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 brother in Christ, Don Rolander, will be retiring soon. All Saints’ Sunday, November 5 will be his last day “on the bench” supporting our congregational song. On that day after 11 AM worship we will have a very special reception in Don’s honor. Read More Here…
We have set aside Sunday, January 21 for a luncheon to celebrate our friend’s ministry with us over 42 years. The event will take place after worship on that day at the Clearwater Country Club starting at 1:30PM. There will be gifts, stories to share and lots of fun.
We encourage you to make your reservations now for the January event. The cost per person is $10. The actual cost is more, but the congregation is paying that additional amount. In order to accommodate everyone, the planning team asks that you make reservations as soon as possible. All reservations need to be made by November 15. Capacity of the facility limits our seating for this event to 200.
During the Sundays of October, Lois Joldersma and Marian Wuertz will be outside the sanctuary on Sunday mornings to greet you and receive your reservation. You may also contact the Church Office.
Thank you to the Planning Team for their diligent work. Lois Joldersma, Carol Millspaugh, Frankie and Don Rogers, John and Marian Wuertz.
BACK TO ART FOR FAITH’S SAKE CALENDAR
October 31, 2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing 95 theses [points of debate] to the door of the Wittenberg church. This act and many more helped to fuel what history has come to call the Reformation. The church is “semper reformanda,” so went the slogan back then [the church is always reforming].
We will be commemorating the 500-year-old event and considering its impact on the Lord’s Church in various ways over the next 12 months. Our observances begin now with two unique offerings.
In the narthex is a display of significant folk art owned by our John Hayner. The works give us an overview of Luther’s life in a fascinating way. These artistic treasures will be available for us all to appreciate for several weeks.
On Reformation Sunday, October 30 at 3 PM, our choir along with the Bach choir of Clearwater will perform J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 80 “Ein Feste Burg” [A Mighty Fortress]. We will have soloists and orchestra joining us for this marvelous concert. Invite friends to come for this first Art For Faith’s Sake offering of the season.
Whether he is warming up the choirs, looking for one of his 3 batons to direct the bell choir or signaling with his characteristic smile, Donald Rolander is a vibrant part of the worship and music ministry here at Prince of Peace. He is a gifted organist and choral director whose talents are used to encourage more than 100 volunteers to enhance their musical service to the One we worship!
Join us for a reception after 11:00am worship as we celebrate and thank Don Rolander for his service here at Prince of Peace.
Since Don is always showering us with notes, let’s shower him with notes of thanks! Bring a card or note to the reception honoring his 40 years of music ministry. Let him know how much his music leadership in worship has meant to you!
Sunday, December 13, 2015 | 7:00pm
A Service of Readings, Carols, & Anthems of the Advent Season with Choirs and Baroque Ensemble.
There will be bakers, stars and “Lucia,” who will be portrayed by Denise Roe. A “Lucia” party will follow – homemade cookies are needed for the reception, so please sign up on Sunday’s attendance card if you’d like to bring cookies to share!
Complimentary tickets for the Santa Lucia Festival are available under the portico – kindly sign up for the number of tickets you plan on using, as seating is limited.
The annual Art For Faith’s Sake series is made possible by Friends of the Arts. Each year, contributions support this series with gifts ranging from $10 to over $5,000. Thank you for your generous contributions which make the celebration of faith through the arts possible.
All children and youth – from kindergarten to high school – invite your friends and neighbors to come and join us for a day of fun, friendship and joyful music-making, presented with the assistance of our middle and high school youth leaders.
This one-day mini-camp gives us all an opportunity to share and reflect on some of our “God Happenings” – from summer camps, the national ELCA Youth Gathering, and Vacation Bible School – and how we can apply them to our lives as God’s children. We have gone to the mountain and have seen God’s light; now, we come to His valleys to share His words with our song!