Prince of Peace Anaheim | November 17th, 2021

Give Thanks to the LORD

100 A Psalm for giving thanks.
   Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
   Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
   Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
   Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
   For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.

In the psalms, the invitation to praise God and give him thanks is always accompanied with reasons. The call is not just simply to “praise the Lord” or “give thanks to God” but to give thanks and praise to God because of who he is and what he has done, is doing, and will do. 

Notice the first word of the last verse of this magnificent psalm of thanksgiving, “For…” Here comes the reasons for making a joyful noise, serving him with gladness, coming into his presence with singing, entering into his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; there are three reasons given: the LORD is good, his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness extends to all generations. 

I encourage you to reflect on these words, they are for you as well. The LORD is good; he cannot do but good for you. He even works the things we label as “bad” in our lives for our good; because remember, the LORD is good. He cannot help but work all things together for good to those who love and trust him. 

The LORD’s steadfast love endures forever. This is God’s loyal and committed love he has for his people. It is love that again is grounded in his character; God is love. His love for you is based not on your lovableness but solely upon the LORD’s decision to set his love on you; and his kind of love is the kind that hangs in there, it endures, it will outlast you, it will never run out for you.  

At the end of the day, our LORD is faithful, true to himself, true to his character, true to his Word. He cannot lie, he will not change his mind, he will remain true and faithful even to people who are not. The LORD is the only true promise-keeper, and he keeps his promises to us promise-breakers. 

My friends, these three reasons alone give us enough reasons to fill all the days of our lives with thanksgiving and praise. And we know they are all for us when we look upon God’s son, our Lord Jesus. In him we see the goodness, the gracious love and faithfulness of God in human flesh. His death for you, his resurrection for you, and his ascension and his promised return for you, proclaim together this fact. Reflect on them, confess them, cling onto them, live under them in thankful praise. They will not let you down…God promises.

In the Name of Jesus, Amen

-Pastor Darrin Sheek

Our See's Candy Fundraiser is underway!

Be sure to pick up an order form from Heather in the school office!
Orders due by Friday, December 3rd

Thanks to everyone who participated in Operation Christmas Child!
(You still have until November 21st to drop off any last-minute boxes!)
Funeral Services for Tony Beltran
Our dear friend and brother in Christ, Tony Beltran, has been called home to his Father in heaven. We are having a memorial service for Tony here at Prince of Peace. We would like to extend this invitation to all of those who knew him.
  • Date: Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021
  • Time: 10am: Viewing (Narthex) | 11am: Service (Sanctuary) | 12pm: Lunch Reception (Gym)
Dont forget to pick up your offering envelopes!
We have just received our shipment of offering envelopes for 2022! Please pick them up at the mailboxes in the narthex. If your family does not have a designated offering envelope number or a mailbox number, please contact Kayleen, our church secretary, so she may assign you one. Thank you!
Help Us Collect Food for Local Charity!
Thanksgiving Eve Service

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.
Don't Forget about our Free Devotions!

Add to your daily routine with some inspirational spiritual reading! The church has many different devotional and prayer booklets 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 Word of the Lord endures forever
8:00am: John Henderson & Joshua Scott
10:30am: Randy Cade & Steven Sarandis

8:00am: Joshua Scott 10:30am: Ron Jones

Altar Guild
(1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday)
8:00am: Linda Teitjen 10:30am:Shavonia Wilson

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!
Last Sunday we learned about Moses and the burning bush. This week we will learn about the 10 Plagues of Egypt and Moses parting the Red Sea!
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, November 14th at 9:15am for coffee and discussion.
Led By: Pastor Sheek
Topic: Jude: Built-up and Buckled up

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 James
Wednesday Night
Bible Study
Wednesday Night Bible Study is postponed until after the season of Advent. Class will resume January 5th, where we will continue our study in Ephesians 5.

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:

Grade School:
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!)

Small water bottles
Oat and Honey granola bars
Individual apple sauces
Capri suns
Field Trip Funds
STEM Lab Equipment
Tuition Help
Blue and Black Writing Pens
Masks (Adult and Child Size)

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

Garment steamer for tablecloths
Single-Serving Punch Packets
Staples Gift Cards for Office Supplies
Postage Stamps
Donuts & Coffee Fund

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!

  • 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.

  • Tom Olmos – Prayers for recovery from ongoing illness.

  • For Elaine Kercher for recovery and healing.

  • For Wanda Gielow, experiencing problems with her knees.

  • For Pastor Trevor, for healing and care for cancer.

  • For comfort for the Beltran family as they mourn the loss of Tony, who died in Christ

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:
Richard and Robin Biringer

Let us give thanks and pray for Richard and Robin for the following:

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

  • May our Lord continue to care for Richard and Robin, providing all they need and giving them clear guidance for the future.  

  • 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.  

  • We give thanks for them and pray that our Lord would continue to use them as a support and blessing to His church, those they work with, and their family, friends, and neighbors.  
Early 1960s: Photo on a Sunday
2 unknown members pose outside after Sunday service.
Any idea who they might be?

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