April 10, 2017
    
Prince of Peace Church
7 217 W. Broadway, Brooklyn Park, MN  55428
Phone:  763-560-8958     Fax:  763-560-5623
Prince of Peace News and Information
HOLY WEEK
GOOD FRIDAY
REFUGEE FAMILY
WORSHIP
THEOLOGY ON TAP
COMMUNITY LIFE MOVIE EVENT
OUTREACH PROJECTS
BENEFIT FOR SHER NORDBY
WOMEN'S BOOK STUDY
MEN'S STUDY
NOMINATING TEAM
NEW MEMBER CLASS
HOSPITALITY ROOM
LIBRARY NEWS
FINANCIAL
CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRY
YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRY
WELCOME TO PRINCE OF PEACE
ELECTRONIC GIVING
OFFICE HOURS
POP STAFF AND COUNCIL
FOR MORE INFORMATION
SMOKE FREE CAMPUS

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HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 pm
Maundy Thursday Service with Holy Communion.  5th grade students will celebrate their first communion.
Friday, April 14 at 11 am
Good Friday Service in the CLC with lunch following in the Welcome Center.
Friday, April 14 at 7:00 pm
Good Friday Service in the Worship Center.  Artist Paul Oman will be with us creating one of his beautiful paintings during the service.
Sunday, April 16
Easter services are at 9:00 am and 10:30 am

Good Friday Service

Prince of Peace welcomes back artist and pastor Paul Oman.
 
A few years ago on Easter Sunday, Paul Oman brought his "Drawn To The Word" artistic ministry to Prince of Peace and those present will never forget the experience.  Paul created a larger than life sized Mural during each of Easter services. The congregation was deeply moved by watching the process of the biblical story coming to life before their eyes.
 
This year, Paul will be with us for our 7:00 PM Good Friday service. While pastor Chad shares three dramatic readings throughout the service related to the crucifixion of our Lord, Paul will be bringing the story to life in a profound way by painting a beautiful and unique Mural depicting the very essence of the story we will be hearing!
 
Additional artistic layers will be added to the service by having both our full choir and worship band bring their gifts to create the emotional atmosphere of what will be a profoundly moving Good Friday worship service. This is a perfect opportunity to invite a friend to attend worship with you at Prince of Peace. 
 
Here are some testimonials from folks who have experienced a service that included Paul's Drawn To The Word ministry.
REFUGEE FAMILY UPDATE

Mohammad, Roya and little Mohammad are doing well.  They've appreciated so much the generosity of YOU, the people at Prince of Peace! We'd like to introduce you to the family ...

Please Join us Saturday, April 29 for a Potluck and
Baby Shower to Welcome Mohammad, Roya,  
and Mohammad Jr. and Baby-to-Be!

As many of you may already know, Prince of Peace is working with Lutheran Immigration Refugee Services to resettle a refugee family from Afghanistan. The family of three have arrived and have begun settling in. And they are awaiting the birth of their second child at the end of May. The Outreach Committee is hosting a Potluck and Baby Shower for the family on Saturday, April 29 at 11:00 in the Prince of Peace Welcome Center. Please join us to welcome them and their baby-to-be!

If you'd like to help with the planning, please contact Jodi Spoden at 612-597-3054 or jspoden@comcast.net. Sign-up sheets for potluck items and baby shower gifts will also be posted soon.
WORSHIP  

"The Lord is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation."
                                                      Psalm 118:14

  Worship/Sermon schedule   
 Miss a Sunday? Need to revisit a meaningful message? Want to share a message with a friend? Find it here. 
 
THEOLOGY ON TAP

Theology on Tap 
April 23, 12-2 pm @ Steel Toe Brewing 
4848 35th Ave. St. W. 
St. Louis Park
www.steeltoebrewing.com 
 
Join us for our April Theology on Tap, this month at Steel Toe Brewing in St. Louis Park. Come by after church, stop and bring lunch to enjoy with your beer! Looking forward to seeing you there! 
COMMUNITY LIFE MOVIE EVENT


Thursday May 4
Dinner - bring your own: 5:30-6:30 in the Welcome Center
Star Wars: A New Hope (Episode IV)
starts at 6:30 pm in the CLC
OUTREACH

POP OutReach Team needs your help! 

Below are a few of the projects that have happened or are going to happen.  Many hands working together make the projects more fun!!

