Prince of Peace Anaheim | February 9, 2023

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Renewed In Christ

I remember, when I was a chemistry student, one of the principles we were taught was in a closed system (like the world we live in), if left alone, things will always go from order to disorder unless outside energy is put into it. We see this in action, don’t we, when we look at an aging church building, the school grounds, the car we drive, or our bed- rooms and kitchens; they will not fix or clean themselves up unless someone spends some energy and resources to bring them back to a “like new” or “improved” condition. It doesn’t happen “automatically” and often more energy is required than one or two people can offer, regardless of their kind intentions. 


You know this is how it is with us when it comes to faith and the gospel. When we were born, we were already broken down as we inherited Adam’s sinful nature. We were born faithless people going from bad to worse. That’s the hard truth. We see it in the world around us, but we don’t like to admit it about ourselves, do we? But God, in His mercy knowing we could not fix ourselves, sent His Son Jesus to renew us, literally to make us new, through His life, death, and resurrection. This is the heart of Christianity – God recreates us through the outside power of the Gospel to make us new creatures in Christ. This is the Christian hope as well, that we wait with confidence and certainty that God will complete this new work he has begun in us when our Lord Jesus returns to bring us home with new bodies into the new heaven and earth.

In the meantime, God renews us and keeps us going, if you will, through the renewing and strengthening of our faith through his outside gifts of grace. This is why God established His church; this is why He calls us to gather together on the Lord’s Day, this is why we get up out of bed and come to church on Sunday. Our faith, like a building, car, or yard, needs to be cared for, and built up; otherwise, like everything else, it will go from strength to weakness from order to disorder, from growth to dying out.

Faith is given, fed, strengthened and sustained through the power of God’s word that comes from outside of us and is delivered to us in Christian Worship – through the Word of forgiveness declared to you, through the biblical words of the liturgy, through the faithful songs we sing, through the Christ-centered preaching of the Word, through bread and wine, and the water of baptism – all these gifts for you – to feed, strengthen, and keep you until the Day of Christ.

This puts a different perspective on coming to church, doesn’t it? We don’t come to do maintenance on ourselves, but we come needing someone outside of us to do the work of renewal and restoration. God meets us in Divine Worship, and he does just that. His Word of Gospel breaks into our lives once again to renew and restore us in Christ. May God continue to make Prince of Peace such a place for you.  

-Pastor Darrin Sheek


The Season of Lent is Upon Us!

Please join us for the following services

New 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.

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: Returning to God's Perfect Law

Scripture Readings: 

Service Bulletin:

Those Who Serve in Worship Feb 12


8:00am: John Henderson

10:30am: Randy Cade & Steven Sarandis


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

Altar Guild

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

8:00am: Kelly Umali   10:30am: Cynthia 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

Youth Worship

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!

Adult Bible Study

Sunday Morning

Bible Study

Please join us Sunday,

February 12th at 9:15am 

for coffee and discussion.

Led By: Rev. Tom Miller

Tuesday Morning

Bible Study

Please join us every Tuesday morning at 9:30am for coffee, fellowship and discussion.

Led By: Elder Steven Sarandis

Topic: Jonah

Wednesday Night

Bible Study

On break until after Easter!

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:


Mini Water Bottles / Single Serve Punch Mixes


$40 provides 1 hour counseling session for one student


Please help our 7th/8th graders be able to attend this important trip


Hot Dot Pens

1st/2nd GRADE

Click Here for 1st/2nd Grade Amazon Wish List

3rd/4th GRADE

Click Here for 3rd/4th Grade Amazon Wish List


Donations towards tuition assistance


Non-perishable Snacks and Small Waters

Youth Room:

Pop-A-Shot Indoor Basketball Game

Bible Verse Wall Tapestry

Character Building Wall Art

Legos or Make-it Blocks

Worship with us Online
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 give thanks to God for the love and financial support from the congregation as we continue to see His blessings each and every day in our ministries here at Prince of Peace.

  • We 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.

  • For Warren Carr, for strength and healing and God’s continued blessings upon him and his family.

  • For John and Linda Henderson for recovery and care.

  • For continued healing and strength for David Beard, Father of Kelly Umali.

  • For Cynthia Cade for healing and strength.

  • For Elaine Gihring, recovering from wrist surgery.

  • For Carl, friend of the Vega’s, for comfort and healing from back surgery

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

10:00am -3:00pm

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