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Peace Lutheran Church (ELCA)

830 North Cochran

Charlotte, MI 48813

517-543-1503

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Sunday worship: 9:30 am

Sunday School during worship time

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Tuesday, March 09, 2021

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Our Mission Statement:  Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength and with all your mind; and love your neighbor as yourself.  -- Luke 10:27

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Pastor Neil

From your Pastor’s Desk…        March 2021

It’s time to get back to basics, to talk about the times we live in, and the ever-changing landscape of our culture. The last few years have brought to the forefront once again divisiveness and distrust into our lives through the landscape of our nation’s political circus, through the multi-belief systems of our media, and through the fear and anxiety of the COVID pandemic. I have been asked by some to voice my opinion, to speak out on topics related to all of this, and to calm the fears felt by so many. But I am only one person with one voice. Time has come for all to collectively speak out against the injustices that are rampant in our country, but do so with kindness, respect, and love. So how – how can we do this? What can we do that will have any kind of lasting impact on this?

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We are now worshipping in person!

We ask that you wear a mask.

  Social distancing will also be observed.

Our service is also on Facebook Live 

Call the church office at 517-543-1503 with questions.

Mid-week Lenten Services

Wednesdays at 7:00

In Person or Facebook Live

Click below for the Bulletin for Wednesday March 3, 2021

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Here is the Facebook Live video of March 3, 2021

 

 

Opportunities for Service

Weekly Announcements

Here are the Announcements for Sunday, March 7, 2021 

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Click below to see the bulletin for Sunday March 7, 2021

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Facebook Live video

Click the link below to see the Facebook Live video of our worship service of February 28, 2021

Facebook Live video of the worship service on February 28, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pastor Neil Brady

Here at Peace, we gather weekly to proclaim the Risen Christ, to hear the Word of God, and to enrich one another’s lives simply through our presence at worship – either in-person or virtual. We continue to witness Christ’s love through our ministries and outreach. We remain committed to caring for one another and to praying for one another; we remain committed to the words of our congregation’s mission statement:

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,

and with all your strength and with all your mind;

and love your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27)

And we have to hold on to our faith – for this is the guiding force that will hold us up even in the darkest times.

First and foremost, we are children of God, called by our Creator Father to welcome the stranger – those who may not look like us or live like us; welcome the outcast – those who say and do things we do not agree with; welcome the lonely – those who remain on the sidelines waiting for an invitation.

Accept the reality that we have not be called to judge others, but rather we are called to love one another as Christ himself loves us. I realize we may grow weary of hearing this but it’s important to make this the focus, the center of our being. Leading by example is the best tool to teach and to welcome others.

Invest the time needed for your spiritual side – the relationship you have with God, with Christ Jesus. Be active in your listening as the Holy Spirit works within you to be the person God has called you to be.

Trust in the cross of forgiveness and the promise of the empty tomb. It is our saving grace that we are loved by a creator who sees us truly for who we are, and through His Son we are made whole with each new dawn. Proclaim this…speak this…and give thanks.

Hold on to your faith. I believe our faith is like a never-ending roller coaster ride – filled with excitement and exhilaration, as well as fear and anxiety. We all experience this ride throughout our lives – reminding us our journey does not end until God says it does. Look to your left; look to your right – and see. Jesus is sitting next to you.

Our Lenten journey is more than fasting, more than repenting, more than asking for forgiveness. It is about self-renewal; it is about self-reflection; it is about self-forgiveness. It is a time to re-examine our hearts for what is truly important to us, and for us.   It is the time to re-evaluate our relations – with others and with God.

At the beginning of this letter, I stated it’s time to get back to basics, to talk about the times we live in, and the ever-changing landscape of our culture. And this is so true! So let’s do it. Before we can do for others; before we can make any kind of lasting impact…we must realize we are children of God. Return to your faith – ask the tough questions, listen for the voice of God, and be kind to yourself. This is how we can begin to address the injustices of our culture.

God’s Blessings and Peace

 

Pastor Neil