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Week of December 4, 2022

Today in Worship “Pray for New Life” Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-13, Matthew 3:1-12 • When all hope for life appears to have been choked out, the Lord steps in to bring new life. The promise from ancient days pointed to One who would be filled with the Spirit of the Lord, one who breathes the new life of God’s kingdom where there once was death, the One who in Himself embodies life. We know His name: Jesus, the One who changes everything, and we pray that all would know the new life that He brings.

Bible Classes
Adult Sunday Morning Bible Class at 10:00 am • The class is led by Jim Essig. We are looking at the Gospel of Luke. Classes are in the Music Room during our 10:00 am Education Hour, between the 9 am & 11 am worship services.

SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR AGE 4 – GRADE 5: Foundations of Faith • Kids will make crafts, play games, and learn the basic truths about God using both Old Testament and New Testament stories. Kids will walk away from each class with a new “God is…” statement (i.e. “God is powerful” or “God is kind”). Sunday School meets upstairs in the Family Life Center classrooms from 10:00-10:45 on Sunday mornings.

“Kid Video” every week: Did you know that DCE Eric Gerken produces a weekly kid video that ties into the Foundations of Faith lesson? Great for kids, families, and adults. The video is posted weekly to our Facebook and YouTube channels. (Tip: start a faith-conversation with your kids or grandkids using that video as a starting place.)

YOUTH SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS (6th-12th) • “Word One Bible Studies” – a mixture of discussion and experiential learning – come check it out – in the far, upstairs classroom in the Family Life Center from 10:00am-10:45am.

Mid-week Bible Class for Adults • Wednesday Mornings 9:30am – 10:30am in the Board Room. Our topic is looking at Scriptures for the upcoming Sunday’s theme. Led by Pastor Ken.

Advent Devotions Looking for Advent Devotionals to help you prepare spiritually? Written by pastors and leaders in the FLGA District, you can subscribe to daily devotionals by going to https://flgadistrict.org/newsletter/ and clicking “Seasonal Devotions.” | Lutheran Hour Ministries also has devotions available at https://www.lhm.org/advent/.

Congregational Meeting Tomorrow (12/5) 7pm in the Family Life Center Our semi-annual congregational meeting includes reflections in 2022, a celebration of the blessings God has given in the midst of challenges, and sharing ministry plans for the coming year. At the meeting we will share financials through the end of October and the congregation will vote on the proposed 2023 budget.

Angel Tree Ministry – Pick an Angel from The Tree to Help a Family in Need! Bring Gifts by Sunday, December 11 Thank you all to those who picked up an angel! Please return your gifts unwrapped by next Sunday. On Wednesday, December 14, all are welcome to join us for gift wrapping in the FLC. If you didn’t get an angel, please donate online or by check, indicating “Angel Tree.” www.poporlando.com/give/

Advent Wednesday’s Worship Service – 11am in The Sanctuary Join us for midweek Advent worship as we prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Menu this week is chili.

LWML Holiday Sale – Order Today, through Sunday, December 11 • Preorder your Christmas cookies and Doggie treats to support missions. Orders can be placed in-person in between services or by filling out the form at the link https://www.poporlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Cookieorderform2022.pdf | kathymccartin@gmail.com

Pint Jars Are Still Needed for the Holiday Cookie/Doggie Treats Sale Until December 6 You can drop off the donations during the week in the church office or leave them in the narthex or FLC for the ladies. Thank you!

Christmas Concert by Coral Clave Del Sol (Hispanic Community Choir) – Saturday, December 10 Each year, Coral Clave Del Sol does a Christmas Concert, which is a Holiday tradition. The choir is led by Andres Soler, our Music Director for Principe de Paz. Even if you don’t know Spanish, you will recognize the tunes and appreciate the beauty of Music. Tickets cost $7. Contact Andres for more information! andreusol@hotmail.com

Lutheran Haven Christmas Seal OutreachLutheran Haven’s Benevolent Care Ministry assists Lutheran Haven residents when a critical need arises. This campaign raises funds that are crucial to funding various needs for their residents such as providing home care services. See the envelopes located our entrances.

Pastors and Staff Appreciation Gift Our Personnel Committee and Board invite you to thoughtfully consider giving a special donation for an end-of-year gift to pastors and staff. This is an opportunity for us to show appreciation as a whole congregation during this season of giving. Please note “Staff Gift” on your envelope or online gift. We thank you for your consideration.

Support the Youth by shopping with RaiseRight! •  You can purchase gift cards online for family and friends, from the comfort of your home. Simply go to RaiseRight.com, sign up and input the enrollment code: CFA82EEB65547 and provide a little personal information and you are set to shop! Make sure to identify “Prince of Peace Youth” as the organization you want to benefit. Contact DCE Eric Gerken with any questions. eric.gerken@poporlando.com

PoP Preschool Do you know someone who might be looking for an amazing preschool for their child? While our infant and 1y/o classes are full, we still have limited openings for 2y/o through VPK. Call (407) 275-6703 to learn more!

