Prince of Peace
Weekly Update

November 13-19, 2020

"A good life is a collection of happy moments."
- Denis Waitley
It is time. Are You Ready?

Indoor worship on Sunday, November 15th at 9:30 a.m. 
Simply register in advance. (See below), bring a mask and plan to sit socially distant with your household. There will be no communion.

Outdoor worship on Saturday, November 21st at 5:00 p.m. (no rain date) in the church parking lot. Simply register in advance, bring a mask, some folding chairs and bread and wine for communion. Registration starts the Monday before the Saturday service. No congregational singing but your bread and wine will be consecrated for eating and drinking as a household.

Virtual worship uploaded each Sunday morning and available whenever you wish. Simply go to our website, select the Sunday you desire to participate in, and sing along in the  privacy of your home. No communion and no in person gathering but the basics of liturgy conveniently available for your spiritual nourishment.

Registration is required of every household member or individual to participate in the inside and outside worship services this month. 

Friday noon IS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE for the Sunday, 11.15.2020 inside worship! Please use the link below to register to participate in the indoor worship service. Information about the worship – what to bring, where to sit, when to arrive, etc. is included in the Eventbrite registration and here below.
Prince of Peace
Communion Bread Recipe

 (Passed down from Pastor Amanda & Britton Warner)
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1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup white all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup water
¼ cup oil
¼ cup honey
Mix the dry ingredients. Combine all liquids in a separate bowl. Add combined liquids to the dry ingredients. Knead well and roll into a flat circle (about half an inch thick). Score into bite size squares. Bake at 350o F. for 10 to 12 minutes. (The bread can also be baked in a loaf pan for non-communion purposes.)
Sunday Virtual Coffee/Fellowship Hour
Join us this Sunday at
11:00 a.m. for our weekly Fellowship/Coffee Hour.
It is an opportunity to stay connected, hear the latest congregational news, care for one another, and see the faces of all you are missing.

This Sunday's topic is "Encourage One Another"

Tell stories of how you have given and received encouragement from other members of Prince of Peace.

Sign into a Virtual Coffee Hour by clicking on the link below.
If prompted

Meeting ID: 988 8813 8373 Password: 735006

It is always helpful to test your ability to join and visual & audio sounds on your computer or tablet prior to the meeting.

See you Sunday at 11:00 a.m.!
Can you help?

November is a month when we are thankful for all that we have and celebrate together as families with huge Thanksgiving meals.
Well this year will be different for so many due to the pandemic. But we can together help families in need purchase food to create a Thanksgiving meal for themselves. Any amount of donation would be great. If you can’t get to the store I will purchase gift cards with your donation.
Please let me know if you would like to participate. Please call or text me (203)512-1166 or email me

Please click below for more details.

~ Monica Walsh
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.
Check out the amazing 
stories of Christian
encouragement from 
and friends of Prince of Peace.
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.

Saturday, November 14th
for Property Clean up
On Saturday, November 14th we need your help to clean up leaves and other debris which has accumulated around our church property. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. The areas which need attention are our lawns, parking areas, driveways, pre-school and cemetery. We have rakes and tarps, but need the hands to put them to use. We plan to start about 8:30 a.m. and finish by noon. If you have any questions, contact either Steve Kleppin or Ernie Lehman.
Christmas Cookie 
Exchange Coming!
As we approach the season of Advent awaiting the celebration of the birth of our
Lord Jesus, we will also await a yummy Christmas Cookie Exchange. This is to be held on    Saturday, December 19th at POP. Members that wish to participate will be asked to drop off four dozen cookies prior to December 19th and then will be able to pick up a wonderful assortment of Christmas cookies on December 19th. Please be thinking about a special Christmas cookie that you could make for this fun event.
If you are interested in helping out, please contact Janet Lutz at or (609) 235-6070. Watch for additional details in the December Blueprints and the Friday weekly email updates.
Church Directory

We are in the process of updating our church directory. If you have a new address, phone number or email address please contact Rene with this information at
All committees are asked to submit their 2021 budget  requests by Sunday, December 1st to Rich Mercado. Please provide as much detail as possible to support your request.
The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program
Prince of Peace will again be participating in the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program.
Tags will be available in the next week or so. There will be a folder at the main entrance to the church which contains the tags, a sheet upon which to indicate which family has taken a tag and a pen. If you take a tag, please make sure you write your family name on the sheet in that folder. The tag numbers you should use are written in black marker on the back of the tag. If the item on the angel tag is more than $30, feel free to substitute for it. When the tags were prepared, it was not possible to research the price of each item. Attach the entire tag to the giftDo not detach any part of the tag.  When returning the gift, it is very important that the tag be secured to the gift because it has the family number and the name of the child on the tag. When these become disconnected, it makes it difficult trying to match up the gift to the child. Gifts may be returned to the church during the morning hours during the week or on a day when we have either indoor or outdoor church services. However, it would be best to check by phone to see if someone will be there when you plan to come. Please do not leave the gift at the church entrance if no one is in the building. Please direct any questions to Ernie Lehman (203) 746-1224.
All gifts need to be back to the church by Sunday, December 6th.

Thank you for your generosity in participating in this program.

Ernie Lehman
We’re bringing Sunday School into your home!

Pre-K through 6th graders will meet via Zoom for 30-minutes of games, bible stories, and interaction!

Sunday mornings at 8:30-9:00am.

Parents - Please follow the link below to join Zoom each Sunday.

Meeting ID: 810 2966 7079
Passcode: 999695
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m
Join us for a weekly zoom discussion of “Everyday Spirituality: discover a life of hope, peace and meaning” by James Hazelwood.

Purchase your copy on AmazonSmile today. And be sure to designate Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (make certain it is us) to receive the free charity support.
"Creating Community" Email Devotions sent on Mondays
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.

Due to the pandemic the women of Prince of Peace will not be holding the Craft Fair this year...keep making those crafts and pray that we will be able to hold it in 2021.