Week of August 20, 2023

Today: “A Confident Faith flows from Worship” • Psalm 27:4-6; Ephesians 5:15-21a; Luke 2:41-50 • A confident faith finds its source in the God who is both almighty and all gracious. As we worship Jesus, as we ponder all the works of the Lord, as we in humility bow before Him, something happens: Our perspective is reframed…The Lord lifts us up and we begin to see things from His vantage point. Something happens as we listen to God’s word and sing: He fills us with joy. Something happens not only when we seek the Lord out in worship, but when we invite others: lives are transformed. “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.” (Psalm 27:4)

To view or print Sunday’s 9am Worship bulletin: https://poporlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/2023_08_20-Trad-Pentecost-12.pdf

Bible Classes
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: Heart of God • This year, our Sunday School will be digging into the “Heart of God”! Our volunteers 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
YOUTH SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS (6th-12th) • The class will dive into what it means to be a friend, how to be a friend- even when your friends don’t share your faith. We always manage to have fun while we discuss God’s Word and what it means for us today. Class will meet in the Board room in the church office from 10:00am-10:45am.
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.

Health Update on Deaconess Ligia Borges Deaconess Ligia and Pastor Borges want to express their deep gratitude for your prayers and support, your text messages, cards, and phone calls. They are so grateful for this caring family that they belong to. Praise be to God! “Ligia is still slowly recovering at home from the diverticulitis infection that caused two abscesses. She’s stable and making progress day by day. We appreciate your continued support.” – Pastor Borges

New Parish Choir season – Thursday, September 7 at 7pm – 8pm Come and join us, even just to give it a try! The Parish Choir will be starting a new season of choir rehearsal on Thursday evening, September 7.  The Parish Choir helps to lead worship at the 9 am traditional service on Sunday mornings. Whether you’re an experienced singer who reads music, a new singer who doesn’t read a note, or someone in between, we’d love to have you join us! If you have any questions, please contact Director David Ludwig by calling or texting 407-432-0216.

Confirmation Information Meeting Next Sunday, August 27 – Advanced Registration Required • All students who are at least in 6th grade+ and have not yet been Confirmed, and their parents are invited to an Information meeting on Sunday, August 27th after the 11:00 am services. DCE Eric Gerken will go over the Confirmation program for the 2023-2024 year. Please register in advance so that we can be sure to have enough materials and food for everyone.

Donations Needed for LWML District Retreat “Ingathering” • Our LWML will be accepting donations for the St. Gerard Maternity Home and Resource Center, St Augustine, FL. and will be taking them to their retreat September 22-24. Containers have been set up in the Narthex, and FLC. Items needed are: (New items only please) Diapers (Sizes Newborn, 4, 5 & 6), baby wipes, baby formula, pacifiers, diaper rash ointment, soft swaddling blankets, burp cloths. Also needed: toiletry items, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, travel size shampoo, facial wash cloths, and combs.

Altar Flowers To sponsor Altar Flowers in celebration of a special occasion, in memory of a loved one, or simply out of thanksgiving to God, you can do so at https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/flowers or by contacting the office. Today’s Altar flowers are given by Donna Browne and Gail Eaton in loving memory of Mom, Eleanor Eaton.

Be Equipped to Serve God – September 28-30, 2023 – President’s Equip Conference • This local conference helps volunteers, leaders, pastors, board members, educators, youth leaders, and administrators to be better equipped to work alongside each other to connect people to Jesus. Location: Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace | Limited scholarships are available from PoP. | https://flgadistrict.org/pec/

Raise Right Helps Fund our Student Ministry! The Gift Card program through Raise Right supports our youth. You can use this ID code: CFA82EEB65547 to identify Prince of Peace Youth as the organization you want to benefit from your order and start shopping.

Fruits of Faith
August 13
9:00 Traditional: 104 | 11:00 Contemporary: 60 | 11:00 Spanish: 76 | TOTAL: 240
Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
July 30 offerings $12,030
August 6 offerings $11,385
August 13 offerings $10,852
needed each week: $11,923.

