Peace Lutheran Church


Opportunities to Serve

Able to Videotape Sermons During the Sabbatical?
We’re looking for a few volunteers. No experience is required, and you can tape the service you attend. Contact Pastor Louise.
Help with Summer Bible Adventure
It is July 15-18, 5-8 pm, and we need your help! We’re looking for volunteers, donations, and are counting on you to invite your friends and family. A list of needs and volunteer positions will be posted soon. Questions? Ask Brendan Nelson or Jeanie Correa (253-278-3390).
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.
Sponsor a Youth for the Mission Trip
Do you feel called to financially sponsor a youth from Peace for the high school mission trip? It is June 23-28 to the Yakama Reservation in Toppenish, WA to serve again with Mending Wings ministries & the Yakama nations. Cost for each youth is $400. 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.

Peace Lutheran Church Events & Information

Adult Forums Sundays at 9:45 am
+ May 26: Connecting with South Korea and the Impact on My Life and Faith – Jae Bates
+ June 2: The Church in Madagascar and How It Influenced My Faith – Viviane and Dean Sawhill
+ June 9: Pentecost: Multiethnic Mission – Stacy Kitahata
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: Our congregation is entering a time of growth, too, on a common theme, “Mixed Plate: Savoring Culture.” Please pray for Pastor John and family and the congregation. Let’s jump in to grow in faith and serve!
Coming In June… Mark your calendars
+ Saturday, June 8: Come to a congregational day retreat from 9 am-3 pm on Gifts and Ministry in Multiethnic Community at Peace! Lunch provided. Our facilitator is Stacy Kitahata, Krista Foundation Program Director and expert in multiethnic ministry. This is a special offering made possible by sabbatical grant funds. Sign up at the Koinonia Corner!
+ Sunday, June 9: Stacy Kitahata is our guest preacher and teacher on Pentecost Sunday as we celebrate our multiethnic faith community!
+ Saturday, June 15: Come to a morning Community Dialogue with Peace Community Center Executive Director finalists.
+ Saturday, June 22, 1-3 pm: Come to a Blanket Exercise, an interactive experience explaining indigenous rights history rarely taught in schools, led by Rev. Irvin Porter, Associate for Native American Congregational Support PCUSA.
Thank You
Peace Family, for your generous support for the Myanmar delta orphan scholarships for higher education! Thank you Leigh Wong, for being Team Tacoma 2019, Running the Race of Life to Love for these precious students at the Tacoma City Half Marathon! With Gratitude, The Wu Family, Lightning for Learning Team, Friends of Burma.

Community Bible Study
Church Directory Visit the Koinonia Corner to pick up a supplement to the pictorial directory and sign up to receive an email of the pictorial directory and updated church contact list.
Community Bible Study
The Community Bible Study meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:15–7:30 pm, led by Pastor John. We study the scriptures for the following Sunday! Come!
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.
+ Mission Trip: High school youth will head back to the Yakama Reservation in Toppenish, WA June 23-28 to serve again with Mending Wings ministries & the Yakama nations.
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.
+ Kids@Peace, Fridays from 4-5:30 pm for grades 2-5. Come for a fun and engaging Bible activity time! Eat a snack! Learn about God’s love!
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, 3rd, and 4th Sundays.
Interested in Baptism?
Interested in Baptism for yourself or a family member? Please speak with Pastor John or Pastor Louise.

Peace Community Center Events & Information

McCarver Family Night
Friday, May 24, 6–8 pm at McCarver Elementary’s cafeteria. Come explore what it’s like to be a McCarver Scholar. Meet the team and learn about after school and summer programs. For more info contact Sheree Cooks at (253) 954-5888 or