Easter Eggstravaganza

Join us for an outdoor Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 27 on the campus of POP! The fun includes T’was the Morning of Easter Story boards along a trail, games, crafts, interactive prayer, family photo, scavenger hunt, picnic lunch, egg hunt, and more!

Registration is required and spots are limited! You will choose a time slot to begin your Eggstravaganza journey and there will be a maximum of 10 families in each time slot. The time slots are 30 minutes beginning at 10:00am and the last one is at 12:30pm.

We will spread out all the activities so you can enjoy the journey at your own pace. You will have the option to hunt eggs at the Eggstravaganza or take a bag of eggs home with you to do as a family in your yard. Bring a blanket or chairs to enjoy your picnic lunch on or take your box lunches home to enjoy.

The event is outside, and the activities are spread out so you can socially distance. Masks will be available if you need one.

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You’ve Been Egged

Prince of Peace is on a mission to share the love of Jesus in the places we live, work, and play!

Grab a bag or two and have an egg hunt with your family. Know a neighbor who needs to hear a message of HOPE? Drop the bag off at their doorstep!

Each bag contains 11 eggs filled with surprises, 1 empty egg, a flyer that includes a QR code that explains the reason for the empty egg (via a video produced by POP), and an invitation to Easter worship. Pick up your bag on Palm Sunday (March 28) or at the Easter Eggstravaganza (March 27).

Colorado Mission Trip 2021

We’re going on an adventure…                                                                  … and you’re invited.

 

Prince of Peace Youth Ministry invites you to join in a mission to make a difference in the lives of people with special needs. POPYM will be traveling to Colorado to participate in Lutheran Valley Retreat (LVR)’s Bethesda servant week.

 

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Who & When

The Colorado Mission Trip is for all High School youth, who have completed 8th through 12th grade in 2021. The Colorado mission trip will be held from June 12-20, 2021.

 

 

Travel & Location

Participants will be traveling to Colorado via bus and fifteen passenger vans. We will be spending one night in Amarillo, TX at a host congregation. Lutheran Valley Retreat is nestled into the colorful Rocky Mountains near Divide, CO.

 

Cost & Details

The participant fee is $500. All fees cover the cost of transportation, food, lodging, and a t shirt. Financial assistance is available upon request. Registration can be found

HERE »

The Mission

Youth will spend the first day at LVR to help prepare the facilities for disabled campers.  We will be helping build ramps, filling in ruts caused by flash flooding, and learning how to work with adults who have disabilities.  Tuesday through Friday youth will lead camp for disabled campers, leading them in a four-day, day camp which will allow these campers with special needs to have an once in a lifetime camp experience. Campers will have ranging functionality levels, and youth will be paired with a camper within their comfort level.

Some of the activities LVR has to offer are; horse back riding, hiking, climbing, archery, and much more!

Come provide lasting hope within the camper’s hearts.

The Camp

Lutheran Valley Retreat has been involved in ministry for over 60 years. With 200+ acres in the rugged Rocky Mountain outback, Youths will see a beauty unmatched throughout the country. Youths will stay in rustic cabins with bunks near a shower house and bathrooms. The picturesque landscape provides a perfect backdrop for growing closer to our Savior through serving,

singing and study. LVR is known for it’s quality programming,
friendly staff, and its secluded location.Following our four days of service, youths will have a day to participate in the more advanced camp experiences. Youth and adults will go on a sunrise hike up Cedar Mountain, (Jeremiah’s favorite place on the planet), partake in challenge course, high ropes course,

bouldering, rock climbing, and much more.

After our week at Lutheran Valley Retreat, our group will conclude the mission trip with an relaxing afternoon in Manitou Springs, which will be the trip’s “touristy” stop. Youths will be able to pick up Colorado souvenirs, purchase snacks, candy, or play in the historic penny arcade.

COVID Procedures & Care

Like many of us who have encountered 2020, we have an extreme apprehension to making future plans. The Colorado Mission Trip will do everything within our power to create a safe and welcoming space to allow all to feel comfortable. To facilitate this goal the following guidelines will be established and held:

* Face masks will be worn anytime
participants and chaperones are
indoors and outdoors when six foot social distance cannot be maintained.

* Temperature checks will be conducted twice a day and logged.

* Lodging arrangements will be
limited to 50% capacity to allow for extra social distancing.

* Dinning will be conducted a socially distant way in which seating is spread out and food is served individually.

