In addition to our in-person worship, our service will be live-streamed here at 11:00AM, or anytime after: https://www.facebook.com/peacelutherancolfax/. Even if you do not have a personal Facebook account, this link should allow you to join in and watch from our public page.
At this time masks are optional.
The bulletin for this week can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kxjkWcWLF5Y0zfUo90uMGwOvC8f-vPFj/view?usp=drivesdk
Your financial gifts can be received in a number of ways!
In addition to leaving your offering during in-person worship, we also have, Tithe.ly, our online giving platform, which can be found here: https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/1302894
You may also may also drop your office in the mailbox at church or mail it to:
309 N Lake Street, Colfax, WA 99111
Karly Wigen 5/17
Liam Nelson 5/18
Vic Roberts 5/20
Milt Klettke 5/24
Sten Larkin 5/26
REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS
Milt Klettke, Lyndell Repp, Dave Repp, Katie Schmick, Tim Silvernale (Mary Cocking’s brother), Jim Repp, and Joann Wood.
The Annual Meeting will be this Sunday, May 22nd, following worship. Please come join us to hear about the good work of the church!
The child care conversation continues forward here at Peace. As many of you know, the architect is hard at work and a report is expected by the end of June. In the meantime, we continue to meet with community partners, look logistically at nonprofit status, dive into cash flow projections and business plans as well as look at staffing and procedures. If you have any questions about child care, or any expertise in the areas listed above, please come talk to Pastor Ian, Erik or Kristi. These are exciting times!
Special invitation to Difficult Conversations! Our group has been working our way through the ELCA Social Statement on Criminal Justice! Our final session of this study is on June 5th after worship. During our previous session we brainstormed ways that we, as Peace Lutheran, could become more involved in this broken system. We thought of assets that we possess as a congregation that would help us in this endeavor. We thought of those ways that we are already involved and how we might do them better! Whether it is at the schools, in the jail or offering support in our own space, we know we can do more! Are you called to join this effort? Do you have ideas? Even if you have never joined Difficult Conversations before, please do so for this important meeting! We would love to find avenues of passion and see where the Spirit may be leading us. Questions? Talk to Pastor Ian. Hope to see you there!
I’ve been having some trouble uploading photos to this website, so for now the best way to see pics of our recent “doings” here at Peace is to check out our Facebook page. It is a public page so you do not need to belong to Facebook to see our posts. https://www.facebook.com/peacelutherancolfax/
My apologies for this inconvenience... Your friendly Peace webmaster.
Peace youth and their parents prepared and served breakfast prior to our Easter worship service.
In a return to tradition, the high school youth led our Easter worship service.
Brant Van Tine, son of John and Jaime, was baptized into the family of God.
Peace and Selbu confirmation kids spent the weekend of 22-24 April at Camp Shoshone exploring their faith and their confidence and their appreciation of nature.
Like all of you, we are watching the crisis in Ukraine unfold in shock and horror, and our hearts break for the lives lost and the countless families that have been forced to flee their homes. Our prayers are with the people of Ukraine and all of those in harm’s way in Eastern Europe.
Already, more than 2 million refugees have escaped to neighboring countries—half of whom are children. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is closely monitoring the situation and stands in solidarity with our Ukrainian neighbors. We are dedicated to supporting Ukrainian refugees and immigrants however possible, in keeping with our long history of supporting refugees from Eastern Europe and around the world.
Over the last decade, we've resettled nearly a quarter of all Ukrainian refugees who have been welcomed into the U.S. Since the invasion, we have seen flight cancellations and other disruptions to resettlement. As the situation escalates, these disruptions will likely continue and neighboring countries in Eastern Europe will need support as they work to provide safety for our at-risk Ukrainian neighbors.
How You Can HelpUkrainian families need our help. We invite you to join us in making a difference today through prayer, education, advocacy, and financial support.
🌻Pray We invite you to join us in a special 5-day guided prayer and meditation series for peace in Ukraine. For more, visit our Ukraine Action Center for Christian and interfaith prayers for the people of Ukraine. https://lirsconnect.org/download/get_involved/action_center/detention_docs/solidarity_with_ukraine/solidarity_with_ukrainepdf;v1?attachment=1
🌻Advocate Join us in calling on the US government to support Ukrainians here and abroad with humanitarian assistance and other protections. Make your voice heard.
🌻Donate LIRS stands committed to providing the absolute best care to refugees and immigrants who arrive in the United States, and we are working hard to bolster the refugee resettlement program to welcome more new Americans. To make a gift that will impact the lives of those we are serving domestically, visit lirs.org/give.
If you are looking to support local efforts in Europe, we encourage you to visit Charity Navigator’s list of highly rated organizations working in the region to assist Ukrainian refugees.
🌻Teach We cannot allow this crisis to fade from society’s view. We encourage you to share the news of what’s happening to our neighbors with your friends and networks.
In the past week, I was invited to discuss the crisis and the response of the U.S. resettlement system with several national media outlets. I encourage you to learn more from MSNBC, NPR's Here and Now, and Roll Call.
🌻Stay in Touch
More information about the crisis and how you can help can be found at lirs.org/ukraine. We invite you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest, and we will continue to update our network as we receive more information.
Thank you for your compassion and commitment to welcoming our immigrant and refugee neighbors. You make the work of LIRS possible.
Peace Lutheran is excited to announce that we are in the process of hiring a director of Faith Formation for a minimum of the next three years!
if you are interested, or know someone who might be interested, please use the button below to open and/or download the document containing the job description and other pertinent information about the position of our Director of Faith Formation.
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