Week of October 9, 2022

Today in Worship • “Faith that Endures” • Ruth 1:1–19; Psalm 111; 2 Timothy 2:1–13; Luke 17:11–19 We live in a world where any number of things can feel like they are chipping away at our faith. Jesus is always faithful, though. The faith He has given us endures specifically because it flows from Jesus who has given us new life and salvation and the promise of eternal glory through His victory. And He has given us a family of faith, filled with people who can pour courage and resilience into us—people we in turn can encourage. What areas of your faith or life might you find yourself struggling right now? Jesus has put people in your life through whom He can encourage you. Who do you see that could use some encouragement in their journey of faith?

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 Prince of Peace will NOT be offering a staffed Nursery this Sunday as we are currently seeking to employ a new Nursery Attendant. 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 know. eric.gerken@poporlando.com | 402-620-5877

Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon – Today at 12:30pm Join us today as we celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our church with great food, music and more, with our Hispanic Congregation for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Blessing of the Bible & Bible Distribution Today during each service, after providing the children with their bibles, we will do a “Blessing of the Bibles” during the children’s message. We will all focus on the importance of reading God’s word and will prayerfully seek God’s blessings on our time in the Scripture with him. This will be a great example for the kids to see the adults holding up their own bible during this time of prayer.

Retirement & 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 is served at 8:30. Please register online. https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/e1e5f9

LWML Peanut Sale – Orders begin today, October 9 through November 6 The ladies of LWML are taking orders online or in person! Orders can be placed in-person on Sunday morning between worship services or you can print the form by going to the link provided below to place an order during the week. If you have any questions, contact Kathy McCartin at kathymccartin@gmail.com. | https://poporlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/2022revPeanutorderform.pdf

Volunteer Appreciation Banquet – Last Day to RSVP – Donations Needed on Thursday, October 13 Today is the last day to RSVP. If you haven’t rsvp’d yet, you can still sign up online or on the signup sheet located in the FLC or Narthex. Contact Adriana, Admin Assist. if you’re looking to donate any of the following: wine, crackers, cheese, fruits, and any type of nuts (peanuts, walnuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds, etc.) towards our volunteer banquet hors devours. adriana.alas@poporlando.com | RSVP: https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/761efa

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.

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!

LUNCH & ________ – Save the Date! October 20 at 11:30 am Our August fun event for older adults was Lunch & Zilch. What is on deck this month? Jim Essig will be your host October 20. More information will be provided soon!

Trunk or Treat – Save the Date! October 30 at 4pm Prince of Peace will host an In Person Trunk or Treat event for kids and families from our church, preschool and our neighbors! We will provide more information soon about how to volunteer, donate and help spread the word.

Fruits of Faith
Worship Attendance: October 2
9:00 Traditional: 110 | 11:00 Contemporary: 45 | 11:00 Spanish: 58 | TOTAL: 213

Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
September 18 offerings: $6,316
September 25 offerings: $19,255 (doesn’t include electronic giving)
October 2 offerings         $ 9,130
needed each week: $11,202

In Times of Trouble and Distress: Continue to be with the recovery efforts for Hurricane Ian. Comfort those who have lost loved ones. Remind those who have lost earthly possessions and homes that you are always with them. Be with those responding to the significant needs that we are seeing.

Prayers of Comfort: We continue to pray for Jerry Lemcke at the loss of his wife, Carlene Lemcke. We will have celebration of life for Carlene on Saturday, October 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, remind us of Your continual faithfulness; fill us with courage and passion for Your Kingdom; grant us compassion and words of encouragement for others. Thank you for giving us a Faith that endures. • Bless our congregation as we celebrate Your goodness, lifting up the ministry done through many who are the hearts, hands, and feet of Jesus. Bless our stewardship emphasis as we look to be faithful to Your calling for us as a congregation. • 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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