Prince of Peace
Weekly Update

September 25 - October 1, 2020

"Be an encourager. The world has plenty of critics already."

- Dave Willis
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It is time. Are You Ready?

Outdoor worship on Saturday, September 26th at 5:00 p.m. (no rain date) in the church parking lot. (Also Facebook Live) Simply register in advance (see below), bring a mask, some folding chairs and bread and wine for communion. Please bring your bread and wine that will be consecrated for eating and drinking as a household.
 
Virtual worship available each Sunday on our website. 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.

Friday noon IS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE for outside worship! Please use the link below to register to participate in the outdoor worship service on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. Information about the worship – what to bring, where to sit, when to arrive, etc. is included in the Eventbrite registration.
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Prince of Peace
Communion Bread Recipe

 (Passed down from Pastor Amanda & Britton Warner)
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Ingredients:
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
 
Directions:
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.)
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CONFIRMATION CLASS Tuesday's at 7:00 p.m.

Confirmation class will include 7th & 8th graders in weekly Zoom class and independent activities. Pastor has emailed families that our records show are entering 7th and 8th grades. If you did not receive the email, please contact Pastor Lutz.
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Individual Communion is available by Appointment

Time is available during the week when you can come in, hear the words of institution, community prayers, eat and drink the bread and wine, and meditate on this spiritual gift in solitude.

Please contact Pastor Lutz if you would like to receive communion at Prince of Peace.          
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Sunday Virtual Coffee/Fellowship Hour

Join us this Sunday at
11:00 a.m. for our weekly Fellowship/Coffee Hour.

We are collecting stories to better understand the power and influence of Prince of Peace in our membership.

Members of the Forward Leadership Team will be present to share their stories and to capture yours.

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.!
Offering,Tithes and
Special Donations 

Please help us stay current with our financial obligations
during this difficult time.
We say "Thank you" to all who have mailed in their offerings.

We are now able to offer online giving here.

Now you can give a one time gift or a reoccurring gift through a checking account or a debit/credit card.  

Financial Statements k. Please contact Financial Secretary, Nicole Cable, with any questions or concerns. 
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DAILY BREAD
FOOD PANTRY IS SEEKING DONATIONS
 
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.
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How to Reach
the Pastor

And as always, Pastor Lutz is easily accessible. You can email him (poppastorpaul@ sbcglobal.net) call him on his cell (609.578.7921) or post on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/plutznj). Although there will be no regular office hours, the church phone is checked every couple of days for messages.
COUNCIL NEWS

The Council met over zoom on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020. 

The following items were discussed:

  • Return to worship
  • September 12th was the first outdoor worship. Approximately 50 attended the service.
  • September 20th was the first indoor worship. Approximately 25 attended the service
  • Misty Hollow Task Force Phil Curatillo, Susan Lehmann, Steve Davies, Eric Zimmitti, and two others will meet to determine how to move forward with the sale of Misty Hollow
  • Pre-school resumed classes the week of 9.20.2020.
  • Water delivery, custodial service, and trash/recycling removal are all resuming this September. Custodian services will include special antibacterial cleaning and spray/fog.
  • Air ducts in the youth room will be replaced.
  • Pastor Lutz will participate in a continuing education course designed for those pastors serving congregations in transition.
  • A small token of appreciation was given to Heather Pontonio and Phil Guibileo for their help with the creation and delivery of our prerecording worship services.
  • The decision was made to furlough the choir directors until further notice.
  • Pastor Lutz will work with members of the congregation to develop and implement a fall stewardship campaign.
  • Faith Formation: Sunday School kick-off took place on 9.13 via Zoom. Sunday school will be every Sunday at 8:30 am on zoom. The website has updated information about Sunday School.
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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
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Thank you from the bottom of the hungry stomachs of Danbury and surrounding towns.

Bring non-perishable food when you come to church. The basket is empty, but maybe not for long.
 
We contributed 10 bags of food this week and smiles abounded for those who graciously contributed food to the Food Pantry. It was such a joy to see the happy workers at the pantry. 
 
People needing donations have increased recently. People are still waiting for government checks and their money has to go for rent and utilities, so food donations are helping to keep stomachs free from hunger. Moms and Dads are giving food to their kids first. You would do that if you had to make that decision.
 
They had also given out all the masks that we left last time so we left more this Tuesday.
 
I challenge us to keep up the donations. You know the list of foods needed so please keep it up.
 
A gentle reminder, the pantry prefers food in cans as glass jars can break and cause a mess. Also, please do not donate expired food in containers. We are prohibited, by law, to distribute outdated foods. Dates are on food containers and you may need a magnifying glass to read the dates (like me).
 
If you haven’t donated in the past, this is the time to start. Let’s keep the food coming and remember that if we give to the least of these, we give it to God. What a powerful message!
 
To our sewers: Keep sewing. Let me know if you need supplies. We need all sizes to keep people safe.People who are willing to distribute food and masks should call the Daily Bread Food Pantry at 203-748-3561.
 
Nan Carlson
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Thursdays at 7:00 p.m..
"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.
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