Today in Worship • “Faith That Fights” • 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18, Genesis 4:1-15; Luke 18:9-17 • The struggle is real—some days more than others. To keep the faith. To continue to follow Jesus. To fight the good fight. The Apostle Paul knows this all too well. Yet Paul is confident and remains faithful. Why? Because God has always been faithful to His promises. Jesus, without fail, has been there for Paul, just as He is for each of us. Jesus will never let us down because He is always true to all God’s promises. Paul remains focused on Jesus because he knows what the Lord has in store for him—and for all those who follow Jesus. To see Jesus with his own two eyes gives Paul a faith worth living for and dying for. What things do you consider worth living? How are you seeking God to be at work in your life building up your faith this week?
About this Series – “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” – Our faithful God is the One who has shown His faithfulness in every circumstance: His mercies are new every morning. He keeps every promise. He has been faithful to give His Son, Jesus, for the life of the world. And He has granted us faith to trust and rely on Jesus—pouring into us a faith that responds to His faithfulness and lives to make a difference in this world through the power of Jesus’ love.
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 • We are in the process of looking for a new Nursery Attendant for Sunday morning. (We regret that we will not be offering Sunday morning nursery until we have a qualified staff person attending it.) If you are interested in this position or know someone who might be interested in serving our children and families in this way, please let Eric Gerken know. firstname.lastname@example.org | 402-620-5877
Youth Ministry – Parent Meeting Today at 6pm in the FLC • DCE Eric Gerken is inviting all middle school/high school students, parents, and grandparents to attend a 1-hour meeting to discuss upcoming opportunities and the “State of the Ministry.” There will be an open discussion about what is happening, not happening, and what is next. You do not have to be an active participant in youth nights or confirmation to attend.
Trunk or Treat – Volunteers Needed! Sunday, October 30 at 4pm • We are seeking candy donations and volunteers to decorate trunks Please sign up online if you are able to help or donate. Candy donations can be left on Sundays in the narthex or FLC, or during the week at the church office. https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/trunkortreat21
LWML Peanut Sale – Order Today, through November 6 • Orders can be placed in-person on Sunday morning between worship services or by filling out the form at the link below. If you have any questions, contact Kathy McCartin at email@example.com. | https://www.poporlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/2022revPeanutorderform.pdf
Youth Trivia Fundraiser – Save the Date! Saturday, November 12 at 3pm • Join us for another year of Trivia Night on November 12. There is a fee of $20 per person. Tickets will be on sale soon in the church office, online and on Sunday before worship services. More information will be provided soon!
Thanksgiving Outreach Ministry Opportunity! Thanksgiving Basket Distribution is Friday, November 18 • We are again sharing God’s love by providing turkeys for families in need. Our link 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/
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!
Raise Right – Formerly Known as Scrip • In the next several weeks PoP Youth will be rolling out a rebranded version of the Scrip Gift Program, now known as Raise Right. DCE Eric Gerken will be providing more information soon how to download the RasieRight app, purchasing gift cards and designating the funds for PoP Youth.
Our Sunday School for Children is always ready to welcome new children! • 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.
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: October 16
9:00 Traditional: 88 | 11:00 Contemporary: 76 | 11:00 Spanish: 79 | TOTAL: 243
Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
October 2 offerings $9,130
October 9 offerings $10,215
October 16 offerings $12,166
. . . . . needed each week: $11,202
Hospitalized or recovering: Chuck Boogher, Joe Heinz, Jeff Powell
Thanksgiving: We give thanks along with Gerry and Debbie Noss for the blessings given to grandson Mathew Noss & Lindsey Lee, united in marriage October 22 in North Carolina. We ask the Lord to bless them all the days of their life.
Healing and Strength: Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Karin Collins (friend of Nina Cavalli-Rojas), Danny Conlin, Gail Eaton, Judy & Jim Finnie, Ginny Fussell, Rev. Dennis Glander, Bob Hahn, Michael Halstead, Merle Kroeplin, 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: Kelly DeFrietas, Eleanor Eaton, Bob and Colleen Eldredge, Linda House, Minnie Hutchinson, Linda Jackson, Bill Jordan, Joan K, Mary K.M, Joyce Miller, Todd O, Annette Royal, Betty Schnell, Caitlyn Thoms, Michael, Noel, & Roger V, Harry Wahl, Gloria White
Special: Thank You, Jesus, for being faithful to all God’s promises. Help us to fight the good fight of faith and remain faithful—and fruitful—until the end. • We pray for our Preschool, asking that Your love and Your world would make an eternal difference in the lives of those we serve. Especially we lift up the VPK “Bears” class this month. • We continue to pray for recovery efforts for Hurricane Ian. (Updates at: https://flgadistrict.org/lert/)