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Prince of Peace Church is called to know, love, and serve Jesus

as Savior and Lord, to share his healing and transformation with all people.

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July 18th

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost


2 Samuel 7: 1 - 14a

Mark 6: 30 - 34, 53 - 56

We are OPEN for IN-PERSON Worship at 8am and 10am!

NO Pre-registration required!

Unvaccinated parishioners must wear masks

  • The County has revised their suggestions for church attendance to encourage all parishioners to wear masks until the county health department can assess the impact of the latest variant version of COVID.

YouTube at 10am

The 10 am Sunday Worship service

will be streamed live on the POP YouTube Channel.

The broadcast will begin about 9:55 am as the congregation gathers.

Live chat is enabled if you have signed in with a Google account.

Click here to join PoP 10am LIVE STREAMED Worship Service on You Tube
Click here for the Service Bulletin

From the Rector:


I want to share a few thoughts about prayer. This week I'll share what doesn’t work for me 47 years into my practice. Next week I’ll share a few things that seem to working today. Perhaps you would like to share your thoughts and experiences with me?


What isn’t working for me now.


1.     Begging prayers; “God please rescue me (or my friend) who is in trouble.” In some ways this feels like I’m praying to a God who doesn’t know or doesn’t care about me or my friend.

2.     Prayers that try to substitute for action: “God please bless that homeless person”

(and then we just drive by). Or “God please help the people facing hunger in________” (and then we don’t help by financially supporting aid organizations addressing the situation).

3.     Wish list prayers: “God give me a new job, new care, new relationship……….” (ego prayers about what I want without concern for what God wants or what might be good for me.)

4.     Prayer for those I identify with: “God please let the Dodgers win the World Series.”(Does God care only for the things I care for? Could it be possible that God cares about the Giants too?)


Confession: I have used them all and sometimes still do even though I know they don’t really work for me. Did I say I’m a beginner in prayer? Okay, enough of what doesn’t seem to work for me. 

Next week I’ll share prayers that more and more work for me and prayers that I am committed to practice every day. As a teaser I’ll share a prayer from Morning and Evening Prayer that I think works:

Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen. BCP page 102.

Grace and Peace,


Fr. Rand+

Each week the daughters pray the requests listed on the prayer slips, the intercessory prayer requests, and any other prayer concerns that the office might receive. During the lockdown, we published them weekly as a link in the Happenings. We will continue to publish them on the church website weekly and print them for the pews once a month. If you would like to pray for the needs of the parish, you will find weekly updates at. or click on the link on the front page of the church website. Download the prayer list or read it online. Prayer is powerful and we all stand in the need of God's healing touch.

If you would like to pray with the Daughters of the King, join them in the Chapel following the 10am service.

Small Groups: Beginning this week, July 18, will be studying, “James: Faith That Works.”  This 5-week study focuses on the book of James, reading one chapter a week. We currently have openings in our Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning groups. If you are interested in learning more and participating in this study, please contact Bill Prescott. If these days and times are not convenient, please notify Bill as additional classes may be forming."

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Flowers -. Praising God with flowers at the altar is a ministry the Altar Guild offers through the purchase of flowers. Donations are made in the blue envelopes and any remembrance or offer of thanksgiving is published in the bulletin. Thank you.

Did you know:

our West Valley Food Pantry is the largest in LA County,

 serving more people each week than any other!


Since the beginning of the pandemic,

the Pantry has served over 200,000 people in need!


We are truly blessed to be a blessing!

Directory --Hard copies of the 2021 Directory are available in the Narthex. If you would like a PDF version of the Directory, please call or email the office and Ann will send you one. The BEST way to access the most current version of the Directory is to do it online: The address is: A password is required to protect your privacy. Contact the office for the password or if you have any questions or need assistance.

Children and Family

The Children’s Ministry will be presenting a VBS Program called ‘Compassion Camp: Changing the World with Loving kindness.’

It will take place on Sunday mornings during the 10am service. It will begin on Sunday, August 22 and run for 5 Sundays. We will have Bible presentations, games, sing-a-longs, crafts and more. Preschoolers will meet in the preschool room & K-5th graders will meet in the Reasoner Family Center. Our Compassion Camp’s goal is to cultivate compassion for each other, ourselves, and the world. Come Join the FUN! 

Email Linda Sawyer here. Click here for the registration form.

Explore the Compassion Camp program here.

We will continue to do Zoom classes on the 2nd and 4th Sundays in July. Our focus is listening to Christian Music: a very fun yet educational view of the music and lyrics and how we relate as young men and women in Christ! Please contact Dave Dumas with any questions.

Prince of Peace Church

5700 Rudnick Ave,

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

+1 818-346-6968