Attention grade school kids (& families), you are invited to our new "Faith & Fun Fridays" starting on September 27th at 6pm. Pizza will be served! These evenings are an hour and a half filled with Bible stories and memory challenges, games, crafts, songs & friends! So, bring a friend down to Peace Lutheran the fourth Friday of each month and get a prize. While the prizes are fun, the best treasure of all is Jesus, our Savior & Lord. We come to know Him better and better through listening to His Word, the Bible, and speaking to Him through prayer. We'll also have craft time - including working on our humongous paper mâché "Great Pumpkin" project in preparation for October's Pumpkin Fest. Hope to see you as we launch this new event together on September 27th, 2013.
In addition to nature taking its course with budding pumpkins around Peace Lutheran's fertile soil, youth - with the aid and craftsmanship of Dale Larson - have undertaken to "grow" a giant one, "The Great Pumpkin" - layer by layer (of paper mâché, of course)! Pictured is one young helper covering the framed chicken wire with starch-drenched newspaper strips. The pumpkin stands taller than she!
We are looking for more young volunteers (and older ones, too)! If you'd like to help layer on a second, third (or fourth) layer before we begin painting (and painting again), then join us Sunday after Services to grow The Great Pumpkin. And, as we do, we grow in anticipation for this year's annual fall Peace Pumpkin Patch & Fest.
Mark your calendars, this year's Pumpkin Fest will repeat on two Saturdays: October 19 & 26. We are also looking for adult volunteers to help with baked goods, manning booths, selling pumpkins, sharing farm animals - and more. See Mike Schultze or a member of the Youth Board if you can help.
Deacon Mike finds ministry among God's youth exhilarating. "It's what keeps me young - despite my old back." Psalm 25:7 says, "Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you are good, O LORD." (NIV)