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In the Church

Caring Ministry

Provides physical and spiritual care in a variety of ways.

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

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

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. 40

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 Kathy Nutting 303.424.4454 ext.40 [See additional description under Community Outreach.

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

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

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

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 TBD

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

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 Ron Searcy   720.232.2897 [See also Orphan Grain Train under Auxiliary Organizations]

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

Funding is needed to continue the ministry of airing a 30 – minute sermon weekly at 7:30 am on KHOW 630AM radio station.  Also broadcasting in the Salt Lake City area. Contact: Cathy Pierson 303-279-0530

Fellowship Ministry

Promotes opportunities to join together in fellowship and service.

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 Church Office 303.424.4454

Fellowship, fun activities, outings and occasional service opportunities for those age 55+. Friends! events scheduled about every other month. Contact Deb Albrandt 303.903.1980

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 the church office 303.424.4454.

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 the church office 303.424.4454

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 720.408.9380

Office Ministry

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

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 miscellaneous office projects. Contact Church Office 303.424.4454

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 Lauren Von Rentzell  303.506.6112

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

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

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

Stewardship Ministry

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

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

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

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

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 David Erdmann 303.423.2557

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]

Worship Ministry

Opportunities to serve in the worship services of Peace.

Light/extinguish altar candles, participate in processionals/recessionals, and help with communion as scheduled. Students Grade 6 and older. Contact Josh Cromley  720.614.2649

Prepares communion and the altar for worship as scheduled. A very special opportunity to care for the elements of God’s Table. Contact Sharon Nigh 303.587.6893

Coordinate the change of seasonal banners, attend to seasonal decorations, candles and plant care in the sanctuary. Contact Church Office 303.424.4454

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

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 Dave Smith 303-692-3314

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

Regular attention to the robes worn by acolytes and pastors, dry cleaning, and replacing as needed. Contact Church Office 303.424.4454

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

Run the soundboard or video screens for worship services as scheduled. Training available. Contact: Joey Ennulat 219.510.3540

Greet worshipers, hand out bulletins, seat people as needed, count worshipers, receive offerings, clean up after service, collect attendance slips, etc. Contact: Michael Fink 303.942.5492

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

Assist the couple with wedding rehearsal and ceremony details at Peace. Contact Lauren Von Rentzell  303.506.6112

Youth Ministry

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

Help with planning and hosting events for college-age students, holiday get-togethers, mission trip, Bible studies, service opportunities, whatever interests you! Contact Josh Cromley  720.614.2649

Bible Studies, fellowship, activities, Christmas drama, dessert theater, and various service projects. Meet Wednesdays, Sunday mornings, and twice monthly Sunday evenings. Contact Josh Cromley  720.614.2649

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 Josh Cromley  720.614.2649

Bible Studies, fellowship, activities, and service projects for youth in grades 7 and 8. Meets as scheduled. Contact Josh Cromley  720.614.2649

Youth, grades 9-12, develop basic skills to disciple and provide supportive ministry to their peers. Contact Josh Cromley  720.614.2649

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

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 Josh Cromley  720.614.2649

Education Ministry

Provides Christian Education for people of all ages.

A variety of Adult Bible studies are offered on Sundays and throughout the week. Check out the website, the prayer page and the weekly bulletin for what is currently being offered. Suggestions for new topics of study are always welcome. Contact Cynthia Mawe 303.424.4454

Assists in planning and implementing education opportunities, growth tools, and a discipleship process that moves adults along in their spiritual growth. Contact Cynthia Mawe 303.424.4454

Assists the Director of Children’s Ministry with planning and implementing events for children throughout the year. Contact Lauren Von Rentzell  303.506.6112

Sunday morning classes Sept.-April prepare grades 7 & 8 for the rite of confirmation held each October. Volunteers assist in the classroom or preparing for Confirmation day. Contact Josh Cromley  720.614.2649

A five session course offered to 6th graders each spring in preparation for receiving the sacrament on a regular basis. Contact Josh Cromley  720.614.2649

