Prince of Peace
Weekly Update

October 8- 14, 2021

"Life is 10% what happens to you
 and 90% how you react to it."

- Charles R. Swindoll
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WORSHIP IN OCTOBER

Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the building, in-person.
 
  • No online registration. Everyone will be, however, asked to sign in upon arrival.
  • Masks are NOW required regardless of vaccination status.*
  • The single-use bulletins will remain, but the hymns will be sung from the hymnal.
  • While social distancing will be encouraged worshipers may sit wherever they prefer. 
  • Communion will continue to use the communion kits where worshipers are seated.
  • The offering will be gathered when worshipers arrive and brought forward during the service.   
 
*from the Town of Brookfield - Effective Monday, August 16th, the use of face masks that cover the nose and mouth is mandatory in all indoor areas, both public and private, regardless of vaccine status, where safe social distancing cannot be maintained. This includes all indoor spaces that are open to the public.
  
Sundays at 9:00 a.m. will also be on Zoom and streamed to our Facebook page. 
 
Sundays from 10:15 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. In case of inclement weather, service will be broadcast over FM radio in the parking lot. Those fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks.
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ELCA Domestic Disaster Fund

100% of your financial gifts given to the ELCA Domestic Relief Fund will go to assist victims of Hurricane Ida. Please give today.
CREATING COMMUNITY

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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PoP Craft Fair
 Saturday, November 6, 2021
 
Look for Sign up Genius online for opportunities to support the Fair.

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.
 
Janet Lutz will be in charge of used books. Please save books until the week before as we have limited storage space.
 
As we don’t have storage room please bring your non-food items after the service on Sunday, October 31.
 
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 has generously donated to Lutheran World Relief projects as well as the successful mask project during the pandemic.
 
Come and see the Craft Fair on Saturday, November 6th and have a wonderful lunch. Invite your friends and neighbors. Everyone is welcome!

Nan Carlson
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FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR

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 donor or recipient of the flowers are welcome to take their arrangement after the last service on Sunday.

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.
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The church office will be closed on Monday, October 11 in observance of the Columbus Day Federal Holiday.
Friday, October 15th
at 6:00 p.m.

Hosts:
James & Donna Vitetta

Update: This FNL will be held at Prince of Peace!
 
Please click below for more information.
Calling All Adults!

Join us every Sunday at 10:15 a.m. for a 30-minute conversation about the Sunday scripture (primarily the Gospel) story. Come explore -
What scares, confuses, or challenges me in this text? What delights me in this text? What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
What is God up to in this text? What questions do you have? What is God saying to you? to us as a congregation? No Experience Necessary. Join us in the Green room. Bring your bulletin, coffee, and your questions. See you there and then.
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A Place for YOU in Sunday School?

There are opportunities for caring adults...
 

We are looking for caring adults and high-schoolers to serve as leaders and helpers for our 30-minute Sunday School. Simply click on the button below to get to Sign-up Genius where you can volunteer for 1 Sunday or as many as you like. The only prep before class is to read over the curriculum which will be sent to you by Heather after you sign-up. All supplies needed will be waiting in the classroom.  
All Saints’ Sunday is on November 7th.

If you have lost loved ones during the past year, please print their names on the sheet on the table near the front door, so they can be included in the prayers and listed in the bulletin on All Saints’ Sunday.  
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SMALL GROUP CONVERSATIONS

Thank you to all the members who took the opportunity to participate in our Small Group Conversations: Finding our "Why".
We are honored by the wonderful fellowship and stories shared during these sessions as we plan/build our future together here at PoP. Members of the Forward Leadership team and Council are compiling the data received from these conversations and results will be explored with the congregation in the coming weeks. Stay Tuned!" 

In Christ,
Council and Forward Leadership Team
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Come and Work with PoP's newly forming Finance Committee
 
Openings now exist to get in on the formation of this essential ministry team!

If you have the desire and willingness to help your congregation remain good stewards of all our financial resources, you are the perfect fit for this team!
 
For more information about this committee please reach out to Lorraine Lavery at marc.lorrainelavery@gmail.com. 
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Is God calling you to serve as PoP's new Treasurer?
 
The newly forming Finance Committee is anticipating supporting a new church treasurer. This will be a stipend position with oversite for Congregational finances.
 
Please see the bulletin board for a specific job description or email Lorraine Lavery at marc.lorrainelavery@gmail.com for more information. This is a limited-time opportunity. Is God calling you? 
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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.
203-775-9070
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