Peace in Christ
Lutheran Church

Ministry Opportunities

Bible Studies

Please see our Education page for a list of our regular meetings and bible studies!



Time Sensitive Events

SOWAC

July 10-14 11:15am-1:00pm
Peace in Christ will be hosting the lunch program at Discovery HOA Park July 10-14. This is part of the SOWAC (Summer Outreach Walkersville Area Churches). We will need four volunteers a day from 11:15-1:00, Monday through Friday. The lunches are provided. We will be distributing the lunches to the participants and engaging them in a variety of activities. Those activities are up to us.
The program was created to help feed the school age children (18 and under) lunches during the summer when school is out. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to engage in our community and share some love with our neighbors. Please help us make this a successful and fun time. There will be a sign up sheet available for those who are willing to volunteer.



Tending the Flame Conference

August 4 & 5
Join the Southeastern District for their Summer Outreach Conference. More information can be found in the church newsletter.



Upcoming Training for Potential ESL Teachers

August 4-5 & September 8-9
There are two training sessions coming up for anyone interested. They will take place Friday evening and all day on Saturday. You are welcome to contact the people directly for information or let Jean Samuel know and she’ll forward the forms to you when they’re received. As far as we know, the training is $50, which you can pay up front and receive reimbursement if you desire or request payment in ad-vance from our Treasurer and she’ll forward the check. Please let Jean Samuel know if you’re interested in attending either training.
Visit the ESL website for more information at https://pcamna.org/esl-ministries/ . You can watch a video and search the website for other pertinent information.



Emergency Family Shelter

August 19-25
November 4-10
PIC will be hosting families through the Frederick Emergency Family Shelter coordinated by the Religious Coalition. We will need lots of volunteers! There are many ways to be involved – setting up or packing out on Saturday mornings, volunteering to help serve meals and interact with the children in the evenings, spending the night, and donating snacks and/or meals. Sign-ups will be available online thru the Sign-Up Genius web site. If you have any questions or need more information contact the church office or speak with Pastor Dave. Thank you!



Rally Day & Church Picnic

September 10th
Join us to welcome the school year back with Sunday School classes and the Church Picnic at Heritage Park!



500th Anniversary of the Reformation Tour

October
Rev. Bryan Drebes, our pastor’s former seminary classmate and pastor of Pacific Hills Lutheran Church in Omaha, will be leading a tour to Germany over the celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The tour will depart on October 24, 2017 and will return on November 4, 2017. You may request a brochure from Pastor Drebes and should direct all questions to him as well. He can be contacted via e-mail at bryandrebes@pacifichillslutheran.org or on the telephone at 402-391-9625.



Ongoing Ministries

Worship Training Room for Small Children

Parents and their children, under six years of age, who may need attention during the worship service, we offer the Together With Jesus Room which is found through the narthex, down the hall, second door on your right. Available will be Jesus-focused books and toys, a restroom and changing table, and space for nursing mothers. Live Streaming of the Worship Service is offered to allow families to continue to participate in worship.


Rescue Mission Donations needed

Please continue to drop off soap, deodorant, shampoo, and lotion for males and females in the blue basin on the top shelf by the church entrance. Help!! Make a difference.


Glade Valley Food Bank

Don't forget Food Bank donations...... Please note that they are no longer in need of empty egg cartons.


Meals On Wheels

Make the difference in the life of an older adult in our community. Meals on Wheels is actively looking for regular and substitute drivers to assist with our meal delivery program 11:00AM-1:00PM Monday thru Friday. Commit to one day a week, bi-weekly or on an “as needed” basis according to your schedule. For more information please contact Karen Saul - Volunteer Coordinator at 301-600-6008, email at ksaul@frederickcountymd.gov or speak to Doris Ochs.
Website: www.frederickcountymd.gov/aging


Partners in Care

Can you spare 2-3 hours to volunteer per week or within a month? An occasional errand around town would make life much easier for members. Our mission is to "Empower older adults to live independently in their homes". Volunteers provide free rides for grocery shopping, medical appointments and other helpful errands.
To volunteer, please call Shannon 301-682-7433 or e-mail: shannonbaskerville@partnersincare.org.


ESL Program

(English as a second language) Assist members of the community as they learn to speak English. Attend the training, have a heart for internationals and desire to share the Gospel through serving others. Each week there is a time for a five-minute devotion and Bible verse, an integral part the ministry. The cost of training is $50. This covers food, the training manual, and copies of various items. Reimbursed is available or contact Gloria J. for a check. If you’re interested in being a part of this new ministry at Peace in Christ, please contact Jean S.


Carpool/Pick-up for Members

Currently 6 people depend on a ride to get to church for worship or fellowship activities. We need additional support for this valuable ministry. Plus you get to know other members of the congregation while sharing great conversation on the way to and from church. Please contact the church office for more information or contact Susan Riddles or Gwen Nolte.


Altar Flowers

2017 Altar Flower Sign Up Sheet is Posted Please consider remembering a special day, honor or remembering someone special or just to beautify the sanctuary! One vase is $20.00 and two vases are $40.00. Sign Up Sheet is located on the bulletin board outside the Pastor's Office.


Property Talent Opportunities

We have several projects where you can apply your talents and make a difference at PIC. Please contact Dave Hofflinger, Property Chair, if you can provide a few hours of your time for either area.


Prayer Chain

Peace in Christ has a prayer chain coordinated by Gail B. We invite you to send her your prayer requests. They may be for the prayer teams’ eyes only or for publication in the bulletin. The choice belongs to the one requesting the prayer. If you would like to be included in the prayer chain as a prayer warrior then get in touch with Gail. If you have prayers for yourself or someone you know, get in touch with Gail. God will continue to bless us as we seek toserve Him and one another!


Memorial Fund Donation Categories

Interested in making a donation to the PIC Memorial fund? Below are several suggested categories. Please see the Memorial Fund Donation forms on the PIC bulletin board for additional information.

  • Music Ministry: Music, maintenance, repair, equipment etc.
  • His House: Unexpected repairs and additions to God’s house.
  • Altar/Chancel Care: Purchase/repair of paraments, banners etc.
  • Undesignated or Other


Concordia Lay Deacon Program

A collaboration between the (ECCE) Districts of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and Concordia College-New York seeks to train lay leaders for ministries and service in the ECCE district congregations. The CLDP consists of 10 online courses offered through Concordia College-New York taken over two years. In addition, Lay Deacons will complete 200 hours of service under the supervision of their pastor. The Southeastern District is a part of the ECCE Districts are is very pleased to be able to offer this Lay Deacon Program to members of our congregations.


Calling all Cooks

Continues to meet the needs of our congregation. If you know of anyone who is ill, recovering from a recent hospitalization or just needs a little “pick me up/ TLC,” please contact the church office, Cindy Hofflinger or Pastor Weber, for assistance.


Live Broadcast of Sunday Service

A live broadcast of Sunday's service will now be available for viewing to anyone with a computer or smart phone and a connection to the internet. If you can't make it to church on Sunday, consider this as an option to "attend" the service from wherever you happen to be.
Here's how:
From your internet browser (Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer) go to the Peace In Christ homepage at www.peaceinchrist.org. Next, click on the large box that reads "Click here to see our video library of Sermons". Here you will see video recordings of past sermons for you to watch at any time. However, if you connect to this YouTube page between 10:25AM and noon on Sunday, a "LIVE NOW" video will be present for you to click on and watch. How cool is that!
Also, if you are willing to help with this ministry, please contact Peter. It involves little to no time outside of the church service and is a great way for anyone with a busy schedule to be involved!