Weekly News


Health & Safety Guidance: If you are not well, please stay at home and join us for worship online. In light of updated CDC recommendations and the spread of the highly transmissible “Delta variant” in our community:  To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. CLICK HERE to read more.


Compassion Project began in 2017 as a hand to hand ministry to people in our city who are experiencing homelessness. Our comfort bags were meant to supply just a few of the immediate needs of someone on the street at Christmas time. Today, thanks to your support, the Compassion Project is able to offer comfort several times a year! A change to the project since the pandemic is we are doing less hand to hand and more support of local agencies already in place. These are places where people go regularly to receive counseling, medical care, food and get a shower. Primarily our team works with the Samaritan Resource Center but, also with the Healthcare Center for the Homeless and the Orlando Union Rescue Mission. CLICK HERE to see our recently updated list of needed items! There is a collection site in the church office hallway. Your financial gifts, as noted on your offering envelope or online, will be used to purchase any needed items that weren’t donated. Thank you for being the Heart, hands and Feet of Jesus in the Heart of Orlando!


Focus Groups are now available — sign up today! We are inviting YOU to join one of our upcoming focus groups. These focus groups will be a collection point of information and opinions that help us understand the congregation’s hopes and prayers for the best use of a large Gift given for our Mission and Ministry. We are confident that the Lord will lead us to use these resources as a springboard for ministry, moving us forward in His mission in ways that are aligned with the vision, values, and desired outcomes He has given us here. Click Here to learn more & sign up for a Focus Group today!


Youth & Parent Meeting for 2022 NYG! All students who are currently in 8th grade and High School students are eligible to attend this AMAZING event. Students at the NYG will gather with more than 20,000 other youth and adults for Mass Events at Minute Maid Field (Home of the Houston Astros) to hear speakers, bands, and much more designed to help students understand that Jesus holds us with Him “In All Things”. In addition to Mass Events, students will encounter miles of hallway int he Houston Convention center with fun and interactive experiences, tons of interest centers, community service options and PoP students will also get to do some “tourist” things in and around Houston. Students and parents are encouraged to attend the meeting TONIGHT from 6:00-7:00 in the Family Life Center to find out more about the Gathering event, cost, transportation, housing, Covid protocols, fundraising and more. Attending the meeting is NOT a commitment to attend the Gathering, but it is a good chance the find out about what all the excitement is about and how you can sign up to be a part of it.


PoP Polo Shirts are on sale! These shirts are a great way to show the community your support for our church and our ministries. The shirts are available in several colors and styles and the sales of the shirts will support our teens and chaperones who will attend the LCMS National Youth Gathering in Houston in summer 2022! When atleast 20 orders are received, our youth committee volunteers will place a bulk order of your shirt orders. It will take approximately 2 weeks for that order to arrive when the volunteers place the order. If you have questions, please contact the office at info@poporlando.com.


Confirmation Class [grades 6 and older]: Confirmation classes, a basic instruction class for living your life as a follower of Jesus, will be held from 10:00-10:45 each Sunday morning this school year beginning THIS WEEKEND, September 12. While 6th – 8th grade are the “traditional” ages to attend Confirmation class, we welcome any student who might be older to participate too! The books that are required are free – but we do need to make sure we have enough. Mr. Eric will be teaching the class and has structured it so that it will be a one year class, not two years as has been done in the past; the Confirmation ceremony will be in early May. *If you are interested in having your child attend Confirmation Classes, please click here to sign up.


A supervised Nursery to all families with children 6 months – 3 years old is NOW AVAILABLE! The Nursery opens on Sunday morning at 8:30 am and will be open until the 11:00 worship services are finished; approximately 12:30 pm. Families have access to supervised Nursery care during ALL worship services as well as during the Sunday School hour.

Nursery Volunteers are Needed!! We are seeking volunteers who are willing to spend one hour each month volunteering in the church Nursery. Beginning Sunday, September 12th, we will re-open our church Nursery for all worship services and the Education hour. We have contracted one of our Preschool employees, Jun Harmon, to work in the Nursery from 8:30 am-12:30 pm every Sunday. Our insurance mandates that a second adult be present in the Nursery at all times, and therefore we are forming a Nursery Volunteer Team. Volunteers need to take our Children and Youth Protection class, a one hour instruction course provided by our insurance company. The class is free, but required in order to volunteer. Mr. Gerken will contact you with more information, he will provide you copies of our Nursery policies to review and will be able to answer any of your questions.


SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR AGE 4—GRADE 5: The Life of Jesus • We will spend the whole year with Jesus! Kids will make crafts, play games and, learn the major stories about the life of Jesus. Each week, the kids will learn one of the core truths about who Jesus is. Sunday School meets upstairs in the Family Life Center classrooms from 10:00-10:45 on Sunday mornings.

YOUTH FALL SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS: STRUGGLES •  This class is for High School students and Middle School students who have already been confirmed. The class will look at some of the common things that young people struggle with and, they will explore the many promises that God makes in His Word to help us. This will not be a typical “sit and listen” class, but full of activity and discussion. They will meet in the far, upstairs classroom in the Family Life Center from 10:00 am – 10:45 am on Sunday mornings.


Prince of Peace Preschool & Child Development Center is still accepting enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year! Enrollment is for children ages 6 weeks to 4 years. Our preschool is accredited by the National Lutheran School Association and the Florida Gold Seal program. We offer free meals for students, low teacher-to-child ratios, and faith-based curriculum for all ages. We accept 4C for all ages and offer free VPK classes. Learning is a lifelong process … firm foundations begin at Prince of Peace Preschool and CDC. Schedule a tour, call 407.275.6703 or email preschool@poporlando.com.


Volunteers in Worship are vital to provide a smooth-running and enjoyable worship service. Serving in one of these ministries can enrich your faith and connect you with other members. If you are interested in more information or shadowing someone to see if you would like to join a group, please contact the church office or call the office Monday – Friday at 407.277.3945.


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PRAYERS


Healing:
Joanne M, Eric G, Jayson G, Roberta W, Gloria W, Dave & Mary Ann A, Colleen E, Hadley S, Bob & Linda Z, Kathy M, Todd O, Kathleen P, Leigh Z, Craig G, Joshula F, Gloria G, Bob H, Jim & Judy F, Meridith S, Miguel C, Jackie F, Maureen D. 

In Treatment: Joni S, Jan F, Dorothy R, Sarah B, Barbara B, Ken K, Carlene L, Ray R, Elena S, Joni S, Diego T, Debbie W.

In Care: Celeste Y, Annette R, Chuck B, Minnie H, Linda H, Linda J, Bill J, Kathie K, Joyce M, 

In Mourning: Jim N and family at the death of his brother-in-law, Jack

Special: The people of Haiti and Afghanistan, Remembrances of 9/11 — 20th anniversary; those who have experienced loss, Recovering from Hurricane Ida; comfort for those families who lost loved ones. 

The Love of God the Father, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. 


Sunday, September 19
      9:00 am    English Traditional Worship | Sanctuary 
     10:00 am   Sunday School | Family Life Center Classrooms
     10:00 am   Youth Bible Class | Family Life Center Classrooms
     11:00 am    English Contemporary Worship | Family Life Center
     11:00 am    Culto en Español | en el templo
      6:00 pm    Youth & Parent NYG Meeting | Family Life Center

Monday, September 20
     9:00 am     ESOL Class | FLC Classrooms
     9:30 am     Endowment Committee Meeting
     10:00 am   Finance Committee Meeting
     10:30 am   ESOL Class | FLC Classrooms
     6:00 pm     ESOL Class | FLC Classrooms
     7:00 pm     Board of Directors Meeting
     7:00 pm     Coral Clave Del Sol Rehearsal | Sanctuary

Tuesday, September 21
     9:00 am     ESOL Class | FLC Classrooms
     10:30 am   ESOL Class | FLC Classrooms
     11:00 am    Staff Meeting | Board Room
     6:00 pm     Coro Rehearsal | Sanctuary

Wednesday, September 22
     9:00 am     ESOL Class | FLC Classrooms     
     9:15 am     Preschool Chapel | Sanctuary
    10:30 am    ESOL Class | FLC Classrooms
     5:00 pm     Guitar Classes | Music Room
     6:00 pm     ESOL Class | FLC Classrooms

Thursday, September 23 
     9:00 am     Food Pantry Prep | Bickel Building
     9:00 am     ESOL Class | FLC Classrooms
     10:30 am   ESOL Class | FLC Classrooms
     7:00 pm     Worship Team Rehearsal | Family Life Center
     7:00 pm     Parish Choir Rehearsal | Sanctuary

Friday, September 24
     5:00 pm     Guitar Classes | Music Room
     6:00 pm     ESOL Class | FLC Classrooms
     6:00 pm     Food Pantry Set-Up 

Saturday, September 25
    9:00 am     Food Pantry Distribution