Week of August 27, 2023

Today: “A Confident Faith Seeks the Lord’s Face” • Psalm 27:7-10; 2 Corinthians 4:7-18; John 16:28-33 • When we seek the Lord’s face, what will we find? A God who looks upon us in love. A Lord who is gracious at His core and would spare no cost—not even His one and only Son—to make us His own. This is the Lord almighty whom we seek, and He looks into our eyes tenderly. He will never forsake us. These eternal truths give us confidence as we face the everyday—and perhaps that urges us to seek the face of the Lord all the more. And because we seek the Lord’s face, when people look at us, they see reflected in us, the face of God.
To view or print Sunday’s 9am Worship bulletin: http://poporlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/2023_08_27-Trad-Pentecost-13.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.

New Parish Choir season – Thursday, September 7 at 7pm – 8pm Come and join us, even just to give it a try! 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 Today 12:00pm • All students who are at least in 6th grade+ and have not yet been Confirmed, and their parents are invited to an Information meeting Today, after the 11:00 am services. DCE Eric Gerken will go over the Confirmation program for the 2023-2024 year.

Middle School Youth Night – Today from 6pm-7:30pm in the FLC • We are inviting exclusively 6th-8th grade students to a Youth Night just for them! If you know a 6th-8th grade student who has been reluctant to try a Youth Night- now is the time to invite them. There will be a variety of games, activities, and snacks before ending with a memorable devotion time. Please call/text DCE Eric Gerken (402-620-5877) and let him know if your student is attending and if they are bringing friends.

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 were sponsored by Paul and Marlene Browne.

Be Equipped to Serve God – the President’s Equip Conference (September 28-30, 2023) This equipping event has sold out at 1050 tickets. However, you can contact Cindy Hammerstrom (see https://flgadistrict.org/pec/) to be added to the waiting list.

RaiseRight 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 20
9:00 Traditional: 99 | 11:00 Contemporary: 46 | 11:00 Spanish: 79 | TOTAL: 224
Giving:
Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
August 6 offerings $11,385
August 13 offerings $10,852
August 20 offerings $14,178
needed each week: $11,923.

PRAYERS
Prayers of Comfort: We pray for Norma Adkins and her family at the sudden and unexpected death of Norma’s husband, Dennis. (Norma is the aunt of Zaida Torres.) | Continuing prayers of comfort for the family and friends of: Eleanor Eaton; Ruth Holgin; and Adam Neville.
Recovering: Deaconess Ligia Borges (Director of Community Outreach), Sylvia Bourgeois, Jerry Lemcke, Henry Leon, Dorothy Reynolds, Kay Richards, Sheila Roberts, 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, Joe Heinz, Bill Jordan, Jerry Jordan, Merle Kroeplin, Joan Krumpholc, 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, Ted Wessel, Cricket Winters, Leon W, Linda Zamsky
Receiving Treatments: Ellen B., Sarah vB, Ellen Boogher, Kent Jespersen, Cameron LaPointe, 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, turn our eyes upon Jesus so that we might soak in the fullness of Your face of love. Help us to reflect that love to all the world as we seek to be the heart, hands, and feet of Jesus here in the heart of Orlando. • We pray for those affected by the wildfires in Maui, as well as those who suffer from all manner of natural disasters around the globe. Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy. Bless those hundreds of families that we were able to serve through Saturday’s Food Pantry. Draw all closer to You. • We thank You for teachers and the work they do. Bless them, as well as children and families throughout this school year. Be with college students as they are back on campus or attending school virtually. • 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.

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

 

 

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