Weekly Newsletter 11-24-19

Sunday, November 24

This coming Sunday we will close our liturgical year with a celebration of Christ as our king. Come to worship, where together we encounter Christ reigning from his cross with mercy for us all.

Community Thanksgiving Service
Tuesday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m. at Cortland Christian Church

Christmas Benefit
 Camp Frederick is hosting their 6th annual Christmas benefit on Saturday December 7th 7 2:11 p.m. at The Embassy Banquet Center in Youngstown. There will be a full buffet, open bar, DJ, 50/50 raffle, and Chinese auction. Cost is $40 and all proceeds benefit Camp Frederick. Call 330-506-1301 for tickets.

Bell Ringers Needed
We now have the opportunity to sign up online to ring the bell for the Salvation Army. The LOAF churches volunteer each December at both WalMart and Cortland Sparkle. Slots at Sparkle are going fast so if you care to help please do the following:
Go to www.cortlandchristianchurch.com
Click on Ministries tab
Click on LOAF at the bottom of that tab menu
Click on Walmart or Sparkle
You can then select the date, and time you can assist for one hour.
This procedure will greatly reduce scheduling conflicts. If two of you want to work together you will both need to sign up.

Christmas Decorating

November 24, Following Worship @ SJ

November 30, 8:30 a.m. @ POP

Community Thanksgiving Service
Tuesday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m. at Cortland Christian Church

Will be providing shoes for area students this month, so your donations before November 30 would be appreciated. Please make your checks out to Prince of Peace, but indicate that it is for shoes! Shoes will be purchased at Neal’s Shoes in the Warren Plaza for $30 a pair. We hope to give away 100 pairs to students in Lakeview, Maplewood, Mathews, Bristol, Badger and Champion Schools grades k-8. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Christmas Poinsettias

Remember to order your poinsettias! here is a sign-up sheet on the table in the sanctuary or there is a order form on page 11 of the December Post. Deadline is Sunday, December 15.

Lutheran Church
SUNDAYS at 9:00 a.m.

Lutheran Church
SUNDAY at 10:30 a.m.

Nativity Display @ SJ
Saturday, December 14, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Parish members/friends are encouraged to share nativity scenes for display at St. John for the community to come and see. Then visitors will be invited to sit down, relax, and enjoy some soup, cookies, beverages and fellowship in the fellows hip hall. No admission fee. Please register with Sara Glee Baxter by December 10th if you plan to display your nativity(ies). luvs2bak@embarqmail.com or 330-847-9715.

Please take a name(s) and the corresponding tag. Don’t spend more than $50 (hit the sales and save money). Bring unwrapped gifts with the tag attached to the church by Sun. Dec. 15. Take a new Thrivent t-shirt if you like.

If anyone wants to provide for a child but is unable to shop, please let Jean Bolinger know! Some people love to shop especially with someone else’s money


Names of 5 children from Champion are available. Don’t spend more than $50. Please wrap the gifts, or put them in a gift bag. All gifts are due by Sunday, December 15.


HATS, GLOVES, SCARVES, SOCKS, UNDERWEAR are welcomed by all the area schools as winter approaches. We will turn our GIVING TREE into a MITTEN TREE after Christmas. Any size accessories, underwear, and socks are needed at Maplewood, Lakeview, Champion, and Warren Schools. These are often items that some families cannot afford to purchase so your help is needed.

Community Christmas Concert

The LOAF sponsored Christmas Concert, Christmas in Cortland, will be Wednesday, December 18th at 7 Pm at Lakeview High School. The main stars are the musicians of the renowned Cortland Community Band. The supporting cast is the Community Chorus which consists of local singers, many of whom are Prince of Peace members or folks closely connected to our church. Ike, Ed, Lisa, Carol C., Mary A., Cathy G., Fritz, Clyde, Jean B., Chloe, Vanessa, and Rita are in this group.

LOAF is accepting donations for the two local fire departments to assist them to purchase bulletproof vests to protect the EMS workers in the event of a shooter situation. Wearing such a vest will allow for them to attend to the wounded at an earlier time and therefore save more lives. The music this year is just beautiful! Don’t miss it! If you do miss it, you will not get any of the 1,000 cookies served after the concert.

Opportunities To Serve
Noisy Offering for December @ SJ Lutheran World Relief.
December @ SJ is the Angel tree
Salvation Army Bell Ringing– Please volunteer online or by phone-see instruction on table in sanctuary
Giving Tree– Please take a name(s) and the corresponding tag. Don’t spend more than $50. Bring unwrapped gifts with the tag attached to the church by Dec 15th! Take Thrivent shirt of you’d like!
Christy House– shelter in Warren needs towels, washcloths and twin sheets. Bring them to POP.
Lakeview Food pantry
Salvation Army– needs personal hygiene items
Mitten Tree– Hats, scarves, mittens, socks and underwear for all ages! Will be collecting after Christmas!


This Week

Sunday, November 24
Christ the King
9:00 a.m. Worship at St. John (Noisy Offering)
10:30 a.m. Worship at Prince of Peace
10:30 a.m. Choir rehearsal, St. John
Decorate for Christmas following Worship, St. John

Monday, November 25
8:30 a.m. Exercise Class at St. John

Tuesday, November 26
1:00 p.m. Quilting at Prince of Peace
5:15 p.m. TOPS, St. John
6:00 p.m. Girl Scouts, Prince of Peace
7:00 p.m. Community Thanksgiving Service at CCC

Wednesday, November 27
8:30 a.m. Exercise Class at St. John

Thursday, November 28

Friday, November 29
8:30 a.m. Exercise Class, St. John

Saturday, November 30
8:30 a.m. Decorating for Christmas, Prince of Peace

Sunday, December 1
9:00 a.m. Worship at St. John
10:30 a.m. Worship at Prince of Peace
10:30 a.m. Choir rehearsal, St. John