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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.

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

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship – December 24

December 24th | 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Candlelight Christmas Eve worship at Prince of Peace is a blessed evening of honoring the Lord. Come, invite your friends to hear the story of the child born for us this day! O Come, Let us Adore Him, Christ the Lord!

Christmas Eve Worship | December 24th
4:30pm Nativity of Our Lord – Christmas Eve

Holy Communion with the music of our 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.

A Good Opportunity

So, here’s a good opportunity. But when we think about it, we have opportunities available on a regular basis. An opportunity for what?

Inviting someone to be with us. Maybe it would be to join us at the park. Would they want to help with one of our Bethlehem booths? It could be an invitation to a very special night of Advent lessons and carols, followed by the sight of a young woman with live candles on her head!

What about a time away on Wednesdays in the Chapel – away from the season’s busy-ness for a brief reading, prayer, Advent song and Holy Communion?

Or even, especially Christmas Eve. To hear the story of God arriving to the fanfare of lowing barn animals and the murmur of shepherds who heard from angels.

Throughout this letter are opportunities for inviting, bringing a friend to experience God-with-us, God among us. Just invite. Let the Spirit do the rest.

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!


Where have we been… Here we go!

We are stepping into September, the last third of 2018, and MY, how we have been places! Don’t believe it? Just ask our youth. At our Rally Day Sunday they told us of their moving experiences at the National Youth Gathering in Houston. Other younger friends had stories to tell about camp experiences at Luther Springs and Lutheridge.

We can also look back and see the 85+ children inspired at Vacation Bible School with the youth and adult leaders helping to guide the way. We see that Ruth’s Promise is now caring for our older friends two days per week and giving their loved ones a much-needed respite from the full-time attention they provide daily.

But now we have arrived on the front doorstep of autumn when it still feels LOTS like summer. The new Preschool year has begun with more children attending than ever before.

New learning opportunities for adults provide times of conversation and study. In fact, both Wednesdays and Sundays are beginning with discussions about how we welcome folk to our life together in Christ and how we talk about the faith.

Check this newsletter and a new publication in the Sunday morning kiosk for more descriptions of all our offerings this fall.

Often it seems we live in a culture that wants to pull us apart rather than draw us together. Yet, we are a people – the church – of the One who has “overcome the world” (John 16).  And, indeed, in Him we are one body.

What a blessed story to tell and gift to share with friends each day! Borrowing from the Ephesians passages that we heard in worship several weeks ago, hear again Paul’s encouragement that we make “the most of the time” as Jesus’ followers each day of our lives.

No Time Like the Present

The afterglow of a strong time of serving our Lord together can be especially warming. Each year I hear stories from folk about our Health and Safety Fair and other large serving events that stir my heart. This year I have heard from several youth about their experiences over the summer with Matthew, Monday, Mission, Meal [not sure if that’s the exact name, but you know what I mean].

The excitement and exhaustion that comes from serving together, worshiping together, being together in Christ our Lord inspires us all.

What about asking someone to be a part of it all with you…us? 

So many opportunities in the months ahead! Just check the newsletter. Special worship times together as we Pray Around the Cross September 13. Women, join other women in retreat September 30. Be a part of the fun when we ‘Guess’ Who’s Coming to Dinner October 7.

October 31 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing 95 Theses to the church door—what we observe as the beginning of the Reformation. In adult learning times on Wednesdays and Sundays, we are witnessing how this reformation took more than Luther. Courageous individuals from many different countries called for change. Come see!

Our middle school youth will be learning more about reformation in retreat with youth from all over the Synod later in October.

All of these opportunities and many more [from choirs to quilt tying to…] are not just for those who call themselves members of PoP. They are for everyone, just like worship on Sunday morning – for everyone. Bring a friend. Tell others about how we are trying to live as God’s people in Christ. As our Lord’s friends said to their friends about Jesus, “Come and see!”

PoPTARTS Visit Pinellas Chocolate Company

Friday, May 19, 2017 | $5 per person | 10:15am meet at PoP

We’ll first meet at Prince of Peace, then we’ll head over to the Pinellas Chocolate Company (10550 72nd Street N, #504 in Largo). The tour will show how chocolate goes from bean to bar! All the chocolate is made in the Largo kitchen with high quality cocoa beans and a proprietary system. We’ll get to view the complete process: from roasting to refining and from tempering to molding!

The cost includes free chocolate (you may purchase more, if you wish)! Afterwards we’ll go to the nearby Applebee’s at Bardmoor Promenade for lunch. Sign up by May 17th!

Dinner with Together On Our Own

Upright, Together On Our OwnSaturday, February 20th | 4:15pm Meet at PoP for Carpooling

Together On Our Own invites everyone to enjoy dinner and fellowship with us at Mama’s Kitchen, located at 5885 Seminole Boulevard, 33772. We can meet at PoP at 4:15pm for carpooling. Contact Vivian with questions: 727.330.6975 or RSVP below!

Basket Weaving – February 25, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 6pm in Morack/Parish Hall


This month, we will weave something new – straw! We will be creating decorative German straw stars. Each class member will receive their own kit consisting of straw, a straw splitter, 2 sizes of placement rings with clamps and an instruction manual with patterns for creating 21 different straws.

You can also create your own designs! Star designs vary from single to multi-layered. You will have time to complete more than one. The stars can be displayed as a hanging ornament or may be mounted in a frame.

Come one, come all! Class will be held on February 25th at 6pm in Morack/Parish Hall. As these kits need to be ordered in advance, participants need to pay the class fee of $25 no later than Sunday, February 14th.