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 People of God,
Our Gospel text for this Sunday is probably going to provoke you. If it were a headline:
Grape-Gatherers Glower at God’s Generosity!
NOTES TO SHARE
For those who are safely sheltering at home communion drive through or a porch visit can be scheduled with Pastor Nan. (I would love to see your faces and offer the Means of Grace) while masked and safe distancing. Please call.
Annual Church Meeting for Approval of the 2021 Budget: October 11 after worship (so no worship offered on Wednesday, October 14) Reports available Sunday September 27th.
Bible Study - Thursday mornings 10 -1045 am at church - We met for the 1st time in COVID last Thursday. It was great! Come and join us.
In Person Community Ministry - is extremely limited during COVID, but here are
things that Prince of Peace has been doing:
Drive Through Shower for River House
Pastor writing grant applications for funds from the Synod and the ELCA
to help support ministries in our territory:
So far, we have received 2 financial gifts:
1) Grant for any community COVID needs - $750 - split between the
Ogemaw Community Clergy Food Pantry and River House
2) Grant for homeless people needs - $250, just awarded,
to go to Lydia’s House in Mio.
3) Currently working on a COVID education grant to help Headstart
obtain more manipulatives since COVID limits 3 kids to a basket before
I know from the deep faithfulness that experience being with you that you are offering yourself and your resources to help too.
Maybe you are getting takeout to support a family owned restaurant
Getting groceries for a neighbor (I order from Amazon for a couple of neighbors
so they don't have to go out except for fresh items)
Will you share with me some of the ways YOU ARE BEING "GOD WITH SKIN ON" during COVID???????? Be blessed to be a blessing.