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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church!

NEWSLETTER FOR 
JULY 2015 

From the Pastor 
“A Breath of Fresh Air!”
All of a sudden, the 
disciples who had been cowering behind locked doors, are a focused, energized, 
motivated group of “sent ones,” or Apostles.” Every one of them had run away in 
the Garden of Gethsemane. Suddenly they are empowered to spread the Good News 
of  Jesus Christ throughout the Roman
Empire.
What happened?
Just as a newborn gasps 
for its first breath, the newborn Church breathed in the Holy Spirit and was 
born. The infant Church grew at an amazing rate, and has even reached us in the 
San Fernando Valley.
 
About the Coming Sundays:
“A Breath of Fresh Air for 
Wisdom and Power!"
   The  Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, July 5 ,2015 -
CELEBRATE AMERICA!
“A Breath of Fresh Air for 
Freedom”
   The  Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 12, 2015
“A Breath of Fresh Air for 
a Picnic!”
   The 
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, July 19, 2015
“A Breath of Fresh Air on 
the Lake!”
   The 
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, July 26, 2015


Men’s Bible Study!
All men are invited to our 
next study July 9 from 7:30 – 9:00 P.M. in Saint Andrew’s Conference Room. The 
men’s study usually meets on the second Tuesday of the month.

Lutheran Social Services – News from our director,
Fiona Kilner:
Our Pantry has been seeing more clients and we are getting a
little low on donated items…..
We have need of:
Soups, Canned beans, canned vegetables (maybe not so much corn),
cereals, pasta, pasta sauces, tuna, all the things to help make meals for
families! 
If any of the churches or groups have food that they would like to
donate we would greatly appreciate it!

The “Circles” Program – Lutheran Social Services
Instead of just giving 
“handouts,” Lutheran Social Services has decided to begin a “Circles Program,” 
which helps needy families to go from dependency to self-sufficiency.  This is a daunting task, but it can, and has
been done through this program!  
HOWEVER, to make the 
Circles Program work, many must be involved. 
WOULD YOU CONSIDER COMING TO A MONTHLY CIRCLES
MEETING?  You are invited to attend a meeting at the
Social Services Office in Canoga Park for an organizational, training and
planning meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00P.M. For more information and/or a ride, please call 818.901.948

Clergy Police Breakfast!
All are invited to a very 
informal breakfast with members of our local Los Angeles Police Department, 
9:00 A.M. Thursday, July 30 at Corky’s Restaurant 5043 Van Nuys 
Blvd at Magnolia in Sherman Oaks · (818) 788-5110. 

Chuck and Beth Bunnell take a Vacation!
The Bunnells will be 
relaxing and enjoy the High Sierras in Angels Camp (No, it’s not an ashram for 
a Lutheran cult, it’s a town up North) Wednesday, July 15 – July 28.

Gerrie Wilkowski to Lead Worship
AIM (Associate in Ministry in the Evangelical 
Lutheran Church) Gerrie Wilkowski will lead worship Sunday July 19 and 26.
Gerrie has served in many capacities in many congregations and is an
accomplished worship leader, speaker and actor. 

Celebrating our Wonderful Choir!
One of the many great
things about the Prince of Peace family is our choir which leads and
participates in our worship almost every Sunday. Singing in the choir enriches 
our lives with mental stimulation, creativity, physical activity, as well as 
music. With our outstanding, and outstandingly patient leader, Tim Jameson, 
making music at Saint Andrews is even fun!
Like every small group in 
our congregation (altar guild, council, the Bible studies, and sewing) choir is 
a chance to work together, learn, grow, and just be together. Prayer and mutual 
support is also a component of our meetings. It is also fun!

Synod Assembly Report
Our Synod Assembly of the
Southwest Southern California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of
America took place in Westlake Village May 8 and 9th. Bishop Guy
Erwin stated our mission: “That (we) be an expression of the church rooted
firmly in the Gospel promise of new life in Christ, fed and nourished by the
sacraments for service, care, and justice for all our neighbors.”
Bishop Erwin also announced that the synod would 
focus on six areas in the years 
immediately ahead:
1.Communicating the Gospel message powerfully
and clearly
2.Shaping the faith of the baptized through
education
3.Fostering congregations in becoming healthy
communities
4.Creating opportunities for our rostered
leaders to thrive
5.Developing at least four geographical area
ministry strategies
6.Establishing clusters of congregations around
similar ministries
Our thanks to Jean and Lee Thompson and Beth Bunnell, 
 who, along with Chuck Bunnell, represented Saint Andrews at the synod 
assembly.
Get on the Bus Made for a Wonderful “Mother’s Day!”
Children from our area and 
even from Santa Maria and Santa Paula gathered early in the morning at Saint 
Andrews for an early breakfast and a trip to visit their mothers at the 
California Institute for Women in Corona Saturday, May 2nd. Much 
work by members at Saint Andrews made the trip possible and truly memorable.
Thanks to all who worked so hard to make this happen!

   

 


 


        


 

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