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September 16, 2018

Chapel Chat
September 30th after church
to discuss our Vision and Mission Statement.

After church on Sunday September 30th we will gather for an hour to join in the conversation that our Church Council and I have already started.  As you will discover, the conversation is far from over. 

The first step is the need to define our Vision and Mission. 
Our proposed Vision Statement is:
To know Christ – To Live Christ – To Share and Proclaim Christ
Our proposed Mission Statement is:
To Know Christ by the Grace of God through the power of the Holy Spirit at work in our worship, our prayer, the Gospel, and each other.
To Live Christ by loving and following the Lord through accepting and nurturing all people on our journey of faith.
To Share and Proclaim Christ by inviting, welcoming, and encouraging all to share in the Peace of the Lord by proclaiming the Gospel, celebrating the Sacraments, and serving our community.
We will all be invited to answer 2 Big Questions about POP
  1. What are the 3 most important things we are doing as a church? These are 3 areas of strength.
  2. What are the 3 most important we wish we were doing (or doing better)? These could be an important ministry we want to see happen better, or one we need to start, or one that is no longer working.
We will take the top 3 strengths and the top 1 or 2 areas for growth and compile them into a list of priorities for our mission and ministry here at Prince of Peace.  These will be our Areas of Focus. 

The Top 4 Areas of Focus that we identified in our discussion on Council Retreat are: Welcoming, Outreach, Provide Good and Regular Worship services, and Messaging
What would you add? Change? Do you agree? Pray on it and let’s talk about it when we come together on September 30th, and again on October 14th, as a community and make sure everyone has input into our Vision and Mission Statement and our Areas of Focus.
God bless you and I look forward to continuing our conversation!  Pastor Tim
This multi-faith service is a wonderful opportunity to gather with community members over light refreshments.  Casual attire.
Sunday, October 7th, 2018, Service 3 to 4 pm, fellowship reception immediately following the service.  Location: Grass area in front of 8258 Janes Avenue, Woodridge. 

Sunday, October 14, 2018
Check in at 1:30 p.m.
Step off at 2:00 p.m.
 Starts & Ends at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
4501 Main St.
Downers Grove
To learn more, register, or donate:

As a church, we are standing ready to assist our neighbors through their recovery. Lutheran Disaster Response is coordinating with Lutheran Services Carolinas, Lutheran Family Services of Virginia and the synods in the hurricane and flooding path to respond to this disaster. Here are some ways to donate:
Checks or money orders can be sent to:
Lutheran Disaster Response
P.O. box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009
Write “Hurricane Response” on your check memo line.
 Give by phone at 800-638-3522
Make a personal donation through Thrivent.  Thrivent will match individual donations up to $1 million made through

This program is for P.O.P. members, families, friends or teams who “Adopt a Spot” and take active responsibility for maintaining that particular Spot (flowerbed, shrubs, area) of the Church grounds. Currently there are several Spots available for "adoption". If you are interested please write your name on one or more blank lines on the large poster in the Narthex.  I will then contact you to give you more  information. Or you can contact me at, (630) 964-3611, or see me at church for any questions you might have.
Judy McClure, Chairperson of Adopt-a-Spot.

We are looking for someone to manage our website.  If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact the Office.  Thank you!

An employee from Cedar Hurst Assisted Living would like to know if there might be someone willing to pick up one of their residents and her caregiver on Sundays to attend our Services. Thanks to those who have already stepped forward to offer their help!  Please call or email Maureen if you can help.

The October Ladies Lunch will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd at Noon at Black Rock located at 2740 W. 75th Street in Naperville.  Please RSVP to Jeanne Smejkal if you will be attending.

Do you have: Committee information, thank you’s, important dates, announcements or a celebration? Please let the office know so that we can include information in our weekly newsletters and add your info onto our church calendar.
The Council met on September 11, 2018 and discussed the following:
Eagle Scout Project – Neil Oberg stated his Eagle Project will be installing a flag pole on POP property.  A short discussion was held regarding his plans.
Organist/pianist Search – Jeanne S. stated that at this time there were no applicants for the position.
Landscape & Trees – Bob S. stated the trees have been removed.
Building request 10/6 – After a short discussion, Rich M. volunteered to find out more information regarding this request. The council gave a tentative approval.
Crop Walk - Janet W. stated the Crop Walk is on Oct. 14th, and there will be more information coming.
New lawnmower – Pastor Seitz made a motion to purchase a new lawnmower and Jackson B. second the motion. It was approved by voice vote. Jeanne S. stated BOOM has designated the money from the next couple of their projects for the lawnmower.
Bette Bruce, Council Secretary

Carissa Hunter  10/1
Rich Martin  10/2
Nancy Chapdelaine  10/4
Al Husby  10/5
Sandal Meyer 10/14
Karen Thompson  10/14
Barb Angelo  10/19
Kenneth Karuhn Jr,  10/23
Cameron Thompson  10/3
Matthew Thompson  10/3
Calder Zwart  10/25
               First Reading       Jeremiah 11:18-20      
               Psalm                   54       
              Second Reading   James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a      
              Gospel Reading     Mark 9:30-37  
Worship Assistants for: September 23rd
Lector: Vicki Zwart
Liturgist: Julianna Zwart
Acolyte:   Ben Baker
Altar Guild:
Host Family/Welcome Team: Bob & Jeanne Smejkal
Sound-Video Board: Jim Achilles
Counters: Jim Achilles & Rich Martin
Children's Church:  Stephanie Tarczon
Prayers for peace and comfort and guidance for all those whose lives have been impacted by Hurricane Florence
Prayers for strength and healing for Ted Donovan, Lois Cartwright, Candy Nesbitt, Mary Paul, Cameron LaMantia, Tracy LaMantia, Bob Jelinek, Cindy M., Jim Stroud, Sharon Lindeman and Judy Peterson.
A prayer of thanks for all the blessings of the life of Larry McKelvie, and a prayer for peace and comfort for Joan and their family.
A prayer for successful recovery and rehab from Suzanne’s  successful knee surgery.
A prayer for wisdom and guidance for Jody
A prayer of Thanks for the Blessings of the meaningful and exciting messages from Pastor Tim each week
A prayer for guidance, comfort and peace for those who are going through the difficult time of adjustment after the loss of a beloved family member.
A prayer for healing and comfort for Niel Iversen, who has been diagnosed with cancer.
A prayer for courage and strength for Marge A as she deals with pain and uncertainty as she goes through treatments from her eye surgery in the next weeks.
A prayer for safe travel for all 

A prayer for wisdom and guidance for the Prince of Peace council and community

A prayer of thanks for the faithfulness & caring of the Thursday Morning Bible Study group.
A prayer for all caregivers and a prayer of thanks for the many blessings of love and caring of family & friends.
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