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September 2019 Series

What is worship? Who is it for? When does it happen? How should it be done? What’s the point?
For the follower of Jesus, worship is a very personal thing. For hundreds of years, the body of Christ has fought and split over every aspect of worship. During the month of September, you are invited to join us as we search God’s Word and consider if there is more to worship than Sunday, Sermons, Style, and Songs.
 
September 1: Worship is Warfare
Old Testament Reading: Joshua 6:12-16
God’s people stood before Jericho and wondered, “How will we overcome this obstacle?” They marched around the city and wondered, “Is God really working? Am I getting anything out of this?” Do you ever worship and wonder, “Is God really working? Am I getting anything out of this?” Do you face an obstacle that seems too great for you? Then God is calling you to worship.
 
September 8: Worship is Evangelistic
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 105:1-2
At Prince of Peace, we believe that Christ’s call on His Church is to “Go and make disciples of all nations.” When does that happen and how does worship play a role in accomplishing the Lord’s call upon His people?
 
September 15: Worship is Practice (Youth Led)
New Testament Reading: Acts 16:25-26
When do you prepare for a fire? Before the fire, right? Tornado drills happen before the tornado, right? What if we thought about worship as practice? Paul and Silas were in prison and around midnight they started a worship service – IN PRISON. Where did they learn to have a worship service in prison? They practiced it in worship.
 
September 22: Worship is All of Life
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 19:1-14
Is worship something that you go to at a certain location and time? Or is worship a lifestyle that flows from who God is and who we are in Him?
 
September 29: You are What You Worship
Old Testament Reading: 2 Kings 17:14-18
You are what you eat, right? You’re also what you worship! Worship is not just a word for what religious people do. Every single person is a worshipper and they are a reflection of what they worship. So, what or who are you worshipping?

BE THE CHURCH!


Opportunity to Serve

You are invited to join in a special servant event! We will be packing meals for the organization, Feed My Starving Children on Saturday, August 24 from 9-11am. Meet at their Richardson location (1680 N. Glenville Dr #300, Richardson, TX 75081) at 9am sharp.

This a great opportunity for families to serve together (ages 5 and up).
 

Important Information

PLEASE READ the Feed My Starving Children Volunteer Policies HERE.
 

Register to Serve

Thank you for your willingness to serve on Saturday, August 24 at Feed My Starving Children! Everyone wanting to volunteer must register. Please take a minute to register HERE.
 

Questions?

Need more information? Have a question? Contact Jeremiah Bauer.

What is MarriedPeople?

MarriedPeople is a national resource group of marriage experts working with everyday couples across the country to make marriage:

REAL: Authentic. Relatable. Meaningful.
FUN: Playful. Joyful. Essential.
SIMPLE: Uncomplicated. Practical. Attainable.

Their mission is to help couples connect through laughter, affirmation, information, and application.

The 2019 MarriedPeople Theme is “US”. Every couple wants to be their very best “Us”. MarriedPeople can help!
 

DO MARRIAGE BETTER

When your marriage is better, everything is better! Marriage takes work. But it doesn’t have to be difficult. You and your spouse both want it to work. It just takes joining together as a team to succeed.
 

MarriedPeople Ministry at Prince of Peace

How is your connection with the Love of Your Life?
Led by Caree and Dave Rahberg, the POP MarriedPeople Ministry exists to strengthen marriages and build community using these four core concepts:

1. Have Serious Fun
2. Respect and Love
3. Love God First
4. Practice Your Promise

Through video stories, conversations, and the Word of God, we desire to support couples who want to grow and strengthening their marriages. You are in no way obligated to share any personal conversations between you and your spouse with the group.
 

MarriedPeople Events at POP

Couples are encouraged to engage through any or all of the following:
1. Large Group Events
2. Dining Out
3. Date Night

2019 POP MarriedPeople Calendar
 

MarriedPeople Group Bible Study

Bible studies specifically for couples are a great way to meet other couples, be encouraged and grow your marriage. No embarrassment! Just healthy conversations, exploring the Word of God and prayer.

Class begins Sunday, September 8 at 9:30am in Room 301.

View the listing of all classes HERE.
 

