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Saturday, 5:00 pm

Sunday, 10:00 am

All services are available in person and via live video stream on Facebook or YouTube except for the Easter Vigil which will be in person only.

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Saturday, April 17, 5:00 pm

Sunday, April 18, 10:00 am

Sermon Theme:  Here I Stand

Pastor Buono will commemorate the 500th Anniversary of Luther's appearance before the emperor.  You won't want to miss this!


Third Sunday of Easter

The Color for the Easter Season is white.

We stand in the footsteps of Martin Luther 500 years later. We stand boldly, proclaiming the One who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light. We stand boldly, renouncing the devil and all his works and all his ways. We stand, by the grace of God, steadfast and ready to suffer all rather than fall away. We do not stand on Luther, but we will gladly stand with him, firm on the testimony of the Holy Scriptures to confess the saving Gospel of Christ, our Good Shepherd, who died and rose, in whose name is forgiveness of sins for all people. Here we stand; we can do no other. God help us. 

1st Reading

Acts 3:11-21

2nd Reading

1 John 3:1-7

The Gospel of the Day

Luke 24:36-49

Prayer

Heavenly Father, by the resurrection of Your Son You adopt all who believe in Him. Receive us as Your newborn children and nourish our faith by the pure spiritual milk of Your Word, that we may dwell in Your presence forever. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

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Prince of Peace Preschool 

April Newsletter

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Pastor Bruenger's April Message

The Sun Shines Through the Cloud

Last year at this time a dark cloud of a new virus hung over the world.  No one, not even the experts were able to predict how long it would remain.  We were told it was spread very easily and was resulting in many deaths.  We were encouraged to avoid human contact as reports came in of overcrowded ICU units and shortages of staff.  We asked, “How long O Lord?”  At times it seemed as if the sun would never shine again as the number of deaths climbed daily.  The virus touched close to home reminding us that it is no respecter of persons.

Last Easter was very subdued as POP joined the crowd of churches that scrambled to find ways to offer services virtually and offer spiritual care without physical contact.  We can only imagine what it would have been like without today’s communication tools.  While some have used the tools to separate and divide; many have used the tools to unite and offer hope. 

Now the sun is beginning to shine through the cloud.  We give thanks to God for vaccines, those who developed them and the many who served in extraordinary ways.  Yet we exercise caution, for it appears that the cloud is not totally dispersed.  As, we are able, to return to in person worship, we will still provide live streaming of our services and drive thru communion.  It is evident in the greetings, singing, and visiting that the in person services have been well received.  It is evident that we missed one another, after all we are a community.

I like to look for positives when dark clouds descend upon us.  One positive is a renewed appreciation for one another.  This pandemic has revealed the importance of health care workers, of grocery store workers, of those who deliver our packages, of those who wait on us, etc.  Perhaps now it will be the new normal to say, “Thank you for your service.” 

Easter is a reminder that the “Son” does break through the dark clouds that come to us.  The despair of the followers of Jesus was replaced with the sight of the risen Lord. By faith we imagine what they must have felt like, perhaps even giddy.  By faith, our despair over things like the pandemic and even the threat of the grave is brightened with the presence and promises of the risen Lord.  And the sun shines even brighter as we can be together in worship, to serve, to encourage and just enjoy the company of one another. 

Together we proclaim the living Christ and live in peace.

Richard Bruenger


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Adult Bible Study and Sunday School

Adult Bible Study meets every Sunday via Zoom and in person.  

This coming Sunday Pastor Buono will discuss the Luther's Catechism. 

Sunday School

Grades 5-6
The grades 5-6 Sunday School class meets Sunday mornings at 9:00 and is taught by Terri Good (aka Miss Terri).  The class is offered concurrently on zoom and in-person in the lower level of Prince of Peace Church. 
Right now, this class is taking a walk through the Bible.  We are learning who wrote each book, when the book was written, why the book was written, and how the book points to Jesus and our salvation.  So far, we have explored Genesis from Creation to the Flood to the Patriarchs and how  the 12 Tribes of Israel arrived in Egypt.  Next we will study Exodus and the story of how God delivered His people from slavery in Egypt, the 40 years in the wilderness, the 10 Commandments, and entry into the Promised Land.  We will continue through all 66 books of the Bible.  Some books will be touched on briefly, while others will be examined more closely.  
I have no particular time-line for this journey, as I am creating the lessons as I go.  I hope that over a 2-year span we will have made it to Revelation!  The cool part about this journey is you don't have to start at the beginning of the Bible to learn about God's love for us - it is in every book, in every chapter, in every verse!  
While the class is mainly for grades 5 and 6, our class is currently composed of children in grades 4-6.  
Under 4th Grade
Sunday school for under 4th grade will be held via Zoom. 

POPP is CELEBRATING THE "Week of the Young Child"

Please see the attached for ideas, maybe your family could participate with “Family Friday”.

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