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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church!
Newsletter for November, 2016
FROM THE PASTOR
“Saved by Grace through Faith!”
At Christmas we see to it that every child gets a present. Not only our own children, but also children we do not know will get presents from us through Lutheran Social Services, and many, many other caring organizations.
Whether they are “naughty or nice,” they get a present! So it is with us and our loving Father in Heaven. “Grace” means “gift and that is how we are made right with God. The gift is Jesus Christ our Lord who died for our sin, and who rose to give us eternal life!
Our gift of justification is a result of what God has done for us through Jesus Christ, not what we do. “Saved by Grace through Faith,” is the heart of the Reformation Martin Luther started 500 years ago, and which we will always celebrate. It is the Good News of Jesus Christ for us!
ABOUT THE COMING SUNDAYS
“What does this mean to me?”
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY! November 6, 2016
“What does “The End” mean to me?”
November 13, 2016
“What do Jesus’ words mean to me?”
CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY, November 20, 2016
“What does “Peace” Mean to me?”
THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT November 27, 2016
THE YEAR OF LUTHER’S SMALL CATECHISM!
This year, instead of confessing our faith in the words of the Apostles or Nicene Creeds in worship, we will confess our faith in the words of Luther’s Small Catechism which explains the creeds, The Lord’s Prayer, The Ten Commandments, Holy Baptism and Holy Communion.
WE ARE A POLLING PLACE NOVEMBER 8TH!
We will host several precincts on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th. Remember to vote.
THANKSGIVING FOOD INGATHERING FOR LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES!
+November 6th after worship, bags will be prepared for distribution
+Saturday, November 12, bags will be passed out to our friends and neighbors to fill with food for the needy this Thanksgiving. We will gather at the church and begin passing out bags door to door at 9:00 A.M.
+Saturday, November 19th, beginning at Noon, bags will be gathered and brought to the church.
+Sunday, November 20th the food will be dedicated in our worship and delivered to Lutheran Social Services.
All Saints Sunday, November 6th
During worship we will hear of Prince of Peace’s outreach to our community and to our community of believers. Pledge envelopes will be distributed for us to state our financial support of our church in 2017.
Sunday, November 13th
During worship we will hear of Prince of Peace’s outreach to our community through its giving and support of our Synod and Lutheran Social Services.
Dedication Sunday November 20th
During worship we will learn of Prince of Peace’s world-wide reach through giving and support of our Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, and through Lutheran World Relief.
Pledge envelopes of support for God’s work through Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will be gathered and blessed.
HOLIDAYS ARE COMING!
Please help provide
+ Canned and
+Dried Food Bags
For our families this year.
Last year you made it possible for 200 families to get a Turkey Voucher and the fixings for a Thanksgiving Feast. We are excited to see what you can do this year!
Christmas Toys are also in great need again this year.
We have emptied all of our storage, especially for 6-12 year old boys and girls, to provide gifts for 300 kids last year.
This year, please help us bring Christmas fun, joy, and laughter to our needy neighbor’s children.
*For all Donations of Money for these Holiday Programs please put “Holidays” on the memo line.
Pastor Chuck Bunnell