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

Week of June 11, 2023

Summer “Back to Basics” Sermon Series: “Who Is My Neighbor?” • It is one of the most fundamental tenets of the Christian Faith. God has commanded us to love—first and foremost, to love Him above all things, and then to love our neighbor as ourselves.  It all sounds so simple, but it isn’t always easy. The question we ask ourselves this summer as we go back to basics is, Who is our neighbor? And what does love for our neighbor look like in the world in which we live? And what makes that love so extraordinary?

Today: Introduction to “Who Is My Neighbor?” Luke 10:25-37, Leviticus 19: 13-18, Romans 12: 1-2 • An expert in the law posed the question to Jesus, “Who Is My Neighbor?” Why does it seem easier for us to articulate that we are to love everybody than it is for us to actually live it out? One reason might be that we seldom take the time as God’s people to consider just who our neighbor is.  We need the Holy Spirit to open our hearts so we allow Jesus to challenge us to a love for our neighbor that is like His, a love for all that is extraordinary, authentic, powerful, and compelling. We need the power of Jesus, the One who “neighbored” with us, to live it out.

NEW! To view or print Sunday’s 9am Worship bulletin: https://poporlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/2023_06_11-Trad-Pentecost-2.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: 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”) and what it means that we are God’s people. 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.
The Mid-week Bible Class will be closed for summer for the month of June – Mid July.

Summer Office Hours The church office will close at noon on Fridays during June and July. If you need campus access on Friday afternoon, please call ahead to make special arrangements.

VBS Week is Here! You can support our VBS by praying every day for the children, staff, and families, especially that Jesus’ love is received by every heart.
VBS Donations Thank you to all those who have shopped and donated towards our STELLAR VBS!
Prefer to donate to VBS by check or online? Your financial support is very much appreciated and needed. Please clearly put “VBS” in the memo field of your check, or online at https://poporlando.breezechms.com/give/online and choose “Give to Vacation Bible School” in the drop-down menu.

Father’s Day Luncheon – Sunday, June 18 at 12:30pm in the FLC All families of Prince of Peace/Príncipe de Paz are invited to the special Father’s Day Luncheon on Sunday, June18 at 12:30pm in the FLC, prepared by the Hispanic Congregation. We will have delicious food, special music, and great fellowship.

Juneteenth Freedom Day Observance Saturday, June 17, at 3 pm The Prince of Peace’s Parish Choir and musicians joined other community choirs to help lead a powerful community-wide Juneteenth Freedom Day Observance at Salem Lutheran Church (7900 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, just north of Sand Lake Road). The event will include stirring music, poetry, refreshments, and inspirational words. All are welcome!

Church Office Closed – Monday, June 19 • The church office will be closed for Monday, June 19 in observation of Juneteenth, a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.

Volunteers Needed! Help Serve the Lord We are looking for volunteers that are willing to help serve the Lord by helping with ushering, communion assistant, projection, live stream, altar guild and transportation. If you are willing to help in any way, please contact Adriana at (407) 277-3945 for more information. | adriana.alas@poporlando.com | https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/volunteerinterest

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.

Fruits of Faith
June 4
9:00 Traditional: 100 | 11:00 Contemporary: 44 | 11:00 Spanish: 98 | TOTAL: 242
Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
May 21 offerings $8,414
May 28 offerings $7,174
June 4 offerings $12,126
needed each week: $11,923.

PRAYERS
Recovering: Kristi Armstrong, Henry Leon, Todd Piorkowski, Staci Welburn
Healing and Strength: Karen Adkins, Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Sylvia Bourgeois, Rebecca Brooks, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Danny Conlin, Alice Darling, Elizabeth Dawson, Sarah D and baby Sam, Steven Dorsagano, Eleanor Eaton, Gail Eaton, John Elmore, Judy Finnie, Rev. Dennis Glander, Michael Halstead, Joe Heinz, Bill Jordan, Jerry Jordan, Merle Kroeplin, Joan Krumpholc, Larue (friend of Gwen Taliver), Jim Lord, Kathy McCartin, Michael McCarty, George Meder, Lewis Mendez, Dale P., Rick Perre, Dorothy Reynolds, Miriam Rivera, David Rodgers, Nitza Rohena, Rex Serio, Cindy Sibley, Shirley Stockett, Meridith Swanson (vocal rest), Sonia Tellez, Cricket Winters, Leon W, Linda Zamsky
Receiving Treatments: Sarah vB, Kent Jespersen, Cameron LaPointe, Elena Santana, Marleen Schmidt, Jeff S, Joni Steidly, Janet V, Debbie W, Dayton Whites, Brenda Williams, Michelle Zicarelli
Continued Care: Chuck Boogher, 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 Jesus, thank you for coming to us and “neighboring” with us: living among us, loving all of us, caring for the least of us. You have completely redeemed us among all people, and You have set us among neighbors so we can show their love to all. Help us to see all people as our neighbor, revealing to our hearts the depths of Your love. And empower us to be Your conduits of love and care. •  Bless our Vacation Bible School as we seek to touch every heart with the love of Jesus. • We ask that the Lord would send His guardian angels to watch over all those who travel during the weeks ahead. 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 ask the Lord to 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: 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., Director of 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, Operations/Bookkeeper pam.fuller@poporlando.com
Adriana Alas, Administrative Assist. adriana.alas@poporlando.com
Office Contact information: (407)277-3945 | staff@poporlando.com | info@poporlando.com

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