May NEWSLETTER



 

 

Fall & Winter Worship Schedule:

 

Sundays

 9:00am      Sunday School

 10:15am     Worship

 

 

 

 

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From Pastor Ray Waetjen:

 “BACK TO SQUARE ONE”

 

John 16:13  “When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth, for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak, and He will declare to you the things that are to come.”

 

When Pastor Joe Llewellin declined the call to be the pastor here at Prince of Peace, the congregation is back to Square One.  You also may feel you are back at Square One in your personal life.  Where is Square One?  That is the place where the congregation cannot do anything by itself.  We have to wait for the Holy Spirit’s leading.  Otherwise, we are just spinning our wheels.  You have heard me say more than once: “Trust the process, and more than that, trust the Lord in the process.”  

 

Think of the place where Christian life begins and this will make sense.  To begin our life in Christ, we need salvation.  We are forgiven and saved by the grace of God, as we – through the Holy Spirit’s power – put our trust in Jesus and His atoning sacrifice on the cross for our sins.  We cannot do anything to gain salvation.  God puts us on Square One and brings to a stop every effort we have ever made toward our own salvation.

 

There is no moving ahead in the Christian life – or in the life of a congregation – UNTIL WE REALIZE we cannot do it by ourselves.  We cannot take over and run our Christian life that has been given to us.  Every step forward begins with a return to Square One.

 

The Holy Spirit may be ready to release us from Square One if we are pointed in the right direction physically, mentally, and spiritually.  Yet if our mind is locked in on some particular thing that is not on the Holy Spirit’s agenda for us at this time, then we may have to “cool our heals” until we loosen up and become more sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s initiatives.

 

For there is no fruitful work except that which is released by the Holy Spirit.  There might be a tremendous work which we think would be good for Prince of Peace and build the kingdom of God.  Yet if it is our own work, done in our own way, the foundation will be insecure.

 

When God puts us back on Square One, He is trying to develop in us a grace-oriented mentality, an awareness that WE cannot do it – God must do it.  Square One is where the Lord brings our dependence on self to a standstill.

 

This may sound restrictive.  God has to do that.  God does not want us relying on our own strength and our own resources.  God wants every step to be taken by the initiative and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

Because of Jesus,

Pastor Ray

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor Ray’s Sunday Morning 

Bible Class:

Beginning today, Sunday, March, 11

Pastor Ray will start a series on 

The Four Acts of Prayer.  

The Four acts being:  

“We Speak,”  “God Listens,”  

“God Speaks,”  “We Listen.”  

BYOB – Bring Your Own Bible

 

 

From the Preschool:

Diane Bradseth, Director            

News from the Preschool


April Showers!

We had many rainy days in April, but still managed to go outside in between showers!  There was a lot of learning about plants and growing this month, on top of our usual academics.  We also spent some time with the children making thank you cards for those who have served in our Armed Services.  These were given to Veterans and Servicemen/women who attended our recent Spring Program by the children themselves!

 

Summer Camps!!!

Come join the fun and learning at Prince of Peace Preschool & Kindergarten!  We will have art, recreation, reading, math, writing, dramatic play, games, music, Bible and theme-based science or social studies, all age-appropriate.  Have fun with new and old friends, keep up your “school skills” and prepare for fall classes.

Dates & Themes:

June 4 - 8, 2018“Oceans”   

July 16 – 20, 2018“Animals”

August 13 – 17, 2018“Around the World”

*Monday – Friday:  9:00am – 12:00pm

*For children ages: 3 years – 2nd grade

*Only $80.00 per student per camp!

Registration 2018 - 19!!!

Registration for the Preschool and Kindergarten classes is continuing!  Registration packets are available on the sign-in tables, on the PSK Office table and from Miss Diane. 

 

Spring Program – April 22!!!

Our second Preschool/Kindergarten Program and Open House was this past month, on April 22.  We had a servant theme with a special emphasis on patriotism, including a “thank you” to all attending Veterans and Servicemen/women.  The children did an awesome job!  Thanks to all of the staff who worked so hard on preparation and during the program!

 

Class Extension Program:

Next school year our Class Extension Program will offer many options!  This extension will be available to the Monday/Wednesday 3 year old class, Monday/Wednesday/Friday AM 4 year old class and Kindergarten AM class. 

