Prince of Peace

Weekly Update


November 17-23, 2023


“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests

be made known unto God. And the peace of God,

which passeth all understanding,

shall keep your hearts and minds

through Christ Jesus.”


Philippians 4:6-7

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WORSHIP IN

NOVEMBER


We continue to worship together Sundays at 10:00 a.m. in the building, in-person or on Zoom, Facebook Live, or webpage (princeofpeacebrookfield.org).

 

  • Please sign in upon arrival.


  • We have a seasonal bulletin to be used each week. Please return the bulletin to the tall table to be used again.


  • Communion can be received around the altar.


  • The offering will be gathered when worshipers arrive and brought forward during the service.

 

Sundays at 10:00 a.m. will also be on Zoom and streamed to our Facebook page.

Join Sunday 10:00 a.m. Service via Zoom

Adult Bible Study

 

Sunday's 11:30ish-12:15 p.m. in the Green Room

 

Topic 11/19: Because of Bethlehem: Love is Born, Hope is Here by Max Lucado



Parents - while you’re in Adult Study, send your kids to Youth Music Ministry downstairs!

Daily Bread

Food Pantry Update


Donations have been down, and Daily Bread is in need of everything. 


With the cost of food, the pantry is giving out approximately 200 bags of groceries every three days that they distribute food. 


They need everything especially mac and cheese, peanut butter and pasta. 


Please note the items that are listed below for the pantry. They tend to be the most nutritious and are easy to distribute. 


Avoid glass jars and fragile packaging. 

 

  • Canned tuna, salmon or chicken
  • Beans (canned or dry)
  • Peanut butter
  • Meal-in-a-can (beef stew, spaghetti & meatballs, etc.)
  • Soup (especially chicken noodle)
  • Rice (1, 2 or 3 pound bags)
  • Pasta
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Canned corn
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Breakfast cereal (hot or cold)
  • Marinara sauce and canned tomato products

 

Toiletries:

Shampoo

Deodorant

Toothpaste

 

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


Monetary donations are a good choice and easy to do on-line by clicking on the link below.


Thank you for your donations and prayers.

Click here to donate to the Daily Bread Food Pantry

If you have made a decision to increase your giving or your pledge this year, please share that information with Heidi Adam, the Treasurer of Prince of Peace.

[email protected]

203-733-3460


That information will be very helpful as we strengthen our financial base in preparation for calling a new pastor.

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Church Contact Information: 

 

By email –[email protected]

By phone – (203) 775-9070

Facebook Message –https://www.facebook.com/popbrookfield

 

The church office is open most weeks Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please call first.

Dear Members and Friends of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church:


One of my favorite images in scripture is from Revelation 21:5: “And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’”


The book of Revelation is just that—a revelation, a dream, a vision of things to come. And the image presented in this verse is a voice from heaven (God) who is saying that in the midst of all the struggles of the world, in the face of death, and in spite of any sadness and mourning we feel—God will make things new again.


There are certainly places in my life where I need to be renewed. Some days, I am just plain tired, and I need to hear that voice of God saying, “Hang in there, it will get better.” Some days I am frustrated with frustrations, both little frustrations in my life, and the frustrations that seem to overwhelm the whole world, and I need to hear that voice of God saying, “It will be okay, I am still here, and I am working on it.” Some days, I sense that I cannot help everyone I would like to help or make the changes I would like to make, and I need to hear that voice of God saying, “Don’t worry. I’m still in charge and I will make good things happen.”


God makes things new. When we are tired, frustrated, or just feeling overwhelmed, God is there. Whether we know it or not, Glod is there. God is there to renew us, refresh us, and encourage us to keep doing the right things in our life.


Fall is often one of those frustrating times. We all get so busy. But hang in there. God is still there, and God has not forgotten us. Whatever is stressing you out today, talk to God about it. God will listen, and will help to make things new again.


Blessings to you all,


Pastor Mark Grorud

Interim Pastor

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Thanksgiving is a word which we think about giving thanks but a big component of the word is "GIVING". WE give thanks by giving to others. 

There are many hungry folks in Danbury. Many walk to the Food Pantry with shopping baskets.


Please remember to bring food items on Sunday. Boxes are provided to separate different items, located under the mail boxes.Tissues, dish soap and coffee, decaf or regular will go to the Brookfield Social Services.

 

Items for Thanksgiving dinner, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables. Also, toiletries, toilet paper, and small inexpensive toys for children. 

These items will go to the Daily Bread Food Pantry. It's obvious that more people are donating items, and we can easily fill those boxes for delivery before Thanksgiving.


This is a big part of our Stewardship Program. We feed the people in the communities around Prince of Peace.

 

Nan Carlson

Caring Ministries

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LOST GLASSES


If you misplaced your glasses, there is a pair on the sign-in round table in the narthex.

Need to contact Pastor Grorud?

 

At this point, he will be in the church office on Tuesday and Wednesday of each week and other times as the calendar requires. 

 

If you would like to visit with him about anything, please contact him or call Rene in the church office to set up a time to chat.

 

He is also available by phone at any time. His home phone is 203-210-7762. His cell is 402-620-8032. Please feel free to call if you have an immediate concern or question.

203-775-9070

[email protected]

princeofpeacebrookfield.org