 

Along with these guidelines, the following consideration will be made: 100% of the participant fee will be refunded to a family if the participant contracts COVID-19 or is placed in mandatory quarantine due to being a close contact. Please contact Jeremiah Bauer as soon as the inability to participate presents itself.

Trip Expectations

I commit to maintaining my faith through prayer, Bible Study and Christian Fellowship. Also I will spend time with God so I may know Him more and have Him living in me more.

I commit myself to being an example of my faith and my role as a Christian during ministries at church, at youth events, at school, at work, at home and anywhere else I happen to be. I understand this also includes online and understand that my virtual life is a reflection of my real life.

I commit myself to being an example, as a shining light for Jesus and as a leader among my peers and youth ministry, wherever I may be. I will especially do these at the Colorado Mission trip, and events leading up to the mission trip.

I commit myself to being a regular attendee at High school ministries and at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church worship services. I will be present at least one half of all events and will encourage others to attend.

I will also attend all pre-trip meetings.

 

 

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Youth Ministry


Due to damages from the winter storm, middle school youth will be meeting in room 213 and high school youth will be meeting in 214.


MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH

SUNDAYS | CONFIRMATION | CONNECT TIME | 9:30 – 10:15 AM
Confirmation is designed to further develop the faith of our 7th and 8th graders by giving them a deeper study of the Biblical truths we profess.  Our confirmation program will be onsite when possible, always providing online options for families who are more comfortable meeting virtually.

Each month, we will rotate through parent/youth learning time, small groups and large group teaching time.   MORE ABOUT CONFIRMATION HERE.

WEDNESDAYS |  YOUTH GROUP | 7:00 PM
Hey, 7th and 8th graders! You are welcome to youth group every Wednesday at 7:00 pm. This is a time for youth to engage with their peers and grow spiritually in a fun and welcoming environment. This is an essential time for youth to connect and disciple each other, along with caring adults.

MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION TRIP
July 18-20, 2021
POP and Middle School Youth Gathering invites you to participate in the inaugural Serve Camp trip to Camp Lutherhoma in Tehlequah, Oklahoma. This weekend trip will be a healthy balance both service and fun!
MORE INFORMATION »
REGISTER HERE »


HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH

We see the value of friendships, independence and a strong faith foundation.  The high school years are exciting years to explore and experience the truth about Jesus and the world around them.  The most critical question our teens need to answer is this: Who is Jesus to the world and who is Jesus to me personally?

SUNDAYS | BIBLE ClASS | CONNECT TIME | 9:30 – 10:15 AM
Every Sunday we will gather from 9:30-10:15am in the Youth Center.  There will be a virtual option at the same time for those more comfortable meeting online.  We will follow a rotation that includes small groups, large group teaching and community building activities.

WEDNESDAYS | YOUTH GROUP | 7:00 PM
Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm our High School Youth gather to connect and have fun growing around God’s rich Word. During our time we challenge each other to look at who Christ is and what He means for our lives. We’d love for you to journey with us.

SAVE THE DATE | HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP
June 12-20, 2021
Prince of Peace Youth Ministry invites you to join in a mission to make a difference in the lives of people with special needs. POPYM will be traveling to Colorado to participate in Lutheran Valley Retreat (LVR)’s Bethesda servant week.
MORE INFORMATION »
REGISTRATION »


Questions about Middle or High School Youth? Contact our Director of Youth Ministry, Jeremiah Bauer, DCE.

Community Engagement

Thank you

Thank you to all who participated in Serve Sunday on January 31 and others who participated virtually. This last week we had the pleasure of delivering 65 residence and 41 worker goody bags for Brookdale Collin Oaks Senior Living Center and another 32 good bags to Prince of Peace shut ins. What a blessing to those who needed a little pick-me up.

Parent Ministry

We believe parents have an important role in the spiritual life of their child.  God desires for parents to teach their children, of all ages, about Jesus.  As parents, we see this calling as a privilege and a blessing. As a church, we want to equip you to teach your child well.  We have opportunities every week for you to connect with other parents in the same season of life, grow in your faith, and feel strengthened to be the faith leaders in your home.

 

Purpose of Parent Ministry: GROW, EQUIP, ENCOURAGE

  1. To strengthen, nurture, and grow faith in Christ Jesus for each parent. (Grow)
  2. To provide tools for parents to be the faith leaders in the home. (Equip)
  3. To connect parents to other parents in the same season of life. (Encourage)

 

How Does Parent Ministry Look at POPLC

*Sunday Mornings

Children Parent Connect

Youth Parent Connect

*Mentors

Mentor Moments

Mentor Matches

*Milestones

 


Sunday Morning Children Parent Connect

PTO • Parents Time Out

PTO is geared for parents of younger children (birth to 6th grade).  We gather on Sunday mornings during the connect time to share and support each other as we unpack different parenting topics and dive deeper into God’s word together.

