Opportunities to Serve
Community Resources Ministry
Want to support the Friday Community Meal with Community Resources?
  • With a group, provide and serve a meal. OR invite a church or organization to provide and serve a meal for 60 people.
  • Come eat, help serve, and share fellowship and God’s love.
  • If you have a Fred Meyer rewards card please link it to Peace. Go to, community rewards, and enter Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church or key in Fk117.
  • Questions? Contact Teri Jelinek (
    Collecting Items for Lent
    Give to the “Sock and Stock” drive to support folks experiencing homelessness. We are collecting new socks, blankets, condiments in large quantities, canned goods, and boxed foods. Bring to the office by March 18.
    Wednesday Evening Lenten Soup Suppers
    … begin March 4. Sign up at the Koinonia Corner to bring soup or bread.
    Help Lead Worship
    Are you interested in serving God by ushering, reading scripture, or being assisting minister on Sunday morning in worship? Sign up at the Koinonia Corner. If you have not been trained to usher or be assisting minister, please speak with Pastor John.
    Peace Lutheran Church Events & Information
    Adult Education Sundays at 9:45 a.m.
    February 23 – Mark Bible Study #5, led by Pastor John
    Adult Bible Study on Mark’s Gospel
    Join the class on Mark’s Gospel on Sundays through March 15 from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Come study the story of God’s unconditional love in Jesus!
    Fat Tuesday Pancake Meal and Intergenerational Paint Night
    Come to Peace on Tuesday, February 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. for a pancake meal (many toppings!) and intergenerational painting evening of fun and fellowship!
    Ash Wednesday Worship
    February 26 we gather for worship at 7 p.m. to begin the 40-day Lenten journey to the cross and beyond to Jesus’ resurrection. Ashes on our foreheads remind us of our mortality; yet, in the midst of death, there is new life in Christ!
    Community Bible Study
    Come to a Bible Study Wednesdays 6:15–7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. We study scripture readings for the next Sunday! Come learn and share how God’s Word connects with your life!
    Women Sharing in Bible Study
    Open to all women on the second Thursday of the month from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Men’s Fellowship Breakfast
    The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast meets the second Saturday of each month from 8–9:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room. Connect with God and share fellowship with other men! Join in the gathering. Invite someone!
    Mutual Ministry Teams
    There are two Mutual Ministry Teams at Peace – one for the Pastor and one for the Director of Children, Youth, & Family Ministry. Their purpose is to strengthen Peace’s mission through listening, sharing, and reviewing our church’s life and ministry in conversation with Pastor John and Brendan Nelson.
    • Pastor’s Mutual Ministry Team: Pat Ferguson, Ben Flesher, Billie Johnstone, Karen Riede, & Dan Stoehr.
    • Youth & Family Ministry Mutual Ministry Team: Joseph Anderson, Annie Burris, Craig Cogger, & Ziyadah Gillis.
    Christ in Our Home
    On the table outside the sanctuary is a daily devotional resource. Please take one and use it at home.
    Sunday Classes & Teachers (9:45 a.m. Education Hour)
    • 3 Years – 4th Grade “Godly Play” / Jeanie Correa, Gretchen Duggan, Kathy Hanawalt, Teri Jelinek, Carmen Lampman, Siri Preston, Leigh Wong / Basement Room
    • 5th-6th Grade / Jae Bates / Multipurpose Room Classroom
    • 7th-8th Grade Middle School “Feet to Faith” / Brendan Nelson, Pastor John Stroeh, Charissa Carroll / Multipurpose Room Classroom
    • 9th-12th Grade High School / Brendan Nelson, Ben Flesher / Conference Room upstairs
    • Adults / Many leaders / Multipurpose Room
    Youth News (For more information, talk with Brendan Nelson)
    • Sunday Faith Time – Sundays at 9:45 a.m. Classes for youth 5th grade and up to learn about God and faith.
    • 30 Hour Famine — Friday-Saturday, February 21 & 22, our youth grades 6-12 have the opportunity to participate in the 30 Hour Famine in partnership with Trinity Presbyterian Church. More details to come.
    Children’s Corner (For more information, talk with Brendan Nelson)
    • Godly Play – Every Sunday at Peace at 9:45 a.m. 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 – 3 years old to 4th grade practice Sundays at 9:45 a.m. before Godly Play. Sing 3rd Sundays, 11 a.m. worship.
    • Kids@Peace, Fridays from 4-5:30 p.m. for grades 2-5. Come for a fun and engaging Bible activity time! Eat a snack!
    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 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.
    Interested in Baptism?
    Interested in Baptism for yourself or a family member? Please speak with Pastor John or Brendan Nelson.
    Peace Community Center Information
    On-Call USDA Food Coordinator
    Peace Community Center is seeking a reliable and professional On-Call USDA Food Coordinator to prepare meals and serve students in our elementary and high school programs. The Coordinator works independently and ensures quality and compliant food is served to students for after school programming. To apply for this position please visit our website at
    You’re Invited to Peace’s Strategic Planning Community Forum
    Wednesday, February 26, 7:30-9:30 am at Peace Community Center’s Multipurpose Room. Breakfast provided. RSVP:
    Community Events & Information
    #Men of Change Exhibit
    Now through March 15 at the Washington State History Museum. The exhibition highlights men such as Muhammed Ali, James Baldwin, W.E.B. DuBois and many more. For more information visit
    Disarming Polarization: Navigating Conflict & Difference
    This year’s Wang Center Symposium is March 5-6 at Anderson University Center, Pacific Lutheran University. See schedule Free!
    FREE Tax Help
    … through April 15. To find a site near you see the Community Information bulletin board or call 2-1-1.


    2106 South Cushman Ave.
    Tacoma, WA 98405 

    Phone: (253) 383-1317

    Fax: (253) 722-2228