November 6, 2014
Prince of Peace Church
7217 W. Broadway, Brooklyn Park, MN  55428
Phone:  763-560-8958     Fax:  763-560-5623

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You have probably heard of the 24 hour annual Give to the Max Day. This year you can support Prince of Peace by going to our  Give To The Max Page on November 13  and making a donation to support the life-changing ministry we share.


On November 13, Minnesota's Give to the Max Day, your gift may even help us win an extra $1,000 to support our work in our community and the world.

Every gift made on November 13 helps our chances of winning a $1,000 Golden Ticket! By partnering with Give MN, an online giving website for Minnesota nonprofits, Prince of Peace will have 25 chances to maximize your gift on Give to the Max Day!


Here's the really exciting part: At the end of Give to the Max Day, one donation from across Minnesota will be randomly selected for a $10,000 Super-sized Golden Ticket!


Give to the Max Day is a great opportunity for our church to finish the year strong and help close the gap in our ministry budget for the year.

Make your gift on November 13 by visiting our  Give To The Max Page. 

You can also schedule your gift ahead of time, so you can be sure your donation will go through without issue (if you don't want to remember to do it the day of); it will still be eligible for the Golden Ticket.  


To avoid the fees you can also donate by putting "GTTM" in the memo of your check and drop it in the offering plate. Thank you!


P.S. Remember: At the end of Give to the Max Day, one donation from across Minnesota will be randomly selected for a $10,000 Super-sized Golden Ticket! Your gift helps increase our odds on November 13!



The November 6th Couples Night Out event featuring Sara Groves has been postponed until Spring 2015.  We are looking forward to offering a date night in the new year where more couples are available to join in the fun.


All who have purchased a ticket will be issued a refund.  These refunds will be credits issued from Eventbrite to the charge card used for the ticket purchase.


Watch for more information on a re-scheduled event to come!   


2 Corinthians 9:7
 "Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."

 Miss a Sunday? Need to revisit a meaningful message? Want to share a message with a friend? Find it here.   


Theology on Tap

Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 pm

Rudolph's Bar-B-Que in Minneapolis1933 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis

(right off 94 & Lyndale with parking just south and across the street) 


This month we're trying a new meeting day, Thursday instead of Tuesday, let us know what you think. 


We can talk a bit about some special things we're thankful for and how to be thankful in hardship.  As always, invite your friends!


If you have any questions please contact Libby at 952-769-7676 or email Libby at  



Operation Christmas Child is ONE WEEK AWAY and we are still in need of the following donations (the number listed is how many we HAVE, we are aiming for 500 boxes)




24 ct boxes of crayons: 393

 Bars of Soap: 351

 Toothpaste: 447 

Packs of Gum: 455 


Other ways to help with Operation Christmas Child: 

Be here on November 16th to help us fill our goal of 500 boxes.  All of the supplies will be here for you - we just need to fill the boxes.


On November 16th and 23rd

we will be collecting monetary donations to help with the cost of shipping.  They estimate that is costs $7/box. 



The Outreach Team and the P.O.P. Hope cancer support group are very excited to announce a special program "Healthy Lifestyle Choices and Cancer Support", being held November 9th at 10 am in the CLC .  

The program will discuss healthy lifestyle choices as well as information about cancer support.  It is designed for the whole congregation. One out of every three men and one out of every four woman are affected by cancer.  


Speakers include a representative from the Angel foundation, Jo Fachman representing the Susan G. Komen foundation, an expert in yoga who will speak on how to incorporate yoga into your everyday life, and its benefits,  a nutritionist with ideas for healthy eating, and Dave Hulbert who will  speak on prostate cancer.  


Join us for some valuable information and to support this special event.

Questions please call  

Richard Habstritt 763-233-2493

Sue Fodstad 763-560-5256


 As part of the November 9th focus on cancer support and wellness, there will be a vase on the altar to gather flowers from those who are currently battling cancer, or those who want to honor someone with cancer or in memory of someone who lost their life to cancer.   You will be asked to bring them up during the hymn after the ministry moment.    


Family of God Lutheran Church has partnered with Avenues for Homeless Youth to raise funds for the new Brooklyn Avenues Shelter with the production of "Our Town."  Posters and information attached here.  Please call the church directly with questions and for information.


Family of God Lutheran Church



Mark your calendars!   The Prince of Peace Quilters plan to hold their annual quilt sale on Sunday, December 7.    

We plan to have more large-sized quilts available this year.  Proceeds from the quilt sale are used to buy batting and supplies for quilts that are made and donated to the women's shelter, the VA hospital, Sharing & Caring Hands, Bridging, Red Cross, Salvation Army and the homeless.


Donations of cotton or cotton/polyester fabric or sheets are always welcome (no knits, silky or heavy fabrics please).   These are used to make the quilt tops or quilt backing.  Even if the sheet isn't perfect (e.g., it has a bad spot or tear), we most often can still use part of it to make quilt-top squares.


Do you have an interest in joining this group?   We welcome anyone who can simply tie a knot or cut a square - sewing skills are not needed!  We are a small group that meets at the church from 9 a.m. to noon on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of each month, September through May. We break midway through each session to enjoy a cup of coffee/tea, a sweet treat and friendly conversation. If you can't make every meeting, no worries. Feel free to join us anytime for a morning of fellowship, knowing that you're helping a worthy cause.  We derive much enjoyment and satisfaction working with the lovely fabrics and pieced quilt tops, knowing that our efforts provide warmth and comfort to those in need.


We hope to see you at the quilt sale on December 7!


