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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 25th

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings:

Ephesians 3: 14 - 21

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
Click Here for the Hymns

From the Rector:

 

I’ve been a praying person since I became a Christian in 1974 and yet I still feel like a beginner. I’ve read hundreds of books on prayer, practiced many types of prayer (there are at least 12 styles of Christian prayer and probably more) and through it all I have struggled and wrestled with the practices. Sometimes my struggle has been with my ego. Other times my struggle has been with my image of who/what God is like.


Last week I shared that in my prayer experiences I have found some prayers that don’t work for me. If you missed it click here to read last week's article.


Today, here are some prayers that are working for me:


Alignment prayers: “God what are you doing in the world now? Speak your child is listening.”


Surrender prayers: “Thy will not mine be done.”When I need to let go of my need for control, or my desire to manipulate God or anyone else. This prayer is awesome.


Prayers of Gratitude: Thank you for the things I have been entrusted with, the things you have given me, the opportunities ahead, the blessings I have received, the small miracles I witness each day, your created beauty……….


Prayers of Empathy: When I enter into another person’s pain and know that God feels that pain too. When I enter into another person’s joy and can rejoice for them because I know that God has been the giver of that joy.


Prayers for Transformation: Listening to God for direction and then receiving a prompting to seek forgiveness, or offer forgiveness, to received love or to give love, to offer mercy or receive it. These promptings lead to transforming us more and more into the likeness of Jesus or if you like, are the way we spiritually grow.


Perhaps you might try a prayer experiment and apply the above prayers to your practice of daily prayer. Love to hear from you as to what you find, what you struggle with, etc.


Grace and Peace,

Fr. Rand+

Blessings and Condolences to the Family and Friends of Fred Eisen— A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 31 at 10am in the Chapel. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. And may light perpetual shine upon him.   

Healing prayer will begin again next week after the 10 am service. In need of prayer for body, mind, or spirit? Please avail yourself of this ministry.


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 lock down, 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. https://www.popwh.org/dok-weeklyprayer.html 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.

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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.

West Valley Food Pantry: We are so blessed! Thanks to our local Assembly member, Jesse Gabriel, who has been a huge supporter, we have received a $3.5 million dollar grant from the State of California to build a new Pantry.


Come see God in action and join our team! We have a part-time staff position open working as an Assistant in Receiving. Email Debbie Decker at ExecDirector@WestValleyFoodPantry.org

A Facts Sheet is "in the works" on the new building project.

Watch your email for updates!

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: https://servantkeeper.com/directory/popwh/login. A password is required to protect your privacy. Please call the office if you have any questions or need assistance or the password.

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

office@popwh.org