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Fifth Sunday in Lent

29 March 2020

Year A Readings
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalm 130 (5)
Romans 8:6-11
John 11:1-45

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, your Son came into the world to free us all from sin and death. Breathe upon us the power of your Spirit, that we may be raised to new life in Christ and serve you in righteousness all our days, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lay Ministry Groups suspended until further notice


Important Dates To Know
April 12: Annual meeting packets available at church
April 26: Annual meeting immediately after service

Church Inquiries: PoP

Official Church Contact: Pastor Emily Kuenker
Phone: 720-579-8229

Communications: Kara Bradford

The Paper Pulpit:
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Stay updated with PoP on YouTube! Check out 'A Word From Pastor Emily!'
Small Group Worship:
I have been working on how we will continue with our worship and congregational life together during these unprecedented times. We are going to try worship small groups which will meet together over Zoom once a week. Please watch your inbox for another email soon which will tell you what group you are in and will include a link to join the Zoom call. 

The small groups have been assigned by geographical area. My hope in doing this is that not only will we have interactive worship time together, but that we will also take responsibility for the others in our group. These are the people to check in on, make a phone call, or drop a letter in the mail (remember snail mail?) and make sure one another's needs are being met in these strange times. Do you need groceries or a pharmacy run? Can you offer those things to your small group members? Let's pull together as a community during this time. 

*If you are one of the folks on our mailing list who does not live here in the Logan area, but would like to be included in one of the small group worship Zoom calls, please reach out to me directly at

Zoom may be a new technology for some of you, and to help I've included a link to a video tutorial about how to join your first meeting: Joining a Zoom Meeting Tutorial Video

Finally, one of the things we will be doing in these small group meetings is engaging in a sacred reading practice around our upcoming Gospel text. This week we have the story of the death of Lazarus, John 11:1-45, which you can read here . Please give it a glance prior to your meeting, and we will take a closer look at it together over Zoom.

I look forward to seeing you all via screen later this week. Keep an eye on your inbox, the church website, and the Proclaimer for more updates.


Congratulations!!! Darren & Aubrey Cole, our accompanist & nursery attendant, are excited to announce the birth of Elliana Iris at home on March 23rd at 8:30am. She weighs 8 lbs, 3 ozs & is 20 inches long. As Darren says, "she's perfect in every way." Everyone is doing well. Such joy in this uncertain time. Darren is so grateful for the PoP family and getting to know everyone. Let's keep Darren, Aubrey, Finn & Elliana in our prayers.
LCM met for dinner and wrote notes of encouragement to the older member of our congregation, letting them know they are loved and remembered as they self-isolate for COVID-19❤️
Choir Practice News:

Wednesday Lenten Soup Supper:

Annual Meeting 2020:
Due to the need for social distancing, we will not physically meet to discuss the annual budget on March 29, nor for the annual meeting on April 26. Church council and Pastor Emily are discussing how to share the budget and other information with the congregation and how to invite feedback and participation in modified ways. Stay tuned!
Easter Orchestra:
         Income     Expenses     Bottom Line
FYD   $
102,260      $62,356     $+39,904
Feb.    $11,625        $4,621       $+7004

FYD = Fiscal-year-to-date
Feb.= February 2020
Barbara Daniels wrote this month's Council Corner, "Living Lessons from Holden Village." She reflects on her experiences traveling to Holden Village with a group of Prince of Peace and Lutheran Campus Ministry members. To read her article, click here!


Prayers for health and healing:  Jack Anderson, Charlie,  Ed Howard, Mark and Austin, and Paul.

Prayers for all medical professionals for continued health and wisdom

Prayers for all those in leadership in our government and institutions that prudence might guide them

Prayers for comfort for the Scott family at the death of K.' s dad, Scottie

Prayers for protection and safety for AshleyGrae Outsen in her work as a nurse

Prayers of Thanksgiving for healthy baby girl, Elliana, born to the Cole family

Check out the Rocky Mountain Synod's message on Coronavirus!

Concerns and Precautions Regarding COVID-19:
From the Office of the Bishop:

As of now, the immediate risk to American public is low. We will continue to share any updated recommendations from the CDC as they emerge. As congregations continue to gather for worship in light of concerns around the Corona virus,  we encourage you to be mindful of the same basic precautions you would take during cold and flu season:
  • Stay home if you are sick; wash your hands with soap and water regularly; cough into your elbow, etc.
  • For those who are more vulnerable during flu season, you may consider passing the peace verbally or bumping elbows, or passing the hand sanitizer along with the peace!
  • Additional attention to clean hands for those presiding over the table and assisting with communion should be a priority. 
  • Additional resources regarding communion and other liturgical practices are on our website. There is no one correct answer in regards to communion. Some studies have shown that common cup (particularly with a silver chalice) has the lowest risk of spreading disease. Care should be taken with intinction around fingers touching the wine while dipping their bread. 
  • If receiving wine by any means concerns you, receive only the bread—our Lutheran faith in the presence of the body and blood of Christ in both the bread and wine of the Eucharist teaches us that each element is complete and sufficient in itself to communicate to us God’s grace and healing in the sacrament. If you wish not to receive the wine, simply pause or bow to hear the words “The Blood of Christ, shed for you,” and reverently move on.
  • If you have a high number of vulnerable people or have a number of folks with colds or the flu, consider having food served onto plates during fellowship time from whoever is hosting, rather than having guests self-serve from a large platter or buffet line. 
  • Bishop Rick Jaech of the SW Washington Synod offered a helpful and printable summary of recommendations.
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