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Peace Update, Fourth Sunday of Easter

In Worship this Week
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Liturgical Color: White
Acts 4:5-12
Psalm 23
1 John 3:16-24
John 10:11-18

There will be a congregational meeting this Sunday, April 29, immediately following worship.  The purpose of this meeting is to present a budget update.  All members are encouraged to attend! If you have not received the letter outlining the items that will be considered, and plan to attend this meeting, please contact Pastor Aimee at pastoraimee@gmail.com.

Christian Education
We will continue with our discussion of  the book Life Together, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran pastor in Germany during the Nazi era, and participated in the resistance against the regime. He was particularly known as a founder of the Confessing Church, an illegal Protestant body that broke away from the state church when it was taken over by Nazism. He was executed by the Nazis in 1945, just two weeks before American troops liberated the concentration camp in which he was held. Bonhoeffer wrote the book Life Together for the communities of that church, and particularly for their seminaries. Copies of the book can be purchased for less than $10 at Amazon.com and most other bookstores. Links to a couple of sites where it is available:
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Together-Classic-Exploration-Community/dp/0060608528/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2
http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=bonhoeffer&sts=t&tn=life+together&x=0&y=0
http://store.augsburgfortress.org/store/product/15/Life-Together-The-Classic-Exploration-of-Faith-in-Community

In Worship next Week
Peace will join St. Peter’s UCC for a joint service worship. We will gather at Peace at 9 a.m. for a brief prayer service and communion, then divide up for various service projects around town. These will include working to remove invasive honeysuckle bushes down on the riverfront trail, planting fruit trees, and packing up youth kits for teens in the foster care system. There will be projects available for people of all ages and abilities. If you have ideas for projects that might be added to the list, please notify Pr. Aimee. Afterwards, we will gather at St. Peter’s for fellowship over a picnic luncheon. Come for worship and select your project that day. No need to sign up!

New Website! We have a new website, which is now up and running, and will be updated with fresh content on a regular basis. Pastor Aimee has started blogging there, and is now posting sermons there weekly, as well as an archive of selected past sermons. You are invited to sign up to have an email sent to you with all of the updates, automatically! Eventually, this will replace the Friday Update emails, and you will be able to find the latest information on what’s happening at Peace, all in one easy-to-use place. The address hasn’t changed, it is still at peacebewithyou.org.

Pr. Aimee will be away at a Synod retreat for first call pastors from Tuesday through Thursday of this week. If you need emergency pastoral care, please contact Lee Lapointe or Maria Brady-Smith.

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