If you are new at Peace feel free to give Pastor Kjell a call (763-571-2919) to learn more about ministries.
Sunday 9:45 AM – When there aren’t forums after worship drop in for Coffee Hour – say hello to friends and meet new ones.
How to use Zoom:
- Go to App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android).
- Search for Zoom Cloud Meetings and install.
- Go to www.zoom.us/download
- Click on Zoom Client For Meetings to download.
- Be sure to choose YES when asked about allowing app to make changes to your device.
- To utilize the video option (for others to see your face) your device must have a webcam.
2. Click on the meeting link you wish to attend. The meeting isn’t opened until near the scheduled starting time. If you miss the starting time, you will be joined while the meeting is already in session (and that’s okay).
- If you are having problems, call Melissa Weinhandl (952.484.9859) or Peter Leppa (763.473.1338) and someone will help you.
- If you don’t want to be seen on video, there is an option to turn off your video. You will still be able to see and hear everyone else.
- Be patient with yourself the first time. Ask for help if you need it.
At Peace we live out our vocation in all areas of our lives and reaching out to those in need in everything we do. Outreach ministries is one way of changing the world one person at a time.
“Through outreach ministries, I have found out how similar we all are. It has given me the opportunity to form relationships with people with different life experiences.” -Jean
“This was a great way to serve as a family. We got to know other people from Peace better, and it was amazing to watch all of the young people at Peace become involved.” –Mike
- IOCP – Interfaith Outreach and Community Partnership
- Beacon Interfaith Housing – everyone deservse a home
- Meals on Wheels – delivering food to home-bound people
- Bloom Early Learning – where 50% of children are on scholarship
- Tree House – empowering at risk teens
- Operation Bootstrap Africa
- Latvian Hospital Chaplins
How are people from Peace involved?
Serving: Many people are regular volunteers through these organizations. Click on any of the links above to see how you can become involved.
Financial Support: Donations are provided to these organizations through weekly offerings, various community fundraisers, and food drives.
At Peace you see children in worship, teens serving, and families exploring their faith. There is a place for everyone at Peace and we provides opportunities for spiritual growth for all ages through a wide array of learning, service and worship styles.
LENTEN SMALL GROUPS | Wednesdays during Lent we share a simple meal (5:30pm), quiet worship (6:30pm) with prayers and candles, and then Small Groups (7pm). Participants are offered a book or movie study: different stories, but based on the same theme so adults and young people can discuss together no matter which group they join. Here is a link to the 2020 materials that ask, “Who is my neighbor? Talking about race and racial equity.”
ADULT FORUMS | Adult Forums are offered throughout the program year 10 am Sunday and 6:15 Wednesday. Forums are sponsored by the Health Ministry Team, Outreach Committee, and other ministries.
COMMUNITY GARDEN | God is good – and provides for abundant life! This is what we see and practice through Peace’s Community Garden. All ages are encouraged to tend the garden through Intergenerational Congregational Events and on a volunteer “behind-the-scenes” sort of way. From seed-planting in the late winter to harvest in the late summer, the garden is a frequent reminder of our connection to God through God’s creation, and a constant source of fun and learning!
CONFIRMATION | Confirmands meet Wednesdays to grow in faith and community. We utilize the Narrative Lectionary to guide our learning.
INTERGENERATIONAL CONGREGATIONAL EVENTS | Scattered throughout the year, Intergenerational Congregational Events have included such fun times as: Welcome Sunday, Harvest Fest, Green & Clean @ Peace Environment Fair, Highway Clean-up, Easter Fair, Health Fair, Garden Days, IOCP Sleep-Out, the Reformation Day 5K, and “Peace Likes a River” Clean-up. Stick around for these something-for-everyone mornings/days!
PEACEFULL NIGHTS | Wednesday evenings during the program year we gather to eat, serve, learn and worship together. Dinner provides time for fellowship, nursery is provided for the little ones, and activities for youth and adults are abundant.
PEACE RETREAT | Our annual Family Camp might better be called a “Family Retreat”. All ages and all shapes of family and individuals are encouraged to join. We spend Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday morning at a nearby camp (with full modern amenities), enjoying sunshine, swimming, fishing, canoeing, Bible study, meals, worship around the campfire, s’mores, and quiet time.
SUMMER DAY CAMP | Day Camp is offered early in each June for elementary age children. Day Camp is four full days of counselor led singing, skits, games and activities. Day Camp is open to the whole community.
SUMMER YOUTH TRIP | Each summer, Peace Youth travel somewhere to do something interesting, faith-forming and fun. Recent trips have included: National Lutheran Youth Gathering and Rainy Lake for a Boathouse Camping trip. Trips tend to be approximately a week in length. Fundraisers throughout the year help to defray costs.
SUNDAY SCHOOL | Sunday morning study time happens after worship at 10am and includes something for all ages: “Spark” Family Sunday School for parents and their toddlers; “Spark” rotation for grades K- 3rd grade, “Connect Pre-Confirmation” for 4th– 6th grade; Confirmation for 7-9th grade; Youth studies for 9-12th grade, and Adult Forums and Bible Studies for 6th grade – adults.
People of all ages are invited to share their musical gifts in worship. There are many opportunities to be part of musical ensembles at Peace including the: Adult Choir, Adult Handbell Choir, Celebration Singers and Children’s Choir. Whether you have been involved with music for years or this is something new for you–all are welcome to be part of these groups. How might God be calling you to take part in these ministries? Now is a great time to join a musical ensemble!
Wednesdays | 7:45-8:45pm
Contact person: Stefanie Fiser
Adult Handbell Choir
Contact person: Nancy Peterson
Children’s Musical Ensemble
Sundays | 10:00-10:15am & Wednesdays | 6:30-7:00pm
Contact person: Stefanie Fiser
This ministry encourages each person to take care of their body, mind and spirit. We believe that physical, emotional and spiritual health are inseparable and that God wants us to strive for the highest level of health possible so that we can share God’s love and compassion with our community. The committee, led by the faith community nurse, plans and coordinates activities to enhance health among all age groups. These activities include health forums, exercise groups, an annual health event and more.
Faith Community Nurse (this position is open click here for info)
You might wonder why a church has a nurse on staff. More and more churches are finding that Parish Nurses, also called Faith Community Nurses, are vital aspects of a church’s mission to care for one another and the community. As Christians, we are best able to serve God and others if we are healthy physically, emotionally and spiritually. Our Faith Community Nurse is a RN with specialized training from a certified Faith Community Nurse program.
Monday at 5:30pm or Saturday at 9am. Click here to register for Yoga.
PeaceFull nights begins in September and continues through May. Wednesday evening programs are filled with opportunities for all ages to spend time with one another and grow in their faith together. This is a core time to grow as an intergenerational community!
5:30-6:00PM | Community Dinner | children 0-3 (free), 4 – 18 ($5), adults ($7), family maximum ($24)
6:00-6:30pm | Children’s Music (3yrs to 5th grade)
6:15-7:00pm | Parenting Group, Bible Study, Confirmation
6:30-7:00pm | Youth Bells, Elementary Music, Elementary games
7:00-7:45pm | Elementary Activities, Youth Group, Beginning Bells
7:45-8:45pm | Handbell Rehearsal & Adult Choir Rehearsal