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THIS SUNDAY AT PRINCE OF PEACE

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

22 September 2019
Year C Readings
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Psalm 145:1-9
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10
Prayer of the Day
God among us, we gather in the name of your Son to learn love for one another. Keep our feet from evil paths. Turn our minds to your wisdom and our hearts to the grace revealed in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Green
Lay Ministry Groups
September 22: 3
September 29: 4
October 6: 1
October 13: 2
Important Dates To Know

September 19: 10:00 a.m. Bible Study at PoP
September 19: Pr. Teri not available in afternoon
September 22: Interim Pastor Teri's last Sunday
September 23: 6:30 p.m. Choir Practice
September 26: 10:00 a.m. Bible Study at PoP
September 26: 6:00 p.m. SAS Meeting

Interim Pastor Teri Hermsmeyer
Email: teri.hermsmeyer@gmail.com 
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
Email: karadbradford@gmail.com

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Call Committee Progress;
After conducting online interviews with two pastoral candidates, the Call Committee has decided to release one of the candidates from the call process. The next step is to conduct additional interviews with the remaining candidate. We're in the process of arranging those interviews.

We will keep the congregation updated as things unfold. Keep watching for updates in the Proclaimer or feel free to ask members of the committee about our progress.

Pastor Teri needs help moving stuff out of her apartment on Monday afternoon from 11-3
STEWARDSHIP FOR ALL SEASONS
As you will note above, we've updated our official logo - in color!  The two basic logos you see can be used for PoP letterhead and envelopes, and anything requiring a smaller logo.  We are working on a brochure and poster which we will be rolling out, along with our ministry initiatives, later this fall.  In the meantime, we are excited to share with you this year's Theme and Bible Verse for our Stewardship program.  Our Theme is: GIFTED to share God's Grace in the World.  Our Bible Verse is: "Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received."  1 Peter 4:10
Stay tuned ...

Your Stewardship Team - Sandra, Dave K., Jon, Tony, Pastor Teri & Joan 
Adult Education Sunday Hour
Those who attended Adult class after fellowship this past Sunday, came to the conclusion that they would prefer a Bible study to supplement their faith formation.  Because people come and go and are not there every Sunday, it was decided to study the weekly lectionary texts in more depth.  THIS SUNDAY (9/22) we will discuss the texts for the following Sunday (9/29), which are:  Luke 16:19-31; I Timothy 6:6-19; Psalm 146; Amos 6:1a, 4-7
Children and Youth Sunday School will begin September 22nd.
Ministry Site Profile on Prince of Peace sent to ELCA-now awaiting candidates! Click here to see the official posting

THIS WEEK AT POP

A BIG PRIDE-FUL THANK YOU!
Thank you to all who participated in Logan Pridefest this past weekend!  PoP choir combined with First Presbyterian choir and sang three pieces at the Pride Interfaith Worship Service (a multi-faith, LGBTQ+ affirming event) commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the birth of the Gay Pride movement and the dignity/worth of all! Several members attended this event at the Cache Valley Events Center near Willow Park - participating in the service through several hands on rituals and enjoying speaker Dr. Susan Shaw (of Oregon State University) share her story and the power of our stories that are so similar to death and resurrection.

Thank you to Rebecca and Tony, Amy, Erik, and Karin for 'manning' the PoP booth at Pridefest - setting up and taking down, and just generally having a good time with the joyful people there! The colors of the rainbow koozies were a hit again and gone by 5:00 p.m. - they even had our new logo on them!  Thanks, Waltons!

Thank you to Karen and Luke, Amy, and Tony for going back to homes to pick up the 78 pride flags we delivered last week. One way to get to know your way around Cache Valley!
Welcome new member Jim Towle!
Welcome New Member Jim Towle!
Through re-affirmation of baptism, Jim Towle became a member of PoP last Sunday.  Jim is a retired USPS mail carrier from Fullerton, CA -  he walked 8 miles a day!   He came through Utah on vacation one year, and decided this was the place to retire to.  He arrived in May, and has been involved at church in a variety of ways, and is a regular at the Thursday 10:00 am Bible Study.  He enjoys helping out when he can - preferring labor type projects (was there for gardening blitz, and God's Work Our Hands Sunday).  Please welcome him into our faith community and reach out to get to know each other!
a.  Mormons do not wear crosses. (Try finding some in a Deseret Book/Gift Store.)  If you want to differentiate yourself as a Christian in this 85% CJCLDS community - wear a cross!  

b.  Our church constitution says you can become a member of PoP (or any ELCA church) by baptism and confirmation and whether by transfer from another Lutheran congregation, and being received by re-affirmation of faith (like Jim Towle did this past Sunday).  To be a voting member in good standing at congregational meetings (including voting for a new pastor), you must have communed at PoP in the past year and shall have made a contribution of record to this congregation in the past year.  We can not keep track of who gives cash - so if you, as a member, want your contribution recorded, please give by check or some identifiable way.  

