May 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: Is a great resource for the appropriate links to the latest information.




From Pastor David Zemke:


  I didn’t start out liking horse racing. Most children who aren’t horse fans, and I wasn’t one, don’t really enjoy it to begin with. On a less sanctified note I really only came to like horse racing because of the fun drinks and the derby pie. I pick my race favorites through an unscientific process, namely looking for moderate odds and a catchy name. And then I wait with bated breath to be disappointed!


            One thing that took some explaining was that the Derby is just one race, but they’ll have lots of races at the track that day. Now it makes sense. You don’t just call everybody to the track for a few moments of excitement. There will be lots of entertaining races with one big and important one to draw the crowd. And in between the races, while the track is retouched and horses are readied, there’ll be a break. Hopefully breaks for good food and or drinks!


            Our liturgical calendar from Advent to Pentecost is much like the Derby. There are sections of hard racing like the Advent and Lenten fasts. There are a few moments of victory, such as Christmas and Easter. Then there are some seeming breaks. The space between Christmas and Lent, and the space between Easter and the Ascension give us a little breathing room.


            Lest you think that it’s illicit to compare our liturgical life to a day at the track, the author of the book of Hebrews compares our whole life to a race. Hebrews 12:1 calls us to run with perseverance the race set before us. This isn’t just the race of our secular life, but also of our worship life. There are indeed parts of our communal worship life that are like a footrace. They’re grueling, they challenge us, and at the end we need a little rest. And after the race we’re allowed to train.


            In the season after Easter we’ve been preaching through the epistle to the Romans. We’ve had time to celebrate and now it’s time to train again. We watched Jesus run the race and in that race we won as well. The numbers have come in and we’ve all cashed in! But before the next post we have the opportunity to train for our race. St. Paul gives us this opportunity in his magisterial epistle. Let us train together to run that next race!




Congregational President: Len Crawford


Spring Voters’ Meeting: As per our constitution we are required to hold a voters meeting in May and November of each year. The PPC has decided that May 2, 2021 would be the best date. The meeting will be held in the sanctuary immediately following the 10:30 service.  We will make this meeting as short as possible to comply with State and local Covid requirements, and still bring everyone up to date on what is happening at POP. This is a very important meeting as we will be voting on several purposed revisions to the “Prince of Peace Constitution and By-Laws”. We will be sending out

a copy of the constitution for your review prior to the meeting. This should be easy for you to follow as the purposed changes will be highlighted in color. This vote on the purposed changes will be a written vote as many members have requested in the past. We will recap our current financial status, and financial projections for the balance of 2021. In addition, the chair persons from each board will give a short update on what they are working on and projects that have completed.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this important meeting. Blessings, Len Crawford


Youth & Family Minister: Lisa Ballard



ALL ABOARD! Join us this summer for our 2nd annual digital VBS! We're off to the mountains for an adventure to learn how Jesus' power pulls us through!


Here's what you need to know!

Dates: July 26-30th

Pick up kit: July 25th from 12-1 pm

Registration link HERE - (registration is NOW OPEN and ends, Sunday, July 4th)


Digital VBS will work just like last year, each student will pick up their kit Sunday. The kit is packed with all the material you'll need for the week! Watch for an email each morning with the videos containing songs, the lesson, and other fun activities!


If you have any questions or you'd like to be a part of the team that makes this VBS possible, please let Lisa Ballard know! See you on the rails!



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



April Showers!

We had many rainy days in April, but still managed to go outside inbetween showers!  There was a lot of learning about plants and growing this month, on top of our usual academics.  We also had a lot of Auction preparation by staff & families!  Thanks to all who helped make this a success!

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 7 – 11, 2021    “Kings, Queens & Castles”      

July 12 – 16, 2021    “Exploring the Outdoors”    

August 9 – 13, 2021 “Space Camp”

*Monday – Friday:  9:00am – 12:00pm

*For children ages: 3 years – 2nd grade

*Only $85.00 per student per camp!

Registration 2021-2022!!!                                                                                                                    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.      

Virtual Spring Program -May!!!                                                                                                                                              Our final Preschool/Kindergarten Program for the year was filmed at the end of April.  The invitation to the links to watch the videos will go out the first of May to families. We had a servant theme with a special emphasis on patriotism, including a “thank you” to all  Veterans and Servicemen/women.  The children did an awesome job!  Thanks to all of the staff who worked so hard on preparation for this Virtual program!                                                “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”                                                                                                      Thank you to all who helped make this the largest Auction Fundraiser we have had!!!  It was awesome to have so many POP & PSK families in attendance!  Lots of fun and fellowship for all!  Many thanks to all who made donations and/or picked-up donations from the community!  A big thank you to all staff and families who helped with decorations and food prep!  We are still tallying the income, but it looks like our biggest year financially, as well!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

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!  Parties are: May 3 – 7.

Parties and Celebrations:

We have lots of fun on the horizon!  Please take note of these important events!  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 3: MW3                 10:00a-11:30a

May 4: TTh3                   10:00a-11:30a

May 5: MWF am           10:00a-11:30a

May 5: MWF pm           1:00p-2:30p

May 6: TTh4                    10:00a-11:30a

May 7: Toddler             10:00a-11:30a

Last Day of School:

May 14: Toddler

May 17: MW3

May 18: TTh3, TTh4

May 19: MWF, K, CE

End of Year Parties:

May 14:  Toddler

May 19: MW3 & TTh3   10:00a-11:30am

May 21: MWFpm  1:00p-2:30p


May 20:  10:00a - TTh4

May 20: 1:00p – K

May 21: MWFam  10:00am

Snow Make-up Days:

Due to inclement weather, 1 class has need of 1 Snow Make-up Day.   This will be for

Kindergarten only: 

May 21.    

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

Upcoming Events:  

Summer Camps:                                                                                                                              June 7 - 11;

July 12 - 16;

Aug. 9 – 13                                                                                                   

Sept. 1, 2021:  First Day of School!  


Contact Us:

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

(360) 6887-2448 or">

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

June – August – Summer Break


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">

Thank you again POP Family!


MAY 2021


















































Sunday School

10:30am –Worship- Spring Voters’ Mtg





6pm Young Adult Bible Stdy





9:45am Staff Mtg.

6pm Empty Nesters-FH






10:30am Cherie Kaiser Memorial Service

1:30pm WT

6pm Bells

6pm Confirmation

7pm Adult Bible Study




























Mother’s Day

9:30am-Jr. Sunday School

10:30am –Worship

PSK Spring Program?





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

4:30pm PSK Staff Mtg.

4pm WT

3pm Auction Planning Mtg.

6pm Bells

6pm Confirmation

7pm Adult Bible Study



9am-3pm PSK/K




9am-3pm PSK/K

















9:30am-Jr. Sunday School

10:30am –Worship




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

6pm Ladies Night



9am-3pm PSK/K-Last Day of PSK!


















23 Graduation Sunday!

9:30am- Sunday School

10:30am –Worship





PSK/K-Summer Break!

6pm Young Adult Bible Stdy



31-Memorial Day



PSK/K- Summer Break!


4:15pm Board of Ed

6pm PPC




PSK/K Summer Break!

1:30pm WT

6pm Bells

6pm Confirmation

7pm Adult Bible Study




PSK/K Summer Break!





PSK/K Summer Break!









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




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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