February 23, 2016

Prince of Peace Church
7217 W. Broadway, Brooklyn Park, MN  55428
Phone:  763-560-8958     Fax:  763-560-5623
Prince of Peace News
LENT SCHEDULE
THEOLOGY ON TAP
DAY LIGHT SAVINGS TIME
FOOD SHARE MONTH
PARENT ONEREAD
SCHOLARSHIPS
HEARTS AND HANDS FOR JAMAICA
WORSHIP
ACTIVITIES
MILITARY BOARD
CHURCH LIBRARY
CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRY
YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRY
WELCOME TO PRINCE OF PEACE
OFFICE HOURS
POP STAFF AND COUNCIL
FOR MORE INFORMATION
SMOKE FREE CAMPUS

Quick Links
LENT SCHEDULE

Wednesday, February 24 and March 2, 9, 16
11:00am Worship with lunch following
5:45pm Pizza / 6:30pm Mentoring / 7pm Worship Service

Wednesday Lent series is ... Thin Places... those situations that leave you wondering if you just had an encounter with the Divine... when the beauty, comfort and grace of God are within reach... those times when the gap between Heaven and our own mundane experience seems almost small enough to step across. Thin Places.

**Our Mentoring experience starts at 6:30pm.
Mentor Discussion Guides 
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Click here to hear the weekly Thin Places podcast and Sundays podcast.

The act of sharing stories is a sacred endeavor, and carving out time to hear ways in which God has come close will deepen our connections.

   
Maundy Thursday, March 24  
7:00 pm Worship Service with Holy Communion 
5th graders receive first communion

Good Friday, March 25 
11:00 am Service with lunch 
7:00 pm Evening Worship Service

                      Easter Sunday, March 27 Easter
                          9:00 am and 10:30 AM 
                  Holy Communion at both services.  
THEOLOGY ON TAP

It's that time again!  Theology on Tap is meeting tonight, Feb. 23 at Mad Jack's in Brooklyn Park

Since Lent is fully underway, let's talk about the sermons that are being given by members, about their Thin Places - where do we feel God nearer to us?  When? Can we create them?

Bring a friend!  As always if you have any questions call my cell 952-769-7676.  See you there!
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

Before you go to bed on  Saturday, March 12 ... set your clocks ahead one hour.
 
Daylight savings time begins March 13th and we "spring head".
CEAP and FOOD SHARE MONTH

March is Food Share Month we'll collect food and money donations forGiggles vs Dill (Groceries versus Dollars).  On March 13th the congregation will provide either food or dollars per which "team" they are on. 

The congregation will be divided into two teams so as to have a little friendly competition to see who can bring in the most for their teams. 
  • If your last name begins with N-Z you are on team GIGGLES (Groceries).  Bring in any non-perishable food items and place them in the food bins that we will have available.
  • If your last name begins with A-M you are on team DILL (Dollars).  Place your money in the glass CEAP Jar that will be located in the Welcome Center.
Holy Week is special giving of items requested by CEAP ...

Palm Sunday
- Baby items- baby food, diapers, formula, feminine hygiene products

Maundy Thursday - breakfast foods - peanut butter, jelly, pancake mix, syrup, cereal

Good Friday - Fruit - canned, fruit cups, juice 
PARENT ONEREAD AND DISCUSSION

Prince of Peace Spiritual Growth Team, in collaboration with Pr Natalia, and both our Children and Youth Ministries, is putting on a Parent OneRead during March.

Together, during the month of March, we'll read "The Collapse of Parenting" by Dr. Leonard Sax. 
It's an interesting and unique take on parenting by a renowned family physician and psychologist, with years of research and expertise informing his book. 
We will use Dr Sax's book to build a lively discussion for parents of kids at all stages and age, at 6pm on Wednesday, April 6th.  Parenting is hard. So let's talk about it together.

Sound like something you're interested in
Buy the book here from Amazon and start reading!  
If you cannot purchase this book for financial reasons, please contact the office and we can get you a copy at a reduced rate.

Keep your eyes open for a Facebook discussion group, as well as a reading plan (if you want it) and discussion night information.

Want more information about Dr Sax?
Here's his website 
Here's a great interview from MPR about this very book.
SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER:
Some of you may have noticed the envelopes hanging in the Welcome Center and found yourself wondering what they are, and why they are there?

Over 5 years ago (actually closer to 10) the Children, Youth and Family Staff stood in front of you asking for help to raise up our Scholarship fund, and we are here to ask that again.

As our Summer ministry opportunities continue to expand our outreach does as well. We are also noticing that more and more young people want to attend the opportunities, but can't afford it - that is where you come in. If you would like to donate to our Children, Youth and Family Scholarship fund, please feel free to grab an envelope, place your donation in the envelope (checks made out to Prince of Peace with Scholarship Fund in the memo line) and turn it into the main office. These donations are tax deductible and will help make a difference in the lives of our young people. If you are wondering how much of a difference: Check out the stories posted around the Welcome Center.
HEARTS AND HANDS FOR JAMAICA

As the 2016 Hearts and Hands for Jamaica (formerly Mission Jamaica) team make their final preparations this week we want to thank you for your support this past year in our Lefse sale, Bake Sale and especially your prayers!  The mission team will be leaving on February 27th.  The 2016 Mission Jamaica team includes:  Lori Clausen, Bruce Emerson, Vicki Emerson, Bill Fredrick, Ann Goebel, Marian Hutchens, Marv Hutchens, Helen Kellerman, Jerry Laumann, Terri Revell, and Gerry Schroeder.  

