Upcoming Events...

Join us during Wednesdays in Lent (February 25 – March 25), for soup suppers from 6:15-7:15 pm and Evening Prayer from 7:15-7:45 pm.

Lenten Sharing Project ~ Throughout March, help us help Interfaith Works by picking up a shopping bag in the narthex with an attached shopping list of items needed by Interfaith Works. Interfaith Works is an interfaith coalition working together to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County, by sheltering, clothing, and feeding our neighbors in need, and by providing supportive services with the goal of helping them achieve self-sufficiency. Please join us by buying a few of the items and bring them back in the bag by Sunday, March 29.

Join the POP Women’s Book Group for fellowship and a lively discussion of Want Not by Jonathan Miles. Jamie Pflasterer hosts the gathering Thursday, March 12, at 7:30 pm. RSVP to Jamie

Please join us at our next Dine Out fundraiser at Noodles & Co on Thursday, March 12. Dine in or order take out between 5 and 9pm and mention that you support the Prince of Peace Fundraiser, and the Youth Group will get 25% towards the ELCA Gathering trip this summer.

The Men's Book Club of Prince of Peace is heading for the prairies! Our March reading is Jim Fergus's One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd. We meet Thursday, March 19, 7:30 pm. All men of PoP and their male friends are invited to attend for a lively evening of discussion and fellowship. Please contact Charles Sullivan.

Fruitful Fields, the Prince of Peace community garden, is gearing up for another season. On Saturday, March 21, from 9-12, we are having our annual Spring Spruce-Up. This year we will be partnering with the Big Church Clean. We will be tilling, adding leaf compost, renewing raised beds, planting peas, and getting the gardens ready for spring planting. Bring your favorite garden tools and work gloves. Rain date for the Garden Spruce-Up is Sunday, March 22 from 12-3

Join the PoP Playgroup on Saturday, March 21 at 9:30 am for breakfast at the Shady Grove Burger King (16004 Shady Grove Rd). Come enjoy coffee and chat while your children enjoy the huge indoor play structure! PoP Playgroup is a great way for families and their babies/toddlers/preschoolers to connect with each other.  Please contact Jamie or Lauren with any questions!

Recent Events...

Check out the sermons, music and more from last weekend by clicking here!

Faith-Full Families’ Lent event was held February 26 as families with pre-school – elementary age children or grandchildren, and their siblings, gathereed for dinner, crafts, a Bible story and fellowship.

Our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner was held on Tuesday, February 17 as we gathered for a delicious dinner of pancakes and sausage and the burning palms for our Ash Wednesday service.

Our Ash Wednesday service began the journey of Lent on Wednesday, February 18. 

Faith-Full Families’ Epiphany event was held on January 15 as families with pre-school – elementary age children shared dinner, crafts, a Bible story and fellowship!

The Gingerbread Throwdown kicked off 2015 on Sunday, Jan. 4, as we shared lunch, made gingerbread houss, and we'll be decorated cookies to donate to local homeless shelters.

Our Annual Christmas Cantata was held on Sunday, December 14 as our choir and guest instrumentalists ushered in the season with “Darkness into Light – A Christmas Musical Journey” by Mary McDonald.

"The Only Christmas Pageant in Town", a play with traditional Christmas music and a modern twist, was performed on December 6 & 7!

Our Faith-Full Families’ Advent event was held Thursday, December 4 as families with pre-school – elementary age children, and their siblings, enjoyed dinner, crafts, a Bible story and fellowship.

"Journey to Bethlehem" helped us begin our Advent preparations as we traveled with Mary, Joseph, the inn keeper, and Zachariah through parts of the Christmas story which prepared us for the birth of Jesus. The event included service components, prayer and devotionals, story and learnings, along with making an Advent wreath to take home.

Faith-Full Families’ Thanksgiving event was held Thursday, November 20 as families with pre-school – elementary age children, and their siblings, enjoyed dinner, crafts, a Bible story and fellowship.

Our Annual Silent Auction with Music for Allwas held on November 15th, with an evening of food, music, deals and fellowship!

Confirmation was celebrated for 4 of our young people on Reformation Sunday!

The PoP Halloween Party welcomed the Peanuts gang at our "Great Pumpkin" Halloween party on Friday, Oct. 24, which also included our annual Trunk-or-Treating in the parking lot!

Our annual Blessing of the Animals service as held on Saturday evening, October 4! Lots of pets came with their people and were blessed!

The Empty Nesters went to the Maryland Wine Festival on Sat., Sept 20! (At PoP, you’re an Empty Nester if your children (if you have any) are all over 18. It doesn’t matter whether you have children, where your children live, what your marital status is, or what your retirement status is.) Contact Nancy Wolejsza for more information.

 

 

ourn