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Newsletter for November, 2015
From the Pastor
We are finally moving from months and years of drought into what is predicted to be a record “el nino” season. It might seem like a monsoon! We pray that it will begin to ease our drought, and not do too much property damage.
My prayer for the near future will come to a time of blessings for our congregation. I am praying for a time of spiritual, physical, and emotional blessing in which we can clearly discern God’s gracious and loving hand at work in us, through us, and in our fellowship.
I invite you to pray with me that God would work and move among us in a remarkable way.
About the Coming Sundays
I have been sharing my thoughts about spirituality. I have, through God’s Word, discovered that spirituality is about relationships rather than things. I have learned that spirituality is about being a servant rather than being served.
In the next several weeks, and informed by my reading of God’s Word, I will share my thoughts about spirituality and truth, spirituality and the community we share, and spirituality and the fellowship we have in our church. I hope it will be a blessing to us all.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1. “FALL BACK!”
“What is Spirituality?” All Saints Sunday, November 1,2015
Wear white, and come hear the names of our own saints.
“What is Spirituality?” Celebrating our Veterans, Sunday, November 8,2015
We will celebrate those who have served our country in the military.
“What is Spirituality?” Celebrate our hope for the future! Sunday, November 15, 2015
The future can be scary, but we know who holds the future!
“What is Spirituality?” Giving Thanks! Thanksgiving Sunday, November 22,2015
Christ is our king, and we will celebrate our leader on Christ the King Sunday.
The First Sunday of Advent! November 29, 2015 Bishop Guy Erwin leads our worship!
MEET OUR BISHOP,
REV. DOCTOR ERWIN, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2015 IN OUR WORSHIP!
Bishop Erwin will preach at both Prince of Peace and Saint Andrews to begin our Advent Season. BE SURE TO COME!
CELEBRATING A BIRTH IN BETHLEHEM!
Advent is all about the coming of Jesus! Advent is preparation for the Christmas celebration of his birth in Bethlehem. Advent is also about our hope that Jesus will come again and make everything bad about our world good again.
ADVENT WORSHIP SCHEDULE
On Thursday, December 3, 10th, and 17, we’ll celebrate at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church with worship beginning at 7:15 P.M. followed by a time of coffee, goodies and fellowship in our Fireside Room.
ON THURSDAY DECEMBER 10 AT 6:00 P.M, WE’LL HAVE A SPECIAL HOLIDAY POT-LUCK SUPPER IN PRINCE OF PEACE’S FELLOWSHIP HALL!
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
STEWARDSHIP AT PRINCE OF PEACE
Sunday, November 1st is Stewardship Sunday!
We will receive our pledge cards for giving in 2016.
Sunday, November 15 will be Dedication Sunday. Our pledges will be gathered and blessed.
BIBLE STUDIES FROM “THE STORY”
We will watch one of the video presentations and then have a discussion following worship on Sundays, November 1 and 15, Don’t miss these opportunities to go deeper into God’s Word. Studies will be in our conference Room.
Thanksgiving Food In-Gathering!
Sunday, after worship November 8, you will be invited to help prepare grocery bags for distribution in our neighborhoods.
8:00 A.M. Saturday, November 14, you are invited to pass out grocery bags to our neighbors to fill with gifts of food for the needy.
Our neighbor’s gifts of food will be gathered Saturday, beginning at 3:00 P.M. November 21st, and the food dedicated at our worship on Sunday, November 22nd. The food will be distributed by Lutheran Social Services.
Church Council will meet Tuesday, November 17th in the Fireside Room.
Clergy/LAPD Council Meets Thursday, November 19th for Lunch!
Join us for lunch at Corky’s Restaurant at 11:15 A.M. for a time of fellowship with our local police, and representatives of community churches.
Thursday, November 26,2015! Happy Thanksgiving!
LSS COMMUNITY CARE NEWS
Thank you so much for all of your continued support of LSS mission!
We greatly appreciate all that you do to help us and as Thanksgiving and Christmas comes we are sending you the flyers for support.
We have over 150 families that are signed up for Thanksgiving food bags and the Turkey vouchers.
You can help by providing funds for vouchers and food from the food bank. As you know, we can buy a lot of food in bulk cheaper than you can buy retail. I will need to know the amount that you will donate by October 31st. I need to order the food and turkeys the first week of November to have it ready for bagging up in time.
Here are a few ideas:
A can of cut green beans
A can of whole kernel corn
A can of chicken noodle soup,
A can of refried beans
A box of white rice
A box of mashed potatoes
A box of turkey dressing
A box of biscuit or corn bread mix
A box of cake, brownie, or cookie mix
Canned sweet potatoes
Canned cranberry sauce
A can of fruit cocktail or fruit
Lutheran Social Services will be purchasing turkey vouchers.
If you would like to contribute to the purchase of a turkey voucher, you may send a check to the Lutheran Social Services offices at 21430 Strathern St. Unit A Canoga Park CA 91304. Please mark your check “Thanksgiving.”
We need all food donations/items before Monday, November 23rd. If you have any questions, please call Fiona Kilner at LSS at 818.901.9940.
We have a great need for toys for girls and boys aged 2 years to 12 years. We can pick up any toys you would wish to donate.
The office could be open for toy deliveries on Sunday, December 6th if needed, please let the office know (818-901-9940)
CHRISTMAS TOYS GIVEAWAY!
Please have referrals call LSS at 818-901-9940
We need: toys for ages 2 years through 12 years – girls and boys
For pick up of toys or more information call Fiona Kilner 818.901.9940.
Please deliver all toys to the LSS office no later than December 7th.
Address 21430 Strathern Street Unit A, Canoga Park, CA 91304
Pastor Chuck Bunnell