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The Dr. and Mrs. Ronald and Edith Seaton Lecture
Friday, April 3, 8-9PM
The Lutheran Campus Ministry brought a speaker to the Princeton University campus in the Dodd Bowl of Robertson Hall, (corner of Washington Road and Prospect Street). 

The speaker was Christopher Thomforde, Princeton Class of 1969, President, Moravian College and Seminary.  He is also an ELCA pastor, and as a student was a three-year starter for the men's basketball team, earing recognition as Honorary All-American, and even appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated, (this was right after the Bill Bradley teams).

Dr. Thomforde's talk is entitled: "Work, Passion, Service: Finding One’s Way in the Recession”.

Ron and Edith Seaton were the last mission doctor couple to run St. Luke's Hospital in Vengurla, India. That is where the late, former USA Ambassador, and, Princeton University President,  Robert F. Goheen), grew up with his own father and mother as the mission doctor/couple leading affairs.  The associated church, originally Presbyterian, is now Church of North India, and is called Goheen Memorial Church, continuing to bridge mind-body-spirit in Christian love.  In this fashion, we honor a great mission couple, we connect with former President  Goheen, we set the stage for creative addresses to integrate these three common facets of humanity/discipleship (mind/body-physical/spirit), in a construction fashion, we link tangentially with the audience of PiA, the largest internship group of its kind on campus, and finally, (the success of Slumdog Millionaire notwithstanding, though I heartily recommend it), we build aconstructive East-West bridge which has of course evolved hugely over the last 100 years, but remains a major focus of Princeton University (and the Princeton Theological Seminary).

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Taipei National University of the Arts Alumni and Friends present
"Palm Sunday Weekend Concerts"

April 4th, Saturday at 2:30PM at Prince of Peace Church will be the first of 4 concerts in the New Jersey area.

Marimba Solo; Djembe solo with Voice; Violin Solo; Cello Solo; Piano Trio; Quartet; Piano and Organ Duet

Featuring works by JSBach, Nebojva Zivkovic, F Kreisler, R Schumann, J Hayden, Piazolla, and others.


A Freewill Offering will be accepted.



The Kinnara Chamber Choir
performed at Prince of Peace Church on Saturday, 2008
This Chamber Choir consists of elite choral singers from the Westminster Choir College singing a choral Christmas Concert - "Lully, Lullay." Reid Masters and Linda Jones are the Artistic Directors, and have put together musical styles that range from Rennaisance, to Jazz and to Spirituals. Come to experience this wonderful free concert at the Prince of Peace Church.

Behold that Star!
was given at Prince of Peace Church on Friday, 2008 by the Children, Youth, and Adult Choirs and PoP actors and actresses!

Behold That Star teaches about the Chrismon ornaments that adorn our Christmas Tree every year. They were made by PoP disciples, and each ornament is a symbol of our faith.

To listen to (and to see pictures of the program when it was given) click HERE.

For additional information about "Chrismons" go to our Trivia Page (also follow the links to the Lutheran Church where the Chrismon Tradition originated.) Two people you may not know, but can read about, are Pastor Harry Pass and Frances Spencer and the part they played in creating the Chrismons we love so much today.

The Central Jersey Wind Ensemble
performed at Prince of Peace Church on Saturday, 2008.

This program of concert band music, was presented under the direction of Nick Santoro, and featured seasonal favorites.

Mr. Santoro is founder and conductor of the Central Jersey Wind Ensemble and is the Music Director of the Rutgers Alumni Wind Symphony. He is also very active as a guest conductor and brass clinician. As a performer, Mr. Santoro performs as a trumpet player with various groups such as the Monmouth Symphony and with concert and jazz bands throughout the state. He is also a Supervisor of Arts Education for the South Orange-Maplewood School District, and serves as an Adjunct Instructor in Music Education for the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

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