Today in Worship • “Becoming a Cheerful Giver” • 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Deuteronomy 23:21-23, Luke 7:36-50. How does one become a cheerful giver? By knowing the temporal (this worldly) and eternal impact our giving can make. God knows our financial situation and He knows that not everyone can give the same amount. But the principle stands: Everyone is to give in a sacrificial manner, taking into account the resources with which God has blessed them. We are to be intentional, planning ahead of time what we give to God’s kingdom. As any endeavor where we desire to be successful, giving requires a plan—with an evaluation of our current situation and firm faith in God’s provision. Our God has infinite resources to provide for us and bless us. When we lift up our eyes to the Lord and consider what Jesus has done for us, and as we look at the world around us and see the great need for God’s work to be done, we will understand that it is a privilege and a joy to contribute to the extension of God’s kingdom on earth. Even more than that, we will see a harvest of righteousness as those touched by God’s power give thanks and praise to the Living God. Why is our generous living and cheerful giving important to God? How ought we measure the blessings that God has given to us? How can we respond in proportion to those blessings?
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: 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.
YOUTH SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS (6th-12th) “Word One” • 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 10:00 am-10:45 am.
Mid-week Bible Class for Adults • Wednesday Mornings 9:30 am – 10:30 am in the Board Room. Our topic 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 10:00 am-12:15 pm 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.
Confirmation Ministry INFO & LUNCH – Today at 12:15 pm • Prince of Peace/Príncipe de Paz will launch a new year of Confirmation ministry this month with an exciting new “retreat” format. Join Eric Gerken in the FLC after the 11:00 am services for pizza and information on Confirmation. This is for any youth grade 6-12 that has not yet been confirmed. A parent or grandparent should attend with the youth on Sunday.
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 – This Monday, (8/22) 7:00 pm, 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 14
9:00 Traditional: 85 | 11:00 Contemporary: 77 | 11:00 Spanish: 60 | TOTAL: 222
Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
July 31 offerings: $ 11,024 (includes special gift for office computers & networking)
August 7 offerings: $ 15,526
August 14 offerings: $ 10,160 . . . . . . . . . . . . needed each week: $11,202
Website Update • Visit www.poporlando.com to see the recent redesign. The site has a much cleaner design and is much more mobile-friendly. We will be continuing to build out the site with information about the ways Prince of Peace/Príncipe de Paz serves others in our community and how you can connect or plug in. (Please note: some data from the old site was lost in the transition to the new site. Information that was not current is being updated.)
Upcoming Youth Ministry: Please contact Eric Gerken 402.620.5877 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
August 21, 12:15 | Confirmation Launch Info Session (FLC)
August 21, 6:00-7:30 | Youth Night in FLC
August 26-27 | College and Young Adult Retreat to Satellite Beach
September 2-3 | Overnight Lock In (Middle School/High School)
Payers of Comfort: We ask the Lord to comfort Rev. Dr. Greg Walton and family for the loss of his mother, Jeanne Walton, who was called to her heavenly home on August 11.
Hospitalized or Recovering: Danny C (child), Danny Conlin, Vivian Mercedes Gonzales (ICU)
Healing and Strength: Lynn A, Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Megan B, Donna Browne, Delores B, Donna C, Karin Collins (friend of Nina Cavalli-Rojas), Carmen Diaz and Fernando Fernandez, Gail Eaton, John Elmore, Judy & Jim Finnie, Ginny Fussell, Dennis Glander, José Gonzalez, Bob Hahn, Merle Kroeplin, Carleen Lemcke, Megan L., Joyce Miller, Nancy Schloemer, Cindy Sibley, Meridith Swanson (back), Sonia Telez (upcoming surgery), 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. Above all, fill us with such a contagious joy that others are drawn to love Jesus. • 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.