Christ the King Sunday                                  November 25, 2018

This Sunday's Readings
Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; Psalm 93; Revelation 1:4b-8
 
GOSPEL:
John 18:33-38
Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus answered, "Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?" Pilate replied, "I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?" Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here." Pilate asked him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice." Pilate asked him, "What is the truth?"

Missed last week? Check out last Sunday's sermons, music and more by 
clicking here!
 
Please remember in your prayers this week...

Recently Added
Sue Beck (friend of Jon Conary)
June Herron
Dr. Gary & Kathie Calandra (friends of Sherry Schiebel)
Carol Buck (friend of Sherry Schiebel)
Shannon Reynolds (daughter of Cherie & Mike DeGeorge)
Pr. Dave Pearcy
Joyce Taylor (mother of Kim Drissel)
Dara Gibson

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...
Saturday, November 24 - Worship will be held at 5:00 pm
 
Sunday, November 25 - Worship will be held at 8:30 & 11:00 am
No Sunday School this weekend!
 
Next Weekend...
Saturday, December 1 - Worship will be held at 5:00 pm
 
Sunday, December 2 - Worship will be held at 8:30 & 11:00 am
Sunday School will be held at 9:45 am
Grace Notes will play at both services!
Christmas Pageant rehearsal will be held at 2:00 pm
Confirmation Theme Event will be held at 6:00 p.m.

Looking Ahead...

Wednesday, Nov. 21    7:30 PM         Thanksgiving Eve Worship
Thurs & Fri, Nov, 22 & 23                  Church Office Closed
Saturday, Nov. 24         8:00 AM          Men's Group
 5:00 PM          Worship
Sunday, Nov. 25           8:30 AM          Worship
                                      11:00 AM          Worship
Tuesday, Nov. 27        10:00 AM          Quilters
                                      12:30 AM          Women's Bible Study
Wednesday, Nov. 28   7:30 PM          Adult Choir Rehearsal
Saturday, Dec. 1           8:00 AM          Men's Group
                                        5:00 PM           Worship
Sunday, Dec. 2             8:30 AM          Worship - Grace Notes plays
                                       9:45 AM          Sunday School
                                     11:00 AM          Worship - Grace Notes plays
                                       2:00 PM           Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
                                      6: 00 PM           Confirmation Theme Event
Tuesday, Dec. 4         10:00 AM           Quilters
                                     12:30 PM           Women's Bible Study
Dec. 5, 12, 19                 7:15 PM           Advent Holden Evening Prayer
Thursday, Dec. 6        6:00 PM           Faith-Full Families Advent
                                        7:30 PM           Finance Meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 11        7:30 PM            Church Council Meeting
Thursday, Dec. 13      7:30 PM           Women's Book Group
Saturday Dec. 15           5:15 PM           Christmas Pageant Dress Rehearsal
Sunday, Dec. 16          6:00 PM           Christmas Pageant
Thursday, Dec. 20      7:30 PM           Men's Book Club       

                                           
Click here for a complete calendar         
   
Pastor Steve will be leading a trip to the Holy Land in October of 2019!  Would you like to come along? Check out the brochure or  click the link here to learn more!  This will be a great trip and an excellent opportunity to deepen your faith and to learn more about the Bible and biblical history in a hands-on, experiential way!   Please contact  Pastor Steve  if you have questions!

Give Thanks! Prince of Peace will host the annual Thanksgiving Eve Service on Wednesday, November 21 at 7:30 pm. This is a joint service we hold each year, together with Good Shepherd and Christ the Servant Lutheran Churches.  Following the service, we'll have a special dessert reception! Come, give thanks and bring a dessert to share!

The Church Office  will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal resumes from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday, Dec. 2 Other rehearsals : Sunday Dec. 9 from 2-4:30 pm and Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, Dec. 15 from 5:15-7:30 pm. Join us for the Christmas Pageant on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 6 pm!

Our Care Team has resumed arranging for evening meals for the Gibson family on Tuesdays and Thursdays . If you can help, sign ups will be posted on  
Dara's Caring Bridge calendar.  By again providing meals, we can alleviate some of their daily burdens to allow Lauren and 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.

Join us each Wednesday in Advent (Dec 5, 12, & 19) for Holden Evening Prayer at 7:15 pm. Take a short break from your busy holiday schedule to slow down and enjoy this meaningful 15 minute service.

Join the Mensah family on December 8th at the Jingle Bell Run which benefits the Arthritis Foundation. Nyla Mensah has juvenile arthritis and she and her family have been working hard to raise awareness and money to help find a cure. The race is at 8 am and takes place at Seneca Creek State Park. Runners/walkers are encouraged to wear jingle bells and festive attire. Click this link for Registration info. Questions? See Pastor Christine, Kwame, or Dori Mensah." (If joining, please pick the Dashers team!)

