As a community of women
created in the image of God,
called to discipleship in
Jesus Christ, and
empowered by the Holy Spirit,
we commit ourselves to
grow in faith, affirm our gifts,
support one another in
engage in ministry and action, and
promote healing and wholeness
in the church,
the society, and
Women of the ELCA at Prince of Peace
All women at Prince of Peace are members of the Women of the ELCA, a separately incorporated ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Here at Prince of Peace, we hold monthly meetings with a time of prayer and meditation, a business meeting, and a program presented by a member or by a guest. We are active in ministries at Prince of Peace, including altar guild, fellowship on Sundays and other occasions, prayer ministry, as well as ministries within the greater community, such as Luke's Backpack and the Prayer Shawl ministry. Our work often includes fund-raising activities, with the proceeds being used for our congregation or as donations to local charities.
Our meetings are held on the first Monday of each month, at 1:00 pm in Stidley Hall
For Teacher Appreciation Month, we baked cookies, then decorated bags for the cookies, and sent them off with June Nabers to be gifts for the 30 teachers at the Minnick School in Harrisonburg.
Carols, Cookies and Chimes at Luther Crest, December 3, 2018
packaging homemade cookies for the teachers at the Minnick School for Teacher Appreciation Week.
Anne Tyler helping to cut old jeans into pieces which women in Africa will then make into shoes. We cut out and made the kits for 24 pairs of shoes!
Diane Hanson and Monika Kienzle crocheted hundreds of plastic grocery bags into mats for the homeless to put under sleeping bags for extra protection. They were then given to the local Alliance for Shelter.
Our next meeting will be Monday, November 4, 2019, at 1:00 pm.
We will learn about recycling in Shenandoah County and make plans for Caroling, Cookies, and Chimes at Luther Crest in December.
Calling All Hands!
Calling all those who knit and /or crochet! Our box of prayer shawls is almost empty. At one point we thought we had enough for years, but alas many have needed to be wrapped in prayer this year. Before our supply is gone, we thought we'd send out an SOS for folks to start making more. Any pattern can be used, but if you want to follow the ones from the Prayer Shawl Ministry folks, we'll print some more and have them available on Sunday. If you have a neighbor or friend who likes to knit or crochet, perhaps you could ask if they'd be willing to make a prayer shawl, too. The shawls are distributed to anyone in our community needing a prayerful hug - not just members of PoP. This is part of our mission to do God's work with our hands.
If you would like instructions for prayer shawls, you can also go to: