Prince of Peace

Weekly Update

May 19-25, 2023

"The bad news is time flies.

The good news is you're the pilot."

Michael Altshuler



We continue to worship together Sundays at 10:00 a.m. in the building, in-person or on Zoom, Facebook Live, or webpage (


  • Please sign in upon arrival.

  • We have a seasonal bulletin to be used each week. Please return the bulletin to the tall table to be used again.

  • Communion can be received around the altar. Please pick up a communion kit. 

  • The offering will be gathered when worshipers arrive and brought forward during the service.


Sundays at 10:00 a.m. will also be on Zoom and streamed to our Facebook page.

Join Sunday 10:00 a.m. Service via Zoom

Pastor Ned McMillen will be our guest pastor this Sunday, May 21st.

June Ginand is back in Assisted Living after a hospitalization.

Prince of Peace is still very much a part of her life.

She appreciates cards. You can send them to:

June Ginand

1556 Saybrook Road

Apartment # 172

Haddam, CT 06438

~ Nan Carlson


We will be having our red geranium garden for Pentecost (5/28). The donation of a geranium is a wonderful way to honor or memorialize someone. If you would like to contribute a plant(s), please fill out a form. The forms must be submitted by May 24th.

Geranium Order Form

Do you have a favorite Hymn?


One of the things that the CAT survey brought to my attention was a desire for more favorite hymns to be included in worship. I'm sure all of us have at least one hymn that we enjoy and so with that question, this summer it is your turn ... your voice, your song. 

The worship and music committee is requesting that you submit your favorite hymn online through the link below or fill out a request form and place it in the receptacle that can be found in the back of the Narthex, from now until the end of May. 

You may submit more than one as we will collect all submissions and use those hymns as appropriate in the planning of our hymn selections during the summer months. Hymns are not limited to the ELW worship book. If you know one that is not in there, submit it as well and we will do our best to find it and we'll present something new. 

Brian Muller

Hymn Suggestions

Daily Bread

Food Pantry Update

Donations have been down, and Daily Bread is in need of everything. 

With the cost of food, the pantry is giving out approximately 200 bags of groceries every three days that they distribute food. 

They need everything especially mac and cheese, peanut butter and pasta. 

Please note the items that are listed below for the pantry. They tend to be the most nutritious and are easy to distribute. 

Avoid glass jars and fragile packaging. 


  • Canned tuna, salmon or chicken
  • Beans (canned or dry)
  • Peanut butter
  • Meal-in-a-can (beef stew, spaghetti & meatballs, etc.)
  • Soup (especially chicken noodle)
  • Rice (1, 2 or 3 pound bags)
  • Pasta
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Canned corn
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Breakfast cereal (hot or cold)
  • Marinara sauce and canned tomato products







Drop off your food items or checks (payable to DAILY BREAD FOOD PANTRY) to the church's front door anytime.  

Monetary donations are a good choice and easy to do on-line by clicking on the link below.

Thank you for your donations and prayers.

Click here to donate to the Daily Bread Food Pantry

Church Contact Information: 


By email –

By phone – (203) 775-9070

Facebook Message –


The church office is open most weeks Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please call first.

Tea for Ladies of the church and friends

Tea and Crumpets

Sunday, May 21, 2023

at 2:00 p.m.

Green Room at Church


All Ladies invited. Feel free to bring a Friend.


We will do some flower arranging. There will be flowers available.


Some vases are available but please bring your favorite vase from home.

Come and enjoy the tea and flowers.

Sponsored by the WELCA (Women of the Lutheran Church of America)

See you there! 

Nan Carlson

Dear Members and Friends of Prince of Peace:

Summer is coming! The days are beautiful! Trees and flowers are blooming! 

Children (and teachers) are counting down days until school is over; vacations are in the serious planning stages; graduations are being anticipated—in short, it’s a wonderful time of the year!

So let me offer an encouraging word about worship this summer.

Because of everything else going on, it’s easy to take a break from the worship-habit over the summer months. I totally understand that. But a habit that we fall out of is often harder to get back into again.

So continue to make worship a habit this summer. Sneak in five minutes late if you have to. Wear shorts and tank-tops if you want to. Yawn during the sermon. Just be a part of the family at Prince of Peace this summer. We miss you when you’re gone.

Looking forward to summer along with all of you…

Blessings and Peace,

Pastor Mark Grorud


There is a Parish Life meeting on May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. via zoom.

Please reach out to Lorraine Lavery for the zoom link at

Come and enjoy the Norwalk Community Chorale with our very own Brian Muller who is the Conductor/Music Director of this event.

It is a free concert on June 3 at 7:30 p.m. Please click below for more details.

Norwalk Community Chorale Concert

Dear Prince of Peace friends, 

On June 11th, we will have our annual congregational meeting. At this meeting, we will be voting on the revised constitution, by-laws, and resolutions. The revision of the constitution was made to be aligned with the model constitution from Synod. The by-laws and resolutions have been revised with descriptions and processes of our committees.

Below you will find a link for the updated constitution, by-laws, and resolutions as well as a link for the noted revisions to the 1989 constitution.

Thank you,

Lorraine Lavery

Council President

2023 Constitution
2023 Constitution compared to 1989 Constitution

If you have made a decision to increase your giving or your pledge this year, please share that information with Heidi Adam, the Treasurer of Prince of Peace.


That information will be very helpful as we strengthen our financial base in preparation for calling a new pastor.

As Prince of Peace is transitioning to a new phase, Council has put together this brief survey for you to share your thoughts, ideas, and concerns with us.

You can complete this multiple times, so feel free to submit whenever you have something to share. 

If you prefer to talk directly to a Council member, their contact information is in Blueprints - feel free to reach out anytime.

There will also be a hard copy in the narthex with a designated box to hand in the form. 
Click here to fill out Survey

Need to contact Pastor Grorud?


At this point, he will be in the church office on Tuesday and Wednesday of each week and other times as the calendar requires. 


If you would like to visit with him about anything, please contact him or call Rene in the church office to set up a time to chat.


He is also available by phone at any time. His home phone is 203-210-7762. His cell is 402-620-8032. Please feel free to call if you have an immediate concern or question.