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

Week of October 30, 2022

Today in Worship • “Faith That Believes” • Romans 3:19-28, John 8:31-36, Psalm 46; Revelation 14:6-7 What do you believe about yourself? Do you have a faith that believes all that God has said about you—that you are a precious, beloved, forgiven child of God? These are more than just words—it took God’s divine initiative, sending Jesus to overcome sin and death and the power of the evil one on your behalf. As the result of Jesus’ victory for us and all people, God has dealt with our guilt and shame and set us free to live as the people of God. That means that we now reflect Jesus’ compassion and love for all people, empowered by the Spirit to courageously live love and share the faith that we have. Have you ever doubted what God has said about you? Jesus, who kept the faith for you, will fortify you as you follow Him.

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 We are in the process of looking for a new Nursery Attendant for Sunday morning. (We regret that we will not be offering Sunday morning nursery until we have a qualified staff person attending it.) If you are interested in this position or know someone who might be interested in serving our children and families in this way, please let Eric Gerken know. eric.gerken@poporlando.com | 402-620-5877

Trunk or Treat – Today, October 30 at 4pm Join us today for some Trunk or Treat fun! Our trunks will be parked between the gates outside the Family Life Center, families will walk through our parking lot and FLC and we will connect with our neighborhood and community! Wear your favorite costume, bring your friends, and come prepared for loads of candy!

LWML Peanut Sale – Order Today, through November 6 Orders can be placed in-person on Sunday morning between worship services 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/2022/10/2022revPeanutorderform.pdf

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!

RaiseRight – Formerly Known as Scrip In the next several weeks PoP Youth will be rolling out a rebranded version of the Scrip Gift Program, now known as Raise Right. DCE Eric Gerken will be providing more information soon how to download the RasieRight app, purchasing gift cards and designating the funds for PoP Youth.

Youth Trivia Fundraiser to Benefit Youth Ministry & Buchbach Family (Hurricane Ian recovery)  • Saturday, November 12 at 3pm • Cost is $20 per person; half the proceeds will benefit future youth programs and half will assist the Buchbach family. John and Kristin Buchbach and their son, Johnnie, were displaced by Hurricane Ian and suffered substantial damage to their home not covered by insurance. Purchase tickets from the church office or online https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/triviatickets22.

Thanksgiving Basket Outreach • Distribution is Friday, November 18 We are again 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/.

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: October 23
9:00 Traditional: 126 | 11:00 Contemporary: 62 | 11:00 Spanish: 68 | TOTAL: 256

Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.

October 9 offerings $10,215
October 16 offerings $12,166
. . . . .        needed each week: $11,202

PRAYERS
Recovering: Linda Dicks (broken arm), Joe Heinz

Healing and Strength: Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Karin Collins (friend of Nina Cavalli-Rojas), Danny Conlin, Gail Eaton, Judy & Jim Finnie, Ginny Fussell, Rev. Dennis Glander, Bob Hahn, Michael Halstead, Orion James, Merle Kroeplin, Jeff Powell, Nitza Rohena, Nancy Schloemer, Rex Serio, 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, 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, we thank You for Your words of truth, words that set us free to be the people of God. Empower us to serve others and lead many so they, too, are under Your reign. • We pray for our Preschool, especially for our class of the month, the Bears: Remi, Liana, Lara, Grayson, Matthew, Mikaela, and Miss Debby. • We continue to pray for recovery efforts for Hurricane Ian, both for those who are recovering locally as well as those in Southwest Florida. • We pray for the elections to be held November 8. We thank God for our nation, where we can exercise our right to vote. • 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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