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Easter: The Change We Need

Easter 2017

It seems the one constant in our world is that things are always changing. Jesus, with power over even death itself, has the power to bring about the change we need. Our prayer is that in these weeks following Easter, people at Prince of Peace would experience the power of Jesus’ resurrection as never before, finding in Christ the change we all need.

How Jesus Changed the World

Lent 2017

During these Sundays in Lent (a time in the church where we prepare for the great Easter celebration of Jesus’ resurrection), we zero in on ways in which Jesus exerted His divine authority, spoke truth with vivid imagery, and changed our eternal destiny. As the One who is fully-God and fully-Man, He singlehandedly changed the course of human history. As we fix our eyes on Jesus, we ask the questions: What does this mean for me? And how do I share this with others so that they, too, are drawn to our victorious and loving Lord?

Fasting in Faith

Lenten Midweeks 2017

How to Change the World

Epiphany 2017

When Jesus came to our world, he never intended to leave it unchanged. His was a mission to change everything: to give the fullest, most authentic demonstration of God’s love; to conquer sin and its deathly effects; to heal, restore, and bring life and light. Jesus’ work continues today—and He uses His people as His instruments to bring change to this world. (Certainly, it is not we ourselves who have power to change the world, but, empowered by God’s Spirit at work through His Word and Sacraments, we are transformed and empowered for Him to work through us.) Our Epiphany sermon series gives focus to how God is using us as His conduits to change the world.

Fruit of the Spirit

Summer 2016

Christ's Followers

Sundays of Easter 2016

Easter isn’t just a day to be celebrated; rather the church has set aside a “season” of the church year to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord, spanning just past the 40 days that Jesus showed Himself numerous times to His disciples as He continued to walk this earth before His ascension into heaven. This year our focus during the Easter season is upon how God’s work continued in and through the Apostles (literally: those who are sent), as recorded in the book of Acts. We also consider how God desires to be at work in and through us, as modern-day followers of Christ.

Walking with Jesus

Lent and Easter 2016

This prayer from the Lutheran Book of Worship strikes a resonant chord with those who walk with Jesus: "Lord God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen." Walking with Jesus makes all of life an adventure, and the best part of it is that we get to walk with the One who is the Son of God. Stewardship Emphasis: As a part of our Lenten journey, we also consider in very practical ways how God has set us apart and called us to manage all of life for the sake of the Kingdom. It causes us to reflect: What am I experiencing as I walk with Jesus? And how is He leading me for the sake of the Kingdom of God?

Five Prayers that Changed the World

Wednesdays in Lent 2016

Prayer is such a key part of the season of Lent—in fact, it is such a key part of the whole of life for God’s people. It is the means God has given us to communicate with Him, to share our cares and concerns, to call upon Him in praise and giving thanks. Intimate. Passionate. Expectant. Powerful. We call upon our gracious God, the Lord of heaven and earth. During our Lenten midweek services, we are looking at Five Prayers that Changed the World. Jesus’ power transforms lives, and the Spirit enlists the people of God to pray and anticipate all that God will do.

Drawn to the Savior

Epiphany 2016

Christmas 2015

Christmas 2015

His Coming Foretold

Sundays in Advent 2015

Jesus is God’s Messiah (“anointed, or chosen one”), who came into our world as our only rescuer and savior. This season of “Advent” is a time of preparing to celebrate His coming, and a time when we look forward to His coming again when He will restore all things. We follow in Jesus’ footsteps because He has been revealed as our Lord and King, and His Spirit has worked in our hearts so that we trust in Him. Hundreds of years before His coming, God’s prophets foretold the Messiah’s coming. These prophesies still speak to us at 21st Century Jesus-followers. These holy words identify Jesus as the One who was to come, bringing us assurance and hope. These words move us to serve Jesus in the purity and joy we have as His followers. They even point to His promises to bring us His peace and His presence in our day.

Hope Is On The Way

Wednesdays in Advent 2015

The word “Advent” means “coming.” Something is coming… SomeOne is coming…and with Him, comes hope. In this time of preparation for our celebration of Christ’s first advent, and in our longing for His coming again, God again and again fills our lives with His version of hope—a certainty and expectation rooted in God’s Word and His faithfulness. Lives filled with hope in Christ reach other lives so they, too, can experience the renewal and hope found only in Jesus, our coming Savior and King.

