Prince of Peace

Weekly Update

 September 30 - October 4, 2022

"We must let go of the life we have planned,

so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."

- Joseph Campbell



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


  • The wearing of masks is now optional.

  • Social distancing by staying in household pods and staying six feet away from others is still encouraged.

  • 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. Please pick up a communion kit. 

  • 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

All Saints’ Sunday is November 6th. If you have lost loved ones during the past year, please print their names on the signup sheet in the      narthex, so they can be included in the prayers and listed in the bulletin on All Saints’ Sunday.  


Stewardship is all about taking good care of what we have and celebrating the gifts God has given to us. If you feel like you've been blessed by God, then you have something to celebrate.

The Stewardship team is looking for people with ideas and energy who can help Prince of Peace celebrate the gifts we all have. We are looking for people with fresh ideas, and energy to help out with this short-term project we do every year.

Think about it. Pray about it. Then let the church office or Pastor Mark know that you have ideas and energy to share. Prince of Peace needs your help! Thanks for sharing your gifts and yourself in this effort.

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







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

Church Contact Information: 


By email –

By phone – (203) 775-9070

Facebook Message –


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


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.




Heidi Riddle, our preschool director has requested that any visitors to the church during pre-school hours (9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.) during the week park on the church side of the parking lot. The FBI recently alerted schools about a social media post that threatened an unnamed school in Connecticut. It was found to be uncredible. But they are being cautious to look out for unfamiliar faces/vehicles near the preschool.


 PoP Ministries looking

 for people willing to lend a hand

Below is a list of several committees that are looking for a helping hand.

  • Caring Committee
  • Faith Formation Committee
  • Fellowship Committee
  • Loaves & Fishes
  • Music Ministry
  • Mutual Ministry Committee
  • Property Committee
  • Stewardship Committee
  • Transition Team
  • Worship & Music Committee

Please see October's blueprints for more of an explanation of each committee. 

You can sign up for the various committees on the sheets on the table in the narthex.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Oktoberfest  


October 16th

at 12:00 p.m.

Come join in the fun and fellowship of a Pop tradition, Oktoberfest! 

This year our celebration will be in the fellowship hall. 

There will be brats, hot dogs, sauerkraut, potato salad, pretzels and desserts.

Beer/wine to purchase.

Take-out meals will also be available 

Please click below to see the Oktoberfest flyer and click below that to register for this event. 

See Oktoberfest Flyer
  RSVP to Oktoberfest or sign up to help with the event.

Cemetery Committee News


At the September meeting of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery Committee, it was decided to raise the price of cremation plots to $400 for church members and $550 for non-members.

Prices for full plots will remain at $700 for church members and $1000 for non-members. The cost for opening and closing of a cremation plot will remain at $250. The price increase is the first since 2013 and is well below the cost for plots at most other area cemeteries. The price increase will become effective January 1, 2023. For questions about the Prince of Peace Cemetery, please contact Ernie Lehman or the church office. 

As Prince of Peace is transitioning to a new phase, Council has put together this brief survey for you to share your thoughts, ideas, and concerns with us.

You can complete this multiple times, so feel free to submit whenever you have something to share. 

If you prefer to talk directly to a Council member, their contact information is in Blueprints - feel free to reach out anytime.

There will also be a hard copy in the narthex with a designated box to hand in the form. 
Click here to fill out Survey

 PoP Craft Fair

 Saturday, November 5, 2022


Look for Sign up Genius online for opportunities to support the Fair. There will also be a sign up sheet in the narthex.


Do you feel called to help at the tables, bake sale or kitchen? 


Susi Lehmann is leading in the kitchen to serve coffee break and lunch. We need food items and help in making sandwiches and serving soups.


The Bake Sale is managed by Melinda Schroeder. Individually packaged cookies, fudge, jellies, breads, brownies, cakes and pies will be available. Diane Morey will be putting names on gingerbread cookies for Christmas. If you haven’t tasted them, you are missing out on a real treat!


Marci Sharp is in charge of crafts. Handmade items and ornaments are needed for those tables.


Please save books until the week before as we have limited storage space. No Readers Digest or National Geographic magazines please. Children's books are always welcome.


As we don’t have storage room please bring your non-food items after the service on Sunday, October 30th.


Julie Parker will be doing the jewelry. Please bring your gently used jewelry to the box labeled for the jewels.


Gently used holiday items are needed for resale. People love to see holiday items.


The people of Prince of Peace and especially the LCW get together to raise funds for the church. In the past, they have financed the new kitchen and bathrooms and many other necessary items. LCW have generously donated to the Lutheran World Relief projects (which included digging a well in Africa and recently a donation to the Ukraine fund, as well as the      successful mask project during the pandemic).


Come and see the Craft Fair on Saturday, November 5th and have a wonderful lunch. Invite your friends and neighbors. Everyone is welcome!


Nan Carlson & Marci Sharp