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 Lauren Von Rentzell  303.506.6112

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 Beth Nagy 303.284.7510

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 Cynthia Mawe 720.935.1343

An opportunity for Christian education with classes for all ages on Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Also included are service opportunities for children including junior handbell choir, primary choir, and caring projects. Contact Lauren Von Rentzell  303.506.6112

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 Lauren Von Rentzell  303.506.6112

A group for students in Grades 3 – 6 meeting every couple months for fellowship and service events. Contact Lauren Von Rentzell  303.506.6112

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 Lauren Von Rentzell  303.506.6112

Music Ministry

Opportunities to use musical talents in praise and worship of our God.

Prepares a variety of music for worship and festival services. Practice Wednesday nights as scheduled. Contact Art Buehler 303.279.7730

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

Prepares and presents special music for worship. Contact Joey Ennulat 219.510.3540

Assist in leading contemporary worship. Practice on Wednesday evenings in preparation for the coming Sunday. Contact Joey Ennulat 219.510.3540

Worship Team

Prayer Ministry

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

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

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 303.424.4454 by 3:00 pm Wednesday for the following Sunday bulletin.

Portals of Prayer (published 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.

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 Kent Patton in the church office 303.748.5315

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. Others are accomplished by a larger group on a sponsored workday. Contact Kent Patton 303.748.5315

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. Contact Shawn Olguin 303.475.2619

Women’s Ministry

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

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 Kay Flesher 303.886.0341

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 Church Office 303.424.4454

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

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]

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

Young Child Ministry

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

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

Provide childcare during Sunday morning worship or Wednesday evening classes in the church nursery. Must be 18 + years and infant CPR trained ( offered by Peace ). Contact Lauren Von Rentzell  303.506.6112

In the Community

Community Service Agencies in the Denver Metro Area

Serving our Lord outside the church walls. Following are just some of our many local services that rely on volunteers.

7 Offices serving Metro Denver

APC exists to care for those in pregnancy – related crises and offer a meaningful alternative to abortion. Volunteer training is available for client advocates, group facilitators, or 24-hour helpline. Prayer chain, office help, donation of maternity or baby clothes or cash gifts are also ways you can help. Peace Lutheran liaison is Christine Pearson, 443.758.7576 or

8555 West 57th Avenue, Arvada

Provides food for needy families in the Arvada area. Volunteers needed to stock shelves M-F 9 a.m.–Noon or assist families with food M-F Noon-4 p.m. Can use non-perishable food donations and cash donations. Can use volunteers for special projects: covering phones and data entry.

Located in Shopping Centers at: Colorado Mills, Flatirons and Cherry Creek

Volunteers make a stuffed bear for $10 and donate the bears to the Arvada Children’s Advocacy Center, Children’s Hospital, a local hospital in our area, the local Police Department and/or Fire Department. You stuff the bear, place a heart and name certificate within them, and stitch them up.

1130 Park Avenue West, Denver

Christian ministry to homeless men; providing shelter, clothing, food, medical, dental care, and a two-year program for completing a GED. The Crossing is a shelter for homeless families. Volunteers are needed to serve breakfast, lunch or dinner. Clothing, food, furniture & cash donations welcome.

1629 Simms Street, Lakewood; Gemini Shelter for Teens (ages 11-17)

Women in Crisis (Domestic violence shelter) – 303.420.6752
52 nd and Marshall, Arvada

Donations of food, clothing for women, children and babies are accepted. Volunteers are welcome.

1500 West 12th Avenue, Denver

Volunteers accomplish all levels of construction or renovation of homes for low-income families, working alongside the home recipients. Volunteers also assist at ReStore facilities. Donations of building materials are accepted at ReStore, 10625 North Frontage Road, Wheat Ridge.

8755 West 14th Avenue, Lakewood

Services: food bank, clothing bank, shelter, household and personal items, limited rent/utility assistance, tenant/landlord counseling, Santa Shop, school supplies, J-Help/Meals on Wheels and medical assistance to residents of Jefferson County. Donations of food, clothing, toilet/personal items, household necessities, bedding, small appliances and cash are accepted. Donations are accepted Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. On Thursdays, donations are accepted from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Volunteers can stock shelves at the Center.

