Prince of Peace
Weekly Update


October 23-29, 2020

"We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference."

- Nelson Mandela
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It is time. Are You Ready?

Please wear red for the 
Outdoor Reformation worship service on Saturday, October 24th at 5:00 p.m. (no rain date) in the church parking lot. (followed by Oktoberfest food delivery)(Also Facebook Live) Simply register in advance (see below), bring a mask, some folding chairs and bread and wine for communion. Enjoy some congregational singing and having your bread and wine consecrated for eating and drinking as a household.
 
Virtual worship available each Sunday on our website. Simply go to our website, select the Sunday you desire to participate in and sing along in the privacy of your home. No communion and no in person gathering but the basics of liturgy conveniently available for your spiritual nourishment.
 
Registration is required of every household member or individual to participate in the inside and outside worship services.

Friday noon IS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE for outside worship! Please use the link below to register to participate in the outdoor worship service this Saturday, at 5:00 p.m. Information about the worship – what to bring, where to sit, when to arrive, etc. is included in the Eventbrite registration
November Alternative Inside/Outside
Worship Schedule


Inside
Sunday, November 1

Outside
Saturday, November 7

Inside
Sunday, November 15

Outside
Saturday, November 21

Of course, all outside services are dependent on the weather.
We are hoping to be able to record a service for Sunday broadcast on the days when the weather precludes outside worship.
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Prince of Peace
Communion Bread Recipe

 (Passed down from Pastor Amanda & Britton Warner)
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Ingredients:
1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup white all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup water
¼ cup oil
¼ cup honey
 
Directions:
Mix the dry ingredients. Combine all liquids in a separate bowl. Add combined liquids to the dry ingredients. Knead well and roll into a flat circle (about half an inch thick). Score into bite size squares. Bake at 350o F. for 10 to 12 minutes. (The bread can also be baked in a loaf pan for non-communion purposes.)
Individual Communion is available by Appointment

Time is available during the week when you can come in, hear the words of institution, community prayers, eat and drink the bread and wine, and meditate on this spiritual gift in solitude.

Please contact Pastor Lutz if you would like to receive communion at Prince of Peace.          
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Sunday Virtual Coffee/Fellowship Hour
Join us this Sunday at
11:00 a.m. for our weekly Fellowship/Coffee Hour.
It is an opportunity to stay connected, hear the latest congregational news, care for one another, and see the faces of all you are missing.

This Sunday's topic is "Encourage One Another"

Tell stories of how you have given and received encouragement from other members of Prince of Peace.

Sign into a Virtual Coffee Hour by clicking on the link below.
If prompted

Meeting ID: 988 8813 8373 Password: 735006

It is always helpful to test your ability to join and visual & audio sounds on your computer or tablet prior to the meeting.

See you Sunday at 11:00 a.m.!
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The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program
 
Prince of Peace will again be participating in the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program.
Tags will be available in late October. There will be a folder at the main entrance to the church which contains the tags, a sheet upon which to indicate which family has taken a tag and a pen. If you take a tag, please make sure you write your family name on the sheet in that folder. The tag numbers you should use are written in black marker on the back of the tag. If the item on the angel tag is more than $30, feel free to substitute for it. When the tags were prepared, it was not possible to research the price of each item. Attach the entire tag to the giftDo not detach any part of the tag.  When returning the gift, it is very important that the tag be secured to the gift because it has the family number and the name of the child on the tag. When these become disconnected, it makes it difficult trying to match up the gift to the child. Gifts may be returned to the church during the morning hours during the week or on a day when we have either indoor or outdoor church services. However, it would be best to check by phone to see if someone will be there when you plan to come. Please do not leave the gift at the church entrance if no one is in the building. Please direct any questions to Ernie Lehman (203) 746-1224.
 
DO NOT WRAP THE GIFT
All gifts need to be back to the church by Sunday, December 6th.

Thank you for your generosity in participating in this program.

Ernie Lehman
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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.
Check out the amazing 
stories of Christian
encouragement from 
members
and friends of Prince of Peace.
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How to Reach
the Pastor

And as always, Pastor Lutz is easily accessible. You can email him (poppastorpaul@ sbcglobal.net) call him on his cell (609.578.7921) or post on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/plutznj). Although there will be no regular office hours, the church phone is checked every couple of days for messages.
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Oktoberfest
 
Tomorrow, October 24th is very important in our church. We celebrate the Reformation and our Stewardship Program and then, we share the virtual meal of Octoberfest, after the outdoor worship. Many have responded and if you didn’t, call me and we’ll be ready for you. There will be some extras so don’t go hungry. We are all busy and have problems committing to certain dates, particularly in a pandemic.
Remember to encourage one another. We, as a congregation do that very well but others need that encouragement, too.
 
I was at the food pantry last week and they had run out of peanut butter. It’s a staple for many people. A volunteer used the donations to purchase cases of peanut butter. 170 people showed up for food last week.
Remember to bring some food for the people who are hungry in Danbury and surrounding towns. Donating money may be more simple for you. It all helps people who need food. Go on the website and donate to dailybreadfoodpantry.com.
 
~ Nan Carlson
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Council Update
 
The Congregational Council met over Zoom on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020.
 
The following items were considered:

  • Received a financial update from Rich Mercado, Treasurer.
  • Reviewed experience with inside, outside and virtual worship options. 
  • Heard that the Misty Hollow Task force has been assembled and is beginning their work.
  • Reviewed the "Encourage one Another" fall Stewardship campaign and Oktoberfest.
  • Planned a Council Retreat for Saturday November 7th to explore ways to invigorate ministries through the committee structure and consider how the absence of an interim pastor may have contributed to some frustration.

Please speak with any Council Member with any question, concerns or suggestions.

The Next Executive Committee meeting will be held on November 11, 2020.

The next Council meeting will be held on November 18, 2020.
All Saints Sunday

Who Shall We Remember?

If you would like to have someone who has died since last All Saints Day remembered in the All Saints worship service on November 1st please e-mail Rene at poplutheranchurch@sbcglobal.net
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Church Directory

We are in the process of updating our church directory. If you have a new address, phone number or email address please contact Rene with this information at poplutheranchurch@sbcglobal.net
The new "Christ in Our Home" (October, November, December) is available for pick up at the front door of the church.
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We’re bringing Sunday School into your home!

Pre-K through 6th graders will meet via Zoom for 30-minutes of games, bible stories, and interaction!

Sunday mornings at 8:30-9:00am.

Parents - Please follow the link below to join Zoom each Sunday.

Meeting ID: 810 2966 7079
Passcode: 999695
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m
Join us for a weekly zoom discussion of “Everyday Spirituality: discover a life of hope, peace and meaning” by James Hazelwood.

Purchase your copy on AmazonSmile today. And be sure to designate Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (make certain it is us) to receive the free charity support.
"Creating Community" Email Devotions sent on Mondays
 
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.
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DAILY BREAD
FOOD PANTRY IS SEEKING DONATIONS
 
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.
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CRAFT FAIR

Due to the pandemic the women of Prince of Peace will not be holding the Craft Fair this year...keep making those crafts and pray that we will be able to hold it in 2021.
203-775-9070
popluthernchurch@sbcglobal.net