March 31, 2016

Prince of Peace Church
7217 W. Broadway, Brooklyn Park, MN  55428
Phone:  763-560-8958     Fax:  763-560-5623
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The 2015 Choice Dollars expire TODAY, March 31, 2016. 

Thrivent Financial members have to direct any remaining 2015 Choice Dollars TODAY.   Thrivent Choice Dollars provide great support for the ministry and outreach we share a Prince of Peace.Dollars can be directed one of two ways:  

  • Call 1-800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice".  Please have your member ID with you.  Or ...
  • Go to /thriventchoice andClick on "get started now" 
    Log in with your userID and password 
    You can find the name of your organization(s) you want to donate to and direct the Choice Dollars there.  

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

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 in forming 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
Feel free to join the discussion on April 6 even if you don't get the book read.  It is not necessary to have the book to be a part of the discussion.  But you can buy the book here from Amazon.  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.

God calls all people and congregations beyond survival and into an abundant life. As Jesus said, "I came that they might have life, and have it abundantly." (John 10:10)
Prince of Peace is committed to continually assessing our vitality and moving and growing together.  Vital congregations may be large or small. They may be growing, shrinking or holding steady. Yet the key to their vitality is that they experience God's active presence in everyday life and live as disciples of Christ.

One of the ways we hope to assess Prince of Peace's vitality is through this survey.  It is a short survey, around 10 minutes or less, and will help us better understand what aspects of our congregation are promoting vitality and what are distracting from it.
Please take the time to fill out this survey and give us a comprehensive look at our congregational vitality.  Your participation is so greatly appreciated. 

We will have a meeting to discuss these results at some point in the future.  There will be paper copies in the office that people can fill out and we'll enter here at POP.  

On Maundy Thursday a wonderful group of our 5th graders received their first communion. During all of our first communion instruction classes, we watch this funny little video together. We wanted to share it with the entire congregation because we could all benefit from a reminder of the proper way to receive communion during worship. 
The video was produced for a Roman Catholic audience so the instruction related to receiving communion on the tongue will apply to very few Lutheran congregations. However, the rest of the video certainly does apply to our tradition, especially the main thought, which reminds us that communion is something we "receive" and not something we "take."  
Have a look at this fun little video and take this opportunity to thank God for the gift of Holy Communion.


"Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him!"   
Romans 5:9 
        Worship/Sermon schedule   

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

             MEN'S BIBLE STUDY                   
Monday, April 4 & 18 at 6:30 pm in the youth room
For information email Eric at 
Tuesday, April 12 & 26 at 6:30 pm in the Fireside Room.
For information email 
Thursdays at 6:30 am
at the Perkins in Osseo.
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 Sunday, April 24 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 to let us know you will be attendingThe next class on the schedule is in June. 

SUMMER CAMP:  Children, Youth & Family Opportunities Check out the kids summer programs here.

MISSION WEEK:  Here I am Lord, Send Me
June 20-23, 9 am - 3:30 pm 
Join us for a week of growing deep & reaching out! 
Cost $50 for youth completing 6th-9th grade.  
Sign ups due by May 29 
RAKE THE LEAVES Spring Yard Clean-Up
Volunteers choose the date and time to rake and clean up the yard. Perfect for individuals, groups, and families; youth 7+ welcome when chaperoned.
Seasonal: (around March) This is a one-time unpaid fun, flexible activity on weekdays or weekends. Exact location TBD in Minneapolis or Suburban Hennepin County, depends upon where the senior citizen resides. Please contact Jeanne the Household & Outside Maintenance for Elderly (HOME) Program's Volunteer Coordinator at or call 952-767-7894 for more info.
The HOME Program number is 952-746-4046 or for more info. Senior Community Services is a nonprofit organization with five programs serving elders and caregivers statewide. For more information please or call 952-541-1019.
Seniors outside of Hennepin County should contact the Senior Linkage Line at 1-800-333-2433 for information about services in their area. 

OUTREACH team and Prince of Peace members have become involved and connected to Park Brook Elementary Students and the school. Principal Scott Taylor wrote the attached thank you to Prince of Peace for some of the areas they have helped in.

GOD'S GLOBAL BARNYARD - Back in February we got this thank you from the ELCA Good Gifts program for our participation in the global barnyard program.  We sent money to purchase chickens, cows, pigs and sheep.

QUILTERS - donated 9 of the quilts they made to the Salvation Army Northern Division headquarters in Brooklyn Park in January 2016.  In March, Jo delivered 14 of their quilts to Sharing and Caring Hands.  They are most certainly the hands and hearts of God in their wonderful sewing ministry!  
Hearts and Hands for Jamaica 2016
(formerly Mission Jamaica)
Presentation April 24, 2016 at 10:00 am 
Please join us in the Welcome Center at Prince of Peace on Sunday, April 24th, in between services to see pictures and hear about our 2016 mission trip to Jamaica.  We volunteered at West Haven Children's Home for physically/mentally challenged young adults and children.  We continued to help in renovating Cottage 3 for the older boys.  We also painted Faith and Vision Chapels. 
Thank you for your continued support through donations and especially through prayer!!
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 the attached form.

Please submit your information to the office or email  We can print it here. 

Thanking you in advance for helping with this project!


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! 


   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 
2016 Prince of Peace Staff and Council
New Council January 17, 2016

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

 Thank you for keeping Prince of Peace
 a smoke free campus.