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

Week of October 1, 2023

Today: “The God Who Gives” • Romans 8:14-32; Joshua 1:1-9; Matthew 7:7-12 • Through His life and teaching Jesus revealed to us the fullness His Father’s goodness and love. A key characteristic of our Heavenly Father is that He is a giving God. This week we look at this Scripture filled with hope and promise: “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? “ (Romans 8:32) Yet, in the verses around this passage there are references to challenges and adversity, as well as declarations of victory. What does it mean for us to have such a generous God—giving His Son and graciously giving us all things—as we live in a world seems to discount or take away the goodness that people might otherwise take in? And if we are truly super-victorious in Jesus, how will we offer others what God has given us?

To view or print Sunday’s 9am Worship bulletin: https://poporlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/2023_10_01-Trad-Pentecost-18.pdf

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: Heart of God • This year, our Sunday School will be digging into the “Heart of God.” Our volunteers 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
YOUTH SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS (6th-12th) • The class will dive into what it means to be a friend, how to be a friend- even when your friends don’t share your faith. We always manage to have fun while we discuss God’s Word and what it means for us today. Class will meet in the Board room in the church office from 10:00am-10:45am.
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.

Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon – Today at 12:30pm in the FLC Join us today to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our Hispanic congregation with great food, music, and more, after the 11am services on October 1.

Youth Night – Today at 6pm • Tonight’s youth night will be a combination of middle school and high school students. Invite a friend to join you as we all gather and participate in activities.

First Bibles – Reserve Your Child’s First Bible Today! Bibles will be presented during each worship service on Sunday, October 15. To make sure we have enough bibles please signup online to reserve a bible for your child. PoP’s plan is to make sure every child has access to God’s word in their home.  https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/a93227

Colleen Eldredge’s Memorial Service • A memorial service willA celebration of Colleen’s life will be held at Prince of Peace next Saturday, October 7, at 11:00am in the Family Life Center.

Food Pantry Fund Drive As we begin the final quarter of the year, we are inviting our community to support the works of the Food Pantry at PoP/PdP. Our goal is to raise $25,000 (either in one-time gifts or regular recurring gifts). To make donations you can give online or give by check. If giving online, please choose “Food Pantry” item from the drop-down menu. If giving by check, please make sure to add “Food Pantry” in the note section.
https://poporlando.breezechms.com/give/online

Volunteers Needed for Sunday Worship!We are looking for volunteers that are willing to help serve the Lord by helping with ushering, communion assistant, projection, live stream, altar guild and transportation. If you are willing to help in any way please fill out our online form or contact Adriana at (407)277-3945. https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/volunteerinterest

Altar Flowers To sponsor Altar Flowers in celebration of a special occasion, in memory of a loved one, or simply out of thanksgiving to God, you can do so at https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/flowers or by contacting the office.

Thanksgiving Basket Outreach – Donations Needed This year we are doing things a little early so we can properly plan and prepare to provide turkeys to families in need.  This year there will be 90 families receiving thanksgiving meals. Please donate online or in person during the week or on Sunday mornings at worship. Please mark your donation as “Thanksgiving Outreach” | https://poporlando.com/give/

Redeeming Life Outreach Ministry: “Hearts in Mission” Boots Bowties & Bling Gala – Saturday, October 14 As they celebrate their 10 year anniversary celebration, PoP/PdP staff and members have been invited to attend Redeeming Life Gala that will be held on October 14 from 5:30pm-10:30pm  at the Heathrow Country Club in Lake Mary. If you’re interested in attending, please visit their website for more information. | https://www.rlom.org/gala

FLGA Youth Ministry Weekend – Register Today! – November 3-5 The FLGA Middle School Youth Gathering and The District High School Leadership Retreat are taking place on the same date and same location. Registration for both events is $199 per person for the weekend but PoP is offering this experience to our students for $100. Please contact Eric Gerken for more information. (Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center) | eric.gerken@poporlando.com

Sports Card Donations You can donate any old sports, magic, Pokémon or yu-gi-oh cards to Prince of Peace or to Jeff Powell to be sold for the general fund. Jeff oversees 4 Sports Consultation which is the name he uses for online sales of sports cards. He has years of experience in this so be assured that this will be handled professionally. You can contact Jeff with any questions. (407)538-5206 | 4sportconsultation@gmail.com

Fruits of Faith
September 24
9:00 Traditional: 117 | 11:00 Contemporary: 47 | 11:00 Spanish: 70 | TOTAL: 234
Giving:
Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
September 10 offerings $9,684
September 17 offerings $9,530
September 24 offerings $ 12,604
needed each week: $11,923.

PRAYERS
Prayers of Comfort: We pray for all those who grieve, especially for the families and friends of Colleen Eldridge (memorial service Saturday, October 7, 11:00am); Joan Krumpholc (memorial service Saturday, October 14, 2:30pm), and Eleanor Eaton (memorial service Sunday, October 15, at 2:00pm).
Palliative Care: Dorothy Reynolds
Hospitalized: Marleen Schmidt
Recovering: Deaconess Ligia Borges, John B, Janice & Rev. Dennis Glander, Henry Leon, Camille Neville, Sheila Roberts, Cindy Sibly, Joni Steidly, Harry Wahl
Healing and Strength: Karen Adkins, Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Danny Conlin, Alice Darling, Elizabeth Dawson, Sarah D, Steven Dorsagano, Gail Eaton, John Elmore, Amanda Fearce, Judy Finnie, Leonard G, Michael Halstead, Joe Heinz, Jim, Bill Jordan, Jerry Jordan, Merle Kroeplin, Jim Lord, Kathy McCartin, Michael McCarty, Maddie, Royanne Martin, George Meder, Lewis Mendez, Skylar Newport, Dale P., Raya Pokigo, Rick Perre, Miriam Rivera, David Rodgers, Nitza Rohena, Rex Serio, Hannah Steinbronn, Shirley Stockett, Meridith Swanson, Ted Wessel, Cricket Winters, Leon W, Linda Zamsky
Receiving Treatments: Ellen B., Sarah vB, Ellen Boogher, Kent Jespersen, Cameron LaPointe, Doug P, Pastor Brian Roberts, Elena Santana, Jeff S, Tina T, Janet V, Debbie W, Staci Welburn, Dayton Whites, Brenda Williams, Michelle Zicarelli
Continued Care: Chuck Boogher, Rick Burns, Pat C., Kelly DeFrietas, Al & Linda Dicks, Bob E, Linda House, Minnie Hutchinson, Linda Jackson, Otto Krumpholc, Mary K.M, Micki & Sal LoBue, Joyce Miller, Todd O, Betty Schnell, Caitlyn Thoms; Michael, Noel, & Roger V
Special: Heavenly Father, You have given us Your Son and have also graciously given us all things. By Your Spirit’s power, enable us to endure difficulties in this life. Even more than that, help us to see the victory You have given us in Christ, and open our hearts to be like Yours as we give of ourselves for others. • We continue to pray for those affected by natural disasters, wars, violence, and other realities of our fallen world. Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy. • We ask the Lord to 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.

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: Zachary Carbonell, Kyle Holysz, Matthew Rojas, Amanda S, Greg S, Geoffrey W.

 

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