The Marks of Jesus' Disciples

Fall 2015

At the heart of being Christian, there is this core concept of following Jesus. The disciple follows his or her master, imitating the master and learning along the way. The church is in the disciple-making business, connecting people to Jesus and leading them in the process of walking in His ways. This discipleship process is never completed for any of us in this life—we are continually learning and growing as we follow Jesus until He brings us to our heavenly home. And we always remember that God’s design is not to make us out to be “cookie-cutter Christians”—rather, discipleship is a process, a life-long learning adventure. It is, at its core, the art of following Jesus every day, knowing that Jesus has promised to be with us always, expecting that we will “bear much fruit” as we remain in Him and He remains in us.

Season after Pentecost 2015

August - September 2015

As we wrap up our summer series and begin the new school year, we go back to the common Lectionary for our weekly readings and themes.

Generous Living

Summer 2015

Each summer we at Prince of Peace go “back to basics” as we take a fresh look at our relationship with our loving God and how that shapes our lives in this world. This summer as we go back to basics we consider the topic, “Generous Living.” God our Father has given great and wonderful gifts to His children. He is the most generous Giver, giving even His Son, Jesus Christ for us. All blessings ultimately come to us through Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and man. As God’s people, we learn that God’s design is that we neither hide nor hoard any of the gifts we have freely received from Him. Rather, God invites and calls us to share His gifts with those around us. Our willingness to share what God has given us with others becomes an expression of our gratitude, all flowing from grateful hearts shaped by God’s grace.

Annual Combined Worship

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Once a year all three of our worship services combine for one, massive worship experience! Our theme for 2015 focused on Philippians 3:20 and that we are citizens of God's Kingdom.

Pentecost & Holy Trinity 2015

May 24 & 31, 2015

The two Sundays celebrating the Day of Pentecost and the Feast of the Holy Trinity finish out the month of May. Both of these festivals have significant meaning for the Church and for God's people today.

The Story - Part 2

Winter & Spring 2015

“The Story” is an abridged, chronological version of the Bible laid out in the format of a novel. It can help people get a better sense of the Bible as one continuous narrative of God’s love, centering ultimately on the redemption He has given through His Son.

Songs of Renewal

Lent 2015

The season of Lent gives us opportunity to be renewed by God’s power as we prepare to celebrate the glorious resurrection of Jesus at Easter. This year our midweek worship services draw us to look to selected Psalms as God shapes and renews our life of faith.

Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014

The themes for our Christmas 2014 season revolve around the culmination of the Advent season and the reentry to our series on "The Story." Messages included are from our Christmas Eve Family Worship service and two traditional services and Christmas morning worship.

The Story of His Coming

Advent 2014

The season of Advent is a time when we anticipate and prepare for Christ’s coming: preparing to celebrate with joy His coming on that first Christmas as well as preparing to receive Him when He comes again. The Scriptures that engage us during this season of Advent tell the story of watching, waiting, preparing, telling the good news, and trusting in God’s promises. In the midst of all the things that fill our lives with the busyness and the trappings of the season, our Lord fills us with something substantive to share: the hopeful expectation of Jesus’ coming, along with new ways to engage others as we tell His story.

It's the Most Wonder-Filled Time of the Year

Advent Midweeks 2014

For our Advent midweek worship series, we don’t gloss over things as “all wonderful” this time of year, but we are filled with wonder as we zero in on the Incarnation of Christ and how His presence fills our lives with so many blessings. As our worship turns towards the coming of Christ, we stand in true wonder and amazement at how He has made us a part of God’s family, how He has clothed us with the robe of His own righteousness, and how He has filled us with the gift of the Holy Spirit so that we might be empowered to serve others as we bear Christ to a world deeply in need of His love.

The Story - Part 1

Fall 2014

“The Story” is an abridged, chronological version of the Bible laid out in the format of a novel. It can help people get a better sense of the Bible as one continuous narrative of God’s love, centering ultimately on the redemption He has given through His Son.

10 Things You Gotta Know

Summer 2014

Summer is a great time to go “back to basics”—in any area of life, especially for us as we follow Jesus. This summer our Back to Basics sermon series invites us to explore “10 Things You Gotta Know as You Follow Jesus.” Guided by Scripture we get to review foundational truths of our Christian faith and what it means to be a Christ follower.

Restoration

Easter 2014

Filling Empty Hands

Wednesdays in Lent 2014

Why Pray?

Sundays in Lent 2014

Expect to Encounter Jesus

Epiphany 2014

Christmas 2013

Expecting a Deliverer

Advent 2013