The book of Revelation is not about eschatology (end times). Revelation is about Christology (the person and work of Jesus Christ) and Missiology (the mission of the Church). Throughout Revelation, we see what John saw (1:2) namely Jesus who reigns and his Church who are victorious in Him.
May 31 | The “Apocalypse” of Jesus Christ Revelation 1: 1-8
The revelation of Jesus to John was meant to be a source of confidence and hope for the Christians in Asia Minor. The book of Revelation should act as a reminder that victory is a promise of God to the believer who overcomes the challenges faced in our lives.
June 7 | The Church in Ephesus Revelation 2:1-7
AND June 14 | The Church in Laodicea Revelation 3:14-22
The seven churches of Revelation were commended and challenged to hold onto the promises of victory through Jesus, no matter the difficulty. Just like the churches in Revelation, believers are called to listen to the Holy Spirit for counsel, encouragement, and correction as we go about our daily lives.
June 21 | Is He Worthy? Revelation 5:1-14
Believers should find in Jesus all that is worthy of praise and worship. He is victorious and reigns over all things. When we feel overwhelmed, we must always hold on to the victory we have through Jesus.
June 28 | Every Nation, Tribe, People and Tongue Revelation 7:9-17 Salvation is for all people, regardless of nationality, race, or economic status.
July 5 | Patriotic Service
Join us as we praise God for our freedom and those who protect it every day.
July 12 | The Marriage Feast Revelation 19:1-10
Amid pictures of war, violence, and sadness, Revelation points again to the power of trusting God in all situations. The bride of Christ will one day be joined to her groom, and so we wait eagerly. We must learn how to sense God’s presence even when it feels like he’s not there. The best way to do this is to learn to worship Him even when life doesn’t make sense.
July 19 | Hell No! Revelation 20:11-15
Unless we place our faith in Jesus Christ, we will be condemned for our sins.
July 26 | The New Heaven and New Earth Revelation 21:1-8
The believers of the first century suffered – or would be suffering soon enough – and the message of Revelation is, “Hold on; your victory is sure and will be unveiled.” If victory is not realized in this life, it will be in the next. We must always keep in mind that our victory in Christ is both already present and somewhat veiled. However, God has promised in the end we will be victorious forever.
Dave Rahberg is retiring on May 24 after 42 years of ministry as a Director of Christian Education. Thirteen of those years have been with Prince of Peace! THANK YOU, DAVE!
CELEBRATION ON JULY 12
Come celebrate God’s work through Dave! POPLC is hosting a reception on Sunday morning July 12 (2:00 – 4:00pm) in the Fellowship Center.
SEND A NOTE TO DAVE
Let’s flood Dave with notes of thanks for his service and generous heart! EMAIL DAVE HERE or mail a note / card to POPLC (4000 Midway Road, Carrollton, TX 75007).
A GIFT TO HONOR DAVE’S MINISTRY
In lieu of personal gifts, Dave is asking that you honor his ministry among us by making donations to KINDLE (Karpenko Institute for Nurturing and Developing Leadership Excellence), which has established the Dave and Caree Rahberg Living Legacy.
For the past 20 years, KINDLE has been equipping full time church workers to equip lay people to be Christ-like Servant Leaders in their homes, congregations, schools, and communities. Dave and his wife, Carree, certainly are such leaders!
TWO WAYS TO DONATE: 1. Online at www.kindleservantleaders.org. 2. Mail a check KINDLE (8608 Poplar Bridge Curve, Bloomington, MN 55437). Note “DAVE’S RETIREMENT” in the memo.
In a world filled with viruses, death, war, and evil, how are we to face what feels like an unknowable future? What do we do with our anxiety regarding the days ahead? Paul’s two letters to the Thessalonians provides comfort and reassurance to those living in uncertain times. In uncertain times, we look to the future of Christ’s Second Coming and engage the world while awaiting His return. Join us each Sunday to discover how you can take these words to heart and face the future without fear.