Jeans and Junk: Hwy 81 Clean-up; Sunday, May 7
Spring is finally here which means it's time for Jeans and Junk - Prince of Peace's Hwy 81 clean-up day. As part of Minnesota's Adopt a Highway program, Prince of Peace is responsible for cleaning up the section of Hwy 81 near church twice a year. How can you help? Wear your jeans to church on Sunday, May 7 and sign-up for your choice of one-hour clean-up shifts after each service. This is a great project for families and for youth needing volunteer hours. And it's an opportunity for us all to take pride in our community and take care of the world in which we live. To sign up, please contact Sue LaGue at 612-418-6891 or Suej.johnson@comcast.net.


CEAP Giggles and Dill Grocery and Dollar Collection

Thank you so much for your generosity during March FoodShare Month. And a special thank you to our Giggles and Dill characters who helped generate a spirit of competition and fun. Together we donated 310 pounds of food and $1,206 to CEAP!


BloodmobileGive Blood, Give Life:  
POP Blood Drive; Monday, April 24
 Every two seconds someone needs blood. You can help supply this life-saving gift. Our next POP Blood Drive is scheduled for Monday, April 24 from 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Please contact Richard Habstritt at 763-233-2493 to schedule your appointment.



Phebe Hospital Solar Panel Installation Update
Thanks to the fundraising efforts of POP and HOPE Ministries and more than 600 individuals, 400 ELCA congregations, and many other organizations from coast to coast, the dream of bringing solar power to Phebe Hospital and School of Nursing in Liberia is underway!
Two containers of components, materials and supplies and the team from RREAL (Rural Renewable Energy Alliance) have arrived in Liberia to begin the installation in collaboration with 8 local partners who will gain a paid hands-on learning opportunity in installing solar energy systems. Installation is expected to be completed by the end of April. Thanks again to the POP and HOPE congregations for your support of this life-changing mission.  Click here for more information. 
BENEFIT FOR SHER NORDBY

Sher Nordby has been battling cancer and could use your help. There will be a benefit on Saturday, May 20th at the Outpost in Ramsey 5-9. Silent Auction from 5-8, Beer Bust from 6-9pm, Food Specials & live music starts at 9pm.

This will be a Beer Bust & Silent Auction. We are asking if you are able to donate items to help us with the Silent Auction. Whatever you can do, we will make it go a long way.

Items that we may be looking for could be anything, small items & bigger items that would help bring in more......as simple as candy & DVD's with popcorn for movie night, hair care products, any handmade items such as blankets, scarves, pot holders, hats, crafts or shelves are usually a hit, Grilling stuff, Pool stuff, picnic stuff, gardening stuff, camping stuff, Sports themed items, guy stuff like small tool kits or car care products, hunting & fishing stuff, golfing stuff, kitchen items like baking stuff, fitness items, Jewelry, kids stuff such as games, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, wine, coolers filled with summer picnic stuff, itunes gift cards, home based direct sales items like Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, essential oils, Mary Kay, Avon, Norwex, Younique, Jamberry, LeVel, LulaRoe, Premier Jewelry, Thirty-One, Tupperware etc., or tickets to sporting events (after the benefit date of course), small electronics like an ipod or fit bits or a bigger stuff like a tv, dvd player, etc.

Whatever you think you can help us out with will be greatly appreciated to make this benefit a successful one!

We need to get donations by May 6 th or 7 th.
Please contact Kiersten Flannery 612-366-7131 kiersten@aemelectric.com or Kyle Nordby 612-759-8186 knordby28.kn@gmail.com Karl Nordby 612-267-0573 Kallan Nordby 763-442-0218 for pick up of items or if you are in the area, they can also be dropped off or mailed to A.E.M. ELECTRIC SERVICES, 8201 Central Ave. N.E. Ste. M, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432.
WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB


April 27 at 1:30 pm

"Look Again" by Lisa Scottoline 

HOST: Arlene Harrison
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MEN'S STUDY

MEN'S STUDY GROUPS
 
Monday, April 17 at 6:30 pm in the youth room
For information email Eric at erahmig@comcast.net
 
Tuesday, April 11 and 25 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.
NOMINATING TEAM

The 2017 Nominating Team will have it's first meeting in April This team will seek individuals to serve as members in various leadership roles.
 
If you know of someone or if you are interested in learning more about opportunities, visit with one of the team members, listed below or email lynellk@princeofpeacechurch.org.
 
