Upcoming Events...

We are helping Gaithersburg HELP provide diapers, baby formula, and baby food for needy families. Donations are being collected in the box at the church.

Join us at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for our Thanksgiving Eve service at 7:30 pm on Wed., Nov. 26!

Begin your "Journey to Bethlehem" with us at 9:45 am on Sunday, November 30. This faith formation event is for ALL ages.  We will travel with Mary, Joseph, the inn keeper, and Zachariah through parts of the Christmas story which prepare us for the birth of Jesus. The event will include: service components, prayer and devotionals, story and learnings, along with making an Advent wreath to take home.

Join us each Wednesday in Advent (December 3, 10 and 17) for soup and salad suppers at 6:15 pm followed by Holden Evening Prayer at 7:15 pm. Sign up in the Narthex to volunteer to bring food, or contact Lisa Woodard.

Faith-Full Families’ Advent event will be held Thursday, December 4 from 6-7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Families with pre-school – elementary age children, and their siblings, are invited for dinner, crafts, a Bible story and fellowship. Sign up in the narthex, email Judy Bruening or just come!

The PoP Playgroup will meet on Saturday, December 6 at 11am, at the Croydon Creek Nature Center. PoP Playgroup is a fun way for families and their babies/toddlers/preschoolers to connect with each other. Contact Jamie or Lauren with any questions. Come play with us!

Join us for "The Only Christmas Pageant in Town" by Faye Couch Reeves, a play with traditional Christmas music. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado. The Pageant will be performed at 6:00 pm on Saturday, December 6 (Dress rehearsal, audience welcome!) and 6:00 pm Sunday, December 7.

What's the story of Christmas? Our 4 Gospels have different narratives of Jesus' birth (and sometimes, none at all!). In preparation for Christmas, Pastor Steve will lead an adult study of the Christmas narratives during Sunday School on Dec. 7, 14 & 21.  Join us for one or all!

The Women’s Book Group marks the season with a discussion and a Christmas Book Exchange on Thursday, December 11, beginning at 7:30 pm. The book for the evening is Tolstoy and the Purple Chair, My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch. RSVP to Deborah.

Our Annual Christmas Cantata will be held on Sunday, December 14 at 4:00 pm. Join our choir and guest instrumentalists as we usher in the season with “Darkness into Light – A Christmas Musical Journey” by Mary McDonald.



Recent Events...

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

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.

The ELCA National High School Youth Gathering is coming!! ....in July. BUT, registration is coming much sooner in early October, so planning has begun! For info, contact Chris Schaefer.

Sunday School began on Sept 7 for both children and adults! Click here for more details about our Sunday School programs.

A Special presentation about our Workcamp Mission Trip from our services on July 26-27 can be seen here!

Quilts were also dedicated on July 26 & 27, before being donated to Lutheran World Relief!

Vacation Bible School was held July 21st – 25th, as kids learned that Jesus loves us no matter who we are or what happens in our lives!

A Red Cross Blood Drive was held at Prince of Peace on Saturday, July 12. Thanks to all who helped and donated, the Red Cross received 15 units of whole blood. We'll be planning another drive, probably in the fall. Watch for updates!

A team of 19 youth and adults from PoP headed off for Workcamp in Buffalo, NY, July 5-12, to engage and support the community by repairing and refurbishing houses of families and individuals in need.

Yard Sale 2014 was held on May 31, as we enjoyed the best weather ever for Yard Sale, and a great time of bargains, food, fun and music!

Our annual "Creation Care Carnival" was held on April 27. Activities included malaria prevention, water conservation, Maryland transfer station and recycling, clean energy, Bike to Church Sunday, and of course, the blessing of the gardens!