MARCH, 2018



Fall & Winter Worship Schedule:



 9:00am      Sunday School

 10:15am     Worship


Prince of Peace Upcoming Services:

Palm Sunday:  March 25 @ 10:15am

Maundy Thursday:  March 29 @ 7pm

Good Friday:  March 30 @ 7pm


Lenten Services Begin:

Wednesday, February 21 @ 7:00pm

Thursday, February 22 @ 11:30am  


Please join us on Thursday’s, after the service, 

for soup and salad in the fellowship hall.


 From Pastor Ray Waetjen:




Marilyn Ancil’s death came so suddenly we were not prepared for it.  Because of that, I want to share the conclusion for her “Celebration of Life” sermon.


Jim Croce wrote and recorded a song entitled, Time in a Bottle.  There is a line in that song that says:  

“There never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do, once you find them.”  The irony of Croce 

writing and recording those words is that he died in a plane crash shortly afterwards.  Time is such a precious commodity, such a gift of God – and yet we so often squander it, waste it, and use it unwisely.


(The following came from the Ancil family.)

“I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend,


He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end.


He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears,

but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.


For that dash represents all the time that they spent alive on earth.

 And now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.


For it matters not, how much we own, the cars…the house…the cash.

What matters most is how we live and  love and how we spend our dash.


So, think about this long and hard.  Are there things you’d like to change?

For you never know how much time is left that can still be rearranged.


If we could just slow down enough to consider what’s true and real

and always try to understand the way other people feel.


And be less quick to anger and show appreciation more

and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.



If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile,

remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.


So, when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash…

would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent YOUR dash?


The question we all need to answer for ourselves is:  “Am I ready for  the transformation 

from one degree of glory to another” that only comes through faith in Jesus Christ?


To quote the title of another song, Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?


Because of Jesus,

Pastor Ray





This year our Mid-Week Lenten Worship Services will be on Basic Lenten Words 

based on the first letter of John


Wednesday, February 14th – Ash Wednesday:  “Confession” based on 1 John 1:8-9

11:30am Service & 7:00pm


Wednesday, February 21st – “Repentance”  1 John 3:4-6  

7:00pm Service

Thursday, February 22

11:30am  Service


Wednesday, February 28th – “Faith”  1 John 2:1-2

7:00pm Service

Thursday, March 1

11:30am Service


Wednesday March 7th – “Hope”  1 John 3:2-3

7:00pm Service

Thursday, March 8

11:30am Service


Wednesday, March 14th – “Love”  1 John 4:7-12

11:30am Service  - Soup/Salad to follow & 7:00pm Service

*We will not have a Thursday Service this week*


Wednesday, March 21st --- “Suffering”  1 John 2:15-17

7:00pm Service

Thursday, March 22 - Keith Cronrath leading the Service

11:30am Service


We pray for the Holy Spirit’s presence and power as we reinforce these Basic Lenten Words.


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

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!


Registration 2018 – 19!!!

It’s here!  Yes, Registration for the Preschool and Kindergarten classes began on January 2, 2018!   On February 1, we will open up Registration to the community.  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!


Kindergarten News:

We will offer a ½ price Registration Fee for our Kindergarten students that register by March 26!  Don’t miss out!  Our 4 year old classes will have a visit to our Kindergarten class.  The children will get to meet Miss Michelle and will have some “Kindergarten” style learning.  Families are welcome to come and observe.  The children will visit in small groups on Feb. 27 & 28.  Please see your child’s teacher for the time of your child’s visit, if you want to observe.


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 March 26 & 27, during regular class times.  If you would like to lead a group of children that day, please let me or your teacher know.

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

Come “Go Places” with us at our annual Preschool/Kindergarten Auction!  We will hold it on March 10 at 5:00pm.  It is an evening full of fun and surprises in the whimsical land of Dr. Seuss!  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 now!  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 are collecting them as soon as possible!  This is a large event and our primary fundraiser.  It requires lots of parent help!  Please sign-up to help with decorations, set-up or cooking, if you are available!  See the sign-up poster in the Fellowship Hall!


Lent Season and Chapel:

We hold Chapel in a more reflective manner through the Lent season, beginning Feb. 20.  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.  


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.



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


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:  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. 


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

Lent Services

Mar. 111:30am

Mar. 77:00pm

Mar. 811:30am

Mar. 147:00pm

Mar. 1511:30am

Mar. 217:00pm

Mar. 2211:30am


Easter Services:

Mar. 29:Maundy Thursday7:00pm

Mar. 30: Good Friday7:00pm

Apr. 110:15am Easter Service!!!


Upcoming Events:

Mar. 10   “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Auction

Mar. 26, 27Journey with Jesus

Mar. 30NO SCHOOL-Good Friday

Apr. 2 – 6Spring Break

Apr. 22Spring Program


Contact Us:

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

(360) 687-2448 or

Diane Bradseth, Director

Youth and Family 2018!


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


Prince of Peace News and Announcements:

Serving Us in Worship:


March Greeters:


4.       xxx


11.     Keith & Joanne Cronrath


18.     Matt & Carol Ebert


25.     TBD


March Readers:


4.       xxx


11.    Keith Cronrath


18.     Matt & Carol Ebert


25.     xxx


March Ushers:  


Paul Ostrand, Marvin Mathison


Slides & Sound:








25.    Cindy Klug


March Flower Chart:


4.         Wally & Valerie Huey


11.       Roger & Elyssa Morris


18.       Matt & Carol Ebert


25.       Nancy Lee



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!




