Spring/Summer Worship Schedule

*No Sunday School*

9:30am   Worship

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


We Begin Our Fall & Winter Worship Schedule

Sunday, September 8 

*No Sunday School*

10:30am   Worship

11:30am    POP Potluck/BBQ

Sunday, September 15

9:00am      Sunday School

10:30am    Worship

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



From Pastor Dave Zemke:

This month our newsletter will focus on the Word of God as part of our service. When we talk about worship we frequently talk about it in terms of Word and Sacrament. When we say “Word” there we mean the word of absolution from Christ and his under-shepherd as well as the spoken Word of God as it’s usually presented in the service. We literally can’t imagine having a “Lutheran” worship service where we do not hear the Bible read. This is literally the foundation of our entire worship life: hearing the Word of God.

            What you usually find in Lutheran churches are three readings. We have an Old Testament reading, a New Testament epistle, and a Gospel reading. These are usually the basis for the sermon and it’s pretty common for the sermon to be focused on the Gospel reading. But where did the readings come from?

            Every hymnal that is produced has a set of readings called a lectionary. The lectionary establishes where in the church year you are, which prayers are prayed and the various other liturgical parts of the service (the introit, gradual, and Psalm.) Our current lectionary has three different years. In year “A” we read Matthew, in year “B” we read Mark and John, and in year “C” we read Luke. The focus of our reading scheme is to make it through the gospels in three years. The other readings are appointed to fit the gospel lesson, to work through a series of epistles, or because they highlight a special feast day. Of course there are times when we deviate from an orderly reading. It wouldn’t be Christmas Eve without that wonderful reading from Luke 2. We’re not slaves to the lectionary; we’ve made the list work for us.

            The lectionary is great when you just want to walk through a gospel and have the readings support the gospel message. The lectionary is also great if you want to unify the church body as a whole. There’s a wonderful sense of unity knowing that all churches have the same reading and the same message on Christmas Eve.

            The lectionary is not so great on two points. One, in year “B”, St. Mark’s gospel is terribly worked over and large sections of St. John’s gospel are placed in. This both suggests that St. Mark’s gospel is insufficient, which isn’t true, and also gives St. John short shrift. Both Mark and John could handle an entire year and our lectionary doesn’t really do either of them justice. The second point that the lectionary isn’t great at is Old Testament and Catholic Epistle literacy. This is to say that if you’re using the lectionary, there are large sections of the Old Testament you will never hear in church, many of them our favorite stories. The Catholic Epistles, those would be the non-Pauline epistles, also suffer this same fate. Do you remember when the last time 2 John was read during the lectionary?

Most of this newsletter makes explicit what you probably have sensed while listening to the readings in church on Sundays. It doesn’t matter if you use “THE” list or make a new one, what matters is that you hear the word of God. God’s word shapes our service and the sermon, our theology and our practice. If you take God’s word out of the service there’s not really anything left for us. This is why Luther translated the Bible. This is why Lutherans should know their Bibles well. Everything we know about God, everything we hope for in terms of salvation and eternity comes from God’s word. Everything we long for in terms of promises of comfort and defense comes from God’s word. The Lutheran service opens God’s word and applies it to every single part of the service from confession to benediction. True Lutherans know God’s word, love God’s word, and make God’s word central not just to their services, but to their lives of faith.





From the Preschool:

Diane Bradseth, Director  



Welcome to all of our families, old and new!  We are so excited to have you join our Prince of Peace Preschool & Kindergarten Family!  Our staff has been preparing many fun and educational activities for your children.  We are eager to serve you this school year and are looking forward to getting to know each of you and your wonderful children!  This year will be a great adventure that we get to share together!

Preschool/Kindergarten News Bulletin Board:

There is a Preschool News Bulletin Board by the 4 year classroom door.  I will post information that is relevant to all classes on this board.  There will be a weekly Lesson Plan for each class posted there, so you can keep updated on the learning and progress your child is making, as well as, partnering at home with your child.  Please take a moment to check it out!

