Opportunities to Serve
Peace Thanksgiving Dinner & Worship
Saturday, November 23 at 5:30 pm. Come to this community celebration in the multipurpose room at Peace, an opportunity to thank God for all God’s good gifts! You’re invited to bring a potluck item (sign up!) and invite friends, family, and neighbors. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Teresa Jackson.
Commitment Sunday Follow Up
Have you pledged your time, talent, and treasure to God for the work of the Church in 2020? To date we have received 46 financial pledges totaling $$229,396. If you missed the opportunity or have not turned in your Commitment brochure, please put it in the offering or the office. Didn’t receive one? Visit the Koinonia Corner. Thanks be to God for your generous sharing of God’s gifts!
Community Resources Ministry
Want to help coordinate and make connections for the Friday Community Meal with Community Resources (connect with meal providers and social service advocates)? Contact Teri Jelinek ( 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. So far, 7 Peace families support Community Resources Ministry this way.
Give to Help Families for the Holidays
Want to help a family in need this season? Give a donation to Peace Lutheran Church noted “Holiday Help” or bring a gift card for Fred Meyer or Walmart to the office. Questions? Ask Pastor John.
Winter Coat Drive
We’re accepting gently used coats, scarves, gloves, and hats at Peace.
Peace Lutheran Church Events & Information
Adult Education Sundays at 9:45 a.m.
November 24 – Ministry Plan/Budget Forum, led by Ben Flesher and the Finance Team
Telling Our Own Stories Tacoma & Conversations Around Race Present “Othering & Belonging”
Speakers: Silong Chhun, Manny Santiago, Antonio Yune (from Peace!) 15 minute discussion between speakers. Friday, November 22, 6:30-8 p.m. at Peace.
Interested in Learning More about Faith in God and Service through the Church?
Want to become a member of Peace? Join a Saturday class on December 7 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 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 Community Center. Lunch provided. Interested? See Pastor John. New members will be received in worship on Sunday, December 15.
Christmas Caroling
Sunday, December 8 at 12:30 p.m. (after worship). Kids and adults visit and sing with residents at the People’s Retirement Center, 1720 E. 67th St. (Pauline Green’s residence). We will meet in the multipurpose room, van and carpool over. Questions? Contact Pastor John.
Intergenerational Christmas Brunch
Saturday, December 14, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Come for Christmas crafts, games, food, & the story of Jesus’ birth. All are welcome! For more info, see Jae Bates.
A Word from the Church Office
When you come to the church during the week between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., please visit the church office to sign in and receive a Visitor lanyard. This is an important safety and security measure. Thank you!
Thank You
All who made donations and purchased items at the Holiday Bazaar. We raised $1,000 for the Emergency Assistance Fund at Peace (providing emergency utility assistance)!
Community Bible Study
Come to a Bible Study Wednesdays 6:15–7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room led by Pastor John. We study scripture readings for the next Sunday! Come learn and share how God’s Word connects with your life!
Christ in Our Home
On the table outside the sanctuary is a daily devotional resource. Please take one and use it at home.
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!
Sunday Classes & Teachers (9:45 a.m. Education Hour)
  • 3 Years – 4th Grade “Godly Play” / Annika Maxwell, 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.
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! Starts November 8.
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 prior to the 2nd, 3rd, and and 4th Sundays.
Interested in Baptism?
Interested in Baptism for yourself or a family member? Please speak with Brendan Nelson or Pastor Louise.
Community Events & Information
A Christian View of Social Justice
Come to a lecture by Dr. Kevin O’Brien, Professor of Christian Ethics at PLU. Wednesday November 20, 6:30 p.m., Wells Hall, Christ Church, 310 N. K Street, Tacoma. Free.
Tacoma Ministerial Alliance Thanksgiving Service
Friday, November 22 at 7 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1211 S. I St., Tacoma. All are welcome!
Thanksgiving Interfaith Gathering
Tuesday, November 26 at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1001 N. J Street, Tacoma. “Live with Compassion, Care for Creation.” This an annual “Celebration of Gratitude” event bringing together people of many religious groups.


2106 South Cushman Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98405 

Phone: (253) 383-1317

Fax: (253) 722-2228