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Peace Lutheran Church
Welcome Visitors and Friends!
We rejoice you have chosen to worship with us and pray you
will be blessed as we share God’s love. Whether you are
from out of town or living in the area, please sign the register
at your seat and/or the guest register in the narthex/lobby.
We invite you to pick up one of the visitor packets in the
narthex/lobby to learn more about Peace Lutheran.
We Welcome Children
Children are welcomed and encouraged to participate in worship at Peace. So that they,
and all, may experience worship meaningfully, please note:
We offer Children's Time for children ages 4 through 9
(younger if accompanied by an adult) during the
regular sermon time.
We provide a staffed, fully-equipped nursery for
children 3 and younger. If your child becomes
restless, you may wish to worship with her/him
through the viewing window and via piped-in sound in
the nursery. Please ask an usher for directions.
We ask that an adult accompany any child who is
outside the building.
Key to Symbols
The symbols below are used in this bulletin to designate sections
led by the worship assistants and those read by the congregation.
P = Pastor AM = Assisting Minister L = Lector C - Congregation
Peace Lutheran Church
Christian Education Opportunities
We welcome all who wish to join us as
we grow in faith and spirituality.
We offer classes Sunday mornings September through May from 9:45 to 10:45 for
4-year-olds through adult.
PreK through 5th grade students start with an opening
in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45.
PreK-K - Room 4
1st grade - Room 3
2nd-3rd grades - Room 5
4th-5th grades - Room 1
Pre-Confirmation/Confirmation - Pastor Craig's office (typically 6th - 8th grades)
Confirmed Youth - Room 2 (typically 9th-12th grades)
Adults - Room 2 to watch video with Youth, then move to Becky Conrad’s office for
Other small group adult learning opportunities are available at other times of the
week. For more information please contact Karen Nale at: [email protected]
Year-round, the nursery is available during the Sunday School Hour
for children who are 3 and younger
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Holy Communion Setting 4
Sunday, March 22, 2015 – 8:30 & 11:00 am Order of Worship
P = Pastor AM = Assisting Minister L = Lector C - Congregation
Welcome and Service Notes
*Thanksgiving for Baptism (Congregational Response in Bold)
All may make the sign of the cross, the sign marked at baptism, as the presiding minister
P: In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, Praise to you for your saving waters: Noah and
the animals were saved through the flood;
and of the Holy Spirit.
Hagar discovered your well. The Israelites
C: Amen.
escaped through the sea and they drank from
your gushing rock. Naaman washed his leprosy
A reading from Revelation:
away and the Samaritan woman was never
P: Then the angel showed me the river of the thirsty again.
water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the
throne of God and of the Lamb through the Praise to you for the water of baptism and for
middle of the street of the city. On either side of your Word that saves us in this sacrament.
the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of
fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the Breathe your Spirit into all who are gathered
leaves of the tree are for the healing of the here and into all creation. Illumine our days.
Enliven our bones. Dry our tears. Wash away
nations. (Revelation 22:1-2)
the sin within us and drown the evil around us.
Joined to Christ in the waters of baptism, we are
clothed with God's mercy and forgiveness. We Satisfy all our thirst with your living water, Jesus
give thanks for the gift of baptism. Let us pray… Christ, our Savior, who lives and reigns with you
Holy God, holy and merciful, holy and mighty, and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
you are the river of life, you are the everlasting
C: Amen.
wellspring, you are the fire of rebirth.
Glory to you for oceans and lakes, for rivers and
streams, for the Potomac and Patuxent, the
Chesapeake and the Atlantic. Honor to you for
clouds and rain, for dew and snow. Your waters
are below us, around us, above us: our life is
born in you.
You are the fountain of
P: Almighty God, who gives us a new birth by
water and the Holy Spirit and forgives us all our
sins, strengthen us in all goodness and by the
power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
C: Amen.
* Gathering Hymn - 487 What Feast of Love
* Greeting
P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit
be with you all.
C: And also with you.
* Congregation Please Stand
Kyrie Eleison (Lord Have Mercy)
*Prayer of the Day (See Celebrate Insert)
Anthem - Peace Ringers
First Reading: Jeremiah 31: 31 - 34
L: The Word of the Lord. C: Thanks be to God.
