September 11, 2016

Prince of Peace Church
7 217 W. Broadway, Brooklyn Park, MN  55428
Phone:  763-560-8958     Fax:  763-560-5623
Prince of Peace News
LETTER FROM PASTOR CHAD
THEOLOGY ON TAP
HEARTS AND HANDS FOR JAMAICA
CHOIR
ACTIVITIES
QUILTING NEWS
CEAP
ANNUAL BUDGET MEETING
WORSHIP
PRAYER AT POP
BROOKLYN AVENUES
CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRY
YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRY
WELCOME TO PRINCE OF PEACE
OFFICE HOURS
POP STAFF AND COUNCIL
FOR MORE INFORMATION
SMOKE FREE CAMPUS

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PASTORAL LETTER ON ELECTION
"...as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."
(Joshua 24:15b)
  Dear everybody,
 
Well, I sure didn't see that coming! Whether or not your preferred presidential candidate won, you are likely surprised, maybe even shocked, by the outcome.
 
The experts were all wrong. Even the polls were less predictive than they usually are. As I write, the candidate who lost the election has more votes than the candidate who won. Think about that for a moment. More citizens of the United States voted for the losing candidate than the president elect. In other words, we would appear to be a divided people. Split down the middle.
 
Many awoke on the sunny November morning after the election to a feeling of deep sadness and even fear. We live in a diverse community in a diverse country and some of our most vulnerable feel threatened and at risk.
 
Where people are afraid or grieving, there the church must be.
 
Others are feeling vindicated and encouraged. They saw sixteen formidable candidates on one side and several on the other, fall to an outsider. For many different reasons, this represents a shock to the system that millions have been hoping to see. So they are hopeful.
 
Where people are hopeful and encouraged, there the church must be.
 
On my way into the office on Wednesday morning, I drove past not one, but two different members of Prince of Peace out picking up litter in our community. When I got to the church, there were several volunteers joyfully preparing the sanctuary for worship this Sunday. In the office, our gifted staff was preparing our stewardship weekend, youth and children's ministry, cancer support, and a post election prayer and soup gathering.
 
During our All Saints Sunday worship services this week, we read the names of the 18 members who died this year and also of the 31 we baptized so far in 2016. Some of those grieving were republicans and others were democrats. Some of those rejoicing were conservatives and others were liberals.
 
And the church is there. This church. All of us together. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of Brooklyn Park Minnesota. Bringing hope, comfort and consolation in the name of Jesus Christ. We were there the day before the election and we are here today and we will be here tomorrow. Thanks be to God!
 
Your partner in this incredible ministry,
 
Pastor Chad
THEOLOGY ON TAP

November 14th 6:30 - 8:00 pm  
DuNord Cocktail Room 
2610 E. 32 St. 
Minneapolis, MN 
Everyone is invited to enjoy this special session
where Natalia Terfa is releasing her new book "Uplift". 

Come early to support her and to enjoy fellowship with all who are gathered.! 
HEARTS AND HANDS FOR JAMAICA

Hearts and Hands For Jamaica Bake Sale  
(formerly Mission Jamaica)
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 8:30 a.m. to Noon
 
Do you love to bake?  POP's Hearts and Hands for Jamaica Team is having their annual Bake Sale on December 4th and we are looking for donations - cookies, cakes, pies, bars, breads, candy or any other treats you would like to share.  We will be at church on Saturday, December 3rd between 9:00 and noon to collect donations or you can bring them on Sunday morning.   
 
Then before, during and after the church services on December 4th you can select your favorite Christmas treats to share with family and friends during this holiday season.  Monies received from the bake sale will be used for donations or projects with our Jamaica partners during our 2017 mission trip.  
The 2017 POP Hearts and Hands for Jamaica Team 
Jim Allen, Lori Clausen, Bruce Emerson, Vicki Emerson, Jennifer Follestad, Bill Fredrick, Kandy Gerber, Ann Goebel, Helen Kellerman, Jerry Laumann, Marian Hutchens, Marv Hutchens, Terri Revell, and Gerry Schroeder. 
Please continue to prayer for our team and our pa
rtners in Jamaica as we begin to plan and prepare for our trip leaving March 4, 2017.  Thank you for your continued support!
 
DATES for the 2017 trip  
March 4 - 11, 2017 - Construction
March 11-18, 2017 - West Have
n Children's Home
March 18-25, 2017 Construction 

We are looking at repairs to homes in the area, working on the railing for the patio at Faith chapel, painting, work at the school for the deaf, etc.  

2017 cost has not been determined yet.  However, 2016 costs (below)  included airfare, hotel, projects and transportation on the island for work days and to/from airport.  Food, special outings and souvenirs are extra.
1 week - $1,780 / 2 weeks - $2,451 / 3 weeks - $3,243
 
If you are interested in attending or would like more information, contact Terri Revell (612-272-5685) terri2192@msn.com.   
CHOIR
Senior Choir
Bell Choir practices on Wednesday at 6:00 pm
Senior Choir practices on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.  
 
Contact John Myszkowski at johnfmyszkowski@comcast.net
or check the senior choir out on their facebook page.
ACTIVITIES
Men's Study Groups
Monday, November 14 and 28 at 6:30 pm in the youth room
For information email Eric at erahmig@comcast.net
 
Tuesday, November 22 at 6:30 pm in the Fireside Room.
For information email Dan at dan.ficken@northlightcolor.com
 
Thursdays at 6:30 am at the Perkins in Osseo.