This is a multi – age program, with age-appropriate activities for each age group.  Each day this class will include a learning project and/or craft, writing and/or math learning, reading, Free Choice time (learning through play), lunch time, and physical education (except the Kindergarten students).

There are several different options for this program.  You may sign up for Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays.  The 3 and 4 year olds will have class from 11:30am – 1:00pm for a cost of $6.50 per day.  The Kindergarten class will be from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at a cost of $5.50 per day.  Please see Diane if you want more details or have any questions!

 

Snow Make-up Days: 

Due to inclement weather, 3 classes have need of 1 Snow Make-up Day.   Therefore we will offer optional make-up day(s).   

MWFam & pm will hold their Snow Make-up Day on Thursday, May 17, during their regular class times.

Kindergarten will add 1 extra hour on 3 separate days to make up their 1 Snow Make-up Day.  Please bring a lunch for your child, if you attend any of these extra make-up hours.

May 8, 10, 15 (class will be held 9:00-1:00pm)

Vacation Bible School!!!

VBS has returned to Prince of Peace!  Come and join the fun!  June 24 - 29

 

Parties and Celebrations:

We have lots of fun on the horizon!  Please take note of these important events!  Talk with your teacher or Diane if you want to help make these events extra special!  If your class has a scheduled party or event, you will not have regular class times, just the scheduled event times.  Other classes that are scheduled for school, will have regular class times.

Mother’s Day Parties: 

May 1: TTh4 & K    10:00a-11:30a

May 2: MWF am & pm  10:00a-11:30a

May 3: MW3 & TTh3       10:00a-11:30a

May 4: Toddler               10:00a-11:30a

Last Day of School:

May 11: Toddler

May 14: MW3

May 15: TTh3 & TTh4

May 16: MWFam/pm & Kindergarten & CE

End of Year Party: 

May 11: Toddler             10:00a-11:30a

May 16: MW3 & TTh3     10:00a-11:30a

Graduation: 

May 17: TTh4                  10:00a-12:00p

May 17: Kindergarten  1:00p-3:00p

May 18: MWFam & pm  10:00a-12:00p

 

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

10:15am Worship

Vacation Bible School:          June 25 – 29

 

Contact Us:

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

(360) 687-2448/ppreschool@qwestoffice.net">687-2448/ppreschool@qwestoffice.net

Blessings, Diane Bradseth, Director

 

 

 

 

Youth and Family 2018!

ALL CHURCH CAMPOUT flier


 

Wednesday Night Youth Group for 4th-12th Grades  at 5:30 pm! Same schedule as the Fall! If you’re not sure, it can be found on the same class list mentioned above! Or talk to Lisa Ballard!

 

Vacation Bible School

Please be praying about your involvement in supporting our Vacation Bible School this summer!

Though we’re going to explore Lutherhaven leading VBS this year, it takes a great number of volunteers to make sure all our students are safe and shown God’s love!

If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Lisa Ballard to discuss how you’d like to use your gifts!

 

Personal Note from the Youth and Family Minister: A HUGE, HEART-FILLED THANK YOU to every single person who stepped up to plug holes, teach and lead while I was on Maternity leave. I didn’t worry for a second about what was going on at “work” because I knew it was in very capable hands. I’ve also appreciated that you’ve made the transition back to work smooth as well. POP is blessed beyond measure with an awesome church body! I am also blessed to serve at such an awesome congregation! It means so much to me! Thank you also for all your kind notes, gifts, and messages while we welcomed baby Bruce into the world. -Lisa

 

Our annual sale is upon us! 

Our youth group will make cinnamon rolls 

from scratch to be picked up on May 6th 

after worship service. 

Pre-sale is April 22nd & 29th. 

Suggested donation of $10 per 9" round pan 

of cinnamon rolls. All proceeds go toward the 

National Youth Gathering fund! 

Please see Lisa or Kendra for more information!

