Ways to Connect at Peace

There are many ways to get connected within the congregation and in the community.

Sundays In July

Sunday, July 7 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1–14, Psalm 30,
and Luke 10:1–11, 16–20
Sermon: “Surprising Prophets”
This morning we will celebrate communion at both of our services. Special music by Gudrun Witrak and Jan MacDonald at both services.

Sunday, July 14 – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture: Luke 10: 25–37 and Psalm 82
Sermon: “Caring Neighbors”
Special music by Jim Pospisil and Eli Bissonett at the 10:30 service.

Sunday, July 21 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture: Psalm 52 and Luke 10:38–42
Sermon: “Word and Work”
At the 10:30 service we will celebrate the baptism of Sawyer Waldoch. Special music will be provided by Tyler Stark.

Sunday, July 28 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture:  Psalm 138 and Luke 11:1–13
Rev. Sara Olson Dean will be our preacher this morning as Pastor Kathy will be on the youth work trip to Denver.
Special music by Susan Larson Kidd and Cathy Ameel at both services.

PALS (Peace Adults Learning and Socializing) Picnic – July 25

The annual PALS picnic and planning meeting will be held at the Goese home (4730 London Road) on Thursday, July 25 beginning at 6 PM.  Brats and their fixings will be supplied.  Please bring a dish to share, your own beverage and a lawn chair.

Bring your event ideas for the coming year.  If you cannot attend, email your ideas to Dick or Linda at goese@chartermi.net. Please RSVP indicating your intention to attend (goese@chartermi.net) so we are sure to have enough brats!


Peace Church Camp-out Friday August 16

Peace Church Camp Out Friday, August 16 at the home of Ann Carlander and Burnell Peterson
Ann and Burnell have graciously invited Peace people for an evening/overnight on their land near Wrenshall. There is lots of room to pitch tents and enjoy their beautiful property while having a campfire for roasting hotdogs and a potluck supper. They have trails, a pond, and a sauna.

Sign up in the narthex.  Contact Kelli at kelli@peaceucc.org or (218) 724-3637 for more information.



Lent, Holy Week, and Easter at Peace Church

Easter LiliesLenten Vespers – 7:00 pm – Every Wednesday in Lent

Prayers Around the Cross will be held each Wednesday during Lent in the Sanctuary. This meditative worship includes quiet singing, silence, prayer and the lighting of candles. Take time each week for worship as we journey toward Easter. This service will begin on March 13 and continue each Wednesday until Easter.

Maundy Thursday, April 18
7pm at Peace Church

This service includes a symbolic foot or hand washing, a dramatic reading ,and the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Join us as we remember the final meal Jesus shared and continues to share with his disciples. Special music by the choir and Emily Ramsey on violin.

Joint Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Friday, April 19 at 7pm
at Pilgrim Congregational Church

The choirs of Pilgrim Congregational, Glen Avon Presbyterian, and Peace UCC will join their voices together in song, and we will worship together as we listen to the Passion Narrative. The offering will go to the work of Chum.

Holy Saturday Vigil, April 20
6pm at the Tot Lot
(12th St. & Minnesota Ave. on the lake side of Park Point)

Gather on the shore of Lake Superior for a fire, singing, scripture and readings that use the elements to tell the story of God’s ongoing work of salvation for all creation. Service will include communion and the tossing of stones into the lake as part of our time of confession. After the service we will roast marshmallows for s’mores. Children are welcome!

Easter Sunday, April 21

8:30am Worship led by our Youth

This service will include a youth drama, communion, and lots of special music by our youth.

9:30-10:30am Easter Breakfast
Fundraiser by Our Youth

Proceeds will go to the Summer Work Camp in Denver. Join us for egg dish, bagels, fruit, coffee and juice.

10:00am Easter Egg Hunt for kids in Fellowship Hall

10:30am Traditional Easter Service

This service will include Choir Anthems, Children’s Choir, sermon by Rev. Sara Olson Dean, and brass accompaniment on hymns and anthems.

Lenten Practice – Digging Deeper into Racial Justice

Me and White SupremacyOpen to all in the community who want to join in this individual reflection work, Peace Church is participating in a lenten practice designed by a Layla Saad, a Black woman, specifically for liberal and progressive white and multiracial folks who hold white skin privilege. It’s called the Me and White Supremacy workbook and is a 28 day practice of journaling intended as a reflection tool to go deeper into honesty around whiteness and pushes those of us with white skin privilege to do our own deep, internal work. We started this workbook together on Tuesday, March 19th and plan to finish on Monday, April 15th (but you can also work at your own pace and timeline).

Here is the link to download the book–please read all the instructions before starting this: https://www.meandwhitesupremacybook.com.

Women’s Retreat – April 26-April 27, 2019

Women’s Retreat – Woven Together – Friday April 26 – Saturday, April 27

We will go back to Eagle Lodge at Clearwater Forest Presbyterian Church Camp near Deerwood. We start with dinner on Friday night and go through mid-afternoon on Saturday. Ann Carlander, an artist and weaver, will help us create on her amazing looms. We will talk about the way God our weaver has helped us in the creation of our lives. Let Kathy know if you’d like to help with the planning of the retreat. Cost will be $45 with scholarships available. Sign up at church outside the office.

Group at Women's Retreat

Annual Peace Artist’s Cabaret – January 26, 2019

Please join us at 7pm in the Peace Church Sanctuary for the 2019 Peace Cabaret! Several exciting acts will perform, including soprano Jennifer Campbell, violinist Eli Bissonett, composer/pianist Wendy Durrwachter, Peter Farrell, Dave Winchester, Matt Prois, and Frank(Buzz) Munns. Treats provided by the food and fellowship committee. $10 suggested donation – all proceeds will go to the Gregg Nugent Youth Scholarship fund.