Prince of Peace Anaheim | June 24, 2020
A Letter from Pastor Sheek

You’re Full of Sap!

You’re “full of sap!” And on top of that, you’re “green!” No, that’s not a typo; and believe it or not, those are not insults either. They are actually words of promise and blessing. Context is everything. These are words taken from Psalm 92 which has as its title “A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath.” How does being full of sap and green have anything to do with the Sabbath? The psalm begins with these words:
                                               “It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
                                                to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
                                                to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
                                               and your faithfulness by night,
                                               to the music of the lute and the harp,
                                               to the melody of the lyre. 
                                               For you, O LORD have made me glad by your                                                work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.”                                                                                                               (vss.1-4)

It is good to worship our Lord, who loves us in ways we don’t deserve. He is gracious and He is faithful, that means His love will never run out for you, and He will always make good on His promises to you. He is still at work in your life and mine, young and old together. 

This is the beauty of worship on Sundays. We come together to give thanks, to sing praises, to hear again of our faithful God who poured out His gracious love upon you and me in His son, Jesus Christ. This is how God continues His work in you and me; He strengthens us and renews us in faith through this gift of worship. We once again enter into our daily lives reinvigorated in faith and love to serve others through the work of our hands. 

Here’s the kicker. The Psalm ends these words:
                                               “The righteous flourish like the palm tree
                                                and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
                                                They are planted in the house of the Lord;
                                                They flourish in the courts of our God.
                                                They still bear fruit in old age;
                                                They are ever full of sap and green.”(vss. 12-14)

As we gather in the courts of our God and root ourselves in His house around His Word and gracious gifts, we flourish, we grow, we are strengthened and fed to bear fruit, regardless of our age. You are full of sap and green. I’m thankful that Prince of Peace is a place where we do gather to give thanks and praise our God, and we hear His Word and receive His gifts of forgiveness and eternal life! I need them, and so do you. Having received all of this, Sunday after Sunday, we can say with the psalmist as he ends his song of praise, “The LORD is upright, he is my rock there is no unrighteousness in Him.” My friends, it is good to be planted in His house where you and I, young and old, flourish and are “ever full of sap and green;” that’s a promise and a blessing.  

- Pastor Darrin Sheek

An Update from our Preschool Director

Thank you to all church members for their prayer and support. The School Year 2019-2020 is ending on Tuesday, June 30 th .  This coming Saturday, June 27 is preschool or Transitional Kindergarten (TK) graduation. The TK teachers has planned a drive by graduation. It is going to be fun to see the children’s surprised faces.

I thank God, they have learned about Jesus, memorized the Lord’s prayer and they are developmentally ready to move to kindergarten, and keep Jesus with them wherever they go.

On July 1 st , the preschool starts the Summer Program, and is open to everybody. The theme is SonSurf Beach Bash. “What does Jesus want me to do? Each week will memorize different Bible verses. Have special cooking time, fun waterplay day, tidepool creature and reptile show.
Please keep praying for the preschool to school to share God’s love.

~Bless you all~
-Mrs. Maria Milla

This week the children measured the sunflower and the corn both are 11 feet high. We picked up four pieces of corns, peeled the, cooked and ate for snack time!
Sunday Service
We have resumed Sunday services! Service times are 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: A Cup Of Cold Water
Jesus revealed to His disciples that when they were received and taken care of by others, it was as if those people then accepted Jesus Himself.

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! Youth of all ages welcome!

Every Sunday at 9:15am .

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. As always, we will be in need of Volunteers to help set up, organize and lead our VBS Groups. We also would love any donations of Western themed items to help decorate or use for crafts! if anyone is interested in contributing, please contact Pastor Sheek. You can register your child by calling or emailing the church or online via our event page below! Please feel free to share this event on social media and encourage your children to bring friends or other children from your communities!
Sunday Morning Bible Study
Please join us this Sunday, June 28th at 9:15am as we study Romans Chapter 7 in the Fellowship room. Feel free to read ahead using the link below. 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 30th, 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.

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 For Peace and Comfort of the Family

  • Roger Burtner - Recovering from surgery

  • Phil Claypool -- Recovering from Knee Surgery

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.

  • Our goal is to send 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