MARCH NEWSLETTER


  

Sundays

9:00am     Sunday School

10:30am     Worship

Please join us after Worship Service for coffee in the fellowship hall!

  

Mid Week Lenten Services

March 4, 11, 18, 25 & April 1st

@ 7pm

 

Soup Supper @ 6:15pm

prior to Wednesday evening Lenten Services

 

 

 

From Pastor Dave Zemke:


At the end of the worship service we have the benediction. Literally this means the speaking of blessing. We have received forgiveness for all our sins, heard God’s word, and received His gifts to us through communion. So at the very last we hear God’s word, spoken finally as a blessing to us.

            The blessing most often used at the end of the service comes from the book of Numbers, chapter six. God tells Moses to have Aaron, who is the first priest, bless God’s people. And so Aaron uses the words we hear almost every Sunday.

            This blessing has roots all the way back to Numbers 6, a time before the Israelites entered the land. In Numbers 7, Moses finishes setting up the tabernacle. If Numbers is chronological, this blessing was given to the people before they even met regularly in corporate worship. This is to say that God’s gift of blessing to His people comes from Him, not as a reward for anything we’ve done, but simply through Fatherly love. That probably sounds a lot like the end of Luther’s explanation of the first article of the creed. And it should, because God’s blessings come to us in many different forms and give us not only peace and grace, but also land and family and all the blessings Luther enumerates.

            The blessing comes poetically in three parts with the second clause of each part reinforcing the first clause and making it more definite. So we hear not just that God blesses us but that He blesses us by keeping us in the hand of our Lord Jesus. We hear not just that God’s face shines upon us but that the face of God is a sign and indeed the gift of grace. And finally we hear that God will look upon us with favor but more importantly, that His favor gives us peace.

            We end the service with this blessing because, even though we know we’ve received all of God’s goodness and mercy in the worship service, hearing one last blessing readies us for the time to come when we will be outside God’s house. This blessing then is the last hurrah, if you will, to strengthen and preserve all of us until we meet again. This blessing is for God’s people and travels well. Maybe you don’t have a lot of scripture memorized. But you can have this blessing, which is scripture, memorized to encourage you in your daily life. Remember what God promises you in this blessing and live a blessed life.

 

 

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From the Preschool:

Diane Bradseth, Director  

 

We love February!

February was filled with lots of love and transportation.  There were many projects and stories that revolved around these two themes.    We  had many Valentine crafts and projects, along with our usual academics.  There were some awesome Valentine’s Day Parties, too!

Lent Season and Chapel:

We hold Chapel in a more reflective manner through the Lent season, beginning Mar. 2.  Lent is the preparation period before Easter, in which we reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice for us.  We ask that you hold any conversations in the Narthex, outside of the Sanctuary, during this time of Lent.  We will have a Prayer basket at the entrance of the Sanctuary, where families, staff and children may put any prayer request.  These will be prayed over during Chapel, as a general prayer, no details will be shared.  We ask that the children file in quietly with their class, rather than come in individually, whenever possible.  

Registration 2020 - 21!!!

It’s here!  Yes, Registration for the Preschool and Kindergarten classes has begun!   Registration packets are available on the sign-in tables, on the PSK Office table and from Miss Diane.  Some classes fill up quickly, so make sure you get your Registration in early to hold your spot!

“A Bella Notte!”

Wander the streets of Italy and enjoy a candlelight dinner!  Our annual Preschool/Kindergarten Auction will be held on March 14 at 5:00pm.  It is an evening full of magic and starlight!  There will be many wonderful items to bid on at both our Silent and Live Auctions.  Once again, this awesome event is free!  Tickets are limited and will be available on February 10.  We are looking for donations for both the Live and Silent auctions.  If you would like to donate an item(s) to our Auction, we will be collecting them in February.  This is a large event and our primary fundraiser.  It requires lots of parent help!  Please let me know if there is any area in which you would like to serve for this event.  

