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Begins Sunday, September 12, 2021!


Sunday School Beings @ 9:00am.


Worship Service Begins @ 10:30am.


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From the Desk of Pastor David Zemke:


Perhaps my last newsletter article was more direct than I have been in the past. To some extent that difference reflects changes in the community and where we as a people are. Additionally, usually, the newsletter articles have been more directed toward uplifting education than more forthright teaching on a topic. To this end, it might be good to unravel our own duties regarding our fellow humans, as well as our current situation living in a democratic republic, in a more systematic way.

A close reading of Genesis 1-4 from an anthropological point of view reveals some truths. The first of which is that God created us. He moves quickly to say that it is not good that we are alone (Genesis 2:18). Humans are made to be together, first in marriage, and as a direct result in community with others. Jesus continuously reiterates this point in the New Testament. God guards our relationships with the community through the second table of the law, namely the fourth through tenth commandments (Exodus 20). These are the barest and most austere points which can be gleaned from the text.

Our duties to “our fellow man” flow not just from a negative law giving, i.e. “thou shalt not murder,” but from a positive understanding of community and the benefits of charity toward the community. One place we see this is in the fourth commandment. It doesn’t just stop with “honor your father and mother,” but continues “that it might go well with you that you might dwell long in the land.” There is a tacit understanding of charity in that command to honor. This carries through the Old Testament with such passages as Amos 4 where the people of Israel are sharply criticized for their lack of charity. Jesus is famous as a moral teacher in His own right in demanding charity.

What governmental system we have, and how it interacts with the church, is not specifically commanded by scripture. In the Old Testament, the Israelites long for a king because every other nation has one (1 Samuel 8). There is no repudiation of the Greek or Roman forms of government, as such, in either the gospels or the epistles. There is nothing that says we must have an absolute monarch or a democratic republic or a socialist dictatorship. Throughout the epistles, our allegiance to Christ alone is tempered with the necessity of allegiance to the state insofar as we are able (Romans 13). The Holy Spirit, in conjunction with the authors of the epistles, create this tension because they know that the community will always be ruled by the government; but also that all church outreach and all church charity will necessarily flow out into the community and run into or through the government depending on the friendliness of the government.

We stand, as always, ready to strengthen the community that God has placed us into. We look for partnership with community leaders, with governments, and with fellow Christians for the sake of charity wherever we are able. We also stand apart from the government, from the community, and even from other Christian churches as they ask us to sin. This is a delicate walk and the assumption that there would never be pitfalls or tensions doesn’t recognize either history or our current context. What is also equally true is that throwing that relationship away because there is tension is going to be disastrous and ultimately sinful, as it will deprive people in need of both charity and the gospel.

Christ never tells us living as His disciples will be easy. Rather He tells us to love our neighbor, to turn the other cheek, and finally to be holy as He is holy. These always compete, but there is always grace from our Lord as we move forward with His mission.

 

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Congregational President: Len Crawford

 

There will be several PPC Board positions opening soon!

If you are at all interested in filling a position, please contact any of the current PPC Board members.

 

Thank you!

 

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Youth & Family


Young Adult Small Group - 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 let Lisa Ballard know if you'd like to join us and she will supply the address!


Sunday School Kickoff! Join us on Sunday, September 12th at 9 am to kick off our Sunday School year! Opening will be in the fellowship hall - all ages - and then we'll split off into our classrooms! Join us and keep maturing your faith! See Lisa Ballard with questions! Thanks!


Sunday School Teachers Wanted! If you love Jesus and want to tell someone, I have an audience for you! We are looking for a handful of members who would be in rotation to teach the Kinder-3rd grade class. It's a great way to grow your own knowledge and conviction while investing in our next generation! If you're available to teach once a month or so, please let Lisa Ballard know!

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News from the Preschool

Prince of Peace Preschool/Kindergarten - September 2021


 

 

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Ladies Nights


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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

As we move into our Fall Worship Schedule, we would like to reintroduce lectors to our Sunday Worship! Please sign up by calling or emailing the Church Main Office.

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Lector Schedule

Sunday, September 12

10:30am Worship: KC

 

Sunday, September 19

10:30am Worship: -Open-

 

Sunday, September 26

10:30am Worship: -Open-

 

 

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Prince of Peace Hand Bells! 


Will Be Directing Bells this fall starting
 Lisa Rast and Linda Brainard

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

 

Bell Polishing Night will be Wednesday, September 15, 2021

 


 

Please Contact Lisa or Linda if you have any questions!

 

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October 2021

Sun

 

Mon

 

Tue

 

Wed

Thu

 

Fri

 

Sat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

9am-12pm PSK/K – Walkathon

 

2

8am Men’s Breakfast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

9:00am Sunday School

10:30am –Worship

5pm Empty Nesters

 

4

9am-12pm PSK/K

6pm Young Adult Bible Stdy

 

5

9am-12pm PSK/K

9:45am Staff Mtg.

6pm Elders

 

6

9am-12pm PSK/K

6pm Bells

6pm Confirmation –Digital

7pm Adult Bible Study

7pm Choir

 

7

9am-12pm PSK/K

 

 

8

9am-12pm PSK/K

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

9:00am Sunday School

10:30am –Worship

 

Pastor Zemke Vacation

 

11

9am-12pm PSK/K

1:30pm PSK Board Mtg.

6pm Young Adult Bible Stdy

 

 

 

12

9am-12pm PSK/K

1:30 PSK Staff Mtg.

 

 

13

9am-12pm PSK/K

6pm Bells

7pm Choir

 

14

9am-12pm PSK/K

2pm GFWC

1pm Auction Meeting

6pm Ladies Night

 

 

 

15

9am-12pm PSK/K

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

9:00am Sunday School

10:30am –Worship

 

Pastor Zemke Returns

 

18

9am-12pm PSK/K

6pm Young Adult Bible Stdy

6pm Empty Nesters

 

19

9am-12pm PSK/K

6pm Empty Nesters-FH

 

20

9am-12pm PSK/K

6pm Bells

6pm Confirmation - Digital

7pm Adult Bible Study

7pm Choir

4:15pm Board of Ed

 

 

21

9am-12pm PSK/K

 

 

22

9am-12pm PSK/K

 

23

 

24

9:00am Sunday School

10:30am –Worship

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31

Confirmation Sunday

 

 

25

9am-12pm PSK/K

6pm Young Adult Bible Stdy

 

 

 

 

26

9am-12pm PSK/K

6pm PPC

 

 

27

9am-12pm PSK/K – Harvest Party

6pm Bells

6pm Confirmation –Digital

7pm Adult Bible Study

7pm Choir

 

 

28

9am-12pm PSK/K – Harvest Party

2pm GFWC

 

 

29

9am-12pm PSK/K – Harvest Party

 

 

 

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