Psalm 51
Second Reading: Hebrews 5: 5 - 10
L: The Word of the Lord. C: Thanks be to God.
* Gospel Acclamation
The assembly stands and welcomes the gospel in song.
Gospel: John 12: 20 - 33
C: Glory to you, O Lord.
P: The gospel of the Lord. C: Praise to you, O Christ.
Children’s Sermon
* Congregation Please Stand
* Hymn of the Day - 598 For by Grace You Have Been Saved
* Apostles' Creed
Father, and he will come to judge the
living and the dead.
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of Saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
I believe in Jesus Christ,
God's only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the
* Prayers of Intercession (see Celebrate Insert)
AM: Led by Christ in our journey of repentance….
. . . . Lord in your mercy, C: hear our prayer.
The Prayers are Concluded:
AM: Into your hands, gracious God, we commend all....
C: Amen
St. Paul wrote, "Therefore, since we are justified through faith, we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5: 1)
P: The peace of Christ be with you always.
C: And also with you.
The people may greet one another with a sign of Christ's peace and may say “Peace be with you.”
Offertory Music
* Congregation Please Stand
*Offertory Response
* Offering Prayer
AM: Let us Pray. God our provider, you have not fed us with bread alone, but with words of
grace and life. Bless us and these your gifts, which we receive from your bounty, through Jesus
Christ our Lord.
C: Amen.
* Great Thanksgiving
* Congregation Please Stand
P: It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks
and praise. . .we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
* Thanksgiving at the Table
P: Blessed are you, O God of the universe.
Your mercy is everlasting
and your faithfulness endures from age to age.
Praise to you for creating the heavens
and the earth.
Praise to you for saving the earth
from the waters of the flood.
Praise to you for bringing the Israelites
safely through the sea.
Praise to you for leading your people through
the wilderness to the land of milk and honey.
Praise to you for the words and deeds
of Jesus, your anointed one.
Praise to you for the death and
resurrection of Christ.
Praise to you for your Spirit
poured out on all nations.
In the night in which he was betrayed,
our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks;
broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:
Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.
P: O God of resurrection and new life:
Pour out your Holy Spirit on us
and on these gifts of bread and wine.
Bless this feast.
Grace our table with your presence.
C: Come, Holy Spirit.
P: Reveal yourself to us in the
breaking of the bread.
Raise us up as the body of Christ
for the world.
Breathe new life into us.
Send us forth,
burning with justice, peace, and love.
C: Come, Holy Spirit.
P: With your holy ones of all times and places,
with the earth and all its creatures,
Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave with sun and moon and stars,
thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying:
we praise you, O God,
This cup is the new covenant in my blood,
blessed and holy Trinity,
shed for you and for all people
now and forever.
for the forgiveness of sin.
Do this for the remembrance of me.
With this bread and cup
we remember our Lord’s passover from death to
life as we proclaim the mystery of faith:
* Congregation Please Stand
* The Lord's Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and forever. Amen.
Lamb of God
Holy Communion at Peace
We welcome all baptized believers in Jesus Christ to receive Holy Communion. White
grape juice is available for those who cannot drink wine. Those who do not commune are
encouraged to come forward for a blessing.
Communion Hymn - 337 Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
338 Beneath the Cross of Jesus
* Congregation Please Stand
* Table Blessing
P: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.
C: Amen.
* Post-Communion Canticle
* Congregation Please Stand
* Prayer after Communion
AM: Let us pray. Compassionate God, you have fed us with the bread of heaven.
Sustain us in our Lenten pilgrimage: may our fasting be hunger for justice; our alms, a
making of peace; and our prayer, the song of grateful hearts, through Jesus Christ, our
Savior and Lord.
C: Amen.
P: The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord’s face shine on you with grace and mercy.
The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace.
C: Amen.
*Sending Hymn - 342 There in God’s Garden
AM: Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.
Fellowship: Please join us for coffee, tea and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall.
