Category Archives: Happenings

Summer 2017 Event Snapshot

t566_main_logoThreshers Baseball & Fireworks
$15 | July 3rd, 5pm-7:30pm
It’s time for our annual trip to the baseball game followed by a wonderful fireworks show! Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks. There’s also a great playground to keep the little ones busy. Join the fun – we sure hope you’ll come along! Sign up on Sunday’s attendance card or call the Church Office: 727.585.9969.


Mobile Blood Drive – Sunday, June 11th
OneBlood will be here at Prince of Peace on Sunday, June 11th from 8:30am to 1:00pm. It’s a new season – and another opportunity to become a blood donor! If you are able, please consider becoming a donor.

One donation can save three lives – we’ll see you there!


17th Annual Health & Safety Fair August 5th
It’s getting closer! Free school physicals, after school programs, healthy good-for-you snacks, and more! No charge, and lots of giveaways! It will be the perfect time to get revved up and prepped for the new school year! Contact Faye or Jane for more information: 727.585.9969. More…

3M Mondays: Matthew, Mission & A Meal

Matthew, Mission & A Meal
3M Mondays | $10/week, $50/Summer | Starting June 5th

This summer we are inviting our middle and high school youth to participate in Matthew, Mission & A Meal Mondays. It will be an opportunity to gather from 8:30am until 5:30pm for a full day of activity! Each week, we will have a service project in the community, a meal out at a restaurant, and a study on the book of Matthew. The afternoons will also include relaxing at the Church, watching movies, and other fun activities. Friends are welcome and encouraged to attend (the first week is free!).

Helping to lead these summer activities will be Nicole Gonzalez, our summer youth and family ministry intern. She is a recent graduate from the University of North Carolina who will spend the summer with us before spending a year with the Lutheran Volunteer Corps.

Welcome, Nicole! PoP’s Faith Formation Intern

We are excited to have Nicole Gonzalez joining us this summer as our Faith Formation Intern. Throughout the summer, she will be spending time with our youth and families. Nicole arrived this week and will be with us through the end of July. Below are a few words of introduction from her:

Hello! My name is Nicole Gonzalez.  This May I will be graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) where I spent the last four years studying Mathematics. I was also very involved in the Lutheran Campus Ministry at UNC during my time there, which provided me with a community that I would not be the same without! My leadership in this group, in addition to working at summer camp, helped me realize how passionate I am about faith formation and kids! A few of my other favorite things include Harry Potter, coffee, reading, and music. I am looking forward to spending the summer discerning my own call to ministry with your congregation! I can’t wait to meet you soon!

Wednesdays in the Park – Summer 2017

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Wednesdays in the Park Potluck – May 31st @ 5:30pm
Meet us at Taylor Park, shelter 2. We’ll provide hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks. If you are able, bring a generous side dish to share. Sign up so that we’ll know how many to plan for.

Wednesdays in the Park – June through August @ 5:30pm
Each week, we’ll gather at Taylor Park for an informal picnic with friends, fun, and fellowship. Bring your favorite meal. The last Wednesday of each month will be a special day!

Looking for information on our weekly Wednesdays Supper? Click Here!

Prayer Around the Cross: May 10th

Wednesday Evening, May 10th at 7:07pm

This year in the fall and winter we have experienced a unique time of quiet prayer together as a close to our Wednesday evening. Before Wednesdays Together takes a break this spring, let us join in prayer once again after our meal and classes.

Each day wherever we are, we offer to God our prayers. When we are together in worship on Sundays, we lift our voices in prayers and praises, making a joyful noise to the Lord even as scripture encourages us.

Sometimes it may be good for us to experience prayers and praises another way. With all of the harsh noise all around us and within, times together listening in the evening stillness can surely inspire our spirits.

Prayer Around the Cross is a time of prayer, scripture reading, song and silence.  In this 20-minute worship time, we will gather around an illuminated cross, hear brief passages, pray aloud and in our hearts and experience the silence of prayerful moments with sisters and brothers in Christ.

