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In the Church

There are many opportunities to volunteer at the church:

Sign up for an Elder Duty (March)

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Spiritual Gifts Assessment

Wishing to serve, but don’t know what your Spiritual Gifts are?

Take this Spiritual Gifts Assessment to find out. It is just 60 questions and takes about 15 minutes to complete. Click THIS LINK to take the test or contact Polly Wegner for a printed copy.


Please see “How Can I Serve Ministries & Organizations” (PDF) for the complete list >>

Caring Ministry

Provides physical and spiritual care in a variety of ways.

Care Callers

A team of trained people who help our ill or shut-in members through visits, phone calls, prayer, comfort, etc. Contact Pastor Tim Lindeman 303.424.4454

Divorce Care

Meeting weekly on Thursday evenings, Divorce Care is regarded nationally as one of the best Christian recovery programs involving 13 weeks of lessons and support. Contact Todd Nichols 303.431.5363

Financial Assistance for Members

Peace Lutheran has a fund administered by the Social Ministry Committee that is meant to assist members of Peace who have a temporary financial need. In strict confidence the committee considers requests on a case-by-case basis. Contact the Social Ministry hot line 303.424.4454 ext. 7 [See also the Food Bank under Community Outreach ]

Food Bank/Social Ministry

Volunteers stock our on-site food bank and host community food basket distribution at Christmas and Easter. For those who want to assist further with this ministry, training is required for the following: “manning” a message hot line for emergency needs, sharing referrals of community resources, and meeting recipients using the food bank. For information Contact Sharee Wichmann 303.421.0621 [See additio nal description under Community Outreach.]

Grief Share

Meeting weekly on Saturday mornings, Grief Share is regarded nationally as one of the best Christian recovery programs involving 13 weeks of lessons and support. Contact Steve Taylor 303.429.0868

Pre-Marriage Mentor Couples

Couples work through a pre-marital inventory with couples considering marriage. Training required. Contact Pastor Dave Ahlman 303.424.4454

Stephen’s Ministry

A Stephen’s Minister provide s one-on-one care to a person going through a life crisis. Training required. Contact Pastor Tim Lindeman 303.424.4454

Lifetree Café

A ministry of conversation that is held at 12:00 noon and 7:00 PM on Tuesdays. Video of a current event or trending topic is presented followed by discussion around tables of four. A great opportunity to invite non-churched friends or family for an hour of interesting discussion and a little “God talk” mixed in. Volunteers host or lead discussion. Contact: Polly Wegner 303.424.4454

Military Support

Does holiday and other “packs” for deployed service personnel, keeps congregation informed of military needs, supports families of military, annually recognizes veterans, and prays regularly for our country. Contact Becky Combs 303.424.0551

Mission Committee

Promotes and encourages support for missions on all levels. Oversees the support given to the different organizations voted on each year for mission funding from Peace. Committee prepares Mission budget and oversees commitments to Synod missionaries. May also make recommendations to the Mission Trust Fund. Contact Ron Schuldt 303.979.4104

Orphan Grain Train

A local group of this national organization meets at Peace regularly to support the work of OGT, collect and pack items for shipping around the world. Contact Lou & Anita Boette 303.453.1270 [See also Orphan Grain Train under Auxiliary Organizations]

Quilters for Missions

Creates quilts or other sewing projects for distribution through Orphan Grain Train. Contact: Wanda Bruns 303-424-2620

Radio Ministry

Funding is needed to continue the ministry of airing a 30 – minute sermo n weekly at 7:30 am on KOA 850AM radio station. Contact: Patti Ninneman 303.424.4454

Roadrunner for Christ

Distributes clothing, medical supplies and food to the people living in Northern Mexico. Volunteers can help pack. Donations needed: canned food, clothing, bedding and school supplies. Contact Dave Baumhef ner at 303.499.9897 [See also Roadrunner for Christ under Auxiliary Organizations.]


Education Ministry

Provides Christian Education for people of all ages.

Adult Bible Studies

A variety of Adult Bible studies are offered on Sundays and throughout the week. Check out the website, the church newsletter Peace Progress, and the weekly bulletin for what is currently being offered. Suggestions for new topics of study are always welcome. Contact Polly Wegner 303.424.4454

Adult Discipleship Team

Serves with the Adult Discipleship Board alongside the Dir. of Adult Discipleship in planning and implementing education opportunities, growth tools, and a discipleship process that moves adults along in their spiritual growth. Contact Polly Wegner 303.424.4454

Children’s Ministry Team

Assists the Director of Children’s Ministry and the Board of Children’s Ministry with planning and implementing events for children throughout the year. Contact Lisa Lindeman 303.242.4454

Confirmation Mentors and Confirmation Assistance

Wed nesday night classes Sept.-April prepare grades 7 & 8 for the rite of confirmation held each May. Volunteers assist in the classroom or preparing for Confirmation day. Contact Pastor Dave Ahlman 303. 424.4454

Early Communion

A five session course offered to 6 th graders each spring in preparation for receiving the sacrament on a regular basis. Contact Polly Wegner 303.424.4454

God & Country Mentors

Assists members of the Boy or Girl Scouts interested in attaining their religious service award through their church. Contact Polly Wegner 303.424.4454

Kingdom Quest (Sunday Connect for Kids!)