April 19 | Do Not Be Uninformed 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Paul wanted the church in Thessalonica to be thoroughly informed about the Second Coming of Jesus so they would not be afraid or confused. Like knowing the end of a movie, the Second Coming of Jesus gives us confidence in our lives today.
April 26 | Your Destiny 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Paul contrasts night and day, dark and light, to explain that believers should be different from the world not just in lifestyle but also in view of Jesus’ eminent return. The most important preparation for Jesus’ return is to be in right relationship with Him through salvation – rather than being caught up in predicting his return.
May 3 | He Who Calls You is Faithful 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24
We might not know the day or time of Jesus’ return, but we can always know God’s will for us is to live godly lives of faith trusting in the one who is faithful. We can trust God to be faithful to the end as we offer our lives in sacrifice to others.
May 10 | Let Christ Be Glorified in Me (Mother’s Day) 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12
Those who want nothing to do with God will receive their request when Jesus returns. We can’t base our understanding of the truth on what makes us comfortable, but instead on the person of Jesus.
May 17 | Stand Firm 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
Paul encouraged believers not to be misled nor afraid concerning the Second Coming of Jesus. We can stand firm in the Lord when we know the truth.
May 24 | Do Not Grow Weary of Doing Good 2 Thessalonians 3:1-13
It is an error to refuse to live daily life wisely because Jesus is coming back. We should live wisely and responsibly in the present while waiting for the future with hope.
Brought to you by the Faith at Home (FAH) team, these weekly recorded devotions are a great opportunity for your family to come around the Word of God TOGETHER!
July 1, 2020 Our Dual Citizenship | 1 Chronicles 29:10-18
Are we seeking the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom or America? With Independence Day celebrations and flags flying, it can become confusing to discern which Kingdom we are truly living for. Join us as we give thanks to God who provides all things – including the country we live in as well as those who serve to protect it. Jeremiah Bauer, Director of Youth Ministry
June 24, 2020 | PLAY VIDEO HERE
Salvation is for all people, regardless of nationality, race or economic status. Barb vonBehren, Director of Community Engagement
June 17, 2020 | PLAY VIDEO HERE
Believers should find in Jesus all that is worthy of praise and worship. He is victorious and reigns over all things. When we feel overwhelmed, we must always hold on to the victory we have through Jesus. Mandy Lowe, Director of Parent Outreach
June 10, 2020 | PLAY VIDEO HERE
Just like the churches in Revelation, believers are called to listen to the Holy Spirit for counsel, encouragement, and correction as we go about our daily lives. Jennifer Clark, Director of Kidz Time
June 3, 2020 | PLAY VIDEO HERE
The seven churches of Revelation were commended and challenged to hold onto the promises of victory through Jesus, no matter the difficulty. Jessica Janscha, Director of Kidz Ministry
May 27, 2020 | PLAY VIDEO HERE
The revelation of Jesus to John was meant to be a source of confidence and hope for the Christians in Asia Minor. The book of Revelation should act as a reminder that victory is a promise of God to the believer who overcomes the challenges faced in our lives. Jeremiah Bauer, Director of Youth Ministry
May 20, 2020 | PLAY VIDEO HERE
It is an error to refuse to live daily life wisely because Jesus is coming back. We should live wisely and responsibly in the present while waiting for the future with hope. Barb vonBehren, Director of Community Engagement
May 13, 2020 | PLAY VIDEO HERE
Paul encouraged believers not to be misled nor afraid concerning the Second Coming of Jesus. We can stand firm in the Lord when we know the truth! Mandy Lowe, Director of Parent Outreach
May 6, 2020 | PLAY VIDEO HERE
Those who want nothing to do with God will receive their request when Jesus returns. We can’t base our understanding of the truth on what makes us comfortable, but instead on the person of Jesus. Jennifer Clark, Children Ministry Coordinator
April 29, 2020 | PLAY VIDEO HERE
We can trust God to be faithful to the end as we offer our lives in sacrifice to others. Dave Rahberg, DCE & Director of Marriage Ministry>
April 22, 2020 | PLAY VIDEO HERE
The most important preparation for Jesus’ return is to be in right relationship with Him through salvation – rather than being caught up in predicting His return. Jessica Janscha, Director of Children’s Ministry>
April 15, 2020 | PLAY VIDEO HERE
The Second Coming of Jesus gives us confidence in our lives today. Jeremiah Bauer, Director of Youth Ministry
KID ZONE | Sunday Morning Children’s Ministry
Kidz Connection | Connecting Kidz with God!
