VBS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Everyone loves VBS…remember your childhood. The church sure could use your support to have VBS this summer as it teaches God’s love to children who might not know it already. However, to “go down this road” we need your help. Even if you could only help for a couple of days during Aug. 1-5th from 8:30-12:00, it would be welcomed. Please sign up to help!

Current Weekend Worship Schedule at POP
In-Person
Saturday OUTSIDE at 5:30 pm
An email will be sent if the Saturday service is moved inside.
Sunday at 8:15 & 10:30 am
Live-stream
Sundays at 10:30 am
5:30 PM
Communion Served Each Week

8:15 AM Service
Communion Served 1st and 3rd Sundays

10:30 AM service
Communion Served 2nd and 4th Sundays

5th Sundays will both serve communion.

Sunday POP Spanish Language Worship 9:45 am
Sunday POP Amharic Language Worship 1:30 pm
Happy Sixtieth, Prince of Peace
Breaking News From the Past "West Springfield - A new Lutheran Church for the greater West Springfield area will hold its initial service at 11:00 am tomorrow at the Keene Mill Elementary School, Bardu Avenue, near Keene Mill Road in the cafeteria. The service will be led by Chaplain Raymond C. Hohenstein U.S.N., Preceding the worship service, Sunday School will be held in the same place at 9:45 am. The new mission has begun under the auspices of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, which works corporately with all Lutheran groups in the locating of new missions. Basically the Lutheran churches in the Washington suburbs serve one and one-half mile radius without overlap. Chaplain Hohenstein, who will preach Sundays is director of special services of the Armed Service Commission of the Lutheran Church, which plans future work in the Burke area."
Invitation to all Current and Past Military Personnel
Important Dates
June 19 - Father's Day
June 25 - Pastor Gary 50th Ordination Anniversary
June 25 - Infant Massage
July 2 & 3 - Armed Forces Weekend at Worship
July 4 - (Office Closed)
July 8 - Nancy Lansing Graveside Service
July 31 - 60th Celebration at 10:30 service
Aug 1-5 - VBS Xtreme/Music Camp
Aug 6 - VBS Xtreme Program at 5:30 PM
Aug 6 - Music Camp Chorus at 6:30 PM
Sept 7 - Divorce Care for Children

For more details read below, visit our website, or email info@poplc.org
SAVE THE DATE! More info to come.
Sept 24 - Oktoberfest
UPCOMING EVENTS
Calling all parents with babies from 3 weeks to 1 year old. Prince of Peace is now offering the Sensational Baby classes for church members and families in the community.

Linda Storm will be offering this 5-week class:

Saturdays June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16 and July 23

From 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: Church Nursery

Cost: Donation

During the 5-week course you learn skills that will last a lifetime. Each session parents learn new massage techniques and discuss topics of interest to new parents.

For more information or to register call or text Linda Storm at 571-241-1075

A flyer is attached HERE so you can share with others

A graveside service will be held for Nancy Lansing at Fairfax Memorial Garden, July 8th, at 1:00pm.
VBS AND MUSIC CAMP
Prince of Peace is starting a new ministry - Divorce Care for Kids. We will be forming a team and doing our training to get ready for our first session of classes that will begin in September. Please contact Brad Womble if you are willing to be on the teaching team of this much needed ministry. Click the video below for more info.
OTHER NEWS
Candidate Nominations for MCYF Position Needed
DCE Beth Agner has at this time declined the call to serve here at Prince of Peace. The Minister to Children, Youth, and Families Search Committee is considering additional candidates and moving forward to identify more. If you know someone you think would be a good candidate, please consider nominating them for the position HERE. You can access the complete job description HERE.
Children & Students Summer Sunday School
PoP! Kingdom will continue to meet from 9:30-10:20 during the summer. To accommodate the smaller numbers the classes will be combined K-2nd grade and 3rd-6th grades. We’ll have a great time learning new Bible teachings, songs, and doing some crafts about God. Arla.Albers@poplc.org

High School and Middle School students will continue Sundays, 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. in the Youth Room to meet through the summer during the Sunday School hour. Jennifer Gross and Jason Faunce are leading a study on the gospel of Mark using the Lectio Divina method. Rising 7th graders are welcome. Please contact Jason at jbfaunce@hotmail.com.
Celebrating Pastor Gary's
50th Anniversary of Ordination
June 25, 2022
The ordination celebration and Pastor Gary’s promise to serve Jesus Christ through the church, and share his message throughout the world, was held at Salem Lutheran Church, Black Jack, Missouri on Sunday, June 25, 1972. He had completed 3 years of study, vicarage at Christ Lutheran Church, Washington, DC and received a call to Our Savior Lutheran, Laurel, Maryland.

Pastor Gary served Our Savior, a mission church, from 1972-1981.

Christ Lutheran Church, an established church in Hickory, North Carolina, he served from 1981-1992.

Ascension Lutheran Church and its school in Landover Hills, Maryland, he served from 1992-1995.

The Kansas District of the LCMS provided an opportunity to serve the broader church as he served the state of Kansas as a Mission and Stewardship Executive from 1995-2005.

Living Hope Lutheran Church, Stafford, Virginia, a mission church, he served from 2005-2014.

In retirement Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg, Virginia, needed a vacancy pastor. He was able to serve for 8 months in 2016.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Springfield, Virginia, blessed him with the opportunity to serve form 2017-2021.

Cards may be sent to;

42 Boulder Drive
Stafford, VA 22554
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