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PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
FPRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
Rev. William A. Schaefer, Pastor
Living, Learning, and Growing in the Word of God
1325 Mission Road, Latrobe, PA 15650Webpage: www.princeofpeacelatrobe.com
Phone: 724-537-7273 Fax: 724-537-6039 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 2012 Volume 50 Issue 4
Passion, Death and Resurrection
We are about to enter the Great and Holy Week of our Lords Passion, Death and Resurrection. This is the holiest time in the Church. In this time, we follow our Lord Jesus from his triumphant entry into the city of Jerusalem to his Last Supper with his disciples to his capture and trial before the Sanhedrin to his march up Golgotha to his crucifixion and death and finally to see his triumphant resurrection on Easter.
It is in this time that we see our Lord Jesus at his best. We see him as King, servant, prisoner, convicted criminal, condemned man, dying King, and resurrected Savior of us all. We see him living out all the emotions of humanity and shining in his loving divinity.
Jesus, in his Passion, gives us a glimpse of how we should live our lives. We should live in humble service to others and share the Gospel message through word and deed, glorifying God and inspiring others with each movement of our lives. In Jesus Passion, we are called each year to see this example lived out again and again before us.
I ask that you would give yourself the opportunity to walk through this Holy Week with Jesus so that you can more clearly see him as an example for you to strive to live toward. Allow Christ to strengthen your faith and grow in your love of him. He died for you so that you might have life. This year beginning April 1st, you can journey with your Savior and see him at his greatest, dying on a cross to give us life through his resurrection. Make time to be with God during this Holy Week.
Yours in Christ,
The Great and Holy Week
Holy Wednesday Taiz Healing Service 7:00 PM
(No Simple Supper will be served)
Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00 PM
Holy Communion, Stripping of the Altar
Good Friday Tenebrae Service at 7:30 PM
The Church will be open throughout the day for you to come and reflect on the Crucified Christ.
Easter Sunday Worship
Easter Sunrise at 7:00 AM
Festival Celebration of Easter at 10:30 AM
Rosie Nickle Ministry Chair
Christian Education Meeting April 12th at 7:30p.m.
2012 SUNDAY SCHOOL LENTEN
COMMUNITY BACKPACK SERVICE PROJECT
The Sunday School will again collect items for the Westmoreland Food Bank Back Pack Program. This program fills backpacks on Friday, with snack, for children in need so they have some food over the weekend. Our goal is to collect 400 items to contribute to the program from our POP Family. The collection period is February 22 April 8, 2012. Items can be dropped at the church any time.
SINGLE SERVING/POP TOP PACKAGES
100% FRUIT JUICE, SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS, CRACKERS, FRUIT/APPLESAUCE CUPS, RAVIOLI, BEEFARONI, GRANOLA BARS, PUDDING CUPS, BEEF STEW, PRETZELS, INDIVIDUAL CEREAL BOXES, SOUPS/RAMEN NOODLES, TRAIL MIX,
CEREAL BARS, MAC N CHEESE, RAISINS AND POP TARTS
If you would prefer to make a monetary donation instead of purchasing the above items, envelopes are available near the donation tub.
Vickie Onusko Ministry Chair
Thank you to our amazing volunteers who helped with the food bank distribution at St. Vincent Grove on March 27th.
Dwight Sarson Ministry Chair
MONEY COUNTERS: A schedule has been made for April and May. Check it out in the office; if you cannot count on the day you are scheduled, please find a replacement from the list and let Kellie know. Thanks.TREASURERS REPORT
Ending Balance $7,536.24
Amount Pledged to Date $2,583.33
Amount Received to Date $2,853.70
Difference Over/(Under) 270.37
Total Available $28,604.91
Less Disbursements- $0
Women of the ELCA
Women of the ELCA
Annual convention will be held the weekend of May 18-19, 2012 at the Bishop Connare Center in Greensburg. If you are interested in attending, please let Jen Schaefer know by Sunday April 1, 2012.
Prince of Peace Women of the ELCA will have a meeting and Bible Study on Friday April 13th at 6:30pm. We will discuss plans for the Mother/Daughter Banquet and have fellowship time. Jen Schaefer will be leading the Bible Study from "Gather" the magazine of the Women of the ELCA.
