Today: “The God Who Gives…Purpose in His Vineyard” • Matthew 21:33-46; Philippians 3:12-16; Proverbs 3:1-10 • Our God has given us a place…a home-base of operation to do His work in this world. Jesus compares God’s kingdom to a vineyard—wholly owned by the Lord—with us as tenants to do His work and produce fruit. As followers of Jesus, we are invited to consider the high calling the Lord has given us—and the grace! —that He has given the likes of you and me to work in His vineyard. God gives the gift of purpose to followers of Jesus. How does that shape how we see ourselves in all of life and give us passion for His mission as we fulfill God’s purposes for us?
Our Guest Preacher today is Rev. Dr. Victor Belton, First Vice-President of the Florida-Georgia District. Pastor Belton served Peace Lutheran Church, Decatur, GA, for nearly 30. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), serving for 12 years; and was Leadership Campus Pastor and Regional Representative of Concordia College Bronxville, New York. Pastor Belton has a passion for helping people discover the significant gifts God has given them and inspires them to put those gifts to work for the glory of Christ’s kingdom.
To view or print Sunday’s 9am Worship bulletin: https://www.poporlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/2023_10_15-Trad-Pentecost-20.pdf
Adult Sunday Morning Bible Class at 10:00 am • The class is led by Jim Essig. We are looking at the topic of Ephesians. 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: Heart of God • This year, our Sunday School will be digging into the “Heart of God.” Our volunteers will help children understand God’s attributes through Bible stories, crafts, games and more. Each week the children will learn about who God is and how we can follow Him. The children will have a lot of fun and learn important faith lessons at the same time. | https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/57d9c8
YOUTH SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS (6th-12th) • We are currently exploring “Parables”- the stories that Jesus used to teach. How do these stories help a modern teen? How do we relate to stories about shepherds and Samaritans and kings holding banquets? Come join the discussion as we enjoy some fun activities that will help us explore the depths of God’s love for us. Meet in the Office Conference Room each Sunday at 10:00am
The 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.
Eleanor Eaton’s Memorial Service• A memorial service for Eleanor will be held today at 2pm with a reception to follow.
Altar Flowers • To sponsor Altar Flowers in celebration of a special occasion, in memory of a loved one, or simply out of thanksgiving to God, you can do so at https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/flowers or by contacting the office.
Today’s altar flowers are sponsored by Donna Browne In memory of Charles and Eleanor Eaton; & Kent, Sharleen, & Rachel Jespersen in loving memory of Eleanor Eaton and Joan Krumpholc.
Trunk or Treat – Volunteers & Donations Needed! – Sunday October 29 at 4pm • We need 20 or more people to decorate trunks and greet our trunk or treaters, volunteers to help with carnival games, crafts, information tables and candy donations. Please sign up online if you’re interested. For more information contact DCE Eric Gerken. | Volunteer Signup: https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/bd322e | email@example.com
Thanksgiving Basket Outreach – Donations Needed • This year we are doing things a little early so we can properly plan and prepare to provide turkeys to families in need. Please donate online or in person during the week or on Sunday mornings at worship. Please mark your donation as “Thanksgiving Outreach” https://www.poporlando.com/give/
Lutheran Haven’s Fall Flea Market – Saturday, October 21 from 8am-2pm • Check out Lutheran Haven’s Fall Flea Market next weekend Saturday. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, drinks and more! (2041 W. State Road 426 Oviedo, Fl 32765)
Food Pantry Fund Drive Update: We are more than half way to our goal of $25,000 (either in one-time gifts or regular recurring gifts) to support our Food Pantry outreach. To make donations you can give online or give by check. If giving online, please choose “Food Pantry” item from the drop-down menu. If giving by check, please make sure to add “Food Pantry” in the note section. https://poporlando.breezechms.com/give/online
Peter Mayer “Stars & Promises Christmas Tour” –Tickets Still Available • On Monday, December 18, at 7 pm, PoP is hosting the 24th anniversary tour of Peter Mayer’s acclaimed Christmas Concert. Peter is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has released 25 of his own albums, toured internationally with his own band, and was lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer band for three decades. | For Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peter-mayer-stars-promises-christmas-2023-orlando-fl-tickets-714795150537?aff=oddtdtcreator&mc_cid=9987e124e6&mc_eid=6fc9cfa451
Compassion Project – Items Needed • Looking for donations of men’s tennis shoes: size 10+ (new or used in good condition). Please drop off donations in the church office.
