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

Easter Lilies

Deadline: Tuesday March 28th
Now available for you to pre-order for dedications and to beautify the Sanctuary for Easter! They are $8 apiece. Please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside Pastors Office or contact the church office via phone or at picchurchoffice@gmail.com to place your order.



Lenten Seder Meal

Wednesday March 29th @ 7:00pm
Rabbi Ted Simmons will be leading us in this historical and spiritual remembrance of the Passover. Please plan to attend this important remembrance of our Christian history.



Mid-Week Lenten Meals and Services

Wednesdays During Lent
Soup and bread suppers will precede mid-week Wednesday Lenten worship services. Lenten meals begin at 6:00pm and worship at 7:00pm.



Church Work Day

April 1st: 9:00am-12:00pm
We will be working on exterior items as well as some items that need tending on the inside of our building. Please contact Dave Hofflinger with any questions.



2017 LWML Spring Rally/Christian Life Event

Saturday, April 1st
Event will occur from 9:00AM - 3:00PM at the Lutheran Church of St. Andrew located at 15300 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20905.
Registration Cost: $15.00
The program will be led by out Christian Growth chairman Sandra Poyner and Sheila Langston. Both of these women are gifted leaders. Zone officers will be installed and we will hear from a Chesapeake District representative. For more information regarding this event please contact Michelle Baugham, LWML Potomac Zone Co-Chair.



Annual Easter Egg Challenge

April 8th 10am-12:30pm
Easter is right around the corner and that means it's time to plan for this year's Easter Egg Challenge. Please join us in this great opportunity to connect with the community. There are several ways you can help.

  1. Donate candy: We will need small candies to put into eggs
  2. Donate prizes: nothing fancy- just a little something.
  3. MOST IMPORTANLLY: Donate your time. This can't happen unless we have many hands! Please consider volunteering to run a station on April 8th. If you aren't available then, we will still need people to help set up the night before!
Contact Joanne Geck or Amy Graunke if you can lend a hand!



Picture Book Stories

Stories about Jesus’ final week and Easter may be found in the Basket at the back of the Sanctuary. The books in the Sanctuary Picture Book Collection Basket may be read in the Sanctuary during Worship Service. When these books are returned to the Church Library at the end of April, they may be borrowed by children to read at home. If you have any questions contact Marilyn Georg.



Woodsboro Seniors Fellowship

April 30th at 1:00pm
For several years we have provided a meal & visited the Bell Court Senior Community. There are 28 homes and a small community center in the development. Come ready to sing and visit! The community is about 15min from church. Carpooling will be available as well as printed directions. Children are very welcome! After the fellowship we will deliver meals to those who couldn't make it to the Senior Center. We are also asking for donations so we can also give each of them a gift card. Last year we raised $1,120.00 so that each one could have a $40.00 gift card. If you have any questions please contact Gwen Nolte. You can give Gwen your donation or put in the offering plate marked Woodsboro Seniors.



Frederick Emergency Family Shelter

May 20-26
PIC will be hosting families through the Frederick Emergency Family Shelter coordinated by the Religious Coalition on May 20-26. 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!



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

Sunday Volunteers Needed

to establish four "counting teams". These teams will be made up of two non-related members who will, after service, count the offerings, record necessary information for posting, prepare the weekly deposit and drop off at the night deposit at the Walkersville BB&T branch. Time required will be approximately 45 minutes. Training will be provided and a rotating schedule will be established depending on the number of volunteers. If interested in this vital volunteer opportunity, please contact Susan Riddles, financial secretary:


Saturday Worship Service

We have a new worship service in the Sanctuary on Saturday’s at 5:00pm. It is an informal gathering with emphasis on teaching, discipleship and reaching those seeking the Good News of Jesus Christ. Those of us who are unable to attend Sunday morning worship are also welcome. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Richard Cox, John Jakupciak, or Pastor Dave. Please keep this effort in your prayers and prayerfully consider how you can use your talents to serve our Lord in this ministry.


Rescue Mission Donations needed

Support the Rescue Mission's free shower program: 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.


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!