Peace Lutheran Church


Opportunities to Serve

Helping Hands Ministry
Able to share your hands and feet to help others in one of these areas: move items, do light repairs, set up & put away tables/chairs at church, pass out fliers, run errands? Inreach Council Chair Jean Kampen is collecting names of available folks at the Koinonia Corner.
Altar Guild
Help prepare and clean up after Holy Communion. Please contact Barb Hartness at 253-370-6343.
Sing in the Gospel Choir
Music Director Jimothy Rogers invites you to Choir rehearsal every Thursday at 7 pm in the sanctuary. Jump in and make a joyful noise to the Lord!
Help Hurricane Victims
Give to Peace Lutheran Church, earmarked “Hurricane Relief” and 100% of your gift will go directly to Lutheran Disaster Response for hurricane relief.
Living Stones Raffle – Win a Trip to Hawaii!
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 Hawaiian vacation worth $5,000? Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50 at the Koinonia Corner. Talk with Teresa Jackson (253-212-1040) for more details.


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

Adult Education – Sundays at 9:45 am
A series called “Giving God Our All.” We celebrate how God has made us stewards of God’s grace in various forms! The song, “Take My Life and Let It Be,” will help us explore how we respond to God’s gifts by giving God our hands and feet, money and mind, voice and lips, and will and heart. How will you sing God’s song with your life? Bible studies will guide us, and personal stories of serving God in community will inspire us to be good stewards of all God has entrusted to us!
+ September 24 – Giving God Our All #2: Money & Mind
+ October 1 – Giving God Our All #3: Voice & Lips
+ October 8 – Giving God Our All #4: Will & Heart
Sign Up Now for FOCUS Groups
It’s a new fall small group study. Each group will meet on a specific topic once a week for 6-8 weeks. Once the time is up, the group’s commitment is fulfilled. We are offering 6 different FOCUS groups running concurrently, each with a different topic. Groups will meet beginning in early October and end before Thanksgiving. Check out the catalog of FOCUS groups and sign up now at the table in the multipurpose room!
Living Stones Visit
Want to worship with Living Stones prison congregation in Shelton? A group from Peace will visit Saturday, September 30. We will meet at Peace at 4 pm and carpool (or vanpool) to Shelton. Worship is at 6:30 pm. Afterward we will eat at a diner dinner on your own) and return to Tacoma. Sign up at the Koinonia Corner! Questions? Ask Teresa Jackson.
Community Bible Study
Starting October 4, come to a Community Bible Study Wednesday evenings from 6:15–7:30 pm in the Ray Conference Room led by Pastor John. We study the scripture readings for the following Sunday! Come, share, and grow in faith through conversation around scripture!
Concert Series at Peace Presents An Evening with Our New Piano
Thursday, October 19, 7 pm. Jimothy Rogers performs classical music, hymn arrangements, improvisation, and special music. Donation $10. Reception to follow.
Helping Hands Change
We changed the “Helping Hands” board to show ONLY the “Needs” we have. Please list the item(s) of need and be sure to give a contact number. We will do the connecting and can help transport items if needed. Contact Becky Lee at 253-335-8099 with questions.
Women Sharing in Bible Study
Open to all women, Carol Plaehn leads this wonderful group study 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!
Thrivent Action Teams
Are you a Thrivent member with access to Action Team grants? Pastor John and Brendan are strategizing ways to these grants for ministry in 2018. Please contact Pastor John.
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.
+ High School Open Center – 2nd and 4th Fridays from 3-6 pm. High school youth, hang out with food, music, fun! Starts October 13!
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 on the Saturday before the 1st and 3rd Sundays, 11 am-12 pm. Next practice is September 30. Following practice we will have an Angel Choir Kick-off Pizza Party. Please come and find out more about Angel Choir and join us for pizza!
+ Save the Date: Harvest Fest – Saturday, October 28, 5:30–7:30 pm
Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer is the opening of mind and heart – our whole being – to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. Join us for a quiet one-on-one reflective time with the Lord every fourth Friday from 5:30-7 pm. For more information contact Jeanie Correa.
Door to Door Calling on Neighbors
Join a group led by Pastor Plaehn, Pastor John, & Brendan Nelson. The first Sunday of each month after 11 am worship. We meet, call on neighbors (in singles or pairs), and return to church. It’s a 1 to 1 1/2 hour commitment.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Peace wants to send you a special greeting on your Birthday or Anniversary month. Sign up in the “Celebration Book” at the Koinonia Corner table.
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

The National Lutheran Choir Tour Concert
Thursday, September 28 at 7:30 pm at PLU in Lagerquist Concert Hall. The concert is free, but tickets must be picked up in advance at the PLU Concierge Desk in the Anderson University Center starting Monday, September 11, on a first-come, first served basis.
Faith Action Network Local Cluster Meeting
Wednesday, October 11, 7-9 pm at Peace. FAN advocates with legislators on behalf of vulnerable people in our state.
Compassion Weekend Interfaith Service
Hosted by Temple Beth El, Friday, October 13, 7:30 pm. Theme: Compassion.