Thanks to all the volunteers and participants of the Pacific Hills Lutheran Church Trunk or Treat that took place in the parking lot 10/23/2021. There was a great turn out of about 200 people and we saw some awesome trunk decorations and treats. Thanks to the Pancake Man with his delicious pancakes and sausages.
- Published: 30 October 2021 30 October 2021
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“For we hold that a man is justified by faith apart from works of law.” (Romans 3:28)
On October 31st in the year 1517, a 34 year-old Augustinian monk walked up to the castle church door in Wittenberg and posted 95 theses penned in Latin for the purpose of theological debate. Martin Luther wanted to talk. He wanted to know why the teaching of his church did not square with what he had learned from Holy Scripture. He wanted to know why, if the pope had the power to spring souls from purgatory, he didn’t just do so out of the goodness of his heart. He wanted to know how a piece of paper, an indulgence letter, could take away God’s punishments, as though God were a crooked jailer who could be bought with a bribe. Luther wanted to know what all this have to do with Jesus who hung dead on a cross one good, dark Friday for the sins of the world. And so began what we now call the Reformation of the western Catholic Church.
- Published: 29 October 2021 29 October 2021
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It is hard to believe we are already halfway through September! Many of us are resuming our "school year" schedules, not traveling on vacation or to see family as often, or your extracurricular activities are picking up again. Choir has started at Pacific Hills already, and Bell Choir starts this weekend! It will be nice to have our ensembles sharing music during our worship services again!
Some things to look forward to in the next few weeks:
Sunday, September 26th, we will have another Hymn Sing. This is your chance to have us sing your favorite hymn 10 minutes preceding worship service. There are no limits to hymn choices, which means you can even pick Christmas tunes!
- Published: 26 September 2021 26 September 2021
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We are getting close to that time of year when summer comes to an end and fall programming begins. Rally Day at Pacific Hills marks this occasion. Rally Day is September 12, 2021. We invite all teachers to participate in teacher installation, whether you are a Sunday School teacher or a small group leader. The Installation Service will take place at both services. Rally Day festivities will take place during the Sunday School hour in Acker Hall and will include refreshments.
- Published: 24 August 2021 24 August 2021
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It's hard to believe that it is already the end of July! It seems as though we'll blink our eyes and it'll be school time already! As we approach the fall, now is a great time to think about ways to get involved in different ministries at Pacific Hills. Of course, I highly recommend checking out one of the music ministries! We always welcome new Bell Choir or Choir members - all talent levels are invited! All you need is a positive attitude and an enjoyment of music!
A great time to try out the Choir without any commitment would be the next Pop-Up Choir on Sunday, August 8th at 9:15 a.m. in the sanctuary! All voices are welcome!
- Published: 24 July 2021 24 July 2021
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What will you do to celebrate the Fourth of July? Maybe you will have a picnic and set off some fireworks or maybe you will just spend the day with friends and family and enjoy a long-awaited day off.
This week, on the 4th of July, we will celebrate our nation’s 245th birthday. On this day we celebrate the precious gift of freedom because of the price others have paid. The ideal of freedom is one that our founding fathers believed valuable enough to risk everything on. They risked their fortunes, their families, their reputations and their sacred honor. They risked their very lives and many of them paid for our freedom with their blood and the blood of their children.
- Published: 03 July 2021 03 July 2021
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The Pacific Hills Courtyard Jazz Series is back for for 2021! Omaha area musicians will perform in the courtyard at Pacific Hills Lutheran Church three times this Summer.
- Published: 30 May 2021 30 May 2021
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With the return to normalcy, it is expected that we will have a return of the hymnals on July 4th. This opens up the opportunity for a Hymn Sing!
On Sundays, July 4th, July 25th, and August 29th we will have a Hymn Sing that starts 10 minutes prior to service in place of the prelude. This is the time for you to call out your favorite hymn and we will sing one to two verses! A list of the hymns by name can be found in the back of the hymnal and a page number for that will be provided in the bulletin that Sunday. While you may look them up that day, in my past experience, it is best to think of it beforehand as there are usually quite a few people who are ready and it turns into a race to shout your hymn number first!
- Published: 23 May 2021 23 May 2021
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Yearly we gather on this day to hear the good news that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. Alleluia!
Weekly we celebrate Resurrection Day as each Sunday is a reminder that Jesus lives.
Daily our lives reflect the resurrection as we drown the Old Adam so that the New Man in Christ Jesus might arise and live before God in the New Life revealed at the empty tomb.
- Published: 04 April 2021 04 April 2021
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With the vaccine distribution reaching more people and us returning to the sanctuary in April, Pacific Hills will begin having music ensemble rehearsals again. All who have interest are welcome to join either the bell choir or choir!
Due to COVID, please use your own judgment/comfort in your call to rejoin/ join. Masks will be worn during rehearsals and during service. Once we return to the sanctuary, choir members will be spread out throughout the balcony to follow social distancing. Until then, we will rehearse in Acker Hall spread out.
Choir will rehearse on Sundays from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in Acker Hall until we return to the sanctuary, which we will then be in the balcony. Please contact me if you have interest in joining or feel free to pop in at a rehearsal!
- Published: 28 March 2021 28 March 2021
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