Annual Preschool Dolls Fundraiser – 2018

It’s time for the Preschool Dolls to make their annual debut! On Sunday, April 8th, look for paper dolls in the pew during worship. A gift attached to a paper doll helps our preschool purchase educational materials, supplies and play items for our children’s learning and academic progress.

We are thankful for your contributions and giving hearts!

4th Annual Earth Day Garden Giveaway!

PHASE II: GARDENERS – NURTURE, CARE & SHARE!

Once your wonderful plants and seedlings have been nurtured and have had time to grow and develop, bring them back to PoP for our big Earth Day Plant Give-Away Celebration (check the box below for set-up and Giveaway dates)! Your prized plants will be offered to a good home. A special thanks to Ruth’s Promise for working hard to fill over 50 containers of dirt and to our High School Youth for rolling up their sleeves to help make this year’s event a success!

SETUP & DROP-OFF ONLY: April 21, 10am-12pm
UPCOMING PLANT GIVEAWAY DATES: April 22, 10am-12:30pm | April 25, 5:30pm-7:30pm | April 29, 10am-12:30pm

“Shoppers” – Come Celebrate God’s Creations!

On a “Giveaway Date,” pick a favorite plant or flower that one of our many talented gardeners have nurtured – they are free to a good home!

Contact Nancy for more: 727.564.7097


PHASE I COMPLETE: PLANTING & PREPARATION!

Help us celebrate Earth Day! Celebrate God’s beautiful plants while helping to raise funds for PoP High School Youth’s journey to the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, TX.

The PoP Green is partnering with Ruth’s Promise and our high school youth to celebrate Earth Day 2018. We’ll need all green thumbs and your help to make this year’s Garden Giveaway the best! Let’s rejoice in God’s beauty and practice being good stewards of the Earth while sharing the joy of gardening.

Pick up a prepared pot of soil from PoP and take it home to plant your favorite cutting or seedlings. Plantings may be edible or ornamental. Pick up pots of soil from PoP on these dates: March 14 & March 18.


 

Prayer Around the Cross: May 16

Wednesday, May 16th 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.

50 Days of Easter: The Power of Our Lord’s Resurrection

We have just emerged from Holy Week into the joyous light of Easter. It is a 50-day season, that continues to impress upon us what it means to Be Church.

…the butterflies covering the narthex cross witness to the visits, cards, calls made to friends in past weeks

…the flowers from Easter Sunday that we deliver to those who are in particular need and the visits that touch hearts

…a Wednesday gathering that explores how we can share the good news of our Lord with friends who may not care much for Church

…the joy of a wedding long awaited

…worship together on Sundays and Prayer around the Cross on Wednesdays

…looking forward with great anticipation, as we serve in a variety of ways in the community and prepare with excitement for opportunities in the near future.

In the power of our Lord’s resurrection, we know life wins. Death is defeated.  And we are blessed to live as Jesus’ people, as Church.

Discover more about worship at Prince of Peace HERE.

Easter Sunday – April 1 – Fools for Christ

“…but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.”

I Corinthians 1:23-24

We Christians have been called worse, but here at the center of the Church Year, we recall the “foolishness” of this proclamation.  Look what God has done!  The Son has come, died and been raised to life for us all.

What a blessed time to walk this Holy Week path.  To contemplate the depth of what the Lord has done for us.  To remember, receive forgiveness, anticipate and the celebrate the joy of Easter Sunday.

View more about PoP’s Holy Week Schedule of Worship…

Shrove Tuesday – The Feast Before the Fast

Tuesday, February 13 at 6pm

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 will go to helping our high school youth go to camp this summer.

Peace Garden Dedication

Sunday, February 4 at 10AM we will gather in the garden for special prayers of dedication and thanksgiving.

As a part of our Celebrate our Past Build our Future effort, we devoted some of those gifts to the re-creation of our former playground area. The Peace Garden has emerged as a beautiful center of our campus and life here at Prince of Peace. Because many of our winter friends have helped it come to life, we have waited until now to pray God’s blessings in dedication.

Prayer Around the Cross – January 31

At times throughout the year, we periodically come together on Wednesday nights for a time of prayer. We call it Prayer Around the Cross. We gather near the steps of the chancel. You can sit in pews or in chairs on the side. Laid on the steps is a large cross with candles all around. The lights are a little lower.

As we pray, sing softly, listen to scripture and just sit in silence, you may choose to light a candle and set it beside the cross. The pastors will lead us in prayer for our world, nation and leaders. We pray for what is happening with our families, dear friends, workmates and strangers. We pray for ourselves – decisions, challenges and joys.

Join us on Wednesday January 31 at 7:07PM for Prayer Around the Cross.

PoP’s Pork Picnic Cook-off – January 28th

Devotions at 1pm | Food Served at 1:30pm | $10/Adults, $5/Child under 13

Bring a side dish or dessert to share! Games, fun & fellowship for all ages!

Worship at the park! Games, fun & fellowship for all ages. Can you cook a good rib? How about some pulled pork? Consider entering our cook-off! Competitors will prepare their own Pork product (ribs, BBQ, etc…PoP will provide a set amount for each to cook). The winner will receive a POP’s Pork Picnic trophy!

Bring a side dish or dessert to share – let’s gather at: Eagle Lake Park, 1800 Keene Road, Shelter #6.

LifeKeys Discovery Workshop

February 9-10, 2018 in the Parish Hall

Join us for a weekend retreat and explore a multi-faceted approach to the best ways to add meaning and purpose to your life!

DAYS, TIME & COST

Sessions begin on Friday at 6pm with light supper and end at 9pm. Saturday resumes at 8:30am and ends at 3:30pm. A registration fee of $10 includes the LifeKeys workbook. Donations are requested for the cost of meals and snacks. Scholarships and childcare are available. Sign up by February 4th! For more information, contact Faye: 727.585.9969 or faye@poplargo.org

This workshop utilizes the materials of LifeKeys: Discover Who You Are, a comprehensive resource for understanding your gifts. The information is valuable for understanding transitions in careers, fulfilling volunteer opportunities, mid-life changes, and retirement. This resource is for those who may ask, “Why me?” or “What’s next?”

At the workshop, you’ll use valuable exercises from LifeKeys: Discover Who You Are workbook to clarify who you are through five different lenses: Personality Type, Preference, Spiritual Gifts, Values and Passions. Friends, family and community members are most welcome – this experience is appropriate for high school students to retirees.