Journey with Jesus:

Each year we have an event called Journey with Jesus, during Holy Week (the week before Easter).  We set up 5 stations that the children rotate around in small groups led by parents and staff.  These stations represent some of the events of the Holy week, ie: washing feet and walking in the garden.  This year this event will be held on April 8 & 9, during regular class times.  If you would like to lead a group of children that day, please let me or your teacher know.  Families with a child in the Toddler Class may attend either day with their child.

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:

If your child is showing any of the following symptoms of cold, flu, or any other communicable disease, please keep him/her home and inform the school:

1)Fever over 99.5*F

2)Frequent “wet” sneezing and/or coughing; thick or green nose drainage

3)Accompanying severe aches and pains

4)Nausea

5)Head Lice

6)Family member with serious communicable disease

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. 

Snow Make-up Days:

If more than 3 classes are missed due to inclement weather, we will add extra day(s) at the end of the school year, if needed. We have listed May 18 - 22 on the yearly calendar as “possible Snow Make-up Days”.  At this time, several classes are due one or more make-up days.  I will put out a “Make-up Day” schedule in April.

What’s up at POP?

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church has many activities for all ages.  Please join us at any or all of these events!

Sunday Worship Services:

 9:00am Sunday School

10:30am Worship

Wednesday Night Youth:

            5:00 – 6:30pm (9th – 12th Grade)

Lent Services

Mar. 4:     7:00pm 

Mar. 11:   7:00pm

Mar. 18:   7:00pm

Mar. 25:   7:00pm

Apr. 1:      7:00pm

Apr. 9:      12:00pm & 7:00pm Maundy Thursday

Apr. 10:     7:00pm Good Friday Service

Apr. 12:     Easter Services (8:00am & 10:30am)

Upcoming Events: 

Mar. 14“A Bella Notte” Auction!!!

Mar. 30 – Apr. 3Spring Break

Apr. 8 & 9Journey with Jesus

Apr. 10NO SCHOOL-Good Friday

Apr. 26Spring Program

Contact Us:

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns at either:

(360) 6887-2448 or preschool@princeofpeacebg.com">preschool@princeofpeacebg.com

Blessings, Diane Bradseth, Director

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News From: 

Lisa Ballard, Youth and Family, 2020!

 

Empty Nester Group -

The Board of Education would like to offer a small group Book Study in the fall 

of 2020 for empty nesters. The group would meet 4-6 times, once per week, likely in the evening. Please email or contact Lisa Ballard if this is something you're interested in so we can best plan. Thank you!  DCE@princeofpeacebg.com%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank">DCE@princeofpeacebg.com

 

 

College and Career Group - The Board of Education is seeking to get the gang back together! If you are in your 20s and 30s and would like to grow in your faith and fellowship, pencil a spot in your calendar for Thursday nights starting Fall 2020!   Let Lisa Ballard know if you're interested so you can get on the email 

with information! 

 

 

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Congregational President:  Len Crawford

Greetings;

Here we are at the beginning of another new year at Prince of Peace. We are starting out with exciting and positive things happening. First, we have been blessed by the Lord by sending us Pastor Zemke. His positive leadership and understanding is moving us forward in at a steady pace in 2020. 

The Parish Planning Committee and boards are working very hard to accomplish their different goals for 2020. The PPC and all the boards want to invite all members of the POP congregation to attend the meetings, your input is always welcome. In addition, all the boards would welcome additional membership if you would like to serve. The PPC has set aside time in their agenda for POP members to share your comments or concerns. Your input is very important and greatly appreciated. The PPC meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM.  

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to give me a call.

Blessings to all.

Len Crawford 

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AGENDA FOR PPC   2/25/2020

 

1.  Devotional prayer and fellowship.

 

2.  Approval of minutes from January 2020 meeting.

 

3.  POP congregation member’s welcome and comments.

 

4.  Pastors report.

 

          Being Smart about Congregational Change

 

          Group Think   (Page 88).

