Prince of Peace Anaheim | February 7, 2024

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What Is Lent?

With Christmas season behind us, the hints of spring are already in the air. The sun is noticeably setting later in the day, in a couple of weeks we will be “springing” our clocks forward, and the season of Lent is just now underway. As the year is picking up steam, the Lenten season slows us down as we journey into Easter. The word Lent comes from the Old English word lenten which simply means “spring season.” For the church, Lent is a time to reflect deeply on the nature of our sin and the reality of death, but most importantly Lent is a time to reflect deeply on the cross. The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday when the pastor speaks “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return,” as he marks your forehead with a cross of black ashes. This service marks the beginning of the forty-day season of Lent, a journey that culminates in three holy days: Maundy-Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. Lent calls to repentance, it is an invitation to reflect on your life, a time to consider your need for a savior, and a time to focus on the events that led to the crucifixion and resurrection of your Savior, our Lord Jesus.  Lent is time to meditate on the great cost that your Lord has paid for you and for your salvation. Let’s journey this Lenten season together, as we gather together for a shared meal, as we gather together for evening worship, and as we travel together toward the cross and empty tomb of our Lord Jesus Christ. What a wonderful opportunity we have to share this season as one big family here at Prince of Peace. May our Lord bless this Lenten time, as we journey together.

-Pastor Darrin Sheek

Pastor's Book of the Month:

Martin Luther's Catechism:

Forming the Faith

-  Timothy J. Wengert

Reformation scholar Timothy Wengert has studied Luther's catechisms for the light they shed on the maturing Reformation faith but also for the fascinating lens they afford into the social world of Wittenberg in those years.

In this volume, Wengert follows the traditional catechism order to demonstrate the dynamic faith exhibited in the catechisms in their original context and ours. An ideal resource for college and seminary classes, as well as individual and group reading, this volume will be a valued vehicle for understanding Reformation faith for many years to come.

Purchase a copy from the link below:

Buy Book Here

Valentine's Dance

Our student leadership team is hosting a family dance for our church and school families tomorrow night from 6-8pm! The event is free and food and goodies will be available for purchase.

Spring Candy Fundraiser

Help us raise money by purchasing some delicious See's Candies using the link below. Orders are due by March 15th!

Buy See's Candy Here

Please Join us as we begin the Lenten Season

End of Year Tax Receipts

We will have the tax receipt for your 2023 donations available for pick-up in your church mailboxes this  Sunday, February 11th.

~Valentine Food Drive~

Please bring any last donations this Sunday!

We have been handing out a lot food donations this year and our pantry is running out! Please help us out by donating your extra canned goods and other shelf stable, ready to eat foods. You may bring your donations to the church office or leave them by our donation pantry door. Thank you so much!

Lent Soup Suppers are almost here!

New Books/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.



Upcoming Events:

  • Undie Sunday - 2/11/2024

LWML is collecting new underwear or socks for men, women, girls and boys. 

  • Spring Celebration Sunday - 3/10/24

hosted by Christ Lutheran Church in Brea from 1pm -3 pm . More details to follow.

  • Pacific Southwest District Convention - 6/ 7-9 /24

Convention held in Rosemead. Registration has started and going through May 1. If anyone is interested details can be found on the website:


This month our congregation is supporting

Lutheran Braille Workers

Lutheran Braille Workers exists to bring the Word of God to the 338 million people throughout the world who are Blind or Visually Impaired, completely free of charge, in Braille and Specialized Large Print.

In over 80 years of ministry, Lutheran Braille Workers has produced and distributed over 15 million volumes of Christian material, in 40 languages, to people in 164 countries. LBW has never charged a recipient to receive these materials as we believe in freely sharing God’s Word!

Donate to this Month's Mission Here
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!

Click Here to View Past Sermons

Upcoming Service: The Transfiguration of Christ

Scripture Readings: 

Service Bulletin:

Those Who Serve in Worship February 11


8:00am: John Henderson

10:30am: Randy Cade & Steven Sarandis


8:00am: Kim Violette  10:30am: Randy Cade

Altar Guild

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

8:00am: 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 Morning

Bible Study

Please join us Sunday, February 11th at 9:15am for coffee and discussion.

Led By: Pastor Sheek

Topic: "Faith That Shines in Culture"

Tuesday Morning

Bible Study

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

Led By: Elder Steven Sarandis

Topic: Hebrews

Wednesday Night

Bible Study

On Hiatus until after The Lenten Season

Please join us instead for Ash Wednesday and our upcoming Lenten Soup Supper Services

Saturday Morning

Bible Study

Ladies, please join us Saturday at 9:30am This study will help us gain a broader understanding of the redemptive story through all of Scripture. Each day we’ll read a brief summary of an Old Testament book and a reflection on how the book fits into the larger story of Scripture.

 If you don't yet have a study guide,

please email Kim Violette @ 

[email protected]


Children's Sunday School

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!

Youth Group Today! 3:30-6:00PM


Youth Group meets every Wednesday after school in the Youth Room (located upstairs next to the 7/8 grade classroom)

Our Youth Group is open to students and friends in 7-9th grade!

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:



Click here for the Youth Group Amazon Wish list


Click here for the Kindergarten Amazon Wish List

1st/2nd GRADE

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

3rd/4th GRADE

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



$40 provides 1 hour counseling session for one student

Donations toward tuition assistance

Donations toward Field Trips


Single-serving crystal light packets

Small water bottles

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! We pray for everyone's continued health and strength as we move forward!

•We pray for our school staff and all of our students and families that God has placed in our care here at Prince of Peace Lutheran School, this year. We pray for continued good health for our staff to continue their dedication, commitment and love for the families and students that God has placed in our school. We are so thankful for their loving service each and every day. We keep our school & staff in our prayers daily.

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

•We thank God for all the new and returning families at our school this year. We continue to pray for and welcome new families & students throughout the school year.

•We pray that members at Prince of Peace 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 Cynthia Cade for healing and strength

•For Brian Zeilenga, prayers for him and his family.

•For Warren Carr, for strength and healing

•For Robin Biringer for continued care and healing

•For Bob Sheppard for care and healing during treatment for prostate cancer

•Don and Glenda Bevans for strength and continued care for Don

•For John Henderson for continued healing and strength 

•For Sharon Walter, sister of Lynn Zeilenga, for comfort and healing from illness

•For Roman, Thanksgiving for improved kidney function and for continued healing

•For Kory Andrew, recovering from back surgery

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.

Email: [email protected]

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

10:30am -3:30pm

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