Prayers of Comfort: There are several families that we are praying for this week, asking that the Lord surround them with His comfort and peace in their grief. We pray for Donna Browne and Gail Eaton at the loss of their mother, Eleanor Eaton. Eleanor and her family have been members of Prince of Peace since 1991. Eleanor was 97 years old. | We pray for Hector Hoglin and family at the loss of his wife, Ruth Hoglin, who went to her heavenly home on Sunday, August 6. | Prayers that the Lord would comfort the family and friends of Adam Neville, who lost his battle to cancer. Adam was the nephew of Randy Neville.
Recovering: Deaconess Ligia Borges (Director of Community Outreach), Sylvia Bourgeois, Henry Leon, Kay Richards, Cindy Sibley, Joni Steidly, Zaida Torres,
Healing and Strength: Karen Adkins, Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Danny Conlin, Alice Darling, Elizabeth Dawson, Sarah D and baby Sam, Steven Dorsagano, Gail Eaton, John Elmore, Judy Finnie, Rev. Dennis Glander, Michael Halstead, Rebecca Rhodes, Harley Halstead, Joe Heinz, Ruth Hoagland, Bill Jordan, Jerry Jordan, Merle Kroeplin, Joan Krumpholc, Larue (friend of Gwen Taliver), Jim Lord, Kathy McCartin, Michael McCarty, Maddie, Royanne Martin, George Meder, Lewis Mendez, Dale P., Rick Perre, Miriam Rivera, David Rodgers, Nitza Rohena, Janette Seeds (friend of Barbara Hahn), Rex Serio, Shirley Stockett, Meridith Swanson (vocal rest), Sonia Tellez, Ted Wessel, Cricket Winters, Leon W, Linda Zamsky
Receiving Treatments: Ellen B., Sarah vB, Ellen Boogher, Kent Jespersen, Cameron LaPointe, Dorothy Reynolds, Pastor Brian Roberts, Elena Santana, Marleen Schmidt, Jeff S, Janet V, Debbie W, Staci Welburn, Dayton Whites, Brenda Williams, Michelle Zicarelli
Continued Care: Chuck Boogher, Rick Burns, Pat C., Kelly DeFrietas, Al & Linda Dicks, Bob and Colleen E, Linda House, Minnie Hutchinson, Linda Jackson, Otto Krumpholc, Mary K.M, Micki & Sal LoBue, Joyce Miller, Todd O, Betty Schnell, Caitlyn Thoms; Michael, Noel, & Roger V; Harry Wahl
Special: Lord God, draw our hearts to You so we would seek You in worship. Lift us up so that we gain Your perspective on life in this world. Fill us with Your grace and compassion so that as we exhibit those qualities in our lives, we would be effective at drawing others to worship Jesus. • We pray for those affected by the wildfires in Maui and all those who suffer from natural disasters. Do not let Your people lose hope in the face of these disasters. Rather, let them shine with Your light, reflecting Your salvation. • We continue to pray for all teachers, families, and children in this new school year. Especially we lift up prayers for college students going back to campus. • We ask the Lord to 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. • We ask that You would draw many to seek Your face. Help us at Prince of Peace/Príncipe de Paz to be Your arms of welcome to all who seek You here.

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: Zachary Carbonell, Kyle Holysz, Matthew Rojas, Amanda S, Greg S, Geoffrey W.

Staff Contacts:
Rev. Ken Green, Senior Pastor ken.green@poporlando.com
Rev. Adolfo Borges, Assoc. Pastor adolfo.borges@poporlando.com
David Ludwig, Jr., Worship & Music david.ludwig@poporlando.com
Deaconess Ligia Borges, Outreach ligia.morales@poporlando.com
DCE Eric Gerken, Families and Youth eric.gerken@poporlando.com
Anne Dobbins, Preschool Director anne.dobbins@poporlando.com
Jim Essig, Senior Adult Ministry jim.essig@poporlando.com
Pam Fuller, Chief of Staff pam.fuller@poporlando.com
Adriana Alas, Administrative Assist. adriana.alas@poporlando.com
Office Contact information: (407)277-3945 | staff@poporlando.com

News Extra – Around Campus
St. Pauly Textile, Inc. – Clothing Drop-off Shed We are adding a clothing drop off shed in the parking lot outside of the Sanctuary near the exit, this will be installed in about 2 weeks or so. This company has partnered with over 1,300 organizations, collecting clothing donations in a uniquely clean and community-friendly way.

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