GET READY FOR THE VERY BEST SUMMER!

We’re turning up the volume at Vacation Bible School to remind each kid that they can have confidence because of Jesus. When kids begin to see themselves the same way that Jesus sees them, then real confidence begins to take root and grow. We are offering In-Person VBS and Staycation Bible School kits with virtual components.

 

Registration is required by May 28 and spots are limited! Registration will close when all spots are filled.

Week of June 7 | 9am-Noon | Children entering Kindergarten – 6th Grade

A special VBS for preschool-age children and younger is available to parents that volunteer.

FEATURING ROB BIAGI with all of his cool songs, fun moves, high energy, and love for children! Rob loves God and he is excited to see YOU at VBS 2021! Learn more about Rob Biagi  HERE.  From crafts to music, science to drama, and snacks to games, this will be a week your children will always remember!

Suggested donation of $25 per child or a maximum of $50 per family.  Partial scholarships are available!

Click here to register for IN-PERSON VBS!

 

Going to be out of town the week of June 7 or prefer to be at home? We’ve got you covered with a Staycation Bible School kit that will include all the fun things we will be doing in person!

Registration is required by May 21 and quantities are limited! Registration will close when all kits are reserved.

Kits includes:
– Crafts
– Games
– Prayer Activities
– Reflection & Fun Booklet
– And More!

Virtual Components:
– Watch live with us the week of June 7 or at a later time!
– Daily Bible Stories
– Rob Biagi Music

PICK UP KITS – Date(s) and time to be determined.

Suggested donation is $10 per kit and t-shirts can be included at a cost of $5 each.  Partial scholarships are available!

Click here to register for Staycation Bible School!

 

Week of June 7 | 8:00am-12:30pm

Volunteers must register by May 21!  For safety and security reasons, no exceptions will be made.

Volunteers are needed in all areas of VBS:  from small group guides to snacks, drama to greeters, and administration to crafts.  Teams fill up quickly, so register today for your preferred area.  Team members must be entering the 7th grade or older and have a heart for Jesus.  A special VBS is provided for children preschool age and younger if a parent is volunteering.

And mark your calendars now for our VBS Rally on Sunday, May 23 from 3:00-4:30pm.  All volunteers are required to attend.  Don’t miss it – this is a great chance to catch the VBS spirit and be in the know when we dig into God’s word on June 7.

Click here to register to volunteer at VBS!

 

Give to Vacation Bible School! Click here to give and select VBS 2021 Scholarship Fund from the drop-down menu.

Questions? Contact Barb.

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.

Click here to register! »

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 LED WEDNESDAY LENT SERVICE

Reading: Matthew 8:5-13

By healing the centurion’s servant, Jesus establishes his power over the material world, but it’s the spiritual reality of faith to which Jesus draws our attention. We give witness to Jesus’ authority in our lives by our obedience to his teachings and our willingness to live in submission to His Word.

Tonight | 7 PM |  In-person and Online

LISTEN TO TONIGHT’S PLAYLIST!

LISTEN

 

 

HOW LONG O LORD | WHERE IS THE COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT?

Reading: Psalm 10

If we are going to understand how to lament, and if we are going to discover the grace in it, we must learn how to complain the right way.

Sunday, February 28 | 8:00 & 10:30 AM | In-person & Online

CHECK OUT THIS SUNDAY’S PLAYLIST!

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TEMPORARY CHANGES TO CHILDREN AND YOUTH SPACES

While we determined how much water damage there is in the Youth Building, 7th – 12th grades have moved to the 2nd-floor KidZone hallway. Click here to see the map for the new Sunday morning rooms.

7th -12th graders will use the back KidZone staircase to get to their new spaces. See map for details.

Questions?

 

 

 

BRAND NEW?
BEEN AROUND FOR A WHILE?
WANT TO GET CONNECTED?

Your next step starts with the
FIRST STEP CLASS!
If you’re looking for a place to serve or just curious to see what we’re all about, FIRST STEP is for you!

Our next class is Sunday, March 7 at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Center. Let us know if you are coming!

RSVP HERE

 

 

FAITH AT HOME (FAH)Be a faith leader in your home!
The Faith at Home team desires to journey with you and your family as you navigate life.
INFO HERE

 

 

FOOD PANTRY WISH LIST:

  • Crackers (Ritz/cheese/graham)
  • Canned chicken and tuna
  • Helper Meals (Hamburger, Chicken, and Tuna)
  • Canned chili
  • Rice/pasta side dishes
  • Granola Bars
  • PopTarts
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Bags with Handles
  • Coupons

Drop-off your Food Pantry donations next Monday – Thursday from 8:30 – 4:30 pm. Please come to the east entrance and deposit your donations in the Food Pantry Bin in the Fellowship Center.

Thank you for your continuing generosity!

 

 

 

Check out everything going on this Easter!
CLICK HERE

 

SUNDAY BIBLE CLASSES

2 Peter
Sundays | 9:30 am
Fellowship Center
Led by Pastor Holdorf

1 and 2 Kings
Sundays | 9:30 am
Room 302 and Zoom
Led by Shannon and Michelle Griffin

WEEKDAY BIBLE CLASSES

Morning Devotions
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8 am
Led by Pastor Micah
Watch at http://pop.lc/facebook

Tuesday Morning Bible Class
Tuesdays at 7 am
1 & 2 Samuel | Led by Pastor Dan
Fellowship Center and Online

 

 

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NEED HELP? HAVE A QUESTION?
Contact Sandy Ericksen at 972-982-0543 or sandy.ericksen@princeofpeace.org

 

 

 

 

PRAYER REQUESTS
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CARE NEEDS
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Pastor Sabir Bashir or call 972-982-0547

POPLC ELDERS & COUNCIL
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POP CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
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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.

Youth Parent Ministry

Sunday Mornings | 9:30 – 10:15 am | Room 305 (Main Building)

Our PEP topic this month for parents of teenagers is ‘Cyber Addiction’.  This Sunday we will continue our conversations in small groups as we come around this topic and what it means for our families.  Please contact Mandy Lowe with any questions, mandy.lowe@princeofpeace.org.

 


Resources from Cyber Addiction discussion with Ashley Ashcraft:

Cyber Addiction Presentation »

Group Discussion Questions »


Resources from Transgenderism discussion with Dr. Overn:

Transgender Presentation»

Recommended resources by Dr. Overn » 


 

LEARN MORE ABOUT PARENT MINISTRY HERE

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