Announcements

Opportunities to Serve
Community Meals
April Community Meals are happening and will be “grab and go” style at the door. Monday-Friday in April we offer free meals to the community from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Regular Offering to Peace
In this difficult time, please make special effort to continue giving financial support to Peace Lutheran Church. We trust that our budgeted income for offerings will remain strong in these challenging weeks. If you will be missing worship for awhile, please send your offering by mail or electronic means. If you would like to get set up for regular online giving, please contact Damishe Greenwood-Walker in the church office at 253-383-1317. You may also make a secure donation on the church website.
Thrivent Choice Dollars
Are you a member of Thrivent? Do you have Choice Dollars to direct to a charitable organization? Please consider directing your Choice Dollars by March 31 to Peace Lutheran Church or Peace Community Center by logging into your account on the Thrivent website.
Peace Lutheran Church Events & Information
Youth and Adult Dialogue on Forgiveness
Sunday, March 29, we encourage adults and youth to engage in dialogue about the fifth petition of the Lord’s Prayer and Luther’s explanation in the Small Catechism. See reflection questions on the publications page of the church website. These may also be used for individual personal reflection. Sunday, March 29: Join Brendan Nelson live on Facebook after the 10 a.m. live worship service to virtually share your responses.
Adult Education: “Luther’s Catechisms”
Join a conversation concerning parts of Martin Luther’s summary of Christian teaching in his Small and Large Catechisms and how they can inform our faith in action as a community today. We will “meet” for 6 Sundays (starting April 5) at 11 a.m. (after the 10 a.m. livestream of worship) to prayerfully consider these writings. Malcolm Carroll will facilitate using the Zoom online platform to lead discussions. There are options to read the catechisms online if you don’t have physical copies. The links will be provided as we get closer to the time. May we see the fruit of how God blesses us as we study together. Email Pastor John if you want to participate and he will send you instructions.
Grab and Go Meals and Activities
Peace and KBTC are partnering Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. to provide snacks and PBS Kids educational activity packets during the school closure. Stop by Peace and pick one up!
Good News! Peace Will Have Another Seminary Intern!
Jae Bates has been accepted into the MDivX program at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, and will be doing his two-year, halftime pastoral internship at Peace on his way to a Master of Divinity degree and candidacy in the ELCA! On June 1 Jae will transition from his role as Intergenerational Outreach Coordinator at Peace into his new role as intern pastor.
Wednesday Evening Live Stream Lenten Reflection and Conversation with Bishop Jaech
Wednesday, April 1, from 7–8 p.m., our Bishop Rick Jaech will host a live stream Lenten Reflection and Conversation at http://synod.live. He will lead a 15-20 minute worship and then a discussion with local pastors about how we are coping with the pandemic. Viewers will be able to send in questions and comments so that they can be part of the conversation.
THANK YOU to Victoria Frimpong THANK YOU to Victoria Frimpong who has served Peace as Music Ministry Scheduler for over a year! She will now be stepping down and turning her duties over to Music Director Twylla Moore. You are a blessing to Peace, Victoria!!
Contact Information
If you are not receiving emails or haven’t updated the church with your contact information, please contact Damishe Greenwood- Walker in the church office (plcadmin@peacetacoma.org, 253-383-1317).
This Wednesday in Lent
  • Wednesday evening gatherings at Peace have been cancelled due to the health crisis. See the church website for an online video of Holden Evening Prayer, a beautiful and contemplative worship service. Children who have participated in the children’s faith activities will receive special materials to continue their Journey to the Cross at home.
  • Wednesday, April 1 from Noon to 1 p.m. Pastor John will host a Zoom conversation with Peace folks on the topic, “Signs of Hope and Unexpected Blessings” in these challenging times. You can participate on your laptop, tablet, or phone. If you have a camera and microphone, you can see and talk via your computer. If you don’t have a microphone you can call into the meeting. Email Pastor John if you want to participate and he will send you instructions.
  • Wednesday, April 1, 7-8 p.m. Live Stream Lenten Reflection and Conversation with Bishop Jaech. Bishop Rick Jaech will host a live stream Lenten Reflection and Conversation at http://synod.live.
Holy Week & Easter Special Worship Services
  • Sunday, April 5 is Palm/Passion Sunday. We tell the story of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, suffering, and death. Online livestream worship at 10 a.m. on Facebook Live. Pick up some palm branches outside the church next weekend
  • Thursday, April 9 is Maundy Thursday. We tell the story of Jesus’ last supper, where He washes his disciples’ feet and commands them to love one another; we share Communion and an opportunity for hand washing. Online worship at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, April 10 is Good Friday. We tell the story of Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross, of God’s deep and abiding love for us. Online worship at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 12 is Easter. We tell the story of the empty tomb and God’s power for life over death. Praise God! Jesus is risen! Online worship at 10 a.m.
Community Bible Study on Break
The Community Bible Study on Wednesday evenings is on break in Lent. Please come to Lenten Wednesday evening offerings.
Spring FOCUS Groups
The FOCUS Group planning team has decided to cancel spring FOCUS Groups and schedule another round of FOCUS Groups in the fall. Thanks to all who were willing to be facilitators!
Women Sharing in Bible Study
Open to all women on the second Thursday of the month from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Not meeting due to the health crisis.
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! Not meeting due to the health crisis.
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. Not meeting at this time.
  • Late Night – canceled.
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. Not meeting at this time.
  • 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! Not meeting at this time.
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
Peace Community Center’s 5 Year Strategic Planning Community Feedback Survey
We are soliciting community feedback to assist with identifying meaningful goals and purposeful initiatives for our next 5 years of service to students and families. Survey link: https://tinyurl.com/t3gaet9. If you would like additional information about Peace Community Center or to meet one-on-one with the Executive Director, L. Denice Randle, please contact her at denice@peacecommunitycenter.org.
Community Events & Information
Do the Census
It’s time! Please complete the census questions for your family. This is important! Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year and how many seats in Congress each state gets. Be counted!
Low-cost Internet
Comcast has an internet program for low-income families called “internet essentials.” Google it.
FREE Tax Help
… through April 15. To find a site near you see the Community Information bulletin board or call 2-1-1.

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