Happenings at Prince of Peace
                 week of 
March 3         
In This Issue
Readings for Sunday
Youth Ministry
Children & Families Ministry

Sunday, March 3 
Last Epiphany
8am & 10am
Psalm 99
Exodus 34:29-35
2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2
Luke 9:28-36

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Looking for a Few Able-Bodied Volunteers - on the second and fourth Sundays of the month to serve as crucifers and torch bearers as our youth are meeting together for Youth Group and unavailable to serve Contact Ann Gillinger in the office or email office@popwh.org

Ash Wednesday, March 6- service and imposition of ashes at 6:30 am, noon, and 7pm.

Ashes To Go- For the 7th year, Prince of Peace will be taking Ash Wednesday out to our community with Ashes To Go.  Teams will be on the northeast corner of Topanga Canyon and Ventura Boulevards on March 6 from 8am to 6pm offering the imposition of ashes to anyone and everyone who stops by. If you would like to be part of a team, see Deacon George  on the patio after services or email him at praywithoutwalls@gmail.com.  Be a witness to your faith. 

Pretzel Sunday- On March 10, the POP children and their families will make pretzels for the congregation to remind us how important prayer is. The dough is formed into the shape of two arms crossed in prayer.    
The Prince of Peace Men's Choir-  Rehearsals will be held Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Family Center beginning March 13.   The Men's Choir will provide music for the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 20 at 8pm. All men are encouraged to participate.  Boude Moore.
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? A reminder from the Altar Guild that there will be no Altar flowers during Lent. Please use the blue envelopes to submit your dedications for Easter flowers.

Lenten Preview
Please contact Ann in the office (818-346-6968 or office@popwh.org) if you would like to volunteer to assist with any of the following Lenten offerings.  
  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper- 6-8pm. Sponsored and served by the POP Youth, this has become a wonderful tradition just before the start of Lent.  The Youth will serve a delicious dinner of sausage, pancakes, fruit, and other dishes along with juice and coffee.  Cost is a freewill donation; proceeds benefit the Youth program.
  • Tuesday Evening Soup Supper and Lenten Series- will be held in the Family Center at 6:30pm beginning March 12 through April 9th. We are looking for help with set up and clean up. Sunday Gospel and topics will dovetail with the Tuesday evening series throughout Lent.
  • Morning Prayer- will be offered via the Zoom app each day (except Sunday) throughout Lent.  Email Fr. Rand at rector@popwh.org to sign up.  Father Rand will hold  a dry run of the Zoom morning prayer this Monday March 4th at 8 am.
  • Wednesday Morning Bible Study-  on the Gospel of Luke will be offered at 9am in the Guild Room.
  • The Way of Love in Lent-   Pick up a copy of this Lenten calendar to follow the Ways of Jesus, Ways of Love on a weekly basis.
Matching Fund Gift for New Air Conditioner / Heater- Your donation to our new HVAC system will be doubled, thanks to a $15,000 matching gift made to the church. This donation opportunity runs through the end of February. Please complete a card and make a contribution which can be paid off throughout the year, or with a single check. Please indicate #2539-03 on your check(s) and thank you for bringing our heating/cooling system into the 21st century!
Planned Giving- We have established a dedicated, confidential email address to share information, field questions, or start the conversation about planned giving. You can contact Brian Tucker, Planned Giving Coordinator, at pop.plannedgiving@outlook.com. And watch for future announcements about the coming inauguration of our Prince of Peace Legacy Society. 

Save The Date! 
June 9, 2019 

Prince of Peace is turning 60! We will celebrate with ONE service at 9am and a Parish Party following with food and fun for all ages!
The Next POP Golf Tournament- will be a best ball scramble at Camarillo Springs Golf Course, Saturday March 23. To sign up, see Stephen Boyer, Ray Perkins, or Larry Totter on the patio after services. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, March 17.
Breakfast will be Served- on Sunday, March 24 in the Family Center following the 8am and 10am services. $7 for adults and $1 for kids.
Outdoor Labyrinth Walk-  Thursday, March 21 at 6:30pm. For more information, please contact Chantel Zimmerman.

Prayer Shawl Ministry- The Prayer Shawl / Blanket is an outward and visible sign of God's love, grace and presence in our lives.  The next Prayer Shawl Workshop is Saturday, March 30 at 10am in the Chapel, and is open to all knitters as well as those who would like to learn!   Please contact Kathryn Reasoner for more information.
The Community Dinner-   Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 9 at 5pm. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Jennifer Frost at jenniferfrostcd@gmail.com .

Health Ministry Newsletter-  Everyone experiences illness in life. Most of these are short-term episodic illnesses. They go away once they are treated and you return to your normal life. However, there are also illnesses that occur that are considered chronic. In 2019, Health Ministry would like to focus on specific chronic disorders: Anxiety, Addiction, Arthritis to name a few. Which topics would be most helpful? Please  click here to complete the survey.  The results will be confidentially emailed to the Prince of Peace office.
Uganda Mission Trip-  Anyone interested in joining our Uganda Mission team this summer from mid June to Mid July please share your interest with Alma Fountain or Linda Armstrong. Organizational meetings to follow. Get your passports in order and keep us all in your prayers.

Attention Graduating Seniors- Applications for The Pastor Kathie Scholarship and The Joe Gallagher Young Men's Scholarship are now available to POP youth graduating from high school this year.  Please contact the office at office@popwh.org for an application.
Youth Ministry
Youth Group Calendar
For Middle and High Schoolers-
Sunday Morning Meetings- are held twice monthly on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 10am in the Youth Room:  
   - Sunday, March 10 at 10am  
   - Sunday, March 24 at 10am   
Save the Date...
* Tuesday, March 5 6-8pm: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is sponsored and served by the POP Youth and has become a wonderful tradition just before the start of Lent.  We will serve a delicious dinner of sausage, pancakes, fruit, and other dishes provided by our Youth families, along with juice and coffee.  We need cooks, cashiers, servers, set up and clean up help.  Are you in?  RSVP by email: youth@popwh.org.
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Children & Families Ministry
A Family Pretzel Sunday: March 10th at 9:30am
We will begin with a wonderful breakfast,  followed by making Lenten pretzels for the congregation. We do this to remind our parish how important prayer is. The dough is formed into the shape of two arms crossed in prayer.  
Beginning  March 17     Resurrection Eggs
 Our children will learn about 12 important events of Holy Week by creating these Resurrection Eggs.  Each Sunday our children will read Bible verses from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John to create them.
Children & Families Calendar
03     Introduction to Ash Wednesday & Lent                          
                March 6th Ash Wednesday      
10     Family Pretzel Sunday with Breakfast at 9:30am 
17     Resurrection Lesson Egg #1   
24     Resurrection Lesson Eggs #2-4
31     Resurrection Lesson Eggs #5-7 
07     Resurrection Lesson Eggs #8-12                      
14     Palm Sunday Begin on Lawn for Procession,
         Lent Review, 'The Big Fill'        
21     Easter Sunday Egg Hunts  
         after 8 & 10am services           
28     Blessing of the Animals, Nursery only,
         No classes                           
Prince of Peace Church
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Prince of Peace Church
5700 Rudnick Avenue
Woodland Hills, California 91367
(818) 346-6968