Prince of Peace
Weekly Update

February 19-25, 2021

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” 

 Mary Oliver

Continuing through February 2021 worship will remain at 9:30 a.m. (over Zoom). Each service can also be watched at 9:30 a.m. on Facebook Live or viewed at  another time or day using the link on our website. See the PoP weekly emails for the Zoom link.
There are three options:
(Four, if you count not participating at all. Not a recommended option.)
1. You are invited to join us for Zoom worship and stay after for some fellowship time. You’ll need to provide your own coffee or morning beverage of choice. There is no need to leave the zoom worship meeting and enter the zoom coffee hour meeting. Worship will flow into Fellowship. And, you can stay for as little time or as long of a time as you like.

2. You are invited to join us for Zoom worship and leave when the worship has concluded.

3. You are invited to join us for Fellowship/Coffee Hour without participating in worship, where we catch up with each other, talk about PoP, and share in Christian community.
The same Zoom invite will be used for both worship and Fellowship. You will be admitted at 9:30 a.m. for worship. If you click in close to 10:15 a.m. you will be  admitted as soon as worship is concluded. 
Again, you can stay for as little time or as long of a time as you like. See the PoP weekly emails for the Zoom link. We will use the same link through the season of Lent.
Fellowship/Coffee Hour Goes Earlier

The consensus of the Coffee/Fellowship Hour participants was to add this social time immediately following worship. So, going forward the Fellowship/Coffee Hour will begin at the conclusion of the worship service (approx. 10:15 a.m.).

Coffee Hour

What does Lent
mean to me?
Stimulus Checks Going to Neighbors in Need.
Please consider sharing a part or all of your stimulus check with the Love Fund. We have identified two local families to help during this financially difficult time – one is a single mom who sends her children to our pre-school, the other is a food insecure member of the greater Brookfield community. Simply send your check made payable to Prince of Peace, with “Stimulus donation” in the memo, and we will see that our neighbors in need benefit from your generosity. Together we do more!

Thank you.

2021 offering envelopes are available for pick up.

Stop by most mornings after 9:00 a.m. or call ahead to pick up your box of offering envelopes.

If you would like them dropped off at your home please contact the church office.
Offering,Tithes and
Special Donations 

We say "Thank you" to all who have mailed in their offerings.
Please help us stay current with our financial obligations
during this difficult time.
Mail in your offering to address below or give online by clicking the button below.
You can now make a one time or reoccurring donation
through your bank account or debit/credit card.

If you previously had an envelope # higher than 180, you have been assigned a new number for 2021. Contact the church office for the new number.
Please consider a food or monetary donation to the DAILY BREAD FOOD PANTRY during this pandemic. 

Your food-insecure neighbors will benefit from your donations of:

  • Black beans or any kind of canned or bagged beans
  • Rice in 1,2 or 3 lb. bags
  • Pasta - any kind
  • Cereal - Cheerios, Corn Flakes. Rice Krispies (no sweet cereals)
  • Tomato sauce in cans
  • Tuna
  • Chicken in cans
  • Peanut butter
  • Pork & beans or meals in cans
  • Canned vegetables (especially corn)

Drop off your food items or checks (payable to DAILY BREAD FOOD PANTRY) to the church's freshly painted front door.

Your neighbors thank you.

Year to date statements through 11/30/20 were sent out the first week of December.  Remember statements can be run at any time, please just reach out to Nicole Cable at [email protected]  or 203.775.8358.
My Preparation For Easter

Prayerfully consider participating in an activity or practice suggested from this list of Inward and Personal and Outside and Social Disciplines. Click here to review.

Lent Challenge & Cleaning Closets - Each day of Lent, remove one item from your closet that you no longer wear or need and put it in a trash bag. At the end of the forty days, donate these items to a place that can share them with someone who can really use them!
Midweek Zoom Encouragements

  • 6:30 p.m. Soup and Bread Supper
  • 7:00 p.m. Holden Evening Prayer
  • 7:30 pm A Thirty-minute Bible Project Zoom class each Wednesday from 2.24 through 3.24.
FM Communion in the Parking Lot

There will be three more services of the FM communion in the parking lot” experience (based on our Christmas day service).
They are all the second Sunday of the month.
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
Arrive with your own bread and wine (or use what is provided), take a worship packet from the worship greeter, park facing the building, stay in your car, turn on your FM radio, and follow along with the short communion service.
If you have a soup recipe you would like to share for the Wednesday's Soup Suppers please send them to Rene at [email protected] and she can include them in future weekly updates.
Thank you to those who donated food this week to the Daily Bread Food Pantry. Donations were so very appreciated.
A volunteer told me that the shelves were empty when she opened the door that morning. She was grateful that the shelves were full as we spoke. Two organizations from Ridgefield had arrived before me and the place was full again. Our car was full, thanks to you!
Donations have risen to 230 recently.
Let’s continue this worthwhile mission.

Nancy Carlson
Clean out your closets and cupboards for
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Brookfield!

We are raising funds by collecting clothing and housewares. All proceeds will be given to the Daily Bread Food Pantry in Danbury.

Our Goal: $500

3 bags per person
1 box per person

Fundraiser Dates:
02/01/2021 - 03/26/2021

Items can be left at the front door of Prince of Peace or at the Misty Hollow garage door.

Please click below for more detailed information.

Nancy Carlson
(203) 778-1171
FUNDrive® Coordinator
Binge Reading the Gospel of Mark
You are invited to join with others in a binge reading of the Gospel of Mark. Mark is the primary source of our Sunday Gospel stories during this liturgical year. This will be a one time event during the season of Lent. You can get a head start by reading it through the gospel yourself. It takes about 90 minutes. But don’t give away any spoilers.

The new Christ in Our Home devotional (January, February March) is available for pick up.
There are also copies of Gather Magazine from October, November, December, January and February that can be in your home if you drop by the church and pick up a copy.

Creating Community is an email devotion to guide your preparation for worship for the following weekend. 

Imagine how much more clear and relevant God's Word will be if you have had an opportunity to read, reflect, and dwell in the Word prior to worship. You may do this devotion as an individual, with others, as a family, or over Zoom as a small group. 

Each devotion arrives on Monday and can be engaged in anytime before Sunday's worship. 
The devotion includes three simple steps:

1. Read through the text (provided)

2. Respond to the questions (select one of the sets of questions from the three possibilities )

3. Offer a Prayer (one is provided)
Click below to see devotions for this Sunday.
How to Reach
the Pastor

And as always, Pastor Lutz is easily accessible. You can email him (poppastorpaul@ call him on his cell (609.578.7921) or post on his Facebook page ( Although there will be no regular office hours, the church phone is checked every couple of days for messages.