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.



God's Work. Our Hands.










Wherever God is calling…our hands are ready to do God’s Work!


Let’s work together for God’s Work Our Hands Sunday…Month 2020! 

In these unusual times we find ourselves, God’s Work Our Hands will look a little different this year. While we can’t work closely together as usual, we can all work as one congregation to help those in need. While GWOH Sunday is September 13th, let’s dedicate the month of September to GWOH service!

Where can we serve?? Close to home?? Near?? Far?? Anywhere?? Let’s see how far our hands can reach!    

Please watch the Peace Connection for the “focus of the week” and updates as to our progress towards our goals! *Note: donations for all will be collected throughout the month. 

So many ways to serve! Choose one event or choose many over the month and participate however you feel called! Please share a picture or quick video if able and we can all share each other’s efforts! If possible, wear your God’s Work Our Hands shirts!!

We will look to celebrate this month of service at the Sunday evening get together on October 4th (details forthcoming).

For more information: God's Work. Our Hands. 


Join Us

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 for more information.

Like “Prince of Peace Westlake” on Facebook to find out more about our church and our Social Ministry.

Care Ministries

  • 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:

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for people who are willing to contact members who have not attended either in-person Sunday services or our Sunday at 7 gatherings.


We want them to know that their church family is thinking of them and that we miss seeing them. 


If you would be willing to make some calls, please contact Judy Kazak at

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Traditional 11 a.m.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
28455 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, Ohio  44145
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