BOOK:  Shunning Sarah  By Julie Kramer   
DATE:   Thursday, November 20 at 6:45 pm
HOSTESS: :  Phyllis Umolac
                        5225 - 65th Ave. N.
                        Brooklyn Center

Kids Choir just sang in church for the first time and did a wonderful job! We have a great group of kids but are always looking to grow! If your son or daughter is interested in joining Kids Choir we would love to have them! We sing a new song every month so now is the perfect time to join! Come on over to the chapel at 10:00 am every Sunday to sing to the Lord!  


We are also having a Fall Fun Day on November 23rd from 12pm-2pm. More details to come.


 Fresh Hand-rolled Lefse

Six 8" Lefse Rounds ......$7

Regular or Gluten Free


Order at church on  Sunday:

November 16th


Pick up at: Prince of Peace Church

7217 West Broadway,

Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

Specify when you want to

pick up your Order:

Nov 23, 2014     or      Dec 13, 2014

9am - noon                 9am - noon


 Click here for Lefse Order form. 


The parking lot and church were filled, strangers were welcomed, workers and guests from many area churches came together, city officials were present and wonderful music filled Prince of Peace. It was all part of the benefit concert on October 11 for Brooklyn Avenues with Robert Robinson and the Brooklyn Big Band. Thank you Prince of Peace for responding and being such a wonderful host!


Thank you staff for helping with office and financial tasks and for your message Pastor Chad. Thank you members for many things including - planning, tech support, poster distribution, mailings, baking bars, serving, setting up and taking down risers, taking photos, attending the parking lot, ushering and greeting, setting up mics, sound and video, cleaning and reorganizing and for your generous monetary gifts toward our new homeless youth shelter! Our whole church body was at work - all to God's glory!


With the Bremer Foundation match almost $30,000 will go to the  operating costs of the shelter.


Thank you and God bless. 
Concert Planning Committee


In November we express special appreciation to our nation's veterans and the men and women currently serving in the military. Stop by and see the library displays, which include the following good reads:


  • "Flags of Our Fathers" (both book and audiobook) -- by James Bradley
  • "The Greatest Generation" - by Tom Brokaw
  • "Hallowed Ground" - a book of fiction based on women during World War II
Director of Children and Family Ministry

 POP Tots Playgroup is BACK on November 8th!  Playgroup is for all children Birth-3 years of age.  We meet the first Saturday of the month (except November) @ Prince of Peace from 9:30-11:00.  You do not need to pre-register, you can simply show up.  If you have a child in this age group, email Katie and she will add you to her email list.


Is your child/grandchild interested in Kids Choir?  We are having

a Fall Fun Day November 23rd from 12-2.  Lunch will be provided and we will spend our time singing, playing games, doing crafts and activities.  If you are planning to attend, please contact Val Krych.


Upcoming Dates for Children and Family Ministry

  • November 30- Family Worship Sunday (Advent Exploration)
  • December 6 - Sunday School Christmas Program Rehearsal
  • December 7 - Advent Celebration (PreK-K Classes)
  • December 13 - Sunday School Christmas Program Rehearsal
  • December 14 - Sunday School Christmas Program

  Children's Ministry contact Katie Rykal

Director of Children & Family Ministry

763-560-8958 or

  Brent Haglund
Brent Haglund

Director of

Youth and Family Ministry



 2015 Revolution Mission Trip: Pine Ridge, South Dakota

A partnership with Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota and the people of the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Our goal: To reach out in Christian love and walk alongside our neighbors of the Lakota culture. We will spend a week on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation listening to Native American speakers, playing with Lakota youth, working on a service project, worshiping together, and learning about issues of poverty, diversity, multiculturalism, and Lakota spiritual belief and practice. We will make new friends as we become immersed in Lakota culture.

When: July 12-17 (Sunday-Friday)  Cost: $400

How to help: Pray. Attend & eat at the Stewardship Celebration Brunch (waffles, yum!). Make a specific donation to the Youth Missions Fund at POP.  Thank you!


Axis & Revolution Combine for First MESH Night 

An idea born from our TIM Team leaders at camp this summer, MESH Night provides opportunities for kids in Axis & Revolution to build   relationships across their age groups. Our first try at this saw these groups team up in donating several baskets full of clothes for CEAP/Avenues for Youth, make 200 homeless care packages to be distributed from cars to people encountered on the streets, & of course play some crazy games.


Family Faith Night Resources for Everyone!

Each month in Axis we have Family Faith Night.  These evenings are a time for families to practice at church some faith building exercises that can be done in the home (or on the road, or wherever you your life takes you!).  This year we are focusing on 4 Keys for Practicing Faith in Daily Living from Vibrant Faith. However, we don't just want to keep this stuff for ourselves! Below you will find links to resources we often employ in our Family Faith Night activities. Take a look! - Ideas & resources geared toward families in every stage of life. - 5 faith practices that can be done every day, in every home.

Holding Your Family Together  - This book goes in depth on the FAITH 5 & the holistic benefits that are possible from practicing your faith together as a family.         



uPlan College
Planning Strategies Workshop

Did you miss this workshop we hosted last month? Would you attend if we scheduled another one? Let Brent know & we will work to make that happen if there is enough interest.


You hear it all the time, "Start saving for college now!"  But did you know there are ways to save on college?  In this workshop you will learn strategies and receive tools to lessen the actual cost of college tuition.  Follow up consultations will be offered to those who attend.


Brent Haglund

Stay informed!   

Check your email regularly & connect with our networks:

Facebook: "Prince of Peace Lutheran Church" & "Axis @ POP"

Twitter - @POPyouthfamily

Instagram - @POPyouthfamily  

November 27 & 28

   Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday office is closed
 Sunday 8:30 am - 11:00 am
 Thank you for keeping Prince of Peace
 a smoke free campus.

For more information on the above events and or other activities/events at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church visit: