Week of June 30, 2024

Sermon Theme: “Feasting, Fasting, and Following Jesus” • Readings: Leviticus 19:9-18; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 9:9-17

To view or print Sunday’s 9am Worship bulletin: https://poporlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/2024_06_30-Trad-Pentecost-6-with-Baptism.pdf

Bible Classes
Adult Sunday Morning Bible Class at 10:00 am • The class is led by Jim Essig. We are studying the book of Acts. Classes are in the Music Room during our 10:00 am Education Hour, between 9 am & 11 am worship.
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
*NEW! Youth Summer Bible Class – 10:00am • This summer youth bible class will be held at McDonald’s (next to the church) for breakfast and bible study. They will be looking at what the bible says about serving him as a teen and having bible-based discussions. Be sure to have the bible app downloaded on to your phone!
The Mid-week Bible Class is taking a break for this summer through the month of June to 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.

Youth Sunday Morning Bible Study & Youth Night Today Today Youth Ministry will kick off with our Morning Bible Discussion at McDonalds from 10am-10:45am. Then, this evening will mark the return of Youth Night from 6pm-7:30pm. Middle School & High School students will enjoy a variety of games and activities as well as a devotion about recognizing the people in our lives that God has placed there to help us. It will be nice to be back into our regular Youth Ministry rhythm after so many students helped lead Bible Camp and help launch PoP Kids in the last month.

Save the Date: Annual Back-to-School Event on Saturday, August 3 at 9am Prince of Peace/Príncipe de Paz will again host its annual Back-to-School event that serves upwards of 800 people from our community. 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. More information will be available in the coming weeks for how you can volunteer. https://poporlando.breezechms.com/give/online

Volunteers Needed for Coffee Hour on Sundays We are looking for more volunteers who will be willing to help serve coffee and treats during coffee hour on Sundays at 10am. Beginning July 21st, Kathy will not be available to do coffee hour until September 8. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Kathy McCartin via email or text. kathymccartin@gmail.com – Cell: (402)720-1074

Church/Preschool Offices Closed Thursday, July 4 – Independence Day The church and preschool offices will be closed for Independence Day a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence, which was ratified by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, establishing the United States of America.

PoP Kids Family Craft Party – Sunday, July 7 at 3pm to 5pm in the FLC Ready to get crafty? We are inviting kids to come and explore several craft stations with their parents. We will have at least 3 Preschool stations and 3 Elementary stations set up where they can work on a variety of crafts. Kids are encouraged to wear their PoP Kids T-shirts (and to see Mr. Gerken if they don’t have one yet). We hope you will join us for this and other fun family events throughout the year.  Families can simply come and enjoy!

Let’s Help Those in Need! Medicine Donations Needed Deaconess Ligia is requesting donations for medicine/medical supplies that will be sent to those in need outside of the country. All donations were greatly appreciated and could be dropped from the church office. The types of medicines needed were high blood pressure medicine, diabetic medicine, respiratory medicine, and adult diapers, etc. If you have any questions, please contact Ligia via email. | ligia.borges@poporlando.com

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.

RaiseRight: Support our Youth Ministry with your Gifts! Simply go to RaiseRight.com and select the cards you want, and our Youth will receive a percentage back of each card purchased. Use this ID code: CFA82EEB65547 to identify Prince of Peace Youth as the organization you want to benefit from your order and start shopping.

Compassion Project – Donations Needed! We are seeking the following items: AA and AAA batteries; men’s socks (white or black), and toothbrushes. All items can be dropped off in the church office, and they will be delivered to the Samaritan Resource Center. Thank you for helping those in need.

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

Loaves & Fishes: Monthly Food Pantry Distribution Updates
June’s Food Pantry was held on Saturday, June 22. We were blessed to have served 436 families for a total of 1,737 individuals! They had 2,017 pounds of potatoes and 498 pounds of baked goods to give to the food clients, in addition to the regular assortment of food they provide. Each family got two bags of food; a baked item; cereal; vegetable oil; milk; a bag of potatoes; frozen meat or poultry; and fruit juice. They had about 47 Volunteers including 5 Colonial High School Kiwanis Key Club students – 10 members of the Hispanic congregation directed vehicles into the parking lot and the queue lines, and registered people. 24 people working outside the food loading area, and 13 people bagging food, taking the food items outside, and staging scores of cases of food for the bagging operation. At the end of the day, approximately 322 bags of food were left. The amount of food bags distributed that day was approximately 617 (514 packed previously, plus 576 packed the same day, minus 473 remaining)

Addition of a New Freezer
On Tuesday, April 30, Second Harvest delivered a new freezer to the food pantry. This enhancement allows for increased storage capacity for the meat deliveries. The relocation of the freezer inside the Bickle building necessitated the assistance of five individuals. A big thank you to those who offered their support!

