Prince of Peace Lutheran Churc 1 Prince of Peace Lutheran Church March 2018 Prince of Peace Lutheran
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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
3101 CR 417
P.O. Box 1182
Taylor, Texas 76574
E-mail princeofpeacetaylor @eccwireless.net
Web Site www.princeofpeacetaylor.org
Rev. Kerri M. Veit, Pastor
Cell Phone: 512-595-4316
Rev. Gary Veit Associate Pastor
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ
LCMC Texas District
“Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.”
1 Samuel 7:13
The downward spiral continues. Yet another school shooting has occurred, this time in Florida. Yet another angry young man has taken his feelings out on people in a place he knows he will be successful: school halls. If you get in his way you are shot, whether you were the focus of his intent or not.
Naturally the media has blown up with every- one’s two-cents on the matter. In addition to opinions regarding more gun control laws, words
have been flying with such statements as, “I can’t believe in a God who would let children be killed in school.” One hears this statement frequently when bad things happen. We heard it during wartimes, in the Oklahoma City terrorist bombing, and on 9/11 when America was attacked. And it will continue to be asked. Or one like it. “Where is God?” God is looked at as a far-off being, not involved, not caring, not powerful enough to stop innocent blood from being shed. God is distant and doesn’t care about us at all.
As Christians, we have to be brutally candid in our responses to such view- points. Living in a world that is as beautiful and wondrous as it is, we don’t want to acknowledge it is also fallen. It truly is a savage wilderness under blue skies. And bad things happen to unsuspecting and even faithful people. It’s a world where evil preys on everyone. It’s a world where death can come to people at any age and where weeping and sorrow exist. Try as we might, we are not able to insulate nor isolate ourselves from the dangerous conditions that surround us but we have been fully warned to be on the alert.
The Apostle Peter reminds us that our adversary the devil roams our world like a roaring, devouring lion seeking someone to devour. Satan doesn’t want us to be in God’s Word or to go to church to worship the one who defeated him, Jesus Christ. Nor does Satan want us to confess our sins, ask for mercy and have our sin forgiven. No. Satan will tempt us every way possible to keep us from the table of grace and the cross of life. And Satan happily puts before us people who turn their backs on God when evil makes its presence known; people who say things like “Where is your God?”
Psalms 34:18 says, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” God has not abandoned us or forgotten us. He never will. To those who love him, God says, “Fear not, for I am with you. I will strengthen you, I will help you.” You see God is not absent from our world. He walks with us through the darkest valleys, those places where death’s dark shadows dwell.
As one ponders all the evil in the world we have an assurance that God really does care for us. Not only does He care, but He cares enough to have sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to suffer and die for us. And because of this love and sacri- fice, we are able to be reconciled with God the Father. This doesn’t mean suf- fering will go away. But it does mean that we will be able to spend eternity in a heavenly city that knows no suffering, or violence. This is the hope to which we hold onto as the world continues to spiral downward.
Deus autem nobiscum,
The Council will meet on Monday, March 12, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
The Council is asking the congregation for recommendations for Benevolence donations.
Please contact any member on the Council if you have any preferences.
Also, the Council is sponsoring a Garage Sale & Bake Sale on Saturday, May 5, 1918.
If you would like to contribute and help, let Gem Naivar know.
Memorials & Honorariums
In Memory of Howard Prinz, Jr.: Randall & Deborah Roeglin
In Honor of Alfred Meiske: Charles & Cathy Schroeder
Many thanks go out to Eric Medford for checking and
replacing the air filters in the Fellowship Hall.
Our thanks go out to Steven Patschke for taking care
of some of the electrical work in the church.
Thank you to Raymond and Suzanne Lenz for
replacing the west side corner fencing at the cemetery
after it was destroyed by a cement truck and another
Council Appreciation Dinner
The Council Appreciation Dinner for the outgoing members, Gerald Dietz, Paulette Patschke, and
Raymond Lenz will be held on Thursday, March 1st, at the Thrall Country Diner at 6:30 p.m. All
current council members are also invited to attend.
Saturday, March 24th has been designated as our Spring Work Day to help get
our buildings and grounds in shape for the Easter Season. It will begin with a
lite breakfast at 8:00 a.m. Please bring dust rags, hedge trimmers, rakes, weed
eaters, clippers, etc.—whatever you think will help get the job done.
Everyone’s help will be appreciated.
“One of the greatest gifts a person
can give another is support.”
Lent Season Continues
Mid-week Lenten Services for 2018 will continue to be held every Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m.
through March 21. The theme for this year’s services is “The Sign of Jonah”.
Holy Week Schedule
Holy Week is the last week of the Lenten season and the week before Easter. Congregations all over the country observe the Holy Week as the most sacred week of the year.
Holy Week 2018begins on Palm Sunday, and includes religious holidays Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
Palm Sunday (March 25)
Commemorates Jesus Christ's triumphant entry to Jerusalem. It is marked by the distribution of palm leaves to the assembled worshipers.
Worship Service—9:00 a.m.
Maundy Thursday (March 29) Commemorates the last supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.
Worship Service/Holy Communion—7:00 p.m.
Good Friday (March 30) Commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Cavalry.
Worship Service—7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday (April 1) The feast of resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Worship Service/Holy Communion—9:00 a.m.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Chicken-Fried Steak Dinner By Jody Wolf/Thrall Country Diner
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 3101 CR 417 Taylor, Texas 76574
Serving 11:00 am-1:00 pm $10/plate To Go Only Desserts Available
Get your tickets now from the Ladies of the Church
Suzanne Lenz—512-862-3540 or 512-971-8315
Go by Randig Insurance, 2403 N Main Street, Taylor
Hosted by the WinGS Circle
The WinGS Circle will not
be having it’s Kolache
Sale this year. Instead it
was decided to have a
Dinner on Sunday, March
11. This is a new venture
for the Circle and it is
hoped that everyone will
continue their support and
purchase and/or sell a few
tickets. The goal is to sell
at least 350 tickets.
Desserts will be needed
the day of the dinner. The
proceeds will be used to
continue our support of
the Scholarship Fund and
the Bereavement Fund.
All support is greatly
Church—Barbara Kuhl (352-7957)
Cemetery—Paulette Patschke (365-8421)
Barbara Nygrin (352-6617)