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JoyToTheWorld

Sunday School @ 9:00am.


Worship Service @ 10:30am.


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From the Desk of Pastor David Zemke:

 

The New Year is a time of hope for blessings. We even wish people a “Blessed New Year.” It’s not wrong to want the best for our families and friends, nor is it wrong to pray for blessings. St. James calls God the “Giver of Every Perfect Gift” and one of the old Latin texts translates that as “The Great Benefactor.” There are a few aspects of blessings that I want to talk about in upcoming articles.


            The first is what happens if the blessings don’t come? Some of them we might not even need. I certainly do pray for five feet of snow this year, but maybe I don’t need all of that, especially at once. The same goes for the metric ton of bacon I’ve been praying for. But some of the blessings we pray for we really need. Some of the blessings are vital. Many of these are covered in Luther’s explanation of the first article of the creed. House and home, land and animals, spouse and family, eyes, ears, and all our senses. What if one of these blessings doesn’t come or if God removes one?


            The quick answer to that is we suffer. Suffering isn’t fun and nobody wants to experience it. We’re literally praying that it does not happen when we pray for blessing. We read texts like Romans five and hear that we should rejoice in our suffering. And yet we pray actively against suffering. This forces the pastor to ask: Is our fear, love, and trust placed in God, or placed in an easy life?


            Before I moved to Battle Ground I used to swim for fitness. While I was swimming laps I would count the number and divide by my goal. The fraction got larger and I knew I was closer to getting done. I could see the light at the end of the tunnel. While this mental math kept my brain busy, seeing the goal kept me swimming. This is what surviving suffering is. But the goal needs to be right, because it’s easy to fix the goal as “the suffering will end.” That’s what I did when I was swimming. Instead, the goal of the Christian is to be one with Christ.


            Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith as Hebrews says, is key in all of this. We can and will endure many things with our eyes fixed on the cross. Praying for blessings is all well and good, but noticing the HUGE blessing in front of us in the form of the cross is the most important part of human existence.


            My prayer is always for the people in my life to experience blessings in the New Year. I’m human and just like everybody else; I want nice things for people. But as a pastor I want everybody to fix their faith to the only saving miracle: our Lord Jesus Christ. If we do nothing else, if we receive no other blessing, we have eternal grace and peace in our Lord.

 

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New Member Sunday

 

Please join us Sunday, January 9th, @ 10:30am
as we welcome new members to our congregation at Prince of Peace!

 

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Blessing of the Quilts!

Please join us Sunday, January 9th @ 10:30am

for the Blessing of the Quilts!


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Youth & Family


Hearth and Armory - Join us every Monday night from 6-8 pm in Vancouver as we study God's Word, grow in Spiritual maturity, and enjoy a time of fellowship! We are currently in the book of Romans! Please contact Rachel Neuberger for details!

 

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Prince of Peace Preschool/Kindergarten - January 2022


 

A Joyful December!

December was filled with lots of singing, gift making, fun crafts and joy! The giggles and happy voices filled the church! Along with the usual reading, writing and math, preparation for our Christmas Program filled most of our music lessons. The children did a wonderful job of sharing the “Good News” of Christmas with their families and friends!

 

Registration 2022- 2023!!

It’s here! Yes, Registration for the Preschool and Kindergarten classes will begin on January 3, 2022! We will again offer exclusive registration to all of our Preschool/Kindergarten families and Prince of Peace members for the month of January. On February 1, we will open up Registration to the community. Registration packets are available at sign-in, 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!


Christmas helpers!

We had many events during the month of December to celebrate Christmas. We would like to thank all family members who helped with one or more events! Your help makes these events successful and joyful for all! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

 

 Thanksgiving Feasts!

In celebration of Thanksgiving, each class held a Thanksgiving Feast. Many thanks to the families who participated and helped in the kitchen! See our Facebook page for photos of these events.

 

“Our ‘Ohana”

We have begun planning for our annual Preschool/Kindergarten Auction! We will hold it on March 12. Our next planning meeting is on Jan. 6 @ 1:30pm. 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.