 

Prince of Peace News and Announcements:

 

Psk/Kindergarten Mother’s Day Parties: 

 May 1: TTh4 & K    10:00a-11:30a

May 2: MWF am & pm  10:00a-11:30a

May 3: MW3 & TTh3       10:00a-11:30a

May 4: Toddler               10:00a-11:30a

Last Day of School:

May 11: Toddler

May 14: MW3

May 15: TTh3 & TTh4

May 16: MWFam/pm & Kindergarten & CE

End of Year Party: 

May 11: Toddler             10:00a-11:30a

May 16: MW3 & TTh3     10:00a-11:30a

Graduation: 

May 17: TTh4                  10:00a-12:00p

May 17: Kindergarten  1:00p-3:00p

May 18: MWFam & pm  10:00a-12:00p

Summer Camps!!!  Dates & Themes:

June 4 - 8, 2018“Oceans”   

July 16 – 20, 2018“Animals”

August 13 – 17, 2018“Around the World”

*Monday – Friday:  9:00am – 12:00pm

*For children ages: 3 years – 2nd grade

Vacation Bible School:          June 25 – 29                                                 

 

Serving Us in Worship:

May Greeters:

6.      Bill & Louise Tucker

13.    TBD 

20.   TBD

27.   Judy Doss

May Readers:

6.     Keith & Ursula Ansell

13.   Diane & Zac Bradseth

20.  TBD

27.  Judy Doss

May Ushers:  

Elyssa Morris,  Judy Doss,

Paul Ostrand, Paul Schumacher

Slides & Sound

6.    TBD

13.    Keith & Lisa Rast

20.  TBD

27.  Cindy Klug

 

Please call Lori in the Church Office if you would like to volunteer to be an Usher, Lector, Greeter

or a part of the Slides and Sound Team!

 

Wednesday Night Youth

Wednesday's

5:30pm @ Prince of Peace

 

Hand bell Rehearsal                                                                                                                                                                               Wednesday’s                                                                                                                                                                                                      6-7pm @ Prince of Peace

Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday’s

7:00-8:00pm

 

Sister’s in Christ Bible Study

Monday’s

10am @ Lois Moffat’s

 

M&M Women’s Prayer & Bible Study

Thursday’s

10 am @ Caroline’s

 

POP Quilters  

1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each Month     

11am @ Dona’s

 

Ladies Night

2nd Tuesday of Each Month

6pm @ Prince of Peace

 

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Volunteer Lawn Mowing Schedule Is Now Posted!

Feel Free to sign up on the bulletin board at the Kitchen 

Entrance or simply fill out the bulletin insert and leave 

on Lori’s desk!  Thank You!

 

Week Ending                                           Volunteer (Your Name)

May  3,4,5                                          ________Wally Huey____________________________

           10,11,12                                   ___Tom Goldsby_________________________________

           17,18,19                                   ____________________________________

           24,25,26                                   ____________________________________

June                                                      ____________________________________

           1,2                                              ____________________________________

           7,8,9                                           ____________________________________

           14,15,16                                   ____________________________________

                                                    21,22,23

           28, 29, 30                                 ____________________________________

 

July                                                      ____________________________________

           5,6,7                                         ____________________________________

           12,13,14                                  ____________________________________

           19,20,21                                  ____________________________________

           25,26,27                                  ____________________________________

Aug.   2,3,4                                          ____________________________________

            9,10,11                                    ____________________________________

            16,17,18                                  ____________________________________

                                                     23,24,25

            30, 31 or Sept. 1                   ____________________________________

Sept.   6,7,8                                         _____________________________________

            13,14,15                                  _____________________________________

            20,21,22                                  _____________________________________

            27,28,29                                 _____________________________________

 

*Training will be Provided*

  

 

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To Our Church Family ~

We would like to extend our deepest appreciation and thanks to everyone for their prayers, love and support as we mourn the loss of Marilyn.

  Her church was very important to her and you have all shown kindness beyond measure.

  We appreciate your continued prayers as we try to adjust to life without her.   

We remember God’s promise of everlasting life with Him.

Our hearts are filled with gratitude.

The Ancil Family

Paul, Linda, Sherry 

and our families

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Looking for Volunteers!!

 

We are Always In Need 

 

Of Readers And Greeters!!

 

Please Call/Email Lori Young

 

@ 360-687-7455 or popoffice@qwestoffice.net

 

Thank You!  