MarriedPeople Monthly Newsletter

Packed with resources, the MarriedPeople monthly email includes podcasts, brief articles, fresh ideas, date night suggestions, important topics to discuss and more. Complete and submit the form HERE to receive the POP MarriedPeople monthly newsletter.
 

GET SOCIAL WITH MARRIEDPEOPLE

Website | Facebook Page | Facebook Group | Blog | Podcast | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest
 

Want to Connect? Have Questions?

Contact Dave Rahberg or Caree Rahberg.
 

Parents Encouraging Parents

New 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
 

Monthly Gathering

We will gather once a month on the first Sunday (9:30am, 4th Floor). 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. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.

MEETING DATES FOR SEPTEMBER 2019 – MAY 2020:
September 8: Kick-Off
October 6: Dating (Presenter Mandy Lowe)
November 3: Social Media (Presenter Dr. Jeremy Lowe)
December 8: Friendship (Presenters Karl and Ashley Ashcraft)
January 5: Spiritual Battle (Presenters Lisa and Chuck Hill)
February 2: How Much Independence (Presenters Ken and Janet Towe)
March 1: Prepped for Real Life (Presenters Pastor Dan and Jennifer Trempala)
April 5: Disappointment (Presenters Krista and Chris Elmer)
May 3: Enjoy Your Teen (Presenters Angie and Tim Rackler)
 

Have an Idea? Question?

Do you have an idea for a monthly topic? Maybe you have a question or need additional information? Contact Mandy Lowe, Director of Parent Outreach.
 
 
Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths: guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long. Psalm 25: 4-5
 
Learn about POP’s Youth Ministry for grades 7-12 HERE.

How GriefShare Works

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.

“Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.”

Learn more about How GriefShare Works HERE.

Visit the GriefShare website at https://www.griefshare.org/.
 

GriefShare Bible Study Support Group

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Sundays, September 8 – November 24
9:20-10:50am | POPLC Adult Education Center | Led by Chris & Allison Anderson
 

Sign-Up

You’ll probably feel a little nervous about going to GriefShare the first time. Those feelings go away quickly for most people, usually during the first session they attend. GriefShare is a warm, caring environment designed to help you.

You’ll discover there are people who understand your hurts, emotions, and painful experiences! When someone you love dies, it’s common to feel isolated. In GriefShare, you’ll find that you are not alone, that there are others who understand what you are going through.

Sign-up for the Prince of Peace GriefShare Bible Study Support Group by contacting Chris and Allison Anderson.
 

Questions?

Have questions about GriefShare or the Bible Study Support Group? Contact Chris and Allison Anderson.


 

Between Jobs?

Prince of Peace’s Job Transition Ministry (JTM) is for individuals who have been recently unemployed due to any type of situation. If you are unemployed, it is our desire to walk alongside you, listen, pray, provide spiritual resources and encourage you during your journey.

The Job Transition Ministry is not a networking group, resume building, interview practicing ministry. Below is a list of great resources available in the Dallas Fort Worth area. This list is not exhaustive, but will help you get started:

1. Careerdfw.org
2. SouthlakeFocusGroup.com
3. LinkedIn
4. Dallas PIT Crew
 

A BOOK OF DEVOTIONS

You will receive a free devotion book, How long, O Lord, How Long? by Dale Kreienkamp. You are encouraged to prayerfully read the devotions during your journey of unemployment.

About the book: Being unemployed is a very personal journey; and the job search process is one where a person experiences loneliness, anger, despair, fear and anxiety. How Long, O Lord, How Long? is a book of devotions written by someone who knows, in order to offer help, hope and healing to anyone who is, or supporting someone, on this journey through unemployment.
 

Next Step

Complete the form below and submit. It is our goal for someone from our Job Transition Ministry (JTM) to contact you with 72 hours. Please watch for the yellow confirmation pop-up box below the form once you click “submit”.

Additional Information

Men are assigned to men and women are assigned to women. Confidentiality is a cornerstone of JTM, however, one of the best ways to find a job is through networking. Per your discretion, it’s best to let people know that you are actively job searching. Again, that will be your decision when you meet with your JTM pray partner.
 

Questions?

Should you have questions or need additional information, contact Steve Sosinski.