Flowers & Flame: Provided by the Worship Team to the Glory & Honor of God
* Congregation Please Stand
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Prayer Concerns
We update the prayer list monthly. To add or keep a concern on the list, please email Ginny
Wolford ([email protected]) and the Church Office ([email protected]). You may also
complete one of the blue Prayer Request forms in the rack to the left of the Office door. Drop the
completed form in the mail slot of the door.
Merciful God, surround those named with your steadfast love and lighten the burdens. . .
Health Related Issues
Other Concerns
David Demos-Kuehl
Steve Gill
Joyce Shepherd
† for those in the Middle East struggling with
the threat of terrorism
Corrine P.
Mike Callahan
Those Who Mourn
Rosemary Barbella
Genevieve Doherty
Mike Davis (Mary Lynn’s Husband)
Cristie Gates
for the family and friends of:
† Nicole Matthews on the passing
of her mother
Jason Etue
Lucretia Davis
Toby Lowery
Maddie Grace
Linda Reinmuth
Richard Maerhofer
Stevie Charnock (son of Carol Charnock
Bill Bryner
Lori Hudson
Gerry Grabner
Nick Barbella
Tim Murphy
Jean Bowe
Those in War
† Patrick Moran
We pray always for all those unnamed who
suffer daily from disease, depression, and other
afflictions. Give them peace and hope.
Peace Lutheran Church
Please submit bulletin announcements to the church office at [email protected] as early as
possible, and not later than Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m.. Please limit your announcements to
110 words, maximum.
It’s Soup - Last Chance!
Our last Lenten Soup Supper will take place this Wednesday,
March 25th. Supper will begin at 5:30 and end at 6:30.
Volunteers are needed to make soup, bring bread, set up and
clean up. Please register in the narthex.
Thrivent Choice Dollars From 2014 Now Eligible for YOU to Direct.
Thrivent Financial is a fraternal insurance company -- that is, instead of paying taxes to Uncle
Sam, they pay YOU (if you are a Thrivent member). Really, they let you direct where SOME of the
money goes. They are called Thrivent "Choice Dollars" because it is YOUR choice where the
dollars go!
If you have almost any Thrivent insurance, IRA, annuity,or Health insurance -- then you probably
have Thrivent Choice dollars in your account. There are two easy ways to spend those dollars on a
good charity, like Peace Lutheran Church, Gettysburg Seminary, the food pantry (CCCFP, Inc.)
If you prefer the phone to the internet, call 1-800-THRIVENT (that is 1-800-847-4836) and say,
Fraternal, Thrivent Choice dollars. Someone will help direct your money to your favorite charity
(PLC for example), and that's all there is to it! If you like the internet, sign on to your Thrivent,com
account ( with your login and password. Then for Membership benefits,
Thrivent choice, select your charity then "direct" money to that charity.
I can help too! Thrivent Financial is not JUST for Lutherans anymore!! It can be for any Christian! If
you're not one, be one! I recently received an email from our Thrivent Rep Liz Swann, she
indicated that Peace has accumulated $2,000.00 of undesignated funds for Choice dollars. Once
a quarter you can designate to any of the charities that are listed. Including Peace Lutheran
Church. In 2014 council approved the use of your choice dollars for the furniture and fixture fund.
If you have any questions, please contact Charlie Warren at 301 374 6587 or [email protected]
To the Peace Lutheran Church Family:
Food for the Poor wishes to thank you for the welcome you extended to Pastor Golnitz on
our recent visit to your parish.
On behalf of our less fortunate brothers and sisters of Latin America and the Caribbean,
we thank you for having shared in their lives. They, and you are blessed by your
In Christ,
The Food For The Poor Family
Christian Education News
A note from Christian Education
For the past few weeks Coffee Time after both services has been moved to the Fellowship Hall.
We would like to invite one-and-all to have a coffee/tea and a treat, then linger and join us for 15
minutes of music (9:45-10:00). If you choose not to sing with us, please enjoy the treats and
converse quietly so as not to interfere with the kids.
Please Help Us Keep Our Building Secure
There have recently been occasions when we have found entry doors to the church property not
fully shut. This has occurred both with the doors to the new Ministry Center, and even more
frequently with the doors leading to Sanctuary side of the building. Those doors in particular have
a tendency to not always shut completely. Please help us to keep our facility secure by double
checking to make sure all doors are completely shut and locked before you leave the building.