Upcoming Monthly Events
Thursday, July 4 – Independence Day – Church/Preschool Offices Closed. Happy 4TH of July!
Saturday, July 27 at 8:30am – Food Pantry Distribution

Thursday, August 1 at 4pm in the FLC – Back-to-School Supply setup
Friday, August 2 at 6pm in the FLC – Back-to-School Supply setup
Saturday, August 3 at 9am – Annual Back-to-school event
(Volunteers regarding this event will be provided soon)

Youth Upcoming Monthly Events
Sunday July 7- PoP Kids Family Craft Party: Come Volunteer with PoP Kids Craft Event at 3:00-5:00pm We are looking for youth to help assist the kids, like how we did at SCUBA stations during the VBC. Wear your PoP Kids Shirt! We are inviting families to come and enjoy some fun with the kids while doing craft projects that are planned by our Sunday School Staff.

Sunday, July 14- McDonalds’s Meeting at 10:00am; Off-site “Fun Event” TBD in afternoon/evening Our offsite activity is still coming together. I hope to have details out in next week’s Youth email

Hospitalized: Gail Eaton, Connie Lerchen, Tausha Miller | Recovering: Mary Ann Ault, Barbara Conyers, Sheila Dean, Joe Heinz, Susanne Johnson, Kay Minick, Camille Neville, Debbie Noss, Nancy Plotnikoff, Norma Poutre, Jeff Powell, Sheila Roberts, Cindy Sibly, Pete Spudich, Pat Williams
Healing and Strength: Karen Adkins, Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Kurt Bickel, Rebecca Brooks, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Danny Conlin, Elizabeth Dawson, Sarah Dierking, Steven Dorsagano, John Elmore, Amanda Fearce, Judy Finnie, Leonard G, Rev. Dennis Glander, Michael Halstead, Jim & Pam Ingersoll, Chris & Kristen Ivanic, Bill Jordan, Jerry Jordan, Kelli Kalinowski, Merle Kroeplin, Henry Leon, Jim Lord, Larry Martinez, Michael McCarty, Maddie, George Meder, Lewis Mendez, Christopher Miller, Mario Muniz, Skylar Newport, Rick Perre, Raya Pokigo Miriam Rivera, David Rodgers, Nitza Rohena, Rex Serio, Hannah Steinbronn, Shirley Stockett, Carmen & Juan, Jerry Warnock, Rosalee Wessel, Ted Wessel, Cricket Winters, Leon W, Linda Zamsky
Family & Friends: Evelyn Brucks (Marlene Brown’s mother), Stephanie, Matthew, Samantha, Jason, Daniel Baudry, Jim Obenour, Olga (Nancy Plotnikoff’s sister), Carlyn and Sarah (both fighting cancer)
Receiving Treatments: Ellen Boogher, Sarah vonBraun, Joshula Flowers, Cameron LaPointe, Elvie Lord, Pastor Brian Roberts, Elena Santana, Jeff S, Tina T, Janet V, Vincent Ward, Debbie W, Dayton Whites, Brenda Williams, Michelle Zicarelli
Continued Care: Chuck Boogher, Rick Burns, Pat C., Kelly DeFrietas, Al & Linda Dicks, Bob E, Linda House, Linda Jackson, Otto Krumpholc, Mary K.M, Jean LaPointe, Micki & Sal LoBue, Todd O, Betty Schnell, Michael, Noel, & Roger V, Harry Wahl
Special: Lord Jesus, teach us to honor You and follow You with all our heart and soul and all our strength. Even as we celebrate all that You have done for us and for our salvation, let our lives be a humble testimony to Your grace and Your love for all. • Watch over and keep safe all those who travel in the days and weeks ahead. • 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, Kyle Holysz, Matthew Rojas, Meghan Rojas, Amanda S, Greg S, Geoffrey

Fruits of Faith
Sunday, June 23
9:00am Traditional: 115 | 11:00am Contemporary: 54 | 11:00am Espanol: 82 | TOTAL: 251
Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
June 9 offerings            $16,289
June 16 offerings         $  5,973
June 23 offerings         $12,182
needed each week: $12,403

Year-to-Date Giving as of May 31, 2024
Budgeted: $260,479 | Actual Received: $247,090  |  Deficit Year-to-Date: $13,389

Stewardship Committee Updates • During the summer months, we remind you that the ministry does not take a break, even if you should be out of town. Please help us avoid the “summer slump” by using your bank’s bill pay, our online giving portal, or mailing a check to Prince of Peace. Thank you!

Do you like giving to a specific need? Working with the administrative staff, we have identified specific needs you may give to. Just note the need and “building fund” in the memo section of your check or in the dropdown if giving online.

Missing a birthday or anniversary and wishing to add to the list? Please email staff@poporlando.com

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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