Week of September 3, 2023

Today: “A Confident Faith, Led by the Lord” • Psalm 27:11-14; 1 John 2:24-29; Matthew 13:54-58 • What does it mean to walk in God’s ways, to be led by Him? In order to do so, we need to have a teachable spirit, ears that are ready to hear what He says and a heart ready to absorb His word as the Spirit applies those words to our lives. Jesus’ words and the Word the Lord has given us in Scripture give life. If we want to live the best life that God has for us, His word will guide us. If we want strength and power to get through adversity in this life, the Spirit of God works through the word to carry us through until that day when we “see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” What is Jesus teaching you and and how is He leading you today?

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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.

Church/Preschool Offices Closed Offices will be closed on Monday, September 4 for Labor Day. A federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States.

New Parish Choir season – This Thursday, September 7 at 7pm – 8pm Whether you’re an experienced singer who reads music, a new singer who doesn’t read a note, or someone in between, we’d love to have you join us! If you have any questions, please contact Director David Ludwig by calling or texting 407-432-0216.

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

Donations Needed for LWML District Retreat “Ingathering” • Our LWML will be accepting donations for the St. Gerard Maternity Home and Resource Center, St Augustine, FL. and will be taking them to their retreat September 22-24. Containers have been set up in the Narthex, and FLC. Items needed are: (New items only please) Diapers (Sizes Newborn, 4, 5 & 6), baby wipes, baby formula, pacifiers, diaper rash ointment, soft swaddling blankets, burp cloths. Also needed: toiletry items, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, travel size shampoo, facial wash cloths, and combs.

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.

Be Equipped to Serve God – the President’s Equip Conference (September 28-30, 2023) This equipping event has sold out at 1050 tickets. However, you can contact Cindy Hammerstrom (see https://flgadistrict.org/pec/) to be added to the waiting list.

RaiseRight Helps Fund our Student Ministry! The Gift Card program through Raise Right supports our youth. You can use this ID code: CFA82EEB65547 to identify Prince of Peace Youth as the organization you want to benefit from your order and start shopping.

Fruits of Faith
August 27
9:00 Traditional: 105 | 11:00 Contemporary: 44 | 11:00 Spanish: 62 | TOTAL: 211
Thank you for your faithful engagement in our ministry through your gifts and offerings.
August 13 offerings $10,852
August 20 offerings $14,178
August 27 offerings $10,123
needed each week: $11,923.

Recovering: Deaconess Ligia Borges, Janice & Rev. Dennis Glander, Jerry Lemcke, Henry Leon, Dorothy Reynolds, Kay Richards, Sheila Roberts, Cindy Sibly, Joni Steidly, Zaida Torres, 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, Michael Halstead, Joe Heinz, Bill Jordan, Jerry Jordan, Merle Kroeplin, Joan Krumpholc, Jim Lord, Kathy McCartin, Michael McCarty, Maddie, Royanne Martin, George Meder, Lewis Mendez, Dale P., Rick Perre, Miriam Rivera, David Rodgers, Nitza Rohena, Janette Seeds (friend of Barbara Hahn), Rex Serio, Shirley Stockett, Meridith Swanson, Ted Wessel, Cricket Winters, Leon W, Linda Zamsky
Receiving Treatments: Ellen B., Sarah vB, Ellen Boogher, Kent Jespersen, Cameron LaPointe, Pastor Brian Roberts, Elena Santana, Marleen Schmidt, Jeff S, 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 and Colleen 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, give us a hunger and a thirst for Your word, so we would have our lives shaped by You and guided by Your Spirit in Your ways. • We pray for those affected Hurricane Idalia—for all those who lost homes or suffered any devastation, and for all those responding in the storm’s aftermath. We thank you for Your protection here. as well as those who suffer from all manner of natural disasters around the globe. 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.


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

News Extra – Around Campus
The Clothing Shed Arriving Soon (shipping delayed by Hurricane Idalia)
As many of you have asked about donating clothing, St Pauly Textile we’ll soon have an attractive clothing drop off shed to our campus to make it convenient and space effective for us to collect clothing. Clothing will be redistributed across the world. The shed is located next to the AC unit in the main/Sanctuary parking lot.  St Pauly will empty and clean the shed once a week or more often if needed and we will be paid .04 cents per pound of clothing monthly. We will also have access to go through the clothing and pull-out things that could be used for future rummage sales or providing clothing to someone in need.

Food Truck on campus daily (at the McDonalds entrance). Our ministry as a whole is a ministry of hospitality in the name of Jesus to the community. Several times in the creation of the Centro de Paz para la Vida (Peace Center for Life), the idea of getting a food truck was floated, with the purpose of serving those coming to ESOL or citizenship classes, as well as the community at large (helping provide long-term sustainability for our outreach). This idea dates back to 2017.
The current food cart on campus, hosted by a former ESOL student whose two children were baptized at Prince of Peace/Príncipe de Paz, gives us a way to test out the concept with minimal financial risk. Right now, the truck is here on a month-to-month basis to make sure it is a successful experiment for both the church and the vendor. This follows over nearly 2 months of research, including multiple conversations with our pro bono attorney and our liability insurance carrier. Our prayer is that this will attract more people to our campus, and we will have the opportunity to share our mission with others. Our vendor’s name is Jonathan, and he sells delicious empanadas. Stop by and grab one and say hi.

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