As you know, we had a recent break-in. Let’s do our best to prevent another.
Vital Community
To monks’ vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, St. Benedict added stability, convinced that
anyone wanting to grow in Christ must learn to be part of a community. It is, of course, harder to live
out Christ’s love among people who sometimes annoy us than in isolation. But if love is practiced
and no one’s around to experience it, is it really love?
In Living the Lord’s Prayer (Bethany House), David Timms writes: “[Benedict] knew very well that
grace could only flourish when it encountered offense; forgiveness requires conflict; healing
emerges from hurt; and strength arises from struggle. Thus, the pathway to true spiritual formation
demands long-term engagement with others in community.”
When life together gets difficult, we do ourselves no favors by “picking up our toys and leaving”;
we’ll just encounter new difficulties elsewhere. Rather, by working things out in Christlike love, we
grow as followers of Jesus and members of his body.
A Churchless Christian
In response to the question “Can I be a Christian without joining the church?” someone once said
it’s as possible as being:
A student who will not go to school.
A soldier who will not join an army.
A citizen who does not pay taxes or vote.
A salesman with no customers.
An explorer with no base camp.
A seaman on a ship without a crew.
A businessman on a deserted island.
An author without readers.
A tuba player without an orchestra.
A parent without a family.
A football player without a team.
A politician who is a hermit.
A scientist who does not share his findings.
A bee without a hive.
—Author unknown
Observations From the Church Office
Last One In’s an Old Man - Partying Like You’re 3
When was the last time you were in a ball pit? You know what I
mean, those pools filled entirely with colorful plastic balls. I know, I
know, the signs always say it’s for kids 10 and under. But really,
when are you too old to jump into one of those wonderful bins of
fun-filled merriment? Well, I’m thinking, maybe 85, because at that
age it’s going to be really difficult to get back out.
My beautiful granddaughter, Emma Grace just celebrated her 3rd birthday at one of those places
designed especially for kids. Do I need to mention any names? Let’s just say there was a large
mouse prowling around with kids following him as if he were a modern day pied piper. It was
noisy, crowded, chaotic and kaleidoscopic. In short, it was was everything little ones love.
Children were running everywhere, cups of gold colored tokens overflowing in their hands. Trying
to follow little Emma, as she darted from ride to game to that massive maze like tunnel and slide
that ringed the ceiling of the main room, was the most challenging thing I’ve done in a long while.
But, even though things seemed disorderly and disorganized, I was taken by surprise at how
willing the kids were to help each other. Emma was a bit younger than many of her tunnel climbing
partners, but they always slowed down enough to help lift her over the next obstacle when her
legs were too short to make it on their own.
I consider myself to be an organized person, and I have to admit to being a little out of my element
in this environment of free-wheeling activities. Happily, children do not seem to be bound by the
same constraints we adults place upon our own behaviors. There was food, and cake, but none
of those things mattered. The day was all about celebration and having fun. Gifts were not even
exchanged (there would be time for that later), as there was no need. The gift that mattered was
being a part of that special moment.
When Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem, excited crowds gathered to lay palm leaves and
express their joy over the coming of the King. I suspect that the streets of Jerusalem might also
have been a bit chaotic during that event, but like children, the people tossed aside their
inhibitions and fears, and exalted in the thrill of the moment. The day was all about celebration
and jubilation. No gifts were given or received on that day, because, again, the gift that mattered
was being a part of that special moment. The real gift was to come later with the forgiveness of
sins. What if we were able to approach each new day with the knowledge that we were part of
another special moment - each new day a gift from God - each new day, another reason to
And now, if you’ll excuse me, a truckload of plastic balls is calling me to join the celebration.
Peace Lutheran Church
This Week's Worship Assistants
Our thanks for those who served this week...
8:30 am ELW 3
11:00 am ELW 3
Altar Care
C. Rick
P. Festa
Sarah S., Brooke S.
