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Rally Day Kickoff is Sunday, September 8
Rally Day at Pacific Hills signals to us that the summer has ended and the fall program is underway.
Sunday school classes will begin their new program on September 8.
All Sunday school teachers, and adult Bible Class facilitators, will be installed at the 10:30 am service and, as in the past, there will be a pot- luck breakfast between the services which the congregation is encouraged to attend. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex to sign-up to bring a potluck breakfast item to share, or you may send Sandra Glissmann an email and inform her what you would like to bring.
- Published: 31 August 2019 31 August 2019
- Last Updated: 31 August 2019 31 August 2019
Thank you Rev. John Welge for visiting us Sunday, August 18, 2019. Rev. John Welge spoke at both services about a ministry providing direct relief to the poor throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Pastor Welge shared personal witness about Food For The Poor’s mission to care for the destitute as a means of living out the Gospel mandate to love one another.
Pastor Welge was born and raised in Illinois and served as a LCMS pastor for almost 43 years. He graduated from Concordia Senior College in I968 with a BA in Music and later in 1972 earned an M.Div. degree from Concordia Seminary in Illinois. He is married to Susan with two married children. He has led and participated in many mission trips within Central America. Now that he is retired, he speaks on behalf of the poor through Food For The Poor.
- Published: 25 August 2019 25 August 2019
- Last Updated: 25 August 2019 25 August 2019
Pacific Hills Lutheran Church Foundation will host a “Legacy” lunch-and-learn event on Sunday, October 20, 2019. This session and will present information on how to include the Foundation in your estate. The Foundation supports, among other things, Concordia Lutheran Schools of Omaha, and the people, ministries and missions you care about. Come and learn about the Foundation! Craig Stirtz from the LCMS Foundation will lead the session. The event will immediately follow the second service. Lunch will be provided. While your RSVP is not required, please consider signing up so there is a more accurate count for lunch. The sign-up sheet is posted in the narthex. For questions, contact Kevin Warneke at (402) 612-9151.
- Published: 23 August 2019 23 August 2019
- Last Updated: 24 August 2019 24 August 2019
Pacific Hills Lutheran Church thanks Pastor JP Cima for sharing with us his mission in Cambodia. We celebrated with an Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, July 17th. PHLC has helped Pastor Cima and his family with Mission dollars, while they are serving in Southeast Asia, where they have been for 12 years. Pastor Cima travels throughout Cambodia to equip and empower the leaders of the Cambodia Lutheran Church with mentorship and formal theological education, that they might boldly announce and demonstrate the Gospel to the people of Cambodia. Pastor Cima's wife, Aimee, serves as the Mercy Manager for the Asia region. You can learn more about Pastor JP Cima's mission work at these websites
- The LCMS Website
- Mission Central
- The LCMS article Sharing the Gospel in the Waters of Cambodia
- The Cima Family Website
- Published: 15 August 2019 15 August 2019
- Last Updated: 15 August 2019 15 August 2019
A small active of kindness can go a long way to make someone’s day. Those smiles belong to Pacific Hills Lutheran Church members who participated in some recent acts of kindness.
Smiles at the Laundromat
Members offered to pay for loads of washers and dryers at a local laundromat and were met with appreciation. Why did we do this? Because Jesus loves you and so do the members of Pacific Hills Lutheran Church.
Drinks for Travelers
Church members handed out refreshing water and Cokes for travelers on their way home from work. In all they handed out 115 bottles of Coke/Diet Coke and about 180 bottles of water Tuesday afternoon, August 13th, at the intersection in front of Pacific Hills Lutheran Church (90th & Pacific). Commuters appreciated the act of kindness.
In Galatians 5:22-23 Paul writes, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” One fruit that Paul mentions specifically is – kindness. There are many ways one can express kindness, but essentially kindness is love in action.
