Week of September 24, 2023

Today: “True Love” • 1 John 4:19-21; Genesis 4:1-9; John 14:1-7 • In this series of sermons, we have spoken of “perfect love,” love from God with Jesus as the source. Today we throw a twist in there with the phrase “True Love.” While Jesus’ love certainly is true, God’s word leads us today to consider what it means for us to truly exhibit—even give away–God’s love to others in real time. Are we consistently true to who we are as God’s children? Do we truly love others, or are we just going through the motions? Are there people that we avoid because we find them hard to love? Jesus’ true love—how He spoke it and how He lived it—transforms lives. We have been redeemed—set free and made new—to love like Jesus does. We trust Him, and He makes it so simple for us: We love, because He first loved us.

To view or print Sunday’s 9am Worship bulletin: http://poporlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/2023_09_24-Trad-Pentecost-17.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 – Sunday, October 1 at 12:30pm in the FLC All of Prince of Peace/Príncipe de Paz Congregation is welcome to come and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our Hispanic congregation with great food, music, and more, after the 11am services on October 1.

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

Compassion Project Volunteers Thank you to those who have stepped up to monitor and deliver donated items to the Samaritan Resource Center.

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. Altar Flowers Today were given by Jerry Lemcke in memory of Carlene Lemcke.

Ascension Lutheran Church – Crafty Quilters Bazaar – Friday, October 13 Ascension Lutheran Church Crafty Quilters Ministry is having a fall bazaar on Friday, October 13-14 from 4-8pm. They will have a variety of handmade items in different mediums and a few outside vendors, bake sale and walking tacos. Check them out if you do not have any plans! (351 Ascension Dr Casselberry, FL)

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 for any questions. (407)538-5206 | 4sportconsultation@gmail.com

Fruits of Faith
September 17
9:00 Traditional: 115 | 11:00 Contemporary: 48 | 11:00 Spanish: 65 | TOTAL: 228
Giving:
Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
September 3 offerings $12,157
September 10 offerings $9,684
September 17 offerings $9,530
needed each week: $11,923.

PRAYERS
Prayers of Comfort: We continue to pray for Otto Krumpholc after the death of his wife, Joan. A memorial service will be held for Joan on Saturday, October 14, at 2:30pm. | We also pray for Bob Eldredge after the death of his wife, Colleen. A celebration of Colleen’s life will be held at Prince of Peace on Saturday, October 7, at 11:00am. | A memorial service will be held for Eleanor Eaton on Sunday, October 8, at 2:00pm. Lord Jesus, we ask You to comfort all those who grieve, for You are the resurrection and the life.
Palliative Care: Dorothy Reynolds
Recovering: Deaconess Ligia Borges, John B, Janice & Rev. Dennis Glander, Henry Leon, Kay Richards, Sheila Roberts, Cindy Sibly, Joni Steidly, Allan V, 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, Camille N, Skylar Newport, Dale P., Raya Pokigo, Rick Perre, Miriam Rivera, David Rodgers, Nitza Rohena, Janette Seeds (friend of Barbara Hahn), 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, Marleen Schmidt, 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: Lord Jesus, Your love is true. Transform us by the power of Your love so that we would honor You in all we do, and that our love would be put in action as we are true to how You love all. • 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.
Preschool Prayers—Class of the Month: This month we pray for our friends in the Caterpillars Class (infants) – Ms. Carolina, Caleb, Rose, and Roland

Staff Contacts:
Rev. Ken Green, Senior Pastor ken.green@poporlando.com
Rev. Adolfo Borges, Assoc. Pastor adolfo.borges@poporlando.com
David Ludwig, Jr., Worship & Music david.ludwig@poporlando.com
Deaconess Ligia Borges, Outreach ligia.morales@poporlando.com
DCE Eric Gerken, Families and Youth eric.gerken@poporlando.com
Anne Dobbins, Preschool Director anne.dobbins@poporlando.com
Jim Essig, Senior Adult Ministry jim.essig@poporlando.com
Pam Fuller, Chief of Staff pam.fuller@poporlando.com
Adriana Alas, Administrative Assist. adriana.alas@poporlando.com
Office Contact information: (407)277-3945 | staff@poporlando.com

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