Prince of Peace
Weekly Update

January 14-20, 2022

"I decided I can't pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it."

- Serena Williams
WORSHIP
 IN JANUARY
  
Sundays at 10:00 a.m. in the building, in-person or on Zoom, Facebook Live, or webpage (princeofpeacebrookfield.org).
 
  • NEW We are asking everyone to please wear a mask. KN95 masks are preferred over cloth.
  • NEW Practice social distancing by staying in household pods and staying six feet away from others.
  • No online registration. Everyone will be, however, asked to sign in upon arrival.
  • The single-use bulletins will remain, but the hymns will be sung from the hymnal.
  • Communion will take place where worshipers are seated using individual kits.
 
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.
 
Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Sunday School in-person in the downstairs Music Room for children Pre-K –6th grade.  See the Sunday School page on our website for details.
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Fellowship after 
10:00 a.m. Service
 
If you would like to be a host of our coffee hour in December or January please sign up on the sheet on the table in the Narthex.
Friday Night Live is cancelled for the month of January due to Covid concerns.
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2022 Offering Envelopes are available

Please pick up your 2022 offering envelopes by the church mailboxes at your convenience. Each household, whether they pledge or not, is assigned an offering envelope number to help with our financial accounting and your recorded keeping. Some offering numbers have changed in 2022.  
CREATING COMMUNITY

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.
Looking for your Better Together 2022 Pledge card?

Please click below.
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FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR

Most Sundays during the year, we have a beautiful bouquet of flowers at the altar that was created by the members of Altar Guild. Those flowers are dedicated and paid for by members of the congregation The donor or recipient of the flowers are welcome to take their arrangement after the last service on Sunday. And please return the vase or container the flowers are in to the church.

The arrangements cost $25.00.  If you would like to dedicate altar flowers in memory of a loved one, to the glory of God, or in honor of a person or event, you can sign up for your chosen date on the Flower Chart between the bathrooms in the Narthex. You also need to fill out a flower request form, which is located next to the Flower Chart, and put it in Rene Tuccillo’s mailbox. Your name and dedication will appear in the worship bulletins.  If two people sign up for the same date, flowers can be placed in other locations in the Sanctuary, such as on the lectern or baptismal font.  We do not have flowers at the altar during lent.
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PoP this Week:

Sunday - Worship: 10:00 a.m. (in person and zoom) 
Sunday School 10:00 -10:45 a.m. (downstairs Music Room and zoom)
Monday - MLK Jr. Holiday: Church Office Closed
Tuesday - Pericope Study: 12:30 p.m. (zoom)
Wednesday - Council: 7:00 p.m. (zoom)
Thursday - Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal: 7:30 p.m.
Friday - Friday Night Live - CANCELLED
SUNDAY'S SERMON

This Sunday's Sermon will be me responding to your questions about John 2:1-11 The wedding at Cana (link below). Help me get a head start. Please read it now and post or email (poppastorpaul@sbcglobal.net) me your questions. 
What scares, confuses, or challenges me in this text?
What delights me in this text?
What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
What is God up to in this text?
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CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

Our Biannual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 30th at 11:00 a.m. The main purpose of the meeting is to discuss and vote on the 2022 proposed Program of Ministry and the 2022 Cemetery Budget. We will also elect the 2022 Nominating Committee. All confirmed members of the congregation are requested to attend in person or over zoom (use the worship link).
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2021 STATEMENTS

Year End Statements have been e-mailed as of 1/9/22 (snail mail to follow). If you have any questions regarding your statement please contact Nicole Cable (andcable03@yahoo.com
or 203.775.8358).
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Worship Leaders Sought

Are you interested in serving as a Lector (the person who reads the scriptures assigned for each Sunday)?

Are you available to serve as a Greeter (the individual with a smile who welcomes you, hands you a bulletin, and asks you to sign in)?

Are you ready to serve as an Usher (the member who makes certain you have a communion kit, directs you to the offering plate, helps you find a seat, and brings the offering forward during worship)?

Then please add your name to the Sign-Up sheets on the Help Yourself Table in the narthex (the hallway where you enter the building, are welcomed, talk to others, and coffee is served). 

Thank you for helping Price of Peace to be a friendly and welcoming faith community.
Lutheran Disaster Response assists after tornado outbreak

On the night of December 10th, an outbreak of at least 30 tornadoes swept through six states. So far, 94 people are reported dead across five states, more than 80 of those in Kentucky. Homes and businesses were destroyed, and over 300,000 people were without electricity.

Lutheran Disaster Response is collaborating with the Indiana-Kentucky Synod and other partners to assess the damage and develop both immediate and long-term response plans. With your support, Lutheran Disaster Response can accompany survivors on the long road to recovery.
HUNGER IN OUR COUNTRY
AND THE WORLD 
 
The Pandemic has interrupted all sorts of services and products in the world. Our country is wealthier than most but we continue to have children dying of malnutrition every day. As we prepare
to have wonderful dinners with our families and friends, we can remember to share some of our resources with people who need them. 

One of the most direct ways is to donate money so that food banks can purchase food at discount prices for the hungry people. Food donations are always accepted but monetary gifts go further.

We know that children need nutrients for their minds and bodies to develop. When not fed properly, illness is inevitable, and many times, death. When enough nutrients are not provided, brain 
development and intellect suffers greatly. Children become handicapped mentally and need constant care. They don’t grow up like our kids, who will go to school and become independent. This is a serious problem.

Please give generously to the Danbury Food Pantry by clicking below. Click donate.
It’s easy!

You could also give money in our church collection or leave money in the mailbox for the office. Remember, $10.00 buys a good amount of food.

Another wonderful place to give is Lutheran World Hunger. This organization can funnel help to the most needy. 
All money goes directly to the need, without cumbersome administrative costs. Please click below to donate.

We are truly grateful that you will support these responses because we have God’s work to do with our hands.

Peace and Love, in Thanksgiving for our comforts,

Nan Carlson and
Mary Weisensee
203-775-9070
popluthernchurch@sbcglobal.net