- Published: 14 August 2019 14 August 2019
- Last Updated: 14 August 2019 14 August 2019
Change. No one likes change, especially not Lutherans. August is a month of change. Many children are ready to head back to school this next week. The laid back days of summer are re- placed with the more structured school day schedule. Children are starting in new schools or moving up to a different grade or classroom. The seasons are changing. Soon the temperatures will drop along with the leaves on the trees. Life at Pacific Hills is changing as we prepare to start our building projects. We can be grateful that as we go through changes in our lives we have a God who never changes. James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” He is always there for us and blesses us and is a constant in our lives.
Our own Lamb of God Preschool starts the new school year on September 3. We have many new families in our midst. This year we start with about 20 children. Thanks be to God for this amazing mission field and these precious little ones and their
families! These children will spend this school year playing, learning, growing, and hearing about the love of Jesus every day. We are grateful for the support of Pacific Hills, and we ask you to keep our preschool and its families in your prayers.
Lamb of God Preschool
- Published: 11 August 2019 11 August 2019
- Last Updated: 11 August 2019 11 August 2019
This past Sunday (07/14/2019) Pacific Hills Lutheran Church's courtyard was filled with the upbeat jazz of Robert Glaser & Urban Jazz. Pacific Hills and visitors were blessed with beautiful evening weather and good fellowship. Band members for this ensemble are:
- Upright bass - Michael Frederickson
- Guitar - Ron Cooley
- Drums - Gayland Prince
- Piano/ vocals - Robert Glaser
- Percussion - Joey Gulizia
Even Pacific Hill's own Paul Shultz (trombone) joined the band for the last two songs.
Pacific Hills Lutheran Church is happy to sponsor this venue for three concerts this year. For about the last 20 years Pacific Hills has sponsored three summer evening jazz concerts on our courtyard. This year we are continuing to do the same as the series has been a wonderful outreach event into our community. If you would like to contribute to this effort, please contact the PHLC office.
- Published: 21 July 2019 21 July 2019
- Last Updated: 21 July 2019 21 July 2019
We are now in the heart of summer. This is a time of year when many people take some time to slow down their pace. They might take a vacation or spend more time at the pool or reading books. With teaching there is a natural ebb and flow to the year, and summer break tends to be a quieter time. I try to use the summer as a time to reflect on the past year, set goals for the next year, and also make time to be refreshed. I like to call it “filling my bucket.” If I pour out myself physically, emotionally, and spiritually on my ministry, my family, and my students without replenishing my own reserves, I will run out of re- sources to give. So if you see a bit less of me around church this month, I haven’t gone anywhere, I’m simply refilling my bucket. I’m reading books, resting, spending time with family, doing projects around my house, and spending extra time praying and meditating on God’s Word, so that I can come back to a new school year refreshed and renewed for service.
Please keep all church workers, including myself, in your prayers as we serve in our various ministry positions. You can even use the words of Paul to the Colossians (part of our Epistle lesson this week).
- Published: 12 July 2019 12 July 2019
- Last Updated: 19 July 2019 19 July 2019
This week we celebrated our nation's independence and the birth of our nation's freedom. I hope that you had some time to relax and be with family and thank God for the men and women who have given their lives that we might breathe free. Last week in this article I spoke to you about a resource from Lutheran Hour Ministries entitled: “The Intersection of Church & State.”
To be sure in the United States the relationship between church and state is an energetic one. Voices and viewpoints line up across the spectrum. Some would argue there should be a "wall of separation" between the two. Others maintain co-existence is not only necessary and inevitable, but can lead to positive results. This Coming Sunday, July 7th, during Adult Bible Class (9:15am – Acker Hall – Earlier Time), we are going to take a look at “The Intersection of Church and State.” This DVD resource features former Lutheran Hour Speaker, Rev. Gregory Seltz.
- Published: 06 July 2019 06 July 2019
- Last Updated: 19 July 2019 19 July 2019
Pacific Hills provided free lunches to the community on a steamy Saturday, June 29th. Volunteers cooked and served hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and cold water to anyone who stopped by. We enjoyed meeting neighbors, passers-by, and friends at this annual event.
Why did we do this? Because Jesus loves you and we do too!
- Published: 30 June 2019 30 June 2019
- Last Updated: 30 June 2019 30 June 2019