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

Week of December 4, 2022

Today in Worship “Pray for New Life” Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-13, Matthew 3:1-12 • When all hope for life appears to have been choked out, the Lord steps in to bring new life. The promise from ancient days pointed to One who would be filled with the Spirit of the Lord, one who breathes the new life of God’s kingdom where there once was death, the One who in Himself embodies life. We know His name: Jesus, the One who changes everything, and we pray that all would know the new life that He brings.

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: 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.

“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 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/newsletter/ and clicking “Seasonal Devotions.” | Lutheran Hour Ministries also has devotions available at https://www.lhm.org/advent/.

Congregational Meeting Tomorrow (12/5) 7pm in the Family Life Center Our semi-annual congregational meeting includes reflections in 2022, a celebration of the blessings God has given in the midst of challenges, and sharing ministry plans for the coming year. At the meeting we will share financials through the end of October and the congregation will vote on the proposed 2023 budget.

Angel Tree Ministry – Pick an Angel from The Tree to Help a Family in Need! Bring Gifts by Sunday, December 11 Thank you all to those who picked up an angel! Please return your gifts unwrapped by next Sunday. On Wednesday, December 14, all are welcome to join us for gift wrapping in the FLC. If you didn’t get an angel, please donate online or by check, indicating “Angel Tree.” www.poporlando.com/give/

Advent Wednesday’s Worship Service – 11am in The Sanctuary Join us for midweek Advent worship as we prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Menu this week is chili.

LWML Holiday Sale – Order Today, through Sunday, December 11 • 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 link https://poporlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Cookieorderform2022.pdf | kathymccartin@gmail.com

Pint Jars Are Still Needed for the Holiday Cookie/Doggie Treats Sale Until December 6 You can drop off the donations during the week in the church office or leave them in the narthex or FLC for the ladies. Thank you!

Christmas Concert by Coral Clave Del Sol (Hispanic Community Choir) – Saturday, December 10 Each year, Coral Clave Del Sol does a Christmas Concert, which is a Holiday tradition. The choir is led by Andres Soler, our Music Director for Principe de Paz. Even if you don’t know Spanish, you will recognize the tunes and appreciate the beauty of Music. Tickets cost $7. Contact Andres for more information! andreusol@hotmail.com

Lutheran Haven Christmas Seal OutreachLutheran 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.

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.

Support the Youth by shopping with RaiseRight! •  You can purchase gift cards online for family and friends, from the comfort of your home. Simply go to RaiseRight.com, sign up and input the enrollment code: CFA82EEB65547 and provide a little personal information and you are set to shop! Make sure to identify “Prince of Peace Youth” as the organization you want to benefit. Contact DCE Eric Gerken with any questions. eric.gerken@poporlando.com

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!

Christmas Poinsettias – Order Today! If you wish to place Poinsettias this Christmas season, please fill out an online form or use the Poinsettias Envelopes are 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

Fruits of Faith

Worship Attendance: November 27
9:00 Traditional: 111 | 11:00 Contemporary: 40 | 11:00 Spanish: 60 | TOTAL: 211
Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.

November 13 offerings $  9,058
November 20 offerings $  8,612
November 27 offerings $25,160
needed each week: $11,202

Thrivent Choice Dollars • Support Prince of Peace by directing your Thrivent Choice Dollars®. Simply go to www.Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to learn more or call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt.

PRAYERS
Prayers of Comfort: We pray for Connie Lerchen at the sudden and unexpected death of her son Dennis. Gracious Lord Jesus, You are the resurrection and the life. Surround Connie with Your comfort and peace at this time.

Hospitalized or recovering: Carol Fennell, Merle Kroeplin, , Nancy Schloemer

Healing and Strength: Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Earl Caldwell, Karin Collins, Danny Conlin, Alice Darling, Linda Dicks, Gail Eaton, John Elmore, Judy & Jim Finnie, Ginny Fussell, Rev. Dennis Glander, Bob Hahn, Michael Halstead, Joe Heinz, David House, Jim Lord, Michael McCarty, Nitza Rohena, Rex Serio, Cindy Sibley, Shirley Stockett, Meridith Swanson (back), Gwen Taliver, Sonia Tellez, Cricket Winters, Leon W, Linda Zamsky

Receiving Treatments: Barbara Browne, Rev. Amy Bradley, Sarah vB, Jan Fry, 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, Al Dicks, Eleanor Eaton, Bob and Colleen E, Linda House, Minnie Hutchinson, Linda Jackson, Bill Jordan, Joan & Otto K, Mary K.M, Joyce Miller, Todd O, Annette Royal, Betty Schnell, Caitlyn Thoms, Michael, Noel, & Roger V, Harry Wahl, Gloria White

Special: Lord Jesus, You are the giver of life, and You cause new life to spring forth where all hope has been lost. Fill us with Your Spirit so we would not only experience Your life, but that we would have eyes to see those in need of the hope and peace that You wish to offer to all. • We continue to pray for recovery efforts for Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole • We ask the Lord to be with President Biden, members of Congress, and the Supreme Court, as well as all state and local leaders. • 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.

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