Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

ONLINE WORSHIP IS AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.POP.LC/VIDEO

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April 1, 2020

STAY INFORMED

Closing of the POPLC campus has been extended through April 13.

Join us on social media! Post pictures of you and your family. We miss each one of you. Like, share and comment:
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Join us for Pastor Micah’s devotion, The Practice of the Presence of God, each morning at 8:00am on Facebook Live.
 

ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES

Youth Led Lenten Worship | Wednesday, April 1 at 7:00pm
Sunday Worship | April 5 at 9:30am

Online Worship at http://www.pop.lc/video
Share this link with others and invite them to worship with us online.

Holy Week and Easter services online:
Palm Sunday – 4/5 at 9:30am
Maundy Thursday – 4/9 at 7:00pm
Good Friday – 4/10 at 7:00pm
Easter Sunday – 4/12 at 9:30am
 

SERVING OTHERS MATTERS

Many people are struggling. Many are becoming hopeless. Don’t wait for “someone else” to do something to help! Take action now!

Donate to the POP Food Pantry. The number of people needing food help is rising every day.
• Reach out to those you know are confined to their homes. Offer help and words of encouragement.
• Smile! During this time of social distancing, a smile can change someone’s day for the better.

Share! We want to see and hear about your acts of service. Post your pictures and videos on social media and tag @poplctx.
 

CONTINUE TO GIVE

Thank you to everyone who has continued to support or started supporting the ministry of POPLC through their financial gifts.

If you already give regularly online through the Prince of Peace portal, continue to give.

If you would like to begin online giving, go HERE. You are encouraged to setup scheduled giving. Need help? Reach out to Sandy Ericksen.

If you regularly give on Sundays during worship services, we encourage you to setup online giving or mail your check directly to:
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
4000 Midway Road | Carrollton, Texas 75007
 

REMINDERS

• Rely on Christ. God’s word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
• Continue to practice preventative measures to protect the vulnerable.
• Social distancing is critical to stopping the progress of COVID-19
• Stay informed through reliable health source.
 
 

Previous Updates

March 21, 2020 | Latest Updates HERE

March 18, 2020 | Sunday Worship Time Change to 9:30am . . . GO HERE

March 13, 2020 | Offices Closed and Worship Moved to Online . . . MORE HERE

March 10, 2020 | ENews Information HERE


 

 

Close The Door? No!

Congregations act their age. Prince of Peace will be 54 this year.

What are most people who are 54 years old planning? Retirement? End of life plans? Taking it easy? Leisure? Yep. They are looking forward to a simpler, easier and relaxing way of life after years of busyness, hard work and stress.

Should POPLC be winding down? Should we be setting our course for taking it easy? If so, our doors will close! Or, should POPLC create a new door to usher in the next 50 years?

Consider these questions:
1. How would this community be different if POPLC no longer existed?
2. Why does POPLC matter to people?

The answers to these two questions are varied, but they all have one thing in common. They beg the larger, very serious question:

Do we invest in POP or do we plan to shut the door?
 

Opening the door to the next 50 Years

In order to meet the spiritual needs of current and future families, POPLC needs to address opportunities in:

1. Deferred maintenance
2. Worship Center upgrades
3. Capital improvements

Accomplishing these goals together will result in a more attractive, inviting campus that fosters a community of meaningful connections and relationships. A place where people feel safe, valued and loved. A community where you are excited to invite your extended family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to visit!
 

The Door

THE DOOR is a three-year capital campaign to fund the property changes critical to investing in the future of POPLC as we desire to live out our vision TO MAKE DISCIPLES.
 

How Do I Give to The Door?

Click the blue button below.


 

Questions?

Please direct all questions to Patrick Carlove.
Patrick is a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and serves as Director of Advancement at Prince of Peace Christian School. He is dedicated to helping you and your family by answering any questions you have and, should you need it, developing a plan for giving to THE DOOR.

Sunday Lenten Series 2020


 

A Message that can Change the World

Doesn’t it seem like life is too complicated? We constantly hear about “fake news” which makes it hard to know who to believe. More than 30,000 Christian denominations debate over one verse or a single word of Scripture. This makes it hard to know what to believe. So, it’s time to get Back to Basics.