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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:  popoffice@qwestoffice.net

 

Website:  www.princeofpeacebg.org

 

14208 NE 249th Street

 

Battle Ground, WA  98604

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Ladies Nights at Prince of Peace

2017 - 2018

@ 6:00pm

 

Upcoming Events:

May 8:   Spa Night

June 12:   Potluck Dinner Picnic

July & August:  Summer Break

 

Come and join the fun, food and fellowship!

Questions? Contact: Diane Bradseth or Cindy Klug

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Wednesday Night Youth 

grades 4th-12th @ 5:30pm! 

Please check our website 

@ www.princeofpeacebg.org  

or the Youth and Family Bulletin Board 

for more details!!

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Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

 

 

MAY

1

9-3pm  Preschool/K Mother’s Day Party   

1:30pm                  Staff Meeting

 

2

9-3pm  Preschool/K Mother’s Day Party

11am                          POP Quilters

5:30pm  Wed. Night Youth 

6-7pm Hand Bell Rehearsal

7-8pm                           Choir Rehearsal         

3

9-3pm Preschool/K Mother’s Day Party

10am              M&M  Prayer & Bible Study @ Carolines

 6pm AHG

 

4                                      Church Office Closed

9-3pm Preschool/K Mother’s Day Party

 6pm  Suzanne Babcock

 

5

1-5 pm  AHG  Mother’s Day Tea

9am-12pm  & 5:30pm-8:30pm       Youth Cinnamon Rolls

6

9:00am              Sunday School  

10:15am             Worship

 

7

9-3pm Preschool/K

10am                  Sisters in Christ 

7-8:30pm  AA

8

9-3pm  Preschool/K    

Snow Day:  Kindergarten

6pm  Ladies Spa Night

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9-3pm   Preschool/K   

5:30pm   Wed. Night Youth 

6-7pm  Hand Bell Rehearsal

7-8pm                            Choir Rehearsal            

 

10              

9-3pm Preschool/K      Snow Day:  Kindergarten                       

10am              M&M  Prayer & Bible Study @ Carolines

6pm  GFWC     6pm AHG

6pm  BLM

11

Church Office Closed

9-3pm Preschool/K    Last Day of School & End of Year Party:  Toddler  10-11:30am

 

12

10am-3pm   Princess Training

13

Happy Mother’s Day!

9:00am              Sunday School  

10:15am             Worship

 

 

14

Last Day of School   MW3

10am                  Sisters in Christ 

7-8:30pm  AA

15

Last Day of School  TTh3, TTh 4              Snow Day:  Kindergarten 

 

 

16

Last Day of School    MWFam/pm, K, CE

End of Year Party!       

11am                          POP Quilters

5:30pm  Wed. Night Youth 

6-7pm                       Hand Bell Rehearsal

7-8pm                               Choir Rehearsal         

17

Graduation!            TTh4:  10am         K:  1pm

Snow Day:                MWFam/pm

10am              M&M  Prayer & Bible Study

6pm  AHG

 

 

18

Church Office Closed

Graduation!               MWFam/pm                 10am

6pm  Suzanne Babcock

 

19

20

9:00am              Sunday School       End of Year Extravaganza!  

10:15am             Worship & Teacher Appreciation!

 

21

10am                  Sisters in Christ 

7-8:30pm  AA

22

     

 

23

5:30pm   Wed. Night Youth 

6-7pm                       Hand Bell Rehearsal

7-8pm                               Choir Rehearsal         

24

10am              M&M  Prayer & Bible Study @ Carolines

6pm  GFWC

6pm  AHG

 

25

8-2pm                Church Office Hours

   

 

26

27

Start Summer Schedule

No Sunday School

10:15am               Worship

5-7pm  All Cong. Dinner

7-9pm  Cross X - Predestination

28

Memorial Day 

10am                  Sisters in Christ 

7-8:30pm  AA

29

 

 

6:00pm                 PPC Meeting

 

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5:30pm   Wed. Night Youth 

6-7pm                       Hand Bell Rehearsal

7-8pm                          Choir Rehearsal         

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10am              M&M  Prayer & Bible Study @ Carolines

6pm  AHG

 

 

 

Welcome Spring!

 

 

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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
popoffice@qwestoffice.net
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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