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Oct Gifts: A big pat on the back for Lee Ely who spent numerous hours making and coordinating maps for our Saturate NI outreach. To all who assembled packets and delivered them in neighborhoods – you’re the best!! Thank you to Amy Birge who substituted for Pastor Gail while she attended the LCMC Gathering & to Bernita Carlson for playing while Ruth was also away. How about that awesome snow break & cover over the sanctuary door? Thanks go to Karle Nimke for his construction skills! Applause & hats off to P&M work day attendees!

 PLC Counters: It’s that time of year to please let me know if you are interested in continuing your service as a PLC counter for 2019.  If you haven’t served as a counter, but may be interested in doing so, please contact me. I can be reached at 208-625-0178. Thank you! Amy Birge

Kitchen Donation Needs: Powdered coffee creamer, wooden coffee stirrers, hot cider mix & cocoa packets, bleach & white vinegar. Thank you for recent donations of coffee, trashcan liners, paper towels and napkins! Donation receipts available in the office for your gifts-in-kind – please see Lynn. Thank you so much!


Make a Joyful Noise – Youth Choir

We now have a Youth Choir at Peace Lutheran!  Members of the choir are Aubrey Baker, Morgan Baker, Alexis Jones, Tristynn Jones, Kira Newman, and Kalee Lyn West-Hite. They have been practicing on Wednesdays after school, and are excited to present their first anthem for the congregation during the month of November. You will be nicely surprised and excited to hear these great young voices as they sing from their hearts during the Sunday morning service. The choir’s “debut” will be Nov 11. Come and support our youth!

Christmas Cantata

The choir has started to practice a Christmas Cantata which will be presented during the Sunday service on December 16.  It is entitled I Hear the Prophet Callin’ and will feature several of our singers as soloists. We are always searching for, and will welcome, more singers to help with this presentation. Please consider joining us in choir during this special upcoming Advent and Christmas season!

Ruth Clark, Minister of Music


Budget Team has begun to plan for 2019. If you have any considerations for the team about next year’s ministry plan, please contact Council President, Paul Seher. The team will meet again after worship on Nov 18.

The Dorcas Quilting Group meets the first and third Monday of the month from 9 am – 1 pm. The group is scheduled to meet Nov 5 & 19. Quilt Blessing Sunday is Dec 2, then the ladies will bag everything up Mon, and distribute their labor of love for local community needs! Contact Charlotte Newman with any questions while Cinda is soaking up the sun!

Joyce Beghtel delivered 77+ lbs in food donations and supplies to the CDA Food Bank in Oct. Think holiday foods this month and next! Our food banks take plastic grocery bags to reuse, and only accept single egg cartons. Kindly recycle your 18-count cartons at home – thank you!

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PLC Outreach Mission

Thank you all for sharing your time and dollars toward our Family Promise hosting week in Oct. The FP Team has been meeting to coordinate and schedule hosting weeks in 2019.  We’ll publish that info ASAP!

Our Saturate North Idaho project was a great success! Several people came to assemble 2,000 packets on Thu, Oct 4, and others delivered on Sat, Oct 6. Packets leftover were delivered by folks on Oct 20, and over the following weeks. What a great way to introduce people to Jesus and invite our neighbors to Peace Lutheran!

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gifts has been embraced by Peace Lutheran as a way to tell children around the globe about Jesus. This simple touch can mean so much! There are many boxes still available to be filled. Please take one with instructions and informational sheet. Why not take two for a boy and girl!

On November 11, bring your filled boxes to the church. We’re having a celebration with cake as we send the boxes on their way to children around the world. We will take a group photo with all the boxes, say prayers for the children who will receive them, and load them up to be delivered.

We hope every member of the congregation is joining in this endeavor to share the love of Christ with children in many countries who desperately need it. – Diann Wandrey  

Looking for a Volunteer Liaison!

For the past few years, Betty Nomanson has done a great job as our liaison with The Village at Orchard Ridge, keeping us informed of events, activities, and attending the annual volunteer luncheon.  She is now stepping down, and we would like to continue our relationship with The Village. If minimal involvement is your forte, then this might be the volunteer position for you! Talk to Betty before the end of the year!

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Garden at Orchard Ridge Christmas Gift Basket Ideas

It is that time of year again when we start planning for our residents’ Christmas baskets. If you are interested in being involved, please let me know how many baskets you would like to do. We have also found that small storage tubs or Christmas bags work great also! Please do not wrap the gifts individually.

Below are some possible ideas for the baskets, but please do not feel like you need to include every item as it is just a list to spark some ideas! I have asked that the baskets be returned by Dec 17 to the Garden, so we can get them all ready for the residents’ party. Thank you for your help making this a success year after year. It is such a blessing to our residents and their families! Thank you for your heartfelt gifts!!

-socks with traction on bottom         -puzzles (300 pieces or less)

-toothpaste and toothbrush                -nail polish or nail files

-chap stick                                               -hair pins or barrettes

-word find books (preferably large print)

-lotions, shampoo and conditioner, and liquid body wash

-goodies: breads, cookies, nuts, chocolates, etc. (Please, no home baked goods!)

-haircut certificates from our salon: $12 for men, $14 for woman’s haircut

Holly Johnson, hjohnson@theorchardcda.org

Community Relations Director & Volunteer Coordinator

The Village at Orchard Ridge, (208) 664-8119