It’s time to take a journey through Lent and be “Resolved to know nothing but Jesus Christ and him crucified,” and risen again (1 Corinthians 2:2). It’s time for the body of Christ to get back to basics. It’s time for the Church to be unified around a message that is not political. It’s time for us to believe that the only message that can change the world is, “He is Risen indeed. Hallelujah.”
 
March 1 | Adam’s Curse Reversed
Reading: Matthew 4:1-11 | Other Readings: Genesis 3:1-21; Romans 5:12-19
Have you ever felt like the scapegoat that kind of gets blamed for everything? Today we consider the role of Jesus as our scapegoat—not the one whom we blame but the One whom God has sent to us to take the blame for our sin upon Himself. This gift of a Savior who has borne the full weight of our sin is the reason we can stand amid test, trial, and temptation. We have more than someone to blame for the wrongs of thought, word, and deed that we do—we have a willing Savior who has become our sin offering to set us free through forgiveness and bring us back to Paradise.

March 8 | New Beginnings
Reading: John 3:1-17 | Other Readings: Genesis 12:1-9; Romans 4:1-8, 13-17
This is the Second Sunday in Lent and we are still early in our six-week journey walking with Jesus to the cross. Today we listen in on a conversation Jesus had with Nicodemus about the new birth from above that gives life to those born in sin. Wait, doesn’t that include all of us? We are reminded of our own baptismal birth to new life in Christ and of the call of God to die daily to sin and rise in Christ to the newness of life.

March 15 | Stop Looking at the Ground
Reading: John 4:5-26 | Other Readings: Exodus 17:1-7; Romans 5:1-8
On this 3rd Sunday in Lent, midway through our journey to the cross, we recall how God has fully satisfied His people with His grace alone. Sin can only be satisfied with what God alone provides. Our hunger and thirst for God and His salvation are met in Jesus Christ, the promised One, whose life, death, and resurrection freely bring us what we cannot provide for ourselves.

March 22 | Blind Silence
First Reading: Isaiah 42:18-22 | Second Reading: John 9:1-7 | Other Readings: Ephesians 5:8-14
Last week Jesus offered the water of life to a woman at a well (Jacob’s well, no less!). Today, He brings light to the darkness of a man born blind and with it teaches us something about spiritual blindness and the vision of faith.

March 29 | No More Dry Bones
Reading: Ezekiel 37:1-14 | Other Readings: Romans 8:1-11; John 11:17-27, 43-44
Long ago our Lord spoke to Ezekiel, of the day when the dry bones of death would give way to the power of life and resurrection. As that hope once sustained God’s people, so we are sustained in hope, and renewed for life’s journey until it leads us at last to our own joyful resurrection with Christ.

April 5 | Palm Sunday | Jesus’ Humility is a Model for Us
Reading: John 12:12-19 | Other Readings: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11
While we may think of “Hosanna” being a word of praise or even a “Hooray,” the word actually means, “Save us, Lord.” As Jesus set His face to go to the cross of His death, He was answering that “Hosanna,” “Save us, Lord.” As the Suffering Servant who dies for His people, Jesus IS the fulfillment of God’s promise. As recipients of Christ’s forgiveness, we read the words of the various groups of people involved in His Passion—including those who praised Him and those who ridiculed Him; both you and me!

April 12 | Easter | He is Risen
Reading: Matthew 28:1-10 | Other Readings: Jeremiah 31:1-6; Colossians 3:1-4
He is Risen, Indeed, Alleluia! Those are such magical words that we have not heard since the Sunday before our journey began on Ash Wednesday. Today we let those words ring loudly as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has defied sin, death, and the devil. There is no greater day nor greater celebration in the Church year than Easter, as this is the day that Jesus reminds us how much He loves us, and the lengths He will go to have a righteous relationship with us; yes, even you! He is Risen. He is Risen, Indeed, Alleluia!

 
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Wednesday Lenten Series 2020

 

 

Come and Listen to the Sounds of Lent

Do you know what is rare in our world today? Listening. Everyone seems to be talking and not listening. Lent is a season to hear from God. To hear how desperate we are and how sufficient He is.