Kinsey P., N. Davis
Assisting Minister
G. Wolford
G. Williams
J. Hanson
C. Crawford
D. Faustini
Christina P.
Eucharistic Minister
M.L. Davis, D. Mullaney
D. Foster, P. Pedersen
Children's Time
K. Gesl
B. Curbelo
Children's Sermon
K. Gesl
T. Murphy
L. Denton
L. Denton
E. Constantine, N. Welsh
J. Bryant, D. Robinson
J. Gesl, K. Gesl
David B.
W. Derr
W. Derr
D. Constantine
A. Brown
Special Music
E. Layton
Bulletin Board Protocol
Do you have something you would like to post to the bulletin board located in the lobby of our
new Ministry Center? If so, please remember that the Communications Team headed by Julie
Brannon has the responsibility for maintaining that board. Please refrain from posting anything
to the board without first going through Julie ([email protected]) Also, please
refrain from using scotch tape to post flyers, etc. on the walls in the building as this tape will
often damage the paint when removed. Thanks for helping us keep things neat and
Peace Lutheran Church
Next Week's Worship Assistants - March 29, 2014
Our thanks for those who serve...
8:30 am ELW 3
11:00 am ELW 3
Altar Care
C. Rick
P. Festa
Ashley S.
Sydney G, John B.
Assisting Minister
G. Wolford
G. Williams
C. Charnock
C. Charnock
G. Endicott
Hannah G.
Book Bearer
E. Draughn
M.L. Davis
D. Mullaney
Eucharistic Minister
C. Welch, M. Wiersma
P. Festa, E. Draughn
N. Davis, L. Arguelles,
S. Altman, M.L. Davis
Children's Time
M. Robinson
J. Boling
Children's Sermon
P. Festa
T. Murphy
L. Denton
L. Denton
Kaden R., D. Robinson
J. Preston, D. Thomas
L. Finamore, M. Barbella
J. & A. Aanestad
W. Derr
W. Derr
Special Music
Peace Singers
Peace Singers
A. Brown
C. Williams
Safe Nights
Our next Safe Nights program will be March 29 through April 4. We will be needing your help
to fulfill our mission to provide housing and food for the area’s homeless. There are many jobs
that need to be done from setting up the cots to transporting them to the next location. Meal
preparation and serving, as well as overnight stays are needed. A complete list is available in
the Narthex where you can sign up to serve in this important mission of the church.
Please see Carole Crawford if you have questions or need additional information.
Peace Lutheran Church
Sermon Notes
Sermon Date: March 22, 2015
Sermon Title:
Why Take Notes?
1. Which Reading did the pastor use as the basis for his sermon?
2. How did the sermon show the love and grace of God?
For some people,
taking notes provides
a means of reinforcing
the important points of
the Pastor's sermon.
It also allows us to
review and think about
the key points once
the service is over.
How to Take Notes
3. Which hymns reflected the message of the sermon?
4. What did you learn from the sermon?
There is no best way.
Feel free to use the
question format
provided, or simply jot
down what you want
to remember, or
questions the sermon
may raise in your
Use Your Notes
5. Which part of today's sermon would you like to share with others?
Review and discuss
your notes with your
family or friends.
Your Name:
Holy Spirit, wrap your wings around each person here, especially those
who need a reminder of your love. Amen.
Peace Lutheran Church
401 East Smallwood Drive, Waldorf, MD 20602-2880
Part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
Contact Us
Tel: 301-843-1832
Fax: 301-870-8107
E-mail: [email protected]
Visit us on the Web
Church Staff
Craig M. Endicott - Pastor
[email protected]
Will Derr - Minister of Music
[email protected]
Dan Brennan - Parish
Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
Becky Conrad - Director of
Youth and Family Ministry
[email protected]
Ask any Usher
Worship Schedule
All Wednesday Services During Lent will
be at 7:00 p.m.
March 18 - Wednesday Lenten Svc
. March 25 - Wednesday Lenten Svc.
Holy Week Services
March 29 - Palm Sunday 8:30 & 11:00am
April 2 - Maundy Thursday 7pm
April 3 - Good Friday 7pm
April 5 - Easter 8:30 & 11:00 am