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We're looking for your input to make POP the best it can be!

POP Question
of the Month

What kind of church-sponsored activity would inspire you to invite a friend?

Please email your responses to popquery@gmail.com

Thank you!

Scholarship Application
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Scholarship Application
The preschool is participating the Northern Valley Earth Day Festival on April 22nd. Sculptures will be made from recycled materials. Please help us collect the following materials: Styrofoam meat trays, toilet & paper towel tubes, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, caps & lids from bottles and jars, pieces of PVC pipe and fitting (new only) scrap wood, spools, buttons, shells, cereal boxes, egg cartons, cans that are not sharp on the inside, CD’s screws, nuts, washers, berry baskets, small plastic containers (like the ones fruit salad come in).

A collection box is located in the hallway on the lower level.
Reclaiming the "L" Word
Renewing the Church from its "Lutheran:" Core
A study of the Kelly Fryer book led by
Barbara Fitzgerald

Wednesday Evenings in Lent at 7:30pm
March 8th, 15th, 29th & April 5th
Sessions held in the Upper Meeting Room
Easter Lilies and Daffodils
Sign up sheet in the Narthex
$13.00 each
Please place order by Sunday, April 2nd
Beer tasting at the Parsonage
Sunday, April 23rd
2:30pm - 4:30pm
3 Haring drive old tappan

Make Reservations at princeofpeaceoffice@yahoo.com
Property Ministry Clean-Up Day
Saturday, April 8; 9 AM to 1 PM
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Since Spring has arrived and Easter is fast approaching, please join the Property Ministry to clean-up the church property for Easter.  We will be at church from 9 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, April 8 to rake leaves, trim bushes and trees, do some interior cleaning, and other clean-up work.  If you cannot come on April 8, and wish to help at some other time, please contact Jim Schaefer (home:  201-391-0982) about a work
Stewardship: It’s Everything That Happens after We Say "I Believe!"
Look for these occasional reflections by Pastor Holliday about the many aspects of being a faithful Christian steward.

Have you ever wondered "where did the money go?" Sometimes we may not know. Like water through our fingers, money flows into our lives and the money flows out of our lives, but we may have little idea where it lands. Does the way we spend our money reflect our values? As people of faith, is our attitude about Jesus and his work in the world adequately reflected in our personal spending plans?

Developing a personal budget may help us to answer these important questions. Credit cards can help to track our personal spending and group expenses into categories. Software programs like Quicken can take data and organize it into reports so that those in your household have real numbers to answer important questions about money. Organizations alone are not the only ones who can benefit from timely financial information. Families also benefit when there is accurate knowledge about where the money goes that God provides to us through our efforts in his world.

Some of you may have heard of the 10-10-80 approach to budgeting. It’s a basic goal that many Christians have used to manage the gift of money. What it suggests is that we share 10% of our income, save 10% of our income and spend the remaining 80%. It is certainly not a "one size fits all" approach. Everyone has different life circumstances and priorities. I have found, however, that being able to know where the money goes gives me a better opportunity to appreciate the financial resources that I have been entrusted, and to do my best to ensure that the money goes to those places that are a priority for me, my family and most importantly God. Money has spiritual power, and personal budgets are a way that God helps us to manage this power so that it does not overrun our lives. A budget is certainly something to talk about in the home, and pray about in your devotional life. It is a good tool for ensuring that Jesus stays number one in our lives, and that we get the most from the money that God entrusts to us for supporting our lives!
You can help us promote Prince of Peace
Hello everyone!
I've been asked to reboot/relaunch/invigorate our promotion efforts here at Prince of Peace - spread the word about what we do and what we offer, with the ultimate goal of the congregation growing in size and also growing in involvement.
You can help with our outreach efforts - please "LIKE" our official Prince of Peace Facebook page, and check back with us regularly to read our news and events. If you read an item on our Facebook page, please SHARE it with your friends. Social media doesn't work unless our network grows. So start spreadin' the news about POP - it's easy!
POP Coupon Swap Club

I'd like to start a coupon swap club. We all get coupons in the mail, flyers, newspaper ads. Coupons for products we don't use, or restaurants we may not frequent. It's been awhile since I've needed diaper coupons, but someone else might benefit. Let's start up a POP Coupon Swap Club. I'll start us off by bringing in a small box of coupons we can't use in the Lewis home, from manufacturers, restaurants, etc. come and browse through the box, and drop off some of your own unused coupons. The box will be clearly labeled. This is an exchange, so to get-you've got the give! I will periodically go through the box and cull any that have expired. Let's give this a try, and save a little money to boot.

Mike Lewis
Social Action News - By Evelyn Passante
Holy cow!  Have you herd?  We're on the mooove to stomp out World Hunger!

We've started our World Hunger Appeal campaign with $2300 in donations.  With each cow representing a $500 donation, we are currently placing four cows on POP's front lawn. We want to see a whole herd of cows out there!  This way the community will know we care for more than cows, we care for all of God's children.  Anyone wishing to donate can make out a check to Prince of Peace with WHA in the memo portion or put your spare change in the memo jar.  

Please keep our food barrel full.  Our hungry neighbors need food, paper goods, and Shop Rite gift cards.
It's Stewardship time! That is, it's that time of year when we try to understand and respond to God's expectations of us as stewards and when we reflect on what our church, Prince of Peace, means to us. When we come together at Prince of Peace to hear God's word, to share the sacraments and to worship God with joy and thanksgiving, we are strengthened and blessed. At the same time, we need to examine prayerfully what we can give back to the Lord. Out of love for God, we give, and as we grow in love toward God, so, too, we want to grow in our commitment to our church.

Pledging is an opportunity for us to commit some of our gifts to God. We pledge of our time, of our abilities, and of our money as an expression of our love to God and of our commitment to following His ways.

I would ask all of you to prayerfully consider how you can best share your gifts with God and complete a pledge card and return it to Prince of Peace either via mail or in the collection. Pledge cards are available in the Narthex.
Pictures of Peace

Preschool Fun

St. Patrick's Day

Learn Sarver Heart Center's Continuous Chest Compression CPR

Every three days, more Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest than the number who died in the 9-11 attacks. You can lessen this recurring loss by learning Continuous Chest Compression CPR, a hands-only CPR method that doubles a person's chance of surviving cardiac arrest. It's easy and does not require mouth-to-mouth contact, making it more likely bystanders will try to help, and it was developed at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Attention POP Musicians!
Mix It Up With Moses, Jam With Jesus, Or Just Play While You Play... Prince of Peace is still looking for people to join the Band of Peace! If you are interested, please contact Pastor Holliday or Barbara Fitzgerald.

Want To Learn To Knit, Or Renew Your Love Of Knitting?
Prayer Shawl Ministry is open to anyone interested in this art --youngsters, teenagers, adults of all ages.

Prayer Shawl Ministry will continue to meet over the summer on Mondays at 10:00 am. You are most welcome to join us for an hour and a half of handwork and fellowship!

For more information contact Doris Baumann at (845)359-5311.

Prince of Peace Preschool Site Online!
Special thanks to Arp Laszlo and Joann Kitlas for putting this informational site together! Click the logo below to check it out...

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