This season, we invite you to listen to the Word in a deeper way. To hear the Word of the Gospel not simply as words on a page in an old book but as the true story of what God has accomplished for you. Come and listen to the Sounds of Lent.
 

Lenten Wednesdays and Holy Week

February 26 | Ash Wednesday) | The Sounds of Suffering
Reading: Joel 2:12-19 | Responsive Psalm: Psalm 51: 1-4; 10-12; 15
Dinner: pulled pork | coleslaw | cobbler | salad bar | dessert
From dust you came and to dust you shall return. This is the reminder of Ash Wednesday. You are not in control. As much as we try, we cannot escape the wages of sin which is death. The Lord looks at the stain of our sin and does not say, “Clean yourself up. Do better. Try harder.” In His grace, God simply says, “Return to me.”

March 4 | Clinking Coins
Reading: Matthew 26: 14-25 | Responsive Psalm: Psalm 55: 1-3; 12-14; 16
Dinner: lasagna | chicken fettuccine | salad bar | dessert
Betrayal is sometimes the most painful of sins against us. For Jesus, the betrayal did not come from someone he had healed or from a casual observer of one of his sermons. This betrayal hurt even more because it came from his inner circle.
Dinner:

March 11 | Crying Tears
Reading: John 11:28-36 | Responsive Psalm: Psalm 116: 1-9
Dinner: soup | sandwiches | salad bar | dessert
What makes you cry? A soldier’s homecoming. Injustice. A movie. A kind word. What make Jesus cry? Seeing the world He created in a state of brokenness and death. To redeem a fallen world and to restore what has been broken is why He has come.

March 18 | Trampling Feet
Reading: John 18: 1-18 | Responsive Psalm: Psalm 59: 1-4; 14-17
Dinner: chicken fingers | mac & cheese | salad bar | dessert
From the time that Jesus began to proclaim the Kingdom of God, he has been saying, “The time has not yet come.” But now is the time. His hour has finally come and it comes with the sound of a marching mob.

March 25 | Crowing Rooster
Reading: Luke 22:54-62 | Responsive Psalm: Psalm 38: 1-4; 10-11; 21-22
Dinner: crispy beef tacos| salad bar | dessert
The crowing of a rooster signals that a new day has come. For Peter, this new day was a day he said would never come, “I will never deny you.” For us, each day is a greater recognition of the greatness of our sin but thanks be to God that His mercy is even greater every morning.

April 1 | Shouting Mob
Reading: Matthew 27:15-26 | Responsive Psalm: Psalm 1 (All verses)
Dinner: hamburgers | hotdogs | salad bar | ice cream sundaes
Can you imagine? For three years Jesus has been healing the sick, loving the marginalized and proclaiming freedom to those held captive in sin. After all those good things, who will defend Him at His time of need? No one! Not only will they not defend him but they will advocate for a criminal.

April 9 | Maundy Thursday – First Communion | The Sounds of Supper
Reading: Matthew 26: 26-28 | Responsive Psalm: Psalm 34: 1-9
The table is set. Smell the food and see the décor. Jesus invites you to come as you are to be served by Him with His very best. His body and blood. Come to the table to taste and see that the Lord is good.

April 10 | Good Friday | Tears, Whips, Nails and Victory

 
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February 2020 Message Series


 
 
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Gospel Themes in Everyday Life

When was the last time you shared the Gospel with another person? Many say the reason they don’t share their faith is because they do not know how. What if it was easier than you think? What if Gospel themes were all around you? What if you could take what you’re already doing – like going to the movies – and begin to see Gospel themes in everyday life? Wouldn’t that be an easier and more fun way to share the Gospel of Jesus?
 
February 2: He Makes A Way Where There’s No Way
Reading: 1 Kings 1:4-10
Movie: Avengers Endgame
Have you ever felt isolated, forgotten and alone? Of course you have. Captain America, the greatest superhero of all time, felt alone. Elijah, the greatest prophet of all time, felt alone. We’ve all felt isolated, forgotten and alone. It is in these moments of isolation when the enemy comes against us but it also in these moments when the Lord reminds us that we’re not alone.

