Pacific HIlls Lutheran Church is looking for a Director of Music (Organist/Choir Director). This is a full time/one person position with a total weekly amount of part time hours.
Pacific Hills has just completed an $111,000 renovation of its 3 manual Schantz pipe organ. Available in the Sanctuary is a beautiful Steinway Grand Piano for use.
Pacific Hills has traditional Lutheran Liturgy worship services Sunday at 8 AM and 10:30 AM and seasonal Advent and Lenten worship services on Wednesdays at 2 PM and 7 PM. Others services include: Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve and Day, Holy Week Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. On occasion other special services might be required, for ex. Reformation. Weddings and funerals would be extra services with extra compensation.
Applicants should provide a resume of education, training and professional experience both as organist/choir director including religious/church positions. Please send to the contact person listed: Dennis Grindle. He can answer any further questions as needed. An interview/audition will be set up with selected applicants. There are 5 members of the Pacific Hills Congregation on the committee you would meet during this process.
We look forward to hearing from all interested candidates. THANK YOU!
- Published: 20 January 2020 20 January 2020
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Many thanks to Pastor Joel Fritsche, for nourishing us with preaching and sacrament on Sunday, January 19th. He also shared his ministries in the Dominican Republic during the Sunday School hour. Pr. Fritsche and his family serve in Santiago at the Lutheran seminary, and with a local growing congregation. He was in the U.S. for meetings, and we were blessed to have him as a guest at Pacific Hills.
- Published: 19 January 2020 19 January 2020
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Rev. Joel and Clarion Fritsche serve the Lord as missionaries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in the Dominican Republic. In this role, Joel plants new churches. He also serves as the Director of Concordia Seminary and Mercy Center in Palmar Arriba (which is in the Santiago province of the Dominican Republic). As director, he teaches courses and helps prepare men to be pastors who proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Published: 19 January 2020 19 January 2020
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The month of January is regarded as Sanctity of Life Month and January 19 will be observed as Sanctity of Life Sunday. The Rev. Joel Fritsche, Missionary to the Dominican Republic and Director of Concordia Seminary and Mercy Center in Palmar Arriba, located in the Santiago province, will be our guest preacher.
This year we are once again partnering with Essential Pregnancy Services of Omaha in our effort to make a difference in the lives of at risk mothers and their unborn and newly born children. As such you are encouraged to bring baby items and diapers for children newborn to age 2 and place them in the bins in the narthex. Diapers are in great need.
- Published: 05 January 2020 05 January 2020
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Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent, is unique among the Sunday’s of Advent. Though part of Advent, it stands out from it. The pink, or more correctly, the rose candle symbolizes joy in the midst of darkness, mourning and sadness and so this week is set apart from all the other weeks of Advent, which focus on things like repentance and Christ’s coming. Gaudete Sunday gives us another perspective and a glimpse of the joy that awaits us.
- Published: 14 December 2019 14 December 2019
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The word “Advent” means “coming” or “arrival.” The entire season is one of heightened awareness and longing for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The advent wreath reminds us of God Himself, His eternity and endless mercy, who has no beginning or end. The green of the wreath speaks of the hope that we have in God, the hope of newness, of renewal, of eternal life. The candles symbolize the light of God coming into the world through the birth of His Son. Each week a different candle is lit. The four outer candles represent the advent themes of hope, peace, joy and love. The rose candle is unique among the outer candles in that it symbolizes the joy at the Advent of Christ. It is lit on the third week of Advent. The progression in the lighting of the candles symbolizes the various aspects of our waiting experience. Finally, the light that has come into the world is plainly visible as the Christ candle is lit at Christmas, and we rejoice over the fact that the promise of long ago has been realized.
- Published: 28 November 2019 28 November 2019
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With this weekend’s Gospel reading focusing on Signs of the End of the Age, we are we reminded how quickly we are moving to the end of the church year. Next weekend we celebrate the Festival of Christ the King. With this festival we are plunged into the Passion. Jesus is alone; the crowds who sang ‘Hosanna!’ as he entered Jerusalem just five days previously are now shouting, ‘Crucify him!’ He now stands before the most powerful person in the land on a falsified charge.
- Published: 17 November 2019 17 November 2019
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What a fantastic All Saints' Day Worship. It was a day filled with thanksgiving for "All the Saints'" and gratitude for Dr. Jeffrey Blersch and his service to Pacific Hills over the last year. He will be missed. We wish him all our best!!
- Published: 09 November 2019 09 November 2019
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On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses on the door of Wittenberg Cathedral. If that hammer could have announced the seismic changes to come in Europe and the Christian Church, its echoes would have shaken the world. Today, however, it is hardly more than a whisper.
For many Protestant churches, it has been like the “telephone” game, where a little was added here, a little changed there, a little taken away somewhere else. The general population has now moved into a post-Christian era, where differences in Christian theological tenets matter less than choices on the restaurant menu.
So is the Reformation still relevant today?
- Published: 25 October 2019 25 October 2019
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The Dorcas Quilters of Pacific Hills hosted a sew-in event in Acker Hall on Saturday, November 19, 2019. The group's 4 members made up 24 kits with instructions to be pieced and quilted for Project Hope.
12 machines were loaned by Ellen Lessmann, all circa 1940's-1970's in perfect working order. Remember the machine your grandma sewed on? One just like it was probably being used on Saturday.
A delicious lunch was provided by Joann Stastny; she even fed the clean-up crew that was working outside.
Eight ladies joined in to finish 12 tops, 2 of which are completely finished and 4 more ready to be tied. One young lady pieced a top all by herself with very little supervision.
- Published: 22 October 2019 22 October 2019
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