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  • Peace Lutheran Church 8240 Blue Ridge Kansas City, MO 64138

    Happy Mother’s Day – May 8th

    May Newsletter

    Sunday Worship Services

    Traditional 8:30 a.m. Adult and Children Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Contemporary 11:00 a.m.

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    May 2016

    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

    1 8:30 am Traditional 9:45 am Sunday School 11:00 am Contemporary 12:00 pm Confirmation Class

    2 9:30 am Sewing Bee 7:00 pm Alpha Circle 7:00 pm Worship/Music Board

    3 10:00 am Knit/Crochet 10:30 am OWLS 6:30 pm GIP Board Mtg.

    4 9:00 am GIP Chapel 3:30 pm Bible Journaling 6:30 pm Adult Bible Study 7:30 pm Church Council

    5 9:30 am John Knox

    6 Grow-in Peace 20 year anniversary Pastor’s day with family


    8 8:30 am Traditional 9:45 am Sunday School 11:00 am Contemporary

    Mothers Day Food for needy

    9 9:30 am Sewing Bee

    10 10:00 am Knit/Crochet

    11 9:00 am GIP Chapel 3:30 pm Bible Journaling 6:30 pm Adult Bible Study

    12 9:30 am John Knox

    13 Pastor’s day with family

    14 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Family Fun Fest

    15 8:30 am Traditional 9:45 am Sunday School 11:00 am Contemporary 12:00 pm Confirmation Class

    16 9:30 am Sewing Bee

    17 10:00 am Knit/Crochet Life Line Screening

    18 9:00 am GIP Chapel 2:00 pm Lydia Meeting 3:30 pm Bible Journaling 6:30 pm Adult Bible Study

    19 9:30 am Pastors Conference

    20 10:00 am PreK Graduation Pastor’s day with family


    22 8:30 am Traditional 9:45 am Sunday School 11:00 am Contemporary 6:30 pm Men’s Club

    23 9:30 am Sewing Bee

    24 10:00 am Knit/Crochet 7:00 pm Elders Mtg. Raytown last day of school

    25 9:00 am GIP Chapel 9:30 am Book Club 3:30 pm Bible Journaling 6:30 pm Adult Bible Study

    26 9:30 am John Knox

    27 Pastor’s day with family


    29 8:30 am Traditional 9:45 am Sunday School 11:00 am Contemporary

    Mite Box Sunday

    30 Grow in Peace Closed

    31 10:00 am Knit/Crochet 9:30 am Topic Leaders Summer Program begins at Grow in Peace

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    Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!

    The term mayday was coined in the earlier part of the twentieth century as a call for help because of distress. To avoid any confusion, the word is said three times. It was primarily used for mariners and aviators, but it has also come into use among firefighters, police officers, and other governmental service organizations. While many of

    us have probably never witnessed a major distress where the term mayday was used, most have probably seen it used in a Hollywood movie at some time.

    As Christians, we also cry out in distress. Our cry is not the same as what the world uses, but we do cry out. Lord, have mercy! We use it in our services nearly every Sunday. When we sing the Kyrie (Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy) we recognize our distress and need for a Savior. We also recognize that everything comes from the Lord, and so we cry out to Him understanding our need for help in all things on this earth. And not just any help, but the help that only He can provide.

    When things in life don’t go as planned and you find yourself in distress, rather than shouting

    out a word or phrase that would be considered unchristian or cursing, try using the Christian

    distress call. Lord, have mercy! “The Lord is near to all who call on him.” (Psalm 145:18) By

    doing so, you are acknowledging that He is in control of all things and you are relinquishing

    your perceived control. In this, we not only find help here on earth, but we also find salvation.

