Week of March 17, 2024

Today: “A Promise to Forget” • Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:32-45 • We worship the God who is all knowing, all powerful, all loving, and faithful to every promise. The Word of the Lord is filled with promises of things He will do to bless and to save, to rescue and redeem His people. His word will never fail. Today we ponder the promise from the God who knows all things, whose new covenant is made complete in Jesus, that He will remember our sins no more. What do you wish that you could forget? What are you thankful that God—the one who wipes the slate clean through Jesus—will fail to remember?  |  (This is a part 5 of our “Promises…Promises” sermon series.)

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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.” Ourvolunteers 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
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.

Midweek Lenten Services, Wednesdays at 11am – Light lunch to follow Quiet yourself before the Lord and prepare spiritually during this Lenten season. This week is our final Wednesday service for the season.

Lenten Devotional resources: https://www.lhm.org/lent/ and devotions produced by leaders in the Florida Georgia District can be found at https://flgadistrict.org/lentendevotions/

Easter Lilies: We are nearing the deadline for you to order your Easter lilies to beautify our worship spaces on Easter Day. Requested donation of $25 per flower. Please fill out the online form with payment, use the envelopes in the entrances to our worship spaces, or contact the church office. | https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/lilies

Altar Flowers If you wish to sponsor Altar Flowers at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in celebration of a special occasion or in memory of a loved one, please fill out the form online or contact our church office. https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/flowers

Help Make Palm Crosses – Friday, March 22, 5:30pm • We are opening up this service project for all ages and all interested: children & teens, parents & older adults. Karen Adkins has graciously offered to host at her home. Refreshments provided. Crosses to be handed out on Palm Sunday. For more information email staff@poporlando.com.

Community Easter Egg Hunt- Next Sunday, March 24th- 4pm-6pm Families are invited to come hear the Easter story, search for eggs, play carnival games for prizes, make Easter crafts, visit Orlando Police officers and vehicles, and even enjoy a sno-cone from the Kona Ice Truck. (No cost, except for the Kona Ice Truck.) Volunteers and donations (candy or financial) to this outreach are essential! Online form at https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/f1ee74

Thrivent Choice Dollars Deadline 3/31 Don’t forget! If you’re an eligible Thrivent client and have Choice Dollars® available to direct, we invite you to direct them to Prince of Peace. For more info or to direct Choice Dollars, call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice.” Or go to www.thrivent.com/thriventchoice. Remember, the March 31 deadline is just weeks away. Together, we can do even more to be “the heart, hands, and feet of Jesus—in the heart of Orlando.”

Special Presentation Today: Hans Tews, A Journey of Faith – 1:00pm, Sanctuary • Come be inspired by the story of PoP/PdeP member, Hans Tews. Hans has written an autobiography of his early life sharing how he and his parents survived World War II under very difficult circumstances and started a new life in America. “I wanted them to know the Holocaust was real and that it affected not only Jews but anyone who would not pledge loyalty to the Third Reich or in any way criticized the regime…. I also wanted to witness about the many miracles of God in my life.” Hans’ memories illustrate how God uses our experiences to shape our faith and, sometimes even, the trajectory of our lives.

For Parents! New Group on Sunday Mornings, beginning after Easter• A class for parents about faith and family relationships will be offered on Sunday Mornings at 10:00 a.m. from April 7 to May 19. The discussion will reinforce Christian Empathy utilizing the book, “Unselfie, Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World.” Empathy, especially the empathy that was taught by Jesus, plays a powerful role in predicting kids’ happiness and success.  The group will be facilitated by Carol and Kurt Bickel in the Board Room (Admin building).

“Baby Bottle” Campaign for Redeeming Life Outreach Ministry Continue to fill those baby bottles with checks, cash, or spare change to support Redeeming Life. Redeeming Life’s ministry serves pregnant women in crisis, resulting in healthy babies and transformed lives. The support of congregations like PoP/PdeP is vital! https://www.rlom.org/

Offering Envelopes – Did You Get Yours? If you requested offering envelopes, a yearly boxed with your name on it was placed in the Narthex/lobby or the FLC for you to pick up. Can’t find your, or not sure you requested envelopes? Just contact the church office and we will ensure you receive your boxed set. | (407)277-3945 or staff@poporlando.com