 

Valentines’ Day Parties:

Our Valentine’s Day Parties are held during regular class times. We love to have families participate! Watch for sign-up forms or talk with your teacher for ways that you can help!

Feb. 11, 14, 15

 

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?

 

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: battlegroundps.org. 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?

Please join us at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church for worship!

Sunday Services:

9:00am   Sunday School for all ages

10:30am Worship Service

 

Upcoming Events:

Jan. 3                          School Resumes &

2022-23 Registration Begins!

Jan. 6 @ 1:30p           Auction Planning Meeting

Jan. 17                      NO SCHOOL-MLK Jr. Day

Feb. 11, 14, 15           Valentine’s Day Parties

Feb. 21                       NO SCHOOL – President’s Day

  

Contact Us:

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

at either: (360)687-2448 or preschool@princeofpeacebg.com


Happy New Year!

Diane Bradseth, Director

 

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Ladies Night at
Prince of Peace

 

Movie Night!

Our next Ladies Night is January 6thth at 6:00pm. Join us for a Movie Night!

 


Come join in the fun and the fellowship!
We hope to see you soon!

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Diane Bradseth

at (360) 687-2448 or preschool@princeofpeacebg.com

                                       


WomensMinistriesHeart

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Help Needed @ Prince of Peace!


Isaiah 6:8


“Whom shall I send?” -  “Here am I. Send me.”

 



Help Wanted


Position:           Treasurer              Beginning:   January 1, 2022

The Treasurer approves invoices, signs checks, creates monthly reports and attends PPC meetings.  Northwest Accounting does most of our bookkeeping and payroll. For more info please talk with Janet Crawford.

  

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There is still a need!  Please help, if you can!


 

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CALLING ALL LECTORS


 

There is a great need for Lectors as we try so hard to return back into the Sanctuary for Worship! Please sign up by calling or emailing the Church Main Office. We would love to have you read in Worship!


 

Lector Schedule


Sunday, January 2nd

10:30am Worship: -Open-


Sunday, January 9th 

10:30am Worship: Keith and Ursula Ansell

 


Sunday, January 16th 

10:30am Worship: -Open-

 

Sunday, Januart 23rd

10:30am Worship: Keith and Ursula Ansell


Sunday, January 30th 

10:30am Worship: -Open-



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 January 2022

 

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

 

 

 

 

1

Happy New Year 2022!

2

9am Sunday School

10:30am Worship

3

9am-3pm PSK/K 6pm Young Adult Bible Study

4

9am-3pm PSK/K

9:45am Staff Meeting

6pm Empty Nesters

5

9am-3pm PSK/K

6

9am-3pm PSK/K

10am M+Ms

6pm Ladies Night

 

7

9am-3pm PSK/K

 

8

9

9am Sunday School

10:30am Worship -

New Member Sunday & Quilts Blessing

                            

10

9am-3pm PSK/K

1:30pm PSK Board Meeting

6pm Young Adult Bible Study

11

9am-3pm PSK/K

6pm Elders

12

9am-3pm PSK/K

1:30pm PSK Staff Mtg.

3pm Auction Planning Mtg.

6pm Bells

7pm Choir

7pm Adult Bible Study

13

9am-3pm PSK/K

10am M+Ms

 

14

9am-3pm PSK/K

 

15

 

16

9am Sunday School

10:30am Worship

17

MLK Day – No PSK/K

6pm Young Adult Bible Study

18

9am-3pm PSK/K

6pm Empty Nesters

19

9am-3pm PSK/K

6pm Bells

7pm Choir

7pm Adult Bible Study

 

 

20

9am-3pm PSK/K

10am M+M’s

 

 

21

9am-3pm PSK/K

22

23

9am Sunday School

10:30am Worship

24

9am-3pm PSK/K

6pm Young Adult Bible Study

25

9am-3pm PSK/K

6pm PPC Meeting

26

9am-3pm PSK/K

6pm Bells

7pm Choir

7pm Adult Bible Study

27

9am-3pm PSK/K

10am M+M’s

2pm-4pm GFWC

28

29

30

9am Sunday School

10:30am Worship

31

9am-3pm PSK/K

6pm Young Adult Bible Study

  

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