Christmas Poinsettias – Order Today! If you wish to place Poinsettias this Christmas season, please fill out an online form or use the Poinsettias Envelopes are located by the entrances. https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/poinsettias
Altar flowers can be ordered any time throughout the year: https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/flowers

Fruits of Faith

Worship Attendance: November 27
9:00 Traditional: 111 | 11:00 Contemporary: 40 | 11:00 Spanish: 60 | TOTAL: 211
Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.

November 13 offerings $  9,058
November 20 offerings $  8,612
November 27 offerings $25,160
needed each week: $11,202

Thrivent Choice Dollars • Support Prince of Peace by directing your Thrivent Choice Dollars®. Simply go to www.Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to learn more or call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt.

PRAYERS
Prayers of Comfort: We pray for Connie Lerchen at the sudden and unexpected death of her son Dennis. Gracious Lord Jesus, You are the resurrection and the life. Surround Connie with Your comfort and peace at this time.

Hospitalized or recovering: Carol Fennell, Merle Kroeplin, , Nancy Schloemer

Healing and Strength: Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Earl Caldwell, Karin Collins, Danny Conlin, Alice Darling, Linda Dicks, Gail Eaton, John Elmore, Judy & Jim Finnie, Ginny Fussell, Rev. Dennis Glander, Bob Hahn, Michael Halstead, Joe Heinz, David House, Jim Lord, Michael McCarty, Nitza Rohena, Rex Serio, Cindy Sibley, Shirley Stockett, Meridith Swanson (back), Gwen Taliver, Sonia Tellez, Cricket Winters, Leon W, Linda Zamsky

Receiving Treatments: Barbara Browne, Rev. Amy Bradley, Sarah vB, Jan Fry, Kent Jespersen, Dorothy R, Rev. Brian Roberts, Elena Santana, Marleen S, Cathy Smith, Jeff S, Joni S, Janet V, Debbie W, Dayton Whites, Brenda Williams

Continued Care: Chuck Boogher, Kelly DeFrietas, Al Dicks, Eleanor Eaton, Bob and Colleen E, Linda House, Minnie Hutchinson, Linda Jackson, Bill Jordan, Joan & Otto K, Mary K.M, Joyce Miller, Todd O, Annette Royal, Betty Schnell, Caitlyn Thoms, Michael, Noel, & Roger V, Harry Wahl, Gloria White

Special: Lord Jesus, You are the giver of life, and You cause new life to spring forth where all hope has been lost. Fill us with Your Spirit so we would not only experience Your life, but that we would have eyes to see those in need of the hope and peace that You wish to offer to all. • We continue to pray for recovery efforts for Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole • We ask the Lord to be with President Biden, members of Congress, and the Supreme Court, as well as all state and local leaders. • We pray for those who serve our nation in the armed services. We also ask the Lord to watch over and keep our first responders safe.

Week of November 27, 2022

Advent: Practices to Prepare • In the church we set aside time in the weeks before Christmas to prepare for the coming of Christ—preparing to celebrate at Christmas Jesus’ first coming as well as preparing in these last days for His return in glory. We call this time of year, “Advent,” which means ‘coming.’ How will we prepare for the coming of our Savior and King? What practices ought we put into place? God’s Word leads the way.
November 27 – “Walk in His Ways” – Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 21:1-11 | The Lord draws us to Jesus to know Him as the way, the truth, and the life. He teaches us to walk in His ways so that we will walk the path of blessing and peace that He has set out for us—so that we walk in His light and can share that light with others.
Upcoming weeks:
December 4 – “Pray for New Life” – Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-13, Matthew 3:1-12
December 11 – “Open Your Eyes” – Isaiah 35:1-10, James 5:7-11, Matthew 11:2-15
December 18 – “Ask for a Sign” – Isaiah 7:10-17, Romans 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-25

Bible Classes
Adult Sunday Morning Bible Class at 10:00 am • The class is led by Jim Essig. We are looking at the Gospel of Luke. Classes are in the Music Room during our 10:00 am Education Hour, between the 9 am & 11 am worship services.

SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR AGE 4 – GRADE 5: Foundations of Faith • Kids will make crafts, play games, and learn the basic truths about God using both Old Testament and New Testament stories. Kids will walk away from each class with a new “God is…” statement (i.e. “God is powerful” or “God is kind”). Sunday School meets upstairs in the Family Life Center classrooms from 10:00-10:45 on Sunday mornings.

“Kid Video” every week: Did you know that DCE Eric Gerken produces a weekly kid video that ties into the Foundations of Faith lesson? Great for kids, families, and adults. The video is posted weekly to our Facebook and YouTube channels. (Tip: start a faith-conversation with your kids or grandkids using that video as a starting place.)

