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Sunday School Begins @ 9:00am.


Worship Service Begins @ 10:30am.


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From the Desk of Pastor David Zemke:


In all the Covid-craziness, the fault lines between denominations and pastors have become more apparent. This all started over whether or not your church was going to shut down. It continued with the mask mandate and now extends into religious exemptions for vaccination mandate. This probably surprises, or at least confirms, the worst fears of outsiders. Insides, those who’ve grown up in the church, understand that there could be differences and they largely roll with it. “Oh, that’s because they’re MethoPresbyLutheran” is the usual response from us when asked, “why.”

 

In reality, our tradition doesn’t play as much part in the difference as the way we read scripture. I realize the way we read scripture IS tradition, but bear with me for a moment. We got the denominations we have now not because of different traditions, but because of different ways of reading the Bible. Those differences led to a parting of the ways and births of new traditions.

 

You can’t just say “well, I read the Bible and do what it says.” On the one hand, all Christians mostly do this and yet there are big differences between us. On the other hand, the Bible actually only speaks to small segments of our lives and we actually do the opposite. We don’t do what the Bible prohibits and we live in Christian freedom the rest of the time.

 

This means that, when the chips are down, we’re going to have to present the Bible verses that back up why we’re doing what we’re doing. And instantly you have differences. We’re going to remember and cling to different verses. As we do that, the verses we choose, the order we use them in, and the relative importance we place on each of them will subtly change our theology. When this gets integrated enough, it spawns new denominations.

 

Let me give you an example. Nobody likes paying taxes. You could make an argument from Romans 14 that if you don’t like paying taxes it’s a “sin” against your “conscience” and you don’t have to do it. That’s probably the only direct verse for your position, but you’d bring in something along the lines of “be holy as I am holy” to prop up your position. On the contrary, the rest of Christendom is going to reply with Jesus telling us “render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s,” as well as Romans 13 which says that all people must live under the rule of the local authorities.

 

I’ve cut the conversation short for the sake of argument here. How we use the Bible changes our theology and practice. So how can we do this consistently and especially in a Lutheran way? To begin with, we’re going to try to let the Bible tell us about itself rather than placing our own desires unto the text. When we go in looking for permission for something we want or prohibition for something we don’t want, we’re using God’s word wrongly. This is why we let scripture interpret scripture; it’s a hedge against human inclination. Additionally, we’re going to affirm that all of the Bible is God’s word, even the parts that we don’t like and especially the parts that obligate us against our wills. Finally, we need to have conversations with our fellow Christians and let God’s word.

 


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Saturday Evening, November 6th!

Fall Back One Hour!

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Celebration of Life Memorial

 

Gordon “Gordy” Erdahl

2:00 pm - November 6th, 2021

 

Gordy's service will be Nov. 6th at 2pm. We look forward to remembering Gordy
and the gifts that God gave to him and the gift he was to our POP family.

Please keep Lukey Erdahl in your prayers, as her health is failing.

 

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All Saints Sunday

November 7th
@ 10:30 am

All Saints’ Day will be celebrated during our 10:30am worship service on November 7th, 2021


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Greetings to all,

Please mark your calendars for November 14th. This is the date for our 2021 annual fall voters meeting. This is a very important meeting as we will be voting on the proposed 2022 budget. In addition, we will be electing new officers for the Parish Planning Committee; also there are some very important decisions that require the congregation approval. Each board chair will give an update on their ongoing projects, and upcoming projects. This meeting will be held in the sanctuary immediately following the service.

 

Please plan to attend as your vote is very important as Prince of Peace moves forward into 2022.

 

Blessings,
Len Crawford

 

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Sanctuary Christmas Decorating

 

Saturday, November 27th

 

Please see Elyssa Morris or Pastor Zemke
for Details!

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Youth & Family 

Email: dce@princeofpeacebg.com


Young Adult Small Group - Join us every Monday night from 6-8 pm in Vancouver as we study God's Word, grow in Spiritual maturity, and enjoy a time of fellowship! We are currently in the book of Romans! 

 

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Come one, come all!

Join Pastor Zemke for Men’s Breakfast,
the first Saturday of the month,
November 6th at 8am

Please join us for Breakfast and Bible Study!

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There are plenty of opportunities this month to sign up for flowers!

 

Grace our Sanctuary with beautiful flowers for Worship! Please check the flower chart located in the fellowship hall for availabilities.

 

 

Contact the church office at (360) 687-7455 or office@princeofpeacebg.com">office@princeofpeacebg.com
to have your reason for giving included in the bulletin!

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News from the Preschool

Prince of Peace Preschool/Kindergarten - September 2021

October flew by!

