“…but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.”
I Corinthians 1:23-24
We Christians have been called worse, but here at the center of the Church Year, we recall the “foolishness” of this proclamation. Look what God has done! The Son has come, died and been raised to life for us all.
What a blessed time to walk this Holy Week path. To contemplate the depth of what the Lord has done for us. To remember, receive forgiveness, anticipate and the celebrate the joy of Easter Sunday.
View more about PoP’s Holy Week Schedule of Worship…
Tuesday, February 13 at 6pm
This day before the disciplines of Lent begin is a traditional day of feasting. On Mardi Gras at PoP, we’ll continue our traditional way of marking this feast time by serving pancakes and everything you might imagine would accompany such a meal. The feast begins at 6pm. Don’t forget the children will also be burying their Alleluia banner as a part of the celebration and will wait to “resurrect” it on Easter Sunday. All proceeds over the cost of this event will go to helping our high school youth go to camp this summer.
Sunday, February 4 at 10AM we will gather in the garden for special prayers of dedication and thanksgiving.
As a part of our Celebrate our Past Build our Future effort, we devoted some of those gifts to the re-creation of our former playground area. The Peace Garden has emerged as a beautiful center of our campus and life here at Prince of Peace. Because many of our winter friends have helped it come to life, we have waited until now to pray God’s blessings in dedication.
At times throughout the year, we periodically come together on Wednesday nights for a time of prayer. We call it Prayer Around the Cross. We gather near the steps of the chancel. You can sit in pews or in chairs on the side. Laid on the steps is a large cross with candles all around. The lights are a little lower.
As we pray, sing softly, listen to scripture and just sit in silence, you may choose to light a candle and set it beside the cross. The pastors will lead us in prayer for our world, nation and leaders. We pray for what is happening with our families, dear friends, workmates and strangers. We pray for ourselves – decisions, challenges and joys.
Join us on Wednesday January 31 at 7:07PM for Prayer Around the Cross.
Devotions at 1pm | Food Served at 1:30pm | $10/Adults, $5/Child under 13
Bring a side dish or dessert to share! Games, fun & fellowship for all ages!
Worship at the park! Games, fun & fellowship for all ages. Can you cook a good rib? How about some pulled pork? Consider entering our cook-off! Competitors will prepare their own Pork product (ribs, BBQ, etc…PoP will provide a set amount for each to cook). The winner will receive a POP’s Pork Picnic trophy!
Bring a side dish or dessert to share – let’s gather at: Eagle Lake Park, 1800 Keene Road, Shelter #6.
February 9-10, 2018 in the Parish Hall
Join us for a weekend retreat and explore a multi-faceted approach to the best ways to add meaning and purpose to your life!
DAYS, TIME & COST
Sessions begin on Friday at 6pm with light supper and end at 9pm. Saturday resumes at 8:30am and ends at 3:30pm. A registration fee of $10 includes the LifeKeys workbook. Donations are requested for the cost of meals and snacks. Scholarships and childcare are available. Sign up by February 4th! For more information, contact Faye: 727.585.9969 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop utilizes the materials of LifeKeys: Discover Who You Are, a comprehensive resource for understanding your gifts. The information is valuable for understanding transitions in careers, fulfilling volunteer opportunities, mid-life changes, and retirement. This resource is for those who may ask, “Why me?” or “What’s next?”
At the workshop, you’ll use valuable exercises from LifeKeys: Discover Who You Are workbook to clarify who you are through five different lenses: Personality Type, Preference, Spiritual Gifts, Values and Passions. Friends, family and community members are most welcome – this experience is appropriate for high school students to retirees.
We welcome our interim Parish Musician, Dr. Linda Pointer to Prince of Peace!
Since receiving her degree in Organ & Church Music from Indiana University, Linda has taught at universities and has served in congregations throughout the southeast. Over the years in our area, Linda has served congregations of many denominations, supporting them with her organ and piano talents as well as her abilities to inspire choirs and conduct guest musicians.
We are blessed to have Linda among us during our search for a full-time Parish Musician.
Our Annual Congregational Meeting will take place at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.
We will convene our Annual Congregation Council meeting where we will approve our financial plan for ministries 2018, elect Congregation Council members, Endowment Board members, and hear reports. Of course, we will share a meal together at 6PM prior to the meeting. Let us come together for this important night of meeting and prayer for our work in Christ.
Please be sure to mark your RSVP on the attendance card in Sunday’s bulletins OR RSVP here online by completing the form below.
|ALL ARE INVITED TO THANKSGIVING DINNER!
|ON THE MENU
||Your choice of Turkey OR Ham with all of the trimmings!
||$6.00 per person, $2.50 per child under 12 years
Thanksgiving Eve Supper | 5:45pm, November 22nd | Parish Hall
We look forward to fellowship in worship and a dinner of thanksgiving together. To help us ensure we’ll have enough seats and food for everyone, sign up on the “Thanksgiving Dinner” list in the Parish Hall. Last year, nearly 150 individuals came together for good food & great fellowship. Be sure to RSVP by November 19th!
Thanksgiving Eve Worship | 7pm, November 22nd | Sanctuary
At Prince of Peace, on the evening before Thanksgiving, we set aside time to gather for worship, giving thanks to God for all the blessings of this life.
As an offering of gratitude, we invite you to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the RCS food bank. In addition, all monetary offerings will also go to the food bank.
We look forward to fellowship in worship after Thanksgiving Dinner together.
Annual Congregational Meeting | Wednesday, November 29th
Our Annual Congregational Meeting will take place at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary. We will enjoy dinner together at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall. Please be sure to mark your RSVP on the attendance card in Sunday’s bulletins or RSVP Now Online by Clicking Here.
December 2nd, 6:00pm-9:30pm
Each year, thousands come to the Largo Holiday Stroll to see over one million beautiful Christmas Lights, numerous Christmas displays, and various activities throughout the park. Prince of Peace will tell the story of Christ’s birth through our Live Nativity Display and our Bethlehem marketplace.
Guests will enter the “ancient city of Bethlehem” at the time of the census, explore the busy marketplace, visit with the shopkeepers and talk to the townspeople. Experience the Christmas story told through a live nativity scene depicting Mary, Joseph and the Christ child, along with angels, shepherds, and wise men!
Meet us at: Largo Central Park | 101 Central Park Drive | Largo, FL 33771
It takes many hands to make this event a success – a full volunteer calendar will be forthcoming – sign up if you’d like to help!