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.

LWML Peanut Sales Have Arrived Please pick up your peanut orders this Sunday!

LWML Cookie Sales The LWML ladies will begin taking preorders for Christmas cookies ($7.00) and Doggie treats ($5.00) at each service beginning November 28 until December 12th. Cookies will be available for pickup on Sunday December 19th.

Poinsettia Sales If you wish to place Poinsettias this Christmas season, please click here and fill out the form with payment.

Advent Wednesday’s • December 8, 15 • Family Life Center 5:45 pm • This year we are bringing back Advent Days of Service! All are invited as we gather together to prepare for the coming Christmas season by intentionally seeking to give our time and effort to help others. Each Wednesday, a meal will be served from 5:45 – 6:15 pm, followed by a brief devotion, then the work begins!December 8 – Christmas Caroling  (please note: caroling at The Haven is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 19)December 15 – Angel Tree Gift Wrapping

Advent Devotions available via email. Written by pastors and leaders in the Florida-Georgia District, you can subscribe to this daily devotional by going to the District website, and in the right hand column complete the information under “Subscribe To Email Lists” and click “Seasonal Devotions.”

Christmas Concert by Coral Clave Del Sol (Hispanic Community Choir). This Saturday, December 4 at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary. The Community Choir is led by Andrés Soler, Music Director for Príncipe de Paz.

The Angel Tree Project is back this year and many are in need! We will be working with 7 schools surrounding our community, PoP Preschool, children of ESOL students and, children who’s parents register in our church office — Providing gifts to the children this Christmas. The Angel Trees are up in the Narthex of the Sanctuary as well as in the Family Life Center and FULL of angels to choose from! We are soliciting the generous help of our church members to purchase the gifts. If you are unable to get an angel from the tree, please donate online at www.poporlando.com/give or, give through your regular giving and mark your donation as Angel Tree. Please bring all gifts by Sunday, December 12, gift pick up for families is Saturday, December 18.

Christmas Eve Worship Friday, December 24

5:00 pm • Contemporary Worship • Family Life Center Glow Sticks
This service Celebrates the birth of Jesus and includes modern Christmas music and many traditional favorites led by the worship team. The service lasts approximately one hour.

5:30 pm • La vispera de Navidad • Templo Candlelight
Worship en español Celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with Christmas carols and beautiful hymns—all with a Latino flavor—and a meditation on God’s Word. Venga y celebre con nosotros el nacimiento de nuestro Senor y Salvador Jesucristo, con canticos, villancicos e himnos con sabor latino, incluyendo una meditacion basada en la Palabra de Dios. Invite a su familia y a sus amigos. Los ninos son bienvenidos.

7:30 & 10:00 pm • Traditional Worship • Sanctuary Candlelight
This service Celebrates the birth of Jesus in a joyful, traditional setting. Includes many traditional Christmas Hymns and carols led by the organ and choir.

Our Preschool has a Scholarship Fund was established to help families with the cost of their tuition. This fund has been used much more recently to help support many of our families throughout the pandemic. Due to the pandemic, there is an increased demand for assistance. Our current monthly demand is $2,500. One of the families that utilizes the funds are members of our congregation, as congregation with a school we should do everything possible to make sure members have means to attend our school. This fund allows us to continue to spread the message of Christ through our outreach to families in our community. Click this link to give online: www.poporlando.com/give

Mid-week Bible Class for Adults
Wednesday Mornings 9:30 am – 10:30 am • Led by Pastor Ludwig in the Board Room
We pick up where we left off in March 2020 – we continue with John’ Gospel looking at Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer – John 17. 

Adult Sunday Morning Bible Class
The class is led by Jim Essig and takes place in the Music Room during our Education Hour, 10:00 am; in-between the 9 am & 11 am worship services.

A supervised Nursery to all families with children 6 months – 3 years old is available. The Nursery opens on Sunday morning at 8:30 am and remains open until the 11:00 worship services are finished; approximately 12:30 pm. Our Nursery is located in the breezeway in between the church sanctuary and the Family Life Center. 

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: Clean Slate •  This class is for High School students and Middle School students who have already been confirmed. Do you ever wish you had a “do over”? Maybe a poor decision or choice of words has led to big problems and damaged relationships. In our new Youth Series, we will talk about how God gives us something even better than a “do over”. In “Clean Slate” students will discover how God forgives and forgets- and how we can learn to do that for ourselves and others. The class is a mixture of discussion and experiential learning- come check it out. They meet in the far, upstairs classroom in the Family Life Center from 10:00 am – 10:45 am on Sunday mornings.

Fruits of Faith – We are again reporting “Fruits of Faith” in our weekly news. Fruits of Faith refers to some of the objective measures we have of how God is at work in the lives of PoP/PdeP people: worship attendance (in person) and giving. We thank everyone for their faithful gifts and offering. We encourage all to consider contributing to fund our mission to God’s people here and in the community.

9:00 Traditional: 107 | 11:00 Contemporary: 61 | 11:00 Español: 60 | TOTAL: 228

YTD as of 10/31/2021
Offerings                       $ 488,954
Other receipts               $ 322,876
Total Income                 $ 811,830
(Expenses                     -$ 894,623)
(Cash Flow negative     -$  82,793)

Compassion Project works with the Samaritan Resource Center and he 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!

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Healing and Strength:
 Jean A (hospitalized), Chris A, Jean A, Steven D, Kelly D, Eric G, Jayson G, Linda G, Bob H, Diane H, Linda J, Carlene L, Joyce M, Nancy S, Meridith S, Roberta W, Harry W, Leon W, Cricket W, Bob & Linda Z 

Receiving Treatments: Barbara B, Sarah vB, Jan F, Jackie FC, Ken K, Dorothy R, Elena S, Marleen S, Jeff S, Joni S, Diego T, Janet V, Amber V, Debbie W

In Care: Cathy A, Colleen E, Joan K, Chuck B, Linda H, Minnie H, Bill J, Mary K MTodd O, Annette R, Betty S, Michael, Noel, & Roger V, Gloria W, Celeste Y

New Life: We celebrate the gift of new life given to Olive G as she is brought into the family of God through Holy Baptism on 12/5. (Olive’s family is connected with us through our Preschool.)

Special: Prince of Peace Preschool and staff, the neighborhood we serve – Engelwood Community Center & Lutheran Counseling Services; First Responders  

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

For a full list of what’s happening this week, please view the calendar.