King of Peace MCC Matters
October 13, 2021

Sunday, October 17, 2021

21s Sunday after Pentecost

Worship (in-person and online) at 10AM

Sermon title: "Three Principles of Powerful Prayer"
Sacred Text: Acts 16:25-34

Sunday Song List:
(click on song title to listen)

A Word from Rev. Renae
It is an exciting time to be part of King of Peace. We are starting our new Stewardship Program this week called Covenant Keepers. You have an opportunity to make a covenant with God through King of Peace MCC in six areas of your life. The areas of focus are Prayer, Financial Support, Presence, Service, Witness and Spiritual Growth. Our theme this year is “Building a Bridge of Faith”. Each Sunday we will focus on one of the areas and add a plank to our Bridge of Faith as we build together.

We are kicking it off by focusing this Sunday on Prayer. Rev. Ray will share “Three Powerful Principles of Prayer” that will encourage us to take our prayer life to a deeper level. Please be in prayer about making a covenant with God through King of Peace MCC and see what amazing things God does in and through your life!

The Covenant Commitment Cards will be available each Sunday in person, through KOP Matters, and on our website. If you need one mailed to you, please notify the church office and we will be glad to do so. Please return your card by November 21, 2021. To see a preview of our Covenant Commitment Card, click here!

Rev. Renae
Safety Protocols for In-person Worship
Masks are required at all times inside the building.

In terms of physical contact, please be sensitive and respect everyone's personal wishes.

No singing except for our closing song.

Entrance to the church will be through the front doors only.

If you have special mobility needs, please plan to be dropped off at the front doors.

Ushers will assist all those differently-abled in finding the best seats possible.

If you don't feel well, we ask you to please stay home. This includes fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
If you worshipped with us on Sunday, you know we closed our Congregational Prayer time praying together. We invite you to use these words and pray for King of Peace this week:

Holy God, we are so very thankful for all those who make up King of Peace. Help us to appreciate our past and realize you are doing a new thing in our midst. We have accepted your call to journey into unknown territory and continue to place our future in Your hands. Guide us by Your Spirit and prepare us for the next steps. May we be one in love and mission. We ask this prayer in the name of Jesus the Christ. Amen.
Sissy Larson
We regret to inform you that Sissy Larson, a long-time member of King of Peace passed away on Monday, Oct. 11th. We ask you to pray for her family and friends as they grieve her loss. As we find out more details about her memorial service, we will let you know. May light perpetual shine on you, Sissy. (Photo courtesy of Dwayne Shepherd's Facebook page.)
Upcoming Activities
Breakfast Club is back on Thursday, October 14th at 9 am! Join us at Parkside Cafe (8180 49th St N., Pinellas Park) for the most important meal of the day and some great fellowship. If you plan to join, call the church office and get your name on the list.
On Sunday, October 31st we will be honoring All Saints' Day...and we want to honor those who have gone before us with a special video presentation. If you have anyone in your life that you would like to honor, please send their picture, name, and relationship to you to If you don't know how to scan your pictures, we can do it for you. Deadline for pictures to be submitted is this Sunday, October 17th. Help us honor that great cloud of witnesses!
There will be two moving sales coming up. The first is this Sunday, October 17th, following worship for just the members and friends of King of Peace. Cash and Checks preferred. We hope you'll find a treasure to take home with you.

The second sale will be open to the public on Saturday, October 23rd from 9 am- 3 pm. Help us get the word out to all your friends!
On Sunday, October 17 at 5 pm, join Interfaith Tampa Bay virtually for their annual Interfaith Pride Worship Service. They will live stream on
Do you know how to play Canasta? If not, do you want to learn how? Canasta Club is back every Monday at 1 pm in the Social Hall. Come on by and join Kenny and the Canasta Club in-person and see what hand you'll be dealt!
You are invited to our monthly Board of Directors Meeting this Tuesday night at 6:30 pm through Zoom. Just click on the link below.

Meeting ID: 897 7225 4778
Passcode: 029698

Mark your calendars now for Family Feud (hosted here at King of Peace) on Thursday, October 28th at 7 pm. This will be a fun night where King of Peace goes up against MCC Tampa, Church of the Trinity (Sarasota) and Suncoast MCC (Venice). We hope that you'll come be a part of our live studio audience or it will show live on our Facebook page. This is our 3rd installment of our Game Show Series, and each time it just gets funnier and better! You will not want to miss this night of fun!
For weeks now we have been asking for help around Come Out St. Pete. We found out this week that their activities have changed and that there will be no street festival this Saturday. You can find out more information about the different events they are having this weekend at

Come Out St. Pete will, however, be part of Halloween on Central on Sunday, October 31st from 12-5 pm. We are looking for some help setting up, tearing down, and staffing our booth that day. If you are interested in helping, put your name on the sign-up sheets on Sunday or email
Board of Directors and Lay Delegate Applications
At our Congregational Meeting coming up on Sunday, November 21st, we will be electing 3 members to the Board of Directors and 2 Lay Delegates to represent us at MCC's General Conference. If you have interest in any of these positions, there are applications at the Welcome Desk. Applications are due on Sunday, November 7th. At the forum on November 14th, all applicants will present themselves and answer any questions from the congregation. If you have any other questions, please reach out to
Buy from Amazon, Give Back to King of Peace
If you are someone who likes to shop on Amazon, did you know that you could purchase things and have King of Peace receive a percentage of donation based on your purchase? Go to and fill out the information to have King of Peace MCC be your charitable organization.
Total Monthly Budget for 2021: $19,379.67
Total Income for September 2021: $17,622.16

Total Weekly Budget for 2021: $3,716.67
Total Income for week of 10/3-10/9: $6,781.91

In-Person attendance for 10/3: 106
Facebook Live attendance for 10/3: 41
Online Views: 342
Class/Event Attendance: 43

Remote Giving Options with GivePlus+
There ways you can contribute to King of Peace MCC
to keep our ministry going while we are meeting online.

  • Set up automatic giving through GivePlus+ app (click here)

  • Text your contribution to GivePlus+ 727.325.5733

  • Call in your contribution to VANCO Client Services 800.675.7430

  • Mail your contribution to King of Peace MCC (3150 5th Ave No., St. Petersburg FL 33713) or you may drop it by the church office Monday - Thursday 9:30 AM - 4PM.

Here's what's happening around
Metropolitan Community Churches worldwide:
(Click on the link to find out more information)