Peace Lutheran Church and Community Arts508/358-7110Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.
Coffee 10:30 a.m.
Education 11:00 a.m.
In this emergency
During the weeks of the COVID-19 restrictions, Sunday worship is conducted in a Zoom meeting. Members and friends on our mailing list receive Zoom invitations. If you would like to attend the service online, send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added to the invitation list.
Confirmation and faith formation meetings are held on Zoom.
As we pass through days of isolation, members and friends of the congregation are encouraged to pray and meditate on scripture and to explore some of the spiritual treasures of our faith.
Keep in mind those who live alone. Telephone calls and emails between members and friends of the church keep connections strong and support those in need.
When routines change, patience and forbearance help us get along. If you are together for long periods of time in the house, take advantage of the time. Enjoy one another.
If you or someone you know needs assistance, members of Peace might be able to help. Pastor Johnson’s cell is 978/460-1118.
We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us. Roman 12:6
Sunday we turn our attention to the second reading of the day-Romans 12:1-8-and try to understand what Paul is saying about life within a Christian community. It’s relatively easy to talk about what Christians believe and don’t believe. It’s harder to talk about our behavior toward one another, our faithfulness within the community, and other such interpersonal matters. A Christian congregation is a special kind of community, based on trust and shared responsibility. We all have gifts to bring to the community. We all have at least some capacity for causing discord and pain within the community. We’ll listen to Paul’s inspiring address to Christian congregations in which he honors individual differences and affirms the value of individual gifts for building up the community of faith.
Every member of this congregation is important and precious. The greatest and most valuable gifts that you bring as a member of the church–as Paul writes–are not those that you would put on your resume. These gifts are (I translate directly from Romans 12:8): caring for one another, listening, giving generously, encouraging the group, being present faithfully in all seasons, identifying with those who are suffering and with those who are celebrating, being cheerful.