Women of the ELCA Cluster meeting will be on Saturday April 21st at St. Matthias Lutheran Church in Greensburg. The meeting will be from 9:00am-1:00pm. The cost of lunch will be $6.00. Please let Shirley Kelley or Jen Schaefer know if you are interested in attending.
MUSIC AND WORSHIP
Pam Yuhaniak Ministry Chair
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS FOR APRIL
Greeters: The Hay Family
Acolyte: Rachel Douglas
Lay Reader: Becky Davis
Lay Assistants: Ed and Carolyne Sparber
Counters: Dwight Sarson/Vickie Onusko
APRIL 5TH MAUNDY THURSDAY
Lay Reader: Kathy Bangor
Lay Assistants: Dave and Jenny Bowser
APRIL 6TH GOOD FRIDAY
Lay Readers: Dave Bowser/J.T. Douglas
APRIL 8TH EASTER SUNDAY
SUNRISE SERVICE- 7:00a.m.
Greeters: Gus and Esther Toth
Lay Reader: Pam Yuhaniak
Lay Assistants: Jim Colaianne/Marlene Walters
FESTIVAL CELEBRATION- 10:30a.m.
Greeters: Wesley and Phyllis Orange
Acolyte: Zakary Jellison
Lay Reader: Rosie Nickle
Lay Assistants: Jack and Kathy Bangor
Counters: Kellie Douglas/Vickie Onusko
Greeters: Don, Ginger and Courtney Warren
Acolyte: Courtney Warren
Lay Reader: Noah Hemminger
Lay Assistants: Pam Yuhaniak/Heather Schmitt
Counters: Ed Sparber/
Lay Reader: Pam Yuhaniak
Greeters: Jim and Shirley Moretti
Acolyte: Marc Weltz
Lay reader: Pam Yuhaniak
Lay Assistant: Jim and Shirley Moretti
Counters: Glenn Thompson/Shirley Kelley
Greeters: Youth Group
Acolyte: Rachel Douglas
Lay reader: Kellie Douglas
Lay Assistant: Shirley Kelley/Dennis Guyer
Counters: Kellie Douglas/R.R. Schmitt
Head Usher for April is R.R. Schmitt
Altar Care for April is Pam Yuhaniak/Ginger Warren
Susann Tschupp Ministry Chair
The Last Week
Many people sitting in a doctors office have heard the grim announcement: You have six weeks to live. What if you received that news? What if you were told, one week? How would you spend it? Take a minute to think about it.
Were about to enter Holy Week, the last week of Jesus life on earth. How did He spend it? Luke 19 describes Jesus Triumphal Entry in Jerusalem on the day we commonly call Palm Sunday. The next three chapters record Jesus activities during that Holy Week. If you look at the headings in your Bible, you may see the following subjects: Jesus Cleanses the Temple; The Parable of the Wicked Tenants; Paying Taxes to Caesar; Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection; Whose Son is the Christ?; The Widows Offering; Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple, Wars and Persecution, Destruction of Jerusalem; The Coming of the Son of Man; The Lesson of the Fig Tree; Watch Yourselves.
It appears that Jesus was pretty busy that last week. He was busy about His Fathers business, as He had been since the age of 12 when His parents found Him in the temple teaching the teachers. By stories and parables, through questions and answers, He was trying to reach the hearts of all, calling them to repentance and faith, warning them about the days to come, and promising His presence and help during times of persecution. He was doing during His last week what He had done throughout His ministry.
We, too, should be about our Fathers business. We should lead our lives so that whether we have years or just days we will be helping the helpless, befriending the lonely, visiting the sick, sharing the Gospel in word and deed. Every week should be lived as if it were the last week.
I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, 'How many good things have you done in your life?' rather he will ask, 'How much love did you put into what you did? Mother Teresa
Shirley Kelley Ministry Chair
Church Picnic - mark your calendar now June 10th, Pavilion #4 be there for the annual church picnic.
1962-2012 50th Anniversary
Living, Learning and Growing
in the Word of God
50 Years of Ministry On November 25, 2012, Prince of Peace will celebrate 50 years of Ministry. The First services were on June 3, 1962 and the Congregation was officially formed on November 25, 1962. For 50 years, we have served the people of Lawson Heights, Latrobe, Unity Township and the Synods of Southwestern PA.The committee would like to plan a special event for each month of the year, so this does not