Prince of Peace Social Ministry
Working together as a faith community to help those in need.
Our Social ministry committee has opportunities available for interested individuals to share their time and talents on a number of different projects throughout the year.
Whether you are available for a single afternoon, or are looking to become a committee member, there is a place for you.
Some of our past and upcoming projects include:
God’s Work, Our Hands is a community service project done each fall. In 2014 we painted the house of an elderly Westlake resident.
Lutheran World Relief School Kits are collected each fall and distributed to disadvantaged students
Collecting soup can labels for local school kids.
Boots for Christmas is an annual collection of waterproof boots for distribution at the Men’s Homeless Shelter on Lakeside Ave in Cleveland.
Our annual Mitten Tree allows church members to provide Christmas gifts to underprivileged school kids who might not otherwise receive a present.
Souper Bowl donations are collected the day of “The Big Game” and the proceeds are used a few times a year when members of our Parish cluster cook meals for the men at the homeless shelter downtown.
Love Inc. The committee will seek one sponsor for each month of the year to support the work of this organization.
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We are always looking for new and exciting projects to take on.
Your time, talents and ideas are all we need to accomplish our mission!
Email Shawn Merhaut at email@example.com for more information.
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Pastoral Partners - This is a personal, spiritual relationship between a care giver and a care receiver. The care receiver is often experiencing some type of crisis in their lives. Training and support are offered to all the pastoral partners.
Caring Connections - We meet for lunch on the fourth Wednesday of the month. After lunch, we visit home bound members of the congregation for a social visit and to bring them a bag of cookies.
Eucharistic Ministers - The Eucharistic Ministers visit Westlake Village, Arden Courts and Sunrise Senior Living Center to conduct monthly services to the residents. .The services consist of gospel readings, prayers, a brief sermon or talk and communion. Training is offered with one of the current Eucharistic Ministers.
Blossom Hill Ministry - Blossom Hill is a home for approximately 15 severely mentally and physically challenged adults, located in Westlake. On the third Sunday of the month, we offer a brief service consisting of songs, prayer requests and a lesson. No training is needed, just a compassionate heart and a willingness to be present with the residents.
For more information, contact Judy Kazak: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Prince of Peace Friends,
While we are not physically together most of the time right now, we can continue to care for one another. Judy Kazak has graciously offered to serve as our Volunteer Coordinator for needs that arise in our congregation during this time in which we are trying to protect the health of all.
First and foremost, please keep all of our members, friends, and staff in prayer.
Secondly, please text Judy at 440-476-6318 or email her at if you are in need of assistance or if you know someone who is, or if you are willing to offer help. Judy will connect those who need help with those who can provide it. Possibilities include:
Purchasing and delivering groceries
Running other small errands, to places such as pharmacies or dry cleaners
Driving someone to a medical appointment
Taking dogs out – briefly!
An hour of childcare so that mom or dad can take care of something
While we do not recommend visits at this time, the Pastor and Caring Connection Corps are all reaching out to homebound members with calls and emails.
If you do visit someone, please follow all the published precautions:
Physical distance of several feet
Hand-washing and/or hand sanitizer
Sanitizing any surfaces you touch, including kitchen counters, bathrooms, and pet spaces.
Thank you for all that you do to care for our congregation.
Grace and peace, Pastor Robin and Judy Kazak
What started with a simple question to the Chaplains Service, “What need do you have that is not being met? “, blossomed into a mission that reaches those trapped in mind and body in ways we cannot fathom. It has provided entertainment, puzzles and rewards, therapy, engagement and much joy!
To date, we have completed just under forty mats. They have been distributed to The Chaplains Service, six Alzheimer facilities in our area, two in my home town of Tiffin and also to several members of our congregation. All have been gladly received, usually with a request for more!
Thanks to those who assemble, sew, distribute and contribute both materials and funds. We can make a difference! If you would like to join us, we meet in the Fellowship hall the second and fourth Wednesday at 9:30 am. Becky Wagoner and Diane Fortuna.
Questions, contact Becky Wagoner at