GWOH Sunday – Sept 11, 2016
Every year, as a part of the ELCA’s day of service, Prince of Peace participates in God’s Work, Our Hands Sundays. This year, our congregation decided to spruce up the area around Lawncrest Library. We picked up garbage and trimmed the bushes around the library, as well as planting new ones to grow and make the library even more beautiful than it is now. Other members went to help out at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church where we helped make 157 soup containers, 60 breakfast bags, and delievered 4 cookie trays to police and fire fighters in Northeast Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Karen Paulus and Kay Hayward were roaming around Five Point’s at Rising Sun and Cottman to encourage voter registration, especially for the upcoming November election. Afterwards, everybody returned to Prince of Peace for a pizza lunch. Then, we worked on cleaning up the lawn around the church and continued working on renovating the Sunday School room. All in all, it was an extremely successful and rewarding GWOH Sunday that benefited both the church and the neighborhood. For more information on GWOH Sunday, visit the ELCA’s Day of Service page.
Comly St. VBS was July 11-15
Pilgrim Baptist Church and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church pulled off another fantastic VBS last week. Things went especially smoothly this year! We had nearly 40 kids, plus a dozen teenage helpers, and 15-20 adult volunteers. Our theme was Sky: Everything is possible with God. The night opened with a daily skit, featuring Raksha Subedi (and her understudy Karen Santiago) as Crash the pilot, Pastor Ben as Flash the sky diver, and Andrew Mullen as Bash the Bible Bird. The kids made kaleidoscopes in Crafts with the help of Al Pfender. Members of Pilgrim led the Bible Story. Prince of Peace led the Sky Kitchen. Aaron Patterson led Chadder’s Theater, which took place inside an airplane. After a long flight, the kids headed down to the basement for some games.
Bear Creek Camp was “Awesome”
Nine of our kids drove up to Bear Creek Camp last Sunday July 17 for a week of games, bug juice, swimming, high ropes courses, kayaks & canoes, camp songs, camp fires, and learning about Jesus and His love! The campers returned on the 23rd. They loved the pizza, hashbrown casserole, grilled cheese, and chicken. They loved the boating, high ropes, gaga ball & carpet ball, and the dance. They learned Bible verses (to pop music) about no love is greater than God’s love revealed in Jesus Christ. They learned about God’s forgiveness, inclusive love, and how unconditional love is different than brotherly or family love or when people say “I love s’mores!” Many friends were made. Walter almost scored a goal in the counselor-camper soccer game, but the counselors won 2-0. Thank you for making this possible with donations of time and money!
English Classes will be returning on September 21. They will be held every Monday starting at 10 AM and will continue through June 2016. Classes will resume in September 2016. Prince of Peace has been offering ESL Classes since 2012 at no cost to the students. We know there is a need for these classes in our area. If you are interested in volunteering, we will be happy to teach you how to teach.
Prince of Peace
6001 Colgate St.
(corner of Comly and Colgate Streets
in the wonderful Lawncrest neighborhood
of Northeast Philadelphia,
one block east of Rising Sun Ave.)
Church Office: (215) 342-3535