted as presented.
Treasurer: Rita Cowan provided the
Treasurer’s report for July. It was
accepted as presented.
Trustees: There was no report from
the Trustees. Pastor McKee
mentioned that the air conditioning in
the large classroom is not cooling and
he will call Dunnellon Air & Heat to
schedule repair. We are waiting for a
part to complete the repair of a lawn
Scrip: There was no report on the
balance of the Scrip account. Barbara
Miesen will be resigning as the
facilitator at the end of this year and
the position will be open.
Elders: The Elders have divided
responsibility for the membership
between themselves. They are
encouraging Pastor McKee to take
vacation time. If no retired pastor is
available to preach and consecrate the
communion elements, there will be
Lay Sundays during Pastor’s absences,
a member of the congregation will
read a prepared sermon and
there will be no communion. Pastor
said there are several retired LCMS
pastors in the area, however, most no
longer wish to provide pulpit supply.
Pastor: Pastor McKee reported that
Bobby Boggess has requested a
peaceful release from membership for
himself and his young daughter Emily.
Motion was made by Jerry Robertson,
seconded by Dennis Witzgall, and
unanimously approved to grant this
Motion was made by Jerry Robertson,
seconded by Dennis Witzgall, and
unanimously approved to officially
receive into membership, with
ratification of this action at the next
Voters’ Assembly meeting, the
following individuals: Charles
Beyerlein, Mona Bermudez, Korene
Clemings, James and Jean Crapps, Bill
and Linda Neblock, Donna Race and
Pastor will be attending a conference
August 24-26. He will also attend the
circuit forum September 19 in
preparation for the next Synodical
Convention to be held in Tampa.
Monthly Community Meal: As a
follow-up to the Council’s approval