From my first Sunday at Peace some 15 months ago, I knew I had landed in a vibrant, warm and welcoming community of faith, welded together by God’s Spirit and pursuing a shared mission to love, encourage and serve the greater community. There is absolutely something unique, something God-driven and Spirit-infused about this family we call Peace. Back in the 1970’s, our founding mothers and fathers dreamt, planned, fundraised and built this little outpost of God’s Kingdom well, and I have no doubt they would be pleased to know who we’ve become and what we’re about some 50 years later. On the surface, the focus of this capital campaign could seem rather dull. Repairing bricks and air conditioners? Fixing a parking lot? Paying off our mortgage debt? Ho-hum… But our reality cannot be ignored. We are a growing, thriving congregation with an aging facility and infrastructure. Just consider the outreach and ministry that utilizes our facility and parking lot Wednesday night education, Tuesday’s Table, Sunday worship and weekly youth events, Christ Care groups, funerals and weddings, confirmation classes, Sunday School and adult education. And in our mission to serve our community we host a cadre of groups including AA, Scouts, Red Cross Blood Drives and the Coffee House Fiddlers, just to name a few. For SO many who are both inside and outside our community, Peace has and continues to offer a sweet welcome and the Good News of our gracious God. In the spirit of our ‘70s beginnings, we are most certainly “stellar” in our ministry, “far out” in our mission, and for these last 50 years, Peace has definitely been…“the bomb!” Now it’s our turn to invest in the future. Please join us in this effort that, TOGETHER, we can make these repairs, implement these important improvements and reflect the spirit of our founding parents. May this little outpost of God’s Kingdom called Peace continue to keep all these God-given “good vibes” going for generations to come.
Pastor Todd Mattson
Prayerfully consider your support for the day-to-day, year-round ministry of Peace Lutheran Church. Though this campaign is not inviting you to make a specific pledge for your regular offerings, the congregation depends on your continued and even increased unrestricted gifts. For more information on how you can set up an automated, recurring gift for your regular offerings, contact the church office.
Consider what you are able to give, over and above your regular offerings, over the next three years. The following table illustrates the estimated number of gifts at various amounts that are needed in order to exceed our $750,000 minimum goal and reach our $950,000 challenge goal.
Determine the best way for you to make your best gift.
Share your commitment in writing on a campaign intention form. Mail or bring it to worship on or before Commitment Sunday, November 20, 2022.
Download your campaign intention form. Mail or bring it to worship on or before Commitment Sunday, November 20, 2022.
Have you remembered Peace Lutheran Church in your will?
Many people include Peace in their estate plans because they care deeply about this ministry that has been so important to them and their family. When you update your will, trust, or asset beneficiaries, please consider including a gift for this family in Christ that is so important to you.
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