Week of April 14, 2024

Today: “Courage to Be Bold” • Acts 3:11-21; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36-49 • After a disabled beggar is healed through the power of Jesus’ name, God gives boldness to Peter and John in speaking to the crowd that gathers. Peter and John do not take credit for themselves. They instead point to Jesus, the Holy and Righteous One, in whose name this man now has faith and complete healing. Do you and I have the courage to point to Jesus when and where we see Him at work? How does God desire to use you and me to help others connect with Jesus, in whose name God offers healing and restoration? 

About this series: “Resurrecting Courage” • It takes courage to be a Christian—but perhaps not for the reasons that might immediately come to mind. Some have suggested that the challenge the church faces is less about how our society lost its way, but that it is that the church has forgotten “to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly” with the One who IS the way (Micah 6:8; John 14:6). This Easter season we look at snapshots of the early Christian to gain a sense of how those walking with Jesus submitted to His power and authority and were radically transformed by His grace. May we, too, have courage to walk with Jesus authentically, unapologetic that we bear His name, and committed to show His love and mercy with radical grace.

To view or print Sunday’s 9am Worship bulletin: https://poporlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/2024_04_14-Trad-Easter-3.pdf

Bible Classes
Adult Sunday Morning Bible Class at 10:00 am • The class is led by Jim Essig. We are studying the book of Acts. Classes are in the Music Room during our 10:00 am Education Hour, between 9 am & 11 am worship.
PARENTS’ SUPPORT GROUP – NEW – Sundays at 10:00am • “Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World” facilitated by Carol and Kurt Bickel in the Board Room (Admin building)
SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR AGE 4 – GRADE 5: Heart of God • This year, our Sunday School will be digging into the “Heart of God.” Ourvolunteers 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
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.

Pastors’ Reception • New to Prince of Peace—or New-ish? • Next Sunday, April 21, 2:00pm in the FLC • If you are new to Prince of Peace/Príncipe de Paz and would like to know more about our unique ministries, come to the Pastors’ Reception on Sunday, April 21, to learn more. Also at the Pastors’ Reception, you can learn more about next steps to getting connected, becoming more engaged, or becoming a member. To ensure we include you with a personal invite, please send an email to staff@poporlando.com or call 407.277.3945 requesting more information.

Lunch & Zilch: Save the Date! Thursday, April 25 at 11:30am • Especially for SeniorsOur next Lunch & Zilch event is on our calendar. Please mark your calendar and come enjoy some fun. Please RSVP to Jim via text or email by Monday, April 22. There is a cost of $10 per person to cover the lunch and the prizes for the Zilch winners. jim.essig@poporlando.com | 407.446.7147

Concert Series • Kean High School Concert Band and Choir of St. Thomas (USVI) • Sunday, April 28, 4pm
Prince of Peace is blessed to host the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Concert Band and Choir from St. Thomas (USVI) as they tour Central Florida. The chair of the Music Department, Ms. Monet Davis, is a cousin of Prince of Peace member Lisa Melendez.

Vacation Bible Camp – Registration is live! VBC will be the second full week of June, June 10-14, and will be lots of fun for kids Age 4 to Grade 5 as they explore the coral reefs and what it means to be God’s friend. Kids will explore games, crafts, science experiments, snacks, skits, creative Bible storytelling, music and more each day from 9:00-12:15.
Children may be registered by following this link: https://vbspro.events/p/events/f716b8
Space is limited, so register soon!

Volunteers are needed for SCUBA Vacation Bible Camp – June 10-14
   Dive in and help us run this major Kid’s Ministry event at Prince of Peace/Príncipe de Paz. No prior diving experience necessary—we will train you! Divers from Middle School and High School teens to adults and senior citizens are needed to fill our team! Won’t you come and help the kids explore friendship with God?
Volunteer roles vary from leading small groups of children to our various stations to leading or helping to lead the stations themselves. We have an awesome curriculum to follow that is designed to be volunteer friendly. All volunteers will receive a new, free “PoP Kids” volunteer t-shirt and will have several training opportunities—both in person or on Zoom. Right now, we need the most help with finding volunteers to help run the Preschool stations. All of the activities are simple to do and fun to lead—we just need the adults with the hearts for Preschool kiddos to jump in and lead them. We will be happy to sit down with interested volunteers and walk them through the stations.
Volunteering starts with filling out the registration form . After you register, DCE Eric Gerken will follow up with you in more detail. Volunteers click here: https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/615cba
Donations: information will soon be shared about how to donate to Vacation Bible Camp.

