Peace Lutheran Church


Opportunities to Serve

Thank You!!
To everyone who has or will volunteer to help provide a light breakfast this summer.
Van Driver Needed
Are you willing to drive the church van one Sunday a month? We’re seeking a first Sunday driver to provide transportation for folks to worship. Contact Will Jones (303-619-5936) if you’re interested.
Help with Summer Bible Adventure
It’s one day only this year—Friday, July 27, 4-8 pm. We need your help to make this event a success. We are looking for volunteers, donations, and are counting on you to invite your friends and family. If you are able to volunteer your time please let me know. A list of needs and volunteer positions will be posted soon. Questions? Contact Charissa at
Helping Hands – Community Assets Board
Are you able to help with any of the following items needed by people in the Peace community? Do you need any of the items available? If so, please contact Becky Lee at or 253-335-8099.
Items needed:
+ 3 beds – singles or doubles


Spiritual Growth and Learning

Sunday Classes & Teachers (9:45 am Education Hour)
+ 3 Years-4th Grade “Godly Play” / Carmen Lampman, Kathy Hanawalt, Gretchen Duggan, Leigh Wong / Basement Room
+ 5th-6th Grade / Charissa Carroll, Don Gillis, Gretchen Duggan / Classroom 3
+ 7th-8th Grade Middle School “Feet to Faith” / Pastor John Stroeh, Brendan Nelson, Keri Anderson / Computer Room
+ 9th-12th Grade High School / Brendan Nelson, Ben Flesher / Conference Room upstairs
+ Adults / Many leaders / Multipurpose Room
Want to Make Bible Reading a Priority? Some suggestions:
+ Attend Sunday morning Bible study at 9:45 am and/or a small group Bible study, such as the Wednesday evening Community Bible Study at the church at 6:15 pm.
+ Read and study the Gospel of Luke, used for worship this year.
+ Set aside a place at home to read the Bible (maybe with a table, chair, candle, notebook for writing your thoughts) and encourage your family to spend time with God in scripture and prayer.
+ Set aside a time each day, maybe mealtimes or bedtimes, for family devotions. As a family, share highs and lows for the day, read scripture, discuss, and say a prayer.
+ On the table outside the sanctuary, pick up the “5 x 5 x 5 Bible Reading Plan” to read through the New Testament in a year OR the “Read the Bible in One Year” plan OR find a Bible reading plan in your study Bible. Commit yourself to it.
+ On the table pick up a “Christ in Our Home” daily devotional.
+ Use the 4 methods of Bible study and accompanying questions from the Book of Faith initiative. See sheet on the table.
+ Go to the Book of Faith website:
+ Find monthly devotions at
Daily Devotional
Pick up a new Christ in Our Home daily devotional on the table outside the sanctuary. They’re free!


Peace Lutheran Church Events & Information

Upcoming Adult Education Sundays at 9:45 am
+ July 15: Women/Faith/Sexism/Justice #3: Word & Images, led by Kellie Campbell
+ July 22: Women/Faith/Sexism/Justice #4: Scripture, led by Pastor John
+ July 29: Peace Mission Trip Stories and Reflections, led by Brendan Nelson & Youth
+ August 5: Bread for the World Offering of Letters, led by Craig Cogger
Peace is Getting an Intern Pastor!
For the first time in many years, Peace Lutheran Church will have a full-time seminary intern, a student in training to be a pastor in the ELCA. Intern Louise Buckles is a student at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA. She will serve as our intern pastor for 10 months starting Sunday, July 15, when we will welcome her in worship with a Service of Beginning. We look forward to her gifts and to serving with her in the Peace community.
Peace at the Park
Wednesdays, July 18 and August 15, 5:30-7:30 pm, at Wright Park, 501 S I St, Tacoma. Everyone is invited to gather at Wright Park with Peace friends, neighbors, and the community. Bring picnic items and yard games to share. Kids, enjoy the spray park and playground.
Hiking by Headlamp
Joseph Anderson ( is organizing some Thursday late afternoon to evening hikes in the summer. Sign up at the Koinonia Corner.
Community Bible Study
Community Bible Study is on summer break. This fall, come to Community Bible Study led by Pastor John on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:30 pm. Come study the scripture readings for the following Sunday.
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! Next meeting is July 12.
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! Next meeting is July 14. Tom Heavy, George Hollis and others will lead the discussion. Topic: Military Service.
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.
+ Faith & Fun Saturdays–July 21 and August 18 from 11 am–2 pm. Get out and enjoy God’s creation this summer with other youth!
+ Blake Island Trip–Friday, August 10, meet at Peace at 9 am. Boat trip to Blake Island, hike, activities, lunch. If you’re interested, contact Brendan.
Children’s Corner (For more information, talk with Charissa Carroll)
+ 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 ages 4-13, practice 1st and 3rd Sunday mornings during the Sunday School Hour, after Godly Play from 10:30-10:50 am in the sanctuary.
+ FaithQuest Children’s Summer Bible Program Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 3:15–4:15 pm July 10–August 1. Here at Peace! For elementary kids. Be part of bringing Bible stories alive through drama! Register at the Koinonia Corner!
+ Summer Bible Adventure! Theme: “Creation” One day only! Friday July 27, 4-8 pm, at Peace. Kids and families, come for a one day adventure to learn about God’s creation and how we’re called to take care of it. See and pet live animals! Share a meal! Enjoy fun activities! Free!
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. Summer rehearsal schedule: June 21, July 19, August 9, August 23.
Interested in Baptism?
Interested in Baptism for yourself or a family member? Please speak with Pastor John.


Peace Community Center Information

Vision and Call
We are now seeking a Vision and Call Fellow, for the 2018-2019 school year. For more info, contact Brendan Nelson at, or see
Facility Renovation This Summer
The conditional use permit has been received, and the Peace Community Center Board has okayed moving forward with the renovation of our facility this summer, most likely starting in July! Please be patient and flexible as we move into a time of disruption for several months on the way to a new kitchen, spruced up multipurpose room, and new office wing, among other improvements.