Category Archives: Happenings

Winter Resident Welcome Brunch 2018

January 15 at 10AM in the Parish Hall

Get settled in – there’s so much for you to explore! Renew old friendships, then meet and greet a few new folks, too! In order to help you get a bit more comfy, we’ve planned a Welcome Brunch just for you! Stay up-to-date on fellowship and volunteer opportunities via Sunday worship bulletins, monthly newsletters, and digital emails!

Be sure to sign up to attend below (or via Sunday attendance cards)!

Reservations can also be made by calling the church office at 727.585.9969 or filling out the attendance card during Sunday Worship.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Jan. 24

For many years, congregations from this part of Pinellas County have gathered on this week to observe the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. It falls between the observance days of the Confession of Peter [January 18] and the Conversion of Paul [January 25]. It is our honor to host this event in 2019.

We will worship together with brothers and sisters in Christ from many different congregations. There will be a joint choir to support our song. Kirk Ray Smith, President/CEO of Religious Community Services will be our speaker. Join us for this special time of worship.

Family Day at Taylor Park

On Sunday, January 13th at 12:30PM, all children, youth and their families are invited to gather for a cookout at Taylor Park. The main dish will be provided, but each family is encouraged to bring a side. We will be eating, playing games, and learning about faith-building activities that we can do together as families. If you have questions about the event, please contact Pastor Adam.

Celebrate Epiphany with The Feast of Lights

Feast of Lights: Coming of the Wise Men

Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 5pm – Prince of Peace welcomes all to join us for a festive night – Feast of Lights: Coming of the Wise Men is a retelling of the Advent – Christmas – Epiphany stories with tableau with choirs, handbells, banjo, and double bass. Join us – 455 Missouri Avenue, Largo, FL 33770. A reception and refreshments in the Parish Hall follow this exciting night of worship.

Learn more: Worship | Fellowship

Interested in knowing more about Prince of Peace Lutheran Church? Call us: 727.585.9969

Thanksgiving Eve Dinner & Worship 2018

ON THE MENU Your choice of Turkey OR Ham with all of the trimmings!
COST $6.00 per person, $2.50 per child under 12 years

Thanksgiving Eve Supper | 5:45pm, November 21st | 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 100 individuals came together for good food & great fellowship. Be sure to RSVP by November 19th!

Thanksgiving Eve Worship | 7pm, November 21st | 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 28th

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.

Annual Congregational Meeting Nov. 28

The Annual Congregational meeting will convene on Wednesday, November 28 at 7PM.

Prior to the meeting there will be a meal beginning at 6PM. The meeting’s agenda will consist of reports of the pastors, the Preschool, Ruth’s Promise, and the Endowment Fund. We will also elect new Council members and approve the 2019 Spending Plan for Ministries. Please plan to attend our annual meeting.

Please be sure to mark your RSVP on the attendance card in Sunday’s bulletins OR RSVP here online by completing the form below.

Largo Holiday Stroll 2018: Live Nativity & Bethlehem Marketplace

December 1st, 6:30pm-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!


Prayer Around the Cross: October 24

Last month’s prayer around the cross brought together over 60 of us—children, youth and adults—to share in a blessed time at the end of the day. We gather in the sanctuary literally around a cross, and we sing, pray, listen for God’s Word in scripture and sit in contemplative silence. There is no rush.

We pray for our world and for friends in need, for strangers and for our work as God’s people here. Some friends choose to light candles and place them around the cross, as a way of helping us recall those for whom we pray. They reflect the Light in whose name we gather. Come for a peaceful moment at the end of an otherwise hectic day, surrounded by brothers and sisters in Christ—all in prayer. Invite and bring a friend.

Prayer Around the Cross: September 19th

September 19th at 7:07PM

What a blessed time of prayer at the end of the day. We gather in the sanctuary literally around a cross and sing, pray, listen for God’s Word in scripture and sit in contemplative silence.

We pray for our world and for friends in need, for strangers and for our work as God’s people here.

As we do, we light candles and place them around the cross as a way of helping us recall those for whom we pray and the One in whose name we gather. It is a peaceful way of ending a busy day, as we gather with brothers and sisters to sit before our Lord in prayer.

Invite a friend and come to this brief time of worship.

Rally Day! August 19 at 10am

We’re kicking off our Sunday School year and Wednesday nights with an opportunity to “reach out.”

In the fall, we’ll take the time to be intentional about inviting others into the mission and ministry we share. Let’s gather in the Parish Hall and kick-start a new season!

Learn more about Fall classes, adult education and sharing with others!

On Sundays August 5th & 12th, reusable grocery bags will be distributed after worship. Each family is encouraged to take two bags – fill up one bag with food and personal hygiene supplies for RCS (see list below) and share the second bag with a friend or neighbor to fill. Bring your filled bag on August 19th; your neighbor is encouraged to bring theirs, too! If they are unable be with us that day, they can return their bag to you. When we gather for Rally Day, we will collect these donations and prepare food packs and hygiene kits that can be distributed to those in need.

  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Fruit (non-syrup)
  • Beans – canned or dried
  • Canned Meats (tuna, chicken, chili, stews, low sodium hearty soups)
  • Canned Veggies (beans, greens, tomatoes, low sodium)
  • Cereal – low sugar, high fiber

We will also have the opportunity to look back at all the ministry that has taken place at PoP over the summer: photos and stories from VBS, the ELCA Youth Gathering, and camp at Luther Springs and Lutheridge. Rally Day will also provide a snapshot of our year ahead – from adult learning opportunities to youth and children ministry as well as choir and handbell opportunities. Come – join us for a day of service, celebration and learning…and bring a friend!