Category Archives: Sunday worship

Young Adult in Global Mission

Katie Elkin – Sunday, January 20 at 10AM

Join Katie Elkin, a recently returned ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) volunteer, for a presentation and conversation during the Sunday School hour.

The YAGM program invites young adults ages 21-29 into a year of international service with ELCA companion churches in 14 different countries. Katie served in Farafangana, Madagascar and taught English at three Lutheran schools – a primary school, a high school, and a school for visually impaired students. While in Farafangana, Katie enjoyed living in community with her global siblings and singing in her church’s choir!

Katie graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017 with degrees in Biology and Psychology. She is currently serving as a Campaign Interpreter for “Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA” and is excited to have the opportunity to share her stories of accompaniment from the past year with Prince of Peace!

Festival Days Ring in the New Year!

Leave it to the Church to ring in the Church Year as only the Church can—with festival times to lift up the goodness of God for all!

Even as we enter into the new year, we find ourselves still walking in the season of Christmas. The twelve days stretch across the calendar’s page turn. Just think, even after the big ball drops in NYC, we Christians are still pondering and marveling at the work of a God who comes as a baby born in a barn.

Sunday, January 6 is the Epiphany of our Lord, marking the coming of the magi. They lay odd gifts before the Christ child and give his parents even more to wonder about. On this day we recall how the wise men came from afar – from countries whose cultures were far different from Jesus’ family. We learn yet again how the good news of this Child’s birth is meant to go all over the world, even as the magi returned to their homes “by a different road.”

This year we will celebrate the Epiphany in the morning at our usual worship times. But we will also observe the day as we have been doing so at PoP for many years. We call it the Feast of Lights. There will be costumed friends, inspiring music from our choir, scripture and prayers. We will also welcome the special music of our handbells, double bass and, yes, banjo.

The Feast of Lights will be on Sunday evening January 6 at 5PM.

But there is another festival of the year that meets us in January.

On Sunday, January 13 we observe the Baptism of our Lord. This very traditional time for baptizing is rooted in the story of our Lord’s own baptism by John in the Jordan River. There, from the waters where our Lord emerged, he began his ministry among us. In our Church Year observances, this Baptism of our Lord day pairs significantly with another day that…well, we’ll talk about that one later.

Blessed opportunities abound to serve our Lord, to worship with the sisters and brothers, to learn more about our Lord and his work in our lives, to walk together in the joy-filled confidence that we belong to a mighty God—a God who has gotten us this far and will see us through the new year, too.

A joyous new year, indeed!

Sing a NEW Song! Join the Parish Choir!

The Prince of Peace Parish Choir is being intentional about “Each One, Reach One” – we’re excited about growing our Music Ministry together!

Join us as we lift our voices in worship! We invite all to share in the joy of singing – Parish Choir begins on August 19th! We’ll provide a robe and a music folder. Take your pick: 8:45am or 11:00am Sunday worship. Warm-ups begin at 8:15am or 10:30am, respectively.

Rehearsals for Parish Choir begin August 15th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Come for supper, then work it off during choir! You enjoy attending an adult class between eating and exercising! Contact Parish musician, Shawn Thomas: 727.585.9969 or