POP Preschool Upcoming Events:

Mar. 10   “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Auction

Mar. 26, 27Journey with Jesus

Mar. 30NO SCHOOL-Good Friday

Apr. 2 – 6Spring Break

Apr. 22Spring Program

Easter Services:

Mar. 29:Maundy Thursday7:00pm

Mar. 30: Good Friday7:00pm

Apr. 110:15am Easter Service!!!

Lenten Services

Wednesday Evenings  @ 7pm

Thursday Mornings @ 11:30am

Soup & Salad to Follow 

the Thursday Services


Hand bell Rehearsal                                    Wednesday’s                                               5:45-6:45pm @ Prince of Peace

Choir Rehearsal




Sister’s in Christ Bible Study


10am @ Lois Moffat’s


M&M Women’s Bible Study


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









Prince of Peace Beautification Project!


It’s that time of year again and we are asking for Volunteers to help with the trimming of the Apple Tree’s, March 10 at 9:00am!  


Coffee & Donuts will be provided!  


Please contact Terry Welck 


or Tom Goldsby for Full Details!





Thanks to everyone 

who contributed to the 

Mites “giving opportunity” last Sunday. Because of your generosity, the M & M’s Bible Study group will send $100 to the Northwest District Lutheran Women in Mission to help fund their projects. 

Louise Tucker.


Looking for Volunteers!!

We are Always In Need 

Of Readers And Greeters!!

Please Sign Up


March 4:_____________________________


March 11:____________________________


March 18:  Matt & Carol Ebert


March 25:_____________________________

or Call/Email Lori Young

@ 360-687-7455 or">

Thank You!   



Reminder to Spring Ahead One Hour

Saturday night, March 10!



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










Ladies Nights at Prince of Peace

2017 - 2018

@ 6:00pm


Upcoming Events:

March 13:   Easter Theme

April 10:   Flower Pots/Baskets

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


Wednesday Night Youth Bible Study 

grades 4th-12th @ 5:30pm! 

Please check our website 


or the Youth and Family Bulletin Board 

for more details!!














9-3pm    Preschool/K    

10am  M&M Prayer & Bible Study @ Carolines

11:30am Lenten Service - Soup

1pm  Wonen’s Ministry Meeting

6pm  AHG


8-2pm                     Church Office Open

9-3pm                Preschool/K                6pm                       Suzanne Babcock




9:00am                    Sunday School

10:15am             Worship     

12-3pm                Young Adult &          Sr. High Game Day!    




9-3pm         Preschool/K      



7-8:30pm  AA


9-3pm                     Preschool/K    

10am                           Sisters in Christ 



9-3pm                              Preschool/K  

11am  POP Quilters 

6:00-6:45pm                 Hand bell Rehearsal

7:30-8:30pm                       Choir Rehearsal

7pm  Lenten Service


9-3pm   Preschool/K  Auction Set-Up                       

10am  M&M Prayer & Bible Study @ Carolines

11:30am                     Lenten Service - Soup

6pm  GFWC

6pm  AHG

6pm BLM



8am-2pm                    Church Office Open

9-3pm             Preschool/K

Auction Set-Up


9am  Church Beautification Project

5pm              Preschool Auction!


Spring Forward          One Hour


9:00am                   Sunday School

10:15am          Worship

Daylight Savings!


9-3pm         Preschool/K      

1:30pm                Staff Meeting

7-8:30pm  AA



9-3pm                  Preschool/K 

10am                          Sisters in Christ 

6pm Ladies Night - Planting Flowers



9-3pm               Preschool/K  

11:30am                   Lenten Service - Soup    

6:00-6:45pm                 Hand bell Rehearsal

7:30-8:30pm                  Choir Rehearsal

7pm  Lenten Service


9-3pm                    Preschool/K                       

10am  M&M Prayer & Bible Study @ Carolines

4-6pm                  Princess Training

6pm  AHG


Church Office Closed

9-3pm                  Preschool/K 

3pm                       GFWC Set-Up



8am                      GFWC


9:00am                    Sunday School

10:15am           Worship



9-3pm        Preschool/K  


7-8:30pm  AA


9-3pm                    Preschool/K      

10am                          Sisters in Christ 


9-3pm                              Preschool/K 

11am  POP Quilters  

6:00-6:45pm                 Hand bell Rehearsal

7:30-8:30pm                 Choir Rehearsal            

7pm Lenten Service


9-3pm    Preschool/K      

10am   M&M Prayer & Bible Study @ Carolines

11:30am                    Lenten Service - Soup

1pm   Women’s        Ministry Meeting

4-6pm                      Princess Training

6pm  GFWC

6pm  AHG



8-2pm                         Church Office Hours

9-3pm                   Preschool/K 

4-6pm                     Princess Training

6pm  Suzanne Babcock


10am-3pm           Princess Training


Palm Sunday 

 9:00am               Sunday School

10:15am          Worship



9-3pm         Preschool/K - Journey with Jesus      

7-8:30pm  AA




9-3pm                                          Preschool/K -            Journey with Jesus 

10am                           Sisters in Christ

4-6pm  Princess Training     

6:00pm                          PPC Meeting



9-3pm                              Preschool/K   

6:00-7:00pm                 Hand bell Rehearsal

7:00-8:00pm                 Choir Rehearsal            



Maundy Thursday       7:00pm Service

9-3pm  Preschool/K


Good Friday               7:00pm Service

No Preschool/K today





*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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