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Christmas at Prince of Peace

We invite you to worship with us this Christmas! Come join us as we rejoice in the joy of Jesus’ birth and the peace that comes from God’s love, God’s presence, and God’s forgiveness.

Christmas Eve Children’s Services at 3 pm and 5 pm
Our first two services are especially designed for families with small children. We read the Christmas story, place the figures in the Nativity scene and sing some favorite Christmas carols.

Christmas Eve Carols and Holy Communion at 7 pm and 10 pm
Our other Christmas Eve services include the singing of Christmas carols, Holy Communion, and candlelight. We feature our choirs and special instrumentalists to add special music to our celebration of Jesus’ birth!

Christmas Day at 10 am
Our Christmas morning service also includes Christmas carols and Holy Communion, with different Bible readings and a different sermon from Christmas Eve.


children's service on Christmas Eve

Special Activities as we
Celebrate Jesus' Birth

  • Join us for our Christmas Pageant, Everyone's Christmas Story, on Dec. 10 @ 6 pm (dress rehearsal) or Dec. 11 @ 6 pm (performance). This play begins with the problem facing a young writer who is trying to write the annual church Christmas play.  Bored by the same old manger and angels and shepherds, she tries to liven it by turning the humble and familiar characters into pop stars, superheroes, gangsters, and circus performers in her imagination.  Yet, as they play out the story in her mind, she starts to see things differently and comes to realize how amazing the Biblical account really is...  just the way it is, was, and always will be.  She realizes it’s truly everyone’s story. (Written by Kara Wilkins and Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service.) For more info, contact Lisa & Jon Conary.

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Sharing Hope

How can you give more hope? Participate in the Gifts of Hope program. These gifts support the mission and programs of area Lutheran social ministry organizations, camps, college or seminary, and our Synod’s companion synods abroad. Your Gifts of Hope purchases will bring hope to others while you honor those on your gift list. Gifts of Hope can be purchased at POP during Advent after services and online throughout the year.

Providing Christmas Gifts for needy children in our local community. You can make a child's Christmas special by providing a gift for Christmas. The City of Gaithersburg sponsors the program, and this year we are working with Rachel Carson Elementary School to provide a happy Christmas for students there.