 

          Trip to Abilene (Page 92). (This is not a field trip).

 

5.  Treasures Report.      

 

         A. POP Scholarship Fund.

 

6.  Comments and approval of Board reports as submitted.

 

       A. Board of Lay Ministry.

 

       B. Board of Parish Activities.

 

       C. Church Properties.

 

       D. Board of Childhood Development/Preschool.

 

       E. Board of Education/Youth & Family Ministry.

 

       F. Woman’s Ministry.

 

       G. Calendar Review.

 

7.  Old business.

 

         A. Suggestion Box/Poster. 

 

         B. PPC goals for 2020. 

 

         C. Name Tags.

 

8.  New Business.

 

         A. Use of Baseball Field 2020.

 

         B. Stewardship program.

 

9.  Next meeting date March 31, 2020.       

10. Prayer and closing of meeting.                            

 

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Just One Thing

What is that blue donation box in the social hall?  What is Just One Thing?  What is a Hope Bag?

Just One Thing is a program to end homelessness in Battle Ground.  How do we do that?

We at Prince of Peace are collecting bottles of water (8 or 12 oz) and individual snack items.  These items are put into Hope Bags along with other items and a card with information where someone can go get the help they need.

On this sides of our Just One Thing donation box are blue bags that contain Hope Bags.  Take a bag or two and keep them in your car.  When you see someone standing on the street with a sign asking for help, give them a Hope Bag.  It won’t solve their problems. It will give them a drink of water and a quick snack and information on where to go to get help.  If these are people from out of the area hoping to take advantage of the kindness of the citizens of Battle Ground it is hopeful that they will leave if all they get is a snack and water.  Please do not give money to these people and do not put them in your car and take them somewhere or to your home.

We introduced the Just One Thing donation box on January 19th, on February 13th we delivered 142 individual snacks and 84 bottles of water to Just One Thing and 16 pencils to Battle Ground Schools.  Thank you POP family for your generosity.  

There is a list on the donation box of other items needed for hope bags, you are welcome to bring any of those items.  If you travel and stay in hotels and do not use the guest soaps and shampoos we are happy to have those items too.

Are there other ways to help?  Yes, you can help put Hope Bags together, you can be on a mentor team to reach out to homeless people.  We have contact information if that is an area of interest for you.  You can also follow Just One Thing Battle Ground on Facebook.

You can call Janet Crawford at 509-250-2133 or email her at treasurer@princeofpeacebg.com">treasurer@princeofpeacebg.com.

Thank you again POP Family!


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Saturday Morning Men's Bible Study & Breakfast! 

The men meet the First Saturday of Each Month for

Breakfast & Bible Study!

Please Join Them at Prince of Peace

@ 8am, Saturday, March 7th!

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Ladies Night @ Prince of Peace!

  2nd Tuesday of Each Month @ 6pm!

 

2019-2020 Year @ A Glance!

 

March 10:      Flower Pots

April 14:      Tea Party

May 12:      Potluck

June - August:      Summer Break!

                      Come and join the Fun, Food and Fellowship!

Light supper is included!


Questions? 

Contact:  Diane Bradseth or Cindy Klug

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Prince of Peace Preschool & Kindergarten presents:


“A Bella Notte”

Auction Dinner on March 14 @ 5:00pm

Proceeds from this event will provide upgrades to our Playground and help support our POP Preschool/Kindergarten Ministry.

If you would like to donate an Auction item, please bring to PSK or POP Office by March 9.  Pick up your free tickets at the PSK or Church Offices, beginning Feb. 10 or in the Fellowship Hall after church on Mar. 1 & 8.

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Greeters!

Sunday, March 1

10:30am Worship:   Judy Brookshire

 

Sunday, March 8 

10:30am Worship:   Brittany Klug

 

Sunday, March 15

10:30am Worship:   Bill & Louise Tucker

 

Sunday, March 22

10:30am Worship:   Sue Sigrist

 

Sunday, March 29

10:30am Worship:   Judy Doss

 

Lectors!

