Prince of Peace Anaheim | May 19, 2020
A Letter from Pastor Sheek

Who’s praying for you?

My grandmother turned 103 yesterday. She is a wonderful Christian lady, a loving and thoughtful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and even great-great-grandmother. She has never failed to send a card on our birthdays, and she always includes in her card that she is praying for us kids. She tells me regularly on the phone that she prays for all her family every day. I remember hearing those words as a teenager, and they went in one ear and out the other, or so I thought. God was listening, and He answered.

Who’s praying for you? Who in your life is talking to God and asking Him to care for you, to strengthen you in faith, or perhaps to grant you faith? More than you realize. It is so easy to slip into thinking that we have to go it alone in this life, or at least we feel that way. Raising our kids, going to work, struggling with illness, providing for ourselves and others, caring for those who depend on us, struggling with depression or deep sadness. Dealing with these and many other challenges in our lives truly can lead us into thinking we need to deal with these on our own – nobody understands what we are going through and no one really can help.

Here is something to consider: You are being prayed for; you are, whether you realize it or not. You have people in your life who are interceding for you, praying on your behalf, before God in heaven. I know this for a fact. I know the elders of our church pray for you – each and every family at Prince of Peace church and school. I know our principal, preschool director, and all the teachers pray for the families of our preschool and school. I pray for all of you. True, we often don’t know all of the specifics of what you need and all of the
things you may be dealing with but God does, and we commend you into His hands. Oh, and by the way, there is another who prays for you, Jesus. Paul writes in Romans 8:34, “Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.” Did you realize this? Jesus himself is praying for you, and He knows all that you are going through and exactly all that you need.

My dear friends, you are being prayed for, whether you realize it or not, and those prayers are not falling on deaf ears. Our heavenly Father delights in the prayers of His people and He listens and answers; He has
promised as much. May these words comfort you and help you to see all the ways God has been listening and answering other’s prayers for you, even the prayers of His Son for you. You are being covered in prayer,
covered in grace, covered by the blood of Jesus Christ himself. We have this privilege in Christ, to share this life together, to pray for each other, to go through these days together in faith as a one big family of God. My grandmother helped me to realize the privilege and power of prayer – I hope you do as well.

- Pastor Darrin Sheek

Pastor Sheek to guest host on KFUO Radio!
This Friday May 29th , Pastor Sheek will be featured as guest speaker on KFUO to help discuss their ongoing bible study series:

Thy Strong Word
Topic: Mark Chapter 16 - The Resurrection

We hope you will listen in! Please click on the KFUO logo above to be taken directly to the 'Thy Strong Word' podcast series on their website.
Prince of Peace hosting 3-day Lutheran Seminar
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 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!
Mid-Week Bible Study
Our Mid-Week Bible study series will be postponed until Wednesday, May 27th. We will continue to 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. Next week's study will be on: 1st Corinthians Chapter 15

Sunday Service: Guest Pastor
We are pleased to welcome Pastor Ruehs to our church as he is graciously filling in for Pastor Sheek this week while he is on vacation. Service times are the same, 8:00am and 10:30am . We would love for anyone that feels comfortable enough to attend in person, but of course as always, we will be streaming the service to our YouTube Channel for those that wish to worship from home. We continue to ask that congregates please remember to practice social distancing and be seated every other pew. Hand Sanitizer will be available in the back of the church. if you missed last week's service, you can view it by clicking the link below.

Upcoming Service: Jesus Prays for his Disciples
Jesus prays for his disciples and all believers that God would bless them and the Holy Spirit would be revealed to them and be present in the believers' lives.

Service Bulletins:

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

If you would like to add a prayer request to this list, feel free to reply to this email or contact the church.
The Lord's Supper
We have suspended the Lord’s Supper as a public gathering during our Sunday services. We are still 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 Sundays after 12pm. Please Email Pastor Sheek or call ahead to make an appointment.

Pastor's email:

Pastor's Cell: (949) 370-7198 
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 separation, your continuing support is just as important as ever! There are several options for you to give this month to help our church succeed and grow even in the uncertain times ahead. Please consider pledging a donation on our convenient and secure donation page which can be found on our website or by simply clicking the Donate Now button below. You can also mail a check or drop off a donation to us in the our church office at :
1421 W Ball Road
Anaheim, CA 92802

Church Office Hours:
Monday -Thursday
9:00am -2:00pm