The Feast Before the Fast – 6pm in the Parish Hall
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 go to the Discretionary Fund to help friends in need inside and outside the congregation.
Sign up for dinner below (you may also RSVP via Sunday’s attendance cards or call 727.585.9969).
Monday | October 31, 2016
On Oct. 31, 2016, we will make history. Lutherans and Catholics from around the world will come together for the anniversary of the Reformation. The Lutheran-Catholic commemoration will take place in Lund, Sweden, with a Common Prayer service lead by Pope Francis, The Lutheran World Federation President Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan and its general secretary, the Rev. Dr. Martin Junge.
Launching the 500th Reformation anniversary in 2017, a joint Lutheran-Catholic commemoration will take place in Lund and Malmö, Sweden, on Oct. 31, 2016. The Lutheran World Federation and the Roman Catholic Church (Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity) are hosting the event, highlighting solid ecumenical developments and the joint gifts received through dialogue. You can participate and watch these events live by clicking the link below or copying & pasting it into your web browser:
14:30 CET Common Prayer in Lund Cathedral // 9:30am in Largo, FL
16:45 CET Together in Hope in Malmö Arena // 11:45am in Largo, FL
Pope Francis, The Lutheran World Federation President Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan and its general secretary, the Rev. Dr. Martin Junge, will lead the Common Prayer service in Lund and the event in Malmö in cooperation with leaders from the Church of Sweden and the Catholic Diocese of Stockholm.
Join us for a tour of WTSP! 10:30am September 30th
The PoPTARTS are at it again! We’re going for a tour of Channel 10!
We’ll meet at the church at 10:30am on Friday, September 30th for a guided tour of the WTSP Channel 10 TV station, beginning at 11:15am. We may even be able to watch a taping of the noon newscast – how exciting!
The station is not handicapped accessible but will accommodate up to 18 people. Let us know if you’d like to join us for this exciting adventure! We’ll have lunch on our own at a location TBD soon. Contact Faye: 727.585.9969.
Elementary Youth Group | Sunday, September 11th at 12:30pm
Join us in the Parish Hall as we kick off the first elementary youth group event of the fall! After lunch, we will play some games. Then we’ll create cards for our home-bound congregants in honor of “God’s work. Our hands.”
We would love to see your Kindergarten through 5th grade children there!! The cost is $3. Scholarships are readily available if needed.
Now that all the Christmas preparations lists are crossed off, here’s a new list for you – a reading list! The Booked for Dessert gang has put together a six-month schedule for your convenience. Jump in to one of our gatherings whenever you’d like:
January 21st | Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
February 18th | The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
March 17th | The Tie That Binds by Kent Haruf
April 21st | A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
May 19th | Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
June 16th | Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler
We get together on these Thursday nights at 7:00pm to share insights, issue opinions and to eat something sweet. You don’t have to have completed/started the book or movie to join – just bring yourself!