Prince of Peace Anaheim | April 28, 2021
A Letter From Our Pastor

Life in the Vine

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”

What a picture! That’s what Jesus is painting for us; he’s giving us a mental picture of a growing vine that we can visualize. Even if we aren’t that familiar with grape vines, we can still picture a fruit tree or a vegetable plant that has a main trunk or a stem. From that main shoot extends branches and limbs that blossom with maturing fruit until ripe and ready to eat.

In a graphic way, Jesus is pointing all of us to look to him as our source of life and fruit. “Abide” in me, he says to us branches; in other words, stay connected to me and remain connected to me, if you want to have a life that bears the fruit of godliness. So how do we stay tapped into Jesus? How do we remain “in him?” As a branch draws its life from the main stem, so our faith must be nourished and kept alive through Christ, our vine. We stay connected or “tapped” into Jesus by keeping him as source and center of our faith. Branches are fed and strengthened through preaching and teaching the good news of Jesus, the who lived, died, and rose again that we might have forgiveness and life in His name. If you look to tap in anywhere else as a living branch, you will die. Simply put, Christ’s Word and Spirit are what give us life and keep us grafted into Jesus.

That’s why we do what we do here at Prince of Peace, in both our church, school and preschool. We strive to keep God’s Word and Jesus Christ the center and focus of who we are and what we do as His gathered branches. Our worship, our Sunday classes, our mid-week bible studies, and chapel services all deliver what is needed to cause us to remain connected to the vital source of our life and faith. So let us all continue to abide in our Lord Jesus; and as we do, together we will bear much fruit - that’s a promise.

 -Pastor Darrin Sheek


We are collecting the following items for our annual rummage sale fundraiser for the school! Please drop donations off any time before May 15th and don't forget to come and shop: 6am-1pm on May 15th and 16th!
The church often receives extra books and study materials that we would like to pass on to you. Please visit the literature table in the Narthex to see what we have available. Help yourself to anything that sparks your interest! 
Sunday Service:
Please Join us this Sunday as we gather for worship. Service times are 8:00am & 10:30am.

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: Life in the Vine
8:00am: John Henderson 10:30am: Steven Sarandis

8:00am: Joshua Scott 10:30am: Cynthia Cade

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

6:30am: Kelly Umali 10:00am: Sandra Sarandis

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 Morning
Bible Study

Please join us this Sunday, May 2nd at 9:15am for coffee and a time of study. We will be looking at Dr. Martin Luther's "Christian Questions and Their Answers."
Tuesday Bible Study
The Living Way Bible Study group meets every week through fall. The next study will be Tuesday, May 4th, and will be on The Gospel of John at 9:30am. Everyone is Welcome! We will meet in person and continue to practice social distancing. We have plenty of space so everyone can spread out! In the meantime, you are welcome to read ahead to get acquainted with the scriptures.

Wednesday Night Bible Study
Wednesday Night Bible Study will be held tonight April 28th at 7pm. We will be studying the letters of Apostle John. See you there!

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 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 are some items we are in need of so far:

Postage Stamps
Lysol Wipes
Donuts & Coffee Fund

Child-Size Face Masks
Non-perishable Snacks and Small Waters

Grade School:
2 Refrigerators for the Gym Kitchen (Used is fine!)
New Office Chair for Ms. Steinert
Staples Gift Cards
Field Trip Fund
STEM Lab Equipment
Tuition Help

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!

  • 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.

  • 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 their family members recovering from Covid

  •  Tom Olmos – Prayers for recovery from ongoing illness.

  •  Linda Olmos - Prayers for strength and peace during a difficult time

  • For Stephen Ramsay, diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

  • For good results on follow up testing for Albert Ojeda Jr, diagnosed with heart failure.

  • Prayers for Matt Cooper and family: God’s blessings and care upon Matt and his children.

  • For Ed Reese, neighbor of Judy Vega, who is recovering from a heart attack.

  • For speedy healing and strength of Joanne Harrold, Grandmother of Kayleen Ojeda, who underwent hip revision surgery.

  • Ciara Donnelson-Loken, for quick healing and recovery of her injured ankle and foot.

  • For the family of Arlene Tan's aunt, the Uy family, fighting covid in Manila

If you would like to add a prayer request to this list, feel free to reply to this email or contact the church.
Let us pray for our Members of The Week:
Ken and Cory McQuesten

Let us give thanks and pray for these members for the following:

  • May our Lord continue to build and strengthen Ken and Cory in faith and love toward God filling them up with the joy of Christ.  

  • May God continue to bless their marriage, and may they continue to grow in love towards each other

  • May God bless the entire McQuesten family, their children and grandchildren, keeping them all in the Christian faith and using them as a blessing wherever He places them.  

  • Bless Ken and Cory with continued health so as to be able to serve our Lord's church for many years to come. 
January 1965: Arriving to Church
Snapshots of parishioners arriving in January 1965!
Have any vintage POP photos or Memorabilia? Please bring them by the Church office so we can share it to our 'Blast from The Past' section and add a copy to our church archives!
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.

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 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
9:00am -2:00pm