PASTOR NAN DEHNKE
Pastor Nan Dehnke was ordained in 2009 after receiving her Master’s of Divinity degree at The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and receiving her first call to the Indiana-Kentucky Synod. She enjoys creating and encouraging relationships for the sake of God’s mission in the world…..so collaboration, respect, and the Word guide God’s ministry through her. Chaplaincy, working with folks suffering with addictions, empowering leaders, nurturing faith and spirituality through the Word, the Sacraments, and relationships are some of the tools she uses to love God’s people wherever and whoever they are. With God, she leads to empower, encourage, and engage people to help them deepen their relationships with God and with one another.
Dear Beloved Members of Prince of Peace and Friends,
Yes. We are at the official end of the year on the church calendar with Christ the King Sunday in two days. Having spent the year with the Gospel of Matthew, we start the new year with Advent and Mark's Gospel will weave us into God's story for the coming year.
Christ the King is a celebration that is fairly new in the church year, but it is significant. This Sunday we hear and are reassured that Jesus is King of our lives. He has the ultimate authority above all rulers, King of kings, Lord of Lords, Name Above All Names, Jesus. He reigns forever.
NOTES GOING FORWARD:
THANKSGIVING GIFT CARDS
will be delivered to the (3) families that we serve this week.
NEWSLETTERS will be folded on Tuesday by our staff and readied for the mail. (We want to protect our members while the numbers are skyrocketing).
A Four Week Advent devotion is included as well as an Advent calendar for your fridge door......or FB, email, or instagram options are listed.
THANKSGIVING will be different this year if we want to help the number of cases decrease as well as deaths. It will be hard, it may be lonely, but personally I would rather stay in and not be near any ICU for Christmas.
ADVENT - Begins the following Sunday, November 29th! and continues for 4 weeks. Worship will be posted online by 12 noon on Sundays. I always hope to have it done by 10 am on Sunday, but technology is not always cooperative.
MITTEN/HAT TREE - We are asking for financial gifts this year for this project. We plan after the first of the year to deliver them to the schools if they are in session.
CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS - May be picked up beginning November 30 at the Rose City Greenhouse. If you need a delivery, please call Janice, our council president. If you have not picked your up by December 19th, it will be delivered to a care facility.
CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP:
online as usual in the pandemic - lots of SINGING, THE WORD - LUKE 2, SERMON, AND MORE SINGING - MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A CANDLE THAT YOU CAN LIGHT AT HOME
CHRISTMAS EVE OUTSIDE - 6 PM - WEAR YOUR WARMEST CLOTHES/MASKING IS REQUIRED - FOR THE PROTECTION OF NEIGHBORS AND YOURSELF
BRING A CANDLE AND MATCHES
WE WILL SING SILENT NIGHT SAFELY DISTANCED IN THE FRONT OR YOU CAN LEAVE DOWN YOUR CAR WINDOWS + PRAYER SAFELY DISTANCED -
WALK THROUGH OR DRIVE THROUGH IF NEEDED,
HOLY COMMUNION FOLLOWS
WEATHER PERMITTING - THE LUKE 2 STORY WILL BE READ
THIS EXPERIENCE OF CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP IS QUICK,
IT WILL BE COLD, but IT WILL GATHER US TOGETHER FOR A FEW MINUTES
COVID - is out of control, please stay home, stay well....and if you need to go out, safe distancing, avoid large crowds and maskup!
You are dearly beloved! If there is some way that I can accompany you, listen to you, be of assistance, please do not hesitate to call me.