*NEW*  Our Giving Tree is Here!  Make a child's Christmas joyful! Each year, PoP members can select a child's name from the Giving Tree and purchase a special Christmas gift for him/her. The City of Gaithersburg sponsors the program and this year, the first and second year Confirmation classes are working with Brown Station Elementary School to provide a happy Christmas for selected students and their siblings. The tree will be located in the Narthex by Thanksgiving weekend. Please return your wrapped gifts with the identification card securely attached by Dec 16th (late service) for timely delivery to the families.

*NEW* The Gifts of Hope program is returning soon! These gifts support the mission and programs of area Lutheran social ministry organizations, camps, college or seminary, and our Synod's companion synods abroad. Your Gifts of Hope purchases will bring hope to others while you honor those on your gift list. Gifts of Hope can be purchased at POP during Advent after services and  online throughout the year.

*NEW*  If you would like to donate Poinsettias for Christmas , please have your order and payment in by Sunday, December 9 . Poinsettias are available for $13 each in Red, Pink, and White. Flowers can be donated in honor or memory of a friend or loved one. You may take your flowers home any time after Christmas Day. Order forms are available in the bulletin or in the narthex.

*NEW*  Faith-Full Families' Advent event will be held  Thursday, December 6 from 6-7:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Families with pre-school - elementary age children, and their siblings, are invited for dinner, crafts, a Bible story and fellowship. Sign up in the narthex, email Judy Bruening, or just come! We will provide a main dish. If you would like to bring a side dish/salad or a dessert sign up in the narthex or let Judy know. If you just have younger children you are welcome to join us for fellowship, too. Questions? Contact Judy Bruening.

*NEW*  Time to order Daily Texts for 2018! With two daily Bible readings and a short prayer, these texts are a great way to spend time with God's word every day. To order sign up in the narthex by December 2 and leave payment ($9) in the envelope. See sample in narthex. Books will be in by the end of December. If you would like a copy but cannot afford it, please let Pastor Steve know.
                        
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! 

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

Note To Any Federal Employees If you would like to support the Gibson family by donating leave to Lauren, please see the 3/15 Journal entry on Dara's Caring Bridge page: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/daragibson. Lauren and Dan are back to work currently and their family is enjoying some normalcy, however the future is unknown and leave donations will be needed if things change. Meal donations are currently not needed. Updates can be found on the CaringBridge site.

The November Glad Tidings is available on our   website!

Critical Need for Greeters & Ushers! 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. 
         
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Please remember in your prayers this week...
ContPrayers 
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, Heather Robinson, David Rogers, James Rogers, Martha Rogers,  Tim Rose, Sherry Schiebel Denny Tritinger, Laura Wilson,  Angelo Witten.

Continuing Prayers - Family & Friends
Helen Adams (cousin of Lisa Adams), Joanne Anderson (family friend of the
McGurgans),  James Baur (husband of Alice Baur), Margaux Bereston (friend of Cherie DeGeorge), The Berman Family (friend of Cassidy Solomon),  The Rev. Jeong & Nam Cho (parents of Claire Cho), Bobby & Jaimee Clarke & family (friends of Sherry Schiebel),  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),  Sue Kienzle (mother of Ric Kienzle), 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),  Jo Ann Oddo (grandmother of AJ Oddo), 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), 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),  Kathy Williams (stepdaughter of Ann Callahan), Katina Williams (friend of Steven Hill), 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 
Saturday 5:00 pm (13), Sunday 8:30 am (47), Sunday 11:00 am (54)
Total: 114

                                             Serving in Worship  
  
                                             
                                      8:30 AM                                    11:00 AM
  
Team Leader                    Nancy Swanson                 Chris Michel
 Altar Guild                     Melanie Zobel                    Pamela Cook
Communion Assts.         Laura Hurst &                    Pamela Cook &
                                            John Zimmerman              Judy Bruening
Lector                                 Gregg Claycamp               Dick Moore
Acolyte                              David Butler                       Kate Hawley      
Ushers                                Dave Swanson &               Tom Kettler &
    Susan Muma                      Kwame Menseh
Greeters                             Joan Kowalik &                  TBA &
                                           Stephanie Mills                   Jim Herron
Snacks                               Joan Kowalik                       Chris Michel
Prayer Writer                    Dick Moore                                           
Counters                            Peter Carr & Bob Butler
Cookie Brigade                Susan Hawley (Bake & Deliver)
                                                                  
   
                                         
Click here for a complete Serving in Worship schedule.

      
 
Contact Information

Church Office:
301-869-3666 

Church Council:
council@poplutheran.org

Pastor Steve
:

301-980-0160 (cell)

Pastor Christine:
703-517-0728 (cell)
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