Prince of Peace Anaheim | May 5, 2020
A Letter from Pastor Sheek

Feasting or Starving?

1 Peter 2:2-3 - Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

These verses from Peter are the opening lines to our epistle reading for this coming Sunday. Peter is giving us an image many of us are familiar with, the image of a newborn baby. The most vital need a newborn infant has is nutrients from a good source of food, their mother’s milk. Without food a baby will not mature and will eventually die. In short, this is exactly how it works with us. Our heavenly Father gives us the new birth of regeneration through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The wonderful gift of faith brings forth new life by the life-giving Spirit of God. Word and Spirit work together to create the faith that gives us sinners a second birth, so now what? 

This is Peter’s point, the “now what” is the same food that gave us life, and this food is what causes us to grow up; without it, our faith would be stunted and even die. This “spiritual food” is nothing less than the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ – God’s Word that gives what it promises, that is the power of His salvation, the Word that gives life, sustains life, and keeps us growing and maturing throughout life. Growing up or maturing is simply growing in faith that trusts the very promises of God found in our Lord Jesus Christ, and faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of Christ (Romans 10:17). 

My dear church family, the Word of God is vital for us to grow in faith. Whatever we can do to put ourselves under His Word, to be fed His Word, to chew and digest His Word will, by necessity, cause us to grow up into salvation – we can’t help it, just like a newborn infant can’t help but grow when it is well fed. When we deprive ourselves of the richness of Gods’ Word, we shouldn’t expect anything less that stunted grow – faith is either being fed or being starved. 

Let’s together feast on the riches of God’s Word together here at Prince of Peace. I thank God for the opportunity grow with you, side by side, as we feed on God’s Word together. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. 

- Pastor Darrin Sheek

An Update from our Preschool Director
It was so nice to see the children when they came to pick up their homework package. Please come every Monday to pick up the homework package between 10:00 to 11:00 A.M.

As recommended by the Department of Education and Prince of Peace School Board, the preschool will be closed until June 30 th . The teachers will keep conducting Jesus time through the internet or zoom.

Currently we are open only for essential and first responder workers. We are serving 10 children. Mrs. Perera and Mrs. Moreno, our Transitional Kindergarten teachers, will let you know more details for graduation.

On July 1 st . our Preschool Summer Program will start at the regular hours 7:00am to 6:00pm. We are preparing an exciting summer program that will include water play day, petting zoo, bubbles day, bouncing house with water slide, cooking time, special art projects, and JESUS TIME with fun worship songs and Bible stories.

We will keep reinforcing the health and safety rules such as taking the temperature, hand washing, covering the mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and staff using mask.

Preschool Activities for the Month of May

  • May 4 through 8: Teachers appreciation week. Our teachers are Wonderful!!
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo celebration, we will cook quesadilla for snack; each child will press their own tortilla, then we will break a pinata.
  • May 7: National Day of Prayer. Please join us if you are on campus. Prayer time will be at 10:00 A.M.
  • May 10: Mother’s Day Celebration, please honor and celebrate them they are a gift From God.
  • May 25: Preschool will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday

Thank you so much for your tuition donation for the month April and May. God bless you for sharing your blessings with us. Our prayer goes for you and your family, asking God to keep you safe and in good health.

God will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge. His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. -Psalm 91:4

~In Christ’s service ~
-Ms. Maria Milla

We are working hard to try 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 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 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 continue this Wednesday, May 6th ! We will be meeting in person and will be practicing social distancing. we have plenty of tables so everyone can spread out! Please remember your mask or face covering. In the meantime, you are welcome to read ahead to acquainted with the scriptures. This week's study will be on: 1st Corinthians: Chapter 13

Sunday Services
Sunday Services will continue to be held in person at both 8:00am Traditional Service  and  10:30am Contemporary Service  for anyone that wishes to attend. We ask that congregates please remember to practice social distancing and be seated every other pew. For those that are self-quarantining, or simply would like to view the service from home, we will continue to post videos to our YouTube Channel. You can view last week's service by clicking the link below

Upcoming Service: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Jesus says, 'no one comes to the Father except through me.' He promises to prepare a place for his faith-filled disciples in his Father's house.

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.

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. Correction: Glenda Bevans: Phone # 714-313-0912

  • 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