YOUTH SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS (6th-12th) • “Word One Bible Studies” – a mixture of discussion and experiential learning – come check it out – in the far, upstairs classroom in the Family Life Center from 10:00am-10:45am.

Mid-week Bible Class for Adults • Wednesday Mornings 9:30am – 10:30am in the Board Room. Our topic is looking at Scriptures for the upcoming Sunday’s theme. Led by Pastor Ken.

Nursery Ministry – position open Do you know someone who might be interested in serving our children and families as our Sunday nursery attendant? Please contact eric.gerken@poporlando.com | 402-620-5877

Angel Tree Ministry – Pick an Angel from The Tree to Help a Family in Need! Bring Gifts by Sunday, December 11 The Angel Trees is up in the Narthex and in the Family Life Center and FULL of angels to choose from! We will be working with 10 schools surrounding our community, PoP Preschool, and children of ESOL students —Providing gifts to the children this Christmas. If you are unable to get an angel from the tree, please donate online or give through your regular giving and mark your donation as Angel Tree Ministry. www.poporlando.com/give/

Advent Wednesday’s November 30, December14 – Family Life Center at 5:45pm Our “Advent days of service” on Wednesday evenings  gather us together we prepare for the coming Christmas season by intentionally seeking to give our time and effort to help others.
November 30 – Christmas Tree & Campus Decorating | December 14 – Angel Tree Gift Wrapping

LWML Holiday Sale – Order Today, through Sunday, December 11 • Preorder your Christmas cookies and Doggie treats to support missions. Orders can be placed in-person in between services or by filling out the form at the link https://www.poporlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Cookieorderform2022.pdf | kathymccartin@gmail.com

Christmas Concert by Coral Clave Del Sol (Hispanic Community Choir) – Saturday, December 10 A Christmas Concert by Coral Clave Del Sol will be held on Saturday, December 10 at 6pm in the Sanctuary. The Community Choir is led by Andres Soler, Music Director for Príncipe de Paz.

Lutheran Haven Christmas Seal OutreachLutheran Haven’s Benevolent Care Ministry assists Lutheran Haven residents when a critical need arises. With your help, the financial resources raised by this campaign are crucial to funding various needs for their residents such as providing home care services. There are envelopes located by the entrance of the church that provide more information and for you to take.

Pint Jars Needed – until December 6 LWML ladies are asking for donations of pint jars, wide mouth or regular ones, for the cookie/doggie treats sale in December. You can drop off the donations during the week in the church office or leave them in the narthex or FLC for the ladies. Thank you!

Lunch & Zilch – Thursday, December 1 at 11:30am | FLC Join us for another fun event! There will be a cost of $10 per person, which will cover lunch and the prizes for the Zilch winners. Please RSVP by calling or texting Jim Essig at (407) 446-7147 or emailing him at jim.essig@poporlando.com, by Monday November 28. Invite a friend to join you for this fun time, even if you don’t know how to play!

Hurricane Ian Response Our FLGA District is on the leading edge of coordinating our church body’s disaster response. In addition to prayers, the greatest need is financial assistance as the district partners with LCMS Disaster Response to match grants for workers and congregations of more than $800,000. If you would like to donate, learn more about the response, or volunteer, please visit https://flgadistrict.org/lert/.

PoP Preschool Do you know someone who might be looking for an amazing preschool for their child? While our infant and 1y/o classes are full, we still have limited openings for 2y/o through VPK. Call (407) 275-6703 to learn more!

Altar Flowers If you wish to sponsor Altar Flowers at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in celebration of a special occasion or in memory of a loved one, please fill out a form online or contact our church office. https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/flowers

Today’s Altar flowers were given by Jim and Elvi Lord in celebration of their 62nd Wedding Anniversary. Happy Anniversary!
Order Christmas Poinsettias here: https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/poinsettias

Fruits of Faith
Worship Attendance: November 20
9:00 Traditional: 100 | 11:00 Contemporary: 54 | 11:00 Spanish: 51 | TOTAL: 205

Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
November 6 offerings $11,053 (includes electronic giving)
November 13 offerings $9,057
needed each week: $11,202

PRAYERS
Hospitalized: Merle Kroeplin |Recovering: Alice Darling, Nancy Schloemer | Comfort: Charlotte Hansen at the death of her husband, Tom | We pray against all violence and hate, asking the Lord to restrain evil everywhere.

