Prince of Peace Anaheim | April 26th, 2023

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The Day of Affliction and Atonement

ענה (anah)

A Daily Devotion by Chad Bird

And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Now on the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be for you a time of holy convocation, and you shall afflict yourselves and present a food offering to the LORD. And you shall not do any work on that very day, for it is a Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the LORD your God.” Leviticus 23:26–28

Only once per year, on Yom Kippur (“day of atonement”), are the Israelites are told, “Afflict yourselves.” The verb anah (“afflict” or “humble”) suggests both inner contrition over sins and outer fasting from food, drink, sex, and bathing. Still today, the Jews call the time from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur the “Ten Days of Teshuvah [Repentance].” This isn’t just about “beating yourself up” but confessing sins and praying for God’s mercy. Fasting and repentance do not merit atonement but are God’s way of bringing his people to an awareness of their deep and abiding need of his mercy.

4 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth. Isaiah 53:4–7

The suffering messianic Servant of Isaiah 53 is himself anah (“afflicted” vss.4, 7). He fasted even from speech, for “he opened not his mouth.” Though he had no sins of his own for which to repent, our sins became his own, for “the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all” (v. 6).

O Lord, who takes pleasure in your people, adorn the humble with salvation (Ps. 149:4).

Bird , Chad . Unveiling Mercy: 365 Daily Devotions Based on Insights from Old Testament Hebrew (p. 116). 1517 Publishing. 

In the name of Jesus, Amen.

-Pastor Darrin Sheek


Our preschoolers need a ticket to ride!

Please donate to their end of year field trip

Preschool is looking for donations towards train ride tickets for their graduation field trip to Irvine Park. If you can please make a small donation

so all our graduates can attend, it would be most appreciated!

Please give donations to Ms. Maria Milla in the Preschool Office.

Thank you!



Please join us June 9th at Angels Stadium as we enjoy America's favorite pass time! Please let Heather Walton know in the school office if you are interested in purchasing tickets.Please call: 714)774-0993 or Email: .

Be sure to purchase early as they go fast.

See you all at the game!


New Devotions Available in the Narthex!

Add to your daily routine with some inspirational spiritual reading! The church has many different devotional and prayer books to choose from at our free literature table, located in the Narthex. We receive new editions every few months so be sure to check back frequently.

Sunday Service:
Please Join us this Sunday as we gather for worship. Service times are 8:00am & 10:30am. We are looking forward to seeing you this Sunday!

Upcoming Service: The Sheepfold

Scripture Readings: 

Service Bulletin:

Those Who Serve in Worship April 30th


8:00am: John Henderson

10:30am: Randy Cade & Steven Sarandis


8:00am: Matt Cooper   10:30am: Cynthia Cade

Altar Guild

(1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday)

8:00am: Judy Vega   10:30am: Linda Henderson

Ways you Can Serve:

We are thankful for those who support our Divine Service every Sunday by filling much these needed positions. If you are interested in learning more about these roles, or how you can help during service,

Please Contact Pastor Sheek:

(949) 370-7198

Youth Worship

Children's Sunday School

Children's Sunday School is held 

Every Sunday at 9:15am 

in the school building and is open to all children age 4-12. Sunday school students enjoy a Snack, Craft and Bible lesson.

Please encourage your children to try out Sunday School and maybe even bring a friend from the neighborhood!

Adult Bible Study

Sunday Morning

Bible Study

Please join us Sunday,

April 30th at 9:15am 

for coffee and discussion.

Led By: Pastor Sheek

Topic: Unlocking Christ in the Old Testament

Tuesday Morning

Bible Study

Please join us every Tuesday morning at 9:30am for coffee, fellowship and discussion.

Led By: Elder Steven Sarandis

Topic: Corinthians

Wednesday Night

Bible Study

Please join us every Wednesday Night at 7pm for fellowship and discussion.

Led By: Pastor Sheek

Topic: 2nd Timothy


Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Join Zoom Meeting:

Check The Giving Tree!

Please check out our church bulletin board for some items needed by our teachers and church staff. Our giving tree is an opportunity for our congregation to support our church, school and preschool. Please choose a blossom and turn it into either the church or school office with a donation towards your selected item, or feel free to donate the item outright if it's something you already have!

Here are some items we are in need of so far:




$40 provides 1 hour counseling session for one student


Small Water Bottles


Please help our 7th/8th graders be able to attend this important trip


Hot Dot Pens

1st/2nd GRADE

Click Here for 1st/2nd Grade Amazon Wish List

3rd/4th GRADE

Click Here for 3rd/4th Grade Amazon Wish List


Donations towards tuition assistance

Youth Room:

Pop-A-Shot Indoor Basketball Game

Bible Verse Wall Tapestry

Character Building Wall Art

Legos or Make-it Blocks

Worship with us Online
We are happy to be able to live stream our 8:00 am service to our YouTube Channel for those that would like to view from home. You can find a link to our services and other videos on our channel. Please Subscribe to our channel using the YouTube icon below, and click the 'Notifications Bell' to ensure you are alerted every time we post a new video. Thank You!

We thank God that our congregation remains healthy and so far, free from the Covid-19 Virus! We pray for everyone’s continued health and strength as we move forward!

  • We give thanks to God for the love and financial support from the congregation as we continue to see His blessings each and every day in our ministries here at Prince of Peace.

  • We pray for continued student enrollment at Prince of Peace School and Preschool and outreach efforts into the community.

  • Members at Prince of Peace to grow in faith and love for one another, willing to give of our gifts and talents within the congregation, serving and sharing Christ with our neighbors, family, and friends.

  • For John and Linda Henderson for recovery and care.

  • For Harry Cypher, for continued healing during rehab.

  •  For Brian Zeilenga, for employment and family

  • For Cynthia Cade for healing and strength.

  • For Warren Carr, for strength and healing.

  • For Nick Latimer, recovering from pneumonia

  • For Jeff Adams , cousin of Paul Brehm, that his upcoming surgery and recovery go well. 

If you would like to add a prayer request to this list, feel free to reply to this email or contact the church.

We Are Here For You!
Pastor Sheek And Our Elders

Pastor Sheek and our Board of Elders continue to pray for you and are here to support you. Pastor Sheek is available any time and can be reached via email or his cell for continuing support.


Cell #: (949) 370-7198

Our Board of Elders have been reaching out and are hard at work to keep our flock in contact during these challenging times.

Staying in The Loop!

  • We have been working hard to update our member contact information. if you would like a Church Directory, please stop by the church office so we can get you one.

  • Our goal is to send out a new “News and Updates” email to all of our members every week. This email highlights important upcoming events for both the church and school. You can even check out the scripture readings for upcoming Sunday Services ahead of time! Please be sure to check your emails every week.


During this time of uncertainty, your continuing support is as important as ever! There are several options for you to give this month to help our church succeed and grow in the challenging times ahead. Please consider pledging a donation on our secure donation page which can be found on our website or simply by clicking the Donate Now button below. You can also mail a check or drop off a donation to the church office at :

1421 W Ball Road

Anaheim, CA 92802

Church Office Hours:

Monday -Thursday

10:00am -3:00pm

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