Today in Worship • “This New Life” • Acts 5:17-32, Joshua 24:14-18, Acts 5:17-32, John 4:23-30, 39-42 • Have you ever wondered to yourself, “When did being a follower of Jesus become so challenging in this world? Since when has it been this difficult to grow the church?” Then again, maybe we make it too complicated—or maybe our world tries to make it complicated. When we encounter Jesus, He brings new life and transforms our story. What if it is as simple as living out that new-life story that Jesus is authoring, walking through the doors the Lord has opened, and “telling people all about this new life.” How has Jesus changed your story? What about the chapter He is writing today—how is He strengthening you and sustaining you? How can sharing your story bring renewal and life to others?
Adult Sunday Morning Bible Class at 10:00 am • The class is led by Jim Essig, and he will begin an overview of the New Testament. 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.
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.
LWML Donations Needed – Last Day to Donate • Today is the last day to donate household items, gift cards, personal care items, and Size 5 & 6 diapers for the Hope Children’s Home in Tampa for the FL/GA LWML District convention on September 30 through October 2. You can leave the items in a bin that’s located in the narthex & FLC.
Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon – October 2 at 12:30pm • All of Prince of Peace/Principe de Paz Congregation are welcome to come and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our Hispanic congregation with great food, music, and more, after the 11am services.
First Communion Classes – Registration Now Open! – Pre-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. 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
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!
Children’s Bibles – October 9 • We will once again be able to make Beginner’s Bibles and “3rd Grade” Bibles available to families of our church and Preschool. This is an intentional effort to ensure that every child has access to God’s Word in their home. Beginners Bibles are picture Bibles with simple text that are perfect for pre-readers to look at and read with their parents. “Faith Alive” Bible is for students starting at 3rd Grade (emerging readers) or older. Adults should sign up in advance to reserve either style of Bible for their child. October 9 there is a workshop and the give-away.
Please register them using this link: https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/ff2be3
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 before October 9. | https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/761efa
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
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
Todays Altar flowers were given by Joseph Heinz in memory of his wife, Elke’s, birthday. Happy Heavenly Birthday!
Fruits of Faith
Worship Attendance: September 18
9:00 Traditional: 90 | 11:00 Contemporary: 48 | 11:00 Spanish: 75 | TOTAL: 213
Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
September 4 offerings: $11,815
September 11 offerings: $10,065
September 18 offerings: $6,316 needed each week: $11,202
Prayers of Comfort: We pray for Jerry Lemcke at the loss of his wife, Carlene Lemcke, who went to her heavenly home on Monday, September 19. There will be a memorial service for Carlene on Saturday, October 22.
Recovering: Danny C (child), Danny Conlin, Sonia Tellez (shoulder surgery)
Healing and Strength: Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, 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 (and prayers of thanksgiving for Joanne Hahn, who has completed all treatments), Merle Kroeplin, Nitza Rohena, Nancy Schloemer, Cindy Sibley, Meridith Swanson (back), 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: Chuck Boogher, Kelly DeFrietas, Eleanor Eaton, Colleen E, 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: Lord Jesus, loosen my grip on the old and help me cling to the new You have brought about by grace. • We ask the Lord to be with those who have been affected by Hurricane Fiona and other tropical systems. • We pray for those in Haiti during a time of civic unrest, that the Lord would grant wisdom, strength, and hope to the people, and in this moment, that He would grant them peace in a time of insecurity and danger. • 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.