Fellowship Painting Workshop

We had the workshop last Saturday and 15 joined to paint on window glass.  It was a great fellowship event and everyone enjoyed it.

The windows that were painted will be for sale at Octoberfest on October 9th here at Prince of Peace.

 

 

 

BLOOD DRIVE
 SEPTEMBER 30th

For more information click HERE.

 

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, Terri Good created a sign up sheet that  can be found in the back of the church.  If you are not available to sign up that way, please contact Nikki Anderson at sunflowernikki11@gmail.com.  Volunteer timeframes are approximately 1 hour.

September Message from Pastor Bruenger

HE DOES ALL THINGS WELL 

Really?  When we look at our broken world and remember that God is in control, how can we say, “He does all things well?”  If He does all things well, it would make sense that the news would indicate improvement, less hatred, less murder, and less war.  But the bad news seems to increase. We even have people fighting over masks.  It seems that many are willing to trust the words of those who have no expertise over those who are well qualified.  One of my professors at the seminary would often say, “Every fool has a following.”  I cannot help but think of him every time I hear or read of some of the things that are portrayed as truth; but have no basis in fact.  How can we say, “He does all things well?”
One of our problems is that we seem to be able to blame God for all problems.  “God, why don’t you do something to straighten everything out?”  In reality, it is people who are to blame.  If the old nature within us is allowed to reign, what can we expect but chaos. In reality, God is doing something about it.  He has been doing His good work from the beginning, including after the fall.  He is working to change hearts, which is really where lasting change take place.  My father used to say, “You cannot legislate morality.”  His words ring true as we people attempt to force what we believe is right.  In Christ, true change takes place, all by the grace of God.  In Christ, God is at work in this world as those with changed hearts care and share on a daily basis. 
To those that say, “Where is Christ in this fractured world?”  We answer, In the hands, the feet, and the mouths of that great band of Christ’s people, motivated by the cross and resurrection, who serve every day in homes, businesses, hospitals, nursing homes, performing community service, etc. Just being what God has made them. 
This world will never be a utopia.  We have that to look forward to in heaven.  Until then, don’t loose heart.  “He does all things well.”

 

 

QUICK LINKS

Preschool Calendar 2021 2022

Meet the teachers at the POP Preschool

NEW Call Committee Update as of 9/7/21

Pastor's September Message

Covid Vaccine Update

Weekly Prayer Requests

September is POP's month at Doorste


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

Pastor Bruenger will continue our weekly Adult Bible Study this Sunday at 9: 00 am.

Come join us this Sunday!

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.  

Grades 4 and under

All preschoolers through 4th grade children are invited to join us on Zoom every Sunday at 11:00 am, taught by Laurie Fritz & Margaret Carreno. 

If you would like to join us, please call Laurie Fritz or the church office or email the church office at office@princeofpeacetopeka.org and we will send you the Zoom invite.  The way Zoom works, you need to have the invite to join us.

What do we do?  Laurie does the opening, (how are you, what did you do last week and so on.)  This is an informal gathering and a “check-in” with the young people.  After the opening, Margaret does the Bible story and asks questions.  When the story is over, Laurie plays a video clip pertaining to the Bible story.  We close with a prayer.

Our Sunday school only lasts about 20 minutes or so.


Join us for Worship this week!

Saturday, September 18, 5:00 pm

Sunday, September 19, 10:00 am

 


September 19, 2021

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jesus used parables to illustrate truths, stimulate thinking and awaken spiritual perception. The people in general were not ready for the full truth of the gospel. When alone with his disciples, Jesus taught more specifically, but even they usually needed to have things explained.

1st Reading

Jeremiah 11:18-20

2nd Reading

James 3:13 -4:10

The Gospel of the Day

Mark 9:30-37

Prayer

O Lord of hosts, You oppose the proud and give grace to the humble. Help us by Your Spirit to submit ourselves to You and resist the devil, that he would flee from us. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Amen.

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