Prince of Peace Anaheim | April 21, 2021
A Letter From Our Pastor
You will be my witnesses
In the Tuesday morning Bible Study, they have been going through the book of Acts. It never ceases to amaze me how the early church was born and how it grew. From a shaky group of eleven young men barricaded and huddled in a locked-up room to over 3,000 baptized worshipping members of vibrant church in less than two months; the church grew through the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus along with the workings of the Holy Spirit.

God continued to use the most unlikely people to grow his church – ordinary men and women: fishermen, married couples, a tent-maker, soldiers in the military, a prison guard, a woman who worked in the garment industry – people of good character and people of notorious and questionable character. These ordinary folks and more, God made to be His witnesses to the Gospel of His Son, Jesus; people untrained in evangelistic methodology but transformed by the Word and Spirit.

These “witnesses” took the Gospel wherever they worked and lived – a roadside, a living room, a friend’s house, a prison, the local market place. They didn’t need to be “sent” or follow some evangelistic program; they just took the gospel wherever ordinary life would lead them.

What continues to amaze me is how the Lord continues to build his church today; he does it the same way he did when he first told that shaky group of eleven men “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses.”      

My friends, we have the same power and the same Word that was given to ordinary men and women to go into ordinary places to spread the good news of our Lord, and God will continue to use people like you and me to gather outsiders into our family of faith here at Prince of Peace. May our prayer echo the prayers of those early witnesses who prayed “Lord, grant to your servants to continue to speak your Word with all boldness.” God will answer that prayer, and through it, He will continue to build His church through ordinary people like you and me,

 -Pastor Darrin Sheek


We are collecting the following items for our annual rummage sale fundraiser for the school! Please drop donations off any time before May 15th and don't forget to come and shop: 6am-1pm on May 15th and 16th!

9:00 AM Saturday, April 24th 2021

Christ Lutheran Church
820 W. Imperial Highway, Brea
Bring your mask, your snack and water, wear comfortable shoes and walk a a block, a mile or not at all. After a welcome and a devotion, you can remain at the church for an activity, or take a walk for up to an hour. The church is a one block walk to Arovista Park, a lovely setting for a short walk, with tables and benches for resting. Cross the street and you are on Brea tracks, an opportunity for a longer walk on a protected trail through the city of Brea. Meet back at the church by 10:30 for closing prayers.

Use your phone or personal device to track you mileage for your mite donation ($$ per mile, for example) or make a donation of your choice directly to mites. An offering basket will be available to help Zone 14 with operating expenses.
The church often receives extra books and study materials that we would like to pass on to you. Please visit the literature table in the Narthex to see what we have available. Help yourself to anything that sparks your interest! 
Sunday Service:
Please Join us this Sunday as we gather for worship. Service times are 8:00am & 10:30am.

We continue to ask that congregants please practice social distancing, wear masks if desired, and be seated 6 ft apart. Hand Sanitizer will be available in the back for everyone to use. We are looking forward to seeing you this Sunday!

Upcoming Service: How to read the Bible for all it's worth
8:00am: Joshua Scott 10:30am: Randy Cade

8:00am: Matt Cooper 10:30am: Amanda Henderson

Altar Guild
(1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday)

6:30am: Judy Vega 10:00am: Linda Henderson

Ways you Can Serve:
We are thankful for those who support our Divine Service every Sunday by filling much these needed positions. If you are interested in learning more about these roles, or how you can help during service,
Please Contact Pastor Sheek:
(949) 370-7198
Sunday Morning
Bible Study

Please join us this Sunday, April 25th at 9:15am for coffee and a time of study. We will be looking at Dr. Martin Luther's "Christian Questions and Their Answers."
Tuesday Bible Study
The Living Way Bible Study group meets every week through fall. The next study will be Tuesday, April 27th, and will be on The Gospel of John at 9:30am. Everyone is Welcome! We will meet in person and continue to practice social distancing. We have plenty of space so everyone can spread out! In the meantime, you are welcome to read ahead to get acquainted with the scriptures.

Wednesday Night Bible Study
Wednesday Night Bible Study will be held tonight April 21st at 7pm. We will be studying the letters of Apostle John.

Please check out our church bulletin board for some items needed by our teachers and church staff. Our giving tree is an opportunity for our congregation to support our church, school and preschool. Please choose a blossom and turn it in to either the church or school office with a donation towards your selected item, or feel free to donate the item outright if it's something you already have! Please check back frequently for new items.

