Prince of Peace Anaheim September 7, 2021

Singing the Faith
I’ve heard it said time and time again, good songs and good hymns assist us in singing “The Faith.” They actually hold us to the faith throughout the week as we sing them.   They bleed Scripture; they ring of truth; they are an anchor for our soul, holding us to faithfully believe what the Word of God teaches about ourselves, about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, about what it means to be a Christian, and living the life of faith day in and day out, even on our death bed. 

Here are a couple of stanzas from a hymn we will sing this Sunday in our early service. It’s a gem. Sometimes the tunes get in the way of the words when sing songs unfamiliar to us; oftentimes, just reading the words helps to make clear the message and brings out the beauty of the meter and rhyme. I hope these words are encouraging to you and build you up in the one true faith, faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, who is your savior.

Chief of Sinners Though I Be

      Chief of sinners though I be,
Jesus shed His blood for me,
Died that I might live on high,
Lives that I might never die.
As the branch is to the vine,
I am His, and He is mine.

      Oh, the height of Jesus’ love,
Higher than the heav’ns above,
Deeper than the depths of sea,
Lasting as eternity!
Love that found me—wondrous thought!
Found me when I sought Him not.

      Only Jesus can impart
Balm to heal the wounded heart,
Peace that flows from sin forgiv’n,
Joy that lifts the soul to heav’n,
Faith and hope to walk with God
In the way that Enoch trod.

      O my Savior, help afford
By Your Spirit and Your Word!
When my wayward heart would stray,
Keep me in the narrow way;
Grace in time of need supply
While I live and when I die.

In the name of Jesus, Amen.

-Pastor Darrin Sheek

Meeting for Advertising and Outreach ideas

The Church and School will be holding a meeting for anyone that wishes to attend regarding new strategies for marketing, advertising and community outreach. We need your help to expand our family here at Prince of Peace! If anyone has any ideas or would like to volunteer to help, please join us on:

September 20th at 6:00 PM
(Fellowship Room)

Lutheran Hour Conference October 9th

Please save the date for the
 "Bringing Christ to the Nations Conference"
Saturday 10/9/2021 at Concordia University Irvine!

It’s the 77th Annual Conference of the Southern California District Lutheran Laymen’s League and we would love for you to attend this free event! Lunch is included. For tickets and more information, please click the button below:

Volunteer to be a Petal Pusher for The 2022 Tournament of Roses!
Sign up to help The Lutheran Hour Ministries make possible the ONLY Christian float in The Rose Parade!   

The Lutheran Hour Ministries Float Committee is pleased that their 2022 Rose Parade float will feature Jesus teaching, surrounded by 12 modern day disciples. The float is entitled Jesus Teaches.

If you can't volunteer in person, but would still like to help, you may send your support to:
The Lutheran Hour Ministries Float Committee,
P.O. Box 20044, Riverside, CA 92516 

The church often receives extra books and study materials that we would like to pass on to you. Please visit the literature table in the Narthex to see what we have available. Help yourself to anything that sparks your interest! 
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: All Things Possible
8:00am: John Henderson 10:30am: Steven Sarandis

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

Altar Guild
(1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday)
8:30am: Kelly Umali 10:30am: Cynthia Cade

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
Sunday School for Ages 4-12!

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!
Sunday Morning
Bible Study

Please join us this Sunday, September 12th at 9:15am for coffee and discussion with Pastor Sheek.
Tuesday Morning
Bible Study
The Living Way Bible Study has resumed! Please join us Tuesday mornings at 9:30am for fellowship and discussion.

Led by: Elder Steven Sarandis.
Topic: The Book of John
Wednesday Night
Bible Study
Wednesday night bible study will resume meeting at 7:00 pm on September 15th.

Led by: Pastor Sheek
Topic: Paul’s letter to the Ephesians

We've Added New Items!

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:

Paper Plates
Blue and Black Writing Pens
Masks (Adult and Child Size)
Outdoor/Lawn Games for our Fall Kick-Off
Staples Gift Cards for Office Supplies
Postage Stamps
Donuts & Coffee Fund

Child-Size Face Masks
Non-perishable Snacks and Small Waters

Grade School:

Bottled Water/Cup Noodles for Emergency Lunches
Paper Lunch Bags

Small Dry Erase Boards (no lines) x10
Slim Expo White Board Markers
Water Color Pallets and Paintbrushes
Water Color Paper
AAA batteries and Hot Dot Pens

Throw Pillows needed for students to sit on during circle time

BOOKS FOR 7th & 8th GRADE:
(16 copies of each needed, digital or paperback):
Crash - Jerry Spinelli
Knots in My Yo-Yo String - Jerry Spinelli
Hatchet - Gary Paulsen
My Life in Dog Years - Gary Paulsen
Guts - Gary Paulsen
The Egypt Game - Zilpha Keatley Snyder
2 Refrigerators for the Gym Kitchen (Used is fine!)

Field Trip Funds
STEM Lab Equipment
Tuition Help

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!
  • 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 family members recovering from Covid

  • Tom Olmos – Prayers for recovery from ongoing illness.

  • Linda Olmos - Prayers for strength and peace during a difficult time

  • Prayers for Matt Cooper & family: God’s blessings and care upon Matt and his children.

  • Lisa Gilbertson for continued health and recovery

  • For the mother of John Henderson who is recovering from back surgery.

  • For Ron Amos (friend of the Henderson's) undergoing treatment for throat cancer.

  • For Comfort for Paul and Judy Vega and family over the untimely death of Krista Nichols and her unborn baby.

  •  Prayers for Jeannie (Randy Cade’s mom), for comfort and peace

  • For Pam Frost (friend of the Latimers) for healing and strength

If you would like to add a prayer request to this list, feel free to reply to this email or contact the church.
Let us Pray for our Members of The Week:

Warren and Christina Carr
Let us give thanks and pray for Warren and Christina for the following:

  • For God’s continued blessings of his gracious love and care upon them during this day and the days ahead.

  • For God to bless their work and family and to make them a blessing to others.

  • For God to continue to enrich them in faith to believe and live under the promises of God made to them in the Lord Jesus Christ – promises of forgiveness, eternal life, and salvation.  
1962: Prince of Peace Sanctuary

Our newly formed congregation gathering before we had pews
Have any vintage POP photos or Memorabilia? Please bring them by the Church office so we can share it to our 'Blast from The Past' section and add a copy to our church archives!
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