Prince of Peace Anaheim | November 15th, 2023

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Psalm 136

Psalm 136 is a call to give thanks to the LORD. I pray that this day, and the rest of the days ahead, you will be able to reflect on how much you are blessed and loved by God in Christ Jesus. His enduring and persistent love for you and me is reason enough to exhaust every offering of thanks we can think of and give to our Father in Heaven.  

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.

2 Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever.

3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever;

4 to him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures forever;

This wonderful psalm ends with these verses below, giving thanks to our God who remembers us when we are most needy and comes to rescue us when things are the most hopeless. God did not forget His promises to undo the curse of the Fall, to deliver us from death and the Devil and to remove our sins completely away from us. Yes, this Psalm is ultimately fulfilled for you and me in Jesus. He is our rescuer and champion who is God's enduring love in human flesh, and what he accomplished on the cross for you endures forever – your sins are forgiven and you have life without end.  

23 It is he who remembered us in our low estate, for his steadfast love endures forever;

 24 and rescued us from our foes, for his steadfast love endures forever;

 25 He who gives food to all flesh, for his steadfast love endures forever.

 26 Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.

God bless each and every one of you. May these Spirit-inspired words of thanksgiving lead us into a time of thanksgiving for all our Heavenly Father has done, is doing, and will do for you. Have a most joyful and thankful season of Thanksgiving in the joys of Christ, whose love and forgiveness for you endures forever.   

-Pastor Darrin Sheek

Pastor's Book of the Month:

What is Christianity? By Francis Pieper

Originally delivered as an address at a synod convention in 1902,  Das Wesen des Christentums  or  What is Christianity?  It was written by pastor and professor Francis Pieper.

"In the book " What is Christianity " Pieper boldly confesses what it means to be a Christian and what Christianity looks like with Christ truly as the center. In so doing, Pieper equips the saints to defend and proclaim the good news of forgiveness of sins on account of Christ alone."

Get a free copy from the Narthex literature table or purchase below:

Buy Book Here

Please Bring Canned Goods this Sunday!

Operation Christmas Child:

it's not too late to give!

There is still time to pack a box! We will continue to accept boxes until Sunday, November 26th. please drop off to either the church or school office.

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.


Our congregation is supporting the Mission of Legacy Advance this November. Click their logo below to learn more:

From their Website:

"Legacy Advance exists to improve lives by Restoring Hope in underserved communities. We Restore Hope by advancing mental, financial and community well-being for a healthy, sustainable legacy in underserved communities."

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 Parable of The Talents

Scripture Readings: 

Service Bulletin:

Those Who Serve in Worship November 19th 


8:00am: John Henderson

10:30am: Randy Cade & Steven Sarandis


8:00am: Matt Cooper  10:30am: Ron Jones

Altar Guild

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

8:00am: Kelly Umali  10:30am: Shavonia Wilaon

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,November 19th  at  9:15am 

for coffee and discussion.

Led By: Pastor Sheek

Topic : What is Christianity?

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

7pm in person & on Zoom

Zoom Link:

Led By: Pastor Sheek

Topic: Paul's Letter to the Colossians

Saturday Morning

Bible Study

Ladies, please join us This Saturday morning at 9:00am. We have begun a new study on the book of Matthew. If you are interested in joining us this is a great week to start! 

Email Kim Violette for a link to this week's study material:

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Led By: Kim Violette


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 - Wednesdays 3:30-6pm

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

Our Youth Group meets every Wednesday after school in our brand-new Youth Room! (located upstairs next to the 7/8 grade classroom)

This week we are continuing our lessons on "Fierce Faith"

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 and so far, free from the Covid-19 Virus! 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 grateful 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, we give thanks for his new job and continue to pray for his family.

•For Warren Carr, for strength and healing.

•For Robin Biringer for continued care and healing.

•For Bob Sheppard for care and healing from prostate cancer.

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

•For Steve Champeau for finding employment

• For Randy Cade for improvement of back and hip pain

• For John Henderson for recovering from back surgery

•Christina Carr for finding new employment

•For Ben, Grandfather of Milo for help and healing with medical complications

•For Daryl Johnson - friend of Mario, having surgery

•For Bob, friend of the Lansdale family, for strength in overcoming illness

•For Sawyer, recovering from a broken arm

•For Lisa Gilbertson, for continued healing and care and also thanksgiving for a successful angiogram.

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.


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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