10259 North Washington St., Thornton

Education, support and healing for sexual life choices. Offers free pregnancy tests, confidential support, maternity and baby supplies, resources, referrals, sexual lifestyle education and post abortion healing. Offices in Thornton, Loveland and Longmont.

2660 Larimer Street, Denver

Serve balanced pre-packaged meals to low-income residents in the Arvada area as well as the Denver metro area. Donations of food and finances are welcome; also meal delivery assistance.

10795 West 58th Avenue, Arvada

Children in Jefferson County that are victims of sexual abuse are helped via counseling, legal and law enforcement agencies. Can use games, toys and stuffed animals; i.e. Build-a-Bear

3443 West 23rd Avenue, Denver

Invest in the life of one young person through the Save our Youth Mentoring Project. Training available. Build a life-changing relationship with an urban youth ages 10-16 requesting a mentor. For more information, please visit their website:

3227 Chase Street, Wheat Ridge

SRC offers a limited supply of non-perishable food, rental and utilities assistance, support services, adult day care, transportation, in-home personal care, and employment opportunities. Donations of non-perishable food and cash are appreciated. Volunteers can assist with transportation to medical appointments, adult day centers, and meal sites; assist with household repairs, yard cleanup, etc.

A Christian maternity home located in Arvada that houses expectant moms and small children until they are able to live independently. Volunteers are needed as mentors to the young women as well as maintenance assistance to the facility. Donations are also needed in the form of financial assistance, household items and children’s toys and clothing.

2323 Curtis Street, Denver

Day Shelter for homeless individuals Volunteers can collect blankets, food and clothing. Volunteers also serve meals to the residents.

A site for Jeffco Head Start is less than one mile south of Peace. This organization provides preschool education, family education, classes in transitions, English as a second language, and employment networking for hundreds in this part of Jefferson County. Peace volunteers at Head Start by providing Christmas gifts, maintenance help, and child or parent mentoring. To learn more how you could be involved, call the church office 303.424.4454

Several mission projects (international as well as local) are supported throughout the year at Peace as short term collections by the congregation, Sunday School, Bible classes and the Early Learning Center. Watch the weekly bulletin for the projects currently running and join in as you are able. Coordinator works with the Early Learning Center, Sunday School, VBS leadership, and adult Bible classes to promote, track and conclude each project. Contact Church Office 303.424.4454

Peace assists to sponsor an adult work team once a year to a national or international spot to assist and to share the Gospel. Personal financial commitment is part of this experience. Some trips are meant to be adults only, others are designed as family mission trips. Contact Church Office 303.424.4454. [See also Mission Trips under Youth Ministry]

• Greeters give a friendly welcome to those entering the building for worship and assist them in finding their way around the building.

• Information Center Attendants assist guests in learning more about Peace and providing printed and verbal information as well as directions.

• Parking Lot Attendants assist guests in maneuvering parking lot (parking on busy days) and getting up walkways/steps.

Contact Sheryl Hofmeister 303-424-4454

Funding is needed to continue the ministry of airing a 30-minute sermon weekly at 7:30 am on KHOW 630AM radio station. Contact: Cathy Pierson 303.279.0530

Global Service Opportunities

See below for opportunities that are mostly focused on Global relief/aid/support

Mission for Military

Our mission is to “Connect our Military Personnel with God, their Families and the members of Peace”

We are asking military families, Peace members, and friends to collect donations for members of Peace, relatives and friends currently deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and other places around the world. See below for a list of items to be collected

Contact the church office for more information.

