Week of September 18, 2022

Today in WorshipThe Old and the New” • Isaiah 43:18-20, Hebrews 8:7-13, Luke 5:36-39 The phrase “out with the old, in with the new” readily comes to mind this week. As we worship the God who says that He is making all things new, what sense can we make of His counsel to leave the old behind? For one thing, the old way led to death. God’s new way leads to new life, refreshment, a celebration of God’s undeserved love through Jesus. Are there old ways of looking at people and circumstances you need to leave behind? For you, what makes that challenging? How is grace connected with the “new” that Jesus is leading you into?

Bible Classes
Adult Sunday Morning Bible Class at 10:00 am • This Sunday, we again have Rev. Dr. Tony Steinbronn leading our  class. Next week Jim Essig is back and 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.

Sunday Morning Nursery • A supervised Nursery for children 6 months – 3 years old is available from 10:00am-12:15pm every Sunday. Our Nursery is located just across the breezeway from the church office and is convenient to both worship spaces. Our Sunday nursery worker is “Miss Jennifer,” Jennifer Montalvo, a worker in our preschool.

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.

LWML Fall Potluck Luncheon – Wednesday, September 21 at 10:30am in the FLC LWML invites ALL women of the congregation to their fall potluck salad/appetizer luncheon on Wednesday, September 21 at 10:30am in the FLC. Bring your favorite dish and a friend to share it with!

LWML Is Collecting Household Items Needed by September 25 LWML is having a service project each month. This month they are collecting household items (disinfectant wipes, paper towels, bathroom cleaner, and scrub brushes), gift cards (Walmart, Publix, McDonalds, Taco Bell), personal care items (facial wipes, baby wipes, individual hand soap) and size 5 & 6 diapers for the Hope Children’s Home in Tampa for the FL/GA LWML District convention (Sept. 30-Oct 2). Items may be left in a container in the narthex, FLC or you can leave them in the church office.

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!

First Communion Classes – Registration Now Open! – Advance 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. We will learn about what Communion is, why it is important, and prepare to receive it for the first time. 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

Community Invited Garage Sale – October 8 Prince of Peace invites you to join us at YOUR garage sale on our campus. Bring your own items and 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 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. Beginners Bibles are picture Bibles with simple text that are perfect for pre-readers to look at and read with their parents. “Faith Alive” Bible is for students starting at 3rd Grade (emerging readers) or older. Adults should sign up in advance to reserve either style of Bible for their child. October 9 there is a workshop and the give-away.
Please register them using this link: https://poporlando.breezechms.com/form/ff2be3

Volunteer Appreciation Banquet – Save the Date! Saturday, October 15 We like to invite you for an evening of live music, hor d’oeuvers, fellowship and dinner on October 15, as we celebrate the hard work and dedication of so many wonderful volunteers in our congregation. Please RSVP Online or sign-up on one of the sign-up sheets located in the narthex and FLC, 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 11
9:00 Traditional: 93 | 11:00 Contemporary: 56 | 11:00 Spanish: 68 | TOTAL: 217

Giving: Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
August 21   offerings:    $9,031
August 28   offerings:    $15,388
September 4 offerings: $11,815
.  .  .  .needed each week: $11,202

Recovering: Danny C (child), Danny Conlin, Sonia Tellez (shoulder surgery)

Healing and Strength: Dave & Mary Ann Ault, Rebecca Brooks, Delores B, Michael B, Donna C, Karin Collins (friend of Nina Cavalli-Rojas), Carmen Diaz and Fernando Fernandez, Gail Eaton, Judy & Jim Finnie, Ginny Fussell, Rev. Dennis Glander, Bob Hahn, Merle Kroeplin, Carleen Lemcke, Nitza Rohena, Nancy Schloemer, Cindy Sibley, Meridith Swanson (back), Cricket Winters, Leon W, Linda Zamsky

Receiving Treatments: Barbara Browne, Rev. Amy Bradley, Sarah vB, Jan Fry, Joanne Hahn, 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, loosen my grip on the old and help me cling to You and the new that You have brought about by grace. • We ask the Lord to be with President Biden, members of Congress, and the Supreme Court, as well as all state and local leaders. • Thank you, Lord, for all our front-line healthcare workers. • 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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