Download a worship notes page to help your child engage in worship: * Worship Notes
Kidz Weekly Bible Study
Your family is invited to continue in Kidz Bible Study this week! These engaging and Bible-based lessons are easy for parents to use. Keep your child rooted in the Word, even when we can’t gather on Sundays! LESSON HERE.
Thursday, July 9 | 8:00 pm | RSVP HERE
Thanks to everyone who joined our first Mommy Hour. It’s time for another! So, put on your PJs, grab a beverage of your choice and join us virtually to catch up on life. We will share prayer requests and ways we are surviving during these crazy times. Hope to see you there!
We know everyone is frustrated with coronavirus. It has messed up enough of our fun, it’s time to go away!
We hope you are all staying safe. Our prayers are with you that coronavirus has not affected you personally. We’re here if you need anything. We still have craft supplies, puzzles, books, etc. Please let me know if there is anything your family needs. How can we pray for you?
KIDZ TIME SUMMER LESSON 5 VIEW HERE
We have started a new module for Kidz Time lessons. The next 5 weeks are about Moses … from the burning bush to the Ten Commandments. There are a lot of fun things to do in lesson 5! It’s all about how God loves us and wants us to be His helpers; just like He called Moses to help His people. Have a great week!
Preteens join us for some Zoom time!
Incoming 5th and 6th grade youth, it’s all about our FOCUS on God.
SUNDAY, JULY 5 AT 10:30 AM
This Sunday, we will have another edition of POP talk at 10:30 am. Get ready for some more So & So Show! See you Sunday! Go HERE to Zoom with us!
Meeting ID: 965 8999 9044
T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST
FOR KID ZONE AND PRE-TEENS OF PRINCE OF PEACE (POP)
It is time to design next year’s t-shirts and we want your help! One design will be chosen for KidZone and one for POP.
* Must say “KidZone” or “POP” and “Prince of Peace Lutheran Church”
* Must to be able to be printed in black and white
* Submissions due to Mrs. Jessica by June 30
STAY MISSION TRIP | JULY 13-17 HEART NORTH TEXAS
Can’t get away this summer for a mission trip? That’s okay! We’re doing a Stay Mission Trip to help impact the community of North Texas! Join us to make an impact on our community! REGISTER HERE
To help you make a difference, you’ll get the following:
• Kit with 10 DIY mission projects that can be completed individually or with family and friends
• A T-Shirt
• Access to three different in-person service projects:
• McWhorter Elementary School
• Senior Center Drive-by Parade
• Youth Room Rehab
We can’t wait to make an impact on North Texas with YOU! REGISTER HERE
SUMER 2020 | One in Christ Jesus So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:26-28
SUNDAY AND WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES
SUNDAYS | Middle School and High School
Sunday Zoom Bible Study Zoom | 10:30 – 11:30 am GO HERE
Meeting ID: 244 761 6054 | Password: 009079
10:30-10:50 Large group welcome/game
10:50-11:10 Break out MS/HS teaching time
11:10-11:30 Break out small group discussion/prayer time
Community is a key component of any Christian’s life. Join our community of Middle and High School youth as they walk together, enjoying each other’s company and growing closer together through Christ. Middle School meets at 6:30 pm and High School meets at 8:00 pm.
Wednesday Zoom Bible Study for Middle School at 6:30 pm GO HERE
Meeting ID: 244 761 6054 | Password: 009079
Wednesday Zoom Bible Study for High School School at 8:00 pm GO HERE
Meeting ID: 244 761 6054 | Password: 009079
PARENTS ENCOURAGING PARENTS
PEP will take a break for the summer and resume in the fall. We have some great ideas brewing for PEP 2020-2021. If you would like be part of the PEP Leadership Team, please email Mandy Lowe.
