Prince of Peace
Weekly Update

June 4 - 10, 2021

"Sometimes I shock myself with the smart stuff I say and do. Other times I try to get out of the car with my seatbelt on." 

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WORSHIP WITH US THIS SUMMER

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. 
Habitat Readies Condo in Brookfield
 
Housatonic Habitat of Danbury is in the process of completing renovations on a condo unit at 6 Boxwood Drive in Brookfield – about ½ mile from Prince of Peace. The unit has 2 bedrooms, 1 ½ baths, a large living room, kitchen and a garage. If you know of someone who is in need of affordable housing, please have them contact Housatonic Habitat of Danbury @ housatonichabitat.org for additional information or call (203) 744-1340. There are income guidelines and the expectation of working with Housatonic Habitat of Danbury activities.

There will be an Open House on June 5th from 12:00- 4:00 p.m .

Please click below for more information.
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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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/PoP-Pastor-Paul-106119548198922
Although there will be no regular office hours, the church phone is checked every couple of days for messages.
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2021 Graduates

Graduation Sunday will be held this Sunday, June 6th . We will honor our church’s high school and college graduates at both services. If you are graduating and did not let us know prior to today please let Pastor Lutz know prior to the service you attend on Sunday so you can be recognized.
Congregational Meeting

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

The proposed agenda for the meeting is as follows.

  • Call to Order
  • Opening Prayer
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of the Minutes of June 28, 2020 Congregational Meeting
  • Update on 2021 Program of Ministry/Budget 
  • Update on 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 new Council Member ballots
  • Presentation of Proposed 2021/2022 Prince of Peace Pre-School Budget
  • Vote on Pre-School Budget
  • Adjournment

A link to join next Sunday's congregational meeting via zoom will be available in next Friday's weekly update.
 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 lleh45@sbcglobal.net for more information.

Thanks,
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.
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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 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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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
popluthernchurch@sbcglobal.net