February 9: Faith At Home
Reading: Genesis 25:19-34
Movie: Rise of Skywalker
Who is the hero of most movies? The strongest one? The one with the most talent? The one with the lightsaber? For many, their heroes in life don’t wear capes and aren’t that strong. We don’t call them a superhero or Jedi. We call them parents and grandparents. Are you a parent or a grandparent? Then God has called you to be a hero in someone’s life.

February 16: When You Forgive – You Love
Reading: 1 Peter 4:7-11
Movie: A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
How did you show someone you love them this weekend? With a heart-shaped box of chocolate and flowers? A fancy dinner? God’s Word calls us to show love like God shows us His love – through forgiveness.

February 23: His Mission is Now My Mission
Reading: Matthew 28: 16-20
Movie: 1917
Have you ever been confronted with a problem and thought, “Not my problem.” The saying goes, “Not my circus, not my monkey.” It would have been so easy for Lance Corporal Scofield to say, “Not my problem.” And yet, the mission of Lance Corporal Blake became Scofield’s mission. What about God’s mission to seek and save the lost? Are we tempted to say, “Not my problem?” In Matthew 28, Jesus says to His Church – including you – that His mission is also your mission.


 

Equipping Parents

The Baptism Milestone class was created to help equip ​parents make disciples in their homes:

Jesus tells us in Matthew 28 to Go therefore and make disciples of nations BAPTIZING them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.

​We believe baptism is a significant milestone, not only for the ​child, but especially for ​parents.​​
 

Baptism Milestone Classes for 2020

The Baptism Milestone is offered four times a year:
• Sundays, January 19 & 26
• Sundays, March 1 & 8
• Sundays, April 19 – May 3
• Sundays, September 13 – September 27

Each Baptism Milestone will be 2-3 weeks on Sunday mornings at 9:30am in the Adult Education Center. Parents are asked to attend all classes. After you attend the classes, we will then schedule the baptism. Baptisms take place on any Sunday and service time that is available.

We look forward to the opportunity to journey with you and your family!
 

Questions and Registration

Have a question? Want to register for the Baptism Milestone class? Please submit the form below:







January 19 & 26, 2020March 1 - 15, 2020April 19 - May 3, 2020September 13 - 27, 2020

Adult Baptism

Interested in adult baptism? Please submit the form above.
 

What is the Milestone Ministry?

Our Milestone ministry was created to support and strengthen families at significant milestones in your life. LEARN MORE HERE.

January 2020 Message Series


 
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Behold the New has Come

Jesus came to make us new – not just a better version of our old selves.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation. The old has passed; behold the new has come.(2 Cor 5:17)

During the month of January, let us gather to hear the Word of Jesus, to be renewed by His promises and His gifts of grace. As the world is getting old, decaying and longing for the new, Jesus sends you as His ambassador to proclaim to the world that everything they long for is found in Him.
 

Weekly Message Focus

January 5: A New Perspective
2 Corinthians 4:7-18
Everything we see, and experience, tells us that we and the world around us are getting old. What if, instead of getting older, we and the world around us is getting newer? As life and the world seems to constantly change and accelerate toward the old, let us gain a fresh perspective so that we may not lose heart.
 
January 12: A New That Never Gets Old
2 Corinthians 5:1-10
As soon as we receive something new, immediately it starts to get old. A new baby starts growing up way too fast. New technology becomes old within months. A new job quickly becomes a chore. The promise of Jesus is to make all things new. But here’s the thing – the new He is bringing never gets old.
 
January 19: A New Vision and Mission
2 Corinthians 5:11-15
With a new perspective and excitement for the new that never gets old, now we take this hope and promise of Jesus into a world that only looks at the outward appearance. So, how do we live in a world like that and love the people in it? How do we, in a loving and winsome way, help people see that peace and joy comes not from living for themselves but for the one who for their sake died and was raised?
 
January 26: A New Creation
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Chapter 5 of 2 Corinthians contains some of the most amazing Gospel truths in all of Scripture. Through the cross and empty tomb of Jesus, we are not just forgiven, saved and set free – we are made a new creation. As His new creation, we are now called to be Rescued Rescuers – Transformed Transformers – Reconciled Reconcilers – Forgiven Forgivers.

