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THIS SUNDAY AT PRINCE OF PEACE

Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday
Sixth Sunday in Lent
NO WORSHIP

5 April 2020

Year A Readings
Matthew 21:1-11 Procession with Palms
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16 (5)
Philippians 2:5-11
Matthew 26:14-27:66 

Prayer of the Day
Sovereign God, you have established your rule in the human heart through the servanthood of Jesus Christ. By your Spirit, keep us in the joyful procession of those who with their tongues confess Jesus as Lord and with their lives praise him as Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lay Ministry Groups suspended until further notice

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Important Dates To Know
April 12: Annual meeting packets available 
April 26: Annual meeting on zoom

Church Inquiries: PoP
Email: poplogan3@gmail.com
Phone: 
 435-752-7753

Official Church Contact: Pastor Emily Kuenker
Email: 
pastoremily.princeofpeace@gmail.com
Phone: 720-579-8229

Communications: Kara Bradford
Email:  poplogan3@gmail.com

THE PAPER PULPIT
The Paper Pulpit:
Click here to view the newest video!
Stay updated with PoP on YouTube! Check out 'A Word From Pastor Emily!'

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PoP Annual Budget 2020-21 
Hello Prince of Peace,
 
I hope that you are all doing well and keeping healthy. During this period in which we can't meet in person, I am so grateful that our church family has been able to keep in touch in other ways: e.g., small group meetings on Zoom, Pastor Emily's YouTube videos, drive-through church, and, of course, phone calls and emails. 
 
Our congregation's annual meeting is coming up on April 26. That meeting will take place on Zoom, and I'll be in touch with details such as time and link soon. Traditionally, Prince of Peace holds a budget meeting immediately after services a few weeks before the annual meeting. Even though we can't have an in-person budget meeting this year, the Church Council wants to be sure that the congregation has a chance to familiarize itself with the budget and ask any questions well before the annual meeting. 
 
So Barbara Daniels, church treasurer, has prepared some Budget Notes (pasted at the end of this email) to explain the budget (attached). These notes are intended to help the congregation interpret the budget, understand where the numbers came from, and note what changes were made since last year's budget. Please read through the notes and the budget. If you have any questions, please send them to Barbara Daniels (barbaradaniels180@gmail.com) before April 12. 
 
Grace and peace,
Rebecca Walton, council president
(on behalf of the Church Council)
 
2020-2021 Prince of Peace Budget Notes
To prepare the budget for 2020-2021, we started with last year’s budget. Each expense line item was reviewed for a) relevancy – do we still need it, and b) projected amount needed. Committee chairs were asked if they wished to change their budget requests. New line items were added as needed. For example, the projects specifically funded by SAS-inspired giving are included as new line items.
Here are highlights by major budget expense category (moving down the page as you view the budget):
Admin Office & Building: This category remained largely unchanged, with most increases based on projected inflation or on last year’s actual expenditures. Two new line items were added. Pastor’s Hospitality Allowance ($200), as requested by Pastor Emily, will enable her to offer hospitality (coffee, a meal) to those she may interact with in her capacity as pastor. Finance Tech Expenses ($500), as requested by the Finance Committee, will allow the purchase (over several years) of dedicated laptops for the Finance Secretary and the Treasurer, rather than requiring them to use personal equipment.
Benevolence: To this category, we have added Logan Pride gift ($3000), as proposed by SAS giving. We have also increased giving to the Rocky Mt Synod/ELCA by $2400, as proposed by SAS giving.
Call Committee Expenses: No longer needed, hooray!
Christian Education, Evangelism Ministry, Fellowship, Ministry Conferences: No change.
Property: Snow Removal was increased to reflect 9 removals at $155 per removal. Utilities was projected upward, based on this year’s actual expenses. Three new items were added as a result of SAS-inspired giving: Church Signage ($2000); Sound System ($5000); and Water Meter ($7000). These three items are considered to be one-time line items.
Service Outreach: No change.
Staff Ministry: The major changes within this category are adjustments in Housing Allowance, Pastor Salary, Pension/Insurance, and Social Security Offset, as dictated by our contract with Pastor Emily. Nursery Worker wages ($1560) will be covered this year by SAS-inspired giving. Next year, they will again be part of the regular budget, depending on need. Pastor Sabbatical was decreased to $2000, as we already have a healthy sum set aside for that.
Stewardship, Worship Ministry, and Youth Ministry are largely unchanged.
The Bottom Line: Income was calculated by projecting last year’s giving for a baseline of $106,000 of expected pledged giving. The increased giving inspired by SAS ($24,700) was added for an estimated giving total of $126,700. Since the final Total Expense line is $141,015, we had to add $13,235 to Income to make the budget balance. Given that over at least the last two years, our actual expenditures have been less than our actual income, we should again have no trouble covering our actual expenses next year.

To view the full annual budget click here
Stewardship (SAS) Update:
In spite of COVID-19, we are staying positive and moving forward with our 3 Ministry Initiatives from our late fall campaign when we doubled our goal through your generosity! You may think we put things on hold, but quite the opposite as indicated in the following excerpt from our annual report.

"... our first Ministry Initiative, Enhancing Our Image, is in the works – the letters for the front of the building have been ordered and have arrived. They will be mounted by Jon G., Matt Outsen & Tony Walton. Once mounted, a floodlight will be installed to shine on the lettering at night.

With the second Ministry Initiative, Caring for the Earth, I am waiting for contractor information. And the third Ministry Initiative, Supporting Our Community, is on hold until “Stay at Home, Stay Safe” is lifted at which time we will present a $1,000 check, for needed equipment, to the Logan Pride Center.

The Stewardship Team is grateful for the generous response from the congregation and is looking forward to continuing to create a culture of generosity through an integrated ministry emphasis. In Year 2, we will be working with our consultants again, but with a less intensive curriculum and at no cost. We learned a lot from our first year and look to build on that knowledge as well as add bible studies, small groups, and, possibly, a mid-year special project."

Stay safe, stay well, keep your distance and continue giving as you are able through this uncertain time. We will get through it together!

Remember, “Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.” 1 Peter 4:10

Your Stewardship Team   

UPCOMING EVENTS
Drive-Through Church cancelled (April 5)! Due to guidelines from the CDC, it is more prudent for everyone to stay at home!
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 pastoremily.princeofpeace@gmail.com

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.
Annual Meeting 2020:
Due to the need for social distancing, we will not physically meet for the annual meeting on April 26. We will meet by Zoom on April 26 instead, and Rebecca Walton (church council president) will send a letter to the congregation with details re: when and how to join the annual meeting online. The annual report will be available before then and will be emailed to the congregation. Stay tuned!
FINANCIAL DASHBOARD
         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
COUNCIL CORNER
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!
Check out the Logan Senior Care and Assisted Living Guide:

IN OUR PRAYERS

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

Prayers for a successful heart transplant for Paul, and that a heart is available soon

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

SYNOD NEWS
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:
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