Today in Worship • “A New Heart” • Ezekiel 36:22-28, Romans 12:9-31, John 13:31-34 • When the Lord says, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 36:26), those are powerful words of promise and hope. However, how well do our hearts align with God’s? What necessitates God saying he’ll do something as radical as giving us a new heart (notice: heart transplant, rather than repair). There is more to a fulfilling and satisfying life than simply following one’s heart, per se. The heart the Lord desires to give us is the heart of Jesus, beating strong with compassion, moved to service, living to invite to meet Jesus. Can I think of a time I “followed my heart” and it led me away from God? What needs to happen in order for the heart of Jesus to beat strongly within me?
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.
Hygiene Products Needed – Last Day to Drop off Items • Today is the last day to drop off items for Engelwood Elementary. Thank you all for taking the time to purchase items and donate for the school!
First Communion Classes – Registration Now Open! – Advance Registration Required – Saturday, October 8 at 9am-12pm • Students who are in at least 3rd Grade and would like to start receiving the Lord’s Supper are invited to register for the upcoming First Communion Workshop. Students who complete the workshop will be eligible to receive 1st Communion on Sunday, October 16. 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. Please contact DCE Eric Gerken with any questions. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org |Registration: https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/04ff50
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 Von Braun by text or calling 321-287-8812 to reserve a spot and for more information. Additional info: Bring your own canopy, table(s), chair(s) or rent a folding table for $15 (first come, first served), and rented chairs for $5 each. Proceeds support the Peace for Center for Life/Centro de Paz para la Vida. Vendor proceeds go towards the PoP Back-to-School event.
Volunteer Appreciation Banquet – Save the Date! Saturday, October 15 • We like to invite you for an evening of live music, hor d’oeuvers, fellowship and dinner on October 15, as we celebrate the hard work and dedication of so many wonderful volunteers in our congregation. Please RSVP Online or sign-up on one of the sign-up sheets located in the narthex and FLC, before October 9. | https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/761efa
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
Retirement and Legacy Planning Workshop, Saturday, October 15 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm in the FLC • Workshop sponsored by the Endowment Committee focusing on legacy planning, legal documents, “Five Wishes,” and planning for your memorial service. Speakers include Attorney Robert Magill, Rick Ackerman, Tony Hunt from the LCMS Foundation, and Pastor Ken Green. Continental Breakfast served at 8:30. Please register online. https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/e1e5f9
Fruits of Faith
Worship Attendance: September 4 (Labor Day weekend)
9:00 Traditional: 88 | 11:00 Contemporary: 50 | 11:00 Spanish: 66 | TOTAL: 204
Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
August 21 offerings: $9,031
August 28 offerings: $15,388
September 4 offerings: $11,815 . . . needed each week: $11,202
Recovering: Danny C (child), Danny Conlin, Sonia Tellez (shoulder surgery)
Healing and Strength: Lynn A, Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Donna Browne, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Karin Collins (friend of Nina Cavalli-Rojas), Carmen Diaz and Fernando Fernandez, Gail Eaton, Judy & Jim Finnie, Ginny Fussell, Rev. Dennis Glander, 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 Browne, Rev. Amy Bradley (thanksgiving as she completes one treatment, then begins another), Sarah vB, Jan Fry, Joanne Hahn, 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: Chuck Boogher, Kelly DeFrietas, Eleanor Eaton, Colleen E, Linda House, Minnie Hutchinson, Linda Jackson, Bill Jordan, Joan K, Mary K.M, Todd O, Annette Royal, Betty Schnell, Caitlyn Thoms, Michael, Noel, & Roger V, Harry W, Gloria White
Special: Lord Jesus, take away our heart of stone and put a new heart within us—give us Your heart, filled with compassion and ready for service. Help us to invite others to know Your gracious heart, so that they, too, would experience this new life in You. • We pray for our nation on this Patriot Day (9/11). Ease the pain of past memories, which are still raw for many people. Give Your comfort to all that mourn. Protect our nation from all threats and frustrate the plans of all who would seek to do harm. Be with those who have fought the war on terror and bear the scars, both visible and invisible. • We pray for God’s comfort for those around who grieve the death of Great Britain’s monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. We thank You, Lord, for her faith and her principled leadership. Raise up around the globe those who lead with servant hearts, strength, and mercy. • 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.