We would appreciate your continued prayers as we work with our mission partners in Jamaica.  Please follow us on Facebook as we share pictures of the work God has prepared for us. Thank you!
 
Our sending verse:  Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send?  And who will go for us?"  And I said, "Here am I.  Send me!"  Isaiah 6:8 (NIV)

WORSHIP  


"Be glad, you righteous, and rejoice in the Lord.  
Psalm 32:11
       Worship/Sermon schedule   

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

 ACTIVITIES
             MEN'S BIBLE STUDY                       
2 Mondays a month at 6:30 pm in the youth room
For information email Eric at erahmig@comcast.net 
2 Tuesdays a month at 6:30 pm in the Fireside Room.
For information email dan.ficken@northlightcolor.com 
Thursdays at 6:30 am
at the Perkins in Osseo.

POSTPONED ... COMMUNITY LIFE to OMNIFEST: Jerusalem
has been postponed until April 10.  Another sign-up sheet will be available before the event. 
 

BAPTISM CLASS If you are planning to have your child baptized at Prince of Peace you must attend a Baptism class first (if it is your first child baptized at Prince of Peace). 

There is a class scheduled for this Sunday, February 28 at 10 am in the office.  If you have not completed a form, get it here and either email it in or bring it to the class.  Call the office at 763-560-8958 or email lynellk@princeofpeacechurch.org to let us know you will be attendingThanks!
MILITARY BOARD
In the hall going towards  
the Sunday School wing

We want to update the military bulletin board.  To do that we need information on our active military men and women.  Please submit a 2x3 picture along with information on rank, where they are serving, etc.

Please submit your information to the office or email lynellk@princeofpeacechurch.org, we can print it here. 

Thanking you in advance for helping with this project!
CHURCH LIBRARY
Are you ready for Easter?  These books from the church library may help you understand what happened and what it means for you.
 Windows On Easter by Bill Crowder  
 See the death and resurrection of Christ through the eyes of those who were there.....Malchus, the Centurian,   Mary Magdalen and the disciples. 
 
Reliving The Passion by Walter Wangerin, Jr.  
Meditations on the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus as recorded in the Book of Mark.
 
 3:16   The Numbers of Hope by Max Lucado
 The author leads the reader through a word by word study of John 3:16, the passage that he calls the "Hope Diamond" scripture.  Includes a 40-day devotional.
CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRY
Katie Rykal
Director Children
&
Famly Ministry
 
Children & Family Ministry UPCOMING Events
 
POP Tots has been REVAMPED! To better serve our youngest members and their families we are expanding.

We will still meet once a month (usually the first Saturday of the month), but we are expanding our time and will now meet from 9:00-11:30. We will also have two separate play areas (both in the CLC) that will better serve (and protect) our little babies. And last, but not least we are expanding our age range to include our Preschoolers as well.

There will be snacks, crafts, and toys, but most importantly there will be time for parents to sit and chat about raising children. Our next POP Tots is on Saturday, March 5th!
 
DIGGIN In is BACK and will continue for the duration of Lent. We meet in the Chapel from 6:30-6:55 on Wednesdays to dig into the Lenten Theme of Thin Places. You do not need to pre-register and there is no cost. Simply come to the Chapel at 6:30 and your child will be done by the time worship starts. This is a great opportunity for our younger members to participate in Lent as well.
 
The SUMMER CATALOGS are out and to see a full listing of our Summer Day Camp catalog please  HERE.   This will give you all of the information you need to know for our 11 WEEKS of Summer Day Camp.
 
For more information on any and all upcoming Children and Family ministry events, contact Katie to be put on our monthly newsletter list, or follow our website for current news.

      Katie Rykal, Director of Children & Family Ministry
763-560-8958 
YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY
Brent Haglund
Director of Youth & Family
 
Stay informed by making sure youth are on our text list (high school only)
text me with your number, 763-744-7369)
or checking Facebook/Twitter/Instagram - @POPyouthfamily.
     Brent Haglund, Director of Youth and Family Ministry 

WELCOME TO PRINCE OF PEACE


Welcome To Prince of Peace!

 Check out our  welcome video! This professionally produced video will give visitors to our website a glimpse of what we are all about at Prince of Peace. The video can also serve as a fantastic way to invite others to Prince of Peace. We bet that you know at least three people who are not active members in a local congregation. Take a moment and send them a quick email with the link to this video. We also encourage you to share the video on your own Facebook page. It is an easy and effective way to let folks know about the wonderful outreach and ministry happening at your church and to let them know that they are invited! 

 

OFFICE HOURS
OFFICE HOURS
   Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday office is closed
 Sunday 9:00 am - 11:30 am 
POP STAFF AND COUNCIL
2016 Prince of Peace Staff and Council
New Council January 17, 2016
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