Peace Lutheran Church


Opportunities to Serve

Van Driver
Are you able to serve as a van driver for Sundays? If you are willing to help transport people to church, please contact Will Jones at We are in need of a driver on the first Sunday of the month beginning August 4.
Visit Living Stones
Peace Lutheran Church will be visiting Living Stones Prison Congregation on Saturday, July 27. This is a congregation located in the State Correctional Facility at Shelton. Talk with Teresa Jackson (253-240-5447) for more details.
Community Resources Ministry
We offer a free community meal and community resources at Peace Fridays 5:30–6:30 pm.
+ If you know a group or an organization who would like to prepare and serve a meal, contact Teri Jelinek (206-718-6109).
+ If you have a Fred Meyer rewards card please link it to Peace. Go to, community rewards, and either enter Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church or key in Fk117.

Peace Lutheran Church Events & Information

Sabbatical News
Pastor John and family are on a three-month sabbatical ending August 21. This is a time of rest, renewal, and reflection for Pastor John. Check out their blog: Please pray for Pastor John and Leigh that they will receive rest, and their family will be strengthened.
+ During the sabbatical time Peace Lutheran Church is experiencing a time of growth based on the common theme of “Mixed Plate: Savoring Culture.” Let’s jump in to grow in faith and serve this summer!
+ We have been recording the sermons during the sabbatical. They will be uploaded during the week, and a link will be placed on the website and Facebook page. You can also check the sermons out on YouTube at
+ See the website’s Sabbatical page for more information.
Adult Forums on Sundays at 9:45 am
+ July 21: Faith and Growing Up in Japan, led by Al Shelton and Will Jones
+ July 28: Mixed Plate at Peace, led by Pastor Louise Buckles
+ August 4: Peace Community Center Update
+ August 11: Conversation Around Race, led by Craig Cogger, Alma Crawford, and Ted Johnstone
Summer Bible Adventure
+ Sunday, July 21: After the 11 am service will be a gathering for all who were involved in Summer Bible Adventure. This will be a celebration with certificates being handed out, lunch, and singing.
Treyana’s Baby Shower: Sunday, July 21, 2:30 pm
Come and celebrate the birth of Keh’Lani Jade Brim. For more information contact Myrah Ballentine (253-376-6487) or Charissa Carroll (253-267-9510).
The Detention Lottery: Saturday, July 27, 1-3 pm
Come to this play put on by immigration attorneys to gain an understanding of how our country enforces immigration laws, including detention processes and courtroom proceedings. Immigration attorneys will be available after the play to answer any questions you might have.
Plaehn Anniversary Celebration!
Join Holle & Carol Plaehn and their family to celebrate 60 years of marriage! An Open House on Saturday, August 24 from 2-4 pm here at Peace! Renewal of vows at 3 pm. We hope you can stop by. Questions, call/text Kris Plaehn at 253-282-0151.
Women Sharing in Bible Study
Open to all women, this wonderful group study meets on the second Thursday of the month beginning at 10 am in classroom 2. Bring a light lunch. Coffee is served. Copies of each lesson are made available. Join the conversation. Invite someone!
Men’s Breakfast
The Men’s Breakfast and Bible study meets the second Saturday of each month from 8–9:30 am in the multipurpose room. Connect with God and share fellowship with other men! Join in the gathering. Invite someone!
Community Bible Study
The Community Bible Study is on break for the summer.
Youth News (For more information, talk with Brendan Nelson)
+ Sunday Faith Time – Sundays at 9:45 am. Classes for youth 5th grade and up to learn about God and faith.
Children’s Corner (For more information, talk with Brendan Nelson)
+ Godly Play – Every Sunday at Peace at 9:45 am. An experiential, Spirit-filled sharing of Bible stories that invites children to respond to God with wonder and creativity! For kids ages 3 to 4th grade.
+ Angel Choir – Kids 3 years old to 4th grade practice every Sunday before Godly Play, starting at 9:45 am. Sing each third Sunday during 11 am worship.
+ Angel Choir is on break. The last Sunday in September will be the first practice. They will resume singing on the 3rd Sunday in October.
Want to Receive a Special Card from Peace?
Share your birthday and/or anniversary at the Koinonia Corner.
Gospel Choir
Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 7 pm in the sanctuary prior to the 2nd and 4th Sundays.
Interested in Baptism?
Interested in Baptism for yourself or a family member? Please speak with Brendan Nelson or Pastor Louise.

Peace Community Center Events & Information

AmeriCorps & Vision and Call
We are seeking AmeriCorps Interns and a Vision and Call Fellow to serve for the 2019-2020 year. The AmeriCorps Interns work with the youth through the programs in Peace Community Center. The Vision and Call Fellow serves the Church and the Center. See or contact Brendan Nelson at
Summer Learning at Peace
Peace Community Center is gearing up for their summer learning academy:
+ Hilltop Scholars high school at Peace, July 1–19, Monday-Friday, 9 am-3 pm. Field trip days & times will vary.
+ Hilltop Scholars at Jason Lee, July 8–26, Monday–Friday, 9 am-3 pm. Field trips on July 19 & 26.
+ Hilltop Scholars at McCarver, July 29-August 22, Monday-Thursday, 8:30am–3 pm. Field trips on Fridays.

Community Events & Information

Backyard Boogie for Justice 253
This is a people’s movement assembly about land and power. There will be food, conversation, music, and ways to take action. The event will be Saturday August 3, from 12-4 pm at Evergreen State College – Tacoma. For more information contact