What will I see when I attend a worship service at Prince of Peace?
Our Sunday services rotate between several worship settings: contemporary, traditional, Chicago Folk, Now the Feast and other special services.
Most services will have the same components:
* Confession and Forgiveness
* Word - a reading from the Old Testament, Psalm, New Testament and the Gospel
* Prayers of Intercession & Lord’s Prayer
* Sharing the Peace
Throughout the year we have special services that our Sunday school youth and preschool students present during the regular worship hour.
Members assist in each service as acolytes, ushers, reader, communion assistants, and fellowship.
Our ushers are some of the first friendly faces you will meet as you enter church. They distribute the worship bulletin, assist with offering and usher during communion.
Beginning in the 4th grade, our youth participate in the worship service by lighting and extinguishing the altar candles and assisting during communion.
The reader will share the Old Testament, Psalm, and New Testament readings.
Communion assistants prepare communion before service begins and help distribute the bread and wine.
Fellowship is immediately following the worship service and usually 2 or 3 families sign up to bring in goodies to share. Coffee and lemonade are prepared before the worship service.
Sunday school is held September through May. Children’s classes begin at 10:30 and adult education at 10:45 am.
Church members also assist with various church committees.
Education Board: This board helps plan and administer the educational programs at Prince of Peace. This includes Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, Confirmation, Men’s Bible Study and Women’s Bible Study.
Evangelism Board: Their basic objective is bringing the Gospel to the unchurched, enlisting all of God’s people in the work of spreading the Gospel, and deepening the faith and activity of the members of this Congregation. This includes welcoming new members, providing daily devotionals, (Our Daily Bread, Portals of Prayer, or Taking Faith Home), and encouraging prayer in church and homes for all people inside and outside the church.
Fellowship Board: This board strives to strengthen the spiritual and social fellowship between congregation members, helping members who are new to our congregation, and generally building cooperation, trust and enjoyment among our members. This is accomplished by assisting in the weekly coffee hour after worship, planning events and gatherings outside of Sunday morning and the church building, assist with funeral receptions and working with the other boards to enhance our congregation.
Mission Outreach Board: This board works to assist those in need in our churches, communities, country and throughout the world. Local projects include serving at the Central Wyoming Rescue Mission each month, our spring Lenten Mission Festival, providing backpacks and school supplies for the children living at Seton House, and Christmas Angel Tree project through Prison Fellowship Ministry.
Property Board: This board helps to maintain and repair the church property. This also involves the maintenance of the church van and trailer, organize special cleaning, repairs, and other projects.
Stewardship Board: This boards works to encourage members to share their time and talent, ensure the financial stability of our Congregation and develop a program of dedicated, proportionate, first-fruits giving.
Worship Board: This board plans the Sunday worship services, coordinates the children’s lesson, arranges for guest speakers, oversees and provides training for care and serve, and reviews new forms of worship, liturgies, and music.
Youth Board: This board works to involve the young people in the life of the church, nurture their spiritual growth and promote Christian fellowship. Activities have included Vacation Bible School, camps, youth gatherings, lock-ins, packing shoe boxes, special work days and local service projects. Many times these are multi-generation events that include everyone from babies to senior citizens.
Additional ministry outreach includes:
Prayer Chain: Members sign up and are asked to pray for those in our church, community, country and world and special requests as received.
Order of St. Luke: The International Order of St. Luke the Physician is an ecumenical organization dedicated to the Christian healing ministry. This meeting is held on the First Thursday of each month at the Wyoming Medical Center Chapel. For more information about this organization, please visit www.orderofstluke.org.
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