Week of October 2, 2022

New Sermon Series: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” • Our faithful God is the One who has shown His faithfulness in every circumstance: His mercies are new every morning. He keeps every promise. He has been faithful to give His Son, Jesus, for the life of the world. And He has granted us faith to trust and rely on Jesus—pouring into us a faith that responds to His faithfulness and lives to make a difference in this world through the power of Jesus’ love.

Today in Worship • “Faith that Revives” • 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Habakkuk 1:1–4, 2:1–4; Luke 17:1–10 We live in a world that needs all manner of revival—above all, a world that desperately needs the new life that only Jesus can bring. We, too, need to be revived and renewed in our faith. The Holy Spirit that God has given us brings revival, fanning into flame the faith God has given us, filling our lives with courage and power, with love and self-discipline. Our lives are filled with purpose and grace because our God has been faithful to send His Son to conquer death and bring us new life. What does a faith that is renewed and revived look like? How does that new life demonstrate God’s faithfulness as we live out our faith in their world?

Bible Classes
Adult Sunday Morning Bible Class at 10:00 am • The class is led by Jim Essig, and he will begin an overview of the New Testament. 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.

New to Children’s Sunday School? We are always ready to welcome new children! Our Sunday School is an amazing opportunity for a child in your sphere of influence to learn about God in a safe place in a developmentally appropriate way. Contact Eric Gerken or register at  https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/childregistration.

Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon – CANCELLED FOR 10/2 due to the aftermath of Hurricane Ian Join Prince of Peace/Principe de Paz Hispanic Congregation as we celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our church with great food, music and more, after our 11am service, for Hispanic Heritage Month. All are welcome!

First Communion Classes – Registration Now Open! – Pre-Registration Required – Saturday, October 8 at 9am-12pm Students who are in at least 3rd Grade and would like to start receiving the Lord’s Supper are invited to register for the upcoming First Communion Workshop. A combination of traditional class time, craft activities and games are used to help students learn about God’s amazing gift of Communion. Please contact DCE Eric Gerken with any questions. | Eric.gerken@poporlando.com |Registration: https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/04ff50

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!

Community Invited Garage Sale – October 8 Prince of Peace invites you to join us at YOUR garage sale on our campus. Bring your own itemsand we will provide your 14-foot square area! If you wish to participate, please contact Sarah Von Braun by text or calling 321-287-8812 to reserve a spot and for more information.

Children’s Bibles – October 9 We will once again be able to make Beginner’s Bibles for “pre-readers” and “3rd Grade” Bibles available to families of our church and Preschool. This is an intentional effort to ensure that every child has access to God’s Word in their home. If you have a child in your life who you want to get a first bible for, please register them using this link: https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/ff2be3

Volunteer Appreciation Banquet – Accepting Donations! Needed on Thursday, October 13 We are looking for donations of wine, crackers, cheese, fruits, and any type of nuts (peanuts, walnuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds, etc.) towards our volunteer banquet hors devours. Please contact the office or email adriana.alas@poporlando.com if you’re able to donate and what it is that you will be donating. Please RSVP Online or on one of the sign-up sheets before October 9. | https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/761efa

Retirement and Legacy Planning Workshop, Saturday, October 15 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm in the FLC • Workshop sponsored by the Endowment Committee focusing on legacy planning, legal documents, “Five Wishes,” and planning for your memorial service. Speakers include Attorney Robert Magill, Rick Ackerman, Tony Hunt from the LCMS Foundation, and Pastor Ken Green. Continental Breakfast served at 8:30. Please register online. https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/e1e5f9

Fruits of Faith
Worship Attendance: September 25
9:00 Traditional: 100 | 11:00 Contemporary: 59 | 11:00 Spanish: 62 | TOTAL: 221

Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
September 4 offerings:   $11,815
September 11 offerings: $10,065
September 18 offerings: $  6,316
September 25 offerings: $19,255 (9/25 doesn’t include electronic giving)
needed each week: $11,202

In Times of Trouble and Distress: Be with all those affected by Hurricane Ian, especially those who experienced devastation, those who lost loved ones, and those who lost their earthly possessions. Be with all those in need. Watch over those conducting rescue and recovery operations. We thank you as well for keeping many safe during and after the storm. Also be with those recovering from Hurricane Fiona (Caribbean and Canada).

Prayers of Comfort: We continue pray for Jerry Lemcke at the loss of his wife, Carlene Lemcke, who went to her heavenly home on Monday, September 19. There will be a celebration of life for Carlene on Sat., Oct. 22, at 3pm.

Healing and Strength: Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Danny C (child), Karin Collins (friend of Nina Cavalli-Rojas), Danny Conlin, Carmen Diaz and Fernando Fernandez, Gail Eaton, Judy & Jim Finnie, Ginny Fussell, Rev. Dennis Glander, Bob Hahn, Merle Kroeplin, Nitza Rohena, Nancy Schloemer, Cindy Sibley, 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, Eleanor Eaton, Colleen E, Linda House, Minnie Hutchinson, Linda Jackson, Bill Jordan, Joan 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, send Your Spirit and fan my faith into flame as I live for You. Help me to respond to Your faithfulness by sharing Your love with others. • We pray for those in Haiti during a time of civic unrest, that the Lord would grant wisdom, strength, and hope to the people. • 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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