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If you haven't tried PoP's GivePlus app, please check it out, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Download the GivePlus app. Use the church's Zip Code - 65810 (scroll through the list, selecting PoP) - and follow the screen prompts to make a secure, convenient one-time or recurring donations. Select the fund and the amount you’d like to donate, provide your credit or debit card information, and complete your donation. Plus, you can choose to create a password then easily log in with your email address to make additional donations, manage recurring donations and review your GivePlus donation history. Donations may also be mailed to the church: 815 E Farm Road 182, Springfield, MO 65810 or made via the on-line link below.
From PoP Council President, Brandon Messner: On Monday March 16th, Springfield City Council voted unanimously to prohibit gatherings of 50 or more people. As such, Prince of Peace is suspending all activities including worship. The City Council did not specify a timeline as this situation continues to be ever changing. Alternative ways of offering service to our members is being discussed and communication will go out as to how worship my be accessed digitally. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.
PLEASE REMEMBER THE CHURCH OFFICE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Let pray, let us love, let us grow our relationship with God and each other.
Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages healing disease and illness. Walk with us now in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.
Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care.
Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbors from helping one another.
Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.
Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.
Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace.
Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. May they know your peace.
Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace.
Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth.
Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace.
Jesus Christ, heal us. Amen.
(Original prayer by Franklin Graham and revised by Pastor Katherine Hayes-Wallenberg)