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SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER


Back by popular demand, Pastor Debbie and a crew of catechism youth will be stirring and flipping and serving pancakes at Peace for Shrove Tuesday!

This free supper, with sausage, fruit and other fixings, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Peace Church. Come grab a plate for this pre-Lenten meal and enjoy each other's company.



LENT BEGINS


The holy season of Lent begins March 1 with Ash Wednesday. Peace will have two prayer services that day with imposition of ashes, at 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

From dust we came, and to dust we shall return.



ELCA BISHOP ON IMMIGRATION


The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has issued a pastoral message addressing President Trump's executive order to restrict entry by refugees and visitors into the United States from seven predominately Muslim countries.

"The Bible calls us to welcome the stranger and treat the sojourner as we would our own citizens. I agree with the importance of keeping our country secure as the administration stated in its executive order last Friday, but I am convinced that temporarily banning vulnerable refugees will not enhance our safety nor does it reflect our values as Christians. Instead, it will cause immediate harm by separating families, disrupting lives, and denying safety and hope to brothers and sisters who are already suffering."

You can read the entire message on the ELCA website. There you also will find links to the church's social statement on immigration and resources to examine issues such as migrant workers, disaster relief, and refugees.

Bishop Eaton, along with Pastor Debbie, also added her signature to the thousands of religious leaders across denominations and faith traditions who signed a letter from the Interfaith Immigration Coalition that urges the Trump administration to heed an "urgent moral responsibility to receive refugees and asylum seekers who are in dire need of safety."

You can read the entire letter on the IMC website.




Our Mission ... Creating Christ-Connected Community

Who's welcome here ... Everyone

Blessing the ground

Peace is an inclusive community open to all regardless of ability, age, church experience, race, creed, gender, cultural background, political bias or sexual orientation. One's presence is all that is needed to participate in the life of Peace.

Who are we ... A Water Family

In the freeing, living waters of baptism, we are joined to Christ and to one another as brothers and sisters called to be servants of God's grace in the world.

The community life of Peace is grounded in worship and dedicated to being active in mission, celebrating, learning, and sharing the love of God in Christ Jesus. Peace is a growing and generous congregation that offers a sense of belonging and friendship filled with a great spirit of cooperation and support.

Established in 1969, Peace is an active member of the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Where are we ... Bowling Green, Ohio

Peace Church is located at 1021 West Wooster Street, near the corner of West Wooster and Martindale, with our south entrance and additional parking at the corner of Pearl and Martindale. Peace is just west of Wood County hospital and next door to the fire station (click here for a map).

Worship ...

stained glass window (© Suncreek UMC) depicting bread and chaliceWorship is primary and central to the community life at Peace. It is a sacred time to connect with God's Spirit and one another. Worship at Peace is casual and uplifting. It celebrates God's love for all and it builds one another up for Christ's sake in the world.

Holy Communion, where bread is broken, wine is poured and the Lord's meal is shared, is celebrated each week at each service. It is open to all. There are no requirements, restrictions or judgement on whether you participate or not!

Everyone is welcome at worship, from the youngest and most energetic to the more slow and steady in pace!

For those who choose, a staffed nursery for the wee ones is available on Sunday mornings at 10:30.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me (419-352-0241 or pastordeb @ peacechurchbg.org). You are welcome here!

Peace,

Pastor Debbie Conklin

Stained glass window image © Suncreek United Methodist Church, used with permission.

This page updated 2/17/2017

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