Prayers of Comfort: We pray for the family and friends of Craig Koenig, especially his wife, Pam, and children Krista, Joseph, and Jesse. Craig experienced a sudden and unexpected medical event after traveling to Boston to meet up with his sister. He died a few days later surrounded by his family. | Jesus, You are the resurrection and the life. Comfort, we pray, all those from our congregation that are grieving. | Hospice care: Martha LeDuc
Recovering: Deaconess Ligia Borges, Rick Burns, Barbara Conyers, Sloan Davis, Mike Fleming, Camille Neville, Norma Poutre, Jeff Powell, Sheila Roberts, Cindy Sibly, Pete Spudich, Joni Steidly, 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 D, Steven Dorsagano, Gail Eaton, John Elmore, Amanda Fearce, Judy Finnie, Leonard G, Rev. Dennis Glander, Michael Halstead, Joe Heinz, Jim & Pam Ingersoll, Chris & Kristen Ivanic, Bill Jordan, Jerry Jordan, Merle Kroeplin, Henry Leon, Jim Lord, Larry Martinez, Kathy McCartin, Michael McCarty, Maddie, George Meder, Lewis Mendez, Christopher Miller, Mario Muniz, Dave Schloemer (upcoming surgery), Skylar Newport, Debbie Noss, Rick Perre, Miriam Rivera, David Rodgers, Nitza Rohena, Rex Serio, Hannah Steinbronn, Shirley Stockett, Meridith Swanson, Carmen & Juan, Rosalee Wessel, Ted Wessel, Cricket Winters, Leon W, Linda Zamsky | Family & Friends:Stephanie, Matthew, Samantha, Jason, Daniel Baudry, Debbie Holly, Deborah Wise (upcoming procedure)
Receiving Treatments: Ellen Boogher, Sarah vonBraun, Joshula Flowers, Cameron LaPointe, Pastor Brian Roberts, Elena Santana, Jeff S, Tina T, Janet V, Vincent Ward, Debbie W, Staci Welburn, Dayton Whites, Brenda Williams, Michelle Zicarelli
Continued Care: Chuck Boogher, 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, You promise to forget our sins and remember them no more. Help us to never forget your great love for us. Help us to remember You and share Your love everywhere we go. • We pray for our troubled world, longing for the day that wars and violence will cease over all the earth, the day when all wrongs will be righted, and the Lord’s justice will prevail. Lord have mercy; Christ have mercy; Lord have mercy. • 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

Fruits of Faith
March 10
9:00 Traditional: 119 | 11:00 Contemporary: 62 | 11:00 Spanish: 82 | TOTAL: 263
Mid-week Lenten worship 11:00 March 13: 45

Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
February 18 offerings  $9,187
February 25 offerings  $8,858
March 3 offerings       $13,573
March 10 offerings     $ 7,218
. . . . . . . . . needed each week: $12,403.

Giving statements for 2023 were emailed at the end of January. If you did not receive your statement, or if you require a printed statement, please contact the church office. Your gifts and offerings, your prayers and service to the Lord—they make a difference here, and for all eternity.

Save the Date – Vacation Bible Camp is set for June 10-14! VBC will be the second full week of June and will be lots of fun for kids Aged 4- Grade 5 as they explore the coral reefs AND what it means to be God’s friend. Kids will explore games, crafts, science experiments, snacks, skits, creative Bible storytelling, music and more each day from 9:00-12:15. Information about registration, volunteering and donations will be available soon. 

Holy Week & Easter
 . . . . .Making Palm Crosses – Friday, March 22, 5:30pm at the Adkins home
Palm Sunday, March 24 – Regular Worship Times
   9:00am – Traditional | Sanctuary
  11:00am – Contemporary | FLC
  11:00am – Domingo de Ramos | Templo

 . . . . .Community Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, March 24, 4:00-6:00pm

 Maundy Thursday, March 28
6:00pm Traditional Worship | Sanctuary
  7:30pm Jueves Santo | Templo

 Good Friday, March 29
11:00am Traditional Worship | Sanctuary
  6:00pm Traditional Worship | Sanctuary
  7:30pm Viernes Santo | Templo


Easter Sunday, March 31 – Celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection
  6:30am – Easter SONrise | Courtyard
  9:00am – Traditional | Sanctuary
 11:00am – Contemporary | FLC
 11:00am – Pascua de Resurrección | Templo

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