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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church!


  

FROM THE PASTOR


The question often comes up when it is time to open Christmas presents: “Who are we waiting for?”  There is always someone to corral and direct toward the Christmas tree before the fun begins.

For believers, this is the time when we remember who we are waiting for. Like an expectant mother who is counting the days until she is due, we wonder when Christ will come again to make everything new and good again.   The Advent Season is all about watching and waiting for God’s gift of his son, Jesus Christ.

 God’s greatest gift came on Christmas, and we believe Jesus Christ will come again!

ABOUT THE COMING WEEKS:

“Who is Jesus?  Our Lord!”

The Second Sunday of Advent December 7, 2014 Also, QUILT SUNDAY!

Following worship we will have our Congregational Meeting.

“Who is Jesus? The Light of the World!”

The Third Sunday of Advent, December 14,2014

We will also gather and dedicate our pledges for giving in 2015

“Who is Jesus? The Son of God!”

The Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 21, 2014

Who is Jesus? The Savior!”

CHRISTMAS EVE!  7:30 to 8:30  P.M. December 24, 2014

With our wonderful choir and all the favorite Christmas Carols, we’ll have all the sights, sounds and Good News of Christmas!  Invite your friends!

Who is Jesus? The Redeemer!”

  The First Sunday of Christmas, December 28, 2014

Advent Worship!

Thursday, December 4,2014

5:30 P.M. Come help decorate Prince of Peace Lutheran Church for Christmas!

7:00 – 7:30 P.M.  Advent worship at Prince of Peace, followed by coffee, cookies and fellowship!

Thursday, December 11,2014

6:00 P.M. Advent Potluck in the Fellowship Hall at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

  7:15 – 7:45 P.M. Advent Worship in the sanctuary.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

  7:00 – 7:30 P.M. Advent Worship at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Holiday Food Ingathering for the Needy!

Thanks to all who helped put together our food bags.  Thanks also to all who passed out bags and helped pick them up.  Also thanks to those who will take our neighbor’s gifts to the Lutheran Social Services Office. 


Church Council

Our council will meet Tuesday, December 16th  at 7:00 P.M. in the Fireside Room


Non “Cradle Lutherans….”

Non “Cradle Lutherans, “ or folks who were not born into Lutheran families, were asked in the November “Lutheran” magazine to tell about their experiences.  Here is your pastor’s contribution:


I was raised in the Assemblies of God, a wonderful group of believers who gave me a good foundation in faith and knowledge of God’s Word. As a teenager at Bible Camp I felt God’s call on my life to be a pastor.

During college I directed church choirs in several churches, but I shall never forget my first worship at Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, California. The worship began with, “Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart, and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching him, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to grant us forgiveness.”

This was something new for me. I had believed that Christians go to church, and that sinners stayed home or went shopping.  I heard for the first time that we are saints through what God has done for us, but that we are also sinners who need often to confess, repent, and hear that we are forgiven.

The choir director job worked out and I married one of the sopranos. Beth and I have been married for 39 years.

After teaching for seven years in public school, I again felt God’s call. Beth and I studied at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, and am about to celebrate the 30th anniversary of my ordination.

When I was hired to be Central’s choir director, the pastors, Rev. Ernest Gjelten, Rev. Jack Aamot and Rev. Glenn Hetland; knew I was not a “cradle Lutheran.” In Adult confirmation they taught me Luther’s Small Catechism and kindly asked me to “Listen to the scripture and sermons.”  I have been listening ever since, and their warm openness welcomed me into my spiritual home for life.  I am so thankful.

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES NEWSLETTER FOR DECEMBER, 2014

 EMBRACE EQUIP.EMPOWER!


Greetings friends and supporters,


After months of preparation and work, we are open in Canoga Park. Thanks to all who came to our Grand Re-Opening November 5th.


Thanks also to all the congregations, individuals and businesses who made it possible for us to serve over 100 families with a Thanksgiving box complete with a voucher for a turkey. Also making it possible for us to offer Boxes of Love for the holidays until our supply runs out.


Now that we’re getting back to business as usual, we are ready to do a number of things on Strathern Avenue.


·Our food pantry is up and running again, Tuesday through Friday 10am – 12 and 1-3pm


·We’re still collecting toys for our Christmas Toy Giveaway for the next few days. You have until this Saturday, December 6th, to donate toys. The Giveaway will be Saturday the 13th at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 6020 Radford Avenue, North Hollywood. For pickup or more info, call Jan Maseda (818-288-7054). Please also call Jan if you would like to help volunteer on the day of distribution.


·Our clothing bank is open and ready, serving the needs of the community Tuesday through Friday.


.Our Homeless to Home (H2H) program is up and running, if you have any homeless individuals that have income of some manner and would like them to be assessed for the program please call and as for Alex Meza.


.With the help of a volunteer ELCA diaconal minister, we can now offer spiritual support and care on Fridays. Sunday, November 30th marked the beginning of Advent, our season of getting ready to celebrate the birth of Christ.


We will have normal operating hours through most of December. Please note that we will be CLOSED from December 24th to January 5, 2015.


Sincerely,Fiona Kilner


Area Director


 


Fiona Kilner


Area Director – San Fernando Valley


LSS Community Care Centers


 


21430 Strathern Street. Suite A, Canoga Park. Ca. 91304


Email: FKilner@LSSCommunityCare.org


Office: (818) 901-9480




        


 

Pastor Chuck Bunnell
(818)430-2864 (cell phone - call anytime!)
charlesbunnell123@yahoo.com