Week of November 20, 2022

Today in Worship • “Jesus Reigns” • Luke 23:27-43, Colossians 1:13-20, Malachi 3:13-18 • This Sunday is Christ the King Sunday. We celebrate Christ’s reign among us. As the creator of the universe and ruler of all, it is no small thing that He has called us to be His people and placed us under His reign. And yet, there are so many circumstances in this world where—by appearances only—it might not seem like Jesus in on the throne. Disasters, violence, even events in our own lives can leave us asking, “Is the Lord really in charge?” Jesus doesn’t look much like a king at His crucifixion. Yet the one thief recognizes Jesus’ reign and appeals to Jesus, “Remember me when you come into Your kingdom.” Even—and especially—at the cross Jesus reigns supreme. How will you and I, by faith, receive His reign in our lives, and how will we proclaim His reign to the world?

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

Angel Tree Ministry – Help Families in Need! – Bring Gifts by Sunday, December 11 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/

Thanksgiving Worship Service – Wednesday, November 23 at 7pm (English) and Thursday, November 24 at 11am (Spanish) in the Sanctuary Join us for Thanksgiving worship services as we set our hearts and minds to the Day of Thanksgiving. Let us all remember the many blessings our Heavenly Father has poured out upon us, especially the eternal blessing of Jesus Christ.

Hours of Operation The Church office and Preschool will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observation of Thanksgiving Day.

Christmas Tree Assembly/Decorating – Volunteers Needed! – Saturday, November 26 at 9am • Helping hands are needed as we begin sprucing up the campus, next week, for Advent and Christmas Season! Tasks include assembling artificial Christmas trees, hanging up wreaths, and garland. For all these tasks to be completed in a safe, efficient, and timely manner, many volunteers are needed!

Pint Jars Needed – until December 6 LWML ladies are asking for donations 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!

LWML Holiday Sale – Order Today, through Sunday, December 11 • The LWML ladies will begin taking preorders for Christmas cookies and Doggie treats in between services beginning today. Orders can be placed in-person or by filling out the form at the link below. If you have any questions, contact Kathy McCartin at kathymccartin@gmail.com. | https://poporlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Cookieorderform2022.pdf

Lunch & Zilch – Thursday, December 1 at 11:30am | FLC Join us for another fun event! There will be a cost of $10 per person, which will cover lunch and the prizes for the Zilch winners. Please RSVP by calling or texting Jim Essig at (407) 446-7147 or emailing him at jim.essig@poporlando.com, by Monday November 28. Invite a friend to join you for this fun time, even if you don’t know how to play!

Advent Wednesday’s November 30, December 7 and 14 – Family Life Center Another year of Advent days of service! All are invited as we gather to prepare for the coming Christmas season by intentionally seeking to give our time and effort to help others. More information is coming soon!

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. If you would like to donate, learn more about the response, or volunteer, please visit https://flgadistrict.org/lert/.

PoP Preschool Do you know someone who might be looking for an amazing preschool for their child? While our infant and 1y/o classes are full, we still have limited openings for 2y/o through VPK. Call (407) 275-6703 to learn more!

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

Fruits of Faith

Worship Attendance: November 13
9:00 Traditional: 121 | 11:00 Contemporary: 45 | 11:00 Spanish: 56 | TOTAL: 222

Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
October 30 offerings $17,350
November 6 offerings $11,053 (includes electronic giving)
November 13 offerings $9,057
needed each week: $11,202

Recovering: Alice Darling, Nancy Schloemer  |  Comfort: Charlotte Hansen at the death of her husband

Healing and Strength: Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Earl Caldwell, Karin Collins, Danny Conlin, Linda Dicks, Gail Eaton, John Elmore, Judy & Jim Finnie, Ginny Fussell, Rev. Dennis Glander, Bob Hahn, Michael Halstead, Joe Heinz, David House, Merle Kroeplin, Jim Lord, Michael McCarty, Karen Melick, Jeff Powell, Nitza Rohena, Rex Serio, Cindy Sibley, Shirely Stockett, Meridith Swanson (back), Gwen Taliver, 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, Your reign is everlasting, and You reign supreme. Help us to welcome Your reign in our lives. • 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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