Here are some items we are in need of so far:

Postage Stamps
Lysol Wipes
Donuts & Coffee Fund

Child-Size Face Masks
Non-perishable Snacks and Small Waters

Grade School:
2 Refrigerators for the Gym Kitchen (Used is fine!)
New Office Chair for Ms. Steinert
Staples Gift Cards
Field Trip Fund
STEM Lab Equipment
Tuition Help

We are once again live streaming our 8:00 am service to our YouTube Channel. You can find a link to our services and other videos on our channel. Please Subscribe to our channel using the YouTube icon below, and click the 'Notifications Bell' to ensure you are alerted every time we post a new video. Thank You!
We thank God that our congregation remains healthy and so far, free from the Covid-19 Virus! We pray for everyone’s continued health and strength as we move forward!

  • For all those separated from their families, friends, church family, and work during this health crisis, and for those suffering from Covid -19 across the globe.
  • For all those unemployed or under-employed, that their daily needs be met.

  • For our staff, teachers, students, and families at Prince of Peace, that our Lord would sustain them all through these days as we strive to continue and support the mission of our church and school.

  •  Pray for continued student enrollment at Prince of Peace School and Preschool and outreach efforts into the community.

  • Members at Prince of Peace to grow in faith and love for one another, willing to give of our gifts and talents within the congregation, serving and sharing Christ with our neighbors, family, and friends.

  • Tony and Donna Beltran – Prayers for their family members recovering from Covid

  •  Tom Olmos – Prayers for recovery from ongoing illness.

  •  Linda Olmos - Prayers for strength and peace during a difficult time

  • For Pastor Trevor- Diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer

  • For Stephen Ramsay, diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

  • For good results on follow up testing for Albert Ojeda Jr, diagnosed with heart failure.

  • Prayers for Matt Cooper and family: God’s blessings and care upon Matt and his children.

  • For Ed Reese, neighbor of Judy Vega, who is recovering from a heart attack.

  • For positive outcome and speedy healing of Joanne Harrold, Grandmother of Kayleen Ojeda, who underwent hip revision surgery.

  • Liz Scott, That her surgery goes well on the 16th

  • Ciara Donnelson-Loken, for quick healing and recovery of her injured ankle and foot.

If you would like to add a prayer request to this list, feel free to reply to this email or contact the church.
Let us pray for our Members of The Week:
Pastor Darrin and Cindy Sheek

Let us give thanks and pray for these members for the following:

  • May our Lord continue to build and strengthen Pastor Sheek and Cindy in faith and love toward God filling them up with the joy of Christ.  

  • May God continue to bless their marriage, and may they continue to grow in love towards each other

  • May God bless and keep their children Darrik, Caitlin, David, and Cassie in the Christian faith and use them as a blessing wherever He places them.  

  • Bless Pastor Sheek and Cindy with continued health so as to be able to serve our Lord's church for many years to come. 
January 1965
snapshots of our church as it was in January 1965!
Have any vintage POP photos or Memorabilia? Please bring them by the Church office so we can share it to our 'Blast from The Past' section and add a copy to our church archives!
We Are Here For You!
Pastor Sheek And Our Elders
Pastor Sheek and our Board of Elders continue to pray for you and are here to support you during these trying times. Pastor Sheek is available any time and can be reached via email or his cell for continuing support.

Cell #: (949) 370-7198

Our Board of Elders have been reaching out and are hard at work to keep our flock in contact during this transitional time of distancing.

Staying in The Loop!

  • We have been working hard to update our member contact information. We now have our printed Church Directories, which you can pick up either in your designated mail box or at the church office.

  • Our goal is to send out a new “News and Updates” email to all of our members every week. This email highlights important upcoming events for both the church and school. You can even check out the scripture readings for upcoming Sunday Services ahead of time! Please be sure to check your emails every week.

During this time of uncertainty, your continuing support is as important as ever! There are several options for you to give this month to help our church succeed and grow in the challenging times ahead. Please consider pledging a donation on our secure donation page which can be found on our website or simply by clicking the Donate Now button below. You can also mail a check or drop off a donation to the church office at :

1421 W Ball Road
Anaheim, CA 92802

Church Office Hours:
Monday -Thursday
9:00am -2:00pm