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.

From the Rector


A Covenant People

 

In the church, we often talk about having a “personal relationship with Jesus.” That is one of the phrases that needs to be fleshed out by every Christian. What does a personal relationship with Jesus look like?

 

Here are a couple of relationships that describe how numbers of people relate personally with God. For some, Jesus is their friend. For others, their relationship with God is as a child relates to a loving father/parent. Others might relate to God as their teacher or guide. We have all been in these types of relationships. These are descriptions of ways we can be in relationship with God. There is one specific type of relationship with God that we are going to concentrate on this “Stewardship Season” at Prince of Peace and that is being  a partner with God.

 

For some strange reason, (and this will be one of my first questions when I meet the Lord face to face in the fullness of God’s kingdom) God has chosen human beings (you and me) to be the primary agents of God's love and will in the world. God has called us to walk alongside Him to be his image bearers; to bring justice where there is injustice; family where there is isolation, peace where there is tragedy; and life where there is death. The invitation in the Bible to do this is called a covenant. God offers to partner with us and gives us the opportunity to join in God’s work by saying yes.

 

May this Stewardship time be for you a time to reflect on God’s call, and your responses. 

 

Grace and Peace,

 

Fr. Rand+

GOOD NEWS!! Join us for a short course based on Prof. N.T. Wright's book, Simply Good News. Get into the heart of the idea of what makes something 'good news.' Be brought into the world of the 1st Century writers of the New Testament in order to make more sense of what 'good news' meant to them and what it means in our world today while encouraging you to live in a space where 'good news' makes a difference. Beginning at 9:00 am in the Guild Room, these  sessions end Nov. 13th. Questions, contact Dennis Bartz. You may wish to get Prof. Wright's book, Simply Good News, in whatever format that works for you (HarperOne, 2015). ISBN: 0062334344.)

The Purple Forms in the pews are for you to add names to be remembered at the altar on All Saints’ Sunday, Nov. 6th. Those who have entered into glory since November 2021 are eligible. These forms are due by Sunday, October 23rd.

Prayer Shawl Ministry, Saturday, September 24th in the Guild Room at 10am. Join us if you are a beginner or an experienced knitter/crocheter - all are welcome! Please note the change in location!

West Valley Food Pantry -  September is Hunger Awareness Month! (H.A.M.) And this Friday, September 23rd is Hunger Awareness DAY! Please say an extra prayer for our clients in need and perhaps make a food or financial donation to help us keep our clients nutritionally, well fed.  Happy H.A.M.!!!!

Debbie Decker

West Valley Food Pantry, Executive Director

Children and Family Ministry: We're excited to plan our first-ever Trunk or Treat at Prince of Peace. It's a family friendly event taking place on Saturday, October 29 starting at 5pm. We need volunteers to sign up to decorate their cars and hand out candy. Please talk to Alma Fountain or email family@popwh.org to sign up. Check out these photos to help inspire you!

ECW meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 26th. We will go over details for our Rummage Sale - we encourage ALL church women to to attend this important meeting!


ECW Friendship book is being updated! If you are a woman, new to our parish since 2016, we need your birthday month and day so you can be included! See Patti Crawford following services or call or email the office with your information!

 

ECW Rummage Sale: Save the date: Oct 22 - 23,

Ingathering Oct 16th. Many hands are needed during the week of October 16th to sort, label, and price items.

DON'T FORGET!

THIS Friday, September 23rd at 7:30

for the fifth live stream concert from PoP

featuring, organ, bells, choir, and, brass

We are worshiping at

8 and 10am each Sunday,

live-streaming the 10am service.

Holy Women, Holy Men Series

this Sunday focusing on

Fred Rogers

View live stream of the 10am service
Download the bulletin
Download the hymns

AUGUST prayer requests and thanksgivings have been compiled and are available here for your prayers and meditation.

  • Please submit your prayer requests and thanksgivings in church on the yellow or blue prayer slips, OR by clicking here.

Next Baptism is scheduled for November 4th, All Saints Day. Please contact the office if you, or someone you know, is ready to be baptized - or, if you would like more information.

Prince of Peace Church

5700 Rudnick Ave,

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

+1 818-346-6968

office@popwh.org

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