Today in Worship • “All Things New” • Scriptures: Isaiah 42:1-9, Revelation 21:1-7, John 3:16-21 • Are you ready for some “new”? Have circumstances and life seemed to get “old” over the past 2+ years? Today we begin a new sermon series looking at our God who boldly declares from His throne, “I am making everything new! Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true” (Revelation 21:5). In what ways have you come here longing for renewal, longing for something “new”? Our ever-present God has drawn you and me into His presence to renew us in Jesus’ love through the power of His Spirit. In what new ways can you see yourself connecting with God through His word and prayer, trusting in Him, even taking delight in Him? As you commit your way to the Lord, what is the desire of your heart–in what ways do anticipate seeing Him make all things new?
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.
“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 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.
New to Children’s Sunday School? We are always ready to welcome new children! • Our Sunday School 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. Contact Eric Gerken or register at https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/childregistration.
First Communion Classes – Saturday, October 8 at 9am-12pm • Students who have not yet taken the 1st Communion class are invited to attend this annual workshop. We will learn about what Communion is, why it is important, and prepare to receive it for the first time. A combination of traditional class time, craft activities and games are used to help students learn about God’s amazing gift of Communion. Registration information for the 1st Communion Workshop will be available soon.
Church Clean Up Day – September 10 at 9am-12pm • The church will have a clean up day focusing on cleaning up the Sanctuary, windows, memorial garden, and preschool door windows. To make this happen we are asking for volunteer help, to make the church look nicer and cleaner! There will be a volunteer sign-up sheet located in the Narthex and FLC. We do ask for you to bring your own cleaning supplies.
Hygiene Products Needed – On behalf of Englewood Elementary (Until 9/11) • Englewood Elementary has asked Prince of Peace/Principe de Paz to help donate hygiene products for their students this school year. There will be a donation bin located in the FLC and in the Narthex, for you to drop off items. Products needed (any brand): Boxes of facial tissue, disinfectant surface wipes, hand sanitizer, Ziploc bags (gallon and quart size), baby wipes, and bottle of antibacterial soap. Accepting donations until September 11!
Community Invited Garage Sale – October 8 • Prince of Peace invites you to join us at YOUR garage sale on our campus. Bring your own items and we will provide your 14-foot square area! If you wish to participate, please contact Sarah by text or calling 321-287-8812 to reserve a spot and for more information.
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: August 21
9:00 Traditional: 86 | 11:00 Contemporary: 55 | 11:00 Spanish: 58 | TOTAL: 198
Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
August 7 offerings: $ 15,526
August 14 offerings: $ 10,160
August 21 offerings: $ 9,031 needed each week: $11,202
Payers of Comfort: We ask the Lord to continue to give 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.
Recovering: Danny C (child), Danny Conlin, Sonia Tellez (shoulder surgery)
Healing and Strength: Lynn A, Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Megan B, Donna Browne, Delores B, Michael 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, Joyce Miller, Nancy Schloemer, Cindy Sibley, Meridith Swanson (back), Cricket Winters, Leon W, Kristen W, Judy Wright, 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, Caitlyn Thoms, Michael, Noel, & Roger V, Harry W, Gloria W
Special: Lord God, You declare that You are making all things new. Renew us with You power, help us to live out our faith in new ways, lead us to share with new people Your love and the message of Jesus. • We thank You that You enabled us to share Your love with our community once again through our Food Pantry. • 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.