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2600 East Euclid Avenue
Des Moines IA 50317
(515) 265-2865

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

Worship Services:

(September - May) 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 p.m.
(Memorial Day - Labor Day) 9:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
(During Lent) 7:00 p.m.
(Hymn Sing starts 6:50)

This week's calendar:
Sept. 15-21

8:00 a.m. Worship
9:15 a.m. Sunday School
9:20 a.m. Adult Study
10:30 a.m. Worship
3:30 p.m. Lecture Series
5:30 p.m. TOPS
7:00 Church Council meeting Wednesday:
5:45 p.m. Meal
6:30 p.m. POP Kid's Club, Confirmation Class, Adult Study
7:30 p.m. Choir Practice
1:00 p.m. Card Making
9:00 a.m. Fall Festival canning

But now says the Lord, Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. - Isaiah 43:1
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Next Contemporary Service: October 13, 2019.
Contemporary Service occurs every 2nd Sunday of the month at our 10:30 a.m. service (or 9:00 during the summer).

Next Chicago Folk Service: September 30, 2019.
Chicago Folk Service occurs on the 5th Sunday of any month which has 5 Sundays (unless the WMA Committee chooses an alternative liturgy).


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

Get involved!
Highlights of our upcoming events:

On September 8 we return to our regular schedule.
-There will be two Sunday services, at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Mark your calendar for the Fall Festival.
-On Saturday, October 5, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., we will need volunteers to work, and to provide donations of baked goods and craft items.

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,

By the time you read this, all of our Des Moines Metro schools will be in session. Hopefully, our children are ready and receptive to take advantage of all their school has to offer. Ideally, along with the `readin, `ritin, and `rithmetic, schools offer the development of physical and social skills, community building strategies, personal discipline, leadership opportunities, responsibility, creativity, and a variety of other things necessary for students to eventually function successfully in adult society.

Our Sunday and Wednesday educational programs here at Prince of Peace are designed to teach about the love of God in Christ, the basics of the Christian faith, familiarity with the Bible, the promises of God revealed there, the application to a daily life of discipleship, Christian history, and growth in building community centered on all the aforementioned. The classes we offer are open to all ages, covering a variety of these topics. We hope you consider taking advantage of the subjects presented.

Our Wednesday Adult Class this fall will begin with a series I believe you will find interesting, entitled Eternity Is Now In Session, presented on video by Pastor John Ortberg. If you been around here at Prince of Peace for any length of time, you will recognize his name. In the past several years, we have used many of John Ortberg's resources, such as, If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat; All the Places You'll Go, How will You Know?; When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box; Who Is This Man? and Soul Keeping. Eternity Is Now In Session is Ortberg's latest topic. The subtitle is, A Radical Rediscovery Of What Jesus Really Taught About Salvation, Eternity, and Getting To The Good Place (see, I told you it would be interesting).

The series has been described by the publisher in this way: A 5-session journey to discover what it really means to be "saved." For Christians, perhaps the deepest expression of what we're waiting for is found in the phrase "eternal life." But what is eternal life? Why do we want it? And how do we know if we have it? In "Eternity Is Now in Session," bestselling author John Ortberg takes you on a radical journey of rediscovery, dispelling the myth that eternal life is something way out in outer space that we can only hope to experience after we die. Instead, John unpacks the reality that the moment we trust Christ, we are initiated into "eternal living" with God as a here-and-now reality, one that will continue beyond our life on this earth. We can truly know God, experiencing His presence, favor, and resurrection power right here on this earth--in the details, tasks, and challenges of daily ordinary life. And as we begin to know God this way, we'll realize each moment of our lives is a vehicle to the eternity we've been longing for all along.

What do you believe about eternal life and salvation? I anticipate this series will challenge some of the explanations you've been given or have formulated yourself. At any rate, I expect it will be a journey of discovery well-worthwhile. The series is based on John Ortberg's book of the same title. Reading the book is not required, but I'm sure you would find it a good supplement to the study..

Peace to you. See you in church,

Pastor Roger

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