It was this festival day of the church—All Saints’ Day, November 1—which prompted Luther to post his words of protest on October 31. He knew that people would be streaming through the church door the next day and would read his words.
We will observe All Saints’ Day on Sunday, November 5. It is a day in our life together when we recognize all of the saints who have gone before us—all who now rest in our Lord. Washed into our Lord’s Church, we may live confident of the grace, mercy and power given us to live in faith through all the world throws at us. It is also a day to praise God for the new saints among us, baptized just this past year. Let us worship together in the joy of celebrating our “sainthood” in Christ!
Learn more about Prince of Peace’s schedule of worship here
The afterglow of a strong time of serving our Lord together can be especially warming. Each year I hear stories from folk about our Health and Safety Fair and other large serving events that stir my heart. This year I have heard from several youth about their experiences over the summer with Matthew, Monday, Mission, Meal [not sure if that’s the exact name, but you know what I mean].
The excitement and exhaustion that comes from serving together, worshiping together, being together in Christ our Lord inspires us all.
What about asking someone to be a part of it all with you…us?
So many opportunities in the months ahead! Just check the newsletter. Special worship times together as we Pray Around the Cross September 13. Women, join other women in retreat September 30. Be a part of the fun when we ‘Guess’ Who’s Coming to Dinner October 7.
October 31 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing 95 Theses to the church door—what we observe as the beginning of the Reformation. In adult learning times on Wednesdays and Sundays, we are witnessing how this reformation took more than Luther. Courageous individuals from many different countries called for change. Come see!
Our middle school youth will be learning more about reformation in retreat with youth from all over the Synod later in October.
All of these opportunities and many more [from choirs to quilt tying to…] are not just for those who call themselves members of PoP. They are for everyone, just like worship on Sunday morning – for everyone. Bring a friend. Tell others about how we are trying to live as God’s people in Christ. As our Lord’s friends said to their friends about Jesus, “Come and see!”
Friday, May 19, 2017 | $5 per person | 10:15am meet at PoP
We’ll first meet at Prince of Peace, then we’ll head over to the Pinellas Chocolate Company (10550 72nd Street N, #504 in Largo). The tour will show how chocolate goes from bean to bar! All the chocolate is made in the Largo kitchen with high quality cocoa beans and a proprietary system. We’ll get to view the complete process: from roasting to refining and from tempering to molding!
The cost includes free chocolate (you may purchase more, if you wish)! Afterwards we’ll go to the nearby Applebee’s at Bardmoor Promenade for lunch. Sign up by May 17th!
The PoPTARTS will venture to the Tampa Bay History Center, located next to Amalie Arena where the Tampa Bay Lightning plays. We’ll explore Tampa’s roots, tour the facility and view wonderful displays! Admission for seniors is $12. We’ll break bread for lunch at the Columbian Deli, located right there in the History Center.
Interested? Sign up below or contact Faye Belskey in the Church Office: 727.585.9969.
November 14th | 5:00pm-9:00pm | Tickets $10
Let your talent shine in our annual adult talent show! We welcome singers, dancers, comics, dramatists and all performers for the Talent Show! Painters, crafters, quilters, writers, photographers and visual artists should join our Artist’s Gallery.
Contact Rick & Debbie Christie: 727.599.9990 or firstname.lastname@example.org