April 2021!!!


A Publication of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 

April 2021!

P. O. P. News


Spring/Summer Worship Schedule:




10:30am   Worship –Sanctuary

Parking Lot

9:30am – Jr. Sunday School 


(Mask Required for Sanctuary Worship


Live Stream Worship is also available on You Tube.

Daily devotions are being posted daily on You-Tube & Facebook, by Pastor Zemke.

Our main Website: www.princeofpeacebg.org Is a great resource for the appropriate links to the latest information.




From Pastor David Zemke:


When I was in seminary we learned that confession had two parts. The first part is actually confession, telling what you did wrong. Without this, of course, there can be no forgiveness. The second part of confession is contrition. In less grand words this means that we actually need to be sorry for what we’re saying we’ve done. Otherwise we’re either bragging or self-justifying. Once this is pointed out, it all seems obvious. I bring this up because we’re about to start into the season of Lent.

            Lent has been a season of repentance and contrition. But this year I want to ask a different question. What happens once you’ve received absolution and it’s still Lent? What I mean by this is that we are not to spend all of Lent trying to make ourselves feel sorry for sin. And we are also not supposed to spend all of Lent trying to think up new sins to ask for forgiveness. Confession is, actually, a short process. We are confronted by the law and feel contrition then we confess our sins and are forgiven. So, what comes next?

            Usually in Lent we also try to give something up or take up something new. One part of this is to try to busy ourselves so that we sin less. Idle hands, and I think more appropriately an idle mind, are indeed the Devil’s workshop. The other reason we take up new practices is so that we can become more like Christ. This is a life long struggle for all of us.

            This year, as we make our way through Lent let us ask ourselves one question. “What one thing can I do today that will make me more like Jesus.” This is different than “What would Jesus Do”? We don’t want to act like Jesus when we remember to ask the question. We want to actually become more like Jesus. God asks us in Leviticus 20:26 to be holy as He himself is holy. St. Peter repeats this claim in his first epistle. It’s a tall order to be sure. But at the same time, it’s something to which we all aspire. Let us walk through Lent this year asking this one question and see where God takes us.


Youth & Family Minister: Lisa Ballard


Jr. Sunday School

Begins Sunday, February 7th @ 9:30am!


Hello POP Family -

 Our second Covid Easter is almost upon us. This year we are going to try something new and fun for us and our neighbors! The Board of Education would like to provide you with Easter Egging supplies so you can "egg" your neighbor’s house. From now until March 7th, we're collecting registrations for kits.

 On March 28th (Palm Sunday), an Egging kit containing the following will be provided:

1. Door sign w/ instructions on the hunt and your family name or our church name (attached below)

2. 12 plastic eggs

3. Candy to stuff the eggs

4. Bible verse to put in the "empty" 12th egg - Matthew 28:6 "He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay."

 Our hope is that your family has a time of reflection on the Easter season, an opportunity to witness to your neighbor and a time to bring joy! Please let me know if you have any questions! Thank you!



Young Adult Small Group - Just an update on how this small group is going. We've been blessed to be meeting every Monday at 6 pm and study 1 Peter. It's been a blessing to see people who are eager to feast on the Word of the Lord and are seeking to grow in spiritual maturity. God has brought people from Prince of Peace, the community, believer, skeptic and doubters alike. Such a blessing to have this ministry! Please keep this, and all our small groups, in your prayers.




Also, if you are interested in being in a small group (it's my desire that each person at POP is) please come talk to me. We'd like to form more groups as the needs arise. 2 were started in 2020, and it would be great to keep that pace! Or, we have a handful of already established groups that would love more members. Let's talk


Preschool/Kinergarten News


Prince of Peace Preschool/Kindergarten                                  


Director:   Diane Bradseth


Lots of Wind & Rain & Storms!

March was filled with lots of Storms, as we studied Weather & Storms, both inside and out! The children focused on having Courage and worked on their academics. They also had some fun St. Patricks Day activities and snacks!

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow!”

We are busy planning for our annual Preschool/Kindergarten Auction! We will hold it on April 24. This will be a unique event this year! We will invite children to attend with their parents and are planning some fun things for them! This will be a “drive-in” event, with car-hops bringing your food, Silent Auction in OZ (the Fellowship Hall) and an outdoor Live Auction piped through your car radio. Plus many other fun adventure! This is a large event that requires lots of parent help! We will hold our next planning meeting on Mar. 10 @ 3:00pm. Please come and share your ideas and talents for this fun event! 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.


Registration 2021- 2022!!

Fall Registration for the Preschool and Kindergarten classes continues.   We have added a PM Kindergarten for fall, as our AM class is already full, with many waiting! Registration packets are available on the sign-in tables, on the PSK Office table and from Miss Diane.

Summer Camps:

Once again, we will offer Summer Camps: Monday-Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm. These are open for ages 3yrs – 2nd grade.   Please see the registration packets for sign-up details.

