Easter Morning Resurrection RUN! The women RAN from the tomb because they couldn’t contain their excitement! Here at PoP we are going to greet Easter morning with our own Resurrection Run/Walk. All distances and paces are welcome and we will conclude our Run/Walk with a hymn around the fire and donuts. Each group will have two different speed ‘coaches’ and the ‘coaches’ will have map routes so nobody gets lost. Contact Pr. Christine for more info!
Please join us for our final dine out fundraiser supporting the ELCA Youth Gathering trip this summer to Detroit. Not Your Average Joe's in Kentlands has chosen the POP Youth fundraiser as their April Not Your Average Cause program. This means that every Tuesday in April they will donate 15% of all purchases (lunch or dinner) made by Prince of Peace Lutheran supporters. Diners do need to present the servers with Not Your Average Cause certificates. Thank you to everyone who has supported any of our dine outs this year, all proceeds from these events will support the group headed to Detroit.
The Women’s Book Group will discuss Prayers for Sale – A Novel by Sandra Dallas, a story of friendship, loss, quilting, and prayer. Join the group for fellowship and discussion on Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 pm. RSVP to Lisa.
Faith-Full Families’ Easter event will be held Thursday, April 16th from 6-7:30 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! We will provide a main dish. If you would like to bring a side dish/salad or a dessert sign up in the narthex or let me know. If you just have younger children you are welcome to join us for fellowship, too. Questions? Contact Judy Bruening
Get ready for the beach and join PoP Playgroup on Sunday, April 26 from 4-6pm at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center. 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!
The Men's Book Club of PoP is eschewing high-brow historical fiction in favor of "just plain old fun" reading pleasure as we dive into John Grisham's Sycamore Row, a direct sequel to his wildly successful A Time to Kill on Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 pm. All men of PoP and their male friends are cordially invited to attend for fellowship and camaraderie. RSVP to Steve.
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.