Yes we are hosting a family again! The week of July 30th to August 5th is our host week. If you know a day or shift that you would like to help with contact Judy Goke 348-9057.I’m proud of the work LCOP does and how compassionately everyone works together on this mission. If this is something you have thought about doing call Judy for more information. We also need more people sign up to serve as Office Angels, at the Day Center for a couple hours on the weekend. Office Angels sometimes have tasks, sometimes play games with kiddos, and sometimes are at the Day Center just to be present (so bring your knitting or book or laptop!).
Big News and Big changes from Uganda. The situation in South Sudan continues to worsen. People are flooding into Uganda due to increased fighting and starvation. Near Moyo, Uganda where our ASAH compound was/is located three to five thousand refugees are crossing the border into Uganda. To avoid any future conflicts and in the quest of getting the best education, ASAH has closed the compound in Moyo and moved all 44 girls down to Zana, Uganda which is a just South of Kampala. This was a 300 mile 14 hour bus ride for the girls.
On my travels I was able to reconnect with Daniel and his family at the Kiryandongo Resettlement camp, which is near the center of the country.
If you want to learn more about my trip and the ASAH program, come to the March 26th Pot Luck and Presentation. For a bonus we will also be showing the short movie (30 minutes) “The Orphans of The Nile”.
Whew!! March and April have flown by at church! These months were full of various activities that coordinated with the Lenten and Easter calendar. The summer mission trip group was busy preparing and serving 5 Lenten soup suppers. Thank you to Dorothy Pulkrabek, Judy Steinhoff, Larry McReynolds and Lois Radloff for assisting with the soup preparation and setup every week! Also, a huge thank you to the mission team: Michael LeGrand, Georgie LeGrand, Vicki Chase, Conner Chase, Anna Chase, Paul Fields, Emily Fields, Mary Jane Stephens, Nick Kroll, Rileigh Fansler, Abby Wackershauser, Maddy Sargent, Kaelin LeMay and Allison Demaree. The suppers are always a welcoming time for fellowship and worship. Through the support of the congregation and the use of a $250 Thrivent Action Team Card to purchase food items, $1,378.16 was collected.The group also sold Butter Braids as a fundraiser and collected a total of $516 to help cover trip expenses. There are some Butter Braids still available for purchase! If interested, please contact the church office. The cost of the braids are $12 each.
From April 12th – April 19th, Remembrance Crosses were displayed in the front yard of the church. The church congregation has been very receptive to this event, and a total of $1124 was raised. The crosses are placed every year during the Easter Season to honor and recognize loved ones who have passed away.
Easter Breakfast was served between the 2 Easter Services and was delicious!! Thank you to Paul and Kristina Fields for continuing to help serve our congregation by undertaking this event! The breakfast raised $410 towards the mission trip.
The final fundraising event for the mission group was hosting the annual rummage sale and brat sale on April 21st and 22nd. The funds were split between the mission group and the church boiler fund. The total funds raised were $2481.74! Thank you to Judy Goke, Lois Radloff, Sylvia Goke, Vicki Chase, Lisa Kuhls, Ann Bonner, Julie Grabandt, Josephine Kischer, Dorothy Pulkrabek, Dorothy Meyers and Anna Mae Kabele ( and all others that helped!) for their help with this event!!
$2800! That’s the amount LCOP received in Thrivent Choice® grant funds in 2016.
We’re saying thank you with a potluck for all Thrivent members and their families. Other church friends are welcome to a end as well.
Date: Sunday, March 5th at 11:45
Did you know?
Thrivent Choice allows eligible members of Thrivent Financial to recommend where some of Thrivent’s charitable out- reach funds go each year. Learn more at Thrivent.com/thriventchoice. Eligible Thrivent members have un l March 31st to designate 2016 Choice funds, if you have not done so yet.
We will also be talking about the Ac on Teams that Thrivent members have. You will learn how easy it is to apply and how much help this can be for our church’s e orts. Contact Tim Zauche if you have ques ons, 608-330-3001.
LENTEN SCHEDULE March 1- Ash Wednesday Service – 7 p.m.
March 8- Lenten Service – 6 p.m. Deborah
Soup Suppers will begin March 8th following the Wednesday Lenten services. This summer’s mission group will be hosting and serving the meals. Please plan on joining us! If you are able to donate some needed food items for the meals, please check the sign up sheets located in the Narthex.
LENTEN SMALL GROUPS
This Lenten season, people are encouraged to be part of a five week small group where people will study Henri Nouwen’s book, “The Wounded Healer” These groups will offer good fellowship and engage good discussion about being a Christian in a world where people suffer. If you would like to be part of a small group, talk to Pastor Pedersen and/or sign-up on the bulletin board in the narthex.
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The Buildings and Grounds Committee has implementing a new process to help us identify building and grounds issues that need our attention. We have developed a form to be completed by anyone who recognizes a problem/concern. The form is available on the church website, or in the church office. Completed forms can be left in the church office in the mailbox of the buildings and grounds committee. The committee will review on a monthly basis. As always if an issue needs immediate attention, i.e major water leak etc, please call a member of the B&G committee immediately. Please complete the form in its entirety including your name and phone number so if we have questions, we have a contact person. We hope this new process, will help improve communications and get issues resolved in a timely manner. We are always looking for others to join our committee. We meet the last Wed of each month at 6pm. Larry Jenny-Chairman, Glenn Korb & Ann Bonner.
There are also forms in the office for Monetary/Memorial Donations and Purchase Requests – please ask Terrie for these forms if you have any of these needs.
The food pantry is located in the lower hallway, here at the Lutheran Church of Peace, and is run by a volunteer board along with volunteers from various churches within the community who distribute food each Thursday.
The food pantry provides supplemental food to low-income families and individuals who live in the Platteville school district and relies on the generous donations from local individuals and businesses.
Please consider picking up a few items for the pantry on your next shopping trip. Canned meats, butter, eggs, cheese are always appreciated in addition to canned fruits, vegetables, cereals, pastas and boxed meals.
Call ahead to make arrangements for refrigerated items (348-3166 during church office hours) or 778-8572 and leave a message. Fresh garden produce is always a blessing.
Need a request to have something done…see a repair that needs fixing…have a suggestion….have a question about anything… Please contact a Council Rep and they will be happy to help you with your issue.
Please go to the left of this page and select “Church Council & Trust Fund Members” to find the contact information for the representative that you would like to speak with.
Circles meet September through June
HANNAH CIRCLE meets the first Wednesday of each month in the House of Peace Community Room at 9:30 am.
RUTH CIRCLE meets the first Wednesday of each month in the church library at 1:30 pm.
DEBORAH CIRCLE meets the first Wednesday of each month in the church library at 7:00 pm.