Schedule (coming soon)

Contact Jessica Janscha, jessica.janscha@princeofpeace.org

 


Sunday Morning Youth Parent Connect

A MINISTRY FOR PARENTS OF TEENAGERS

As an outreach of the Faith at Home ministry, we want parents not only to survive the teenage years but to thrive through this unique season. It is our desire to:

 

  1. EQUIP parents to be faith leaders in their home
  2. ENCOURAGE parents by connecting them to other parents of teenagers
  3. EMPOWER parents to be confident as they navigate the teenage years

 

We gather on Sundays during the connect time.  There will be a new focus / topic each month. Education, resources and support will be provided through guest speakers, videos, experts on topics, Bible teaching, personal sharing, discussion and prayer.  We will dive deeper into God’s word during Parent Teaching Time and connect with other parents through small group discussions.

Schedule (coming soon)

Contact Mandy Lowe for more information, mandy.lowe@princeofpeace.org

 


 

Mentors

Relationships are at the heart of spiritual growth.  Our mentor program is an intentional way to create opportunities for those who have been there before to help guide those who are just starting out.  We look for parents who have walked further down the road and ask them to look back.  Parenting can be challenging, especially as we take on God’s call to lead our children spiritually.  At Prince of Peace, we want parents to have healthy mentors to help show and share the way to be the faith leaders in their homes.

 

Mentor Moments

Quarterly during our Sunday morning parent connect time we bring in experienced parents to share stories, testimonies, and wisdom centered around a certain topic.  Mentor Moments are more informal in nature and often include a question-and answer time for younger parents to learn from parents who have already gone through the journey of raising their child up to know Jesus.

 

Mentor Matches

This is a match making opportunity to set up a parent with a Parent Mentor.  An experienced parent, who has made it through the steppingstones of the faith journey with children, will be connected to a younger family still on the journey.

 

For more information on becoming a Mentor Parent click here

For more information on connecting to a Mentor Parent click here

 

Contact Mandy Lowe, mandy.lowe@princeofpeace.org for more information.

 


 

LEARN MORE ABOUT PARENT MINISTRY HERE

QUESTIONS?
For Kidz Parent Ministry, contact Jessica Janscha.
For Youth Parent Ministry, contact Mandy Lowe, DCE.

Milestones

The Milestones Ministry is designed to support and strengthen families at significant milestones in their lives. You will attend classes with other people going through the same life stage. During the sessions, you learn and grow together and then take what has been learned and put it into practice in your home.  

 This Spring, we are offering three Milestones geared for the families of Kidz. They will all be offered online in best practices with social distancing.  

 

Baptism

May 6 & 13

For all ages! – Anyone interested in learning more about the Sacrament of Baptism are invited to join in our Baptism Milestone Class. Pastor Dan and Jessica Janscha facilitate the class.
Questions or to register, email Jessica Janscha.  

Sign-up here »

 

Graduation Milestone

April 21 & 28 • 7:30 pm

High school graduates and their parents come together to reflect on God’s grace in their lives over the last 18 years and to prepare for a continued life of faith after graduation.

To sign up: Contact Jeremiah.Bauer@princeofpeace.org

 

Worship 

Preschool – Parents are the best source for Spiritual development in children. Yet, families hesitate to bring children into worship. We are tempted to dump the kids and go to church without them until after Confirmation. Where do we see Jesus encouraging that idea? Let’s explore how our family can worship together and dump the fear. For parents with children ages 3-5 years old. 

April 22, 29 & May 6 at 8 pm via Zoom 

Contact Ms. Jessica (jessica.janscha@princeofpeace.org) to sign up.  

Preteen Ministry

Grades 5 -6

Congratulations to all who are celebrating their First Communion!  

We will start POP Talk again on April 6. We look forward to POP Talk every Tuesday at 7 pm on Zoom. We will discuss the story and play a game.  

We are also meeting every Sunday at 9:30 am for Bible Study, fellowship and fun. See you soon! 

SUNDAYS | CONNECT TIME (IN-PERSON) | 9:30 – 10:15 AM
Incoming 5th & 6th graders, it is all about our focus on God!

TUESDAYS | ZOOM VIRTUAL POP TALK | 7:00 PM
Join in the discussion and have fun playing a game!
Zoom link HERE.