Dear Members and Friends of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church:
The days are getting shorter, the leaves are beginning to turn into colors of red and gold, and the Nebraska Cornhuskers are losing football games once again—all signs that autumn has arrived.
In the church, one of the sure signs that we are in the fall season is that we start to talk about stewardship. Someone has defined “stewardship” as the “Proper use of our lives”. I like that. How we use everything we are and everything we have is the basis of good stewardship.
This fall, you are going to hear a series of short “Temple Talks” in worship. They are not about money, but about other opportunities to be good stewards with our lives and share our gifts.
Just for starters, here are some exciting opportunities to be good stewards—using your time and talents wisely:
- Sunday School starts this Sunday at 10:00 p.m. Prince of Peace has a great Sunday School, and a newly renovated space to learn and play. Bring your children this Sunday for the start of Sunday School.
- Choirs are rehearsing. I know there are musical people in worship because I hear you every Sunday. Think about joining the choirs. They practice on Thursday evenings.
- We have a five-week Bible Study course beginning this Sunday following worship. “When Your Way Isn’t Working” will be facilitated by Heather Pontonio. Join in the discussion and conversation starting this Sunday.
- The Youth Group meets this Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. They took a little break this summer but are ready to get together again for fun and fellowship. Be there!
- The women of PoP have a project of knitting scarves and hats for the Seafarer’s International House, a ministry of the Lutheran church. These items will be Christmas gifts to seafarers docking in Connecticut from foreign countries. Are you a knitter? Check out the Blueprints for instructions.
All of these opportunities have to do with stewardship—the wise use of what we have, and what we are.
Stewardship is more than money. Think about the talents, ideas, energies and time you have to share as well.
Blessings and Peace,
Pastor Mark A. Grorud, Interim Pastor