Monthly Newsletter:

I will be sending home a Newsletter each month, with information that is pertinent for your child and your family.  Please watch for it in your pick-up file.  I will also post a copy on the Preschool News Bulletin Board.

Registration Forms:

If you still have any Registration Forms out, please turn them in to me or put them in the door pocket on the PSK Office door.  Thank you!

The Story:

Our Pastor, Lisa (Youth & Family Minister) and I will be using “The Story”, as the guiding book for our weekly Chapel times.  This program follows the true meaning of our faith, Jesus and our salvation through Him!Auto Payments:

Are you interested in having your tuition automatically paid from your account to ours?  If so, we have a program available to you!  You may either see me or pick up a flyer on the sign-in tables.


We are on Facebook, are you?  Come visit us on our Facebook page, at Prince of Peace Preschool, Battle Ground, WA.  I will be adding pictures and sharing our activities on our Facebook page.  If you “like” our Facebook page, you will receive these updates.  Be sure you turn in your Photo Release Form, so your child’s photo may be posted there.  Watch for the updates and let your child see if their photo appears!

Can you hear me?

I will be sending out emails when I have important information for families.  Please let me know if you do NOT receive any emails from me in the next 2 weeks.   This may indicate that I have an incorrect email address for you.

Here Come the Fireman!

We have the Firemen from Station #3 coming to visit soon!   They will bring a Firetruck for the children to climb in for a photo, and will teach the children about Fire safety.  Watch for the dates in your emails and announcements.

Come One, Come All!

Our Fall Program is coming up!  It will be held on October 13, here at Prince of Peace.  Your teacher will send out the time that you need to have your child here.  The service begins at 10:30am, followed by an Open House.  Come and watch your child’s program and see what he/she has been working on in class!  Bring your family and friends!


Walk the Talk:

We are holding our annual Walk-a-Thon on September 25, 26, 27, here in our Preschool/Kindergarten Playground.  This is one of our two fundraisers for the school and helps to keep our tuitions low!  The children will be walking (or running!) around the track in the playground for a predetermined time, to see how many times they can go!  Their prearranged donors will make a pledge of either a flat donation for the event or can make a pledge of a certain amount per “lap” of the track.  We will have special snacks and involve the Preschool/Kindergarten (PSK) families in this event.  It’s a fun day for the children, parents and staff alike!  Watch for pledge forms and more information!

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.

Bathroom/Toilet Accidents:

We require all students (except the Toddler Class) to be fully toilet trained.  However, from time to time, a child may have a toileting accident.  We encourage you to send a change of clothes with your child each day in a backpack or in a marked bag to be held 

here at the school, in case the need arises.  Our staff will assist your child in clean-up and 

changing whenever possible.  If the child has a mess that requires parent assistance, we will call the parent right away for assistance.

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 begin: Sept. 8

  9:00am Sunday School

10:30am Worship

Wednesday Night Youth:

Beginning Sept. 25


4th  – 12th  Grade Youth

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 2: NO SCHOOL-Labor Day

Sept. 25-27: Walk-a-Thon

Oct. 13:  Fall Program

Oct. 25, 29, 30, 31: Fall Harvest Parties


Contact Us:

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

(360)687-2448 or">


Preschool/Kindergarten Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday - 8:30am – 3:00pm


Board of Education News

Recently the members of your Board of Education met to discuss our mission, objectives and calendar for the next school year. It was a long meeting with lots of fruitful, productive conversation. We are excited to share our Mission Verse and how we plan to execute this plan of action. Everything that the Board of Education does should serve to fulfill this verse.

Colossians 1:28 - He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.

So with that in mind, we searched scripture for the way to do that. We didn’t have to look far!

Colossians 1:9-12 - For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.

