Upcoming Events...

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 is leading an adult study of the Christmas narratives. Join us for the class on Dec. 21!

The Living Nativity will be back December 19th-22nd 5:30-7:00pm (Saturday will be 6:00-7:30pm after the 5:00 service). The stable scene will be set up on the front lawn where people driving by can witness a reminder of the "reason for the season.

Join us for worship on Christmas Eve @ 3 & 5 pm (Children's service) and 7 & 10 pm (Carols & Holy Communion)!

Join us for worship on Christmas morning @ 10 am!

The Gingerbread Throwdown is BACK on Sunday, January 4, at 12:30pm! We'll have a gingerbread “house” making event, and we'll be decorating cookies to donate to local homeless shelters.

Come See the New Building Design Concept and Share Your Thoughts! In early January, we’ll be holding a number of events for everyone to see the concept, and give us feedback. Our architects have proposed a design concept that is a very good balance of new space combined with renovating all of our existing space! We believe that this design concept has great potential to significantly enhance worship, learning, fellowship, and service for many years.

POP Handbell Ensemble for Children 1st-6th grade is now Forming! Sign up in the narthex or contact Danielle Drobny. Rehearsals will be held Wednesdays, 5-5:45pm beginning January 7.

Please join us January 14 and 15, at California Pizza Kitchen at Rio for our "Dine Out" fundraiser to support youth activities. Lunch or Dinner, Take Out or Dine-in, just present the special fundraising flyer to earn 20% for Prince of Peace! Flyers are available in the narthex and on the website.

 

Recent Events...

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

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.

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!

 

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