Healing and Strength: Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Earl Caldwell, Karin Collins, Danny Conlin, Linda Dicks, Gail Eaton, John Elmore, Judy & Jim Finnie, Ginny Fussell, Rev. Dennis Glander, Bob Hahn, Michael Halstead, Joe Heinz, David House, Jim Lord, Michael McCarty, Nitza Rohena, Rex Serio, Cindy Sibley, Shirley Stockett, Meridith Swanson (back), Gwen Taliver, Sonia Tellez, Cricket Winters, Leon W, Linda Zamsky

Receiving Treatments: Barbara Browne, Rev. Amy Bradley, Sarah vB, Jan Fry, Kent Jespersen, Dorothy R, Rev. Brian Roberts, Elena Santana, Marleen S, Cathy Smith, Jeff S, Joni S, Janet V, Debbie W, Dayton Whites, Brenda Williams

Continued Care: Chuck Boogher, Kelly DeFrietas, Al Dicks, Eleanor Eaton, Bob and Colleen E, Linda House, Minnie Hutchinson, Linda Jackson, Bill Jordan, Joan & Otto K, Mary K.M, Joyce Miller, Todd O, Annette Royal, Betty Schnell, Caitlyn Thoms, Michael, Noel, & Roger V, Harry Wahl, Gloria White

Special: With all Christians we pray: Come, Lord Jesus, Come! In our time of watching, serving, and waiting, teach us Your ways so we would walk with You. Shine Your light so we would light up the world. • We continue to pray for recovery efforts for Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole • We ask the Lord to be with President Biden, members of Congress, and the Supreme Court, as well as all state and local leaders. • We pray for those who serve our nation in the armed services. We also ask the Lord to watch over and keep our first responders safe.

Week of November 20, 2022

Today in Worship • “Jesus Reigns” • Luke 23:27-43, Colossians 1:13-20, Malachi 3:13-18 • This Sunday is Christ the King Sunday. We celebrate Christ’s reign among us. As the creator of the universe and ruler of all, it is no small thing that He has called us to be His people and placed us under His reign. And yet, there are so many circumstances in this world where—by appearances only—it might not seem like Jesus in on the throne. Disasters, violence, even events in our own lives can leave us asking, “Is the Lord really in charge?” Jesus doesn’t look much like a king at His crucifixion. Yet the one thief recognizes Jesus’ reign and appeals to Jesus, “Remember me when you come into Your kingdom.” Even—and especially—at the cross Jesus reigns supreme. How will you and I, by faith, receive His reign in our lives, and how will we proclaim His reign to the world?

Bible Classes
Adult Sunday Morning Bible Class at 10:00 am • The class is led by Jim Essig. We are looking at the Gospel of Luke. Classes are in the Music Room during our 10:00 am Education Hour, between the 9 am & 11 am worship services.

SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR AGE 4 – GRADE 5: Foundations of Faith • Kids will make crafts, play games, and learn the basic truths about God using both Old Testament and New Testament stories. Kids will walk away from each class with a new “God is…” statement (i.e. “God is powerful” or “God is kind”). Sunday School meets upstairs in the Family Life Center classrooms from 10:00-10:45 on Sunday mornings.

“Kid Video” every week: Did you know that DCE Eric Gerken produces a weekly kid video that ties into the Foundations of Faith lesson? Great for kids, families, and adults. The video is posted weekly to our Facebook and YouTube channels. (Tip: start a faith-conversation with your kids or grandkids using that video as a starting place.)

YOUTH SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS (6th-12th) • “Word One Bible Studies” – a mixture of discussion and experiential learning – come check it out – in the far, upstairs classroom in the Family Life Center from 10:00am-10:45am.

Mid-week Bible Class for Adults • Wednesday Mornings 9:30am – 10:30am in the Board Room. Our topic is looking at Scriptures for the upcoming Sunday’s theme. Led by Pastor Ken.

Nursery Ministry – position open Do you know someone who might be interested in serving our children and families as our Sunday nursery attendant? Please contact eric.gerken@poporlando.com | 402-620-5877

Angel Tree Ministry – Help Families in Need! – Bring Gifts by Sunday, December 11 The Angel Trees is up in the Narthex and in the Family Life Center and FULL of angels to choose from! We will be working with 10 schools surrounding our community, PoP Preschool, and children of ESOL students —Providing gifts to the children this Christmas. If you are unable to get an angel from the tree, please donate online or give through your regular giving and mark your donation as Angel Tree Ministry. www.poporlando.com/give/

Thanksgiving Worship Service – Wednesday, November 23 at 7pm (English) and Thursday, November 24 at 11am (Spanish) in the Sanctuary Join us for Thanksgiving worship services as we set our hearts and minds to the Day of Thanksgiving. Let us all remember the many blessings our Heavenly Father has poured out upon us, especially the eternal blessing of Jesus Christ.

Hours of Operation The Church office and Preschool will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observation of Thanksgiving Day.

Christmas Tree Assembly/Decorating – Volunteers Needed! – Saturday, November 26 at 9am • Helping hands are needed as we begin sprucing up the campus, next week, for Advent and Christmas Season! Tasks include assembling artificial Christmas trees, hanging up wreaths, and garland. For all these tasks to be completed in a safe, efficient, and timely manner, many volunteers are needed!

