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

Week of November 13, 2022

Today in Worship • “Redemption is Drawing Near” • Luke 21:5-28, Malachi 4:1-6, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 • Jesus could be straightforward about the challenges His followers would face. (In fact, it almost sounded as if He was just as easily speaking of circumstances in our world today.) Hearing about challenges might sound discouraging on the surface. However, Jesus spoke about these things in order to prepare us. His words bring powerful promises of our ultimate deliverance at His return with power and great glory. “When you see these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” In what ways are you looking forward to Jesus’ return? How might the confidence and peace you have through Jesus help others grasp the good news of His love and deliverance?

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”). 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.

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.

Nursery Ministry – position open Do you know someone who might be interested in serving our children and families as our Sunday nursery attendant? Please contact eric.gerken@poporlando.com | 402-620-5877

Pint Jars Needed – until December 6 LWML ladies are asking for donations in advance of pint jars, wide mouth or regular ones, for the cookie/doggie treats sale in December. You can drop off the donations during the week in the church office or leave them in the narthex or FLC for the ladies. Thank you!

Pastor’s Reception Has Been POSTPONED Due to the uncertainty and aftermath of Hurricane Nicole, we have decided to cancel the Pastors’ Reception for another day. We will be providing more information soon! Thank you.

Angel Tree Ministry – Friday, December 16 The Angel Trees is up in the Narthex and in the Family Life Center and FULL of angels to choose from! We will be working with 10 schools surrounding our community, PoP Preschool, and children of ESOL students —Providing gifts to the children this Christmas. If you are unable to get an angel from the tree, please donate online or give through your regular giving and mark your donation as Angel Tree Ministry. www.poporlando.com/give/

The Youth/Buchbach Family Trivia Fundraiser (Hurricane Ian recovery) to be Rescheduled With the uncertainty of the Hurricane Nicole, we have chosen to reschedule the event for after the holidays. The Buchbach family has received the donations that came in prior to the storm, along with support through the Pastors’ Discretionary Fund. Additional contributions to assist the Buchbach’s can be made by designating “Buchbach/PDF.”

RaiseRight – Formerly Known as Scrip – Informal Meeting Sunday, 10am in the Church Board Room • Between the services DCE Eric Gerken will be hosting an orientation meeting for anyone interested in financially supporting our Youth using gift card purchases with RaiseRight. With no additional cost to you, our youth ministry will receive a percentage back from your gift card purchases. Come see what this program is all about!

Preschool & Church Thanksgiving Feast • Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30pm – FLC • Join us for food and fellowship as we thank God for His many blessings! This is a time to join our church and preschool families together, to get to know one another and give our thanks to God for another year of His blessings. 

Thanksgiving Basket Outreach • Distribution is this Friday, November 18 – We need YOUR Help! We are sharing God’s love by providing turkeys for families in need. Our link to those in need is through local schools, and this year there will be 90 families receiving Thanksgiving meals. Please donate online or in person during the week or on Sunday morning at worship. Please mark your donation as “Thanksgiving Outreach” | https://poporlando.com/give/

Hurricane Ian Response Our FLGA District is on the leading edge of coordinating our church body’s disaster response. In addition to prayers, the greatest need is financial assistance as the district partners with LCMS Disaster Response to match grants for workers and congregations of more than $800,000. Your donations directly to the Florida-Georgia District Disaster Response Fund are truly needed and appreciated. If you would like to donate, learn more about the response, or volunteer, please visit https://flgadistrict.org/lert/.

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 a form online or contact our church office. https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/flowers
Today’s Altar flowers were given by Mike & Julie Fleming in celebration of their daughter, Janet’s, birthday. Happy Heavenly Birthday!

Fruits of Faith
Commitment Card Update: Thank you to those who have submitted their commitment cards. We received cards from 70% of our worshippers—our goal is 100%. You still have opportunity to fill out commitment card. Please do so today to help us get to 100%.

Worship Attendance: November 6
9:00 Traditional: 115 | 11:00 Contemporary: 60 | 11:00 Spanish: 59 | TOTAL: 234

Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
October 23 offerings $10,915
October 30 offerings $17,350
November 6 offerings $9,919 (does not include electronic giving)
needed each week: $11,202

PRAYERS
Hospitalized or Recovering: Alice Darling, Jan Fry, Joe Heinz, Jim Lord, Shirley Stockett,

Healing and Strength: Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Karin Collins, Danny Conlin, Linda Dicks, Gail Eaton, John Elmore, Judy & Jim Finnie, Ginny Fussell, Rev. Dennis Glander, Bob Hahn, Michael Halstead, Merle Kroeplin, Jim Lord, Karen Melick, Jeff Powell, Nitza Rohena, Nancy Schloemer, Rex Serio, Cindy Sibley, Shirely Stockett, Meridith Swanson (back), Sonia Tellez, Cricket Winters, Leon W, Linda Zamsky

Receiving Treatments: Barbara Browne, Rev. Amy Bradley, Sarah vB, Jan Fry, Kent Jespersen, Dorothy R, Rev. Brian Roberts, Elena Santana, Marleen S, Cathy Smith, Jeff S, Joni S, Janet V, Debbie W, Dayton Whites, Brenda Williams

Continued Care: Chuck Boogher, Kelly DeFrietas, Al Dicks, Eleanor Eaton, Bob and Colleen E, Linda House, Minnie Hutchinson, Linda Jackson, Bill Jordan, Joan & Otto K, Mary K.M, Joyce Miller, Todd O, Annette Royal, Betty Schnell, Caitlyn Thoms, Michael, Noel, & Roger V, Harry Wahl, Gloria White

Special: Lord Jesus, help us to trust in Your deliverance. Lift our eyes to see our redemption drawing near, and give us such a faith and confidence in Your love that others are drawn to you. • We continue to pray for recovery efforts for Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole • 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 pray for those who serve our nation in the armed services. We also ask the Lord to watch over and keep our first responders safe.

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