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THIS SUNDAY AT PRINCE OF PEACE

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

15 September 2019
Year C Readings
Exodus 32:7-14
Psalm 51:1-10 (1)
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10
Prayer of the Day
O God, overflowing with mercy and compassion, you lead back to yourself all those who go astray. Preserve your people in your loving care, that we may reject whatever is contrary to you and may follow all things that sustain our life in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Green
Lay Ministry Groups
September 15: 2
September 22: 3
September 29: 4
October 6: 1
Important Dates To Know

September 12: 10:00 a.m. Bible Study at PoP
     September 12: 6:00 p.m. Council Meeting
                    September 12: 5:30 p.m. Choir Practice at First Presbyterian
September 14: 10:30 a.m. Pridefest Interfaith Worship Service
September 14: 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Pridefest -PoP has a booth
September 15: Welcome new member Jim Towle!
September 15: 6:00 p.m. LCM Dinner at Pr. Teri's Apt. 
September 16: 6:30 p.m. Choir Practice
September 17: 6:30 p.m. RMS SAS Cohort III Meeting via Zoom
September 19: 10:00 a.m. Bible Study at PoP
September 19: Pr. Teri not available in afternoon
September 22: Interim Pastor Teri's last Sunday

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

Logan Pride Festival:
On Saturday, September 14th the Logan Pride Festival will be held at the Cache County Fairgrounds. Please join us at the Fairgrounds at 10:30 a.m. for an Interfaith Service where the PoP choir will be singing! All are welcome!


PoP will have a booth at the festival, and volunteers are needed to 'man' it.  Please come, help and have a good time!  Please sign up for a block of time by clicking the link below.  Special thanks to Rebecca and Tony for providing the rainbow koozies promoting PoP on them! 

Click here:
Choir Practice:
Tomorrow, Thursday at 5:30 p.m. there will be a practice for the Pridefest Interfaith Service songs at First Presbyterian. There will also be a practice on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
at Willow Park Fairgrounds in the new convention center building. The service starts at 10:30 p.m.

Wear blue jeans and a bright solid colored shirt (a color of the rainbow).
Practice will continue on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. as usual. 

Thank you for your extra time for this special event!
STEWARDSHIP FOR ALL SEASONS
As you will note above, we've updated our official logo - in color!  The two basic logos you see can be used for PoP letterhead and envelopes, and anything requiring a smaller logo.  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
Let us gather after worship, after some fellowship, this Sunday, September 15th, to discuss possibilities while you are between interim pastor and new pastor.  One suggestion is reading and discussing the various social statements of the ELCA, especially the ones most pertinent to today's context.  Or a resource called "Dialogues On:" from Augsburg Fortress.  It engages adults in a conversation around social justice topics like refugees, race, or sexuality; to explore what they mean to  individuals and your community.  All are welcome - let's discuss!

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. Initial online interviews have been done. The Call Committee hopes to decide soon whether to go forward with one of the candidates.

We will keep the congregation updated as things unfold. In the interim, please feel free to ask members of the committee about our progress.

LCM dinner and meeting
On Sunday, Sept. 15th at 5:45 there is a LCM dinner and meeting at Pastor's Teri's apartment at Wasatch Pointe
1620 N 200 E.  Please  arrive before 6:00 p.m. when the outer doors automatically lock.  Park in visitor parking, enter in behind office/community room building, go up the stairs to 2nd floor.  #216 is on the right.  Pastor's cell is 303-903-4171 if you get locked out or lost!
Sept 8th God’s Work Our Hands Sunday: A Big Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who turned out to serve Sunday morning! I am glad the rain didn't start pouring until the mid-afternoon. I know that Frank, Jim and Katherine L. went to Yehfen's to help her out with moving boxes and sorting through papers.  Mark L. worked on painting the address numbers white so they can be seen better from the street.  From pictures, I am aware that Joan, Kathy S., Denise, Michelle, Barbara, Karon, and Lela worked on the Days for Girls kits.  Karin and ?? did more weeding in the gardens. 

The Pride flags ended up being more time intensive than I anticipated, but certainly a worthwhile project to do next year with more volunteers (if Pride Week connects with GWOH Sunday).  Our three groups ended up delivering and staking 78 of the 270? flags between Hyde Park, Nibley, and elsewhere.  Some of us didn't finish until 3:00 p.m.  Another team delivered and staked the one I ordered for Prince of Peace.  Thank you Amy and Erik; Mary, Autumn, Clayton and Sandra; Karen and Lucas (with me)! This next Sunday, Sept 15th, a few volunteers are needed to go back to these homes who 'rented' these Project Rainbow flags as a fundraiser for Cache Pride.  Please let me know if you are interested.  

Again, thank you all for your time and dedication to these causes and needs!  Blessings!  Pastor Teri
Children and Youth Sunday School will begin September 22nd.
Ministry Site Profile on Prince of Peace sent to ELCA-now awaiting candidates! Click here to see the official posting

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

For more information, check out these sites:
www.lutherheights.org

Pastor’s Note:
The time left with all of you is getting short.  I am not counting the days, although I probably should.  Just working as best as I can to get the loose ends done, prepare for events like Pridefest and LCM dinner, etc.  Not to mention two more worship services and sermons - a farewell one at that.  A part of me is in denial, as it may be for some of you.  A part of me can't wait to get home, as some of you can't wait for me to leave (I pray we can find forgiveness in there).  And a part of me will miss you very much - as some of you will miss me.  We have lived a little over a year of ministry together, how can we not be bonded in the spirit of Christ?  We are parts of the body of Christ, bonded through God's Word and Sacrament, and through personal interactions and experiences brought on by the Spirit.  

Yes, it's hard to say goodbye. No human likes that part.  It's uncomfortable.  It hurts.   It is not like I can say "see you later!"  I will be distant from Logan for at least a year while the new pastor makes acquaintance and inroads with PoP without interruption. (At the same time, if you happen to be traveling through Boulder - give me a call!)  I suppose interim pastors are like foster parents.  When a family takes a foster child, they know they'll give up the child when their home is ready to re-enter or when they are adopted.  The family will miss the child.  But they are doing a valuable service caring for this child during transition.  

I am trying to make a conscious effort to finish what I can, get ready for the next pastor ('new' office, files cleaned out, membership roster up to date, updated computer software, less clunky and more useful copier/printer all in one, a lengthy note of helpful information to lessen the fire hose effect and not feel lost, etc).  You all did the hard work of transition with the Transition Team, as far as changes in the congregation.   I believe you have moved forward into a different paradigm, even though it is not totally clear yet, but I sense new energy, new leadership, new ideas, and a new guiding pastor is around the corner.  You are not the same as you were last summer.  Change and renewal are part of our DNA in so many ways.  Staying the same or going backwards is being stagnant - not fresh with energy.  Your baptismal with water, the Water of Life, is alive with energy within you!

In God's love+

Pastor Teri

HOLY HUMOR
INSPIRATION
FINANCIAL DASHBOARD
         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
COUNCIL CORNER
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.

IN OUR PRAYERS

Prayers for health and healing:  Jack Anderson, Ed Howard, Denise Stewardson, Judy Hermsmeyer, Mark and Austin, Paul, Mara Ballard, and Elizabeth Mueller.  

Prayers for Aly Connors (26) and her family (niece of Pastor Teri, daughter of Tamara, family who lived in Paradise, CA through fire) on the death of her new husband of 3 1/2 months, Brandon Chance.


Prayers of comfort for the family of Darin Michel after the death of his father.

Prayers for safety and good health of all those helping with the recovery effort from Hurricane Dorian.

Pray for all those affected by violence in our country.

Prayers for guidance, insight, and wisdom as the Call Committee interviews and discerns between two 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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