    “For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13)

    In the service of Christ, Pastor Rolf

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    Peace Lutheran Church 8240 Blue Ridge Kansas City, MO 64138 Phone: 816-353-3813 Pastor: Rev. David Rolf Pastor Emeritus: Rev. John B. Schmid Secretary: Debbie Baldwin Director of Grow in Peace Child Care Center: Carla Hamilton Office Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Bulletin and Newsletter Items: Send bulletin items by Wednesday to the Church Office at

    Send Newsletter items by the 15th of the preceding month to Sheila Dalen email

    Prayer Chain Requests: Sheila Dalen at: or 816-585-7715 You can also contact the Church office at:

    Wednesday Evening Bible Study

    Come join our Adult Bible Study led by Pastor Rolf. Join us in the

    Fellowship Hall every Wednesday evening from 6:30 until approximately


    New Bible Journaling Group

    Everyone is invited. If you like to doodle, draw pictures, color with

    coloring pencils, or just underline; then please join us for fellowship and

    doodling in our bibles. Journaling is a great interactive Bible Study

    method. It helps you to interact with God’s word by recording your

    thoughts on what you’re reading. Going back through your journal can

    help you reflect on what God has shown you in His Word. And you have

    an heirloom that will be special to your family. This is lot of fun

    interacting with others and learning more about God’s Word. For

    information contact Deb Baldwin or Carol Malone at 816-365-7397 or the

    church office at 816-353-3813. We will meet on Wednesdays at 3:30 pm.

    Soda Machine

    It is up and running!! All proceeds will go to the Youth Group

    The cost is only 75₵ a can and the machine will take bills.

    Support the Youth Group and have a can of soda!

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    LWML (Lutheran Women Mission League) The topic for May 2016 Circle Meetings is found in the Spring Quarterly on page 20 and is entitled “Our Changeless God – In the Changes of our Lives”. Authored by Jean McLain who serves as Deaconess at Grace Lutheran Church in Auburn, Michigan. Previous to her studies at Fort Wayne Theological Seminary and graduation in 2011, she served the church for 36 years as a Lutheran School Teacher. Jean and her husband, Rev. Paul B. McLain were blessed with five

    grandchildren. Their sons have followed in their father’s footsteps and are serving in Lutheran Churches – Missouri Synod. How do we, as Christians, cope with transitions or changes in our lives – be they painful or pleasant – sudden or gradual. No matter how expected or anticipated, all bring challenges to our faith. What “might” be the greatest danger we face during times of change? Roll call word is “Trust” Alpha Circle will meet Monday, May 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the home of Wanda Thurnau with Carol Head as her co-hostess. Topic will be led by Cindy McCubbin. Acolyte robes will be checked by Carol Head for laundering or mending needs. She also will be checking the possibility of obtaining black acolyte robes to be used at Lent Services. For more information call the president of Alpha Circle, Elaine Nolen at 816-358-1773. Lydia Circle will meet Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall hosted by Lisa Thornton. Topic Will be led by Kathy Jarvis. Officers elected to serve our newly organized circle are: President Kathy Jarvis Vice-President Joyce Shropshire Secretary Sheila Dalen Treasurer Pam Keller and Lois Gilham For more information, please call the president of Lydia Circle at 816-763-2894.

    +++++ +++++ LWML – “Looking to the Future” What will the LWML of the future be like? In her book “Wings” Marlys Taege asks the following – given the technology of the Space Age – will we have societies, zones and district in outer space? As space stations are established, many scenarios are possible. Before long it might be economically feasible for the LWML president to address every district convention and answer audience questions via-two-way television without traveling to the convention site. Something to think about. What dreams do we as members have for the LWML in the future? Some of the dreams expressed by our past LWML presidents like Ida Mall, Florence Montz, Helen Gienapp, Alberta Barns and others – Those dreams were many and varied: That! Each Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod woman would want to associate with this organization and see it as a vital avenue for spiritual daily renewal and active ministry opportunities, That! LWML will become an organization of younger women as well as older, That! Leaguers will think “big” when it comes to “mite goals”, That! The LWML will be seen as God’s instrument for blessings to all our people, That! The LWML would reflect a true mix of various ethnic groups in general membership as well as in leadership positions,

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    That! Our organization will be as alive and vital for our granddaughters as it is for us, That! We might live to see peace in our time. Those are just a few dreams expressed – How about us, each one of us – What is your dream for our LW


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