Today in Worship • “Motivated to Finish Strong” • Deuteronomy 23:21-23, 2 Corinthians 9:1-5, Luke 7:36-50. Having the right motivation; fulfilling our pledges. The Corinthians had made a pledge to support the churches in Jerusalem (in a sense the “mother church”). However, because of the internal struggles the Corinthians faced in their church, they had not yet fulfilled their promise. This was potentially embarrassing, since the surrounding churches had done what they promised—and all the while Paul had boasted about the Corinthians and their enthusiasm for the Lord’s work. Paul reminds them that their spiritual motivation not only comes from Christ’s example of giving, but also from living up to their calling as leaders in the Body of Christ, as an example to the other congregations. God’s kingdom involves not only the spiritual aspect but also an earthly dimension: it requires the cooperation and contribution of all those who have been blessed with the message of the Gospel. So, it requires a planned strategy and a coordinated effort to be effective in the work God has called us to do. What is God’s unique calling to us at Prince of Peace? Have we been called to be leaders in Christ’s church, or followers? How does one measure what God has given us—and how do we then measure up to God’s calling?
This morning we also give thanks to God for our Preschool and how it has blessed our church and our community. We install Mrs. Anne Dobbins as our Preschool Director in our 9:00am worship. Please join us for cake and refreshments between the services. Stewardship Thought: We thank God for all the families that have been blessed by our Preschool these 63 years! How many children have learned about Jesus and His love and sung songs to Him? How will God use our Preschool to bless people with His love in the years to come? What has been the impact of investing in our Preschool?
Adult Sunday Morning Bible Class at 10:00 am • The class is led by Jim Essig in the Music Room during our Education Hour, between the 9 am & 11 am worship services. Topic: Paul’s letter to the Galatians
SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR AGE 4 – GRADE 5: The Life of Jesus • Kids will make crafts, play games, and learn the major stories about the life of Jesus. Each week children 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 SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS (6th-12th) • The class is a mixture of discussion and experiential learning- come check it out. We meet 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 looks at Scriptures for the upcoming Sunday’s theme. Led by Pastor Ken.
Sunday Morning Nursery • A supervised Nursery for children 6 months – 3 years old is available from 10:00am-12:15pm every Sunday. Our Nursery is located just across the breezeway from the church office and is convenient to both worship spaces. Our Sunday nursery worker is “Miss Jennifer,” Jennifer Montalvo, a worker in our preschool.
Lunch & Zilch – Thursday, August 18, 12-2pm | FLC • Don’t Forget to RSVP to Jim Essig by texting or calling (407)446-7147 or emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon tomorrow, August 15. Invite a friend to join you for this fun time! There is a cost of $10 per person, that covers lunch and the prizes for the Zilch winners.
House Items Sale – Lutheran Haven, Friday, August 19 • A house filled with lots of small appliances, kitchen items, linens, and Christmas decorations (NO Furniture) will hold a House sale to sell the items on Friday, August 19 at 8am-11:30am in the Lutheran Haven (1359 Haven Dr.). Stop on by if you’re interested in any of the items!
Confirmation Ministry Launch – August 21st • Prince of Peace/Principe de Paz will launch a new year of Confirmation ministry this month with an exciting new format. On Sunday, August 21st at 12:15 pm (after the 11:00 am service) DCE Eric Gerken will host a meeting for any unconfirmed youth (Grades 6-12) and at least one parent or grandparent where he will fully explain the new format.
PoP Preschool • We give thanks for a great start to a new school year! We are blessed with amazing families and an amazing staff. Do you know someone who might be looking for an amazing preschool for their child? Invite them to call us at (407) 275-6703 to learn more!
Ammon Perry Solo Piano Recital – Monday, August 22, 7:00pm, All Saints Episcopal in Winter Park (338 E Lyman Ave) • Former PoP organist, Ammon Perry, will be doing a solo piano recital on August 22 at All Saints Episcopal in Winter Park. He has invited all his friends from Prince of Peace to come to see him perform. I’m sure he would greatly appreciate to see a friendly face from Prince of Peace!
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: August 7
9:00 Traditional: 85 | 11:00 Contemporary: 54 | 11:00 Spanish: 72 | TOTAL: 211
Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
July 24 offerings: $ 15,631 (includes special gift for office computers & networking)
July 31 offerings: $ 11,024
August 7 offerings: $ 15,526
– needed each week: $11,202
Sunday School Registration • A new school year is about to begin, and we kick off new Sunday School classes for children on August 14 with our new “Foundations of Faith” series. Topics: teaches kids the basic truths about God using both Old Testament and New Testament stories. Kids will walk away from each class a new “God is…” statement (i.e. “God is powerful” or “God is kind”). This is an amazing opportunity for a child in your sphere of influence to learn about God in a safe place in a developmentally appropriate way. If your child has not attended Sunday School at PoP or has not for a long time, please follow this link to register your child. This helps our volunteers to get to know your child a little bit before they attend: https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/childregistration
Payers of Comfort: We continue to ask the Lord to comfort Annie Martinez and her family, whose father, Efrain Vazquez, went to his heavenly home on July 29.
Thanksgiving for New Life: We give thanks along with James and Tristin Fuller for the birth of their son James Fuller IV on August 5. (Little James IV is the grandson of Pam and Jim Fuller.)
Hospitalized or Recovering: Danny C (child), Danny Conlin, Vivian Mercedes Gonzales (ICU)
Healing and Strength: Chris Aherns, Lynn A, Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Megan B, Donna Browne, Delores B, Donna C, Karin Collins (friend of Nina Cavalli-Rojas), Steven D, Gail Eaton, John Elmore, Judy & Jim Finnie, Ginny Fussell, Eric Gerken, Jayson Gerken, Dennis Glander, José Gonzalez, Bob Hahn, Merle Kroeplin, Carleen Lemcke, Megan L., Joyce Miller, Nancy Schloemer, Cindy Sibley, Meridith Swanson (back), Sonia Telez, Caitlyn Thoms, Cricket Winters, Leon W, Kristen W, Judy W, Linda Zamsky
Receiving Treatments: Barbara B, Rev. Amy Bradley, Sarah vB, Jan F, Joanne Hahn, Kent Jespersen, Dorothy R, Rev. Brian Roberts, Elena S, Marleen S, Cathy S, Jeff S, Joni S, Janet V, Amber V, Debbie W, Dayton W, Belinda W
Continued Care: Chuck Boogher, Kelly DeFrietas, Eleanor Eaton, Colleen E, Linda House, Minnie Hutchinson, Linda Jackson, Bill Jordan, Joan K, Mary K.M, Todd O, Annette R, Betty S, Michael, Noel, & Roger V, Harry W, Gloria W
Special: Lord Jesus, You have a high calling for us as Your people. Give us the strength and power of Your Spirit to serve others and live up to that calling. • New School Year: Thanksgiving for the installation of Anne Dobbins; prayers for all the families we serve that they would experience Jesus’ blessings. We also pray for all students, families, and educators in our community as we have begun a new school year. • We ask the Lord to be with President Biden, members of Congress, and the Supreme Court, as well as all state and local leaders. • Thank you, Lord, for all our front-line healthcare workers. • 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.