Peace Lutheran Church
1801 Port Malabar Blvd NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905
Reverend David L. Trexler
9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Every Sunday for Children up to 5 years old
You are invited to a....
October 12, 2019
11:00AM - 2:00PM
Where: Peace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
1801 Port Malabar Blvd NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905
Lunch, Dessert and Beverages. There will also be prizes,
50/50 raffle and shopping
For more information, call (321)302-1061
Dear Friends through Christ:
Whether you are a Christian or not, whether you believe in the teachings of Jesus or not, the New Testament has impacted your life and the world you live, whether you like it or not. The Bible is the most frequently purchased, commonly read, passionately believed, and the most misunderstood book in the history of the world. The Christian church has been by far the most powerful and influential institution, not just regarding religion, but also socially, culturally, economically and politically.
Currently there are over 2 billion people who claim to be Christians, and through this institution called the church every phase of life has been affected—Art, Literature, Music, Schools, Hospitals, Democracy, Separation of Church and State to name a few.
With that said, who here would argue that the study of these ancient writings would be in vain? I will go out on a short limb and claim it is the most important book you will ever study! Through the ministry of Peace Lutheran, you are offered a wonderful opportunity to learn about these Christian Writings.
Starting Monday, October 7th at 11AM and 6PM, Peace Lutheran will open up the Bible with an in-depth look at each book of the New Testament—examining the themes and purpose of that particular writing. This one-hour class will continue for about six months. If you must miss a week, I can supply notes for that particular book. Folks “faith seeking understanding” is the most important commitment a child of God can make. To have a greater insight into the inspired Words of our Lord can only lead to a more complete life on this earth and in the future. I hope and pray each of you will consider the investment.
Moving on to a completely different subject. We have done a really nice job in sprucing up the church. Peace Lutheran is reaching out in so many ways. However, we all know that both construction and ministry require funds. Fortunately, our giving has seen an increase and we stayed within our budget for the improvements. Therefore, I started to feel good about the ways things are going.
On vacation, visiting my daughter in New Orleans, I received an email informing that both air-conditioners in the main sanctuary need replacing at the cost of approximately $20,000. Ouch! At first I was angry about the ways things are going, but after a little prayer, I realized that 25-year-old equipment tends to break down. You may be asking, “How do we pay for it?” And that my friends is a good question.
We have the facilities and the ministries to make a difference. We have a core group of people that dedicate their time, talent and treasure. But how do we gather more people to a wonderful worship to hear the Word of God? How do we convince what we are doing is worthwhile? How do we get people to understand the work of Christ Jesus is costly and it will take each and every single one of us for this Lampstand to survive and grow? I’m not sure what else to say, other than we must place trust in the promises of Christ Jesus that through His Name all things are possible. After all, on the bright side, it does mean Peace Lutheran will have a brand span ken new air-conditioner for the future. Yeah! Now all we have to do is pay for it.
We will need to discuss the matter at an upcoming congregation meeting. According to Peace Lutheran constitution, we must have a vote on any expenditure over $5000 and we must give a two Sunday notice. We will need to discuss the matter and vote at an upcoming congregation meeting on Sunday October 13. However, our constitution says nothing about us meeting all together in one service. Therefore on October 13, 2019 Peace Lutheran will hold a congregation meeting to vote on the replacement of the sanctuary air. We will hold this vote with members following the 9AM worship and the 11AM worship.
One last thing before I sign off. November 3rd marks “All-Saints-Day.” On this day we plan on having a joint worship service with “In-Season-Ministry,” and possibly with a startup church from Haiti. Start thinking about who you can invite to this special worship in which we remember all our loved ones who have gone before us. The spirited combined worship will be held at 10AM followed by a potluck with our brothers and sisters in Christ at Peace Place, to celebrate its grand opening. Hope to see everyone there.
In Christian Love,
Pastor David Trexler
The Fall Shepherd's session will be at Riviera United Church of Christ, 416 Riviera Drive, Palm Bay. The Basic Computer class will meet 10AMto 12Noon, Tuesdays, October 1st - November 19th. Thursday classes will meet between 9AM and 1PM, October 3rd - November 21st.
On Thursdays, you will be able to select from the following 50 minute classes: American Mahjongg (a two periodclass), Aerial World Tour, Supreme Court, Writing Your Life, Musical History Tour, U.S. Constitution, TV Nostalgia, Stretching with Val, German Book Group and Revelations.
Tuition is $15.00 per person and you may take as many classes as you want on both days. Pre-registration by mail is required for the Computer and American Mahjongg classes. For all other classes, you may pre-register by mail or at Riviera UCC on the first day of class.
Brochures with class descriptions and registration formas are available in the Narthex and on the Shepherd's Center website: www.shepherdcenterofsb.org. For additional information or questions, speak with Helga Bromm.
As a member congregation of "Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ" (LCMC), we support local, regional, national and global missions directly. Rather than funneling financial, material or volunteer support through a mission organization, we develop a one on one relationship with the missions and ministries we support. In this way, we get to see the needs as well as the resources that we can mutually share.
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