Below is a list of the items needed for our men and women in the military:

Food items: Beef Jerky, summer sausage, canned meats, canned chips, canned cheese, canned tuna/chicken, cookies, granola bars, nuts, peanut butter, popcorn, pretzels, protein snacks, power bars, trail mix, top ramen, microwaveable soups/single meals, easy Mac, instant oatmeal, sunflower seeds, peanuts in the shell (roasted), single serve brownie bowls, slim jims

Drinks: Capri sun, sweetened cool aid packets, country time lemonade, Gatorade, kool aid, Lipton tea mixes, flavored coffee and cappuccino, flavored drinks to put in water

Health and Hygiene:  Aspirin and other pain relievers, Antacids, Alka-Seltzer, Band-Aids, Chap stick, Cough Drops, Dental floss, disposable razors, foot powder, hand sanitizer, hair brush/combs, Kleenex(individual packets), mouthwash, Neosporin, Q-tips, bar soap, shampoo/conditioner, dry shampoo, toothbrushes/toothpaste, wet-wipes, air fresheners, lotion, hand and foot warmers, shaving cream

Fun Stuff: Books, CD’s, DVD’s, travel games card games comic books, electronic games, holiday decorations, magazines, puzzles, footballs, nerf balls, phone cards, super glue, sunglasses, sunscreen, mechanic gloves

Miscellaneous: Batteries, can opener, boot socks (gray, green & black), tan shoelaces (leather 72”), envelopes, bug spray, journal, pens, sharpies, plastic utensils, straws in paper wrappers, stationary, tan t-shirts (med. & large).
Cash donations for mailing packages to our servicemen will also be accepted during the bible study times on the 3rd Sunday of each month in the basement classroom C.  If you know someone who is currently deployed or might be able to use a package (and for any other M for M information) please contact Sherri Wilson via the church office 303-424-4454. 

Thank you from all our Peace Military Families

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 Ron Searcy   720.232.2897 [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 vis the church office.

Auxiliary Ministries

Opportunities to serve others through Lutheran organizations outside of Peace.

Lutheran Church Extension Fund helps fund the building of churches and schools through investment dollars. Contact: Lou Boette 303.453.1270

The Lutheran Laymen’s League is an arm of the Lutheran Hour Ministries whose goal is to spread the Gospel through 47 LLL ministry centers worldwide. Contact Ron Schuldt 303.979.4104

LFS provides Adoption programs, Care Management for Older Adults, Disaster Response, Foster Care, Legal Immigration Services, Pregnancy Counseling, and Refugee Services. Volunteers can assist with their various programs and also donate food, clothing, school supplies and cash. Located at 363 South Harlan Street, Suite 200, Denver. Contact 303.922.3433

Lutheran Women in Mission (formerly LWML) is an auxiliary organization of the international Lutheran Church Missouri Synod that generously and prayerfully supports several mission projects around the world with their “mighty mites”. Contact Beth Nagy 303.284.7510

A disaster relief organization. Sponsors the collection of food, clothing, and other requested supplies and equipment, which is then sent to Norfolk, NE where containers are filled and shipped to those in need around the world. Sponsors fish feeds and conducts garage sales. Volunteers can: work at OGT warehouse sorting and packing boxes; pick up donations; quilt or sew for recipients; assist at a Garage Sale or Fish Feed; adopt an orphanage at a cost of $20 per week; donate cash, medical supplies, adult and children’s clothing and bedding. Contact: Ron Searcy   720.232.2897

• Information Center Attendants assist guests in learning more about Peace and providing printed and verbal information as well as directions.

• Parking Lot Attendants assist guests in maneuvering parking lot (parking on busy days) and getting up walkways/steps.

Contact Sheryl Hofmeister 303-424-4454

Thrivent is a faith-based, member owned fin ancial services organization providing comprehensive financial planning for individuals and charitable organizations. As a non-profit fraternal organization, Thrivent members help choose where the tax savings dollars are placed, distributing annually over $5,000,000 in the Rocky Mountain Region through Thrivent Choice, Local Chapters and Regional Projects. Free seminars on a variety of topics. Contact: Keith Stechmesser 303.726.1047 [See also Thrivent Builds under Community Outreach and Thrivent Advisory Team under Stewardship Ministry]

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