October was a busy month, with lots of fun and learning!  We learned about our community and those who work there.  We have made many fall projects, including lots of leaves and pumpkins!  We had a visit from the PSK Photographer and Fire Fighters from Fire District 3, who brought out lots of smiles!  We ended the month with our annual Fall Harvest Parties.  These are always memorable events for the children, families and staff, alike!

Come One, Come All!

Our Fall Program was a lot of fun!  The kiddos did an awesome job!  Thanks to the staff for  working so hard with the children on their songs!  Thanks to all of the families who attended and supported their kiddos!

Say “Cheese”

Our Photographer, Robyn Garner, was

here in October.  She has a wonderful

way of bringing out darling smiles in all

of the children.  You should have received

an email of your child’s proofs.  If you did not, please let me know! Orders are due Nov. 5.  

Drive on In:

November is our Food Drive month. 

From November 1 – 23, we will be

collecting food for the North County Community Food Bank.  Please see your child’s teacher for more details on collection dates and ways to “earn” their food donations.

Walk the Talk:

We held our annual Walk-a-Thon at the end of September here in our Preschool/Kindergarten Playground.  The children had a wonderful time!  If you haven’t already, please turn in your pledges as soon as possible!  Thank you for your participation in this fun event/fundraiser! 

Going Once, Going Twice, Sold!

It’s time to begin planning for our

annual Preschool/Kindergarten

Auction!  We will hold it on

March12.  This is a large event that

requires lots of parent help!  We will hold our next planning meeting on Nov. 4 @ 1:30pm.  Please come and share your ideas and talents for this fun event!

Thanksgiving Feasts are coming!

In celebration of Thanksgiving, each class will have a Thanksgiving Feast.  These fun events are held during regular class time.  Families are invited to participate with their child.  Check with your child’s teacher for ways you can help and/or items needed for this event.  Here are the dates for these parties:

Nov. 19: Toddler Class

Nov. 22: MW3; MWF4am

Nov. 23: TTh3; TTh4; Kam/Kpm

Policy Reminder:

Each month I will restate a policy or

policies from our Parent Handbook, as needed. These are issues that either have come up during the previous month or have importance for this particular month.

Illness/Health Screening:

Here are the School Entry Health Screening questions. If your child is showing any of the following symptoms of cold, flu, or any other communicable disease, please keep him/her home until no fever for 24 hours and symptoms are gone or improved. If your child has been diagnosed with COVID-19 please follow the return recommendations and inform the school. See Diane for more details if needed.

Does your child have any of the following symptoms that are not attributable to another condition? (including the past 3 days)

*Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

*A fever of 100.4*F or higher

*A sore throat, chills, or new loss of taste or smell

*Muscle or body aches

*Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

*Congestion/running nose, not related to seasonal allergies; frequent “wet” sneezing and/or coughing; thick or green drainage from nose

*Unusual fatigue

*Does anyone in your household have any of the above symptoms?

*Has your child been in close contact with anyone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19?

*Has your child had any medication to reduce a fever before coming here?

Weather Policy:

We follow the Battle Ground School District’s inclement weather policies and procedures. To reach their weather hotline, call: 885-5343 or go to their website: battlegroundps.org.

If BGPS has no school, we won’t either. If they have a one, two or three hour late start for any part of the district, we will cancel all of our classes. If any of their preschool and/or kindergarten classes are cancelled, ours are cancelled as well.


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Ladies Night at
Prince of Peace

Holiday Crafts!

 

Our next Ladies Night is November 18th at 6:00pm. We will have a light supper, devotions (Fruits of the Spirit), and make Holiday Crafts!

 

 

Come join in the fun and the fellowship!

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Diane Bradseth
at (360) 687-2448 or
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Help Needed @ Prince of Peace!


Isaiah 6:8


“Whom shall I send?” -  “Here am I. Send me.”

 



Help Wanted


Position:           Treasurer              Beginning:   January 1, 2022

The Treasurer approves invoices, signs checks, creates monthly reports and attends PPC meetings.  Northwest Accounting does most of our bookkeeping and payroll. For more info please talk with Janet Crawford.

  

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There is still a need!  Please help, if you can!

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CALLING ALL LECTORS

As we move into our Fall Worship Schedule, we would like to reintroduce lectors to our Sunday Worship! Please sign up by calling or emailing the Church Main Office.


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Congregational President: Len Crawford

Greetings to all,

 

Please mark your calendars for November 14th. This is the date for our 2021 annual fall voters meeting. This is a very important meeting as we will be voting on the proposed 2022 budget. In addition, we will be electing new officers for the Parish Planning Committee; also there are some very important decisions that require the congregation approval. Each board chair will give an update on their ongoing projects, and upcoming projects. This meeting will be held in the sanctuary immediately following the service.

Please plan to attend as your vote is very important as Prince of Peace moves forward into 2022.

Blessings,
Len Crawford

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