Colossians paints a beautiful picture of a people maturing in their individual faith to contribute to the whole Body! What would POP look like if we all endeavored to live these verses out? Let’s find out! We are going to try some new things, challenge our current ways of thinking and strive to use all wisdom and discernment to be focused in our use of time and resources to His glory! How can you help? Pray for POP, her leaders and her members. Get involved – the church is the bride of Christ. If the bride doesn’t show, there is no wedding or marriage. Challenge yourself to form a new relationship and fill a need at POP. I am currently working on job descriptions for various positions at POP – jobs that support our mission, current programs and could allow us to grow as the Lord sees fit. Prayerfully consider how you can use your gifts to edify this church Body. Serving is one of the best ways to mature your faith – it’s the practical, outward application of all the book knowledge we have collected! See me if you need help finding a place!  Let us vigorously pursue our maturing in Christ! 


 Spring/Summer Worship Schedule

*No Sunday School*

9:30am Worship


We Begin Our Fall & Winter Worship Schedule

Sunday, September 8 

*No Sunday School*

10:30am   Worship

11:30am    POP Potluck/BBQ


Sunday, September 15

9:00am      Sunday School

10:30am    Worship

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


Our Fall Sunday Worship Schedule 

Begins Sunday, September 8,  2019!  

Worship Service Begins @ 10:30am.

*No Sunday School*  

This is a change from Last Year, So Please 

Make Note of the 10:30am Worship Time!


Prince of Peace Choir!


Joey Ostrand 


Welcomes You To 

“Come Try It Out”

first Choir Rehearsal of the Fall!


Wednesday, September 11

@ 7:00pm!!

if you have an interest, 

we would love to have you join us!


Joey Ostrand


Our Fall Sunday School Schedule 

Begins Sunday, September 15,  2019!  

Sunday School Classes begin at 9am 

 for an hour, followed by a 30 minute break. 

Sunday Church Service Begins at 10:30am.  

Parents are reminded to please   

sign your kids in at their classes to help 

get them acquainted with their teachers. 


Online Sunday School Registration, on the church website 

under the "Youth" section (link to church website below).


POP BBQ Potluck

Sunday September 8th following 

10:30am church service!

Hamburgers and hot dogs provided, as well as coffee, water, and lemonade.


Last names starting with: 

A-M, bring a side dish or salad.


Last names starting with: 

N-Z, bring a dessert.

Seating outside as weather permits!

Volunteer opportunity: 

We need a couple to run the BBQ and help with cleanup of BBQ that day! Let Elyssa know 

if you are interested!


voters meeting

Please be sure to mark your calendars

for this very important meeting!

Save the Date:  September 22nd Immediately Following Worship



Wednesday Night Youth Bible Study

grades 4th-12th 

Begins Wednesday, September 25th 

@ 5:00pm!

Please check our website 


or the Youth and Family Bulletin Board 

for more details!!



Ladies Night @ Prince of Peace!!

Calling all Women of Prince of Peace!   

Tuesday, September 10 @ 6:00pm, 

Opening night for 2019-2020 year!  

We will have a fun, Get Acquainted Game, 

Soup & Salad Dinner, Devotions and Music!  

Come & join the fun! 

~Upcoming Ladies Nights Events~

Oct. 8 – Craft Night

Nov. 12 – Cooking with Mel 

Dec. 10 – Christmas Party



Save the date! 

Church Mouse Bazaar

Friday Nov 8th 1-7 PM

Saturday Nov 9th 9 AM- 3 PM

We will have volunteer signup sheets coming out soon at Women's Ministry nights and after church! We need lots of volunteers to make this a success without burning out the volunteers!

Most urgent need is a raffle coordinator 

(request and coordinate people bringing in donations for raffle, get raffle baskets put together with help of volunteers, be the go to person with questions about the raffle, etc).  Easier than it sounds!

Watch for more info in the months to come!



Sound Board & Slides!


