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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: office@princeofpeacelatrobe.com

P.O.P. NOTES

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

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

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.

OUTREACH

Vickie Onusko Ministry Chair

Thank you to our amazing volunteers who helped with the food bank distribution at St. Vincent Grove on March 27th.

FINANCE

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

February 2012

CURRENT FUND

Beginning Balance$6,710.62

Receipts$ 8,535.86

Disbursements$ 7,710.24

Ending Balance $7,536.24

BENEVOLENCE

2012 Pledge$15,500

Amount Pledged to Date $2,583.33

Amount Received to Date $2,853.70

Difference Over/(Under) 270.37

BUILDING FUND

Beginning Balance$27,886.79

Receipts$ 754.12

Total Available $28,604.91

Less Disbursements- $0

Ending Balance$28,640.91

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

APRIL 1ST

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

APRIL 15TH

Greeters: Don, Ginger and Courtney Warren

Acolyte: Courtney Warren

Lay Reader: Noah Hemminger

Lay Assistants: Pam Yuhaniak/Heather Schmitt

Counters: Ed Sparber/

APRIL 21st

Lay Reader: Pam Yuhaniak

APRIL 22nd

Greeters: Jim and Shirley Moretti

Acolyte: Marc Weltz

Lay reader: Pam Yuhaniak

Lay Assistant: Jim and Shirley Moretti

Counters: Glenn Thompson/Shirley Kelley

APRIL 29th

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

STEWARDSHIP

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

Fellowship

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