Third Sunday after Epiph any 
                          January 27, 2019

This Sunday's Readings
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
GOSPEL:  Luke 4:14-21
Then [Jesus] began to say to [all in the synagogue in Nazareth,] Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing." All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, "Is not this Joseph's son?" He said to them, "Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, 'Doctor, cure yourself!' And you will say, 'Do here also in your hometown the things that we have  heard you did at Capernaum.' " And he said, "Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet's hometown. But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land; yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian." When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage. They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff. But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.

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Please remember in your prayers this week...

Recently Added
Sara Turner (daughter of friend of Pamela Cook)
Estelita (Titi) Martinez (friend of Nettie Horne)
Dara Gibson                                                                                                                                    

Baptism of Hannah Gowing (daughter of Sarah Gowing)
Baptism of Eira Carr (daughter of David & Carolyn Carr)
Continuing Prayers
Click here for Continuing Prayer List located below. 
*Please notify the church office of anyone else needing prayers, or if the concern is resolved.    
Coming Up at Prince of Peace

This Weekend...
Bible Presentations

Saturday, January 26 - Worship will be held at 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 27 - Worship will be held at 8:30 & 11:00 am
Sunday School will be held at 9:45 am
Hannah Gowing will be baptized at the 8:30 Service
Grace Notes will play at both services!
Potluck Luncheon will be held at 12:15 pm
Annual Congregational Meeting will be held at 1:00 pm
Next Weekend...
Souper Bowl Sunday - bring soup or stew for Gaithersburg HELP!

Saturday, February 2 - Worship will be held at 5:00 pm
Join Us for Dinner at Noodles & Co. (Kentlands) after the Saturday service!
Sunday, February 3 - Worship will be held at 8:30 & 11:00 am
Sunday School will be held at 9:45 am

Saturday, Jan 26        8:00 AM           Men's Group
                                     5:00 PM           Worship
Sunday, Jan 27           Presentation of Bibles / GN Plays
                                      8:30 AM          Worship
                                     9:45 AM          Sunday School
                                   11:00 AM          Worship
                                    12:15 PM          Potluck Luncheon
                                       1:00 PM          Annual Congregational Meeting
Tuesday, Jan 29         10:00 AM          Quilters
                                    12:30 PM          Women's Bible Study
Wednesday, Jan 30      7:30 PM           Adult Choir Practice
Thursday, Jan 31         7:30 PM           Finance Meeting
Saturday, Feb 2          8:00 AM           Men's Group
                                      5:00 PM          Worship
                                      6:15 PM            Saturday Dinner Out at Noodles & Co.
Sunday, Feb 3              SOUPer Bowl Sunday
                                      8:30 AM          Worship
                                     9:45 AM           Sunday School
                                   11:00 AM           Worship
Sunday, Feb 10             6:00 PM          Confirmation Theme Event
Tuesday, Feb 12            7:30 PM          Church Council Meeting
Click here for a complete calendar         

During the winter months , if inclement weather requires us to cancel services or activities, a notice will appear on our  website homepage . You can also check the status on our phone answering system by calling the office (301-869-3666); it will either have the normal greeting or closure information.

*THIS WEEKEND*  Annual Congregational Meeting on January 27 at 1:00 pm ! At our annual meeting, we approve our budget, elect Church Council members and make other important decisions about our ministry together in the coming year. A Potluck lunch will be held prior to the meeting (following the late service). Food donations for the luncheon will be needed as well as volunteers for set-up and clean-up. Please look for the Signup Sheet in the narthex or contact Pamela Cook  or Melanie Zobel .

*THIS WEEKEND* Bible Presentation Weekend  - Second graders and older children through 5th grade who have not yet received a Bible from Prince of Peace will receive inscribed Bibles during worship on January 26 & 27

The NEW Prince of Peace website is launched! Browse to: Some users may see a warning, "Website not secure." This is a ghost of the old website, However, the new, secure website is the only one currently published to the internet. To make the error disappear, you can clear/delete your browser history or try deliberately searching for "" to add it to your browser history manually.  If you experience problems with the website, send a help request to

2019 Offering Envelopes are now available on the table in the narthex. Please pick yours up today!

Join us for our next Saturday Dinner Out on Saturday, February 2 around 6:15 pm at Noodles & Co . (177 Kentlands Blvd.) Saturday Dinner Out is a casual way to gather with others, break bread, and enjoy some fellowship. All are welcome!