Sunday, September 1

9:30am Worship:  Joe Vaught & Tim Rast

Sunday, September 8

10:30am Worship:  Keith Rast & Lisa Rast

Sunday, September 15

10:30am Worship:  Len Crawford & Wally Huey

Sunday, September 22

10:30am Worship:  Cindy Klug & Wally Huey

Sunday, September 29

10:30am Worship-OPEN-




Sunday, September 1

9:30am Worship:  Paul & Debbie Ostrand


Sunday, September 8 

10:30am Worship:  Sue Sigrist


Sunday, September 15

10:30am Worship:  Bill & Louise Tucker


Sunday, September 22

10:30am Worship:   Judy Doss


Sunday, September 29

10:30am Worship:    Judy Brookshire 

& Joanne Cronrath





Sunday, September 1


9:30am Worship:   Arlene Weir


Sunday, September 8 


10:30am Worship:   -Open-


Sunday, September 15


10:30am Worship:   Keith & Ursula Ansell


Sunday, September 22  


10:30am Worship:    Judy Doss


Sunday, September 29  


10:30am Worship:   Keith Cronrath





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




Phone:  360-687-7455






14208 NE 249th Street


Battle Ground, WA  98604











9:30am           Worship



Labor Day!

Church Offices Closed


7pm  AA


9-3pm         Preschool/K    

1:30 Staff Meeting


9-3pm             Preschool/K    


11am                           POP Quilters   



9-3pm         Preschool/K    

10:00am  M&M Prayer & Bible Study @ Creekside

6pm  AHG



9-3pm         Preschool/K    



10am-4pm            Music in the Garden 12 vehicles parked in our back lot


Begin Fall/Winter Worship Schedule

10:30am   Worship

Post NYG Report

11:30am                POP Potluck/BBQ?


9-3pm         Preschool/K    

10am Sisters in Christ

7-8:30pm  AA


9-3pm         Preschool/K    

1:15pm  PSK Staff Meeting

6pm  Ladies Night


9-3pm          Preschool/K  

6-7pm                           Hand Bell Rehearsal

7:00-8:00pm           Choir Rehearsal?               



9-3pm           Preschool/K   

10:00am  M&M Prayer & Bible Study  @ Creekside     

2-4pm  GFWC

 6pm  AHG

6:30pm  BLM


9-3pm          Preschool/K

4-6pm  Preschool PotLuck!

NW Accounting



Rally Day!  Begin             Sunday School

9:00 - 10am     Sunday School 

10:30am   Worship/Marty Haugen



9-3pm            Preschool/K 

10am                  Sisters in Christ 

7pm  PSK Board Meeting

7-8:30pm  AA





9-3pm             Preschool/K 




9-3pm                   Preschool/K  

11am                         POP Quilters 

6-7pm                           Hand Bell Rehearsal

7:00-8:00pm           Choir Rehearsal     


9-3pm           Preschool/K 

10:00am  M&M Prayer & Bible Study @ Creekside

1pm                  Women’s Ministry Mtg.

6pm  AHG         


9-3pm          Preschool/K

6pm                Suzanne Babcock




9:00 - 10am     Sunday School 

10:30am   Worship

11:30am  Special Voters’ Meeting



9-3pm             Preschool/K 

 10am                  Sisters in Christ    

7-8:30pm  AA


9-3pm              Preschool/K     

4:15pm  Board of Ed

6pm  PPC Meeting


9-3pm                Preschool/K

5pm  Wed. Night Youth

6-7pm                           Hand Bell Rehearsal

7:00-8:00pm           Choir Rehearsal         



Lori Out of Office

9-3pm            Preschool/K    

10:00am  M&M Prayer & Bible Study @ Creekside

2-4pm  GFWC

6pm  AHG



Lori Out of Office

9-3pm          Preschool/K     

NW Accounting



9:00 - 10am    Sunday School 

10:30am   Worship/Matins

German Potluck


Lori Out of Office

9-3pm            Preschool/K

10am                  Sisters in Christ 

7-8:30pm  AA







*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.



© 2019 Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Connected Sound - Websites for the Barbershop Community