Prince of Peace
Weekly Update

March 19-25, 2021

"The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely,
both tender and fierce.
Women of indomitable will."

- Amy Tenney

Continuing through March 2021 worship will remain at 9:30 a.m. (over Zoom).
There are four options (Five, 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.

4. You may watch any of the services on our website at your convenience as an individual or a household.
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.
10:15 a.m. Fellowship/Coffee Hour
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


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.

The new Christ in Our Home devotional (April, May, June) is available for pick up.
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.

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.
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.
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.
Holy Week and Easter Worship Schedule

3.28 Palm/Passion Sunday with the blessing of Palms - 9:30 a.m. Zoom worship. (Pick up palm branches, palm pinwheels for children, and "Alleluia" signs for Easter at church on Saturday 3.27)

3.28  Way of the Cross - on the website. (A self-guided journey for all ages designed to help you reflect on the events of Jesus' crucifixion in a unique and meaningful way anytime during Holy Week).  

4.1  Maundy Thursday - 7:30 p.m. Zoom worship. (Listen again to Jesus' command that we love one another and his invitation to wash one another's feet as a sign of service to our neighbors on the night of the Last Supper).

4.2  Good Friday - 7:30 p.m. Zoom worship. (Experience the Reading of the Passion According to St. John, The Bidding Prayer, a Procession with Cross, and special music, including “Were You There”).

4.3  Easter Vigil - on the website. (A Service of Light, Readings, and Affirmation of Baptism to experience anytime before Easter).

4.4  NEWSunrise Easter Service - 7:00 a.m. in the Cemetery. (Bring chairs to sit in or a blanket to sit on the stone wall, bread and wine for communion, or use the small chalice provided, and follow along in this moving traditional Moravianian liturgy celebrating how our Lord conquered sin and death while watching the sunrise). 

4.4  Festive In-person Easter worship - 9:30 a.m. in the building. (Registration is required). We will adhere to Covid precautions, including a welcome interview, mask-wearing, and social distancing. There will be communion in the pew using an individual bread and wine set to be provided, Easter flowers, Easter hymns, and special music).
4.4  Festive Easter worship - 11:00 a.m. Zoom worship. (Experience Easter hymns, biblical storytelling, a children's sermon, and sermon, plus special music from members, national choirs, and friends during this worship celebrating the day of resurrection).
Easter Garden – 2021

If you would like to contribute a plant(s) to this year's Easter Garden, please fill out the attached form and send it to Rene in the church office. Forms must be returned by March 26th.
My Preparation For Easter

Prayerfully consider participating in an activity or practice suggested from this list of Inward and Personal and Outside and Social Disciplines. Click here to review.

Lent Challenge & Cleaning Closets - Each day of Lent, remove one item from your closet that you no longer wear or need and put it in a trash bag. At the end of the forty days, donate these items to a place that can share them with someone who can really use them!
Midweek Zoom Encouragements

  • 6:30 p.m. Soup and Bread Supper
  • 7:00 p.m. Holden Evening Prayer
  • 7:30 pm A Thirty-minute Bible Project Zoom class each Wednesday through 3.24.
FM Communion in the Parking Lot

There will be two more services of the FM communion in the parking lot” experience (based on our Christmas day service).
They are all the second Sunday of the month.
  • April 11
  • May 9
Arrive with your own bread and wine (or use what is provided), take a worship packet from the worship greeter, park facing the building, stay in your car, turn on your FM radio, and follow along with the short communion service.
Way of the Cross

Take time leading into Holy Week to experience the Way of the Cross. Created by members of Prince of Peace, this 30-minute self-guided journey is designed for all ages to reflect on the events of Jesus’ crucifixion in a unique and meaningful way.
Fundraiser for the Daily Bread Food Pantry

Thank you to all who have donated food and items for the Food Pantry.

It’s good to note that some are thinking about those less fortunate than many of us.
It’s hard to imagine the increasing numbers of our neighbors who are hungry and food insecure.

If you aren’t shopping, you can always donate money to the pantry at
We will leave the Misty Hollow garage entry door open on Saturdays through the month of March.

Call the church office or Nan if you need things to be picked up. Please continue to leave food at church.
Nan Carlson