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Child of Promise
Advent Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries

Each year Christians reflect on the hope God offers the world at Christmas. Born unto us—God’s Son, our Savior—Jesus is the fulfillment of the Father’s promise to send a Redeemer. Announced beforehand by the prophets, in the Christ Child we have the forgiveness of our sins and the hope of life eternal. This God has given to us in His Child of Promise. Go to lhm.org/advent to download the Advent devotions or subscribe to receive them daily in your inbox. You can also listen daily through Spotify, iHeart Radio, Alexa, Google Home, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Or, download the LHM Devotions app on your iPhone and read or listen daily on your phone! The LHM Advent devotions are a perfect way to focus on God’s promises this Advent season.
Prince of Peace will also be sending out a 5 part Advent devotion series starting this Sunday. Watch the trailer to find out more.  Let's get ready for Jesus' birthday!
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 
Please note that the Dec. 4th leaf raking event has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
Important Dates
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 - Nancy Lansing Funeral
Dec. 4 - Surviving the Holiday Grief Share
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
Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve Youth Lock-In
(corrected)Jan. 1 - 5:30 pm Worship
Jan 2-9 - Hypothermia

  • Communion will be a part of the services at 5 pm and 7 pm on Christmas Eve and at 10 am on Christmas Day.

  • Regular worship services will continue through Advent on Saturdays at 5:30 pm, and Sundays at 8:15 am and 10:30 am with Sunday School 9:15 am.

There will be a time of virtual Holy Communion offered Sunday at 9:45 am. Click the button below to attend. 
From the Holy Land Small Group Bible Study
Our small group is starting a new study guide and video series, and we’d like to invite others to join us! For a preview click HERE. We’re meeting via Zoom usually every other Thursday at 7:00 pm. If you’re interested, please contact Ralph or Kathleen Gillmann at 703-644-6512 or rgillmann@verizon.net.
Nest Collective Fund Raiser Results
The results are in! The Swim and Run for the Nest events were a huge success! Jerry and Erin, we can't thank you enough for your time, energy, and support!

Erin reached her goal and completed her half marathon with a personal record of 2 hours and 12 minutes!

Jerry swam for 5 hours and 5 minutes....305 minutes!!

Together they raised over $6500 to provide beds for those in our community that do not have a bed of their own. Many, many of our clients will be blessed with a cozy bed of their own due to the dedication and endurance of these amazing athletes.
Holy Comforters Quilt Sale
November 23-December 16

Christmas is just around the corner and it’s time to think about gifts for the special people in your life. Take a look at the quilted items displayed in the Narthex that the Holy Comforters group worked on throughout the year. The purpose of this annual fundraiser is to raise money for supplies needed to sew quilts for Lutheran World Relief which are sent all over the world for areas in need. This diligent group of ladies delivered 159 LWR quilts in May, in spite of COVID restrictions. Procedures for purchasing the items are posted in the display area. Thanks in advance for your generosity. Mary Lion - 703-451-5822 Holycomforters@poplc.org
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!

You may also visit their website to purchase your gifts online: www.holylandcsc.com
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. Cassie.Brown@poplc.org.
Infant Massage
Linda Storm is looking for parents with pre-crawling babies to participate in 3 classes which are part of an Infant Massage Certification Training December 6 – 9, 2021.

The classes will be held from 1:30 – 2:30 PM on December 7, 8, and 9. To enroll, contact Linda Storm at lindawstorm@gmail.com or call/text 571-241-1075. If you are interested in learning to teach the parents, contact Linda for details. Click HERE for the flier.
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.

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.
New Year's Eve Youth Lock-In
If you are in grade 7-12 please consider joining in on all the fun of a good old-fashioned church lock-in! We will ring in the New Year with fun and Christian fellowship. Invite friends!!

What to bring:

  • mask
  • sleeping bag
  • sleeping pad
  • pillow
  • device w/ Blue Letter Bible app
  • toiletries
  • $25

Youth sign up HERE!

And parents we can't do this without your help so please sign up HERE!
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.
March for Life
Friday, January 21, 2022
• Pre-Rally Concert: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• March for Life Rally: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
• March for Life: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Go to www.marchforlife.org for more information.

Hosts Needed! 

January 18 – January 22, 2022
Host families are needed to house 25 faculty/students from Concordia University, Mequon, WI
From January 18 to January 22, 2022. The Students for Life will come by bus and need rides to and from their host's house to LSLC daily. Host responsibilities include transportation to and from church, providing accommodations, and breakfast. Please consider hosting!
A Host Potluck Dinner is planned for after the March for Life on Friday, January 21, 2022 at LSLC about 6 pm. All hosts and any interested church members are invited to attend the dinner. Contact Mary Heetland at 703-865-6953.

God’s richest blessings,
Rev. Dr. Steiner, Emeritus
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