An Archive of Previous Issues of "The Tidings" from 2013
. . . with just a few examples of the articles included in each issue.
The Installation service for Pastor Froehlke was held on Sunday, November 17. We welcomed Bishop Tracie Bartholomew who presided over the installation and Rev. Cheryl Johnson of Trinity Lutheran Church in Dover who preached the Word. Pr Froehlke introduces the Season of Advent. Music Minister Doug Helvering's observations on "The War on Advent." The Annual Christmas Musical "The World Sings Noel!" Wedding announcement for PoP's church musician, Victoria Chow. The Holiday Season dates for Sunday School, and other church groups for December. Advent Wreath Making. The Advent Giving Tree and the Baskets for the Cherry Tree Club.
Our Fall Stewardship Program is based on the Children's Classic Book "Stone Soup" - Pr. Froehlke describes the story and its relationship to thinking about Stewardship. Information about the November 17th Installation of Pastor Froehlke by Bishop Barholomew of the New Jersey Synod. "Dinners with Pastor" to continue in November, and an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service to be held on Nov 24th at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Hightstown. Some thoughts about Smartphones using Podcasts to relisten to selected sermons over many years. Advent Wreath Making starts soon. Sunday School featuring Martin Luther and the Reformation. Learn about Operation Christmas Child. And other interesting stories.
Photos from "Rally Day." Thoughts about "Stewardship" from Pr. Froehlke. Wonderful Wednesdays schedule for Fall 2013. Confirmation Class Schedule. Fall Clothing Drive for the Rescue Mission of Trenton. Crop Walk for October 13. Facts about the 2nd Annual Women's Retreat.
The Story of "Rally Day" at PoP church and the events it offers. The interesting quote from St. Augustine that Pastor used in his sermon recently. Note from Pastor Joecks about his time at Prince of Peace. The upcoming installation of Rev Tracie Bartholomew as the Bishop of the NJ Synod ELCA. Council notes, and a request to share your interesting stories with others via the Tidings. "Website? We have a website?" an article about "finding" our website once again, and some plans to make it even easier to use on Smartphones (more to come). Wonderful Wednesdays restarts on Sept 18th! ELCA "Global Links" - a list (including website URLs) of "God's Work; Our Hands." Letters from the "Rescue Mission of Trenton" commenting on PoP's contribution to their work. Also ways in which we can help with the "Hurricane Sandy" recovery efforts.
"Have you ever wondered why we, as worshippers in a Lutheran church, sing so many hymns?" - an article by our Minister of Music; the Book Group is reading "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" read the story line. Graduation Day at the Cherry Tree Club. "Mercer Street Friends Food Bank" - a 6th in a series of articles about Recipients of our social outreach program. A brief "good news" report on the shrinking Budget Deficit of PoP church!
Pastor Froehlke's first "Tidings" message after arriving on July 1st; and informaton on the start of the Summer Choirs. The report on the NJ Synod ELCA gathering from Joan New and Janis Haddock who were our voting members at the conference. An update from Kevin Ellis, seminarian, working in the St. Columbia's Presbyterian Church in Johannesburg, South Africa. Volunteers are being sought for the Aug 5-9 VBS. Report on the updating of the plantings around our church, with next phase (of the front) soon to come. The 5th in a series of articles on the Chaplaincy Program at the Princeton HealthCare System. And Congratulations to our 2013 Confirmands.
Letter from Bob Durie, Council President, on "What will be PoP's next impossible challenge and how will God inspire us to solve it together?" Pastor Joeck's note in which he said: "My personal word of heartfelt thanks to each and all of you for letting me share in your church's life in this interim time. The warmth, kindness and support you have given me, make me realize what a treasure Pastor Froehlke will find when Prince of Peace becomes his new church family and home." Message from the Music Minister requesting help with "Sound Management" during church services, and how the new system works. A letter from the Call Committee in appreciation for the kind comments of members supporting their work. An interesting suggestion of a program to attend: "Namibian-born author Helge Staby Deaton of Princeton will present readings from her book Beyond Fences; A Memoir 1937-1970 at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 2220 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08638 on Saturday evening, June 22, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. June 2nd - Confirmation at the 11 AM Service. A "Ministry Recognition Award" to John and Linda Fields as they leave for their new home in Oklahoma. "Womanspace" a 4th in a series of Article on our Social Outreach recipients. Congratualtions to our Graduates!
Announcement of the Council President, Bob Durie, of our call of a new Pastor. Letter from Interim Pastor Joecks that includes: There is a sense in which God calls all of us to be musicians." Music Minister's report which included: "Pastor Froehlke, in his sermon and later in the congregational meeting, discussed ways that we can be active in our ministry." The "Grounds for Sculpture Trip" on May 16th. Seminarian Kevin Ellis and Kathleen Doherty are getting married at POP on Aug. 17, 2013. On Sunday, May 26, the Confirmation students will lead both worship services for the members of Prince of Peace. The "Crisis Ministry of Mercer County," the Third in a Series of Articles about Recipients of our Social Outreach Program. The CherryTreeClub is now on Facebook and Twitter.
Letter from Interim Pastor Carl Joecks which ends: "When the road of life becomes hard to travel, may God give us the courage of heart to get out of the boat, to look to our Lord in faith and to walk forward in His love." Doug Helvering, our Music Minister, reports that the "Festival Singers of Kansas City" will be coming to PoP on April 28th and join other musical groups in Princeton for a special event on April 27th at Princeton Seminary's "Miller Chapel." Our Book Group will be reading "Beyond Fences" - by Helge Deaton and later"A Light Between Oceans" by M. L. Stedman and Tom Sherbourne. There is a "Conference on Congregational Ministries" on April 20 in Hamilton Twp lead by Bishop Reilly. Article #2 on the "Coalition for Peace Action," a recipient of our Outreach Benevolence. The Valentine Care Packages sent and received with appreciation. More about the Confirmation Class Curricula.
Update from the Call Committee. Easter Sunday Brunch on Sunday morning, March 31st. PoP Tots Music & Movement Classes for our littlest, birth to age 5, on Wonderful Wednesdays. Start of a series of article on the Recipients of our Social Outreach Locall Benevolences. Gift bags sent to our students, and Easter Baskets for Lutheran Social Ministries Children, and continue with our monthly mailings to families with a new baby (Splash) and those who have lost a loved one (Hope through Healing). Scout Sunday will be on April 7th. And "What is the P.R.A.Y. Program?" A message from Interim Pastor Carl Joecks in which he observes: "John Newton, the author of 'Amazing Grace,' struggled greatly with loss of memory. In the later days of Newton's life, a friend asked if he still had a bad memory. Newton replied, Yes, I do. But I remember two things ”I am a great sinner and I have a great Savior.
Throw your hat over the wall (see a Word from the Council President). God promises to walk beside us in the valley (see From the Minister). Music to foster a closer relationship with God (see the Life of a Music Minister). We are blessed by watching God at work (see From the Call Committee). Lent begins on February 13. Look inside for thank-yous, concert dates, opportunities for fellowship, service, and connecting with others at Prince of Peace.
Congregational meeting Sunday January 27 at 9:45. Pastor Joecks' advice for 2013 - "anchor deep." Musical events calendar. Council meeting 1/15. Wonderful Wednesdays resume. Many "thank yous" for Prince of Peace generosity. Valentine Boxes on the horizon. Opportunities for fellowship and service.