The church office will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observation of Juneteenth.

Week of December 3, 2023

Today: Preparing for His Coming • Isaiah 64:1-9; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37 • The season of Advent is a time when we anticipate and prepare for Christ’s coming: preparing to celebrate with joy His coming on that first Christmas as well as preparing to receive Him when He comes again. The Scriptures that engage us during this season of Advent tell the story of watching, waiting, preparing, telling the good news, and trusting in God’s promises. In the midst of all the things that fill our lives, the busyness and the trappings of the season, and the challenges we see in our world, our Lord fills us with something substantive to share: the hopeful expectation of Jesus’ coming, along with new ways to engage others as we tell His story.

Bible Classes
Adult Sunday Morning Bible Class at 10:00 am • No Bible Class today.
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) NEW- Pray Like Jesus Prayed – We are looking at the big events in Jesus’ life- and the prayers he prayed about them. What can we learn from Jesus’ prayers to help us pray today. This will be a fun, interactive discussion. We meet in the Church Office Conference Room from 10:00-10:45 each Sunday.
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.

Advent Devotions Looking for Advent Devotionals to help you prepare spiritually? Written by pastors and leaders in the FLGA District, you can subscribe to daily devotionals by going to https://flgadistrict.org/adventdevotions/ | Lutheran Hour Ministries also has devotions available at https://www.lhm.org/advent/.

Meal/Potluck and Congregation Meeting follows worship – Today Thank you to those who brought a dish. | Join, celebrate and feast as one people of God, one Prince of Peace/Príncipe de Paz.

Advent Wednesday’s Worship Service – Beginning This coming Wednesday December 6 Join us for midweek Advent worship at 11am in the sanctuary as we prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Followed by a light meal.

Advent Days of Service – Wednesdays: Family Life Center 5:45pm Our “Advent days of service” on Wednesday evenings gather us together as we prepare for the coming Christmas season by intentionally seeking to give our time and effort to help others. ALL are invited this Wednesday December 6 to help decorate the Christmas Trees & Campus!
December 6 – Christmas Tree & Campus Decorating | December 13 – Angel Tree Gift Wrapping (4:00pm)

Pint Jars Are Still Needed for the Holiday Cookie/Doggie Treats Sale Until December 10 • You can drop off the donations during the week in the church office or leave them in the narthex or FLC for the ladies.

LWML Holiday Sale – Order Today, through Sunday, December 10 • Preorder your Christmas cookies and Doggie treats to support missions. Orders can be placed in-person in between services or by filling out the form at the linkhttps://poporlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Cookieorderform2023.pdf

Angel Tree Ministry – Pick an Angel from the Tree to Help a Family in Need! – Bring Gifts by Monday, December 11 • There are still plenty of angels to choose from, if you haven’t done so pick one today! Thank you all to those who picked up an angel! Please return your gifts unwrapped by next Sunday. On Wednesday, December 13, all are welcome to join us for gift wrapping in the FLC. | www.poporlando.com/give/

Community Rummage Sale – Now Accepting Donations! – Saturday, December 9 at 8am The Centro de Paz Para la Vida is sponsoring the outdoor and indoor rummage sale this year. Your donations are welcome during the month of November and can be placed in the FLC behind the curtains that are set up. If you would like to volunteer by cleaning, sorting, and pricing the items donated please contact Carol Bickel

Christmas Concert: Un Mundo de Navidad – Coral Clave del Sol – Saturday, December 9 at 7pm A Holiday tradition that is done every year by the community choir. This year they are singing Christmas songs in Spanish, Italian, and Latin. Featuring the Tenor Rafael Cavero, and Andres Soler, Director. Tickets are available for purchase on the day of the concert: $15 per person – Children 10 years old and under are free. | Director Andres Soler at 407-406-2468

Pastors and Staff Appreciation Gift Our Personnel Committee and Board invite you to thoughtfully consider giving a special donation for an end-of-year gift to pastors and staff. This is an opportunity for us to show appreciation as a whole congregation during this season of giving. Please note “Staff Gift” on your envelope or online gift. We thank you for your consideration.

Holiday Shopping Made Easy – Gift Cards Through RaiseRight! The Gift Card program through Raise Right supports our youth ministry. 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.

Lutheran Haven Christmas Seal Outreach Lutheran Haven’s Benevolent Care Ministry assists Lutheran Haven residents when a critical need arises. This campaign raises funds that are crucial to funding various needs for their residents such as providing home care services. See the envelopes located our entrances.  

Christmas Poinsettias – Order Today! If you wish to place Poinsettias this Christmas season, please fill out an online form or use the Poinsettias Envelopes located by the entrances. https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/poinsettias
Altar flowers can be ordered any time throughout the year: https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/flowers

Food Pantry Fund Drive Update: Thank you to all those who have participated! We are more than halfway to our goal of $25,000 (either in one-time gifts or regular recurring gifts) to support our Food Pantry outreach. We are continuing to receive gifts. Note “Food Pantry” on your checks or donate at https://poporlando.breezechms.com/give/online

Fruits of Faith
November 22 – Thanksgiving Eve 7pm: 42 | November 23 – Thanksgiving Day Spanish: 30
November 26 – 9:00 Traditional: 131 | 11:00 Contemporary: 50 | 11:00 Spanish: 81 | TOTAL: 262
Giving:
Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
November 12 offerings $11,873
November 19 offerings $12,097
needed each week: $11,923.