Pint Jars Needed – until December 6 LWML ladies are asking for donations of pint jars, wide mouth or regular ones, for the cookie/doggie treats sale in December. You can drop off the donations during the week in the church office or leave them in the narthex or FLC for the ladies. Thank you!

LWML Holiday Sale – Order Today, through Sunday, December 11 • The LWML ladies will begin taking preorders for Christmas cookies and Doggie treats in between services beginning today. Orders can be placed in-person or by filling out the form at the link below. If you have any questions, contact Kathy McCartin at kathymccartin@gmail.com. | https://www.poporlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Cookieorderform2022.pdf

Lunch & Zilch – Thursday, December 1 at 11:30am | FLC Join us for another fun event! There will be a cost of $10 per person, which will cover lunch and the prizes for the Zilch winners. Please RSVP by calling or texting Jim Essig at (407) 446-7147 or emailing him at jim.essig@poporlando.com, by Monday November 28. Invite a friend to join you for this fun time, even if you don’t know how to play!

Advent Wednesday’s November 30, December 7 and 14 – Family Life Center Another year of Advent days of service! All are invited as we gather to prepare for the coming Christmas season by intentionally seeking to give our time and effort to help others. More information is coming soon!

Hurricane Ian Response Our FLGA District is on the leading edge of coordinating our church body’s disaster response. In addition to prayers, the greatest need is financial assistance as the district partners with LCMS Disaster Response to match grants for workers and congregations of more than $800,000. If you would like to donate, learn more about the response, or volunteer, please visit https://flgadistrict.org/lert/.

PoP Preschool Do you know someone who might be looking for an amazing preschool for their child? While our infant and 1y/o classes are full, we still have limited openings for 2y/o through VPK. Call (407) 275-6703 to learn more!

Altar Flowers If you wish to sponsor Altar Flowers at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in celebration of a special occasion or in memory of a loved one, please fill out a form online or contact our church office. https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/flowers

Fruits of Faith

Worship Attendance: November 13
9:00 Traditional: 121 | 11:00 Contemporary: 45 | 11:00 Spanish: 56 | TOTAL: 222

Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
October 30 offerings $17,350
November 6 offerings $11,053 (includes electronic giving)
November 13 offerings $9,057
needed each week: $11,202

PRAYERS
Recovering: Alice Darling, Nancy Schloemer  |  Comfort: Charlotte Hansen at the death of her husband

Healing and Strength: Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Earl Caldwell, Karin Collins, Danny Conlin, Linda Dicks, Gail Eaton, John Elmore, Judy & Jim Finnie, Ginny Fussell, Rev. Dennis Glander, Bob Hahn, Michael Halstead, Joe Heinz, David House, Merle Kroeplin, Jim Lord, Michael McCarty, Karen Melick, Jeff Powell, Nitza Rohena, Rex Serio, Cindy Sibley, Shirely Stockett, Meridith Swanson (back), Gwen Taliver, Sonia Tellez, Cricket Winters, Leon W, Linda Zamsky

Receiving Treatments: Barbara Browne, Rev. Amy Bradley, Sarah vB, Jan Fry, Kent Jespersen, Dorothy R, Rev. Brian Roberts, Elena Santana, Marleen S, Cathy Smith, Jeff S, Joni S, Janet V, Debbie W, Dayton Whites, Brenda Williams

Continued Care: Chuck Boogher, Kelly DeFrietas, Al Dicks, Eleanor Eaton, Bob and Colleen E, Linda House, Minnie Hutchinson, Linda Jackson, Bill Jordan, Joan & Otto K, Mary K.M, Joyce Miller, Todd O, Annette Royal, Betty Schnell, Caitlyn Thoms, Michael, Noel, & Roger V, Harry Wahl, Gloria White

Special: Lord Jesus, Your reign is everlasting, and You reign supreme. Help us to welcome Your reign in our lives. • We continue to pray for recovery efforts for Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole • We ask the Lord to be with President Biden, members of Congress, and the Supreme Court, as well as all state and local leaders. • We pray for those who serve our nation in the armed services. We also ask the Lord to watch over and keep our first responders safe.

Week of November 13, 2022

Today in Worship • “Redemption is Drawing Near” • Luke 21:5-28, Malachi 4:1-6, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 • Jesus could be straightforward about the challenges His followers would face. (In fact, it almost sounded as if He was just as easily speaking of circumstances in our world today.) Hearing about challenges might sound discouraging on the surface. However, Jesus spoke about these things in order to prepare us. His words bring powerful promises of our ultimate deliverance at His return with power and great glory. “When you see these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” In what ways are you looking forward to Jesus’ return? How might the confidence and peace you have through Jesus help others grasp the good news of His love and deliverance?

