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For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
Matthew 25:35

Serving our community and the world

Prayer Chain:  Prayers are offered by members of Prince of Peace who choose to be a part of this ministry.  Prayer requests for an individual, family member, friend, or acquaintance may be made to the Pastors or prayer chain leaders.  The request is passed on throughout the prayer chain and prayers are given in behalf of the person in need.

Sunshine Committee:  Volunteers help support members with practical help with weddings, preparation and serving food after funerals, and preparing and delivering meals to the ill, families of those hospitalized, and those otherwise in need as known to the pastors.  Other kinds of help are provided as needed.

Food Pantry:  Canned goods, non-perishable food items, personal care items and money are collected on the fifth Sunday of the month.  Food and money are divided between the Prince of Peace food pantry and the DMARC food pantry.  Prince of Peace has a small food pantry that is available to the Pastors to provide help to members of the church and passersby.  Personal care items are donated to St. Mary's Family Center.

Habitat for Humanity:  Volunteers from Prince of Peace join others in the Habitat for Humanity project to build houses in the Des Moines area.  Support for this project includes many hours of labor constructing the houses, monetary donations, hand-made quilts for each new home owner, and cooking and serving meals to the workers on site.

Luther Park Auxilary:  Twice a year volunteers from the congregation provide transportation for Luther Park residents to attend Sunday church services.  One month of the year Prince of Peace members also sponsor a birthday party for Luther Park Residents.

Hunger Hike:  Walkers seek pledges and walk several miles on a fall Sunday afternoon to raise money to fight world hunger. Donations go primarily to local organizations which fight hunger, as well as to some national and international organizations.

Parks Community Thanksgiving Meal:  Volunteers from local churches provide money, pies, turkey, and time to prepare, package, and deliver 2500 meals to those in need.  All food preparation is done at Chuck's restaurant.  Help, young and old, is needed several days before and on Thanksgiving Day.

Riverside Bible Camp:  We advertise all Riverside events and participate in their annual Spring clean-up.

Knitting:  Beginners and experienced knitters all gather on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Yarn, patterns, and instruction are available.

Quilting:  Quilters meet in the Fellowship Hall as announced in the bulletin.  Donated fabric, yard goods and sheets are cut, machine sewn and tied to make quilts sent to Foreign Missions.  You do not need to be an expert quilter or even a sewer to help.  Bring scissors if you have them.

Health, Sewing, Layettes, and School Kits:  Kits contain specific items needed for each type of kit.  Lists of items needed are posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex, the Parish Visitor, and the Sunday bulletin.  Items should be labeled for each kit and left in the Narthex.  Bags are sewn to hold these items and the kits are then shipped to Lutheran World Relief.

Heifer Project:  The Sunday School offering helps purchase animals for families living in extreme poverty.

World Hunger:  Contributions of loose quarters in the offering plate are donated to the World Hunger Fund.

Ronald McDonald House:  Pop can tabs are collected in a large plastic box in the Narthex and donated to the Ronald McDonald House.

AMOS is a Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategic group that aims to improve the community through systematic change.

Cluster 10 & 11/WELCA:  This is the combined meeting of Des Moines area Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.  Meetings are held twice a year for inspiration, information, and fellowship.  Women's Thank Offerings and one-half of the offering at the Women's Group meetings support the work of the women of the synod and the Church at large.

Do you have questions about outreach at Prince of Peace? Email popluthdsm@att.net

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