UPCOMING EVENTS

Intergenerational Climate March:
Join students and elders from around the world.  On Friday, September 20th at 3 p.m., we will march from Utah State University's campus to the County Courthouse while displaying posters. There will also be speakers and an open mic at 4 p.m. at the Courthouse. Bring posters or make them there!
What: Free first aid certification for any adult (I8+)
When: Sept. 28, 2019 from 9-5 p.m.
Where: 1525 N. 200 W. Logan, UT

To register, click here
or call 435-752-8880 for more information
Holden Village Trip:
Holden Village registration for 2020 opens Oct 1.
Several of us from PoP plan to be at the village for 4 nights during USU's Spring break (Mon Mar 2 through Fri Mar 6). Everyone needs to handle their own registration; we will discuss travel logistics later 

Pastor’s Final Note:
In the words of Paul to the Philippians (1:1-6), I whole heartedly say to you . . .
To all the servants of and saints in Christ Jesus who are at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.  Grace to you and peace from God and our Lord Jesus Christ.  I will thank my God every time I remember you, praying with joy in my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day I came July 29, 2018 until now.  I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. 
You have done great work over the past year – you are not the same as you were before.  Change has happened – in a positive forward movement way, in a way of having hope for the future instead of fear, in a way of taking active steps toward preparing for the future.   I thank the Transition Team (Eric Allen, Debbie Waite, Colin Johnson, Karin DeJonge-Kannon, Julie Latvakoski, Karon King) for the discussions they led you through regarding PoP’s history, a survey regarding our present reality (which came out better than you thought!), and small group discussions on desires for the future.  You have learned that Prince of Peace has a lot to offer to the needs of the Cache Valley community, especially in terms of sharing the gospel of, in, through GRACE, being an inclusive reconciling church of Christ in a conservative environment, and feeling alive through the enthusiasm of our young adults and students at USU by sponsoring a Lutheran Campus Ministry.  New and younger leadership has stepped up to help carry the church forward, with fresh new ideas and energy.  You also know that you want more faith formation small group studies and social events to re-connect with one another in this very busy, hectic world we live in.  There is the struggle of the regular ebb and flow of members living here temporarily – but I hope you now see yourselves as the nurturing oasis for those on these journeys that take them to new places.  Worship has always been wonderful and will continue to be so under the leadership of Joan, Paula, Elaine, Cary and a new musician and pastor around the corner. 
We said goodbye to some folks – Art Feldman’s passed on; Phil and Debbie Waite, Lisa Green, and Eric Allen moved away.  But we also welcomed Sarah Bogen, Erik Ingram and Jim Towle as new members.  We baptized little Wynston Carney on Mother’s Day and welcomed him into the family of God, his parents participating as they can until Clint’s doctorate is finished next year.  We celebrated the birth of John Wechter (and threw a baby shower!), as well as attended his parent’s Michael and Emi’s wedding – whom we also had to say goodbye to as they moved on in their music careers. Even though attendance is lower (as it always is during a transition), there are others out there that took a break and are waiting to return when a new pastor arrives.  Reach out and invite those you have not seen in a while!
We welcomed Bishop Jim Gonia as he visited and shared about our Lutheran gifts, “Claiming Our Gifts”, as well as Rev. Matt Barnhouse visiting to share about our vitality survey.
Thank you to the leadership over this time of transition:  Regina Dickinson and Rebecca Walton – presidents; Joan Mahoney and Erik Ingram – vice-presidents; Colin Johnson and Lela Gilmore – secretaries; Barbara Daniels – treasurer; Lisa Green (former Council); Frank Pultar, Dave Wilson, Kathy Evans (current).  They have been making good decisions regarding changes for the future – especially through the SAS program. 
God has begun a good work in you – and it is ongoing!  Spend time with the Lord and gain in spiritual energy and passionate action.  I have faith and conviction that Prince of Peace is an asset to the Cache Valley community.  I thank you for including me on this ministry journey together, exposing me to the beauty of Cache Valley, Logan Canyon, Bear Lake and all its trimmings of social and cultural events.  But most of all, meeting special people of God whom I will treasure in my heart!  The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirits.
In Christ’s love and service,
Interim Pastor Teri
P.S.  I will not be back (to visit) for at least a year – but if you are passing through Boulder, you are always welcome in our home!  Just phone, text or email me first!  
Teri.hermsmeyer@gmail.com or 303-903-4171 (cell)

HOLY HUMOR
INSPIRATION
FINANCIAL DASHBOARD
         Income     Expenses     Bottom Line
FYD      $
40,361     $31,711     $+8,650
August  $10,950     $9,423       $+1,527

FYD = Fiscal-year-to-date
August= August 2019
COUNCIL CORNER
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.

IN OUR PRAYERS

Prayers for health and healing:  Jack Anderson, Ed Howard, Denise Stewardson, Judy Hermsmeyer, Mark and Austin, Paul, and Mara Ballard..  

Prayers for Aly Connors (26) and her family (niece of Pastor Teri, daughter of Tamara, family who lived in Paradise, CA through fire) on the death of her new husband of 3 1/2 months, Brandon Chance.


Pray for all those affected by violence in our country.

Prayers for guidance, insight, and wisdom as the Call Committee continues interviews with the remaining candidate.


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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