Church News

Church News for February 17, 2019

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Today’s Altar Flowers given to the glory of God.

SHOW SOME LOVE for our February Collection Box. To date, we have only collected 2 cans of soup and one roll of paper towels. We will be collecting for Cups Café located at 126 N. Court Street. Cups is a non-profit community cafe. Current Cafe needs are: Toilet paper, Paper towels, Napkins, 13 gallon trash bags, hot chocolate, dish soap, chicken noodle soup and other canned soups. Check their website at

PPC will meet TODAY following late service. Board leaders – please plan to attend!

A signup sheet is available in the Narthex for accompanists for monthly services at Samaritan Care Center and Western Reserve.   If you play an instrument, please help with this ministry! Questions? Talk to Sandy Haberkost or an Elder.

Book Group We will read The President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton. It's a best-selling fictional story about our country. We will discuss this novel on March 4  in the church library. Sign up is on the bulletin board. Everyone is welcome.

Fairlawn Lutheran Church is looking for a full-time pre-school director, beginning July 1 this year.  This is a full-time, year round position with excellent salary and benefits.  Interested candidates can contact Pastor Jim Gau at or via cell, 740-405-4722.

Day of Service Next Sunday, after late church, all are invited to join our youth to help Ascension North Olmsted (Josh Ulm’s church) move items for dumpster. This is our Day of Service for this quarter. Got questions? See Jim. Lunch will be provided at Ascension.

WFS (Women Flying Solo) will meet this Tuesday, February 19th, at Buehler’s River Styx at 11:30am. Please contact Carolyn Dietsche if you can attend at 330-723-2884.

Please join us for adult fellowship, food and fun at the Silver Run Winery on Saturday February 23rd from 7-10 pm.  Reserved seating for a MAX of 40 people.  Drinking wine is NOT required; please join us!  Please contact Gail Edgar at 330-329-6867 with questions. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP!

 Jan Zittle is now residing at Bath Manor Room 412, 2339 E. Smith Road, Akron Ohio. 44333. There are no restrictions on visitation.

 *NEW* Building Committee – Volunteers Needed – As announced at the January Congregation Meeting, we are looking for individuals to serve on a committee to help design and develop plans for Phase I & II of our longer-term building improvement projects including the Fellowship Hall and Narthex (lobby) to provide a warm atmosphere for one-on-one discussions, small group meetings and fellowship including a coffee bar, improved seating / tables and proper storage.  Phase II includes the addition of a pavilion and playground designed to meet the needs of the youth and young families of today.  The focus of these facility updates is to bet ter meet the needs of our Congregation, attract and retain new members and provide a platform from which we can verbalize the Gospel and fulfill God’s plan for Prince of Peace. Please contact Steve Tschiegg (216-618-7097 or if you have skills in construction, design or are simply interested to serve in this capacity.  Building Committee meeting has been moved to Tuesday, February 26 @ 6:30pm in the Confirmation Room.

Board of Fellowship Changes We would like to thank Jeff Nixon for the many years of service he brought to the Board of Fellowship as its director.  While Jeff will continue to be active throughout Prince of Peace, we will miss him in this particular role as he steps down after five years on the board.  As such, we are in need of a new Director and know that God has a plan.  If you are interested in serving Prince of Peace in this capacity and would like to understand what it entails, please see Pastor or Steve Tschiegg (216-618-7097 or

Stephen Ministry Winter weather can be symbolic of what may sometimes happen in life. A crisis hits, and we feel like we’re buried beneath a drift of snow. Relationships can become icy, or we can feel frozen by life circumstances. Little difficulties build up like slush, making us slip and slide, causing every decision to seem treacherous. Life seems dreary, and we begin to doubt that spring will ever come. We can wonder, “Is God even there?” Stephen Ministers are trained to provide confidential Christian care, giving you the emotional and spiritual support you need to make it through a winter in your life. To learn more about how a Stephen Minister can help you or someone you know, contact one of Our Stephen Leaders, Greg or Kristin Ulm. Stephen Ministers are ready to care for you. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

Need to reach us? Dial 330-723-8293

Pastor Daniel Haberkost Ext. 105

Director of Youth & Family Ministry Jim Bretthauer Ext. 102

Office Assistant Jill McGarr Ext. 101

If you are trying to reach someone in the church after business hours, dial 330-721-6844. The phone will ring in the narthex & kitchen.