Today in Worship • “A New You” • Lamentations 3:19-26, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, John 7:37-41 What would you change about yourself if you could? Often, we’ll hear “It’s what on the inside that really counts,” yet it’s not unusual for someone to answer the “What would you change” question thinking about something they might see in the mirror, rather than something more than skin deep. (Consider that the U.S. aesthetic medicine market size is expected to be more than $33B this year.) God, however, wants to do more than give us a makeover. He is in the total transformation business—transforming us at the core of our being. The Lord outlines His plan in Scripture: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God.” How would we approach each day differently if we saw ourselves as a new creation in Christ? What transformation might God be looking to do in our lives as He makes 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.
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.
“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.
First Communion Classes |Registration Now Open! | 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. Advance registration is required. Please contact DCE Eric Gerken with any questions. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org |Registration: https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/04ff50
Church Clean Up Day! | September 10 at 9am-12pm • Our focus will be on cleaning up the Sanctuary, windows, memorial garden, and preschool door windows. Could you volunteer for a few hours to help to make the God’s house look nice and cleaner! There are volunteer sign-up sheets located in the lobby and FLC. Please bring your own supplies.
Hygiene Products Needed – On behalf of Englewood Elementary (Until 9/11) • 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. Last chance! We are 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 Von Braun by text or calling 321-287-8812 to reserve a spot and for more information.
– 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.
– Profits go to the our Peace for Center for Life/Centro de Paz para la Vida. Vendor proceeds go towards the PoP Back-to-School event.
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
Today’s flowers are given by Otto & Joan Krumpholc in celebration of their 58th wedding anniversary.
Volunteer Recognition Banquet | Save the Date: October 15 • We would like to invite you all to join us on Saturday, October 15 as we celebrate the hard work and dedication of so many wonderful volunteers in our congregation. We couldn’t do it without you! More information will be coming soon.
Fruits of Faith
Worship Attendance: August 28
9:00 Traditional: 114 | 11:00 Contemporary: 65 | 11:00 Spanish: 70 | TOTAL: 249
Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
August 14 offerings: $10,161
August 21 offerings: $9,031
August 28 offerings: $15,388 . . . needed each week: $11,202
Payers of Comfort: We ask the Lord to comfort Nancy Mathews and her family at the death of her father, Hank Hawley.
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, 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, 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, we thank you for making us a new creation. Remind us, always, of who we are and whose we are. Transform us more and more into You image as we live for you. • 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.