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We offer a streaming service every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

 


2600 East Euclid Avenue
Des Moines IA 50317
(515) 265-2865
popluthdsm@att.net

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Office hours:
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday


Worship Services:

SUNDAYS:
SUMMER SERVICES
(Memorial Day - Labor Day)
10:30 a.m. live stream
(September - May) 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
CHRISTMAS EVE:
4:00 p.m & 7:00 p.m.
EASTER:
7:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
WEDNESDAYS:
(During Lent) 7:00 p.m.
(Hymn Sing starts 6:50)

This week's calendar:
October 4

Sunday:
October 4, 9:30 a.m. remote Sunday School
October 4, 10:30 a.m. Streaming Service

There shall no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling. For He will give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. -Psalm 91:10-11
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Next Contemporary Service: TBD.
Contemporary Service occurs every 2nd Sunday of the month at our 10:30 a.m. service (or 9:00 a.m. during the summer).

Next Chicago Folk Service: TBD.
Chicago Folk Service occurs on the 5th Sunday of any month which has 5 Sundays (unless the WMA Committee chooses an alternative liturgy).

CHOIR SCHEDULE

Our Mission Statement:
We are a Gospel-centered community of people blessed by God to be a blessing to others.



All church activities, including in-person worship, are canceled for the next few weeks due to the coronavirus. However, the Sunday morning service at 10:30 will be live-streamed through the church's Facebook page. Joe Nolte is in charge of setting this up. You can contact him with any questions, at jtnolte22@gmail.com.


Get involved!
Highlights of our upcoming events:


The Coming Back Together Committee
-A new committee has been formed to make decisions about worship as we deal with COVID-19.

Want to spotlight your event? Email the webmaster at popdsm@gmail.com and we'll put it here!


This month's letter from Pastor Roger Osbeck

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

So, how are you doing? I have been opening up my comments each month this way since the month of May. I am truly wondering how are you all doing in this ongoing COVID 19 centered craziness? It is hard to conceive that the conditions under which we live has continued for such long a time. March 15 was the last Sunday we gathered together as a congregation for worship in the "usual" way.

The interruptions this virus has caused has not been unfolding in the manner of the script I imagined in my mind. I sensed, in the first wave, we would be hit hard with thousands of cases and many resulting in deaths. Then, we would learn how to flatten the curve with the appropriate action dictated by our medical experts. With at least 85% of the population complying to their advice, I thought we could avoid another massive wave of illness. After, at most, 3 months, relatively harsh conditions would begin to subside and we would journey on the way to recovery. Even though the discovery of a vaccine would be doubtful, we would be able to safely gather again in the "usual" way.

WOW! I was off-base on all that!! I'm sure you can imagine the frustration I have felt in the prolonged disruption of our "normal" livelihood. The disturbance in our ministry at Prince of Peace has been especially exasperating. Whenever I find myself at the peak of aggravation, I keep saying, "I didn't sign up for this!" I think back so many years ago when I walked away from educational pursuits after High School to work at several jobs to earn enough money to fund myself through college. Upon graduation, a promise of financial aid to attend seminary was broken. I had to quickly attain further employment to afford the cost of that tuition which set me back another year. (Mine is not a sob story, however, since the delay in my vocational progression allowed me to meet the love of my life who became the mother of our children and so, a new journey of discovery began.) The point is, I didn't put in all the work of the past to spend time impersonally preaching and teaching into a small iPad camera lens. It is certainly not my idea of "church life." I became a pastor to serve congregations in personal interaction. I pray, with you, the end of all this disruptive intrusion is soon near.

Before I go any further, let me assure you, I realize when you joined in membership at Prince of Peace, you also didn't sign up for this kind of "church life." It has been a hardship for us all. We've had to give up so much activity we are used to enjoying in fellowship with one another and the ministries in which we regularly engage together. Things to which we looked forward to joining in for spiritual maturity have been delayed. Ministries in which we usually partake have had to be put in hold. This COVID-laden world, with all its uncertainty seems to have tried our patience to the extreme.

Thus far in the year 2020, we've had to utilize our best accommodative abilities to adjust and adapt to alternative ways of coping with the viral fallout we've unfairly been handed. Although there is much in which we might despair, we are grateful for the technology, as limited as it may be, which allows us to reach out and share the Gospel through the iPad. No matter how much further into the future we may have endure this, let us remember, light of a new day is dawning. God's hope in Christ is with us. In our baptisms, God signed us up for that.

Peace to you. See you, sometime soon, in church,

Pastor Roger


Outreach links:
Meals from the Heartland
Habitat for Humanity
Lutheran Services in Iowa
Lutheran World Relief
Make Malaria History