Bible Classes
Adult Sunday Morning Bible Class at 10:00 am • The class is led by Jim Essig. We are looking at the Gospel of Luke. Classes are in the Music Room during our 10:00 am Education Hour, between the 9 am & 11 am worship services.

SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR AGE 4 – GRADE 5: Foundations of Faith • Kids will make crafts, play games, and learn the basic truths about God using both Old Testament and New Testament stories. Kids will walk away from each class with a new “God is…” statement (i.e. “God is powerful” or “God is kind”). Sunday School meets upstairs in the Family Life Center classrooms from 10:00-10:45 on Sunday mornings.

“Kid Video” every week: Did you know that DCE Eric Gerken produces a weekly kid video that ties into the Foundations of Faith lesson? Great for kids, families, and adults. The video is posted weekly to our Facebook and YouTube channels. (Tip: start a faith-conversation with your kids or grandkids using that video as a starting place.)

YOUTH SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS (6th-12th) • “Word One Bible Studies” – a mixture of discussion and experiential learning – come check it out – in the far, upstairs classroom in the Family Life Center from 10:00am-10:45am.

Mid-week Bible Class for Adults • Wednesday Mornings 9:30am – 10:30am in the Board Room. Our topic is looking at Scriptures for the upcoming Sunday’s theme. Led by Pastor Ken.

Nursery Ministry – position open Do you know someone who might be interested in serving our children and families as our Sunday nursery attendant? Please contact eric.gerken@poporlando.com | 402-620-5877

Pint Jars Needed – until December 6 LWML ladies are asking for donations in advance of pint jars, wide mouth or regular ones, for the cookie/doggie treats sale in December. You can drop off the donations during the week in the church office or leave them in the narthex or FLC for the ladies. Thank you!

Pastor’s Reception Has Been POSTPONED Due to the uncertainty and aftermath of Hurricane Nicole, we have decided to cancel the Pastors’ Reception for another day. We will be providing more information soon! Thank you.

Angel Tree Ministry – Friday, December 16 The Angel Trees is up in the Narthex and in the Family Life Center and FULL of angels to choose from! We will be working with 10 schools surrounding our community, PoP Preschool, and children of ESOL students —Providing gifts to the children this Christmas. If you are unable to get an angel from the tree, please donate online or give through your regular giving and mark your donation as Angel Tree Ministry. www.poporlando.com/give/

The Youth/Buchbach Family Trivia Fundraiser (Hurricane Ian recovery) to be Rescheduled With the uncertainty of the Hurricane Nicole, we have chosen to reschedule the event for after the holidays. The Buchbach family has received the donations that came in prior to the storm, along with support through the Pastors’ Discretionary Fund. Additional contributions to assist the Buchbach’s can be made by designating “Buchbach/PDF.”

RaiseRight – Formerly Known as Scrip – Informal Meeting Sunday, 10am in the Church Board Room • Between the services DCE Eric Gerken will be hosting an orientation meeting for anyone interested in financially supporting our Youth using gift card purchases with RaiseRight. With no additional cost to you, our youth ministry will receive a percentage back from your gift card purchases. Come see what this program is all about!

Preschool & Church Thanksgiving Feast • Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30pm – FLC • Join us for food and fellowship as we thank God for His many blessings! This is a time to join our church and preschool families together, to get to know one another and give our thanks to God for another year of His blessings. 

Thanksgiving Basket Outreach • Distribution is this Friday, November 18 – We need YOUR Help! We are sharing God’s love by providing turkeys for families in need. Our link to those in need is through local schools, and this year there will be 90 families receiving Thanksgiving meals. Please donate online or in person during the week or on Sunday morning at worship. Please mark your donation as “Thanksgiving Outreach” | https://www.poporlando.com/give/

Hurricane Ian Response Our FLGA District is on the leading edge of coordinating our church body’s disaster response. In addition to prayers, the greatest need is financial assistance as the district partners with LCMS Disaster Response to match grants for workers and congregations of more than $800,000. Your donations directly to the Florida-Georgia District Disaster Response Fund are truly needed and appreciated. If you would like to donate, learn more about the response, or volunteer, please visit https://flgadistrict.org/lert/.

Altar Flowers If you wish to sponsor Altar Flowers at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in celebration of a special occasion or in memory of a loved one, please fill out a form online or contact our church office. https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/flowers
Today’s Altar flowers were given by Mike & Julie Fleming in celebration of their daughter, Janet’s, birthday. Happy Heavenly Birthday!

Fruits of Faith
Commitment Card Update: Thank you to those who have submitted their commitment cards. We received cards from 70% of our worshippers—our goal is 100%. You still have opportunity to fill out commitment card. Please do so today to help us get to 100%.