Altar Flowers
If you wish to sponsor Sunday Altar Flowers at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in celebration of a special occasion or in memory of a loved one, please fill out the form online or contact our church office. https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/flowers  

Fruits of Faith
Sunday, April 7
9:00 Traditional: 131 | 11:00 Contemporary: 70 | 11:00 Spanish: 92 | TOTAL: 293

Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
March 24 offerings     $  8,582
March 31 offerings     $20,133
April 7 offerings          $12,666                           needed each week: $12,403

Your gifts and offerings, your prayers and service to the Lord—they make a difference here, and for all eternity.

Recovering: Deaconess Ligia Borges, Rick Burns, Barbara Conyers, Sloan Davis, Mike Fleming, Camille Neville, Debbie Noss, Denny O’Neil, Nancy Plotnikoff (hospitalized last week), Raya Pokigo, Norma Poutre, Jeff Powell, Sheila Roberts, Cindy Sibly, Pete Spudich, Pat Williams

Healing and Strength: Karen Adkins, Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Kurt Bickel, Rebecca Brooks, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Danny Conlin, Elizabeth Dawson, Sheila Dean, Sarah Dierking, Steven Dorsagano, Gail Eaton, John Elmore, Amanda Fearce, Judy Finnie, Leonard G, Rev. Dennis Glander, Michael Halstead, Joe Heinz, Jim & Pam Ingersoll, Chris & Kristen Ivanic, Bill Jordan, Jerry Jordan, Kelli Kalinowski, Norma Kress, Merle Kroeplin, Henry Leon, Jim Lord, Larry Martinez, Kathy McCartin, Michael McCarty, Maddie, George Meder, Lewis Mendez, Christopher Miller, Mario Muniz, Skylar Newport, Rick Perre, Miriam Rivera, David Rodgers, Nitza Rohena, Rex Serio, Hannah Steinbronn, Shirley Stockett, Meridith Swanson, Carmen & Juan, Rosalee Wessel, Ted Wessel, Cricket Winters, Leon W, Linda Zamsky |
Family & Friends: Stephanie, Matthew, Samantha, Jason, Daniel Baudry, Debbie Holly, Nicole Wernsing

Receiving Treatments: Ellen Boogher, Sarah vonBraun, Joshula Flowers, Cameron LaPointe, Pastor Brian Roberts, Elena Santana, Jeff S, Tina T, Janet V, Vincent Ward, Debbie W, Staci Welburn, Dayton Whites, Brenda Williams, Michelle Zicarelli

Continued Care: Chuck Boogher, Pat C., Kelly DeFrietas, Al & Linda Dicks, Bob E, Linda House, Linda Jackson, Otto Krumpholc, Mary K.M, Jean LaPointe, Micki & Sal LoBue, Todd O, Betty Schnell, Michael, Noel, & Roger V, Harry Wahl

Special: Jesus, give us boldness to speak in Your name, for in Your name is life and healing, restoration and forgiveness. Give to us courage “to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly” with You. Give us the courage and anticipation that we will see You at work. • We pray for our troubled world, longing for the day that wars and violence will cease over all the earth, the day when all wrongs will be righted, and the Lord’s justice will prevail. Love have mercy; Christ have mercy; Lord have mercy. • Be with President Biden, members of Congress, and the Supreme Court, as well as all state and local leaders. • Lord, watch over and keep our first responders safe.

Prayers 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: Jake Allison, Zachary Carbonell, Cody Dowling, Kyle Holysz, Matthew Rojas, Amanda S, Greg S, Geoffrey W

Preschool Class of the Month – Our April Preschool Class of the Month is Mrs. Martinez’s VPK Lions! Please keep Mrs. Martinez, Daniel, Adrianna, Mila, Aaralyn, Laila, and Elijah in your prayers.

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