STAYING IN LOVE
Falling in love is easy. Staying in love takes a plan! We meet online Sunday mornings at 10:30am, right after the 9:30am worship service. Refill your coffee and find your Sweetie for a meaningful conversation that will strengthen your marriage.
* To signup for the POPLC Weekly Wednesday E-Newsletter, click on “Newsletter” in the upper, right menu of this page.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
HUNGER IS REAL
Many folks in our POPLC and local communities are in need of food assistance.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP: 1. PURCHASE NEEDED ITEMS
See list below. Donations may be dropped off at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 am and noon. Please use the tubs located by the east entrance to the Worship Center. For everyone’s safety, please do not enter the building and practice social distancing.
If you would rather arrange a time to deliver your donations or have someone pick them up, please email Shelly Jackson at or call her at 214-394-5166.
2. MAKE A MONETARY DONATION GO HERE to give an online donation and we will do the shopping for you!
* Paper bags with handles (high need)
* Chunky Soups
* Canned Fruits
* Canned Vegetables
* Canned Tuna
* Canned Chicken
* Rice or Pasta Side Dishes
* Toilet Paper
* Paper Towels
Prince of Peace’s Job Transition Ministry (JTM) is for individuals who have been recently unemployed, due to any type of situation. It is our desire to walk alongside you, listen, pray, provide spiritual resources and encourage you during your journey. The JTM is not . . . READ MORE.
NEW: Virtual JTM Weekly Bible Study
Starting Wednesday, June 24 at 6:30pm CDT.
Sign-up for the study (free book and study guide included) by emailing Steve Sosinski. MORE HERE
LONELY? ISOLATED? CONFUSED? FEARFUL?
STEPHEN MINISTRY CAN HELP!
Stephen Ministers are kind, caring, trained volunteers. You don’t need to suffer alone.
Interested? Email SUSAN WELLBORN. She will help you connect with a Stephen Minister.
This coming Sunday we will take a break from our series, “He Reigns” to celebrate Freedom Sunday.
Join us for ONILNE WORSHIP at http://www.pop.lc/video each Sunday at 8:00 am (traditional) and 9:30 am (contemporary).
Sunday, July 5, 2020 | Our Dual Citizenship | 1 Chronicles 29:10-18
Are we seeking the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom or America? With Independence Day celebrations and flags flying, it can become confusing to discern which Kingdom we are truly living for.
Join us as we give thanks to God who provides all things – including the country we live in as well as those who serve to protect it.
Dive Into the Word of God
TABLE TALK: Faith at Home Devotion Week 10:
To help you and your family prepare for worship on Freedom Sunday, July 5, this week’s Faith at Home devotion focuses on
1 Chronicles 29:10-18. WATCH VIDEO HERE.
PASTOR MICAH’S DAILY DEVOTION:
Join Pastor Micah’s daily devotion Mondays – Saturdays at 8:00am on Facebook Live.
Watch at http://pop.lc/facebook.
PASTOR DAN’S BIBLE STUDY
Join in the discussion and study of Exodus on Tuesdays at 7:30 am.
Watch at http://www.pop.lc/video
2. To begin online giving, go HERE. You are encouraged to setup scheduled giving. Need help? Contact Sandy Ericksen.
3. If you regularly give on Sundays during worship services, we encourage you to:
a. Setup an online giving schedule or
b. Mail your check directly to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 4000 Midway Road, Carrollton, Texas 75007
FAITH AT HOME
We believe FAITH begins in the HOME and is where FAITH is LIVED out daily!
To learn more, visit the Faith at Home (FAH) web page HERE.
Sign-up to receive the Faith at Home E-Newsletter by sending an email to Jeremiah Bauer with your NAME, EMAIL AND PHONE NUMBER.
DAVE RAHBERG’S RETIREMENT
Dave Rahberg’s Retirement Reception planned for Sunday, July 12 has been postponed at the family’s request. Once a new date is determined, we will send a notification. We look forward to the day we can celebrate Dave and Caree!
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 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.