Prince of Peace Anaheim | June 16, 2020
A Letter from Pastor Sheek

What are You Afraid Of?

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:29-31).  

What are you afraid of? Getting sick? Losing your job? Cancer? Homelessness? Failing at something or failing someone? Bankruptcy? The livelihood of your children and grandchildren? Not being like or having any friends? Death? The list can go on and on, right? Our lives are always being threatened by someone or something trying to undo us, and it can get unnerving. Fear can truly be debilitating; it can throw your life into a tailspin. It can paralyze you into inaction or drive you to overreaction, can you relate? 

Our Lord Jesus speaks the words above to his disciples as he sends them out into the world to proclaim His gospel, and Jesus knows there will be opposition, forces trying to undo them and their message. He tells them what to not be afraid of and one thing they should be afraid of.  “Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear Him who can destroy both body and soul in hell.” Powerful words! Jesus puts things in perspective, doesn’t He? Who are you going to fear? Whose words are you going to listen to? Who are you going to trust? 

The world, your inner voice, and even the Devil himself are continually adding to the list of things and people we ought to fear, respect, and listen to besides God. Jesus lays it out plainly; there is only one we should fear, because he has not only your present life but your eternal in His hands.

Yet, in Jesus, God is our Father who has us in His gracious hands. So, Jesus can add to His words, “fear not.” God, your loving Father, has even the hairs of your head numbered. He knows you; He knows all the things that you are afraid of that keep you up at night. He knows, and He cares, because you are valuable to Him. 

My dear friends, you are treasured by God because you are His son and daughter in Christ. What do you and I have to really be afraid of? What could ever separate you and me from the love and care of God snatching us out of His hands? You know the answer; nothing! No one and no thing can take away from you what Jesus gives to you. Cling on to Him. Don’t let go of His promises to you. They are more precious than gold. You can stake your life on them; He did, and He did it for you.  

- Pastor Darrin Sheek

A Word from Our Principal
We were excited to be able to celebrate eighth grade graduation with our seven wonderful young adults and their families. They were a great class. We are sorry to see them go, but we know that God has special plans for them. They will accomplish great things.

We are hearing that public schools are planning options for students that don't include being in the classroom everyday. Since we are a small school, we believe that we will be able to practice social distancing and still have all the students in class everyday. 

Our theme for the 2020-21 school year is: "Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Ps. 51:10 The faculty is now on summer break, but we are all excited and making plans for the new year to come.
-Mrs. Smallwood
~ Our 2020 Grads! ~

The family invites you to attend the memorial service for Patsy Duvall.
Services are being held for Patsy Friday at 10:00am in the Sanctuary. We will also be Live-streaming the service to our YouTube channel for anyone who is unable to attend.

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Sunday Service
We are pleased to be able to resume regular Sunday services! Service times are the same, 8:00am and 10:30am . We will be streaming the service to our YouTube Channel for those that wish to worship from home. Even though we are resuming a more regular service, we continue to ask that congregants please practice social distancing and be seated every other pew. Hand Sanitizer will still be available in the back of the church. We are looking forward to seeing you this Sunday! If you missed last week's service, you can view it by clicking the link below.

Upcoming Service: I Will Confess Also
What does it mean to confess Christ?

Service Bulletins:

The Lord's Supper
We have Resumed the Lord’s Supper as a public gathering! We will still be providing individual communion for those wishing to receive The Lord’s Supper privately, and are not yet comfortable with attending regular services. Pastor will be available at the church to commune individuals or families Monday through Thursday from 10am-7pm, or Sunday after 12pm. 

Please Email Pastor Sheek or call ahead to make an appointment.

Pastor's email:

Pastor's Cell: (949) 370-7198 

Sunday School is Back

We are happy to be able to resume Sunday School starting this Sunday at 9:15am .
Youth of all ages welcome!
Get Ready for VBS!

Vacation Bible School is normally held in June but we are postponing it to August 3rd-6th to give more people a chance to feel comfortable as quarantine and Covid restrictions are eased. We would love it if our congregation could spread the word about VBS at Prince of Peace this year and encourage children from their communities to attend. As always, we will be in need of Volunteers to help set up, organize and lead our VBS Groups. if anyone is interested in contributing, please contact Pastor Sheek by either phone or email.
Sunday Morning Bible Study
We will be resuming our Sunday morning adult bible study series! Please join us this Sunday, June 21st at 9:15am in the Fellowship room before our 10:30 service.
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday Bible Study
The Living Way Bible Study group meets every week through summer. The next study will be Tuesday June 16th, and will be on The Gospel of Luke. 9:30am in the Fellowship room. We will meet in person and continue to practice social distancing. We have plenty of tables 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 Bible Study
Our last mid-week bible study will be
Wednesday June 17th. We will be finishing up our study on 1st Corinthians Chapter 16. If you would like to read ahead please link below

We are working hard to be able to provide weekly services for those at home! We are trying our best to bring you His Word in a streamlined and timely fashion; this is still a relatively new process for us and we will continue to improve! You can find a link to all of our past services 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!
Prince of Peace hosting 3-day Continuing Education Class
Prince of Peace will be hosting the following 3 day continuing education course from CTSFW

Letters from a Lonely Lutheran:
Confidence and Joy Under the Cross
June 30th, 2020 - July 2nd, 2020

Feat. Course Presenter: Professor John T. Pless

This class will examine the pastoral letters of Hermann Sasse (1895-1976) as he encouraged brother pastors the worldover to continue steadfast in the hope that does not disappoint. We will read and discuss letters that were forged in times of crisis both in the world and the church. Sasse wrote to pastors often living in isolation brought about by geography or confession. Sometimes both. He filtered all of theology and all of life through the lens of the cross. He is a model for us today even as he continues to teach us the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions. He was a theologian of the cross in a time of crisis. His witness will inspire our own.

This course is geared towards those that work in ministry but is open to anyone who may be interested in learning more about what is means to be a Lutheran. We invite and encourage anyone in the congregation that may be interested, to attend . For more information and to register for this course please click the button below:
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.

  • The Drennan family would like you to pray for the Manny, who is suffering from Covid-19, Margie who is on Hospice and Breanna who recovering from injuries.

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

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

  • Violetta – Grandmother of one of our students, recovering from Covid -19

  • Christina, Henry, and Darlene Castro Relatives of the Ojeda Family, recovering from Covid-19

  • Pat Duvall- Fighting Pneumonia and stage 4 COPD

If you would like to add a prayer request to this list, feel free to reply to this email or contact the church.
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.

  • We are emailing out a new “News and Updates” email to all of our members on Tuesday of each 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 Tuesday.
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.

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