 

FAITH AT HOME

We believe faith begins in the HOME and is where faith is lived out. It is our desire to equip you to BE THE CHURCH where you live, work and play.
 

2019 SUMMER MINISTRY: STEP UP

God is REAL. He is PRESENT. He does not take the SUMMER off!

STEP UP! You and your family are encouraged to take the NEXT STEP in your faith journey this summer through Bible classes and service opportunities. We invite you to STEP UP and stay active in your faith throughout the months of June, July and August.
 
CHILDREN: (birth – grade 6)
STEP UP to the next class based on your grade for Fall 2019
NEW this summer: POP-POP! This preteen ministry will combine grades 5 and 6.
KidZone (2nd floor) | Sundays | 9:30am | Contact Jessica Janscha
Learn more about summer Sundays in KidZone HERE.

YOUTH: (grades 7-12)
STEP UP to the next class based on your grade for Fall 2019
Youth Center | Sundays | 9:30am | Contact Jeremiah Bauer
Learn more about summer Sundays and FUN activities for Youth HERE.

ADULTS:
STEP UP and join a Bible class this summer!
Already a regular Bible class attender? Great! Keep it up through the summer.
Been wanting to join a class? Super! Now is a great time to start.
Too busy this summer to join a class? Join one anyways! You will be blessed by the Word of God and the encouragement from others in the class.
View class listings HERE.
Have a question about Adult Bible classes? Contact Pastor Dan Trempala.
 

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

You are encouraged to intentionally seek out ways to serve God by serving others where you live, work and play. In addition, you are invited to serve in the following ways this summer through Prince of Peace:

June 10-14: Vacation Bible School
Help serve our local community by volunteering to share God’s name through VBS!
More information and to sign up, go HERE.

August 24: Feed My Starving Children
You are invited to join in a special servant event. We will be packing food at Feed My Starving Children for those who are hungry and struggle to afford food.
Sign up by contacting Jeremiah Bauer.
 

LEARN MORE ABOUT FAITH AT HOME

Want to learn more about Faith at Home (FAH)? Contact one of the FAH team members listed below:
Dave Rahberg, FAH Director
Jeremiah Bauer, Youth Director
Many Lowe, Parent Ministry
Jessica Janscha, Children’s Director
Barb vonBehren, Community Engagement
Jennifer Clark, Children’s Coordinator
Carol Slawson, New Member & Benevolence

June 2 – August 25

 

 
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Renewed Joy, Love and Loyalty

“Return to me, says the Lord of hosts, and I will return to you” (Zechariah 1:3). God’s word to His people then is still His word to His people now. Like the Israelites, WE have departed from the Lord. In this series, we journey through all 12 of the Minor Prophets, exploring how God invites His people to repent of their sins and return to Him with renewed joy, renewed love and renewed loyalty.

June 2: The Minor Prophets Introduction
Old Testament Reading: Joel 2:12-17
Throughout the Minor Prophets, the voice of the Lord descends like the roar of a Lion. His righteous word of rebuke and judgment comes to shake us and revive us. As a loving Father disciplines his children, so our Heavenly Father disciplines us. But what is the true message of the Father? It’s not, do better, work harder, get your act together. The word of the Gospel is that the Lord desires a relationship. The Lord simply says, “Return to me.”

June 9: Joel (Pentecost)
Old Testament Reading: Joel 2:18-32
The day of the Lord comes with both judgment and hope. God’s people should repent and look forward to the day when God’s Spirit will be poured out on all flesh.

June 16: Hosea
Old Testament Reading: Hosea 3: 1-5
God’s people are like an unfaithful bride; yet even their adultery cannot exhaust God’s redeeming love.

June 23: Amos
Old Testament Reading: Amos 2: 4-16
God’s people have become complacent, oppressing the poor and worshiping false gods. As a result, God’s judgment is coming. Amos calls the people to turn from their hypocrisy and pursue justice and righteousness.

June 30: Obadiah (Patriotic Sunday)
Old Testament Reading: Verses 1-21
Edom will experience God’s retributive judgment because of their alliance with Babylon. God’s people will be restored because of His covenant love and faithfulness.