The SOUPer Bowl drive is back on February 3! We will be collecting hearty soups and stew for Gaithersburg HELP starting the weekend of January 27th through February 3rd. Pick up a can or two (or 10!) and place in the collection box decorated with your football pick for the Super Bowl!
Fellowship: We need great new people to join our team. Please add your name and email to the Fellowship list. There's no pressure, you can pick and choose the events you would like to be involved in!!! Contact Pamela Cook or text at 301-806-8016.

Women's Book Group - Thursday, Feb. 21 - 7:30 pm. Maryland resident pediatrician, candidate in past election (unsuccessful) and now author, Dr. Nadia Hashimi's first novel, The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, is set in 2007 Kabul. Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school, and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age. She was not the first to do this; a century earlier, her great-aunt, Shekiba saved herself and built a new life the same way. The Pearl That Broke Its Shell interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century who share similar destinies. All POP women are invited to attend. RSVP to host   Lisa Woodard.

*NEW*  The Men's Book Club will accelerate their galactic travels in February with a lively discussion of Rocket Men by Robert Kurson, who recounts NASA's 1968 Apollo 8 mission, which was the first manned spacecraft to reach the Moon and return safely to Earth. We will meet Thursday, February 21 at the home of Chet Wolejsza. Beverages and munchies will be provided. All men of Prince of Peace and their male friends are cordially invited. Please RSVP to Chet .

Women's  Bible Study meets on Tuesdays at 12:30 pm. 
We are reading and discussing
  'What is the Bible'  by Rob Bell. All are welcome, join when you can! 

L utheran Disaster Response brings God's hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. With wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, and an earthquake, there are many immediate needs here and around the world. Visit the  ELCA Disaster Response webpage  to donate or learn more about how you can help.  

The 2019 Flower Chart is available on the bulletin board in the narthex for your flower dedications for the coming year. Cost for flowers for 2019 is $35

Our Care Team has resumed arranging evening meals for the Gibson family on Tuesdays & Thursdays. If you can help, sign ups will be posted on Dara's Caring Bridge calendar . By providing meals, we can alleviate some of their daily burdens, allowing Lauren & Dan to focus on Dara and the decisions to be made. Please know that your love, prayers and support provide a foundation for the Gibsons' courage and strength as they move forward in this journey. Questions/Need help signing up? Contact Sharon Wahl .  

Note to Federal Employees-As Lauren & Dan are once again taking Dara to radiation treatments and medical appointments, they are needing to take leave during this time. If you would like to support them by donating leave, please see the 3/15 Journal entry on Dara's Caring Bridge page.

The Serving in Worship schedule for January & February has been posted  on our website and the bulletin board in the narthex. Please review it and make arrangements for any conflicts. Thanks!   

The December/January Glad Tidings is available on our   website!

Critical Need for Greeters & Ushers (and other worship helpers)! Please volunteer to serve at your preferred Sunday service. If willing, sign up in the narthex or contact the Office. You will be scheduled every 6-8 weeks. Thank you for helping!

Simplify with Online giving to Prince of Peace!  It's easy and will make your life easier. Just go to the church webpage and click the green Donate Online button. Giving online can help all of us easily provide consistent support for the church. Signup today!

Thanks for your used toner and ink cartridges and keep 'em coming!  Bring them to PoP for recycling and we can get a credit toward purchasing office supplies. Please leave them in the designated box on the table in the foyer. 
Please remember in your prayers this week...
Continuing Prayers - PoP Members
Eardie Baka,  Elizabeth Langum Chung, Steve Crookshank, Brittany (DeGeorge) Daniel,  Kevin Ely,  Steven Hill, Roy Johnson, Mike Langum, Remi Langum, Kaitlyn McGurgan & her family, Jim McNerney, Heather Robinson, David Rogers, James Rogers, Martha Rogers,  Tim Rose, Sherry Schiebel Denny Tritinger, Laura Wilson,  Angelo Witten.

