Prince of Peace
Weekly Update

January 22-28, 2021

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."

- Stephen Hawking


Continuing through January 2021 worship will remain at 9:30 a.m. (over Zoom). Each service can also be watched at 9:30 a.m. on Facebook Live or viewed at  another time or day using the link on our website. See the PoP weekly emails for the Zoom link.
There are now three options:
(Four, if you count not participating at all. Not a recommended option.)
1. You are invited to join us for Zoom worship and stay after for some fellowship time. You’ll need to provide your own coffee or morning beverage of choice. There is no need to leave the zoom worship meeting and enter the zoom coffee hour meeting. Worship will flow into Fellowship. And, you can stay for as little time or as long of a time as you like.

2. You are invited to join us for Zoom worship and leave when the worship has concluded.

3. You are invited to join us for Fellowship/Coffee Hour without participating in worship, where we catch up with each other, talk about PoP, and share in Christian community.
The same Zoom invite will be used for both worship and Fellowship. You will be admitted at 9:30 a.m. for worship. If you click in close to 10:15 a.m. you will be  admitted as soon as worship is concluded. 
Again, you can stay for as little time or as long of a time as you like. See the PoP weekly emails for the Zoom link. We will use the same link through the season of Lent.
Fellowship/Coffee Hour Goes Earlier

The consensus of the Coffee/Fellowship Hour participants was to add this social time immediately following worship. So, going forward the Fellowship/Coffee Hour will begin at the conclusion of the worship service (approx. 10:15 a.m.).

Coffee Hour

  • How is your vision?
  • How do you train your sight to see God at work?
  • How might your life change if your focus was on assets and not deficits, what we have and not what may be missing? 

2021 offering envelopes are available for pick up.

Stop by most mornings after 9:00 a.m. or call ahead to pick up your box of offering envelopes.

If you would like them dropped off at your home please contact the church office.
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.
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.

Year to date statements through 11/30/20 were sent out the first week of December.  Remember statements can be run at any time, please just reach out to Nicole Cable at  or 203.775.8358.

If you previously had an envelope # higher than 180, you have been assigned a new number for 2021. Contact the church office for the new number. 

There will be a Zoom Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 31st at 11:00 a.m.  Please click on the links below for more detailed information. The 2021 budget will be sent out in the near future.
Stimulus Checks Going to Neighbors in Need.
Please consider sharing a part or all of your stimulus check with the Love Fund. We have identified two local families to help during this financially difficult time – one is a single mom who sends her children to our pre-school, the other is a food insecure member of the greater Brookfield community. Simply send your check made payable to Prince of Peace, with “Stimulus donation” in the memo, and we will see that our neighbors in need benefit from your generosity. Together we do more!

Thank you.
Binge Reading the Gospel of Mark
You are invited to join with others in a binge reading of the Gospel of Mark. Mark is the primary source of our Sunday Gospel stories during this liturgical year. This will be a one time event during the season of Lent. You can get a head start by reading it through the gospel yourself. It takes about 90 minutes. But don’t give away any spoilers.
Fundraiser for Daily Bread Food Pantry

Stay tuned for a fundraiser with Savers. We will donate our goods in one group, so that Savers can compute a monetary price and then donate it to the Food Pantry.

Save your donations which can eventually be stored in the Misty Hollow garage and then delivered in April.

We need gently used and fairly clean clothing,shoes and accessories in kitchen garbage bags. We also need housewares from the kitchen and storage area. (stuff that you don’t use). Drapes, bedding, small appliances and small furniture. All items must be stored in leaf size yard bags or kitchen garbage bags.
We are cleaning up the Misty Hollow garage and will be accepting items by February.
We anticipate a mouse problem so we may need your large plastic bins for storage. Put your name on it if you want it back. We will need many donors to make this worth while. Mention it to your neighbors and local friends.
This is a way to turn your unused and unwanted things into food for the hungry. What a concept!

Look for the article in the February Blueprints.
Nan Carlson

The new Christ in Our Home devotional (January, February March) is available for pick up.
There are also copies of Gather Magazine from October, November, December, January and February that can be in your home if you drop by the church and pick up a copy.

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.
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.