Prince of Peace Anaheim | September 9, 2020
Pastor's Psalm of The Week

Bless the Lord, O My Soul!


Psalm 103:

1
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and all that is within me,
    bless his holy name!
2 
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
    who heals all your diseases,
4 
who redeems your life from the pit,
    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
6 
The Lord works righteousness
    and justice for all who are oppressed.
7 
He made known his ways to Moses,
    his acts to the people of Israel.
The Lord is merciful and gracious,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 
He will not always chide,
    nor will he keep his anger forever.
10 
He does not deal with us according to our sins,
    nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
12 
as far as the east is from the west,
    so far does he remove our transgressions from us.


 
Prince of Peace has a chance to be in the running for Parenting OC's Best of 2020 list, but we need to have enough nominations to get on the ballot! This is a great opportunity to support and promote our school! The nomination Deadline is September 13. Please click the button below and follow the instructions to nominate Prince of Peace for the following 3 categories:

  • Best Preschool
  • Best Private Elementary School
  • Best Faith-Based School


Pastor Sheek to guest host on KFUO Radio!


This Tuesday Sept 15 Pastor Sheek will be featured as guest speaker on KFUO Radio.org to help discuss their ongoing bible study series:

Thy Strong Word:
1st Samuel Chapter 12
Samuel’s Farewell Speech



Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 11:00 a.m. CT

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.
Lutheran Ambassador Still Needed!
If you have a love for the proclamation of the Gospel and would like to serve as our Lutheran Hour ambassador, please contact Pastor Sheek. Not a lot is expected of this volunteer position; you will serve as liaison to The Lutheran Hour Ministries and help to host our Lutheran Hour Sunday (typically the first Sunday in February) 
Have you received your Elder's gift yet?
The elders have secured copies of "Faith in the Shadow of the Pandemic" for our entire congregation, and we pray this book will be a source of strength and encouragement through these challenging times. The truths contained within its pages are timeless.

Let's read this book together as a congregation to strengthen us in our faith towards God and to build up our love for one another. Over the next five weeks, the pastor will be posting videos to our YouTube channel twice a week giving reflections on each of these chapters. We will send out notices when new videos are posted.
Sunday Service: INDOORS!
Please Join us this Sunday as we gather indoors. Service times are 8:00am & 10:30am.

Even though we will be inside, we continue to ask that congregants please practice social distancing, wear masks if desired, and be seated 6 ft apart. Hand Sanitizer will be available in the back for everyone to use. We are looking forward to seeing you this Sunday!

Upcoming Service: The Unmerciful Servant
Elders

8:00am: John Henderson 10:30am: Steven Sarandis

Readers

8:00am: Carol Smallwood 10:30am: Randy Cade

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

8:00am: Kelly Umali 10:30am: Cindy Cade

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

We have Sunday school every week for youth of all ages! Bring your little ones to learn more about the bible.

Every Sunday at 9:15am.
Sunday Morning Bible Study
Please join us outside this Sunday, September 13th at 9:15am for coffee and bible study as we study our epistle lesson from Romans 14. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday Bible Study
The Living Way Bible Study group meets every week through fall. The next study will be Tuesday, September 15th, and will be on The Gospel of Luke at 9:30am. We will meet in person and continue to practice social distancing. We have plenty of space 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 Night Bible Study
Our next evening bible study will be 7:00pm Wednesday, September 16th, and will be on 2 Corinthians: Chapter 1. We will meet in person and continue to practice social distancing. We have plenty of space 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.


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 school and preschool. Please choose a blossom and turn it in to 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! Please check back frequently for new items. Here is what we have up so far:


General:
Lysol Wipes
Hand Sanitizer
Copy Paper and Ink (Staples Gift Cards)
Sunday School Fund
Donuts & Coffee Fund

Preschool:
Child-Size Face Masks
Non-perishable Snacks and Small Waters for Emergency Supplies

Grade School:
EZ-UP Tents
8ct. Boxes of Crayola Crayons
15 Plastic Shoe Bins with Lids
Magnetic Expo Dry Erase Markers
Field Trip Fund
STEM Lab Equipment

Books for 7th and 8th Grade (14 Copies of Each Needed):
And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier - Ishamel Beah
Persepolis - Marjane Satropi
True History of the Kelly Gang - Peter Carey
The Queen of the Water- Laura Resau
Keeper - Mal Peet
Bound - Donna Jo Napoli
Boxers - Gene Luen Yang
Saints - Gene Luen Yang
Since we are meeting indoors, we will once again be live streaming our 8:00 am service to our YouTube Channel. 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!
  • 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.

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

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

  • For The Gihrings’ Daughter-in-law, Diane, recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

  • For healing for Pastor Humberto Bullon from Peru, in the hospital from Covid.

  • For Doris Arbirio, A former preschool teacher who is in the hospital with Leukemia.

  • Judy and Paul Vega's son-in-law Mark, for a speedy recovery from heart surgery.

  • Pastor Vince Barringer, for balance and rest in his life as he cares for others.

  • Rev. Dr. Tom Park, for Employment.
  • Lany Montgomery, for strength and health as she is transitioning home-care.
  • Helen Tabris, for employment and her Job interview Friday.

  • Deborah Moses, for Vertigo.

  • Jeremiah Andrews, for the Lord's guidance in making difficult decisions.

  • The family of Shavonia Wilson and Barbara Pope, for peace and comfort from the death of Mrs. Huckabee; Mother and Grandmother.

  • Phyllis Hart, for quick healing of her Grandson diagnosed with Covid & for the health and safekeeping of the rest of the family

  • Nicole Becker and family, for the Lord's provision through tough financial times


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

Each week we give thanks for the members of our church family, and we intentionally pray for them.


Let us pray for our Member of The Week:
Ray Steinert

Ray has been a member of POP for 38 years and has served as president of the congregation and school off and on for over 20 years!


Ray asks that our members to please pray for the following:

  • For strength and peace as he supports the school in the year

  • For God's continued blessings on him and his family.

  • For God's continued guidance and wisdom as he makes decisions for the future.







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.

Email: PastorSheek@gmail.com
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 Tuesday.

PRINCE OF PEACE NEEDS YOUR HELP TOO!
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