A List of Blog Posts

A Word from President Lincoln

Here is the proclamation from President Abraham Lincoln that established Thanksgiving as a national holiday. In light of all that has transpired this year, and the challenging division that exists in our land, our 16th president’s words continue to ring

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Live Into It

Our identity is given to us by Christ. It doesn’t always (often) reflect our current reality but it calls us into new life in Him You Are Who HE Says You Are When Abram had his name changed to Abraham

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And the Greatest of these…

1 Corinthians 13 is Paul’s famous treatise on Love. He weaves together the sacrificial nature and limitless power of love. Unpacking the context in which Paul wrote this provides needed insight for today We Are Gathered Here Today If you’ve

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The Grammar of our Faith

Has there been a better invention in the age of computer than the squiggly red line that appear under mispelled words? (See what I did there–even though you can’t see the red line, I can on my screen and it

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Back to Worship

We are headed back inside for worship!! Please read this entire post to familiarize yourself with our plan for Worship at Prince of Peace for the month of October. Intentions Communal worship has always been a vital part of our

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Grace in a Graveyard

The God of Resurrection I’d like to introduce you to Abigail. She is a precious child of God. And she is a part of a special family. Special to us–her parents are my Ella’s Godparents. But that isn’t the only

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Interview of Pastor Scott

On August 25th, the Rev. Dr. Gemechis Buba, mission director for the North American Lutheran Church and dear friend of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, interviewed Pastor Scott. The topic was Discipleship and Pastor Scott’s recently published book, Following the

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All In

Are You All In? In August, the teachings at Prince of Peace will unpack the beauty, challenges, and opportunities of what an “all-in” faith looks like for todays world. Jesus invites us to jump in—with both feet—to a Spirit filled

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Taking Faith Home Object Lessons

Yesterday the Ness house did the first of Prince of Peace’s Taking Faith Home Object Lessons. The picture above shows a little of our experiment as we made rainbows out of M&Ms. What a blessing it was to have a

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Celebrating Our Graduates

Over the course of this week we will be celebrating out Prince of Peace Graduates with a video interview between Ms. Paula and each student. Check back throughout the week to learn more about these high caliber students, a little

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Weekly Check Ins with Pastor Scott

Here are the videos of Pastor Scott’s Check Ins. He does these on Facebook, but if you don’t have a facebook account you are able to watch them and share these clips from this page. April 29th, 2020 April 30th,

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A Week of Check Ins with Pastor Scott

Please see the links below for Pastor Scott’s daily check ins Here is a week of the Facebook Check In’s that Pastor Scott has been doing. I hope that they are a blessings as we live through these days of

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Spy Wednesday and Bean Boozled

Here is Pastor Scott’s Wednesday Check in during Holy Week. This is the day that has been traditionally called Spy Wednesday. It’s the time we recall Judas going to the High Priest and the plot to betray Jesus beginning. The

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Regarding Offering During These Days

I’ve received a number of questions from folks asking about offering. I wanted to share a couple of thoughts on this. First, a word of thanks to those who have asked and are trying to find ways to continue to

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Ancient Faith Revisited

In the book of Exodus, Moses returns to Mount Sinai and receives from the Lord the 10 Commandments. These teachings are given as a way to order the Israelites in their daily living. The Israelites, like us all, were trying

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Reflections on our Interesting Times

These are interesting times. If your day has been at all like mine you’ve been consumed with all kinds of conversations. Trying to game plan how to exist in this current crisis. Breathing hope and speaking hope, calm, and peace

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Lent 2020: Charting Our Course

The season of Lent is the 40 days (excluding Sunday’s) from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday. The word comes from an old English word that means “lengthen.” It refers to the lengthening of the days that takes place in Springtime.

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Transitions

On February 9th, the good people of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church gathered to celebrate all that God has done among us through and under the leadership of Pastor Justin Kollmeyer. Through worship and a reception many stories were told,

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God’s Best Work

Below is an excerpt from Pastor Scott’s forthcoming book on Discipleship. Stay tuned for more information In his previous life, Bob’s mind was gifted for medical administration. He had risen up the ranks at one of the more prestigious teaching

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Stephen and Rachel Katterhenrich

Meet Stephen and Rachel Katterhenrich. They work for Wycliff Bible Translators in Tanzania. They are global workers of the NALC and our POP council has just affirmed that they are missionary partners of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church! These missionaries

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Fog

I was driving to church on Sunday. The fog was thick. So thick you felt the dampness in your lungs the moment you walked outside. I couldn’t see far. I couldn’t breathe deep. The sun was just beginning to peak

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Modern Worship

Our 9:15 worship service takes the ancient traditional worship service and has given it a different coat of paint. The bones are still the same for what we do in this praise service. However, it looks and feels different than

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Burning of the Greens

On Wednesday, January 8th we gathered for the Burning of the Greens close to the entrance to Peace Chapel. People brought their Christmas trees from home and we had a good ole fashion bonfire. The feast of Epiphany is a

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Hindsight

With the arrival of the new year and the new decade it is the annual time to look ahead and get prepared for what is coming. One can never be prepared for what is coming because we don’t know what

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On Baptism

Baptism means bath. It is a washing in the storied waters that connect the one who is baptized with the one who covered 2/3rds of the earth with water when it was first fashioned. Baptism is a vital part of

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The Prince of Shalom

I could use a little more silence in my life. How about you? Chaos clings to me like velcro. It’s to the point where I am far less productive–my mind races–when it doesn’t have sound somewhere. When I’m alone, I

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Ummata: The Power of Community

There is a deep sense of community within the people of Ethiopia. The Oromo word for Community is Ummata. As my wife heard the word for the first time from the lips of our dear friend, Wadi, she heard her

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Come, ye Thankful People, Come

With Thanksgiving close at hand, I’ll share with you some background, meaning, and some of the words of one of Christendom’s most beloved Thanksgiving hymns. As noted at the bottom of this hymn as printed in our hymnal, it was

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