Scholarship Application
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Scholarship Application

Wurffel Fund College Aid Available
Financial aid for college students is now available through the Karl, John, Elizabeth Wurffel Memorial Fund. The aid will be provided in the form of student loans. While the amount of funds available is limited, Lutheran students are encouraged to apply. Terms for the loans are very beneficial to the recipients. Eligibility is described as follows:

“Any member of a NJ Synod, ELCA, congregation planning to attend or enrolled in a matriculated program of study in an accredited 4-year or 2-year college or university may apply. Loans are for undergraduate study only.

Priority of consideration is given on the basis of activity in the life of the church as described by the recommendation letter of the applicant’s pastor and on the basis of need. Priority is given first to students attending any ELCA Lutheran College or University, and then to any accredited 2-year or 4-year university.”

Please contact the church office to obtain the application and letter of recommendation. Applications are also available in the Narthex. Applications must be postmarked no later than June 15,2016.

Open house at the parsonage!


John, Lisa, Rachel, Rebekah and Matthew Holliday invite you to celebrate the Advent, Christmas & Epiphany worship cycle on Saturday, January 6th from 1:30pm until 4:30pm at 3 Haring Drive in Old Tappan

Please consider ordering a poinsettia plant
for the Church Sanctuary by either registering in the Narthex (church lobby) or calling the office. Each plant costs $15.00 The deadline for ordering is December 11th!

Sunday School Teachers Needed! 
Sunday School starts in September.
We are looking for adult leaders to assist with teaching. If you are interested in teaching our Sunday school children please contact Donna Pollock at, Donna Schaefer or Pastor Holliday.

December 4th is Cookie Packing Day!
Prince of Peace will give away
containers of cookies to
Rockland Psychiatric Center and the rest for needy organizations Keep on Baking!!!

Advent / Christmas Pot Luck Social Sunday, December 10th at 4:00PM

The Giving Tree
We’d love to give gift cards to our friends at Family Promise, the Center for Safety and Change, the Hackensack homeless shelter, and some other individuals. We’d need the cards by Sunday, December 10th.

These cards have been requested: Kohl’s, Target, Toys R Us, Visa, Marshalls, Old Navy, Lane Bryant, Avenue, Shop Rite, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.
The cards are downstairs by the Giving Tree.
Please help to make Christmas a happy time for our less fortunate friends!

Northern Valley Main Line Congregation Coalition (NVMLCC) Senior High Youth Meetings

December 7th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm—Trinity Reformed December 10th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm—CCHP
December 14th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm—Prince of Peace December 21st—To Be Determined
Please contact Pastor Holliday at For more information

Social Action News – By Evelyn Passante

Our wonderful walkers, Jack, David, Daniel and Eric Nelson and Pastor Holliday collected $700 on the Oct 15th Crop Walk. This money will be used to help needy people in the USA and throughout the world.

On November 11, 10 POP members went to Grace Lutheran Church in Teaneck to pack food and donate money to the children in two schools in Haiti. Good work friends!

On November 19, we gave turkeys, food and Shop Rite gift cards to some neighbors and the Center for Food Action.

Holy Cow! We now have 13 cows on our front lawn signifying that we donated $6500 to the World Hunger Appeal. Yeah Team!

Now on December 4, we’ll pack 100 containers of cookies for Rockland Psychiatric Center. Please bring homemade cookies or buy fancy bakery cookies to church by December 3rd.

Then on December 11, the POP women will host a Christmas party for about 30 Rockland Psychiatric Center patients. There will be a luncheon, presents, music, and even an appearance from Santa Claus. There will be a sign up sheet in the narthex for the luncheon food donations.

From our Giving Tree (presently a Christmas bulletin board downstairs), we hope to present gift cards to the Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters), Bergen County’s office for Children, and to some neighbors who are in need. With the help of our friends at St Pius and POP, sweatshirts, underwear, and toiletries will be presented to 105 people at the Hackensack Homeless Shelter. We hope to make these deliveries by December 11.

The food banks are always in need of food in January, February, and March, so don’t forget items for the food barrel.
Please join us for our January Social Action meeting. We’d love to have new members.
Any questions, please contact Evelyn Passante at 201-768-0355 or email her at


Holy cow!  The herd is growing!

So far, we have collected $6,000 for the World Hunger Appeal as    evidenced by the 10 colorful cows on our front lawn. Not only does the WHA give out food, they give out small business loans, help build food pantries, support eye clinics, and do many other good works. So we’ll continue to collect money for the WHA throughout the year.  If you have any questions about the above, contact Evelyn Passante at 201-768-0355 or


Pictures of Peace

Preschool Thanksgiving