Women's Bible Study Group 
Next meeting will be Tuesday, December 13 at 9:30 am
Contact JillMarie Cassada at 763-475-3667 or email jmcassada@comcast.net with questions.

Women's Book Club
November 17 at 1:30 pm
        Host:  Diane Tripp - 7201 Candlewood Dr., BP  
Book:  "Amazing Grace: Wm Wilburforce & the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery by Eric Metaxas 
QUILTING NEWS
Mark your calendars!    
The Prince of Peace Quilter's annual quilt sale is  
Sunday, December 4 and 11  
8:30 am - 11:00 am 
 
Come early for best selection!  Proceeds from the quilt sale are used to buy batting and supplies for quilts that are made and donated to the VA hospital, Salvation Army, Avenues for Youth, Sharing & Caring Hands, Red Cross, 2 women's shelters and the homeless.  This year the Quilters were able to donate money to buy fabric in Jamaica in support of a group of POP women who go in September to teach Jamaican women how to sew.    
 
Many THANKS to all who have donated cotton or cotton/polyester fabric or sheets to our group throughout this past year! These are used to make the quilt tops or quilt backing. Even sheets that aren't perfect (e.g., bad spots or tears), we often can still use part of it to make quilt-top squares.   
We hope to see you at the quilt sale on December 4 & 11!
If you're interested in more information contact
 Jo Anderle 763-566-1570 or Carolyn Parker 763-427-1612.
CEAP
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The CEAP Toy Drive is UNDERWAY!


Located in the Welcome Center is our CEAP Gift Tree that is loaded with ornaments.  We encourage the entire congregation to help us collect all of the gifts listed on that tree!   xmas-ornaments.jpg



How to participate in the toy drive:
1)   Grab an ornament off the tree by December 7th
2)   Buy the gift that is listed on the ornament
3)   Return the gift (UNWRAPPED) by Sunday, December 11th
4)   Rejoice in the fact that you have helped make Christmas special for someone in need.

The ornaments are simply suggestions, and all NEW gifts will be accepted.  You can use the ornament as a reminder of the joy that you helped spread this Holiday Season!  CEAP has always been grateful for the support that Prince of Peace has given them, and we hope to continue that support through our TOY Drive this year
ANNUAL BUDGET MEETING 
Annual Congregational Budget meeting to be held on
Sunday, December 4th at 11:45
in the Worship Center
(following the 2nd service. )

The 2017 budget will be presented and voted on
along with a vote on some changes to the endowment fund.
WORSHIP  

"Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you""  Psalms 33:22

       
  Worship/Sermon schedule  
 Miss a Sunday? Need to revisit a meaningful message? Want to share a message with a friend? Find it here. 
 
Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 23 service at 6:30 pm followed by Sandwich making and pie eating after the service.

Sunday, November 27, First Sunday in Advent. 
We light the candle of HOPE.
PRAYER AT PRINCE OF PEACE

How we can pray for you
  • Prayer requests may be submitted to be sent out to the confidential email prayer groups and be included in the verbal prayers on Sunday.
  • Have others pray for or with you at the prayer station between services.
  How you can pray for others
  • Join the confidential email prayer group; training required.
  • Join the prayer station team; training required.
  • Request a prayer partner and pray for each other.
 Submit requests and questions to the office at 763-560-8958 or lynellk@princeof peacechurch.org 

BROOKLYN AVENUES 


Brooklyn Avenues is a 12-bed shelter and transitional housing program for homeless youth located in Brooklyn Park.  Youth ages 16-20 who are experiencing homelessness in the NW suburbs of Hennepin Cty are eligible to receive support from Brooklyn Avenues.  Usually the average stay will be 3-4 months, although some will stay shorter and others will stay longer.  The maximum stay is 18 months or age 21, whichever comes first.

Click thank you to read the letter that
Brent received from them for supplies Prince of Peace donated through your generous donations.
 
Avenu xmas-tree-icon.gifes is hosting a Holiday Gift Program.  Click Giving Tree to see a wish list from them.  Put unwrapped items under the Brooklyn Avenues Giving Tree in the Welcome Center by December 7th.   
CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRY
Katie Rykal, Director Children & Family Ministry
Join us on Sunday, December 11 th for ONE Service @ 9:30 as we hear about The Big, Big Story that is happening in a small little town. We will meet a team of reporters (and their camera crew) as the interview potential characters in this story. Come and hear the story through the mouths of our young people as we present this years Sunday School Christmas Program
 
To see the most recent Children and Family Newsletter, please click here.

Katie Rykal, Director of Children and Family Ministry
763-560-8958
YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY
Brent Haglund Director of Youth & Family Ministry
 
 

    if you have questions.


Brent Haglund
brenth@princeofpeacechurch.org
763-560-8958

WELCOME TO PRINCE OF PEACE


Welcome To Prince of Peace!

 Check out our   welcome video! This professionally produced video will give visitors to our website a glimpse of what we are all about at Prince of Peace. The video can also serve as a fantastic way to invite others to Prince of Peace. We bet that you know at least three people who are not active members in a local congregation. Take a moment and send them a quick email with the link to this video. We also encourage you to share the video on your own Facebook page. It is an easy and effective way to let folks know about the wonderful outreach and ministry happening at your church and to let them know that they are invited! 

 

OFFICE HOURS
OFFICE HOURS
   Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday office is closed
 Sunday 9:00 am - 11:30 am 
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