June 7 - 11 “Kings, Queens, Castle”

July 12 - 16 “Exploring the Outdoors”

Aug. 9 - 13 “Space Camp”


Journey with Jesus:

Our Journey with Jesus Events went well! Thanks to all of the Staff and Families that participated and helped to make this event memorable!


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 24 - 28 on the yearly calendar as “possible Snow Make-up Days”. At this time, only our Kindergarten class has a make-up day. That will be held on May 24, 9:00a-1:00pm.

Mother’s Day Celebrations:

We hold our Mother’s Day Celebrations at special times: 10:00am-11:30am for AM classes and 1:00pm – 2:30pm for PM classes. All classes not holding a party, will attend at regular class times. See your teacher if you would like to attend, as we may still have limited numbers due to WA Dept. of Health recommendations. Parties are: May 3 – 7.


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?

Virtual Spring Program:

Our Spring Virtual Preschool/Kindergarten Program is fast approaching! We will have

a servant theme with a special emphasis on patriotism, including a “thank you”

to all Veterans. We plan to film on April 26 & 27. The link will come out to families

the first of May.

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:

           9:30am Sunday School

            10:30am Worship

Easter Services:

Apr. 1             Maundy Thursday 7:00pm

Apr. 2             Good Friday 7:00pm

Apr. 4             Easter: 8:30am & 10:30am

Upcoming Events:

Mar. 31 & Apr. 1   Journey with Jesus

Apr. 2               NO SCHOOL-Good Friday

Apr. 5 – 9         Spring Break

Apr. 24   “Somewhere Over Rainbow” Auction!


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 





Ladies Nights




Prince of Peace!

We will be restarting our Ladies Nights in March!!!  This year’s devotion theme will be: “Biblical Strengths During Times of Trial”.  There will also be Worship Singing and an activity at each event.  We will practice social distancing and will require mask wearing at the events.  Each event will be on the 3rd Thursday, from 6:00pm-7:00pm, March - May.  It will be shorter for now, since we will not be able to serve food at this time. 

Upcoming Events:  Mar. 18 @ 6:00pm -  “Bingo Night”; 

Apr. 15 @ 6:00pm – Flower Planting;  May 20 @ 6:00pm – Craft Night


We hope to see you there & bring a friend!


Blessings,  Diane Bradseth, Women's Ministry




Donations are still needed!


Please Help if you can.

Donation bin is at the Prince of Peace

Main Entrance!


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!


APRIL 2021































7pm Service Maundy Thursday

9am-3pm PSK/K




No PSK Today

7pm Good Friday Service


















Easter Sunday

8:30am &

10:30am –Worship- Sanctuary & Parking lot Worship




PSK/K-Spring Break

Church Offices Closed!

6pm Young Adult Bible Stdy



PSK/K-Spring Break

9:45am Staff Mtg.




PSK/K-Spring Break

1:30pm WT

6pm Bells

6pm Confirmation

7pm Adult Bible Study




PSK/K-Spring Break




PSK/K-Spring Break




















9:30am-Jr. Sunday School

10:30am –Worship




9am-3pm PSK/K

1:30pm PSK Board Mtg.

6pm Young Adult Bible Stdy



9am-3pm PSK/K

6:00pm Elders



9am-3pm PSK/K

1:30pm PSK Staff Mtg.

3pm Auction Planning Mtg.

4pm WT

6pm Bells

6pm Confirmation

7pm Adult Bible Study




9am-3pm PSK/K

6pm   Ladies Night



9am-3pm PSK/K





9am Properties Work Party!















9:30am-Jr. Sunday School

10:30am –Worship

Parking lot & Sanctuary





9am-3pm PSK/K

6pm Young Adult Bible Stdy



9am-3pm PSK/K-


6pm Empty Nesters-FH




9am-3pm PSK/K

1:30pm WT

6pm Bells

6pm Confirmation

7pm Adult Bible Study





9am-3pm PSK/K






9am-3pm PSK/K






PSK- Parking

Lot Auction!















9:30am-Jr. Sunday School

10:30am –Worship

Parking lot & Sanctuary





9am-3pm PSK/K

6pm Young Adult Bible Stdy



9am-3pm PSK/K-

4:15pm Board of Ed

6pm PPC




9am-3pm PSK/K

1:30pm WT

6pm Bells

6pm Confirmation

7pm Adult Bible Study




9am-3pm PSK/K

1:30pm Women’s Ministry Mtg



9am-3pm PSK/K






Psk/Kindergarten Upcoming Events:



Weekly Prince of Peace Activities

 Sister’s in Christ Bible Study 


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 


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




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


7:30am – 1:30pm


Lunch 10:30pm - 11:30pm


Last Friday of Each Month 

Phone:  360-687-7455

Email:  office@princeofpeacebg.com

Website:  www.princeofpeacebg.org


14208 NE 249th Street


Battle Ground, WA  98604




*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
Preschool direct line: 360-687-2448


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

Last Friday of Each Month


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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