Prince of Peace
Weekly Update

August 28 - September 3, 2020

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."

- Robert Brault

It is time. Are You Ready?

Come worship with us this September. Pick from three venues.

Outdoor worship on Saturday September 12th and 26th at 5:00 p.m. (no rain dates) in the church parking lot. Simply bring some folding chairs and bread and wine for communion. No congregational singing but your bread and wine will be consecrated for eating and drinking as a household.

Indoor worship on Sunday, September 20th, 9:30 p.m. Simply register in advance (information to follow), bring a mask and plan to sit socially distant with your household. No singing and no communion but we will be in the building together.

Virtual worship upload each Sunday morning and available whenever you wish. 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.

All three offerings are a project in the works. So, please check the latest Weekly Update (Friday’s email) or join the weekly Zoom Coffee/Social Hour to get the latest descriptions and details of each worship service.
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.          
Sunday Virtual Coffee/Fellowship Hour

Join us this Sunday at
11:00 a.m. for our weekly Fellowship/Coffee Hour.

We are collecting stories to better understand the power and influence of Prince of Peace in our membership.

Members of the Forward Leadership Team will be present to share their stories and to capture yours.

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.!
Offering,Tithes and
Special Donations 

Please help us stay current with our financial obligations
during this difficult time.
We say "Thank you" to all who have mailed in their offerings.

We are now able to offer online giving here.

Now you can give a one time gift or a reoccurring gift through a checking account or a debit/credit card.  
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.

We owe you the results of two surveys and one questionnaire - the recent "Four Questions" Survey, the "2019 Worship Survey", and the "Re-Opening Questionnaire".

We apologize for the delay in making the results available in a timely fashion - ministry, life, and a pandemic got in the way. 

Below is the link to the recent "four-question" survey as well as the 2019 Worship Survey.

The link to the Re-opening questionnaire will be shared next week.

Please speak with Pastor Lutz, a Council member, or a Worship & Music Committee member for any needed clarification.  

I am presently putting together the archives for Prince of Peace and there are no pictures or information about the 50th anniversary celebration. Plus, there are few group photos of Confirmation classes from recent years. If anyone has any information or pictures you are willing to share, please give me a call. Thanks...Marci Sharp (203) 775-4657
Christ in Our Home (July, August, September) is available for pick up.

The Gather Magazine is also available for pickup.

Please pick up your copy of this devotion and magazine by driving to the church building and walking up to the front door. Please wear gloves and keep 6 feet away from any others you may find there.

Pastor Lutz is available
to drop Christ in our Home devotion or the Gather Magazine to your home per your request.

You may reach him at 609.578.7921 or
by email or by Facebook.

We Lutherans seem to think of angels dropping out of the sky, appearing in Bible passages and in works of art. Well, I’ve seen angels right here in Danbury, Newtown and New Milford! You think,” There she goes again”. So, where exactly did I see them?
I saw women bringing meals to a family in need. I saw a man bring a carload of food down to Daily Bread last week. I saw a woman offer a loaf of banana bread to someone who had done a favor for her. I saw a father participating in the Confirmation service. I see angels sewing masks for children as they prepare to return to school. Angels are all over. They are able to help others and they do so willingly.
Did you know that Daily Bread has a website: Log on, if you will. And note that there is a Pay Pal account which you can use for donations to the food pantry. You can still drop food at church but they also need monetary donations. If you drive by St James Church in Danbury, you will see angels working there, too.
We distribute masks to people in the community as well as Food Banks through out the area. It seems like they don’t last forever.

Feel free to contact the church office if you need a mask.
~ Nan Carlson
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.