Church News

Church News for December 8, 2019

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Collection Box for December: Giving Tree Please wrap the gifts, label with the tag and bring back to church by December 15th. Thank you!

Please remember there will be a rehearsal for the Sunday School Christmas Program at 9:30am on Saturday, December 14!

Homebound Christmas Baskets Let’s assemble goodies and gift baskets on Saturday, December 14, for delivery to our homebound members and friends. Come to our church in the fellowship hall from 11:00-1:00 to help fill the baskets, children can make Christmas cards to place in the baskets. We will place the baskets on a table in the narthex for delivery when finished. Each will have a name and address attached, with a telephone number if the homes need to be contacted before delivering. Items for the baskets needed: Christmas cookies, hard candy, snack-sized chips, soft granola bars, individual packets of hot chocolate, fresh fruit, dried fruit packets, lip balm, bookmarks, stationery, note pads, calendars, ornaments, small decorations, and small cute books. (No longer needed good condition stuffed animals and NEW toiletry items: shampoo, lotion, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes.) Questions? ask Katie Krystowski or Laura Schmigel. If you would like to donate to the Homebound Basket Ministry you may bring non- perishables to the church office anytime. Perishable items can be brought to Church on Friday, December 13 labeled “Homebound”, or brought in on Saturday morning. We will be preparing 20 baskets, but you may donate any number of items. "A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." Proverbs 11:25

Poinsettias will be for sale today thru December 15. Each plant is $8. Please use the envelope on the board in the Narthex and place your payment in the offering plate. Questions? See Jenny Proeschel.

Please join us for our Sunday School Christmas Program next Sunday at late service. Our children and staff work hard to put together a meaningful experience for you to enjoy! Please come and prepare your heart for Christmas and watch The Little Drummer Boy.

Need prayer?  Stephen Ministers are available to pray with you! Please come to the left side of the altar after service for prayer.

Do you enjoy having fun, fellowship, and planning? We are looking for you to join the fellowship committee! Meetings are once a month. This is a great chance to serve our church & others. Please contact Katie Lemke if interested. or 440-665-3169.

Women’s Retreat Sign-up Sign-up has begun for the February 21-23, 2020 Women’s Prayer Retreat at the Carlisle Inn in Sugarcreek.  The retreat will include 4 sessions of curriculum on prayer (including personal time for prayer), a special worship service, a lovely craft to keep you organized, 3 ½ hours of “free time” with choices to include shopping in Amish country, a winery tour, chair massage, chair yoga, book discussion group (bring your own recommended book to discuss), or just taking a nap! Cost is $200 per person if 2 to a room, $180 per person if 3-4 to a room, $350 for single room. You can choose your roommates or we can arrange this for you! Volunteers are also needed in various areas – see poster for sign-up.

Operation HOMES will be at Prince of Peace January 6-13. What a great way to start the NEW YEAR by volunteering for this ministry! We have opportunities for those who like to cook, bake, host dinner or to stay overnight. Please sign up in the narthex or talk to Greg or Kristin Ulm if you’re interested in learning more!  

The Board of Discipleship will be collecting twin sheets sets (NEW PLEASE!) for Mayle’s Home in Stark County. This is an organization that houses people with mental health challenges. There are approximately 80 residents who live at this home. We will deliver the sheets around mid December. Thank you.

Book Discussion Group will meet on Monday, January 6, 2020 in the church library to discuss Where the Crawdads Sing. As usual the meeting will start at 5:30 with eating our own dinner we bring for ourselves. Hopefully we will have finalized our choices for the rest of the year. Sign up on the bulletin board with a phone number in case of weather problems. Questions? Call Linda 330-864-7197.

Offering Options – Just a reminder to everyone that Prince of Peace does offer automatic giving. The form is available on the church website  Click on ACH Form.  Checks from your bank’s payment service are also welcome. Offering envelopes will continue to be provided as well. If you need envelopes and do not have them please email Joann Buttolph at

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at the corner of E. 30th and Prospect in downtown Cleveland is having it’s annual Christ-Mas Sing TODAY at 2pm. All are invited and welcome to this service of Advent and Christmas hymns and carols.


Schedule of Events for Advent and Christmas

Second Sunday of Advent: 12/8

Second Wednesday of Advent: 12/11 7pm

Homebound Basket Making: 12/14 11-1

Third Sunday of Advent & Sunday School Christmas Program at late service: 12/15

Third Wednesday of Advent: 12/18 7pm

Fourth Sunday of Advent: 12/22

Christmas Eve: Tuesday, 12/24 Services at 7 & 9pm

Christmas Day: Wednesday, 12/25 10am

First Sunday after Christmas: 12/29 One service only at 10am, No Sunday School

New Year’s Eve:  12/31, 7pm