January 18, 2020


 
Saturday, January 18, 2020
8:00am – 3:00pm
Prince of Peace Conference Center
Lunch provided. Suggested Donation of $10.
 

Basic Christian Caregiving

We all have times in our lives when we find it difficult to respond to our family, friends, neighbors or coworkers who are in pain or struggling with hardships.

This Caregiving Workshop is designed to help you gain the skills needed to care for your loved one through the love and grace that Jesus offers in these situations.

REGISTER TODAY by emailing Susan Wellborn.
 

Build and Strengthen YOUR Caregiving Skills

The workshop will focus on 5 areas to help you enrich your caregiving skills:
1. Learning to Listen
2. Getting Down to the Feelings
3. Christian Caregiving
4. Boundaries / Confidentiality
5. Hospitalization
 

Questions and Registration

Have questions? Want to register for the workshop? Email Susan Wellborn.
 

Hosted by Stephen Ministry

The Stephen Ministry Leaders of Prince of Peace will be leading the Caregiving Workshop.

Consider taking the complete and comprehensive Stephen Ministry training next fall (more HERE). Our goal is to work together with you in giving the very best possible spiritual care to our congregation and community. Feel free to call upon us at any time.

Stephen Ministry Leaders:
Renee Haygood
Roxane Malecek
Rachel Petersen
Curt Riske
Claudia Sommerhalter
Susan Wellborn

If you would like to refer a person to the Stephen Ministry for help, please email Susan Wellborn.
 

February 21-22, 2020


 

REGISTER HERE

God’s Best for You is the 7th and 8th grade Milestone discussing the importance of discovering the plan God has for your sexuality. This one night retreat, February 21-22, 2020, is for students and their parent at Camp Copass. Cost of $25/person covers programming, lodging and food.

This retreat is for both male and female students, and their parents. This retreat is designed to facilitate conversations around the sensitive topic of sexuality, giving parents helpful tools on how to approach this delicate conversation. So we ask each student has a parent attend the retreat.

REGISTER HERE

If you have any questions, contact Jeremiah Bauer.

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November 2019 Message Series

Generosity can be a difficult topic. First, it’s personal. Second, it’s confusing. Is it Time, Talents, and Treasures?

Some would rather give time and cling to their treasure. Others don’t know what their talents are or how to use them in service to their neighbor. Still others would rather give their treasure to guard their precious time.

So, where do we turn for answers? During the month of November, we invite you to join us as we hear from Jesus and learn about His generosity that doesn’t make sense.
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Join us Sundays at 8:00, 9:30 or 11:00am

November 3: The Laborers in the Vineyard
New Testament Reading: Matthew 20: 1-16
According to the world’s standard of generosity, the generosity of Jesus makes no sense. The laborers in the vineyard were demanding that God’s generosity conform to the world’s standard of generosity. How might you be doing the same?
 
November 10: The Parable of the Sower
New Testament Reading: Matthew 13:1-9
Every businessperson knows what the letters ROI stand for: Return on investment. The world asks, what is the ROI? This attitude leads us to be cautious and even stingy when it comes to generosity. If we were to review the ROI of God’s generosity, we would conclude that He is foolish and even wasteful with His generosity.
 
November 17: The Great Banquet
New Testament Reading: Luke 14:7-14
Often our lives of generosity are dominated by “Quid Pro Quos.” I’ll do that for you if you do this for me. I’ll give generously to the Church as long as it’s doing what I want. I’ll be generous as long as ________. The generosity of God gives without expecting anything in return. As redeemed children of God, we already possess everything in Christ which sets us free to give without expecting anything in return.
 
November 24: The Unforgiving Servant
New Testament Reading: Matthew 18:23-35
When you are shown generosity and you in turn do not show generosity – that makes no sense. Therefore, a Christian who is stingy and not generous makes no sense.
 
November 28: The Parable of the Talents (THANKSGIVING EVE)
New Testament Reading: Matthew 25: 14-30
When we are thankful for what we have been given, we are more likely to be generous.