Week of March 24, 2024

Today: “The Promise of His Coming” • Zechariah 9:9-12; Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 19:35-40; John 12:20-43 • Jesus’ coming into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday is sometimes referred to as the “Triumphal Entry.” Even though Jesus has come to the Holy City to go to the cross, His entry points to the victory that will come through the cross. This is the moment all creation has been waiting for: Jesus will be victorious. Jesus will crush the evil one. Jesus will reign in glory and bring us God’s peace. As you and I navigate life in this world, how often do we feel defeated? Look to Jesus as even now Palm Sunday signals His victory. Trust in Him alone and glorify His powerful name.

To view or print Sunday’s 9am Worship bulletin: https://poporlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/2024_03_24-Palm-Sunday.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.” 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.
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.

Last Chance for Easter Lilies: You can still get your Easter lilies order under the wire. Easter lilies beautify our worship spaces on Easter Day. Requested donation of $25 per flower. Please fill out the online form with payment or use the envelopes in the entrances to our worship spaces. You can also contact the church office. | https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/lilies

Altar Flowers – anytime If you wish to sponsor Sunday 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

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. The March 31 deadline is just days away. Together, we can do even more to be “the heart, hands, and feet of Jesus—in the heart of Orlando.”

“Baby Bottle” Campaign – April 7 deadline Continue to fill those baby bottles with checks, cash, or spare change (or swear change?) to support Redeeming Life Outreach ministries. Redeeming Life Maternity Home’s ministry serves pregnant women in crisis, resulting in healthy babies and transformed lives. 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

Community Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday Afternoon, 4pm-6pm Kids and families, 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.) Thank you to all who have volunteered or supported this even. Pray for all those who come to experience the love of Jesus and the fullness of Easter joy!

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).

Prayers of Comfort: We ask the Lord to comfort Joanne Hahn and her grandchildren, Will, Elizabeth, and Haley, at the death of Joanne’s daughter, Joni Steidley. Joni died Monday after a 13-year battle with cancer. | We continue to pray for the family and friends of Craig Koenig, especially his wife, Pam, and children Krista, Joseph, and Jesse, after Craig’s sudden and unexpected death. | Lord Jesus, You know all of our “Good Friday” moments and You go with us to the grave to pull us through to Easter. You are the resurrection and the life. Comfort, we pray, all those from our congregation that are grieving. | Hospice care: Martha LeDuc
New Life: We give thanks along with Gwen Taliver at the birth of her great, great grandchild.
Recovering: Deaconess Ligia Borges, Rick Burns, Barbara Conyers, Sloan Davis, Mike Fleming, Jerry Lemcke, Camille Neville, Debbie Noss, 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 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, 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, as we begin this Holy Week, forgive us for those times we lose sight of Your victory. As we lift Your name us, bring us into Your presence that we would worship You with humility and joy. • 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

Preschool Class of the Month – this month we are praying for Miss Debby’s bear class: Ayla, Valeria, Cameron, Woodney, Aurora, Maisa, & Martin

Vacation Bible Camp – Registration is live! VBC will be the second full week of June, June 10-14, and will be lots of fun for kids Age 4 to 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.
Children may be registered by following this link: https://vbspro.events/p/events/f716b8
Space is limited, so register soon! Volunteer registration will be open soon.

Fruits of Faith
March 17
9:00 Traditional: 117 | 11:00 Contemporary: 63 | 11:00 Spanish: 83 | TOTAL: 263
Mid-week Lenten worship 11:00 March 13: 40

Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
March 3 offerings       $13,573
March 10 offerings     $ 7,218
March 17 offerings     $10,869
. . . . . .                   needed each week: $12,403.


Your gifts and offerings, your prayers and service to the Lord—they make a difference here, and for all eternity.

Thank you!

  • all who helped make Palm Sunday crosses
  • those who volunteered for and prayed over our Food Pantry Saturday
  • Hans Tews, for your wonderful “Journey of Faith” presentation last Sunday; thank you to all who came out!
  • those coming out today to support our Community Easter outreach
  • Lutheran Women in Mission, for all they ways you help champion the cause of reaching out with the Gospel


Holy Week & Easter

Palm Sunday, March 24 – Regular Worship Times
    . . . . . 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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