Prince of Peace Anaheim | November 2, 2022

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Christ: Our Rock of Refuge


"Philip, let us sing Psalm 46!"

 These are the words Martin Luther would often say to his colleague, Philip Melanchthon, during the sometimes very dark days of the Reformation. When Melanchthon or Luther were downcast, they would belt out the great "battle hymn of the Reformation"-- "A Mighty Fortress is our God" written by Luther during a particularly tragic time of loss and struggle in his life. The hymn is based upon the words of Psalm 46.


God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

 2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,

 3 though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

 4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.

 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.

 6 The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.

 7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

 8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, how he has brought desolations on the earth.

 9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire.

 10 "Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!"

 11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Ps. 46:1-11


We will too sang the 46th in the words of “A Mighty Fortress” this last Sunday, as well as prayed that psalm during our time of worship. God is our refuge and strength and a very present help in trouble. Can you join your voice to these words? Are they your confession of faith as well? If they are, what do we have to fear? Even if all hell breaks loose, there is a river that makes glad the place where God promises to be; it is the “river of life” of the gospel of Jesus. That river is fed by the stream of his blood shed for you on his cross. It is the living water of the Holy Spirit bringing the life-giving words of Jesus flowing into your ears; it is the life-giving bread of Jesus and the cup of his salvation that flows into your mouth. 


My friends, today is All Saints Day. This Sunday we celebrate the God of Jacob who has been a fortress to all who taken refuge under His Gospel promises, especially those who have died in Christ. Come and join us, to be still together and know that the Lord is God. Let us exalt his name together. Come and flee to the one place of refuge that is an untouchable fortress where you will find peace, and hope,and love that this world can never give. 


Come on, let us sing and live and die under the 46th, for the prayer of that psalm finds its answer in Jesus. 

-Pastor Darrin Sheek


Don't forget to turn your clocks back this weekend! Daylight saving time begins the first Sunday in November. On Nov. 6 at 2 a.m., turn your clocks back to 1 a.m.


 Our Fall Festival was a hit

Thank you to everyone who came!

Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser!

Help our 7th & 8th grade!

Please support our 7th and 8th Grade as they sell pies and whipped cream for Thanksgiving! These will be the giant pies from Costco. Orders forms are available in the school office and are due by Monday, 11/14, and will be available for school pick-up on Tuesday, 11/22, from 1:00pm-6:00pm


Thanksgiving Food Donations Still Needed!

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Help Needed in the Sanctuary!

Books Available in the Narthex!

Add to your daily routine with some inspirational spiritual reading! The church has many different devotional and prayer books to choose from at our free literature table, located in the Narthex. We receive new editions every few months so be sure to check back frequently.

Sunday Service:
Please Join us this Sunday as we gather for worship. Service times are 8:00am & 10:30am. We are looking forward to seeing you this Sunday!

Upcoming Service: All Saints Day

Scripture Readings: 

Service Bulletin:

Those Who Serve in Worship November 6


8:00am: John Henderson

10:30am: Randy Cade & Steven Sarandis


8:00am: Matt Cooper   10:30am: Pastor Sheek

Altar Guild

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

8:00am: Kelly Umali   10:30am:Shavonia Pope

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

Youth Worship

Children's Sunday School is held 

Every Sunday at 9:15am 

in the school building and is open to all children age 4-12. Sunday school students enjoy a Snack, Craft and Bible lesson.

Please encourage your children to try out Sunday School and maybe even bring a friend from the neighborhood!

Adult Bible Study

Sunday Morning

Bible Study

Please join us Sunday,

November 6th at 9:15am 

for coffee and discussion.

Led By: Pastor Sheek

Tuesday Morning
Bible Study

Please join us every Tuesday morning at 9:30am for coffee, fellowship and discussion.

Led By: Elder Steven Sarandis

Topic: Revelation

Wednesday Night
Bible Study

Join us in Person or on Zoom!

Led By: Pastor Sheek

Topic: Paul's first letter to Timothy

Zoom Link:

Check The Giving Tree!

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 into 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!

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


$40 provides 1 hour counseling session for one student


Please help our 7th/8th graders be able to attend this important trip


Hot Dot Pens

1st/2nd GRADE

Click Here for 1st/2nd Grade Amazon Wish List

3rd/4th GRADE

Click Here for 3rd/4th Grade Amazon Wish List


Donations towards tuition assistance


Non-perishable Snacks and Small Waters

Youth Room:

Pop-A-Shot Indoor Basketball Game

Bible Verse Wall Tapestry

Character Building Wall Art

Legos or Make-it Blocks


Mini Water Bottles / Single Serve Punch Mixes

Staples Gift Cards for Office Supplies

Postage Stamps

Donuts & Coffee Fund

Worship with us Online
We are happy to be able to live stream our 8:00 am service to our YouTube Channel for those that would like to view from home. 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!

  • We give thanks to God for the love and financial support from the congregation as we continue to see His blessings each and every day in our ministries here at Prince of Peace.

  • We 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.

  • For Warren Carr, for strength and healing and God’s continued blessings upon him and his family.

  • For John and Linda Henderson for recovery and care.

  • For Cynthia Cade for healing and strength.

  • For Albert Ojeda Sr. as he continues to be treated in hospital.

  • Thanksgiving for the Baumbach family for the healthy delivery of Ethan and Miranda’s son Gideon

  • For comfort and peace for the family of Tom Olmos after his passing.


If you would like to add a prayer request to this list, feel free to reply to this email or contact the church.

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. 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. if you would like a Church Directory, please stop by the church office so we can get you one.

  • 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
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