Sunday AM Toddlers – Grade 6 meet for action packed lessons using large group and small group interaction, puppets, music and experiential learning to grow as member s of God’s Kingdom. Large group leaders and small group shepherds are ways adults assist. Quest Plus is the separate ministry for Grades 7 – 8 uniquely tailored to Middle School students. Contact Lisa Lindeman 303.424.4454

Library Ministry

Our church library offers over 4,000 volumes for adults, youth, and children. It includes Bible reference books, fiction and non-fiction books, as well as DVD selections. The Library group assists people using the library and also cares for the resources. Contact Gladys Erdmann 303.423.2557

Life Groups

A group of 3-12 adults connecting around the common purpose of experiencing life together in Christ. Emphasis in groups can be Bible study, a common area of interest, service to church or community, or a combination. Contact Christine Pearson 443.758.7576

Midweek Connect

An opportunity for Christian education with classes for all ages on Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Also included are service opportunities for children including junior handbell choir, primary choir, junior choir, high school choir, caring projects. Contact Lisa Lindeman 303.424.4454

Midweek Connect Suppers

Shop for supplies, prepare, and serve the simple supper before Wednesday Midweek Connect. A great ministry to busy families each Wednesday evening of Midweek! Contact Sandy Martin 303.423.6124

SOS (Servants of our Savior)

A group for students in Grades 3 – 6 meeting every couple months for fellowship and service events. Contact Lisa Lindeman 303.424.4454

Vacation Bible School

A week long summer opportunity to reach children of our congregation and many from the community with God’s love for them. Bible stories + Crafts + Drama + Service projects + Games + Snacks + Music and Praise! Contact Lisa Lindeman 303.424.4454


Fellowship Ministry

Promotes opportunities to join together i n fellowship and service.

Family Events

These events held two or three times a year are designed to bring the “family of Peace” together for fun or service ….or both! Contact Lisa Lindeman 303.424.4454

Friends!

Fellowship, fun activities, outings and occasional service opportunities for those age 55 or older. Friends! events scheduled about every other month. Contact Polly Wegner 303.424.4454

Funeral Ministry

Coordinate, prepare and serve lunch or refreshments for the family/friends of the deceased following a funeral/memorial service. So appreciated by the family! Contact Beth Ahlman 303-940-7199

Parish Fellowship

Ministries include: Coordinating Lenten Dinners; Church picnics; potlucks; catered events; New Member Brunch; Special Recognition Dinners; and Decorating for holidays/special events. Occasionally host Sunday coffee & treats. A fun way to serve! Contact Harriet Oehlkers 303.666.9218

Travel Group

Once a year an opportunity for travel is offered for education, the enjoyment of other parts of the world, and Christian fellowship. Contact Harriet Oehlkers 303.666.9218


Music Ministry

Opportunities to use musical talents in praise and worship of our God. Accompanist/ Organist/ Pianist Accompany choirs as they prepare and perform music or serve as musical leader for worship. Do you have these talents? Please share! Contact Rachel Webb 720.499.7559

Adult Choir

Prepares a variety of music for worship and festival services. Practice Wednesday nights as scheduled. Contact Rachel Webb 720.499.7559

Junior Handbells

Handbell Choir for children grades 4 – 8 prepares music for worship. Practice Wednesdays: 7:00 p.m. Contact Lisa Lindeman 303.424.4454

Primary Choir (Grades 1 – 3) and Junior Choir (Grades 4 – 8)

Enjoys music, singing, rhythm instruments and prepares music for worship. Practice Wednesdays: 7:00 p.m. Contact Lisa Lindeman 303.424.4454

Ringers of Peace

Handbell Choir for adults prepares music for worship. Practice Monday evenings twice a month. Contact Cindy Stechmesser 303.233.1675

Soloist/ Duet/ Small Group Singing/ Instrumentalists

Prepares and presents special music for worship. Contact Rachel Webb 720.499.7559

Worship Teams

Assist in leading contemporary worship. Practice as scheduled for a coming Sunday. Contact Church Office 303.424.4454

Youth Choir

Choir for high school students prepares music for worship. Practice occasionally on Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. Contact Lisa Lindeman 303.424.4454


Office Ministry

Opportunities to support the day-to-day operations of the church.