Worship Attendance: November 6
9:00 Traditional: 115 | 11:00 Contemporary: 60 | 11:00 Spanish: 59 | TOTAL: 234

Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
October 23 offerings $10,915
October 30 offerings $17,350
November 6 offerings $9,919 (does not include electronic giving)
needed each week: $11,202

PRAYERS
Hospitalized or Recovering: Alice Darling, Jan Fry, Joe Heinz, Jim Lord, Shirley Stockett,

Healing and Strength: Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Karin Collins, Danny Conlin, Linda Dicks, Gail Eaton, John Elmore, Judy & Jim Finnie, Ginny Fussell, Rev. Dennis Glander, Bob Hahn, Michael Halstead, Merle Kroeplin, Jim Lord, Karen Melick, Jeff Powell, Nitza Rohena, Nancy Schloemer, Rex Serio, Cindy Sibley, Shirely Stockett, Meridith Swanson (back), Sonia Tellez, Cricket Winters, Leon W, Linda Zamsky

Receiving Treatments: Barbara Browne, Rev. Amy Bradley, Sarah vB, Jan Fry, Kent Jespersen, Dorothy R, Rev. Brian Roberts, Elena Santana, Marleen S, Cathy Smith, Jeff S, Joni S, Janet V, Debbie W, Dayton Whites, Brenda Williams

Continued Care: Chuck Boogher, Kelly DeFrietas, Al Dicks, Eleanor Eaton, Bob and Colleen E, Linda House, Minnie Hutchinson, Linda Jackson, Bill Jordan, Joan & Otto K, Mary K.M, Joyce Miller, Todd O, Annette Royal, Betty Schnell, Caitlyn Thoms, Michael, Noel, & Roger V, Harry Wahl, Gloria White

Special: Lord Jesus, help us to trust in Your deliverance. Lift our eyes to see our redemption drawing near, and give us such a faith and confidence in Your love that others are drawn to you. • We continue to pray for recovery efforts for Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole • We ask the Lord to be with President Biden, members of Congress, and the Supreme Court, as well as all state and local leaders. • We pray for those who serve our nation in the armed services. We also ask the Lord to watch over and keep our first responders safe.

Week of November 6, 2022

Today in Worship • “The Faith of the Family” • 1 John 3:1–3; Matthew 5:1–12, Revelation 7: 9–17 “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1). God’s word speaks clearly: We are a part of a family—the family of God—all because of what Jesus has done for us. We are a part of a family—the family of God at Prince of Peace/Príncipe de Paz—because Jesus has drawn us here by His design so we would share His love in word and deed. God has always been faithful and has demonstrated His love and undying commitment to us in Christ. We respond in faith as we trust in Him above all things. What would it look like for you to take a step of faith? How will people see Jesus in us as our congregation seeks to be faithful to His calling?

Bible Classes
Adult Sunday Morning Bible Class at 10:00 am • The class is led by Jim Essig. We are looking at the Gospel of Luke. Classes are in the Music Room during our 10:00 am Education Hour, between the 9 am & 11 am worship services.

SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR AGE 4 – GRADE 5: Foundations of Faith • Kids will make crafts, play games, and learn the basic truths about God using both Old Testament and New Testament stories. Kids will walk away from each class with a new “God is…” statement (i.e. “God is powerful” or “God is kind”). Sunday School meets upstairs in the Family Life Center classrooms from 10:00-10:45 on Sunday mornings.

“Kid Video” every week: Did you know that DCE Eric Gerken produces a weekly kid video that ties into the Foundations of Faith lesson? Great for kids, families, and adults. The video is posted weekly to our Facebook and YouTube channels. (Tip: start a faith-conversation with your kids or grandkids using that video as a starting place.)

YOUTH SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS (6th-12th) • “Word One Bible Studies” – a mixture of discussion and experiential learning – come check it out – in the far, upstairs classroom in the Family Life Center from 10:00am-10:45am.

Mid-week Bible Class for Adults • Wednesday Mornings 9:30am – 10:30am in the Board Room. Our topic is looking at Scriptures for the upcoming Sunday’s theme. Led by Pastor Ken.

Nursery Ministry – position open Do you know someone who might be interested in serving our children and families as our Sunday nursery attendant? Please contact eric.gerken@poporlando.com | 402-620-5877

LWML Peanut Sale – Last Day to Order! Forms and online orders are due back no later than Monday, November 7. https://www.poporlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/2022revPeanutorderform.pdf

Pint Jars Needed – until December 6 LWML ladies are asking for donations in advance of pint jars, wide mouth or regular ones, for the cookie/doggie treats sale in December. You can drop off the donations during the week in the church office or leave them in the narthex or FLC for the ladies. Thank you!

