Prince of Peace Anaheim | March 31, 2021
A Letter From Our Pastor

First Things First
 
“Keep ‘the main thing’ the main thing.” Have you ever heard that expression before or ones like it? Or perhaps, “keep your priorities straight.” I need to remind myself of sayings like these when life gets a little chaotic or overwhelming. When daily life gets so busy that you don’t know where to begin, it is helpful to stop and think, “what is the main thing, the one thing I must get done?” It helps to clear out the clutter and all the less important items that are pulling on you and demanding your attention. 
 
“Keeping first things first” not only helps give clarity and direction when overwhelmed, but having that mindset when entering into the day or week simply helps us to keep our priorities in their proper place making sure the most important stuff is at the top of our to-do list. This attitude gives proper order to our day and faithful productivity to check-lists. 
 
The Apostle Paul had his priority list too, for his ministry and for the church. What Paul preached and what he taught reflected what he held as the most important of all things. “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). 
 
These events and the significance of what these events mean for sinners was of “first importance” to Paul, and they are for you and me. Over the next four days, we will be reflecting on these days, why Christ willingly went through them, and what they mean for us. They are of first importance to God; who sent his son to accomplish the most important things: he died for you, he was buried for you, and he rose for you. Come join us, as together we will again be helped to keep our faith on “the main thing;” and as we worship over the next few day, the “first things” will be first. Christ died and was risen for you. Amen. 

 -Pastor Darrin Sheek


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Dear Parents,

These last two weeks we prayed for Scarlett - 1st, Finley - 2nd, Sophia B. - K, Katrina - 7th, and Jax - 6th, Owen - 3, Jessa - 7, Nathanael - 5, Jazel - 5, and Preston - K. May God bless them and keep them always in His care. Please pray for them this week.

We are excited that we are going to receive a $2,000 grant from our Lutheran district to purchase more up-to-date iPads for our lower grades. The ones we have are no longer capable of uploading apps we need. The money raised from the See's Candy sale is also going to this cause. Finally, we will have iPads in the lower grades that we can load current apps on.

Please come and join Prince of Peace on Easter Sunday. Breakfast you don't have to cook and clean up after and a fun time for the kids - Easter egg hunt, puppet show and activities. They will love it. Worship at 6:30 and 10 a.m. I won't be in town to join you. I'll be worshipping with my daughter and family in Illinois. God bless you as you celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus and the gift of life eternal that He won for us!! Have a restful, healthy and fun Easter break.

Blessings,
Mrs. Smallwood
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We are now enrolling for the 2021-2022 School
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School Office. Enroll before May 1st and be put into
a drawing for FREE REGISTRATION!!
UPCOMING HOLY WEEK SERVICES:
Sunday School Needs Volunteer Teachers!
We will be having a meeting Sunday, April 18th at 12:00pm for anyone interested in helping with our Sunday school program. For more information, Please contact Kayleen in the Church Office. Church@princeofpeaceanaheim.org
LWML MARCH FOR MITES!

9:00 AM Saturday, April 24th 2021

Christ Lutheran Church
820 W. Imperial Highway, Brea
Bring your mask, your snack and water, wear comfortable shoes and walk a a block, a mile or not at all. After a welcome and a devotion, you can remain at the church for an activity, or take a walk for up to an hour. The church is a one block walk to Arovista Park, a lovely setting for a short walk, with tables and benches for resting. Cross the street and you are on Brea tracks, an opportunity for a longer walk on a protected trail through the city of Brea. Meet back at the church by 10:30 for closing prayers.

Use your phone or personal device to track you mileage for your mite donation ($$ per mile, for example) or make a donation of your choice directly to mites. An offering basket will be available to help Zone 14 with operating expenses.
FREE BOOKS FOR YOU!
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 6:30am & 10:00am.

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: He is Risen Indeed!
Elders
6:30am: Joshua Scott 10:00am: Randy Cade

Readers
6:30am: Joshua Scott 10:00am: Cynthia Cade

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

6:30am: Judy Vega 10:00am: 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
Tuesday Bible Study
The Living Way Bible Study group meets every week through fall. The next study will be Tuesday, April 6th, and will be on The Gospel of Acts at 9:30am. Everyone is Welcome! We will meet in person and continue to practice social distancing. We have plenty of space so everyone can spread out! In the meantime, you are welcome to read ahead to get acquainted with the scriptures.

Wednesday Night Bible Study
Wednesday Night Bible Study will resume April 14th

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 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 are some items we are in need of so far:


General:
Postage Stamps
Lysol Wipes
Donuts & Coffee Fund

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

Grade School:
2 Refrigerators for the Gym Kitchen (Used is fine!)
New Office Chair for Ms. Steinert
Staples Gift Cards
Field Trip Fund
STEM Lab Equipment
Tuition Help

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.

  • 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 their family members recovering from Covid

  •  Tom Olmos – Prayers for recovery from ongoing illness.

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

  • For Pastor Trevor- Diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer

  • For Stephen Ramsay, diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

  • For Albert Ojeda Jr, diagnosed with heart failure

  • Prayers for Matt Cooper and family: God’s gracious love and care for them all

  • For Katie Hulick, Friend of the Girhing's, that her upcoming medical tests yield clear results and that her condition be easily treatable.

  • For Ed Reese, neighbor of Judy Vega, who is recovering from a heart attack at UCI hospital

  • For positive outcome and speedy healing of Joanne Harrold, Grandmother of Kayleen Lansdale, who is undergoing a 4th hip replacement revision.

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:
Thomas, Mary, Madison Drennan, and Chance Figas

Let us give thanks and pray for these members for the following:

  • May our Lord continue to bless the Drennan family with health and provide for their daily needs.  

  • May our Lord bless their home as they grow in faith toward God and in love towards each other.  

  • Bless their children at home and those away from home; may they be kept and nurtured in their faith in Christ and under God's gracious care.  

  • May God continue to use them as a blessing in the lives of others. We give thanks for their many years of faithful service and are grateful they are a part of our church family.  
✯✯ BLAST FROM THE PAST ✯✯
Easter Offering: Early 1960s
Offering boxes collected into the shape of a cross with the help of Sunday School. If you recognize any of your grandparents or other family members, please let us know!
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!
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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.

Email: PastorSheek@gmail.com
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.

PRINCE OF PEACE NEEDS YOUR HELP TOO!
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