Upcoming Events...

Worshiping together over the summer! This summer, from Memorial Day Weekend (5/27) through Labor Day Weekend (9/2), we will have ONE Sunday service at 9:30 am, followed by fellowship! The Saturday 5 pm service will also continue each weekend.

Support the Gaithersburg HELP Food Pantry over the summer! Currently there is a great need for Cereal! Please leave any non-perishable food donations in the designated bucket in the foyer. Many thanks for all the ongoing donations!

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.

Our 2018 School Supply Drive will be held from July 14-August 12. You can download a flyer here, which lists the supplies needed. Please leave donations in the collection box in the narthex. Our VBS will also be collecting for this cause.

Bible Art Journaling! Join us Sunday, July 22 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

Mark your calendars and tell your friends, Prince of Peace Vacation Bible School 2018 is scheduled for July 23rd - July 27th (9am-12pm). This year’s theme is “Shipwrecked–Rescued by Jesus”. VBS is for children ages 3 (potty trained) through entering 5th grade. Registration is now open.

Join Pastor Christine on August 5th and/or 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.

The Women’s Book Group will meet on August 9 at 7:30 pm to discuss Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Hosted by Debbie Chan. Please RSVP to Debbie.

 

Recent Events...

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

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!

Our Halloween party was held on October 27. Games and crafts were followed with Trunk-or-Treating.

Our Annual Blessing of Animals took place at our 5 pm Saturday service October 7!

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