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Sermon Series on Joy, Hope, and Steadfastness!
We’ve all been through a difficult three years: our lead pastor’s untimely departure; consequential division within our congregation; COVID-19’s inconvenience and stress; and the myriad of anxieties pressing in on most of us. As a result, we’ve lost a great deal of Christian joy. So, in response to this, our pastors will lead us through three New Testament epistles on joy (Philippians), hope (First Thessalonians), and steadfastness (Second Thessalonians). We’ll study Philippians-the letter of joy-during June, July, August, and into September. Then in the fall, we will look at the Thessalonian letters to gain a bigger perspective of these “last days” in which we live, and the hope and steadfastness Jesus offers to each of us. As Paul writes in Philippians 3:13-14, “…forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” And so we will do: forward, onward, and upward we will go in Christ Jesus! In joy, in hope, and in steadfastness. Find the joy series here.

IN PERSON Sunday School Class—“Stories of God’s Grace” THIS SUNDAY
The Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Colossae in Colossians 1:6 that the gospel had come to them, and to the whole world, and is “bearing fruit and increasing - as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth.” At 9:45 am, members of Peace Church will share how God’s gospel has worked in them to the praise of God’s glory. The class will meet in the sanctuary.  After the class, the audio will be uploaded to our media section here.

Congregational Meeting
On Sunday, June 27th at 10 am, we will be having a congregational meeting in which we will vote on three separate matters. First, we will vote to support the budget that was approved by Session and presented to us on Saturday, June 12th. A recording of the presentation is available here, in case you were unable to attend.

Second, the Session is recommending that we call Ken Langley as an Associate Pastor instead of his current position as Assistant Pastor. The difference between the two positions is that an Assistant is called by the Session and he is not a voting member of Session. An Associate is called and elected by the congregation and so he is a voting member of the session. The terms of his call can be found here.

Third, there will be a vote to elect elders and deacons. The three elder candidates are currently finishing a 3-year term and are standing for re-election to a second term. The two deacon candidates are new and standing for election to a first 3-year term. You may read their testimonies here.

More Mature Members (3Ms - age 60+) “Backyard Picnic
Please join us for food and fellowship on Wednesday, June 30 at 12:30 pm in the Peace Fellowship Hall. This event will be fully catered (and paid for!) Due to it being catered we need to know the exact number of people attending by Monday, June 28, 10 am, please take the time to signup NOW here. Please share the link with others that might not have received the invitation (we don't want to miss anyone). If you have any special food needs, please contact Katharine Parrish or Susan Lederer. Looking forward to seeing many smiling faces!

Men’s Breakfast
Please join us Saturday, July 10th, from 7 -9 am for a time to fellowship together at Pastor Doug's home (4917 Lily Garden Drive in Apex). Please sign up here so we make sure to have enough food and coffee. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Worley.

Also, feel free to invite other men to join to enjoy some food and fellowship.

“The Insidious Weed” Blog Post
"As I pulled up sprig after sprig, I thought how this weed is just like sin in my life. It always shows up after a rain, just like sin creeps in after a time of blessing and celebration when we least expect trouble..." Read Katharine Parrish's full blog here.

Roommate Needed
Steve and Juliana West’s daughter, Anna West, is looking for a roommate to share her two-bedroom apartment (just north of Crabtree Valley Mall) beginning in August. If you know of someone, please have them contact Steve, 919-696-1075.

Vacation Bible School 2021
Please be praying for good weather and safety for our Saturday, June 26 Kick Off and the week beyond of virtual VBS—that Jesus would soften hearts and draw the children to Himself.

Women’s Summer Bible Study (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
The Messy Womens' (PCA) study continues Tuesdays, in the Music Room at Peace (C101) from 9:45 - 11:45 am. Please RSVP to Janet Conner (if you have not yet) if you plan to come to SOME of the 9 in-person video lessons.

There is also a Thursday night women’s group meeting for this study in the library at 7 pm. If you are interested in joining them, please contact Dolores Rundle.

Paid Babysitting Opportunities 
As the children’s ministry team prepares to resume normal fall activities, we are seeking babysitters for Tuesday mornings and Sunday evenings.  Anyone interested would need to complete the child protection training.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas (919-815-6766).

Nursery Available for Early Service
Children’s Ministries are offering nursery care for children ages 2 and younger during the 8:30 am Worship Service. Drop off and pick up will be from the Toddler Nursery door. Masks required while serving. Scheduling for fall nursery and Children’s Church will begin later this summer.

