JULY NEWSLETTER


 

 

Spring/Summer Worship Schedule

*No Sunday School*

9:30am   Worship

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

 

From Pastor Dave Zemke:


We’ve been working our way through the various parts of the worship service in these news letter articles. We’ve visited the Invocation, Confession, and an article on God’s Word. Before we get to the sermon, I’d like to take a break and work through why we sing in worship. Before I get rolling, I need to make a quick note. I refer, almost reflexively, to anything we sing together in worship as a hymn. There are songs in the hymnal that are devoid of true worship and there are songs written last year and played on guitar that draw us into God’s presence. I’m not going to differentiate or prefer one song over the other based on when it was written, who wrote it, or how it’s instrumented. A good song is a good song and a bad song is a bad song.

            At our best times, worship is kind of like a musical. We’re filled with joy and we break forth in song to praise our God. What’s even better at these times is that we’ve got the song memorized and we sing in loud voice. This is essentially what happens on Reformation Sunday when we sing “A Mighty Fortress.” That’s what happens on Christmas Eve as we sing “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and Christmas Day when we sing “Joy to the World.” And it’s wonderful.

            At other times, we are heartbroken and we cling to the words of our hymns and liturgy because they bring us comfort that we desperately need. We sing “Amazing Grace” and need to believe the lyrics because we’re at a funeral and we need desperately to find that gospel grace. This is what happens at funerals and other services of commemoration. This is also wonderful.

Not every Sunday is like this is it? Each Sunday, as we gather into our Prince of Peace family we come with all different kinds of weeks behind us. We come with different emotional needs. Some of us are on the top of the world and some are at the very bottom of the deepest well. And so we gather together and sing the hymns of the day.

            Frequently those hymns have been picked because they represent the theme of the day. The lyrics are specifically chosen because they reinforce what was or will be said during the sermon. Or the day, like Reformation Day, demands certain songs. Of course some of the hymns that are picked are for the sake of the service. Communion hymns, more often than not, reflect the sacrament that the congregation is currently receiving. And, of course, sometimes the hymns that are chosen are there because they’re old favorites.

            It’s been suggested that we should never sing a new hymn, or an old hymn that nobody remembers because it’s too hard and it’s not worship. “We can’t sing a song we don’t know and we can’t ‘hear’ the words of the song if we’re struggling.” Here are a few thoughts of what you can be doing if you don’t know the hymn. The first suggestion is that the Bible never says you have to sing beautifully. It says that you should make a joyful noise unto the Lord. So make that joyful noise! Many of us will be right there with you. Over time, we’ll learn the hymn and it may even become a favorite. But don’t let a little noise at the beginning keep you from finding a God’s grace.

The second suggestion is to sit and read the words to yourself as the congregation sings the hymn. This does two things. First, it places the weight on the words, where it should be. The words were written to make a point and the music serves that to an extent. Secondly, you can hear the melody while the song is being sung and you may be able to join in by verse 3 or 4.

Finally, keep this in mind. Our worship services are directed at God as a response for what He has done for us. They are not designed so we can make beautiful music. They aren’t designed so we can be perfect. They are designed for us to receive God’s gifts. Music is a part of that, just like God’s Word, Confession, and the Benediction. Keeping this perspective firmly in mind should help to ground our perception of what’s going on in our worship services. We come from a tradition of beautiful music, and great composers. Let us rejoice in the fullness of the musical tradition they have gifted us with.

 

 

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From the Preschool:

Diane Bradseth, Director            

News from the Preschool

Director’s Note:

Here we are,my friends, at the end of a wonderful year!  It has been a year full of smiles, swinging, singing, reading, baking and crafting.  We’ve played games and played with friends.  We’ve created darling gifts for our families and many creative keepsakes.  We’ve learned about animals and weather, letters and sounds, counting and sorting, written our names and new words.  I can’t express enough how grateful I am to have shared this past school year with you and your wonderful children!  I will miss you all and look forward to seeing many of you next year and during our Summer Camps!  I wish you all a safe and fun-filled summer! Blessings, Diane Bradseth

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 10 – 14, 2019 “Weather”    

July 15 – 19, 2019 “Oregon Trail”

August 12 – 16, 2019 “Grossology”

*Monday – Friday:  9:00am – 12:00pm

*For children ages: 3 years – 2nd grade

*Only $80.00 per student per camp!

Registration 2019- 20!!!

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

Mother’s Day Tea Celebrations:

Our Mother’s Day Tea Celebrations were wonderful!  Lots of happy children honoring the awesome women in their lives!  Thanks for all of the blessings that you bestow on your children and families!

Vacation Bible School!!!

Come and join the fun at Prince of Peace VBS June 24 - 28!  VBS is available for Preschoolers up to those entering 6th Grade.  

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!

Summer Sunday Worship Services:

  9:30am Worship

Upcoming Events:

Summer Camps:

June 10 - 14; July 165 - 19; August 12- 16

First Day of School!!! – August 27 

Contact Us:

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

(360)687-2448/preschool@princeofpeacebg.com">preschool@princeofpeacebg.com

Blessings, Diane Bradseth, Director

 

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 Spring/Summer Worship Schedule

*No Sunday School*

9:30am Worship


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Family Fun Nights  

@ Prince of Peace!

4th - 6th Grade Students & their Familiesare invited to Explore some gross, weird, and very true stories from the Bible, share a meal, and spend some time in fellowship!

Wednesday:

July 24th 

from 4:30pm-6:30pm!


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Thank You for Everyone’s help in making VBS a Huge Success!  We Appreciate your Prayers, Support and All of our Volunteers!

 

BibleSticks Fundraiser, to Honor America’s Service Member!  

Prince of Peace will be conducting a fundraiser drive July 7th.  A free will basket will be available after Worship, Sunday, July7th, if you would like to make a donation.  This program provides portions of the Bible to service members on a solid state thumb drive that they can listen to anytime they’re off duty!

 

 

Family Fun Night!

Don’t Forget about our Family Fun Night, Wednesday, July 24 @ 4:30pm!  

Families will Explore Gross, Weird, and True Bible Stories with Pastor Dave!

Dinner is included - RSVP to Pastor Dave

 

Summer Camps are coming! 

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:

July 15 – 19, 2017 “Oregon Trail”

August 12 – 16, 2017 “Grossology”

*Monday – Friday:  9:00am – 12:00pm

*For children ages: 3 years – 2nd grade *Only $80.00 per student per camp!

 

Ladies Night - Summer Break - July & August

 

Youth Happenings!

Lisa Ballard is on Maternity Leave and will return August 11th! If emergencies arise, please contact Pastor Zemke or Kendra Vaught (Board of Education, Chair) with questions or concerns. Thank you!

 

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M&Ms Women’s Prayer & Bible Study:  will continue meeting during the summer at the home of Caroline Tuchardt.  Meeting time and format will be announced later.  

 

 Sisters in Christ Bible Study: will take a break for Summer and begin again in September. Any ladies wanting to join a study group call Lois Moffat. 360 907-2455  Thanks, Lois

 

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Ladies Nights at Prince of Peace

2018 - 2019

@ 6:00pm

 

July & August:  Summer Break

Questions?

please talk with Diane Bradseth or Cindy Klug.  

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POP Preschool & Kindergarten

Summer Office Schedule:

*  July 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30 

August 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30

8:00am – 1:00pm

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Psk/Kindergarten

 

Summer Camps!!!  Dates & Themes:                       th

 

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

 


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Volunteer Lawn Mowing Schedule Is Now Posted!

 Feel Free to sign up on the bulletin board 

at the Kitchen Entrance! 

Thank You!

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Lectors for July!!

 

 

Lectors!

Sunday, July 7

9:30am Worship:   Matt & Carol Ebert

 

Sunday, July 14 

9:30am Worship:   Keith & Ursula Ansell

 

Sunday, July 21

9:30am Worship:   Keith & Ursula Ansell

 

Sunday, July 28  

9:30am Worship:    Arlene Weir


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Greeters for July!

 

Greeters!

Sunday, July 7

9:30am Worship:   Matt & Carol Ebert

 

Sunday, July 14 

9:30am Worship:    Judy Brookshire

 

Sunday, July 21

9:30am Worship:   Janet Crawford

 

Sunday, July 28

9:30am Worship:   Arlene Weir



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July Sound Board & Slides!

 

Sunday, July 7

9:30am Worship:  Joe Vaught & Tim Rast

 

Sunday, July 14 

9:30am Worship:  Keith Rast & Lisa Rast

 

Sunday, July 21

9:30am Worship:  Len Crawford

 

Sunday, July 28

9:30am Worship:  Cindy Klug & Wally Huey

 

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!

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

 

 

JULY 2019

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7-8:30pm  AA

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11am  POP Quilters 

 

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Happy 4th of July!

Church Offices Closed!

10am              M&M  Prayer & Bible Study @ Caroline’s

 

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Church Office Closed

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9:30am      Worship      

NYG Commissioning

*BibleSticks*

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7-8:30pm  AA

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NYG - They’re Off!

 

         

 

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10am              M&M  Prayer & Bible Study @ Caroline’s

6:30pm  BLM

 

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Church Office Closed

NW Accounting

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9:30am      Worship      

 

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9am-12pm             Preschool Summer Camp

 

7-8:30pm  AA

 

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9am-12pm        Preschool Summer Camp

 

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9am-12pm         Preschool Summer Camp

11am  POP Quilters 

 

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9am-12pm    Preschool Summer Camp

10am              M&M  Prayer & Bible Study @ Caroline’s

NYG - They’re Back!

 

 

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Church Office Closed

9am-12pm   Preschool Summer Camp

 

6pm  Suzanne Babcock

 

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Battle Ground Harvest Days-

 

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7-8:30pm  AA

 

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4:30pm              Family Fun Night!

 

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10am              M&M  Prayer & Bible Study @ Caroline’s

 

 

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NW Accounting

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9:30am      Worship      

 

 

 

 

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Pastor Zemke Vacation!  Return Aug. 11

7-8:30pm  AA

 

 

 

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4:15pm  Board of Ed Meeting

6:00pm                 PPC Meeting

 

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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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