Sunday, March 1

10:30am Worship:   Keith & Ursula Ansell

 

Sunday, March 8 

10:30am Worship:   Ryan Philbrook

 

Sunday, March 15

10:30am Worship:   Matt & Carol Ebert

 

Sunday, March 22  

10:30am Worship:    Keith Cronrath

 

Sunday, March 29  

10:30am Worship:    No Lector Needed

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MARCH USHERS

 

Chris Jackman, Kelly Jackman, Nick Vaught, Alex Brainard

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Wednesday Night Youth Bible Study

grades 4th-12th @ 5:00pm!

Please check our website 

@ www.princeofpeacebg.org 

or the Youth and Family Bulletin Board 

for more details!!

 

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Prince of Peace Flower Chart for 2020

Has Been Posted!

Please sign up for a Sunday that works best for you 

or call Lori in the Church Office @ 360-687-7455!

Thank you!

 

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March Sound Board & Slides!

 

Sunday, March 1

10:30am Worship:    Joe Vaught & Tim Rast

 

Sunday, March 8

10:30am Worship:   Keith & Lisa Rast

 

Sunday, March 15 

10:30am Worship:    Len Crawford

 

Sunday, March 22

10:30am Worship:   Cindy Klug & Wally Huey

 

Sunday, March 29

10:30am Worship:    Please sign Up


 

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Psk/Kindergarten Upcoming Events:

 

Mar. 14                     “A Belle Notte” Auction!!!

March 30–April 3 Spring Break

April 8 & 9Journey with Jesus

April 10No School-Good Friday

April 12           Easter

April 26           Spring Program



  

Weekly Prince of Peace Activities

Lenten Services

Wednesday’s @ 7:00pm 

March 4, 11, 18, 25, & April 1st

Soup Supper @ 6:15pm

prior to Wednesday evening Lenten Services

 

Sister’s in Christ Bible Study 

Tuesday’s 

10am @ Lois Moffat’s

  

Women’s Ministries

2nd Tuesday of the Month 

6-8pm @ Prince of Peace

  

Prince of Peace Quilters 

1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month 

11am @ Dona’s

 

 Youth Bible Study                                                                                 

Wednesday’s -                                                                                                 5:00pm @ Prince of Peace 

  

Hand Bell Rehearsal  

Wednesday’s -

6-7pm @ Prince of Peace

  

Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday’s -  

7:00-8:00pm @ Prince of Peace

 

 M&M Women’s Bible Study 

Thursday’s 

10:00am @ Prince of Peace/Youth Room

 

  

GFWC: Girl Friends Who Care

Thursday’s - 

2-4pm @ Prince of Peace


 

Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study                                                     

 

Saturday, March 7th                                                       

8:00am @ Prince of Peace                                                         

First Saturday of Each Month

  

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P r i n c e   o f    P e a c e

 

L u t h e r a n   C h u r c h 

 

Lori Young

 

Office Administrator

 

Office Hours:

 

Monday – Thursday

 

9:00am – 3:00pm

 

Lunch 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 

Last Friday of Each Month

 

8am2pm

 

Phone:  360-687-7455

 

Email:  office@princeofpeacebg.com

 

Website:  www.princeofpeacebg.org

 

14208 NE 249th Street

 

Battle Ground, WA  98604

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Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

1

9:00am                   Sunday School

10:30am   Worship

 

2

9-3pm         Preschool/K      

   

7-8:30pm  AA

3

9-3pm                     Preschool/K    

10am                          Sisters in Christ               

1:15pm                              Staff Meeting

 

 

4

9-3pm                     Preschool/K                               

11am  POP Quilters

6:15pm  Soup Supper

 Lent Service 7:00pm 

5:00-6:30pm                H.S. Youth   

5:30-6:45pm                 Hand Bell Rehearsal

7:30-8:45pm                 Choir Rehearsal  

 

