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SixteenthSunday in Pentecost
9:30 a.m. worship 

29 September 2019
Year C Readings
Daniel 10:10-14; 12:1-3
Psalm 103:1-5; 20-22
Revelation 12:7-12
Luke 10:17-20
Prayer of the Day
O God, rich in mercy, you look with compassion on this troubled world. Feed us with your grace, and grant us the treasure that comes only from you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Lay Ministry Groups
September 29: 4
October 6: 1
October 13: 2
October 20: 3
Important Dates To Know

September 26: 10:00 a.m. Bible Study at PoP
September 26: 6:00 p.m. SAS Meeting
September 30: 6:30 p.m. Choir Practice

Communications: Kara Bradford
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Last week, we said farewell to our interim pastor, Teri Hermsmeyer, thanking her for her support and dedication. This week, we look ahead to some new beginnings at Prince of Peace: We’re preparing to hire a new permanent pastor. We’re preparing to renew engagement on congregational teams. We’re preparing for a time of reflection and commitment to use our resources wisely. I’m writing to share a bit more about each of these new beginnings:
Permanent Pastor: The call committee is progressing in its work to select a new permanent pastor. Initially, two candidates indicated their interest in Prince of Peace based on our Ministry Site Profile. The call committee reviewed their materials and interviewed them both. Based on these interactions, the committee elected to release one candidate and to continue conversations with the other. After another interview, the committee is inviting this candidate to visit Cache Valley and gauge potential fit with our broader community. Meanwhile, a new candidate has submitted an application, and the call committee interviewed that candidate this week. The call committee is progressing wisely: responding quickly to interview interested candidates while proceeding prayerfully with decision making. In the meantime, the worship team has arranged for a supply pastor to preside over worship, preach, and serve communion on Oct. 6th & 27th; a seminarian will lead worship and preach, but no communion, on Oct. 13th.  
Congregational Teams: In October, we’re going to bring back “Ministry Minutes” (affectionately remembered, I am told, as “M&M Sundays”). On M&M Sundays, a representative of congregational teams—such as the worship team, property team, Christian education team, etc—will spend a couple of minutes during the service explaining their team’s mission and inviting members to join. This is a great way to learn more about the work of the church, to get involved in new ways, and to revitalize these teams in supporting God’s work in our congregation and our broader community. Plus, there will be M&Ms (candy) for all!
Stewardship for All Seasons: The Stewardship for All Seasons (SAS) committee has been hard at work, preparing to help the congregation think and act intentionally with our resources. Prince of Peace is a deeply blessed church, and we’re well positioned to share those blessings with our local community. SAS is readying a big launch later this year to inspire and educate us about how to steward those blessings. Stay tuned!
Traditionally, autumn may not be a time for new growth and new beginnings, but this year it is for Prince of Peace, and I’m encouraged to see what God is cultivating within and through us.

Rebecca Walton, President of Church Council
Thank You and Farewell!
As Pastor Teri's tenure as Intentional Interim Pastor has come to an end, we wish to extend to her our sincerest thanks for guiding us through the transition phase to the Call Process.  Our work is not done, but we are well on the way and are grateful for your guidance.  You were a blessing to our congregation as you opened new doors of opportunity through Lutheran Campus Ministry @ USU, and also, the LGBTQ community; you enabled us to reflect on our past and present in order to see the future .. and dream.  May God bless you as your pastoral journey continues and may God's peace be with you.

ELW hymn #576, We Are All One in Mission, best describes the congregation that is Prince of Peace:

We all are one in mission; we all are one in call,
our varied gifts united by Christ, the Lord of all.
A single great commission compels us from above
to plan and work together that all may know Christ's love.

We all are called for service, to witness in God's name.
Our ministries are diff'rent; our purpose is the same;
to touch the lives of others with God's surprising grace,
so ev'ry folk and nation may feel God's warm embrace.

Now let us be united, and let our song be heard.
Now let us be a vessel for God's redeeming Word.
We all are one in mission; we all are one in call,
our varied gifts united by Christ, the Lord of all.

Call Committee Progress:
After conducting online interviews with two candidates, the Call Committee has released one candidate and will do further interviews with the remaining candidate. In addition, we have received a third candidate from the Bishop’s office and we hope to interview that candidate very soon.

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.

As you will note above, we've updated our official logo - in color! 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
Because people come and go and are not there every Sunday, we will study the weekly lectionary texts in more depth as a way to supplement our faith formation.  THIS SUNDAY (9/29) we will discuss the texts for the following Sunday (10/6), which are:  
1st Reading: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4, Psalm 37:1-9
2nd Reading: 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Gospel- Luke 17:5-10
Lutheran Campus Ministry News:
Six LCM members will be traveling to Albuquerque, NM on October 11-13 for the Rocky Mountain Synod-wide LCM retreat. We will be staying in the (tiled) fellowship hall at St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Since we are flying, we are hoping to pack as light as possible. If anyone has sleeping gear that packs small (such as inflatable or "accordian" sleeping pads) that they would be willing to lend us for the weekend, please contact Sarah at
Children and Youth Sunday School has begun!
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!
Ministry Site Profile on Prince of Peace sent to ELCA-now awaiting candidates! Click here to see the official posting


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 
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.  
         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
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, Mark and Austin, Paul, and Mara Ballard..  

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 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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