Current Weekend Worship Schedule at POP
Saturday at 5:30 pm
Sunday at 8:15 & 10:30 am
Saturday 5:30 pm 
Sunday 10:30 am 
Important Dates
Nov. 13 & 14 - Veterans Day and Armed Forces Recognition
Nov. 13 - Nest Collective Run/Swim
Nov. 14 - Operation Christmas Child Due
Nov. 17 - Christmas Decorating
Nov. 18 - ECHO Thanksgiving Food Cards Due
Nov. 24 - 7 pm Thanksgiving Eve Worship
Nov. 27 & 28 - Bethlehem Craft Sale at POP
Nov. 28 - Advent Begins
Dec. 1 - Noon Advent Service (with meal)
Dec. 1 - 6 pm - His Family Time
Dec. 4 - Surviving the Holiday Grief Share
Dec. 4 - Leaf Raking
Dec. 8 - Noon Advent Service (with meal)
Dec. 8 - 6 pm - His Family Time
Dec. 10 - 5 pm A Gospel Christmas and Market Place
Dec. 12 - Christmas Concert
Dec. 15 - Noon Advent Service (with meal)
Dec. 15 - 6 pm - His Family Time
Dec. 16 - ECHO Christmas Food Cards Due
Dec. 24 - 3, 5, & 7 pm Christmas Eve Worship
Dec. 25 - 10 am Christmas Day Worship (NO 5:30)
Dec. 26 - 8:15 & 10:30 am Worship
Dec. 31 - No Worship Services
Jan. 1 - No Worship Services
Jan 2-9 - Hypothermia

For details read below, visit our website, or email
Veterans Day and Armed Forces Recognition
At worship, next weekend on November 13 & 14, active duty and veterans will be recognized.

Wear your uniform if you can.

Lapel pins from LCMS Ministry to Armed Forces will be given after worship.
Nest Collective Run/Swim Fundraiser
Run & Swim for the Nest is back! On November 13, POP's very own, Jerry Nepodal and Erin Summers will once again run and swim to raise money to support The Nest Collective's mission! Jerry's goal is to swim 300+ continuous minutes and Erin's goal is to run a half marathon.

The Swim-for-the-Nest and Run-for-the Nest fundraisers will allow us to meet one of our most basic, yet most impactful, needs.  ALL funds raised from the events will be used to provide complete bed sets (new mattress, frame, and bedding) to our most in-need clients.

Deadline to return is this Sunday!
POP Church Christmas Decorating
Salaam Isa Mission Society
Walking and Talking with Jesus
Mark 4:21-35

Click HERE to register for Nov. 17, 7 pm virtual gathering with Salaam Isa Mission Society

  • About 400 Afghan refugees have been resettled in Northern Virginia
  • Charlottesville and Albemarie County are preparing to welcome 250 refugees in the coming weeks
  • Donation of frequent flyer miles may help charter flights to evacuate more Afghan refugees to third-country operations, "Lily Pads"
  • Safe houses, legal services are available with help of NGOs
Bethlehem Olivewood Crafts at POP
On November 27-28, 2021, after each worship service, Dr. George Ghanem from the Holy Land Christian Solidarity Cooperative will be hosting a display of handmade olivewood carvings from Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Available for purchase will be olive wood nativity sets, crosses, Christmas ornaments, candle holders, angles, and more!

These carvings are handmade by Christian families in Bethlehem who rely on sales for their daily bread. For more than ten years Bethlehem Christians have been enduring many hardships as tourism in Bethlehem has plummeted and access to other sources of income has been sharply restricted due to the ongoing conflict and the COVID 19 pandemic. Many Christians left their homeland. The Christian population of the Holy Land went down from 30% in the last century to almost 1% today.

Please help support our Christian brothers and sisters in Bethlehem by purchasing their carvings. Proceeds go to support Christian artisans from Bethlehem. George Ghanem, an indigenous Christian from Bethlehem will be standing by the carvings after all the worship services. Let us keep Bethlehem a Christian town forever. It is never too late to help! Please visit our website to purchase your gifts online:
Saturday, December 4, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

The Care Ministry is offering a Grief Share program entitled "Surviving the Holidays." The sessions will help participants develop ways to deal with emotions surrounding grief and loss; also how to cope with holiday social settings and move forward into the future. Childcare will be provided for children under the age of 7 years old. A light dinner will be served. Cost: $15.00 to cover books and meal. To register please contact Deaconess Cassie Brown at 703-451-5855.
Fall Clean Up
On Saturday, December 4, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm come join the fun as we rake leaves and get the flower beds ready for winter. Bring your rakes, blowers, gloves, garden shears etc. and we will have the work done in no time!
Comfort & Warmth Donations for Hypothermia

When shopping for gifts for our family and friends this Holiday season, please consider purchasing something extra for our Hypothermia guests. This year, our clothing donation will be tailored to essential items with the focus on “comfort & warmth”.

Please donate NEW items for men and women from the following list:
  • Scarves
  • Gloves & Mittens
  • Hats & Caps
  • Hand Warmers 
  • T-shirts
  • Socks
  • Underwear

Look for the collection box in the narthex starting November 20th and continuing until December 31st. Thank you in advance! Sue Sweet.
Thanks From Bethany House
Bethany House of Northern Virginia thanks Prince of Peace Lutheran Church for your ongoing support. Please take a minute to watch our video that was filmed at PoP.
POP Outreach Team Report
Hello from the Outreach Ministry team! The team consists of Mary Elizabeth Sorenson (lay leader), Jung Choi, Darlene McCoy, Gary Miller, and Mezmur Tesfaye (staff). The Outreach ministry is focused on what God is calling Prince of Peace to do in the mission field of our Springfield community. Some of our areas of ministries are ESL classes (Mark Rumohr, lay leader), ECHO, the monthly Community Connections, Welcome Ministry (Gary Miller, lay leader), Difference Makers Grant, and iNeighborhood. We are here to provide support for the ethnic ministries, such as the Amharic congregation, when asked. If you have any suggestions for future outreach events, or monthly Community Connections, please reach out to one of the members.

The Outreach team had its monthly meeting on October 21st, where Pastor Michael joined them for the first time. Among the items discussed, were the status of planned Community Connection events: Afghan Refugee donations last month, this month’s Operation Christmas Child, and the upcoming Hypothermia Shelter. There is a need for volunteers, as greeters for the Sunday services and a PoP representative for the ECHO board. The team decided to go ahead with a new round of Difference Makers Grant using the same parameters as before, starting in January with advertising. The iNeighborhood discussion focused on possible programs available for PoP to use to equip its members to go out into their communities. Both the Amharic church and The Crescent Project need Bible translations to hand out, so the team discussed the possibility of a Bible Translation Sunday in early 2022. Any member who is interested in more details regarding our meeting, please contact M.E. Sorenson for a copy of the minutes.
ECHO Food for the Holidays
Prince of Peace is collecting gift cards that will go towards Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for our neighbors in need. Please drop off your gift cards in the church office.

Thanksgiving deadline - November 18
Christmas deadline - December 16

For full details of what ECHO needs including toys bought from Amazon that can be delivered right to ECHO click HERE.