We the members of Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Old Tappan, NJ, as people
of God declare that we are created, saved, nurtured and guided by God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We respond to God's gifts of grace, love, and forgiveness by:
- Proclaiming God's Word
- Administering and participating in the Sacraments
- Growing in our understanding and love for God's Word through study and fellowship
- Sharing God's care whenever and wherever needed
- Reaching out with love and hospitality
September 4, 2016
THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Called to contemplate the cost of discipleship today, we might be helped by translating Paul's request to Philemon into our prayer of the day: Refresh my heart in Christ. Strengthened by the company and forgiveness of the
Christ in the blessed sacrament and recalling God's grace in remembrance of baptism, we can be strengthened in this hour to "choose /ife"-to choose life in God as our own.
September 11, 2016
THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
The grumbling of the Pharisees and the scribes in today's gospel is actually our holy hope: This Jesus welcomes sinners and eats with them. That our God wills to seek and to save the lost is not only a holy hope, it is our only hope. As Paul's first letter to Timothy reminds us, "The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ
Jesus came into the world to save sinners." Thanks be to God.
September 18, 2016
THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
As we are invited today to consider what it means to be managers (rather than owners) of all that we have, it is crucial to recall that we are bought with a price. "Christ Jesus, himself human, ... gave himself a ransom for all." Apart from the generosity of God we have nothing-we are nothing. By God's gracious favor we have everything we need.
September 24, 2016
THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Consideration of and care for those in need
(especially those "at our gate," visible to us, of whom we are aware) is an essential component of good stewardship. rt is in the sharing of wealth that we avoid the snare of wealth. It is the one whom death could not hold-who comes to us risen from the dead-who can free us from the death grip of greed.