Prince of Peace
Weekly Update
April 2-8, 2021
“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”
 ― Colette
Worship with us this season of Easter!
April 11th, the Second Sunday of Easter.  We will worship with the New England Synod using a special recorded Easter Worship service. The link is available on our website whenever convenient for your worship schedule that day. No FM parking lot worship this month.
April 18th, the Third Sunday of Easter. We will return to our 9:30 a.m. Zoom worship to sing Easter hymns, listen to stories about hunger and nourishment. Jesus both shares the disciples’ food and shows them the meaning of his suffering, death, and resurrection through the scriptures.
April 25th, the Fourth Sunday of Easter. We will return to our 9:30 a.m. Zoom worship to learn about the Good Shepherd’s willingness to lay down his life for the sheep. We will consider what it means to lay down our lives for one another by the example of sharing our wealth with any sibling in need.
The worship and Music committee will meet on Tuesday, April 6th. They would like to hear your thoughts, impressions, suggestions and words of appreciation about our worship life. 
Members are: Tina Giubileo (Chair), Nan Carlson, Marci Sharp, Susi Lehmann, Gayle and Ken Schulz, Donna Vitetta, Heidi Adam, and Pastor Lutz.
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

The church office will be closed on Monday, April 5th in observance of the Easter Monday holiday.
There will be no Sunday School on Easter.  It will resume on April 11th . Please see the link on the Sunday School page of our website (

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.
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.
Holy Week and Easter Worship Schedule

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 - please register by clicking the button below). 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).
Way of the Cross

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