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

Youth Gathering

October 20
Join the youth for a gathering at Summer's Farm. There will be all sorts of fall activities. We will meet at Summer's Farm at 7:30pm. See you there!

PIC T-shirts

There are a few T shirts left from the picnic for those that are interested. The cost is $15. We have at least 1 of each size from M to 2XL. Contact Amy Graunke if you'd like one. (cash only please)

Christmas Gift Catalogs

October 22
Concordia Publishing House Catalogs will be available for you to pick up in the Narthex. Due to family commitments, Church Librarian Marilyn will not be able to coordinate the Christmas Catalog orders for the Congregation during November.

All Saints Day Remembrance

November 5th
During the church service we will be remembering loved ones who have been called to be with our Lord over the past year. Please e-mail Carl Tepper at no later than October 29th with the name, photo, and date of passing if you would like your loved one included in our All Saints Day remembrance.

Emergency Family Shelter

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!

Christmas Poinsettias

November 12
Purchase a poinsettia to grace the chancel during Christmas week! Cost per plant is $7.00. Place your order by signing up on the church bulletin board or email the church office at

Mid Week Parenting Bible Study

November 15
We will be starting a mid-week parenting bible study. We will be guided by "Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood" by Melissa Kruger but it pertains to father's just as much. There are also good tidbits for teenage parents. No need to purchase the book as we will be discussing together. The idea is to be able to provide childcare but we will need to know who is interested and what days would be best in order to schedule a weekly time. Please contact Amy Graunke by November 15th if you are interested in joining along with days of the week that work best for your family.

Ongoing Ministries

Ushering Opportunity

Ushers, please inform Matt F. which services you will be attending so he can create a new schedule for the two services. Also, if there is anyone not on the list interested in being an Usher please contact him.

Teaching Sunday School

Want to lend your talents to this ministry? Contact Mary Krc for more information on how YOU can get involved!

Rescue Mission Donations needed

Please continue to drop off shower items in the blue basin on the top shelf by the church entrance. Help!! Make a difference.
Items needed

  • soap
  • deodorant
  • shampoo
  • lotion

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 or speak to Doris Ochs.

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:

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.

Sunday Counting Volunteers Needed

Additional Volunteers are 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: or 717-575-4081.

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

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 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!