Operation Christmas Child – Shoebox Packing November 4
Each year Peace Lutheran prepares hundreds of shoe boxes in partnership with Samaritan’s Purse. Boxes are filled with hygiene items (toothbrushes & toothpaste, bar soap, comps, washcloths), school supplies (pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, coloring books), accessories (t-shirts, socks, hair clips, flashlights), small toys (yo-yos, jump ropes, toy cars), and prayers for boys and girls ages 2-14.
With the help of some who attended the Thanksgiving Feast, 123 boxes were packed Donations of $ 277 also collected will help send these boxes to the distribution centers and then to the children across the world!
Samaritan’s Purse adds a New Testament Bible and a Bible story book printed in the language of the area as well as an invitation to the children to attend a Bible class series, bringing the Gospel to many children.
Peggy Watkins and Laurie Diver have been meeting at the church at 11:30 AM to pray for for our community and our nation. Please come join them or commit to having your own prayer time. Jesus says, “For where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I among them.” (Matthew 18:20) Prayer does indeed change things.
Each year we sponsor the fall Pumpkin Patch for school-aged children. Between 500-1000 children attend. They enjoy story time, visit Imagination Hill, and get to take home a pumpkin. If you’d like to learn more, please contact our church office.
Community Benefit Thrift Sale
Our Annual Benefit Thrift Sale occurs each year during August. This year we raised over $600 for CASA – Coconino Court Appointed Special Advocates.
Valentines Dance & Social 2018
Our 3rd Annual Thrivent sponsored Valentines Dance & Social on February 9th was a great success. Between the silent auction and ticket sales we raised $900 for the hurricane victims of Puerto Rico.
Eddie Miller was in top form that night, breaking out the disco lights and playing songs that some of us had never heard before. Couples, families and friends gathered to take fun pictures with a Valentine theme.
Thank you to all who donated to this event, whether it was with your time, your auction items, or your refreshments. This event would not have been successful without you, and all who attended.
Mark your calendars for next year’s dance, which should be held on Friday, February 8th.
Adopt A Family for Christmas
Last Christmas we adopted a local family – a Grandmother raising three grandsons (12, 16, and 23 years old) – for Christmas.
We also collected Christmas cards and stamps to donate to the Coconino County Jail to help keep families in touch during the Christmas season.
Support for Full Circle Charities People’s Pantry
Last November we collected items to help support the People’s Pantry in Flagstaff. It was a great way to help people in our community.
Raising Funds for Disaster Relief
On Sunday September 24, 2017, we had THRIVENT event to raise funds for LCMS Disaster Relief Hurricane Victims. We raised $842 selling sandwiches donated by Aspen Deli And bread from Wildflower. With the Thrivent Matching Funds we are able to send to LCMS $1692
Pumpkin Patch helps Wildfire Victims in Santa Rosa
Our annual Pumpkin Patch and Craft Fair resulted in connecting with over 350 children and parents. Proceeds from the events of the day were $628 which were donated to California Wildfire victims.
An additional special offering was collected bringing the total donation to $1272. Thank you to everyone!
A Thrivent Action sponsored event to benefit women at Hope Cottage occurred on October 28, 2107. Approximately 75 welcome kits for the incoming women of Hope Cottage. Special bags were packed with a bible, hygiene items, combs and brushes, a pair of socks, prayer gift box, pen and paper. Please continue to save the small unopened hotel size shampoos, lotions and the like for next year.
Have you ever had family, friends, or yourself suffer from illness or fall victim to an accident? Did a personal relationship cause heartache or did a tragedy befall you or someone you know? Are you concerned for someone overseas? Do you want to share your gratitude for blessings such as a new baby or a new job?
God loves us and wants us to turn to Him in our time of need. He also rejoices when we rejoice and give Him praise and thanks. Having others pray with, and/or for you, is another way to open our hearts and minds to dialogue with our Lord.
Peace Lutheran Church has a group of dedicated and loving people who care about you and yours and will accept prayer requests anytime. If you have a prayer request or if you would like to become a part of this Prayer Chain Ministry, please contact our Prayer Chain Chair.
Lutheran Indian Ministries Advent and Lenten devotions can be downloaded at LutheranIndianMinistries.org/devotions
Jail Outreach & Support Groups
Members of our congregation join with others in holding bible studies for women incarcerated at the Coconino County Detention Facility every Sunday afternoon from 1:00-2:00 pm.
We also work with several support groups in providing them with a safe space to hold their meetings.