Prince of Peace Lutheran Church


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Worship Fellowship Sunday School
Youth Social Ministry Music
Ushers, etc. Bowling
Women's Society Altar Guild



TO WORSHIP with us. The church building and Parish Hall are wheelchair accessible. All three buildings are smoke-free. The sanctuary has an adjoining room with one-way glass and piped-in sound for families with restless children. There's an adult-supervised nursery (with walkie-talkie contact to the ushers) during the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service in the Education Building throughout the school year. Restrooms in the church are equipped with changing tables.

TO FELLOWSHIP: We also have a place set for you at several pot-lucks held annually, often before meetings and sometimes just for the fun of it. The Women’s Society, Elders Committee, Youth, and Sunday School have all hosted events. An annual Church Picnic, yard sale, and other events involve the whole congregation. We hope you will take these opportunities to get to know us better.

TO SUNDAY SCHOOL: During the school year, three-year-olds through Sixth Graders meet during the 9:00 a.m. education hour. Confirmation classes and youth/adult Bible classes meet at the same time.
Our curriculum has traditional courses interspersed with videos, skits, songs, and crafts. Sometimes a class will “report” to the congregation during worship services with a song or project. Of course, their songs and skits are a special part of our holiday services! Rally Day is the Sunday after Labor Day.

TO THE YOUTH GROUPS: Teens in Seventh Grade and up meet monthly as the POP Teens for service and social events. Often their events include other congregations in the area, and they are always planning trips for fun and recreation. Pre-teens meet as the Jr. Youth Group, focusing on establishing friendships within the congregation. To contact Counselor Denise Abdul-Malak phone the office.

TO OUR SOCIAL MINISTRY: We are one of eight congregations in the area working together as Joshua House in Farmingdale. It provides food, clothing, baby items and some furniture to less fortunate families. We recently joined the Ocean County Interfaith Hospitality Network, which provides temporary housing and support for homeless families; the goal is to enable them to find apartments and independence. We are also linked to other Lutheran congregations in the state through Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey. To find out more, go to their Web site.

TO OUR MUSIC PROGRAM: Do you sing, play an instrument, or have directing ability? We have three musical groups: The Senior Choir, led by Alyn Heim; our Handbell Choir, led by Alexandra Hildebrand; and our Youth Choir, led by Vincent Wernerspach. Each usually adds to worship about once a month.

TO THE BOWLING TEAM: Knocking over pins with balls is the excuse some members have for weekly socializing. They are part of the mixed Church League which bowls each Monday during the regular season at Howell Lanes. Contact Ken French, 905-6799.

TO THE WOMEN’S SOCIETY: You can be a part of the life of the Church beyond our congregation by joining the Women’s Society. Each month the ladies gather to review progress and plan projects such as New Eyes for the Needy (which recycles eyeglasses), mite boxes (collected coins to fund ministries in New Jersey and around the world), and fund-raisers for the congregation’s special needs. There is also time for devotions, food, fellowship, and programs of interest.
The worldwide programs are through the society’s affiliation with the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. Meetings are held after the late service the first Sunday each month. For information contact President Anne Cullen, 732-363-4816.

TO THE ALTAR GUILD: If you enjoy seeing worship done well, the Altar Guild is the place for you. Members prepare the altar, candles, and sacramental ware. They set out books, give flowers to donors, change paraments, and clean appointments. Their work is the necessary but overlooked preparation for worship to be enjoyable and meaningful. Contact Dir. Lisa Tess, 732-905-0687, for more details.

TO THE USHERING STAFF: Do you like to make people feel at home? There’s a place for you on our ushering staff. Rotating monthly, teams greet worshipers, provide assistance, receive offerings, and usher to communion (among other duties). See usher captains to join a team.

TO THE TELLERS LIST: Members balance the offerings and send reports on to our secretary for data entry and treasurer for bill paying. This is one job you can do simply by staying after church on Sunday morning!

TO THE LECTOR LIST: Members read the first two lessons for services at which there is no Elder. If you can read and speak clearly, the lectern is the place for you.

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