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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

7:00pm

&

9:30pm

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

Celebrating Donald Rolander!

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Whether he is warming up the choirs, looking for one of his 3 batons to direct the bell choir or signaling with his characteristic smile, Donald Rolander is a vibrant part of the worship and music ministry here at Prince of Peace. He is a gifted organist and choral director whose talents are used to encourage more than 100 volunteers to enhance their musical service to the One we worship!

Join us for a reception after 11:00am worship as we celebrate and thank Don Rolander for his service here at Prince of Peace.

Since Don is always showering us with notes, let’s shower him with notes of thanks! Bring a card or note to the reception honoring his 40 years of music ministry. Let him know how much his music leadership in worship has meant to you!

Advent: A Season of Preparation

It is a season of preparation. Of hope. Advent with its blue highlights commands our attention, because we see it so infrequently – 4 weeks and gone. Yet, like the deep blue of an autumn or winter sky after the hazy days of other seasons, Advent blue raises our hopes of what is coming.

Advent blue draws us toward the one Hope, who goes before and with us. In the face of what has happened recently in Europe and what has been happening to so many folk throughout the Middle East for months and years, the longing for our Hope in Advent becomes that much more ardent.

By the time we enter December, we are already in the season. The Advent timepiece, the wreath of four candles, is already hung, a count-down time to the Christmas feast. We prepare in the season with lessons from John the Baptizer, and in fact will celebrate a baptism on December 6th. And there’s much more.

With cultural Christmas pressing its face at church windows and pushing our to-do lists to the max, we followers of Jesus have an opportunity to become truly counter-cultural. November and December always try to squeeze us into a mold that on the one hand can produce a light and joyful season of sentiment and festivities. But on the other hand, that mold can bring with it unreal expectations and even disappointment.

So, why not walk a different path in Advent – one that goes against the grain. Cultural Christmas [CC] will do its thing. It’s ok to flirt with CC. But as we look to the Christmas feast later in December, let’s try another way.

Instead, let’s devote ourselves to Advent waiting with prayer, hoping with great expectation, worshipping with song we experience no other place, and joining with others – the sisters and brothers in Christ – to prepare ourselves for all the Lord’s coming in our lives. And let’s not forget to ask others to be counter-cultural with us.

-Pr. Joe-


Midweek Advent Worship | Wednesdays at NOON

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Midweek worship during Advent is a blessed time of getting away – from the crowds on the roads and in the stores or perhaps from our crowded schedules that stretch us ever so thin. We gather in the chapel for a quiet time of prayer, scripture, meditation and Holy Communion. We will even sing a song of the Advent season.

In this brief time breaking into the middle of the day, we may listen for the voice of the One who comes into our lives.  Bring a friend and come away with sisters and brothers to worship the One who makes every season possible.

Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Eve Worship

With Word and Sacrament, instrumentalists and voices, joyous celebration and quiet contemplation, 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!

CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
5:30 PM Christmas Eve Worship

Holy Communion with the music of our youth and children

7:30 PM & 10:00 PM Holy Communion with music of our Festival Choir, brass, timpani, violin, organ and bells. Pre-service music begins 20 minutes before the hour [7:10 & 9:40]

Santa Lucia Festival

Sunday, December 13, 2015 | 7:00pm
A Service of Readings, Carols, & Anthems of the Advent Season with Choirs and Baroque Ensemble.

20141214_18270807There will be bakers, stars and “Lucia,” who will be portrayed by Denise Roe. A “Lucia” party will follow – homemade cookies are needed for the reception, so please sign up on Sunday’s attendance card if you’d like to bring cookies to share!

Complimentary tickets for the Santa Lucia Festival are available under the portico – kindly sign up for the number of tickets you plan on using, as seating is limited.

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The annual Art For Faith’s Sake series is made possible by Friends of the Arts. Each year, contributions support this series with gifts ranging from $10 to over $5,000. Thank you for your generous contributions which make the celebration of faith through the arts possible.

Adult Talent Show: A Mediterranean Cruise

November 14th | 5:00pm-9:00pm | Tickets $10

Adult Talent ShowLet your talent shine in our annual adult talent show! We welcome singers, dancers, comics, dramatists and all performers for the Talent Show! Painters, crafters, quilters, writers, photographers and visual artists should join our Artist’s Gallery.

Contact Rick & Debbie Christie: 727.599.9990 or msdebbiec@verizon.net

Ground-breaking Ceremony for the New Education Building

BigNewsFinally, the work begins! Thanks be to God for the opportunity to provide these new resources for now and in the future. Changes are coming to the campus over the next few months. A congregational mailing has been sent to give you a thorough description of our parking and access to buildings. Thank you in advance for your patience. We look forward to what is coming!

We have a permit from the City of Largo so that we can begin construction! In mid-October, we received final approvals.

On Sunday, November 8th at 10:00AM we will celebrate the start of construction of our new education building. What a blessed time to share in fellowship and prayer! Make plans to stay a little later or come a little earlier. We will gather at the construction site.