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

Week of June 18, 2023

Happy Father’s Day!

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: “My Neighbor Is the Unlovable” Luke 19:-10, Leviticus 6:1-7, Romans 12: 9-12 • Zacchaeus the tax collector was the neighbor people loved to hate. Whether Zacchaeus’ neighbors were disposed to think of him as greedy, squeezing out every dime he could collect through taxes or customs duties; or prone to think of him as a traitor, aligning himself with the Romans, the occupying force—Zacchaeus was not welcome, he was unlovable. That is, until he met Jesus. The One who loves all people welcomes Zacchaeus by calling Zacchaeus down from the tree that he had climbed—and Jesus even invites himself to Zacchaeus’ home. Who is it hard for you to love? How will you welcome that neighbor this week?

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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.

VBS Appreciation Thank you to all who helped with our Stellar VBS: to those who made donations and ALL Volunteers. Because of YOU we were able to make this happen!

Father’s Day Luncheon – Today at 12:30pm in the FLC Happy Father’s Day from Prince of Peace/Principe de Paz! Join us today at 12:30pm in the FLC for a special Father’s Day luncheon prepared by the Hispanic Congregation. There will be delicious food, special music, and great fellowship.

Church Office Closed – Tomorrow, 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.

Support the Kenya Mission Support Kenya missionaries Shara and Michael Osiro (LCMS World Mission) through our VBS giving challenge. Our goal is $500 to “out-raise” the VBS kids in their offerings for the Kenya Mission. Donate through our online form or our online giving page where you can chose “Kenya Mission” from the “give to” drop-down menu. If using a check, please indicate “Kenya Mission” in the memo field. https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/kenya-mission | https://poporlando.breezechms.com/give/online

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.

Annual Back-to-School Outreach Event – Saturday July 29 Prince of Peace/Príncipe de Paz will host its annual Back-to-School event again next month! We will provide back-to-school supplies for families with elementary, middle, and high school students. If you would like to contribute towards this event, you can donate online, mail to the church, or drop it off at the church office. https://poporlando.breezechms.com/give/online

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.
Today’s altar flowers were given by the children and grandchildren of Jim and Cherie Nocks in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary!

Fruits of Faith
June 11
9:00 Traditional: 116 | 11:00 Contemporary: 45 | 11:00 Spanish: 62 | TOTAL: 223
Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
May 28 offerings $7,174
June 4 offerings $12,126
June 11 offerings $10,268
needed each week: $11,923.

PRAYERS
Recovering: Kristi Armstrong, Sylvia Bourgeois, Henry Leon, Todd Piorkowski, Staci Welburn
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, 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: Through Your love you teach us to love the unlovable. Soften our hearts to humbly see the needs that are all around us, then give us courage to act in love welcoming every neighbor. • We give thanks for the gift of fathers on this Father’s Day. Heavenly Father, bless every family today with Your presence and align the hearts of all fathers more and more with Your heart. • VBS: We thank you for all the gifts You have given through our Vacation Bible School this past week. We thank you for every child and every family that You brought here, Jesus, to meet you. We thank You for every opportunity to share Your love. • 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. • We offer special prayers for our church body, the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, during the weeks leading up to our national convention. We ask especially that the Lord would guide those who will be voting this week in the process of electing a President for our church body. We ask the Lord to lead and give wisdom to all who will be casting votes.

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., 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, 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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