Sports Card Donations • You can donate any old sports, magic, Pokémon or yu-gi-oh cards to Prince of Peace or to Jeff Powell to be sold for the general fund. Jeff oversees 4 Sports Consultation which is the name he uses for online sales of sports cards. He has years of experience in this so be assured that this will be handled professionally. You can contact Jeff with any questions. (407)538-5206 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Fruits of Faith
9:00 Traditional: 105 | 11:00 Contemporary: 50 | 11:00 Spanish: 78 | TOTAL: 233
Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
September 24 offerings $ 12,604
October 1 offerings $14,523
October 8 offerings $8,446
needed each week: $11,923.
Palliative Care: Dorothy Reynolds
Recovering: Deaconess Ligia Borges, John B, Janice & Rev. Dennis Glander, Henry Leon, Camille Neville, Raya Pokigo, Norma Poutre, Sheila Roberts, Cindy Sibly, Joni Steidly, Harry Wahl, Pat Williams
Healing and Strength: Karen Adkins, Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Danny Conlin, Alice Darling, Elizabeth Dawson, Sarah D, Steven Dorsagano, Gail Eaton, John Elmore, Amanda Fearce, Judy Finnie, Leonard G, Michael Halstead, Kristen Ivanic, Joe Heinz, Jim, Bill Jordan, Jerry Jordan, Merle Kroeplin, Jim Lord, Kathy McCartin, Michael McCarty, Maddie, Royanne Martin, George Meder, Lewis Mendez, Mario Muniz, Skylar Newport, Dale P., Rick Perre, Miriam Rivera, David Rodgers, Nitza Rohena, Rex Serio, Hannah Steinbronn, Shirley Stockett, Meridith Swanson, Ted Wessel, Cricket Winters, Leon W, Linda Zamsky
Receiving Treatments: Ellen B., Sarah vB, Ellen Boogher, Kent Jespersen, Cameron LaPointe, Doug P, Pastor Brian Roberts, Elena Santana, Marleen Schmidt, Jeff S, Tina T, Janet V, Debbie W, Staci Welburn, Dayton Whites, Brenda Williams, Michelle Zicarelli
Continued Care: Chuck Boogher, Rick Burns, Pat C., Kelly DeFrietas, Al & Linda Dicks, Bob E, Linda House, Minnie Hutchinson, Linda Jackson, Otto Krumpholc, Mary K.M, Micki & Sal LoBue, Joyce Miller, Todd O, Betty Schnell, Caitlyn Thoms; Michael, Noel, & Roger V
Special: We thank You, Lord, for placing us in Your vineyard. Jesus, You have given us purpose and the privilege of serving You. Remind us of our high calling to be servants as we seek to bear fruit for Your kingdom. • We pray for the war and violence that continues to unfold in Israel and Gaza: God of all concord, it is Your gracious will that Your children on earth live together in harmony and peace. We long for peace and justice for all people, above all the peace beyond all understanding that only comes through Jesus Christ. • We ask the Lord to be with President Biden, members of Congress, and the Supreme Court, as well as all state and local leaders and our first responders.
For those in the military or deployed: We pray for those who serve our nation in the armed services and for those who are deployed, especially those connected with our PoP/PdeP family: Jacob Allison, Zachary Carbonell, Cody Dowling, Kyle Holysz, Matthew Rojas, Amanda S, Greg S, Geoffrey W.
Rev. Ken Green, Senior Pastor email@example.com
Rev. Adolfo Borges, Assoc. Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org
David Ludwig, Jr., Worship & Music email@example.com
Deaconess Ligia Borges, Outreach firstname.lastname@example.org
DCE Eric Gerken, Families and Youth email@example.com
Anne Dobbins, Preschool Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Essig, Senior Adult Ministry email@example.com
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Office Contact information: (407)277-3945 | firstname.lastname@example.org