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THIS SUNDAY AT PRINCE OF PEACE

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

25 August 2019
Year C Readings
Isaiah 58:9b-14
Psalm 103:1-8 (4)
Hebrews 12:18-29
Luke 13:10-17
Prayer of the Day
O God, mighty and immortal, you know that as fragile creatures surrounded by great dangers, we cannot by ourselves stand upright. Give us strength of mind and body, so that even when we suffer because of human sin, we may rise victorious through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Green
Lay Ministry Groups
August 25: 3
September 1: 4
September 8: 1
September 15: 2
Important Dates To Know

August 22: 10:00 a.m. Bible Study at PoP
August 23-24: Big event for Heritage Church
August 26th-September 3rd: Pastor Teri in Boulder, CO.
August 26: 6:30 p.m. Choir Practice
August 28: No Bible Study
August 29: 10:00 a.m. Bible Study led by Mona
September 8: God's Work Our Hands

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

ATTENTION:  USU Students (of all degrees!)  Lutheran Campus Ministry (LCM)

The USU 2019-20 school year student kick off dinner is this Sunday, August 25th at 6:00 p.m. in conjunction with First Presbyterian - at Pastor Meg Vail's home:  120 Buckingham Drive, Providence.  Bring your appetite and a friend!  

RSVP to Sarah Bogen at sarahcbogen@gmail.com
Choir Practice:
Choir practice is on Monday, August 26th at 6:30 p.m. at PoP, and continues on Mondays (except September 2nd) throughout the year. Please join us for another season of singing; ALL are welcome!!
STEWARDSHIP FOR ALL SEASONS 
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 guitarsforvets.org 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 karin.dejongekannan@gmail.com.   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

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 8th – God’s Work Our Hands Sunday
It is time to start arranging some local service projects for this GWOH day across the US in ELCA churches! 
Last year we did an annual clean up of Prince of Peace’s 2 mile portion of Hwy 30; helped clean up Karen Anderson’s yard after her back surgery (Yehfen’s this year?); sewing project for impoverished girls in Africa (try Lutheran World Relief kits this year?); strung lights on the church building; etc.
There are plenty of needs in the community – we just have to find or know about them!

If you have any ideas or suggestions for projects, please contact Pastor Teri by August 25th
"Be Still" retreat in the Sawtooth Mountains
Join us for the "Be Still" retreat at Luther Heights Bible Camp Aug 23-25. It's not a silent retreat, just a no-programming retreat -- a time to unwind, breathe, spend time in nature, read, whatever sounds good to you. Bikes available. Delicious and plentiful  meals. We sleep in shared cabins. We are carpooling. 

Click here for more details

Contact Karin deJonge-Kannan with questions
More 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:
www.lutherheights.org

Pastor’s NoteA BIG THANK YOU!!

Do you know, PoP, how blessed you are to have Chosen Heritage Church sharing your building?
In exchange for ‘rent’ (and some $ offering to the glory of God) Pastor Hector’s family and members of their church have been cleaning the building every week for a year or two.  This past Saturday, they did a deep clean.  They (up to 10 people at one time) worked from 9a.m. to 1a.m. (yes – 1:00 AM). 
Want to know what they did?

  • Shampooed the carpet everywhere (water was muddy dirty – need to do another round!)
  • Will soon attack gum stains with special remover
  • Cleaned all the sanctuary chairs
  • Painted the kitchen ceiling (food on it above the stove)
  • Patched and painted walls and ceilings in the bathrooms
  • Washed the hallway walls
  • Sanitized the toys and threw out the broken ones
  • Hosed down all the fake trees and plants, and trashcans
  • Attacked all the spider webs
  • Cleaned and rearranged the youth room (they use it a lot for family counseling sessions).
  • Moved the stoves and refrigerator and cleaned behind them
  • Reorganized some of the kitchen so that similar things were together instead of spread throughout kitchen.
  • Cleared the kitchen counter space – putting things away in cupboards
  • The “missing coffee pots” Sunday morning were in the cupboard above the sink.

And all I heard about was the missing coffee pots.No one seemed to notice the cleaning done.
 
They love the building they worship in and want to take care of it.  They are also hosting a major event with several other churches visiting their church this Friday/Saturday Aug 23-24.  Needless to say, I am very impressed with their dedication to a clean beautiful church.
 
When I shared that I had trouble getting people to help with the outdoor gardens and weeding, they OFFERED to do the yard-work.  They also have members who are professional painters and would like to paint the rest of the inside of the building (especially the hallways/entrance area).  I don’t want to take advantage of them – but I do admire their dedication.
 
Chosen Heritage is a Hispanic Pentecostal church that focuses on families.  Hector’s specialty is marriage and family counseling (which he does on Saturdays at the church).  When I came a year ago, they were worshipping with about 8 adults and a few children.  It has grown to 35 adults and about 15-20 children.  Many come from Salt Lake City and Ogden  - having heard by word of mouth about family ministry and counseling. I have not asked about how their offerings work (different culture – I know Hector and his family have other jobs) – but they show their love of the church through service.
 
In return, I am trying to help them find safe space for their band instruments;  suggested they get a locking storage cabinet for their items that could stand in the Sunday School rooms; provided the north wall of the entrance (narthex) area for their church (they hung a beautiful saying); and promised the lower cabinet to go with their upper cabinet for storage in the kitchen (right of the stoves – we need to find space for some pots/pans).
 
Please thank our Hispanic brothers and sisters in Christ when you see them. 
They are blessed to be a blessing!
 
In Christ’s love and service,
Pastor Teri

HOLY HUMOR
INSPIRATION
FINANCIAL DASHBOARD
         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
COUNCIL CORNER
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.

IN OUR PRAYERS

Prayers for health and healing:  Jack Anderson, Ed Howard, Judy Hermsmeyer, Mark and Austin (Mona's son and grandson), and Mara Ballard.

Pray for all those affected by violence in our country.

Prayer of thanksgiving for a full completed agenda, collaborative work, meaningful worship and celebratory fun at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly.

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 Summer

SYNOD NEWS
Bishop Jim Gonia has returned and is now back from sabbatical
 
In the wake of recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, click here to read Bishop Gonia's blog about the recent violence in our country 

Check out another article on justice in a culture of gun violence here

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