Continuing Prayers - Family & Friends
Joanne Anderson (family friend of the  McGurgans),  Sue Beck (friend of Jon Conary), James Baur (husband of Alice Baur), Margaux Bereston (friend of Cherie DeGeorge), The Berman Family (friend of Cassidy Solomon),  Dr. Gary & Kathie Calandra (friends of Sherry Schiebel), The Rev. Jeong & Nam Cho (parents of Claire Cho), Bobby & Jaimee Clarke & family (friends of Sherry Schiebel), Alma Daniel (moher-in-law of Brittany Daniel),  Nathan Farrar (nephew of Richard Farrar),   Pam Farrar (sister-in-law of Richard Farrar),  Stephen Farrar (brother of Richard Farrar), Scott Garretson (husband of Laura Garretson), Michael Greenberg (husband of Stephanie (Goodwin) Greenberg), Joni Hanley (friend of Jean Bernstein), Becky Harbert (niece of Tam Harbert), Celia Horne (aunt of Nettie Horne), Fred Horne (nephew of Nettie Horne), Christopher Johnson (son of Roy Johnson), Bonnie Keller (former quilter),  Sue Kienzle (mother of Ric Kienzle), Joseph Lankford, II (brother of Martha Rogers), Roberta Lucas (friend of the Forish family) (sister-in-law of Jennifer Schambura), Charlotte M. & family (relative of Nancy & Dave Swanson), Lisa McMurtry (friend of Kim & Pat Drissel), Michael Moran (husband of Gail Moran), Giselle Morch (friend of Sherry Schiebel),  Charles Munday (uncle of Lisa Conary), Robin & John Murray (friends of Sherry Fischer),  Jo Ann Oddo (grandmother of AJ Oddo), Pr. Dave Pearcy, Bill & Linda Prueter, Richard Prueter (brother of Bill Prueter), Ted Prueter (father of Bill Prueter), Bea Rogers (mother of David Rogers), Victoria Andrakakos Rumley (daughter of Tracy Solomon's friend), Drew Salisbury (son of Lisa McGurgan's friend), Pauline Shumaker (mother of Lisa Conary), Andrea Smith (friend of Richard Farrar), Evelyn Stephens (mother of Jon Conary),  Deborah Stuckey (friend of Martha Rogers), Joyce Taylor (mother of Kim Drissel), Joan Tripp & Family (in-laws of Megan Bruening), Nancy Varipapa (mother of Cherie DeGeorge's daughter's fiance),  Howard Weidemoyer, Jerry & Carol Weisdock (parents of Jean Bernstein),  Dan Whithaus (husband of friend of Joan Beeler),  Kathy Williams (stepdaughter of Ann Callahan), Matthew Wolejsza (son of Nancy & Chet Wolejsza),  Linda Zeller (sister of Gordon Gipe) .

*Please notify the church office of anyone else needing continuing prayers, or if the concern is resolved.   
Attendance Last Weekend: 142
Saturday 5:00 pm (31), Sunday: 8:30 am ( 43), 11:00 am (68)

                                              Serving in Worship Sunday   
           8:30 AM                                     11:00 AM
Team Leader                    Nancy Swanson                 Chris Michel
Altar Guild                       Nancy Swanson                Ann Callahan   
Communion Assts.         John Zimmerman &         Ann Callahan &
                                            Pastor Christine                 Pastor Christine
Lector                                 Gregg Claycamp               Dick Moore
Acolyte                              TBA                                     Sean Thompson               
Ushers                               Dave Swanson &               Tom Kettler &
    John Zobel                          Kwame Mensah
Greeters                             Joan Kowalik &                 Chris Michel &
                                           Stephanie Mills                  Bill Harral
Snacks                               Becky Carr                          Susan Hawley
Prayer Writer                    Dick Moore                                           
Counters                            David Rogers & Kathryn Brower
Cookie Brigade                Susan Hawley (bake & deliver)

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