 

5

9-3pm                  Preschool/K   

10am   M&M Prayer & Bible Study @ POP

6pm  AHG

6

9-3pm                Preschool/K    

 

DayLight Savings!!  Spring Ahead 1 Hour

8am  Men’s Breakfast

8

9:00am                   Sunday School

10:30am   Worship

 

9

9-3pm         Preschool/K      

   

7-8:30pm  AA

10

9-3pm                   Preschool/K    

10am                            Sisters in Christ

6pm Ladies Night - Flower Pots

 

 

11

9-3pm                              Preschool/K  

6:15pm  Soup Supper

Lent Service 7:00pm  

5:00-6:30pm                 H.S. Youth   

5:30-6:45pm                 Hand Bell Rehearsal

7:30-8:45pm            Choir Rehearsal

12

9-3pm                    Preschool/K    

PSK Auction Set Up

10am   M&M Prayer & Bible Study @ POP

2-4pm  GFWC

6pm  AHG - Sanctuary 

                             6:30pm BLM

 

13

9-3pm                     Preschool/K  

PSK Auction Set Up

 

 

 

14

5pm  PSK Auction!

 

15

9:00am                  Sunday School

10:30am   Worship

 

16

9-3pm         Preschool/K      

1pm  Preschool Board Meeting

 

7-8:30pm  AA

 

17

9-3pm                 Preschool/K 

10am                          Sisters in Christ 

1:15pm  PSK Staff Meeting

18

9-3pm               Preschool/K  

11am  POP Quilters 

6:15pm  Soup Supper

Lent Service  7:00pm 

5-6:30pm  H.S. Youth   

5:30-6:45pm                 Hand Bell Rehearsal

7:30-8:45pm                Choir Rehearsal

19                          9-3pm                   Preschool/K                       

10am  M&M Prayer & Bible Study @ POP

1pm  Women’s Ministry Meeting

6pm  AHG

 

20

9-3pm                  Preschool/K 

4pm                          GFWC-Conference Set Up

21

8am - 4pm               GFWC Conference

22

9:00am                   Sunday School

10:30am   Worship

11:30am  Irish Sundaes Baked Potato Fundraiser 

23

9-3pm Preschool/K  

7-8:30pm  AA

24

9-3pm                  Preschool/K  

10am                         Sisters in Christ     

4:15pm  Board of Ed Meeting

6:00pm                 PPC Meeting

 

25

9-3pm                              Preschool/K 

6:15pm  Soup Supper

Lent Service 7:00pm  

5-6:30pm  H.S. Youth  

5:30-6:45pm                 Hand Bell Rehearsal

7:30-8:45pm                Choir Rehearsal

26

9-3pm                  Preschool/K      

10am   M&M Prayer & Bible Study @ POP

2-4pm  GFWC

6pm  AHG

 

27

9-3pm                   Preschool/K  

                                  

 

 

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29

9:00am            Sunday School

10:30am   Worship

 

 

30

No Preschool/K-Spring break  

7-8:30pm  AA

 

 

31

No Preschool/K-Spring break  

10am                  Sisters in Christ 

 

 

 

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*Tithing is our way of giving God thanks for what He does!
 

Contact Us:

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
14208 NE 249th Street
 Battle Ground, WA 98604
Phone: 360-687-7455 Fax: 360-687-7862
office@princeofpeacebg.com
www.princeofpeacebg.org
Preschool direct line: 360-687-2448

 

Church office hours
Monday - Thursday
9-3pm
Lunch 12:00-1:00pm.

Last Friday of Each Month

8am-2pm


Publication Deadlines


Submissions for the weekly church bulletin are due Wednesday’s by noon. Newsletter articles are due on the 15th of each month.  
Are you interested in learning how to become a newsletter editor or want to share your gifts with the church? To learn more: contact Lori in the church office.

 



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