Office Aides

Friendly people to answer phones in the office when secretarial staff is in meetings or away. 2 – 3 hour shifts. May also be asked to help with misc ellaneous office projects. Contact Church Office 303.424.4454

Birthday Cards

Write and mail cards so all children of Peace, infant through Grade 12, receive a card on their birthday. Cards, supplies and postage provided. May be done from home. Contact Church Of fice 303.424.4454.

Information Technology

Plans for, maintains, and makes decisions regarding church computers, internet, phones, security system, website, and all IT related issues. Contact Andy Warner 512.971.6776

Photography/ Videography/ Graphic Design

This special talent is needed and appreciated for publications, prom otional pieces, website, archives, worship slides or video, etc. Contact Church Office 303.424.4454

Publication Assembly

Bulletins are assembled each Friday afternoon. Other publications are periodically assembled as necessary. Contact Church Office 303.424.4454


Prayer Ministry

Pray for needs of the church and its members as well as our community. Promotes active prayer life.

Prayer Chain

Prayer teams are called upon to pray for special needs. Day and night teams. Contact Barbara Armstrong 720.475.1706

Prayer Page

This weekly addition to our Sunday bulletin lists specific requests of members for prayer, lists who is currently hospitalized, serving in the military, etc. The page is intended for all to take home and use throughout the week as personal prayer reminders. Contact Sheryl Hofmeister or Tammie Brown 303.424.4454 by 4:30 pm Wednesday for the following Sunday bulletin.

Printed Devotions and Pamphlets

Portals of Prayer (publis hed quarterly for all ages), My Devotions (published monthly – written for children), and a variety of printed tracts addressing different life issues are available in the lobby areas of the church. Please ask if you can’t find something. Contact the Church Office 303.424.4454


Property Management Ministry

Oversees the maintenance of the physical property and grounds of Peace Lutheran Church.

Adopt-An-Island

Members are encouraged to adopt one of the many islands in our parking lots and attend to the shrubs, eliminate weeds, and straighten loose rock to keep the island attractive. Contact Dawn Lubker in the church office 303.424.4454

Property Projects

Taking care of God’s house! Includes maintaining and care of the church facility, building upkeep, grounds, painting, and van maintenance. Some projects can be done by individuals or families. O thers are accomplished by a larger group on a sponsored workday. Contact Steve Lambertson 303.424.5678

Security Assistants

For those with experience in addressing situations that could prove unsafe for people in the church building, knowledge of emergency procedures, and help maintain a welcoming and safe environment at Peace, especially on Sunday AM and Wednesday PM . Contact Polly Wegner 303.424.4454


Stewardship Ministry

Promotes giving of time, talent, and treasure. Records and tracks giving.

Archives

Coordinate efforts to preserve, restore, and continue the ongoing process of recording the history of Peace Lutheran Church. Contact Church Office 303.424.4454

Financial Recording

Volunteers serve on a team that records the giving and mails statements to contributors. Also work with distribution of offering envelopes annually. Contact Cathy Pierson 303.279.0530

Offering Counters

Work in teams of 2 to count and deposit the weekly offering on a rotating schedule. Contact Cathy Pierson 303.279.0530

Mission Trust Fund

A group of elected individuals (2 year term) who oversee and report on the Mission Trust Fund of Peace Lutheran Church. This fund is dedicated to spending the interest only of a trust fund that supports missions of the Church. Contact Greg Tomsick 303.421.3849

Thrivent Advisory Team

A group of Thrivent members who occasionally host free educational events, keep the congregation informed of Thrivent news and assists those applying for funds through Action Teams. Contact Rhonda Harshbarger 303.420.1110 [See also Thrivent under Auxiliary Organizations]


Women’s Ministry

Opportunities for women for Bible study, fellowship, and service.

Advent By Candlelight

An annual evening of candlelight, devotion and dessert. Preparing our own hearts for Christmas and an opportunity for outreach by inviting friends and neighbors. Contact Polly Wegner 303.424.4454

Kitchen Ministry

Work with the Board of Parish Fellowship to track and purchase kitchen supplies, which may be used by any organization of the church. Care for the church kitchen. Contact Sandy Martin 303.423.6124

Ladies Night Out

Friday fellowship events held every other month to enjoy a fun activity together, refreshments, and also hear about a local mission or service organization. Contact Christine Pearson 443.758.7576

Lutheran Women in Mission

A group of women who hold up missions in our Synod, enjoy fellowship at mission rallies and national conventions of the LCMS Organization Lutheran Women in Mission. Contact Beth Nagy 303.284.7510 [See also Lutheran Women in Mission under Auxiliary Organizations]

Women’s Circles

Small groups of women who meet regularly for Bible study as well as support various projects, local or international missions or church events. Contact Polly Wegner 303.424.4454

Women of Faith Coordinator

Coordinates publicity, on-line registration, and is the point person at Peace for those attending the annual event Women of Faith held in the Denver area. Contact Polly Wegner 303.424.4454


Worship Ministry

Opportunities to serve in the worship services of Peace.

