Prince of Peace Anaheim | October 7, 2020
A Letter From our Pastor

The 23rd Psalm is Your Psalm

This week’s psalm happens to be the 23rd Psalm, probably the most recognized psalms and passages in all of Scripture. Usually it is recited at funerals, so we associate the 23rd Psalm with those who have died and how the Lord cared for them and provided for them even in death. As a pastor, I often read this psalm to those who are anxious, worried, or near death. It’s is wonderful reminder of our Lord’s faithful care, protection, and promise for His people. In this way, the 23rd Psalm is of great benefit for the living! It gets us out of our circumstances, our eyes off of self and back onto the Good Shepherd who is with us, leading us, feeding us, guiding us, protecting us, blessing us, chasing us, and providing a dwelling for us in His home. So, read again this psalm through the lens of the Lord being your shepherd, being reminded of all the ways he is caring for you each and every day unto eternity:  
" 1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.

 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths
of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,
for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever. "

My friends, these words are true for you, you who are trusting in the Good Shepherd Jesus. He is your shepherd, and He is shepherding you with all the love and care of The One who laid down His life for His sheep. Pray this psalm often, while you are living, and be comforted and assured of God’s gracious care for you. He is your shepherd and mine, and for that I’m am truly grateful. 

-Pastor Darrin Sheek
An Update From our Principal

Dear Parents,

Happy fall! This is my favorite season. Our weather is making it hard to remember that it is fall. While I was growing up in St. Louis, it always seemed like fall was God's colorful present to us before the winter came and everything was gray and colorless. We don't have those changing seasons here, but it seems everything else around us is changing. So thankful that we know that God never changes. Through all that is going on today with
racial tension, political craziness, and a pandemic, our God stands firm with His love and grace holding us in His arms.

This week we prayed for: Joshua - 4th, Emilie - 7th, Jacob - 4th, Max - 1st, and Miguel - 1st. May God bless them and keep them close to Him always. Please include them in your prayers this week.

Next week, classes will be taking the MAP testing. These results help us see where students excel and where we might need to adjust what we are
teaching to help them be successful. This testing is administered with iPads or Chromebooks. It tests only for math and reading/language arts skills. We
give this test 3 times a year to help measure progress.

Did you know that you can join us for chapel on YouTube? Each Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. one classroom goes to the church to attend chapel. The rest of us watch a livestream on YouTube. You can join us here:

The chapels are saved there on the Prince of Peace YouTube site. Join us
anytime. We are so happy to be together at school. Thankyou for trusting us with your children. Please call me anytime if you have questions or concerns.

Mrs. Smallwood

WE DID IT! Thanks for everyone's help in getting us nominated, now we need your help to win! Voting Opens OCTOBER 5 and will run through the 31st. Please vote for Prince of Peace Anaheim for the following 3 categories:

  • Best Preschool in OC

  • Best Private Elementary in OC

  • Best Faith-Based School in OC

We need as many individuals to vote as possible, so please encourage your family and friends to cast their vote as well! This is a huge opportunity for us to reach more parents and grow our school. Dont miss out on casting your vote!
Thank You!
Prince of Peace Hoodies now on Sale!
POP hoodies are now on Sale! Please download and print an order form, or fill one out with Heather in the school office. Your order must be turned in by October 15th! Hoodies are $25 each and come in both Youth and Adult sizes.

Honk Or Treat!!

Please join us for a fun-filled drive through Halloween party! We will be safely passing out candy and be awarding prizes for the best decorated car!

OCT 30th 6-8pm


Our October Service Day is almost here! We need Volunteers to help clean up our campus from 9am-12pm! Come for one hour or all three, any help you can give will be appreciated. Here are some projects you can to help with:

  • Touching up painting and patching walls
  • Classroom doors need weather stripping
  • Parking lot clean up
  • Weeding and garden maintenance

Please Contact Ray Steinert for more information:

Phone: (714) 606-6963

Come join us this Sunday to learn more about the LWML and how you can become a bigger part of the church! LMWL supports each woman in her relationship with Christ and empowers her to use her God given gifts in ministry. Our POP LWML members are part of the 200,000 volunteers in the United States and Canada that make up Lutheran Women's Missionary League. The women organize and participate in special projects and events, which benefit mission programs world-wide.
Here We Still Stand 2020

Pastor Sheek would like to invite you to tune in to this free Online Streaming Event Friday and Saturday, October 16-17.

During this two-day online event, you can watch every main session of Here We Still Stand 2020 and get the Gospel preached directly to you. Tune in on the go from your smartphone or from your desktop.
Lutheran Ambassador Still Needed!
If you have a love for the proclamation of the Gospel and would like to serve as our Lutheran Hour ambassador, please contact Pastor Sheek. Not a lot is expected of this volunteer position; you will serve as liaison to The Lutheran Hour Ministries and help to host our Lutheran Hour Sunday (typically the first Sunday in February) 
Sunday Service:
Please Join us this Sunday as we gather indoors. Service times are 8:00am & 10:30am.