Pastor’s Reception –New to Prince of Peace or New-ish?  If you are new to Prince of Peace and have never had an opportunity to consider becoming a member, we invite you to consider taking that next step. We’ve designed our “Pastors’ Reception” on November 13 to be a place you can —

  • enjoy the refreshments provided;
  • interact with Pastors, staff, and members of the congregation and meet others who are new or new-ish to Prince of Peace/Príncipe de Paz;
  • hear what makes Prince of Peace/ Príncipe de Paz distinctive as a church;
  • learn about ways people of the congregation live out their faith to make a tangible difference in the lives of people here and for all eternity.

Send an email to staff@poporlando.com to RSVP or request more information.

Youth Trivia Fundraiser to Benefit Youth Ministry & Buchbach Family (Hurricane Ian recovery) Saturday, November 12 at 3pm • You can purchase tickets online or from the church office. The cost is $20 per person; half the proceeds will benefit future youth programs and half will assist the Buchbach family. John and Kristin Buchbach and their son, Johnnie, were displaced by Hurricane Ian and suffered substantial damage to their home not covered by insurance. Purchase tickets from the church office or online https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/triviatickets22.

RaiseRight – Formerly Known as Scrip – Informal Meeting on Sunday, November 13 at 10 am – FLC Sunday, November 13, DCE Eric Gerken will be hosting an informal meeting for those interested in supporting our Youth using this unique program.  He will demonstrate how gift card purchases can be made in more cost-effective ways than those sold in stores and how our Youth receives a percentage back. Come see what this program is all about!

Thanksgiving Basket Outreach • Distribution is Friday, November 18 We are again sharing God’s love by providing turkeys for families in need. Our link to those in need is through local schools, and this year there will be 90 families receiving Thanksgiving meals. Please donate online or in person during the week or on Sunday morning at worship. Please mark your donation as “Thanksgiving Outreach” | https://www.poporlando.com/give/

Hurricane Ian Response Our FLGA District is on the leading edge of coordinating our church body’s disaster response. In addition to prayers, the greatest need is financial assistance as the district partners with LCMS Disaster Response to match grants for workers and congregations of more than $800,000. Your donations directly to the Florida-Georgia District Disaster Response Fund are truly needed and appreciated. If you would like to donate, learn more about the response, or volunteer, please visit https://flgadistrict.org/lert/.

PoP Preschool Do you know someone who might be looking for an amazing preschool for their child? While our infant and 1y/o classes are full, we still have limited openings for 2y/o through VPK. Call (407) 275-6703 to learn more!

Fruits of Faith
Worship Attendance: October 30
9:00 Traditional: 120 | 11:00 Contemporary: 55 | 11:00 Spanish: 59 | TOTAL: 234

Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.

October 16 offerings $12,166
October 23 offerings $10,915
October 30 offerings $17,350
needed each week: $11,202

PRAYERS
Hospitalized or Recovering: Lori Bachman, Alice Darling, Joe Heinz, Jim Lord, Shirley Stockett,

Healing and Strength: Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Karin Collins (friend of Nina Cavalli-Rojas), Danny Conlin, Linda Dicks, Gail Eaton, John Elmore, Judy & Jim Finnie, Ginny Fussell, Rev. Dennis Glander, Bob Hahn, Michael Halstead, Orion James, Merle Kroeplin, Karen Melick, Jeff Powell, Nitza Rohena, Nancy Schloemer, Rex Serio, Cindy Sibley, Meridith Swanson (back), Sonia Tellez, Cricket Winters, Leon W, Linda Zamsky

Receiving Treatments: Barbara Browne, Rev. Amy Bradley, Sarah vB, Jan Fry, Kent Jespersen, Dorothy R, Rev. Brian Roberts, Elena Santana, Marleen S, Cathy Smith, Jeff S, Joni S, Janet V, Debbie W, Dayton Whites, Brenda Williams

Continued Care: Chuck Boogher, Kelly DeFrietas, Al Dicks, Eleanor Eaton, Bob and Colleen E, Linda House, Minnie Hutchinson, Linda Jackson, Bill Jordan, Joan & Otto K, Mary K.M, Joyce Miller, Todd O, Annette Royal, Betty Schnell, Caitlyn Thoms, Michael, Noel, & Roger V, Harry Wahl, Gloria White

Special: Heavenly Father, we thank You for lavishing Your love on us through Jesus. Empower us by Your Spirit as we respond to Your love and walk in faith. • We continue to pray for recovery efforts for Hurricane Ian, both for those who are recovering locally as well as those in Southwest Florida. We pray for our FLGA District as they coordinate recovery efforts, especially for churches and church-workers • We pray for the elections to be held November 8. We thank God for this nation where we can exercise our right to vote. • We ask the Lord to be with President Biden, members of Congress, and the Supreme Court, as well as all state and local leaders. • We pray for those who serve our nation in the armed services. We also ask the Lord to watch over and keep our first responders safe.