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TwelfthSunday in Pentecost
9:30 a.m. worship 

1 September 2019
Year C Readings
Proverbs 25:6-7 or Sirach 10:12-18
Psalm 112 (4)
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
Luke 14:1, 7-14
Prayer of the Day
O God, you resist those who are proud and give grace to those who are humble. Give us the humility of your Son, that we may embody the generosity of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Lay Ministry Groups
September 1: 4
September 8: 1
September 15: 2
September 22: 3
Important Dates To Know

August 26th-September 3rd: Pastor Teri in Boulder, CO.
August 29: No Bible Study
September 1: Praise Service 
September 3: 5:00 p.m Worship Ministry Team Meets
September 5: 6:00 p.m. SAS Team meets  
September 8: God's Work Our Hands
September 14: Logan Pride Festival

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


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:
No Choir Practice on Monday September 2nd. Practice continues on Mondays,  beginning September 9th, throughout the year.
Please join us for another season of singing; ALL are welcome!!
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!
I (Pastor Teri) haven’t received any feedback for September 8th GWOH Sunday.
 An email will soon come out to sign up online for various projects which may include the following:
1) Sewing for women projects with Denise Stewardson, at PoP
2)Work for Yehfen at her home: carrying boxes from 2ndfloor to garage, some outside work in yard/home
3)Heavy tall metal cross lying in gardens:  help carry it, stand it up in cement in a designated area of church grounds. Once set – needs sanding and painting! (Brad heading this up.)
4)Waiting to hear from Logan Pride Center on need for volunteer help;  and Outsens on coordinating assigned road cleanup (need 8 people!).
Come one, come all – and serve the Lord! Fellowship and food bound to happen!
As September quickly approaches, the Stewardship Team is beginning the planning process for our program for the coming year.  We're excited to share a new logo for Prince of Peace (passed by Church Council) that better represents who we are, and will be quite recognizable (UPDATED!)  This logo can be used on any fliers, mailers, posters, etc.  We hope this new logo will be the beginning of the next chapter in the life of PoP as we share God's good news!  A huge thank you to Tony Walton for the design and to the Church Council for their support!    

Your Stewardship Team
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 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   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.
Ministry Site Profile on Prince of Peace sent to ELCA-now awaiting candidates! Click here to see the official posting


September 14th: Logan Pride Festival
An Interfaith Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 14th at the Cache County Fairgrounds. 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.

Young Adult Adventure Weekend: This retreat is over the Labor Day weekend, but they need at least 10 participants by this Thursday, August 15th signed up. This is for anyone 18-35 years old. Right now we do not have enough to participate and will most likely cancel this retreat. 

For more information, check out these sites:

Pastor’s Note:
It is a bittersweet feeling to announce, as I did this past Sunday, that my last Sunday with you all will be September 22nd.  The Council and I came to an agreement for it to be September 29th, but I later learned that the "Excellence in Leadership" 2 yr program offered through the Rocky Mountain Synod, starting in September, was cancelled for Utah (only 3 people signed up - I believe we were all from PoP!).  So I will be joining the Denver contingent on their gathering date September 28th.  I do not have another interim call yet - and I am not worried about it.  Time settling into home, attending the Theological Conference in Estes Park, and visiting ailing aging aunt, uncle and stepmother (in SC and IN) are the priority for Norris and I in October.

It is a time of another transition, but hopefully more joyful and anticipatory after all your hard work over the past year!  Here in this newsletter, you should read an update from the Call Committee.  The Bishop's office did send out two pastor candidate names, with their rostered leader profiles (RLP) - which is similar to what the congregation submitted - the ministry site profile (MSP).  I am not to know the candidates either (confidential to all but Call Committee until  Council vote and then  congregational vote) - but know that God is at work and you are all in Phase III- final stage of the process through the call committee!  A positive and welcoming change you have been preparing for is coming . . . . 

Over the next 3 weeks (after I return after Labor Day) we will have time to bring closure and say our goodbyes.  If you have any questions on how the church will function between my leaving and a new pastor arriving, please direct them to the Church Council.  I will be busy cleaning up loose ends on a couple projects, getting a Bible Study or meeting time scheduled on USU campus, preparing as usual for Sundays, and hopefully visiting with many of you.  

Have a blessed and relaxing and holy (remember the Sabbath) Labor Day weekend!  

In the love of Christ+
Pastor Teri

         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
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.


Prayers for health and healing:  Jack Anderson, Ed Howard, 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 done yesterday.

Pray for all those affected by violence in our country.

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 Labor Day Weekend 

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