The team also asks for your prayers as they meet during the year, working to bring a completed ballot to the annual meeting in January 2018.
 
Jacob Cassada             Rachel Henderson
Bill Fredrick                    Allison Isenberg
Mike Gilbertson             Cathy Krogstad
 

NEW MEMBER CLASS

The next New Member Class is  
Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 11:45 am - 2 pm.
 
We meet in the Welcome Center for a lite lunch
and move to the Chapel for introductions and conversation.
     
For more information or to register, contact the church office
at 763-560-8958 or
             Email lynellk@princeofpeacechurch.org.
HOSPITALITY ROOM


Infant parents and nursing moms: please make use of our hospitality room, with rocking chairs and a changing station, it is open every Sunday, and located in the hallway
near the kitchen.
LIBRARY NEWS

There is still time to read uplifting and inspirational books during this Lenten season. The POP library has many good books for adults  and many beautifully illustrated ones to share with your child.  
Before and After Easter by Debbie O'Neal offers a wealth of ideas and activities for observing the days of Lent and celebrating Easter.  Includes crafts, service projects, reflection ideas, and suggestions for family worship.
Jesus Enters Jerusalem by Jane Fryer is an Arch Book that retells the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem on what became Palm Sunday. (Matthew 21:1-11)
Very First Easter by Paul Maier is a beautifully illustrated book which makes the story of Jesus' death and resurrection come alive for children ages 5-10 Difficult questions are asked and reasonable answers are given.   
He's Risen! He's Alive! by Joanne Bader is the story of Christ's Resurrection from Matthew 27:32:10 for young children. (Arch Book)
Yosef's Gift Of Many Colors by Cassandre Maxwell has written a timeless tale of how the intricate Ukrainian art of decorating eggs may have come about. This book tells a story of God's transforming love and forgiveness.
Visit the library between services on Sunday
to look at these and many other selections. 
FINANCIALS

Financial Update from January 
 
January
YTD
Budget Annual
YTD Last Yr
Total Receipts 
85,496
85,496

928,650
81,532

Total Expenses 
73,037
73,037
953,650
77,578
 
 
 
 
 
Total Net Gain (loss) 
12,459
12,459
-25,000
3,955
 
 
 
 
GF/BF contributions are greater than LY YTD 
3,800
109%
Other Receipts greater than LY YTD
164
103%
 
 
 
YTD Expenses are less than YTD last year
(4,540)
94%
 
 
 
 
 
Fund Balance
Cash Balance
 
GF/BF Fund Balance
63,600.21
63,600.21
 
Desig Fund Balance
99,706.91
102,706.91
 
 
163,307.12
166,307.12
 









CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRY
Katie Rykal
Children and Family Ministry Section

Three things you need to know:
  • Our Kids Choir will be putting on their Spring Show on Sunday, May 14th @ 4 PM. There will be a potluck dinner to follow
  • The next Saturday morning POP Tots is on Saturday, April 22nd as we celebrate the True Meaning of Easter.
  • Join us at the Lord's Table on Maundy Thursday as we celebrate with the 19 young people who recently completed their 1st Communion Instruction
  • Summer is coming, and if you are wondering what to do with your child/grandchild - check out the Prince of Peace's Summer Day Camps (available for ages 3 - 6 th grade). To view the Day Camp options, and to register: click SUMMER DAY CAMP CATALOG

  • For questions regarding our Children and Family Ministry,  email Katie Rykal at katier@princeofpeacechurch.org
  • To see the most recent Children and Family Newsletter, please click here. 
Katie Rykal
Director of Children & Family Ministry
763-560-8958
YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY
Brent Haglund
 


Brent Haglund
   Director of Youth and Family Ministry
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! 

ELECTRONIC GIVING
Enjoy the Convenience of Electronic Giving
We offer electronic giving as a way to automate your regular offering. Electronic giving offers members convenience and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation.
 
Direct Debit Giving is used to automatically transfer funds.
Credit/Debit Card Giving allows automatic giving on credit/debit cards
Online Giving Go to the website princeofpeacechurch.org to set up an automatic donation plan, or manage your current donation plan.
 
Authorization forms and information are available on the website and in the church office. For more information contact the church office at 763-560-8958
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  
POP STAFF AND COUNCIL
FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information on the above events and or other activities/events at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church visit:

WE ARE A SMOKE FREE CAMPUS
  Thank you for keeping Prince of Peace
 a smoke free campus.