Worship Service Times

To renew worship for joy and unity the Parish Worship committee recommended to the Parish councils and the councils agreed to change our worship schedule to one service at POP and one service at SJ starting April 11th. Linda Webb is working on choosing music to blend the best of the contemporary and traditional music for worship at POP and will share the contemporary resources with SJ. When POP is using contemporary songs that SJ may not be using, the worship folder will list another hymn for SJ.

The time of the worship services is not yet set. The worship committee proposes that the schedule flip at least once a year. Because POP does not have air conditioning, the committee proposes 9:00 a.m. at POP and 11:00 a.m. at SJ and then flip these times in September.

At the SJ congregation meeting, there was support for this proposed schedule. At the POP congregation meeting today, there will be time to discuss the proposal over dinner. While we eat our potluck supper, the council members will spread themselves among the tables for discussion. They will ask:

  • In the last year we made a few changes to worship, how do feel about worship now?
  • Outreach is very important at POP, how do feel about our current outreach?
  • Are your spiritual needs being met, is there more that POP can do for your needs?
  • How would a 9:00 worship service work for you and for POP

Congregation Meeting and Potluck

Prince of Peace
THIS Sunday, February 25 @ 4:30 p.m.

In February we meet to receive the reports of our Pastor, Treasurer, and committee chairs. We will hear the direction the councils are taking in 2018. There will be an opportunity to discuss the life of the church, ask questions and bring up business for the good of the parish. Your congregation’s annual meetings are the most important activity you can do for the church each year. A properly called congregation meeting is the highest authority of our fellowship.

Lenten Midweek


Worship featuring a discussion of the movie The Shack.

  • February 28 and March 7 at POP
  • March 14 and 21 at SJ.

Soup supper at 6:00 p.m. and Worship at 7:00 p.m.

 !! We had 4 great soups and 21 people in attendance for the Lenten Midweek Soup Supper and Worship.

Bella Women’s Center

WELCA Outing
Bella Women’s Center
Tuesday February 27

WELCA is collecting gifts are being collected for the Center till THIS Sunday, February 25 at St. John. We’ll deliver them and have a tour of the center. Everyone is welcome to join WELCA on this tour.


Would you be able to bring communion to a shut-in on the first Sunday after worship?

POP’s Prayer and Care committee are looking for members to join this ministry. Two ministers are sent out together to two homes. Please contact Pastor Denise if interested.

Lessons and Carols for Christmas

10:30 a.m. Sun. Dec. 31 @ POP

Featuring The Twelve Days of Christmas. In times when Christians were persecuted, they taught their children the catechism with the wacky images of birds, dancers, musicians, and other assorted gifts from God who truly loves us still.

Sunday Morning Eve

Morning Worship

One Joyous Worship Service on Sunday, Christmas Eve Morning at St. John Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m.
(Combined Worship Service)

Christmas Eve Night

Candlelight Services

6:00 p.m. at St. John

8:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace

Christmas Decorating

Prince of Peace
Saturday, Dec. 2 Breakfast at 8:30 a.m., courtesy of half of the Breakfast Boys, followed by decorating at 9:00 a.m.

St. John
Sunday, Dec 3 after worship


Look for the Poinsettia sign-up sheets!

Don’t forget to order! Deadline Dec. 10

Christmas Giving Tree

Christmas Gifts for Children of Maplewood, Cortland and Champion Schools

The tree is up and the names and wish lists of 40 area children are on the Giving Tree


Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
490 North High St
Cortland OH 44410

St. John Lutheran Church
5734 Mahoning Ave. NW
Warren, OH 44483-1197

Rev. Denise Gundersen

Parish Office
Phone: 330-637-4994

Office Hours:
Mon, Tue & Thu
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wed. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Secretary: Amy Roach