Prince of Peace Anaheim | December 15th, 2021

Advent Rest

Are you starting to feel it? The business of the Christmas season? I am; that’s why I am thankful for this season of Advent. It slows us down and it gives us perspective. Advent helps us to not get sucked into the Christmas whirlwind where we find ourselves rushing headlong into December 25th without catching our breath. Advent helps us to stop and breath and to rest. Jesus tells his disciples in Matthew 11 that he has come to give us rest. Don’t you find it ironic that the season of celebrating the birth of the one who came to give us rest happens for many of us to be the least restful season of the year!

Advent gives us that rest our Lord Jesus has promised; it turns our eyes onto the very reason of our celebrating, the coming of our Lord Jesus who indeed is our rest. Advent helps to give us the proper perspective throughout the four weeks before Christmas. It helps us to slow down and to think about our need for a Christmas Day. It is a season of anticipation where we continue to reflect on all the promises of God made good in Christ Jesus, and these promises are for you and me: an eternal King, a victorious Redeemer, an atoning Savior – all wrapped up in swaddling clothes.

Let’s slow down together, especially over this next week. Let’s sing songs that puts the wonderful good news of Christmas on our lips and into our ears. Let’s sit under God’s Word together and hear of His promises for us that find their “Amen” in Jesus. Let’s travel together through this blessed season as a family of God to give thanks and rejoice that indeed our Savior has come to give us rest now and for eternity.

In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

-Pastor Darrin Sheek
POP Students Christmas Party Lunch!

Our students celebrated the coming of baby Jesus together today with a fun and festive pizza lunch!

Thank you to all the parents who brought food and drinks!

POP Christmas Program: Tomorrow Night @ 7pm!

Come support our students!

"The cast of our Christmas play "All About That Baby" has been chosen! All students are involved in the program. The performance is Thursday, December 16th at 7:00 p.m. We expect all students to attend! Performing gives students self-confidence, an appreciation for music, and skill in working as a team to accomplish something." - Mrs. Smallwood (Principal)
Our Final Advent Soup Supper is tonight @ 6pm!
Please join us for dinner and worship, followed by decorating the church for the Advent season.
Christmas Worship Services


If you need an address, phone number or email added or changed in time for our 2022 Church Member Directory please let Kayleen, our church secretary know either in person or by clicking the button below and filling out our online form. Thank you!

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: Mary Visits Elizabeth
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 & 10:30am:Cindy Sheek

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!

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, December 19th at 9:15am for coffee and discussion.
Led By: Pastor Sheek
Topic: The Multifaceted Gospel Jewel: Birth and Life
Tuesday Morning
Bible Study
The Living Way Bible Study will not meet next Tuesday. Please join us the following Tuesday morning 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


5th/6th GRADE

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 or Crystal Light 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 Wanda Gielow, experiencing problems with her knees.

  • For peace and comfort for Joan McMasters

  • For Elaine Kercher, for comfort and care.    

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:
Russell Briesacker

Let us give thanks and pray for Russell for the following:

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

  • May our Lord continue to care for Russell, providing all he needs.

  • For God to continue to enrich him in faith to believe and live under the promises of God made to him in the Lord Jesus Christ – promises of forgiveness, eternal life, and salvation.  

  • We give thanks for him and pray that our Lord would continue to use him as a support and blessing to His church, and his family, friends, and neighbors.  
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