July 7: Jonah
Old Testament Reading: Jonah 4: 1-11
The Lord is a God of boundless compassion, not just for us (i.e. Jonah and the Israelites), but also for them (i.e. the pagan sailors and Ninevites).

July 14: Micah
Old Testament Reading: Micah 6:6-8
God speaks words of warning and hope to His people. Though He scatters His people for their sins, He is also the Shepherd-King who in covenant faithfulness gathers, protects and forgives His people.

July 21: Nahum
Old Testament Reading: Nahum 1: 1-15
God is sovereign over the nations, and in His sovereignty, He will bring judgment against mighty Assyria.

July 28: Habakkuk
Old Testament Reading: Habakkuk 1: 1-11
God will use Babylon as an instrument of His judgment against Israel – but how is this fair, since Babylon is a wicked and godless people? Though God’s ways are sometimes mysterious, they are always good, and the righteous will live by faith in God’s character and promises.

August 4: Zephaniah
Old Testament Reading: Zephaniah 3: 14-20
The day of the Lord approaches with two faces: one of judgment against sin and one of blessing for those who seek God.

August 11: Haggai
Old Testament Reading: Haggai 1: 1-11
God’s people should rebuild God’s house – the temple – so that they can enjoy God’s presence.

August 18: Zechariah
Old Testament Reading: Zechariah 9: 9-17
God’s people should repent and renew their covenant with God. After exile, God is renewing His commitment to restore Judah as His treasured people.

August 25: Malachi
Old Testament Reading: Malachi 3: 6-12
God’s people were apathetic, compromising the demands of proper worship. Malachi calls them to renewed covenant fidelity.

May 2019 Message Series

 
 
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Christian Life is Uncomfortable

American culture is a culture of comfort. It’s being sold to us everywhere we look. We’re encouraged to do what we want, when we want, with whomever we want. If something is uncomfortable, we want to avoid it at all costs. The Christian faith, though, is just that: uncomfortable. It is when we are uncomfortable that The Comforter (Holy Spirit) responds. For God has no need to comfort the comfortable. But the Lord delights in comforting the uncomfortable.

April 28: Uncomfortable Mission
New Testament Reading: Acts 1: 4-9
Now that Jesus has risen from the dead, what do we do now? The disciples ask Jesus, “will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” In other words, is now the time for peace and comfort? Jesus responds by saying, “You will be my witnesses….to the end of the earth.” What an uncomfortable mission! A mission to people who don’t look like me, act like me, believe like me. They are nothing like me. They make me uncomfortable.

May 5 (Confirmation Sunday): Uncomfortable Commitment
New Testament Reading: Hebrews 10: 19-25
Holding fast to a confession when the world calls you a fool is – uncomfortable. Stirring up one another to love and good works means someone might push my buttons. That is – uncomfortable. Wouldn’t it be better to just avoid it all together? More and more people say, “I love Jesus but not the Church.” That’s like saying, “I like you, but your wife is ugly.” Jesus is the head of His Church. We cannot have a relationship with the head without the body.

May 12 (Mother’s Day): Uncomfortable Gospel
New Testament Reading: Philemon
The Church of Jesus is called to live out the Gospel in radical ways – in ridiculous ways – in uncomfortable ways. Faith in Jesus is more than believing in Jesus. It is more than believing historical events. Faith in Jesus is transformational. Faith in Jesus is uncomfortable. Faith in Jesus changes everything.

May 19: Uncomfortable CommUNION
New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 11: 17-26
We want to be somebody but that often means seeing other people as nobody. During the Lord’s Supper, we are in Communion with Jesus through His really present body and blood. But guess what, we are also in Communion with Christ’s body of forgiven sinners called the Church. Each of us claims the words of the hymn, “Nothing in my hand I bring – only to the cross I cling.” This truth levels the fields and makes us all a nobody who are forgiven by the body and blood of somebody – Jesus Christ.

May 26: Uncomfortable Humility
New Testament Reading: 2 Corinthians 4: 7-18
Our culture says You, the customer, are always right. In our world, You, the customer, are the center of the universe. Everything revolves around you. The uncomfortable truth of the Church is this – it’s about Jesus, not you.