Acolytes

Light/extinguish altar candles, participate in processionals/recessionals, and help with communion as scheduled. Students Grade 6 and older. Contact Polly Wegner 303.424.4454

Altar Guild

Prepare s communion and the altar for worship as scheduled. A very special opportunity to care for the elements of God’s Table. Contact Stacy Drew 303.431.4309

Chancel Décor

Coordinate the change of seasonal banners, attend to seasonal decorations, candles and plant care in the sanctuary. Contact Harriet Oehlkers 303.666.9218

Costume and Props Care

Organize and care for the many costumes and props used in dramatic portrayal in worship or theater productions at Peace. Contact Pastor Tim Lindeman 303.424.4454

Elder

Men who assist the pastors in worship related matters and in several functions during worship as well as the spiritual care of members. Serve on the Board of Elders. Contact Gene Nandrea 303.940.1034

Pastor’s Aide

Takes notes for each pastor as people exit the worship service and relay information to the pastor. Contact the Church Office 303.424.4454

Robe care

Regular attention to the robes worn by acolytes and pastors, dry cleaning, and replacing as needed. Contact Pastor Tim Lindeman 303.424.4454

Seder Meal

Variety of opportunities to help with the service of a Seder meal during Lent. Planning, shopping, serving, setting up, cleaning up, speaking, etc. Contact Pastor Tim Lindeman 303.424.4454

Sound and Video Screens

Run the soundboard or video screens for worship services as scheduled. Training available. Contact: Everett Gidlund 720.272.5012

Ushers

Greet worshipers, hand out bulletins, seat people as needed, count worshipers, receive offerings, clean up after service, collect attendance slips, etc. Contact: Joel Lubker 303.517.6319

Way of the Cross

Variety of opportunities to help with this dramatic experience as worshipers follow Jesus to the cross. Acting, Singing, Decorations, Set and Costume Prep. Contact Pastor Tim Lindeman 303.424.4454

Wedding Coordinator assistance

Assist the couple with wedding rehearsal and ceremony details at Peace. Contact Nancy Lambertson 303.424.5678


Young Child Ministry

Opportunities for the youngest of God’s children to learn and grow in a Christian environment.

Early Learning Center

A Christian learning environment for preschoolers through kindergarten with State licensing and well-qualified teachers. Contact Sarah Ross, Director 303.431.4494 (ELC Direct Line)

Parent’s Day Out

A Christian program held once or twice a week, designed for small children while their parents have the morning free to run errands, etc. Contact Lori Spitz 303.423.6240

Nursery Care

Provide childcare during Sunday morning worship or Wedenesday evening classes in the church nursery. Must be 18 + years and infant CPR trained ( offered by Peace ). Contact Lisa Lindeman 303.424.4454

Nursery Roll

Supports parents in the spiritual development of young children through informational mailings from baptism through age 3. Packet assembly and monthly mailings. Contact Lisa Lindeman 303.424.4454


Youth Ministry

Opportunities for Bible study, fellowship, and service for 7 – 12 graders and their friends.

College – Age

Help with planning and hosting events for college-age students, holiday get-togethers, mission trip, Bible studies, service opportunities, whatever interests you! Contact Tim Lindeman 303.424.4454

DU (Disciples Unlimited)

Bible Studies, fellowship, activities, Christmas drama, dessert theater, and various service projects. Meet Wednesdays, Sunday mornings, and twice monthly Sunday evenings. Contact Interim Youth Director 303.424.4454

Mission Trips / National Youth Gatherings

Prepare (fundraising, training and fellowship ) for a summer mission trip. Mission experience may be tied in with attendance at the National Youth Gathering on selected years. Contact Interim Youth Director 303.424.4454

PJ’s (Peace Juniors)

Bible Studies, fellowship, activities, and service projects for youth in grades 7 and 8. Meets Saturdays twice a month. Contact Interim Youth Director 303.424.4454

Peer Ministry

Youth, grades 9-12, develop basic skills to disciple and provide supp ortive ministry to their peers. Contact Interim Youth Director 303.424.4454

Puppet Ministry

Practice and perform for worship services or Sunday School. Contact Randy Oehlert 303.435.4470

Youth Ministry Team – Middle School (PJs)

Youth Ministry Team – High School (DU)

Adults who work alongside the Director of Student Ministries and the Board of Student Ministries in assisting with events and functions of these age groups. Contact Interim Youth Director 303.424.4454