Week of March 31, 2024 – EASTER SUNDAY

Church/Preschool Offices Are Closed Tomorrow, Easter Monday, April 1.
There are NO Bible classes or Sunday school today, Easter Sunday • Classes resume next week

Today: “Welcome to the Celebration” • Isaiah 25:6-9; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Mark 16:1-8 • Some 700 years before the first Easter, the Prophet Isaiah painted a picture of a celebration to take place when death is destroyed forever. Today is a part of that celebration because we join to proclaim that Jesus has indeed risen from the dead. How then to make sense of “life in the real world”—a world where grief and sadness, shame and fear, hate and injustice can still be found? Jesus’ tomb is empty, but we are not. Jesus, the Resurrected One, has filled us with His endless life and with the power of His Spirit. The Spirit empowers us to invite others to this table where tears are wiped away, dignity is restored, and new life is offered to all.

To view or print Sunday’s 9am Worship bulletin: https://poporlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/2024_03_31-Easter.pdf

Easter hospitality in the FLC • You are cordially invited to join others in the Family Life Center before or after worship where we will have continental breakfast fare available: coffee cake, muffins, donuts, fruit, juice, and coffee, available throughout the morning as supplies last! Please drop in and stay a while, connect with other worshippers, and be filled with resurrection joy!

An Easter Thank You! On this Easter Sunday, we want to thank all those who made our worship of the Risen Lord (and this past Holy Week!) so special: Our choirs, musicians, a/v technicians, and worship team; our volunteers who helped welcome, had a role in worship, arranged flowers, and set up for worship. Thanks, also, to those who planned or participated in our Community Easter Egg Hunt, where 150 children and their families heard the Easter story. And thank you to all who in many, many more ways have honored God through supporting others in our worship and praise of Jesus, our Lord who lives forevermore.

There are NO Bible classes or Sunday school today, Easter Sunday • Classes resume next week.
    Below is the regular schedule:
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.

NEW Parents Support Group begins next Sunday at 10:00am • “Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World” facilitated by Carol and Kurt Bickel in the Board Room (Admin building)

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.

New to Prince of Peace? Please fill out a gold “Welcome” card or visit https://www.poporlando.com/connect/ 

Pastors’ Reception • New to Prince of Peace—or New-ish?If you are new to Prince of Peace/Príncipe de Paz and would like to know more about our unique ministries, come to the Pastors’ Reception on Sunday, April 21, to learn more. Also at the Pastors’ Reception, you can learn more about next steps to getting connected, becoming involved, or becoming a member. To ensure we include you with a personal invite, please send an email to staff@poporlando.com or call 407.277.3945 requesting more information.

“Baby Bottle” Campaign winding down – 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/

Church/Preschool Offices Are Closed Tomorrow, Easter Monday, April 1.

Easter Lilies 2024 • Thank you to all those who helped beautify our worship of Our Risen Lord.
May He bring comfort, peace, and life to all.
Karen Adkins & Helene Rothell – In Memory Al and Peggy Kreps and Hunter Rothell
Donna Browne & Gail Eaton – In memory of Charles & Eleanor Eaton and Dave Browne Sr.
Paul & Marlene Browne – In Thanksgiving to God
Barbara Conyers – In Memory of Peter & Lillian Conyers
Stephanie Carbonell – In Memory of Stephen & Eleanor Haydamach
Debbie Davis – In Celebration of Our Risen Lord
Frank and Sharon Dluhy – Thankful for All God’s Gifts
Pastor Ken and Peg Green – In Memory of our mothers Joanne Green and Elke Heinz
Ken & Judy Holzscheiter – In Memory of Loved Ones
Joseph Heinz – In Memory Elke Heinz
David & Linda House – To the Glory of God
Mrs Linda I’Anson – In Thanksgiving to God
Otto F.  Krumpholc – In Memory of Joan L. Krumpholc
Jerry & Donna Lemcke – In Memory of Don Franks
Carole Ludwig – In Celebration to Glory of God
Kathy McCartin – In Memory of my husband Ron McCartin and my parents Ray & Ethel Schloemer
Maria MC. Mendieta – In Memory of Emilia Mayorga
Jim & Cherie Nocks – In Celebration of Our Risen Savior
Gerry & Debbie Noss – In Memory of Loved Ones
Ron Schmidt – In Memory of Marleen
Chris and Vicky Stork – In Memory of John, Joyce and Gloria White
Gwen Taliver – In Memory of Viola Baker and Sgt. Gene Kawkins
Sonia Téllez – In Memory of my brother David Téllez
Zaida Torres – In Memory of Bud and Celeste Youtz, Hector R. Vazquez and Vicenta Rivera
Thomas R. Zehnder – In Memory of Jacqueline Zehnder & Kristi Suttie
Marcy Weisel – In Memory of my sister Elizabeth Kyker
Donna & Phil Wessel – In Memory of Marion Lynn

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
Today’s Altar Flowers were given by Bob Eldredge in memory of his wife, Colleen, and daughter, Lynn

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

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.


Prayers of Comfort: We continue to ask the Lord to comfort Joanne Hahn and her grandchildren, Will, Elizabeth, and Haley, at the death of Joanne’s daughter, Joni Steidley. | 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 are the resurrection and the life. Comfort, we pray, all those from our congregation that are grieving.

Recovering: Deaconess Ligia Borges, Rick Burns, Barbara Conyers, Sloan Davis, Mike Fleming, Camille Neville, Debbie Noss, Denny, 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, You have risen from the dead with victory. As we join in the celebration of your victorious resurrection, let us experience the fullness of your deliverance. Empower us to rise up to invite others to You table where tears are wiped away, dignity is restored, and new life is given. • 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 – Our April Preschool Class of the Month is Mrs. Martinez’s VPK Lions! Please keep Mrs. Martinez, Daniel, Adrianna, Mila, Aaralyn, Laila, and Elijah in your prayers.

Fruits of Faith
March 24
9:00 Traditional: 139 | 11:00 Contemporary: 63 | 11:00 Spanish: 155 | TOTAL: 357

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
March 24 offerings     $  8,582
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.


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