PRAYERS
Prayers of Comfort: We pray for Joanne Hahn and family at the loss of her husband, Bob Hahn, who went to his heavnly home on Thursday, November 30.
Recovering: Ellen Boogher, Deaconess Ligia Borges (at home), Barbara Conyers, Gene Fresk, Camille Neville, Norma Poutre, Sheila Roberts, Cindy Sibly, Joni Steidly, Harry Wahl, Pat Williams
Healing and Strength: Karen Adkins, Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Danny Conlin, Elizabeth Dawson, Sarah D, Steven Dorsagano, Gail Eaton, John Elmore, Amanda Fearce, Judy Finnie, Leonard G, Rev. Dennis Glander, Michael Halstead, Joe Heinz, Bjorg Hodges, Jim & Pam Ingersoll, Chris & Kristen Ivanic, Bill Jordan, Jerry Jordan, Merle Kroeplin, Henry Leon, Jim Lord, Kathy McCartin, Michael McCarty, Maddie, Royanne Martin, 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, Vincent Ward, Ted Wessel, Cricket Winters, Leon W, Linda Zamsky
Receiving Treatments: Ellen B., Sarah vonBraun, Kent Jespersen, Cameron LaPointe, Pastor Brian Roberts, Elena Santana, Marleen Schmidt, Jeff S, Tina T, 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 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
Special: Lord Jesus, draw us to watch and anticipate Your coming. Lift up our eyes, and grant us confidence in your protection and care for us in these end times. Help us to more and more reflect what you have called us to be as your people here at Prince of Peace/Príncipe de Paz—one people of God, caring for each another, and reaching out to our world. • Watch over and keep safe all those who are traveling during this time of year. • 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

Upcoming Events:
Wednesday Morning Advent Services
11:00am on Wednesdays December 6, 13, & 20; followed by a light meal.
(Accepting free will donations for Advent Lunch) **LWML will not be meeting on December 20.
 Advent Days of Service at 5:4pm in the FLC: ALL are welcome to spread the Christmas Spirit!
 December 6 – Christmas Tree/Campus Decorating
December 13 – Angel Tree Gift Wrapping (4:00pm)
December 21 
More info will be provided soon.

Saturday, December 9 (morning) Community Rummage Sale – Now Accepting Donations! Drop off items in the FLC.

Saturday, December 9 at 7pm Christmas Choir Concert by Coral Clave de Sol (Hispanic Community Choir) Tickets are available to purchase the day of the concert. $15 per person – children 10y/o and under free.
Wednesday, December 13 at 4pmAngel Tree Gift Wrapping
Friday, December 15 at 5:30pmAngel Tree Ministry Gift Distribution – Gifts due by Monday, December 11
Monday, December 18 at 7pm – “Stars and Promises” Christmas Concert Tour (Peter Mayer) https://bit.ly/Peter-Mayer-Christmas-Concert

Sunday, December 24 – Modified Sunday Morning Schedule
9:00am          Traditional worship | Sanctuary
11:00am       Culto español | Templo
No Bible classes or children’s Sunday School
No 11:00am Contemporary worship

Christmas Eve Worship — Sunday, December 24
5:00pm         Contemporary Christmas Eve Worship | Glow Sticks | FLC
5:30pm          La Vispera de Navidad | Templo
7:30pm          Traditional Worship | Candlelight | Sanctuary
10:00pm       Traditional Worship | Candlelight | Sanctuary

 Christmas Day Worship — Monday, December 25
10:00am       Traditional Worship | Sanctuary

Sunday, December 31Regular Sunday Morning Schedule
(9am Traditional, 11am Contemporary, 11am Culto español; no children’s Sunday School)

 New Year’s Eve Worship — Sunday, December 31
6:00pm         Traditional Worship | Sanctuary
7:30pm          Culto español | Templo

Church and Preschool Offices will be closed Monday, December 25, and Monday, January 1.
The church office will be on a modified schedule between Christmas and New Year

Concert Series
We are excited to be able to host artists and musicians to hear how wonderful they all play! Save the date and share the news with family and friends.Below you will find the upcoming concert series dates.

  • Saturday, December 9 at 7pm – Christmas Choir Concert: Un Mundo de Navidad – Coral Clavel de Sol. A Holiday tradition that is done every year by the community choir. This year they are singing Christmas songs in Spanish, Italian, and Latin. Featuring the Tenor Rafael Cavero, and Andres Soler, Director.

Tickets are available for purchase on the day of the concert: $15 per person – Children 10 years old and under are free. For more information, please reach out to Director Andres Soler at 407-406-2468

  • Monday, December 18 at 7pm “Stars and Promises” Christmas Concert TourThe 24th anniversary tour of Peter Mayer’s acclaimed Christmas Concert. Peter is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has released 25 of his own albums, toured internationally with his own band, and was lead guitarist for Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer band for three decades. Tickets available online:
    https://bit.ly/Peter-Mayer-Christmas-Concert

  • Saturday, March 2, 2024 – Choir Concert – Cornerstone University Chorale Dr. Kent Walters, Conductor. More detailed information will be provided in the new year.

 

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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