Adam’s Rib Cook-Off: February 19th

February 19th  – Worship at the Park!
Eagle Lake Park | 1800 Keene Road, Shelters 5 & 6

***Remember*** We worship three times on Sunday, February 19th! 8:45am at Prince of Peace; 11:00am at Prince of Peace; and 1:00pm at Eagle Lake Park

 

Can you cook a good rib? Consider joining our rib-off!

Competitors will purchase and prepare 6 racks of ribs. The winner will receive $50 to donate to their favorite PoP Ministry AND a Rib-Off trophy. Join us for food, fellowship & fun to benefit our Youth Scholarship Fund. Bring a side dish to share if you are able.

Worship 1:00PM | Food Served 2:30PM | $10/adult, $5/child 13 & under
Games, fun & fellowship for all ages. Tickets are available Sundays under the Portico and at Wednesday Night Supper. Questions? Call Ron Carter: 727.725.4503 OR the Church Office: 727.585.9969

Prayer Around the Cross, February 8th

Wednesday Evening at 7:07pm

Last fall, we experienced this unique time of quiet prayer together as a close to our Wednesday evening.  Following our meal and learning time on this night, we will join in prayer in the sanctuary.

Each day wherever we are, we offer to God our prayers. When we are together in worship on Sundays, we lift our voices in prayers and praises, making a joyful noise to the Lord even as scripture encourages us.

Sometimes it may be good for us to experience prayers and praises another way. With all of the harsh noise all around us and within, times together listening in the evening stillness can surely inspire our spirits.

Prayer around the cross is a time of prayer, scripture reading, song and silence. In this 20-minute worship time, we will gather around an illuminated cross, hear brief passages, pray aloud and in our hearts and experience the silence of prayerful moments with sisters and brothers in Christ.

LifeKeys: The Discovery Workshop

February 3-4, 2017

Join us for a weekend retreat and explore a multi-faceted approach to the best ways to add meaning and purpose to your life! 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.

Sessions begin on Friday at 6pm with light supper and ends 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. Friends, family and community members are most welcome – this experience is appropriate for high school students to retirees.

Still have a question?
Contact Faye in the Church Office: 727.585.9969 or faye@poplargo.org

Lutheran-Roman Catholic Common Prayer

On Friday evening January 20 at 7PM, Lutherans and Roman Catholics will gather at Prince of Peace for worship. Representatives of both traditions developed this special order for worship to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

This same order was first used in Lund, Sweden on October 31, 2016 where Lutheran World Federation President, Bishop Munib Younan, and Pope Francis presided.

Here at Prince of Peace Bishop Robert Schaefer of the Florida Bahamas Synod ELCA will be present.  There will be representatives of congregations throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough counties participating in the service.  We are blessed to host this significant event in our life together. Later in the year there will also be joint serving opportunities for Lutherans and Roman Catholics throughout the area.

Celebrate Epiphany in January 2017

The Epiphany of our Lord is a festival of the New Year that always falls on January 6. An epiphany is a revelation, and THE Epiphany is the Church day that marks the revelation of our Lord to the magi. A star guides the wise men from far away through the questioning grasp of Herod and to the child who was born king. Experience the music and reflect on this exciting night of worship!


20150106_19305180Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 7:00pm
Celebrate Epiphany – Festival Music, Candlelight Worship & Carols of the Season

Prince of Peace welcomes all to join us for a festive night, commemorating the visit of the wise men with readings, tableau, and choir with Hammered dulcimer & double bass. A Wassail Party and reception in the Parish Hall follows this exciting night of worship.


For years Prince of Peace has celebrated this ancient day of the Church by drawing together the themes of Advent and Christmas. We call it FEAST OF LIGHTS! We tell the whole story from prophesies to shepherds, angels and the holy family, until the arrival of the long-traveled magi.

With the special music of a hammered dulcimer and double bass, our choir and costumed friends, we will mark this blessed beginning of a new year with the Epiphany. And we will pray for eyes to see how the Lord reveals his way for us today.

Invite and bring friends and come for this night’s worship and joyous reception following!