Prince of Peace
Weekly Update

June 11 - 17, 2021

"We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give."

Winston Churchill

We offer the following weekly worship and learning opportunities through the summer (or until COVID recommendations suggests otherwise).

Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the building, in-person, worship with communion following all the COVID-19 precautions. Click below to register to attend in-person.

Sundays at 9:00 a.m. will also be on Zoom and streamed to our Facebook page. Click below for Zoom Link.

Meeting ID: 893 6306 3583
Passcode: 689284

Sundays from 10:15 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Sunday School in-person in the Green Room or playground (weather permitting) for children 1st-5th grade. See the Sunday School page on our website for details.

Sundays at 11:00 a.m. outdoor, parking lot, worship with communion. This service will not be on Zoom or streamed. Park in the lower parking lot and walk toward the church with your folding chairs. Bring your own bread and wine or use the kit provided. According to the CDC, for those fully vaccinated, no masks are needed for outside worship. In case of inclement weather, service will be broadcast over FM radio in the parking lot.
With the Summer Worship Schedule...

 ...comes new opportunities for worship leadership.

If you have already decided which Sunday worship service you will regularly attend - 9:00 a.m. inside or 11:00 a.m. outside - please consider assisting with worship leadership for that service.

There is an opportunity for you to be a part of the Welcome Team (greeter, temperature taker, attendance taker, help with seating, lector, etc,) at the 9:00 a.m. indoor service and the Welcome Team (set-up manager, greeter, bulletin distributor, offering collector, parking assistant, lector, etc.) at the 11:00 a.m. outdoor worship.

Please prayerfully consider how you can be a part of these two essential Welcome Teams. For more information and an opportunity to serve, contact Pastor Lutz today. 
Hymn Sing and Ice Cream Social

We will be having a Hymn Sing and Ice Cream Social at Prince of Peace on Sunday, July 11th. The event will be held in our parking lot where we will sing all of your favorite hymns from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m.. Then at 7:30 p.m. we will enjoy some delicious ice cream with yummy toppings and good conversation with one another. Plan to bring a chair to sit on while we sing. If the weather is questionable, we will hold the event in the Fellowship Hall.

I look forward to seeing many faces and hearing many lovely voices on July 11th.

Janet Lutz

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.
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.
Congregational Meeting

The POP congregational meeting will be this Sunday June 13th at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary and over zoom.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows.

  • Quorum/Secretary
  • Call to Order
  • Opening Prayer
  • Approval of Agenda 
  • Approval of the Minutes of the June 28, 2020 Congregational Meeting 
  • Presentation of Proposed 2021/2022 Prince of Peace Pre-School Budget 
  • Vote on Pre-School Budget 
  • Update on sale of Misty Hollow 
  • Update on church organist/musician search 
  • Nominating Committee Report and Introduction of Nominees for Church Council 
  • Additional Nominations from the Floor 
  • Vote on Nominations
  • Update on 2021 Program of Ministry/Budget  
  • Adjournment 

Please click below link to connect to the meeting via Zoom.
Small Group Conversations
The Congregation Council together with the Forward Leadership Team have organized a series of small group discussions with all of you to help us shape our mission and define our calling as a church family. Held in-person and over Zoom, these 1-hour conversations ask members to share what brought them to Prince of Peace, what keeps them here, and what they love the most.

For those of you who haven't yet participated there will be an in-person sign up sheet in the Narthex this Sunday for the next round of small group conversations. Please click below for more information.

The goal: 1,500 registrants, trekking 200,000 miles over 62 days to raise $106,250 or more for Calumet. Registration for “Walk the Walk 2021” goes from May 20 – June 30. Each registrant receives an official “Walk the Walk 2021” T-Shirt. 
If 1,500 sign up to participate, Calumet will receives $37,500 in matching funds they won’t otherwise receive.
Each participant (including dogs) joins a Team and Jim and I decided this would be a great thing for POP to join in so we will be the Team leaders. You can walk, run, bicycle, or swim. Four times during the 62 day event, participants will report their mileage to us and we will report to Calumet.
Registration fee is $25 which goes to Calumet. If the participants…together…reach the 200,000 mile goal, Calumet will receive thousands of dollars in pledged money from Angel Donors they otherwise wouldn’t receive.
The link to register is below.
Please let us know if you are joining our Team.
Marci & Jim Sharp….(203) 775-4657 or e-mail:
 Altar Guild

We now have an opportunity for you to assist with Altar Guild.

Currently this is a group of ladies but we can welcome gentlemen, to set and clean up after services in the church. At present there is very little to do. More responsibility will come as more in person services are scheduled.

A team of three is scheduled for each weekend of the month. You will not be on your own until you feel comfortable with the procedure. You will be trained. 

Please call or email Susi at 203-744-2033 or for more information.

Susan Lehmann
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.

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 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 organ or  piano or at the baptismal font.  We do not have flowers at the altar during lent.
How to Reach
the Pastor

And as always, Pastor Lutz is easily accessible. You can email him (poppastorpaul@ call him on his cell (609.578.7921) or post on his Facebook page
Although there will be no regular office hours, the church phone is checked every couple of days for messages.