Peace is Going Green!
The session, diaconate, and finance committee have all approved a new project for converting Peace Church to solar power. This project will commence in the fall and add over 200 solar panels to the roof of the church. Several months of the year we anticipate producing more electricity than we use. The total cost of the project is approximately $75,000 after the utility rebate. To offset the cost we will accept donations for solar panels. The rest will be paid for by savings in utility costs. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation and buy a panel, please designate it on the check or online donation or with a note. The installed panel cost to Peace is around $400 per panel.

Fun with Words
A writing class for ages 8 through 12, ten Tuesdays (September 7 – November 9). Games, stories, news articles, poetry, visiting musician, Authors’ Tea. Cost: $120.00 includes all supplies (discounts for siblings). To enroll, call Katharine Parrish (919-748-8663).

Women’s Summer Bible Study
The Messy Womens’ (PCA) study continues Tuesday, June 15th, in the Music Room at Peace (C101) from 9:45 to 11:45 am.  Please RSVP to Janet Conner (if you have not yet) if you plan to come to SOME of the 9 in-person video lessons.

Part-Time Assistant Preschool Teacher Needed
Peace Preschool is accepting applications for part-time employment for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a great job for a mom looking for a regular fellowship with delightful co-workers and a little extra cash. Requirements include a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ, the desire to demonstrate the love of Jesus to young families, and fondness for small children. For more information or to apply for the position, please email Jennifer.  

Life at Peace and Moving Forward
We are planning to resume our regular Sunday School (for all ages) and Sunday evening ministries in September with proper and reasonable safety protocols in place. We also plan to offer as many nurseries and Children’s Church options as our volunteer staffing will support

Peace Membership
During this season of Covid, we are not offering our regular Peace 101 classes. If you are interested in church membership, please contact Pastor Doug or Pastor Ken. You can also send an email to the church secretary.

Daily Prayers turn to Weekly Prayers
Don Rayno has continually helped us pray for our world during this pandemic but now since COVID cases are slowing down, he is sending out weekly prayers. Please check here. You may always find it (daily prayers) under the resources tab on the website.

We want to Pray for YOU!
Please let us know how we can pray for you.  There are many different ways to send us your prayer requests, pick one from below:
Fill out a Prayer Card at one of our services
Fill out the form on our website at www.peacepca.org/prayer
Email us at secretary@peacepca.org during regular business hours.
Call or leave a message during regular business hours, 9 am - 5 pm, Tuesday - Friday at 919-467-5977
If you have a prayer request for the Prayerline during times that our offices are not open (evenings, weekends, Mondays) please send your request to cheryl6058@gmail.com.

COVID-19 Reminders
The COVID-19 pandemic has been with us now for almost a year. It is easy to be inundated with information but to forget the basics. The most important reminder is if you are feeling sick, please stay home. You could be ASYMPTOMATIC yet have COVID-19 and spread it without even having a fever. If you are achy, have a dry cough, or a headache, please be safe, for the consideration of others, and stay home. Likewise, if you had a fever or elevated temperature within the last 48 hours, or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID within the last 14 days, please stay home. We continue to strongly encourage wearing a mask at both our outdoor and indoor services.

COVID-19 Positive Test
The Indoor Worship Service Planning Team wanted to make you aware of our new confidential form on our website for reporting your positive COVID diagnosis. The form goes to two elders and one deacon only. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, please fill out this form so that we can take appropriate action.  Your identity will be kept private, and your disclosure may enable us to consider additional sanitizing and communications to affected persons. As always, any person with respiratory symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) is asked to remain at home and seek medical advice/treatment. 

Sunday, Outdoor Worship Service - 8:30 am 
Join us for our outdoor worship service. Nursery provided for children ages 2 and younger. We will have seats placed at six-foot intervals and more chairs will be available for you to set up for yourself. In addition, we will have welcome tables with hand sanitizer and bulletins, and instructions for seating and restroom use.  Childcare provided for children 2 years and younger.

 

Sunday, Indoor Worship Service - 11:00 am Our indoor service increased the capacity of 125 people in attendance in the Sanctuary. We also have overflow seating in the Fellowship Hall. Masks are recommended but not required and a sign-up is no longer required. For those that might need them, the cry room and the parlor are each available for use by 1 family only during the service.

Sunday, Livestream - 11:00 am 
Please join us for our Livestream worship service at 11:00 am at
PeacePCA or here.  The bulletin with lyrics can be viewed or downloaded here. If you have children at home, please print the Children's Sermon Notes to help them worship

Peace Texting
Text ATTEND to 919-444-8230  (Register that you attended our Worship Service)
Text JOIN to 919-444-8230 (To be added for our text announcements.)