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THIS SUNDAY AT PRINCE OF PEACE

Eighth Sunday in Pentecost
9:30 a.m. worship 

4 August 2019
Year C Readings
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23
Psalm 49:1-12 (3)
Colossians 3:1-11
Luke 12:13-21
Prayer of the Day
Benevolent God, you are the source, the guide, and the goal of our lives. Teach us to love what is worth loving, to reject what is offensive to you, and to treasure what is precious in your sight, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
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Lay Ministry Groups
August 4: 4
August 11: 1
August 18: 2
August 25: 3
Important Dates To Know

August 1: 10:00 a.m. Bible study at PoP
August 4: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Worship at Nursing Homes (need volunteers!)
August 5: 5:30 p.m. Worship Ministry Team Meeting
August 8: 6:30 p.m. Church Council Meeting

Interim Pastor Teri Hermsmeyer
Email: teri.hermsmeyer@gmail.com 
Phone: (303) 903-4171
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and as needed on emergency basis.

Communications: Kara Bradford
Email: karadbradford@gmail.com

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Big things are happening! August 5-10 marks the date for the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The theme is "We are Church." Voting members will meet to decide on a number of things that will prove to be influential in the future of the church. 

Click here to read more about it: 

Living Lutheran's article, "We are Church"

ELCA's article, "2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly"
Worship at Nursing Homes
Contact Pastor Teri for details 
Guitars for Vets- 501(c)3 non-profit organization (national)

Ron Hill will be using space in PoP's building to teach guitar to vets with PTSD for free.  (Because he volunteers his time for this, instead of a donation, he will play guitar for our services about once a month- he learned through this program!) 

Started in Wisconsin in 2007, this program is aimed at providing Veterans struggling with physical injuries, PTSD and other emotional distress, a unique supportive environment.  G4V pursues its mission to share the healing power of music by providing free guitar instruction a new acoustic guitar and accessory kit in a structured program run by volunteers.  

If you are interested in supporting this program, you can:
  • Contact the Cache Valley Chapter Coordinator, Ron Hill (801-473-5686) to make a tax deductible donation of a guitar, amp, strings, or accessories
  • Make a tax deductible monetary donation through the guitarsforvets.org website - $200 covers all costs for a veteran to complete the program.Volunteer to teach guitar to veterans
Know a veteran that could benefit from learning guitar?  To be eligible, they must be referred by one of the Vet Center therapists that works in Cache Valley.  You do not need to enroll with the VA or collect VA disability to be eligible.  Call the vet center at 801-737-9737 and ask for an appointment in Logan with either Lance or Dan to verify eligibility - remember your DD 214!  Ask about the Guitars for Vets program, and they will send your information to the program.  This local Guitars for Vets is proudly sponsored by Main Street Guitars at the Book Table.
New Digital Archive for PoP
We've started a digital archive of important moments in the life of the congregation.  We'd like to include photos of special services (think baptisms, confirmations, weddings, memorial services), community outreach , congregational gatherings (our famous potlucks!), and so forth. Think of it as a  chronologically organized, digital scrapbook.   Please email anything you'd like to include in the digital archive to karin.dejongekannan@gmail.com.   Printed photos (from any year) and paper invitations / announcements also welcome.  You can also give it to Karin to scan and upload.  Many thanks to each one who participates in documenting our history as a congregation.
St. John's Episcopal Summer Rummage Sale
Saturday August 17 - 8 a.m. to Noon
Items may be donated to the Rummage Sale through Sunday, August 11th.

The Blessing Box is almost empty! Non-perishable food items are urgently needed.

Eric Allen's new address is:
2317 S. Southeast Blvd Apt.3 Spokane, WA 99203
Ministry Site Profile on Prince of Peace sent to ELCA-now awaiting candidates! Click here to see the official posting
Pastor Teri now enjoys the front church office. Over the rest of summer (until USU starts), you can most likely find her there on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 1:30 - 5:30, and Wednesdays 10-6 (minus a lunch break in there).  Tuesday mornings after meeting with Kara (communications intern) at 9:00 a.m., you can find Pastor Teri at Cafe Ibis until 12:30 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS

"Be Still" retreat in the Sawtooth Mountains
Join us for the "Be Still" retreat at Luther Heights Bible Camp Aug 23-25. It's not a silent retreat, just a no-programming retreat -- a time to unwind, breathe, spend time in nature, read, whatever sounds good to you. Bikes available. Delicious and plentiful  meals. We sleep in shared cabins. We are carpooling. 

Click here for more details

Contact Karin deJonge-Kannan with questions

Pastor's Note:
Merry Christmas!  It was fun to celebrate Christmas in July last Sunday - hearing the scripture texts for a Christmas Day service, and taking people's requests of their favorite Christmas hymns/carols that we wish we could sing more often than once a year. It was also bittersweet - as we had to say goodbye to John, Michael and Emi Wechter. They will be truly missed, along with Michael's (and Emi's) musical talent that has enlivened church worship in many ways.

I did something unusual for me - made a last minute decision to take off for the Grand Tetons Sunday afternoon - staying overnight in Jackson.  I listened to Michael's CD 3 times on the scenic way there through Idaho!!  The beauty of sunlight on green rolling fields of grain, and the upbeat happy music Michael had written and performed with Emi and friends, was just what I needed.  I feel privileged to have gotten to know the Wechters and to officiate at their wedding, and look forward to hearing where the good Lord takes their talents on life's journey!  Thank you for being you and sharing your talents - what a gift you have been to Prince of Peace.  Farewell and Godspeed, Wechters!  Keep us updated on your journey!  (Emi will be starting an online blog - connections in a future newsletter.)

And as I write this, I realize I arrived here one year ago early this week - attending the Christmas in July Service on the 29th and saying farewell to Sarah and Sebastian Los.  The first day in the office, someone from St. John's walked in the door to drop off their Rummage Sale flyers - and the same thing happened today (Wednesday)!  Like clockwork (almost) a new year begins with familiarity.  Instead of the fire hose effect of learning about PoP, I'll be preparing info and resources for the new pastor and sensing my time here coming to a close - connecting with the Bishop's office on what is next for me.

In the meantime - the life and ministry of PoP continues to reach up and out, as excitement looms on who will be the next pastor.  Please keep the call committee and future candidates in your prayers!

In Christ's love and service, 
Pastor Teri

HOLY HUMOR
INSPIRATION
FINANCIAL DASHBOARD
         Income     Expenses     Bottom Line
FYD  $
18,443      $14,251      $+4,193
June  $10,099      $7,238       $+2,861

FYD = Fiscal-year-to-date
June= June 2019
COUNCIL CORNER
Dave Wilson wrote this month's Council Corner, "August, The End of The War of The Roses, and The Unintended Beginning of Religious Tolerance Within Christianity." His article delves into history and provides an interesting take on the beginning of religious tolerance. To read his article, click here.

IN OUR PRAYERS

Prayers for health and healing:  Jack Anderson, Ed Howard, Judy Hermsmeyer, Sage Alixander (Pr Teri's cousin), Becky Yeager and her father, and Lesa Wilson after surgeries.

Prayers for God's guidance and providence as names come forward to go to Call Committee.

Prayers for refugee children and families/asylum seekers at the border, that they be treated humanely and not separated from each other.

Prayers for safe travel this Summer

SYNOD NEWS
Click here to read about The 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly

and here for another take on the assembly

Check out Bishop Eaton's article on children in detention centers here,

as well as one on justice in a culture of gun violence here

For more news, click here to visit the Rocky Mountain Synod website
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