We continue to ask that congregants please practice social distancing, wear masks if desired, and be seated 6 ft apart. Hand Sanitizer will be available in the back for everyone to use. We are looking forward to seeing you this Sunday!

Upcoming Service: Parable of The Wedding Banquet
8:00am: Joshua Scott 10:30am: Matt Henderson

8:00am: Carol Smallwood 10:30am: Randy Cade

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

8:00am: Heather Walton 10:30am: Linda Tietjen

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
We are Excited to Introduce our Newest Service! 

Sunday School

We have Sunday school every week for youth of all ages! Bring your little ones to learn more about the bible.

Every Sunday at 9:15am.
Sunday Morning Bible Study
1520 - Fuel for the Reformation:

Please join us outside this Sunday, October 11th at 9:15am for coffee and a time of study. For the next 3 weeks, we will be studying the events and writings that fueled The Reformation. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday Bible Study
The Living Way Bible Study group meets every week through fall. The next study will be Tuesday, October 13th, and will be on The Gospel of Luke at 9:30am. We will meet in person and continue to practice social distancing. We have plenty of space so everyone can spread out! Please remember your mask or face covering to keep yourself and others safe. In the meantime, you are welcome to read ahead to get acquainted
with the scriptures.
Wednesday Night Bible Study
Our next evening bible study will be tonight, 7:00pm Wednesday, October 7th, and will be on 2 Corinthians: Chapter 5. We will meet in person and continue to practice social distancing. We have plenty of space so everyone can spread out! Please remember your mask or face covering to keep yourself and others safe. In the meantime, you are welcome to read ahead to get acquainted with the scriptures.

Thank you to the members that have been donating so far!

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 school and preschool. Please choose a blossom and turn it in to 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! Please check back frequently for new items. Here is what we have up so far:

Lysol Wipes
Travel size Tooth paste/Mouthwash
Hand Sanitizer
Copy Paper and Ink (Staples Gift Cards)
Sunday School Fund
Donuts & Coffee Fund

Child-Size Face Masks
Non-perishable Snacks and Small Waters for Emergency Supplies

Grade School:
EZ-UP Tents
8ct. Boxes of Crayola Crayons
15 Plastic Shoe Bins with Lids
Magnetic Expo Dry Erase Markers
Field Trip Fund
STEM Lab Equipment

Books for 7th and 8th Grade (14 Copies of Each Needed):
And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier - Ishamel Beah
Persepolis - Marjane Satropi
True History of the Kelly Gang - Peter Carey
The Queen of the Water- Laura Resau
Keeper - Mal Peet
Bound - Donna Jo Napoli
Boxers - Gene Luen Yang
Saints - Gene Luen Yang
We are once again live streaming our 8:00 am service to our YouTube Channel. 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!

  • For all those separated from their families, friends, church family, and work during this health crisis, and for those suffering from Covid -19 across the globe.

  • For all those unemployed or under-employed, that their daily needs be met and their trust in our Lord, who provides, will be strengthened.

  • For our staff, teachers, students, and families at Prince of Peace, that our Lord would sustain them all through these days as we strive to continue and support the mission of our church and school.

  • 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.

  • Tony and Donna Beltran – Prayers for continued strength and healing.

  • Tom Olmos – Prayer for protection from the virus at his facility.

  • Lance, the husband of Lisa Henderson’s sister-in-law, for healing, comfort, and care.

  • For Doris Arbirio, A former preschool teacher who is in the hospital with Leukemia.

  • Rev. Dr. Tom Park, for Employment.

  • Lany Montgomery, for strength and health as she is transitioning home-care.

  • Deborah Moses, for Vertigo.

  • Katie Barber, close friend of the Ojeda’s, whose father passed from lung cancer; and for her family to find a good renter to enable them to stay in their home.

  • For Paul Burciaga recovering from Covid

  • For Alicia and Al Ojeda for improvement of diabetes with new medication

  • For The Girthing’s prayers of praise and thanks for Tyler almost fully recovered from Covid, for good results on Jackie’s tests and no side effects from the dye used, and for the encouraging results of Diane’s Chemo and her continued improvement; also thanks for all the people praying for the family. 

  • For our Members of The Week: Joshua and Liz Scott

If you would like to add a prayer request to this list, feel free to reply to this email or contact the church.
Each week we give thanks for the members of our church family, and we intentionally pray for them.

Let us pray for our Member of The Week:

Linda Tietjen

Linda has been a member of Prince of Peace for many years and is currently serving on the altar guild.

Let us pray for Linda for the following:

  • For God's continued blessings and care for Linda and her family.

  • For her grandson Donovan as he completes his Junior year in HS

  • For our Lord to continue to strengthen Linda in faith and to use her as a blessing in the lives of others.
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 during these trying times. 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 this transitional time of distancing.

Staying in The Loop!

  • We have been working hard to update our member contact information. We now have our printed Church Directories, which you can pick up either in your designated mail box or at the church office.

  • 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
9:00am -2:00pm