Upcoming Events...

Running on Faith! In preparation for the Montgomery County Interfaith 5k on September 3 for which Prince of Peace is a sponsor, we gather for a weekly training/Bible study for those interested. We meet one hour a week throughout the summer beginning after Memorial Day to read a Bible passage, run/walk for 30 min, then reflect on the passage while cooling down.  All fitness (and spiritual!) levels welcome. RSVP to Ric Kienzle if interested.

Join Pastor Christine on August 26th at 10:45am to discuss the ELCA's Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice. This is a great opportunity to consider the church's role in raising up women, in addressing bias, and dismantling systems which have historically silenced women. Questions? Please see Pastor Christine.  A copy of the statement can be found here.

Bible Art Journaling! Join us Sunday, August 26 from 6-8pm. Carmen Hill uses her artistic skills to guide us in our creativity based on a brief scripture lesson led by Pastor Christine. This is a fun and creative way to get into God’s Word and enjoy each other’s company. Questions? Contact Pastor Christine

KIDS:  Bring your backpack with you to worship on September 1 or 2! We will bless your backpacks during the children's message as you begin a new school year. If you don't attend school or daycare, bring a coloring book or some other item that you do 'work' in at home. BIG Kids (middle & high school):  Please bring your backpacks too and join the younger kids up front that day.

Prince of Peace has again partnered with Shaare Torah and the Islamic Society of the Washington Area to host the Montgomery County Interfaith 5K run! The event will take place on September 3th at 8am at the Soccerplex in Germantown. Proceeds from this event will benefit Gaithersburg HELP and C4. You may run, walk, or cheer at this event. When you sign up, select PoP as your team! Please come out and take a stand for hope! Questions? Contact Pastor Christine.

Our Fall Worship schedule resumes on Sunday, September 9, with our Sunday School Rally @ 9:45 am and worship at 8:30 & 11 am! The 5 pm Saturday service also continues each week.

The Women's Book Group meets Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 pm, to discuss ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ by Celeste Ng. Please RSVP to our host, Judy.

Join us for our next Theology on Tap session on Tuesday, September 25 at 7:30 pm at Dogfish Head Alehouse! We have the “Dome” reserved for our discussion.This month, we’ll discuss examples and meaning of “apocalyptic” literature in the Bible to give us a better understanding of what we’ll be reading laster this fall. You don’t need to sign up, but if you know you’re coming, please let Pastor Steve know!

Our Annual Blessing of Animals will take place at our 5 pm Saturday service on October 6! Come and bring your pets! 

Recent Events...

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

Vacation Bible School 2018 was held from July 23rd - July 27th as kids had a great time learning about Jesus' love!

Several high school youth and adults from Prince of Peace had an incredible experience attending the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering from June 27-July 1!  

Our annual Yard Sale was held on Saturday, June 2!

PoP Members participated in the Defeat DIPG Superhero Run on May 27, a race that helps raise funds to find a cure for childhood brain tumors.

Feasting with God ~ our annual Women’s Retreat, was held on Saturday, April 14th. The day included feasts of conversation, foods, hospitality, and thanksgiving. And FUN! And Jesus!

Our Easter Celebration began with Easter Sunday on April 1! Click here to see and hear music and sermons!

Faith-Full Families’ Lent event was held on February 22 as families with pre-school – elementary age children, and their siblings, enjoyed dinner, crafts, a Bible story and fellowship.

Our Lenten journey began with our Ash Wednesday service on February 14 @ 7:30 pm.

We prepared for Lent with our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner on February 13, which included Pastor Steve leading us in one of his favorite rituals - burning palms for our Ash Wednesday service. A free-will donation was taken during the dinner, which supports our youth going to the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas this July.

Christmas 2017 was a great celebration at Prince of Peace! Click here to hear sermons, music and more from Christmas at PoP!

The Very Important Christmas Pageant by Dennis Hartin was performed on Sunday, December 10, followed by a reception with hot chocolate and desserts.

Faith-Full Families’ Advent event was on December 7 as families with pre-school – elementary age children, and their siblings, enjoyed dinner, crafts, a Bible story and fellowship.

Faith-Full Families’ Thanksgiving event was be held Thursday, November 16 as families with pre-school – elementary age children, and their siblings, enjoyed dinner, crafts, a Bible story and fellowship.

Our Reformation Dinner was held on the evening of Nov 4, as we enjoyed great German food and some "Table Talk" with Pastor Steve!

Reformation Sunday was celebrated on October 29,recalling Martin Luther's posting of 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517. At the 11:00 am service, 13 of our young people were confirmed!