Emmaus Evening Prayer
Worship and Dinner
The service will be available on YouTube at 5:00 p.m.
Dinner follows the service.
Emmaus style evening prayer takes its name from a story found in Luke 24:13-35 when the risen Christ travels to Emmaus with two unwitting disciples on the day of his resurrection (Sunday). On the road he opens the scriptures to them, causing their hearts to burn within them, and his true identity is finally revealed to them in the breaking of bread at the evening meal. This service uses the liturgy for Holden Evening Prayer. It is intended to be followed by a meal around the dinner table. Consider making your table special by adding a table cloth, using your most festive dinnerware, and/or lighting a candle. Also consider sharing this meal with someone over the phone, especially if you live alone. Watch your email on Sunday afternoon for the link to the YouTube video, or find it online at www.peacelutheranlz.com.
CARE & CONCERN
We pray for one another: We pray for those who need healing, safety and God’s watchful care. This week we pray for Mike Wilms, Sherri Juveland, Lizetta Moore, Kim Wilkinson, Kyle, Gina Nilsen, Laurie G., Jeff Peterson, Chris Mitchell, Don Brown, Douglas Brown, William (Hoyt) Brown, Brian Madsen and Maria Lopez.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
The annual meeting to approve the budget is scheduled for Sunday, January 31 after the 9:00 a.m. worship service and will be held virtually over Zoom.
Sign Ministry: The Outreach Team is looking for someone to take over coordinating the outdoor sign ministry for 2021. This involves coming up with messages for the sign and scheduling the volunteers to change the sign message every two weeks or so. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Sue Koenig.
Quilting: The plans for the mystery quilt are complete. We are thinking summer and the quilt (wall hanging size) will sharpen our appliqué skills. If you would like to join us, please contact Carol Wojnarowski at email@example.com to receive the details.
FAITH FORMATION UPDATES
For Families with Children:
Each Sunday you can access the Children’s Bulletin with activities that enable families to worship together and learn from each week’s Scripture theme. You will find them at the end of your Thursday email for worship.
Join your Sunday School friends on January 17 from 10:00-10:30 as we resume our study of the Lord’s Prayer. Watch your email for a message about picking up materials for those dates. Future Sunday School lessons will take place on the first and third Sundays of the month with a meeting link sent on the Saturday prior to the lesson. Contact Liz (Lhopman@comcast.net) or Natalie (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Adult Forum: will resume on January 17th at 10:00. Please come prepared to discuss the next chapter, “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast”.
The Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study: The women’s Bible study began a new book on January 13th titled “Consider the Women” by Debbie Blue. We will be reading about three matriarchs of the Bible: Hagar, Esther and Mary. Read with us as Debbie Blue looks into the background of these women, how they preserved and showed their faith. We meet via zoom on Wednesday morning at 9 am. For more information you can contact Carol Wojnarowski.
Save the Date for Triple D!: Our popular Confirmation Bible Study, Triple D (donuts, devotions and discussion) will meet again on Sunday, January 24th at 11:30am! All Confirmands are welcome to join for an hour of Bible study, discussion, fun and laughs! In adherence to our state’s COVID guidelines, we will continue to meet via Zoom until further notice.
Youth Group Virtual Escape Room!: We will be doing something a little bit different for Youth Group on Sunday, January 24th at 1pm. We’re going to try to solve a virtual escape room! All are welcome to join us via Zoom for an hour as we “catch up” with each other and try to “escape” the virtual room!
SOCIAL OUTREACH UPDATES
Stop Human Trafficking!: Thank you for all your donations in the past. More donations can be made to my campaign page and they go directly to Dressember - the organization that helps attack human trafficking from every angle. https://dressember2020.funraise.org/fundraiser/claire-trumbull?fbclid=IwAR2PE7SmtpPftMSgYlg_RMPbSjP3aq4NIItLQ1jVH-7i5V2AHVmCjel2iqc
Questions? Contact Claire Tumbull at email@example.com
Adult Mission Trip 2021 Update: We have made plans to go to Omaha Nebraska for our adult mission trip this year. The dates are August 15-21, 2021. This area was hit by devastating flooding in March 2019 when there was rapid snow melt followed by significant rainfall that caused the Missouri River to flood and breach a dam. Because of the pandemic, many people are still waiting for assistance to help rebuild their homes. This trip is open to all adults, 18 years old and older. You do not need to have any special construction skills, just a willingness to serve. We will be working with the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to do our trip safely as we all recover from the covid pandemic. There are only 20 spaces available for our entire group. The cost has not yet been determined but there will be scholarship money available to those who need it. Please let Sue Koenig know if you have any questions or are interested in being a part of this service opportunity.