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"P.O.P. News"
November 18, 2018
The P.O.P. Players will be presenting a puppet show Sunday Dec. 2nd
 for the Children's Sermon. Mike Mouse and Jeff Giraffe
will be telling us all about the Church season of Advent.
A big thanks to Jackson Baker & Alex Milos for being the puppeteers.
We  hope to see all the children present for this production! 

REMINDER...look for your creche's to bring in!  Coffee and goodies will be served.   Hope to see YOU there!

Sunday Dec. 16th before and after service
Real Homemade Christmas Cookies
Select your favorites and
 we will weigh and package them for you
$8.00 per pound.

The 2019 Flower Chart is now posted in the Narthex Hallway.  Please sign up to reserve your special dates.  Thank you!

The list of Christmas food items and gifts that need to be purchased for families in need in Woodridge for the holidays is posted in the Narthex.  Please give generously and sign-up to help.  Please have items delivered to church by 9 am on Saturday, December 15th.

If you haven’t already done so, please turn in your pledges to either the Church Office or put them in Nancy Karuhn’s box. Thank you.

Boy Scout Troop 516 (sponsored by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church) invites church members/families to participate in our community service project with the West Suburban Community Pantry (WSCP) on Saturday, November 24 (Saturday after Thanksgiving) from 9AM to 11:30AM.  We will be sorting food donated to the pantry via their Harvest Sunday Food Drive.  Over 16K pounds of food have arrived at the pantry and the WSCP will very much appreciate the support of all who can help!  Here are some details:
  • All volunteers must have a signed volunteer agreement with the WSCP; volunteers less than 18 years old must have a signed volunteer agreement by parent/guardian (may be signed day of service).
  • Volunteers less than 18 years old who are not members of Troop 516 must have a parent/guardian present.
  • Meet at the WSCP 6809 Hobson Valley Drive Suite #103 Woodridge IL 60517.
  • Please let Nancy Chapdelaine know if you plan to participate (
For this year's Children's Christmas program, we're in need of child, teen and adult-size superhero costumes - can be any character!  Please email Vicki at with what you have available.  Also, we need a couple of adults to play Mary and Joseph this year - they are speaking roles so please let Vicki know if you are interested.

Just in time for Christmas!!  Prince of Peace has been added to the Goodsearch listing of charities.  Here's how it works.  Go to and create an account.  Then, every time you need to search the web, go to, make sure you are logged in and then enter the information you are looking for.  Every search earns a penny for POP!!  Additionally, you can use and earn even more!  It doesn't cost you a thing other than the time to set up your account.  Spread the word and join the fun!  Let's see how much we can earn just doing what we would do anyhow!  For questions, please contact Lisa O'Reilly.

Reports from all committee chairpersons are due in to Maureen (Admin. Asst) by Sunday, January 6th.  You can email them to: info@popwoodridge OR hand deliver them to the office.

Mark your calendars to join us on Tuesday, December 4th for our Ladies Lunch at Legends, Seven Bridges in Woodridge.  Please let Ruth know if you will be able to attend.

Do you have:  Committee information, thank you's, important dates, announcements or a celebration?  Please let the office know so that we can include the information in our weekly POP News, bulletin insert and calendar!  Thanks!!
The Council met on November 13, 2018 and discussed the following:
Pastor Forums – Pastor Tim stated that the forums were successful and POP will keep the current mission statement as it was felt by the participants at the forums for the mission statement to be still meaningful.
Update Contract to use POP facilities – Stephanie T. reviewed with council the proposed updated agreement and the council agreed to use it and have it put on the web site.
Organist/pianist Search – Jeanne S. stated that at this time there were no applicants for the position.
Direct Deposit & Amazon reimbursement- Lisa O. stated Goodsearch Web site allows shoppers to log in and choose POP as an organization. POP will then receive a penny for every search that they do on the web. She encouraged members to start using that web site for their searches. Margo stated she checked with Chase Bank for direct deposit and next month will give a full report.
Annual Meeting – Rich M. reported he will not be here for the next Annual Meeting to be held on January 27, 2019. Joyce, B., Vice-President, will conduct the meeting.  Rich asked that he Joyce and Atis meet in December to put the agenda together.
Nominations for 2019 Council – Rich stated Ellie P has the slate filled with willing members to be nominated for next year’s council.
Woodridge Signs – Stef T. mentioned that she notice Woodridge has a large sign that shows individual signs of organizations who Proudly Serve Woodridge and suggested that Prince of Peace place their sign on it.  Jeanne S. motioned to provide a sign for under $200 and Atis M. seconded the motion. The motion was approved by voice vote.
2019 Budget - Margo M. reviewed the 2019 tentative budget and the pledges received to date.
Bette Bruce, Council Secretary

               First Reading               Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
               Psalm                          93
              Second Reading         Revelation 1:4b-a8
              Gospel Reading           John 18:33-37
Worship Assistants for: November 25th
Lector: Kirsten Laurin-Kovitz
Liturgist: Curt Reisenbichler
Acolyte:  Will Ewert
Altar Guild:Connie Husby
Host Family/Welcome Team:;Will & Chris Ewert
Sound-Video Board:Zach Milos
Counters: Jan Berning & Ruth Hughes
Children's Church:  Tess Martin
Prayers for strength and healing for  Lois Cartwright, Candy Nesbitt, Mary Paul, Sharon Lindeman, Ted Donovan, Cameron LaMantia, Tracy LaMantia, Bob Jelinek, Cindy M. and Jim Stroud.

A prayer for healing and comfort for Lora, who is 46, has a one year old and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

A prayer that Mark Anderson, that his surgery on Monday, November 19th was a success.

A prayer for wisdom and guidance for Jody
A prayer of thanks for the BOOM Committee and all their fund raising efforts for our church community.
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 difficult recovery from her eye surgery.
Prayers for peace and comfort and guidance for all those whose lives have been impacted by the hurricanes.
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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