Peace Lutheran Church


Opportunities to Serve

Ambassadors for Christ Team
Want to be in a group that meets quarterly to give leadership, ideas, and strategies for all types of outreach for Jesus as we follow our calling as a congregation to reach out to our neighbors with God’s love? Our next meeting is Saturday, June 9 from 11 am – 1 pm at Peace. Questions? Ask Teresa Jackson (253-212-1040) or Pastor John.
Sponsor a Youth for the Mission Trip
Do you feel called to financially sponsor a youth from Peace for the high school mission trip July 8-13 to Portland? Our youth will serve with a ministry coming alongside folks experiencing homelessness, share devotions, and grow in faith. Cost for each youth is $325. Any contributions to offset this cost are appreciated. Donate to Peace Lutheran Church, earmarked “Youth Mission Trip.” Youth will share reflections and stories when they return.
Living Stones Raffle – Win a Big Trip!
Living Stones is a congregation of our Southwestern Washington Synod behind the walls of the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton. Would you like to support its ministry and possibly win a Costco vacation worth $5,000? Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50 at the Koinonia Corner, on sale through May 31. Talk with Teresa Jackson (253-212-1040) for more details.
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:
+ Inexpensive used car (2)


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
+ May 27: Conversation Around Race, led by Craig Cogger, Alma Crawford, and Ted Johnstone
+ June 3: Palmer Scholars, led by Janece Levien
Furniture Available for Free!
Furniture from the home of our departed Vihollie Rice is available for folks who could use it. Items: wooden bedroom set (headboard with 2 night stands, dresser, chest of drawers), wooden sewing table, 2 wooden standing lamps, 2 double beds with metal bedframe and headboards, table and 4 chairs, wall mirror, love seat, 2 wooden end tables, office chair. Interested? Contact Pastor John.
Living Stones Visit
Want to worship with Living Stones prison congregation in Shelton? A group from Peace will visit Saturday, May 26. We will meet at Peace at 4 pm and carpool (or vanpool) to Shelton. Worship is at 6:30 pm. Sign up at the Koinonia Corner! Questions? Ask Teresa Jackson.
Interested in Becoming a Member of Peace?
Join a class Thursdays, May 31 and June 7 from 6–8:30 pm (NOTE change of date and time) called “Foundations of Faith and Peace” exploring marks of being a follower of Jesus and what it means to serve Him in and through Peace Lutheran Church and the Peace Community Center. Dinner provided. Interested? Contact Pastor John. New members will be received in worship on Sunday, June 17.
Jazz Concert: June 3
Concert Series at Peace Presents, The Indigo Jazz Band, Sunday, June 3, 3 pm at Peace Lutheran Church Tacoma. $10 suggested donation for the music ministry. For more information, see the flyer.
Please Note
No Congregational Meeting June 10
Let’s All Be Sensitive to One Another
Please keep the air we share healthy and fragrance-free. Some folks have sensitivities and allergies to fragrances and perfumes.
Community Bible Study
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!
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!
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.
+ Feet to Faith Confirmation Class – Sundays at Peace at 9:45 am for 7th-8th grade youth.
+ High School Open Center – 2nd and 4th Fridays from 3-6 pm. High school youth, hang out with food, music, fun!
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. Angel Choir will sing at the Children’s Christmas Program Sunday, December 17 at 11 am worship.
+ Kids@Peace -Fridays, 4-5:30 pm for grades 2-5. We need volunteers to hang out, drive the van and bring snacks.
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.
Miss a Sunday at Peace?
Listen to the sermon by clicking on the link on the church website
Interested in Baptism?
Interested in Baptism for yourself or a family member? Please speak with Pastor John.


Community Events and Information

Help Celebrate Our Hilltop Scholar Graduates!
Wednesday, May 30 we will celebrate our transitioning 5th, 8th, & 12th grade scholars and next steps. We hope to provide a dessert bar for grads and families! If you would like to donate a goodie (cake, brownies, cookies, etc), contact Arlicia, High School Program Coordinator, 253-677-6506,