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Peace Garden Planned for 2017

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you…Do not let your hearts be troubled…” (John 14:27)

Watch for activity in the open area between the newly renovated Community Outreach Center and the Parish Hall this Spring as a team of PoP workers transform the former preschool playground into a garden for meditation and enjoyment.

The first step in this work was the removal of the Laurel Oak, which an arborist determined had too much internal decay, and had become a potential safety hazard.

In the space where the oak had been, the garden planning team has proposed installing a pergola, which is an archway in a garden or park consisting of a framework covered with trained climbing or trailing plants. The garden area will include benches, potted palms, a paver pathway and raised garden beds, as shown in the “artist’s conception” picture created by Chris Sheppard.

There is much work to be done to amend and improve the soil, install garden beds, and to do the actual planting. The garden will include an area for butterfly plants to attract those beautiful creatures – traditionally a symbol of resurrection – to the garden area in their seasons.

Commemorative Pavers Planned

A paver pathway is proposed for the garden. The sale of commemorative bricks will help to pay for the cost of this pathway, and for ongoing maintenance of the Peace Garden. Pavers can be inscribed to celebrate a special event (baptism, confirmation, wedding, anniversary or other milestone), in memory of a loved one, or as a family sponsorship. The cost of a brick is $65, and forms are available in the church office, or from members of the garden planning team.

Download Commemorative Paver Form Here

The garden planning team includes Susan Cherwein, Marilyn Franz, Steve Leonard, Tom Loesch, Bob Luxa, Kevin Murphy, Chris Sheppard, Bill Silberman, and Terri Ziegler. There will be opportunities to join us on workdays as we make this garden a beautiful entrance to our campus. Thanks be to God!

Christmas Worship at Prince of Peace

Christmas at Prince of Peace

Each year our Christmas Eve celebration draws us together with so many folk from all around to give thanks and sing praises to God for the coming Christ child.

This year with Christmas Day falling on Sunday, we have the opportunity to celebrate this blessed festival day on the Sabbath. Christmas music will ring out, and we will hear together the mysterious word of our Lord’s coming from John 1. Thanks be to God for this blessed time of worship. We will worship together at 10am on Christmas Day.

Christmas Eve Worship & Event Schedule
5:00pm Christmas Eve Worship – December 24th

Holy Communion with the music of our youth and children




Nativity of Our Lord – Christmas Eve

Holy Communion with music of our Festival Choir, brass, timpani, violin, organ and bells. Pre-service music begins 20 minutes before the hour

10:00am Nativity of Our Lord – Christmas Day

Festival Choir with Carols

Ruth’s Promise Receives $5,000 grant

From Senior Citizens Services, Inc.

Ruth’s Promise recently was awarded a $5,000 grant from Senior Citizens Services Inc. This grant is designated for the Ruth’s Promise Scholarship fund. Senior Citizens Services Inc. recently sold a 200-unit apartment tower and created a charitable foundation with the proceeds from the sale. The foundation is dedicated solely to issuing grants to local agencies that provide care or services to the elderly.

Director Terri Ziegler attended a Grant Award Ceremony on September 27 to receive the check. Ruth’s Promise is excited and grateful to have the opportunity to continue to serve the seniors in our community and their caregivers who might benefit from Ruth’s Promise regardless of their ability to pay.