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God's Work Our Hands
(Brief Worship)

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

8 September 2019
Year C Readings
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 1 (3)
Philemon 1-21
Luke 14:25-33
Prayer of the Day
Direct us, O Lord God, in all our doings with your continual help, that in all our works, begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your holy name; and finally, by your mercy, bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord
Lay Ministry Groups
September 8: 1
September 15: 2
September 22: 3
September 29: 4
Important Dates To Know

September 5: 6:00 p.m. SAS Team meets  
September 8: 9:30 a.m. God's Work Our Hands
September 14: Logan Pride Festival
September 15: We welcome new members!
September 22: Interim Pastor Teri's last Sunday

Interim Pastor Teri Hermsmeyer
Phone: (303) 903-4171
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30-5:30 in the front church office and Wednesdays from 10-6, Tuesday mornings at Caffe Ibis from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and Sunday at PoP and as needed on an emergency basis.

Communications: Kara Bradford


Sept 8th God’s Work Our Hands Sunday
Mark your calendars!  Attire is work clothes. 
Worship is brief – starting at 9:30 a.m., then out the doors to serve!
 An online sign-up was sent via email on Tuesday, be sure to sign up for a project that interests you.

 Projects include:
1) Days for Girls sewing project with Denise and Kathy at PoP
2) Labor help at Yehfen's home
3) Delivering and putting up Pridefest yard signs
4) PoP ongoing weeding & cleanup
5) PoP painting address numbers white

 * For the sewing project, no fabric is needed, we have plenty! If you have basic sewing supplies and a machine you are comfortable using, please bring them!

Come one, come all – and serve the Lord! Fellowship and food bound to happen!

Click here to signup

Call Committee Progress
The Call Committee is excited to report that we have files from the Bishop’s office for two pastoral candidates! So far, it looks like both of these people could fit our congregation nicely. We plan to do initial online interviews with them immediately after the Labor Day weekend. 

We will keep the congregation updated as things unfold. In the interim, please feel free to ask members of the committee about our progress.

Choir Practice:
Practice continues on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. throughout the year.
Please join us for another season of singing; ALL are welcome!!
Ministry Site Profile on Prince of Peace sent to ELCA-now awaiting candidates! Click here to see the official posting


Logan Pride Festival:
On Saturday, September 14th the Logan Pride Festival will be held at the Cache County Fairgrounds. Please join us at the Fairgrounds at 10:30 a.m. for an Interfaith Service where the PoP choir will be singing! All are welcome!
Retreats with Luther Heights Bible Camp:
Women's Wellness Retreat: 
This retreat is for adult women only on September 20-22, 2019. It will feature guest speakers connected to LHBC on a variety of topics and workshops. We will also be featuring Boise's Paint 'n Sip  - an instructor-taught class where participants will be guided through painting their own canvas of Redfish Lake (no experience necessary; additional $50). Our Maker's Retreat participants can also add this workshop on (as well as a workshop for farmhouse signs and felt florals). The Maker's Retreat is open to everyone.

For more information, check out these sites:

Pastor’s Note:
As we prepare for God's Work Our Hands this Sunday (please sign up at link in this newsletter or in Tuesday night's email) let us be reminded that this is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the ELCA - one Church, freed in Christ, to love and serve our neighbor.  This is our way of life:  freed in Christ we are freed by grace to live faithfully, witness boldly, and serve joyfully!  Service activities offer us an opportunity to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans:  All of Life in Jesus  - every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life - flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God's grace.

This is the 6th year the ELCA has had this annual God's Work Our Hands Sunday. But many churches enjoy it so much, they take up additional days during the year to provide service to others, inviting their ecumenical brothers and sister in Christ to join them. The GWOH Sunday has quickly become an anticipated way to be "church together" and "church for the sake of the world".  We are a church that boldly does God's work of restoring and reconciling our communities. This is work you do every day - showing love to your neighbors and helping  make your community a better place, for all.

Blessings and good times for all!
Pastor Teri

P.S. For those of you who like to write letters to to our congress persons to advocate for change in our nation for the benefit of others (or add on to pre-written letters), these letters will be available for your use as well - provided by the ELCA.

         Income     Expenses     Bottom Line
FYD  $29,411     $
22,288      $+7,123
July  $10,968       $8,037       $+2,931

FYD = Fiscal-year-to-date
July= July 2019
Barbara Daniels wrote this month's Council Corner, "Be Still." Her article provides insight on the power of being still and some helpful suggestions to restore peace during busier times in our lives. To read her article, click here.


Prayers for health and healing:  Jack Anderson, Ed Howard, Denise Stewardson after shoulder surgery last week, Judy Hermsmeyer, Mark and Austin (Mona's son and grandson), Mara Ballard, and Elizabeth Mueller (wife of Synod staff Rev. Kent Mueller) as she recovers from heart transplant surgery.

Prayers of comfort for the family of Darin Michel after the death of his father.

Prayers of safety for the victims and those in harm's way of Hurricane Dorian.

Pray for all those affected by violence in our country.

Prayers for guidance, insight, and wisdom as the Call Committee interviews and discerns between two candidates.

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

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