God’s Work. Our Hands.


God's Work Our HandsAt Peace we believe that ministry is about learning to live out our faith and building relationships with our neighbors. Sign up for these upcoming outreach opportunities at the Welcome Center or contact Pastor Jonathan Vehar at pastorjonathan@peacelutheran.com.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

St. Dysmas Worship – Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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There are few places where the love, mercy, and grace of God seem more radical than when the Good News is preached behind prison walls. This is what happens each week at the St. Dysmas prison congregation; where those who go to worship hear not words of commendation and judgment (they live those words each and every day) but, instead, the life giving words of Jesus. Words that don’t change the past, but the future to hope and reconciliation. Worshiping with St. Dysmas may be one of the scariest things you do (the first time). There is much that is uncertain. Much that seems intimidating. The thick walls, barbed wired fences, and steel bars. But those visuals only tell one part of the story. I find it more telling how often it is that those who brave worshiping at St. Dysmas once, go back time and time again. There in lies the power of Jesus’ gospel. The power to transform and make new the things in our world that are broken.

So, we invite you to consider worshiping with us on September 14th. There is a little paperwork involved, so please sign up early so we can make sure all is in order for this Spirit-filled worship.

Food to You – Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Peace will serve again at Food To You on September 21st. A few volunteers are needed at 4:15pm to help unload the truck, with more help needed at 5:15pm. We’re normally done cleaning up around 8pm. Can’t help that night? You can still get involved with the Item of the Month for September — Hearty Soup. We’ll collect soup starting in August up until the service date.

Food To You Mobile Food Pantry is a way to get groceries and household items to those who need them on a weekly basis by distributing them in the neighborhoods after daytime work hours.
Sponsored by Charis Ministries, a partnership of the Sioux Falls area ELCA congregations.

Healthy Rides Drivers

Healthy Rides is a relatively new ministry of the ELCA Congregations in Sioux Falls that provides rides to health appointments for seniors and low income people.  Be part of a pool of drivers to take people to health appointments as it works within your schedule.  Project Coordinator:  Pastor Paul

Peace Angels

Be part of a group from Peace who does volunteer work for the staff of Pettigrew Elementary School doing a variety of classroom prep work for teachers.  Meets 10 a.m.—noon on Thursdays during the school year.  Project Coordinators:  Darlene Runyan and Bonnie Peterson