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“. . . in mission to extend God’s kingdom”

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

 10333 Bridgeport Way SW • Lakewood WA 98499

POP’s E-Newsletter

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 — Vol. 44 No. 26


Website: www.POPLakewood.org  • Phone: 253-584-2565



Worship & Bible Study Times

Summer Sunday Services 9:30 am

Sunday School & Adult Forum 11:00 am


Sharing values – Shaping Lives”:  Committed to Christian Education, Prince of Peace is a member congregation of the Concordia Lutheran School Association. Concordia Elementary educates students from pre- school through the eighth grade. It is located at 202 East 56th Street (just east of Pacific Avenue) in Tacoma. Visit the website www.concordiatacoma.com or call 253-475-9513 for more information. Prince of Peace is also a founding member of the Mount Rainier Lutheran High School Association. Mount Rainer Lutheran High School is a fully accredited high school located on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University. For information visit www.MRLH.org or call 253-284-4433




Proper 10 

(16 July 2017) 


Isaiah 55:10–13          Romans 8:12–17          Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23 


The Preaching of the Word of Christ Bears the Good Fruits of Faith and Love 


As “the rain and the snow come down from heaven” and “water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout” (Is. 55:10), so the Word of God accomplishes the purpose for which He speaks it, granting joy and peace through the forgiveness of sins and producing the fruits of faith and love in those who are called by His name. Christ Jesus, the incarnate Word, has established the name of the Lord as “an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off” (Is. 55:13). He opens our ears to hear, our minds to understand and our hearts to believe His Word, lest the evil one come and snatch it away. He thus transforms our rocky hearts into good soil, which clings to the Gospel and “indeed bears fruit” (Matt. 13:23). He is Himself the firstfruits of all who “have received the Spirit of adoption as sons” (Rom. 8:15). Thus being “led by the Spirit of God,” we are not afraid, but we cry out in faith to our Father in heaven (Rom. 8:14–15). For as we suffer with Christ, the beloved Son, so shall we “also be glorified with him” (Rom. 8:17).  (Taken from the lectionary summaries on the LCMS website) 



Church Budget Update – 01/01/17 thru 07/10/2017

Income                 $131,021.08

Expenses             $116,276.30

Difference               $14,744.78


 Our Ministries


Mercy Work of our Church 



Our Food Closet can once again use plastic bags.  - Jean Wright

Tyee Park Elementary Outreach


Thank you for everything that you have contributed to the school this past year! Our relationship with Tyee Park Elementary continues to grow each day. Although the school year has come to an end and summer vacation has begun. We anticipate being able to help those students that are returning or coming to the school next year. If you are so moved, we have received a school supply list for next year and would like to ask you to consider donating these items throughout the summer as you are out shopping.

A complete list will be made available out on table talk in the church narthex with a donation box in the fellowship hall.





 Please save your old Portals of Prayers and put in box on the ‘Table Talk” table in the Narthex. Sue Nobile will turn into project to raise some money for Prince of Peace Church.


 Witnessing to the Work of Christ




 I will be more supportive of LWML and church activities this year.

LWML – Ladies Night Out will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the home of Robin Elliott.  Activities to begin at 6:30 pm.  This event is a potluck and 18 people have signed up to attend –reminder to those attending it is BYOB (bring your own beverage).  Please contact Robin for additional information.


The LWML WA/AK District Retreat will be held Sep 29 – Oct 1, 2017 at the Best Western Wesley Inn & Suites in Gig Harbor, Washington.  The theme is “Called To Be …”  Come for some fun, fellowship and learn about your vocation as a child of God and the blessing He is to you and through you!.  For registration forms see the Summer 2017 Evergreen Echos which is on the LWML table in the fellowship hall.


Ladies we are in the planning stages for the Rainier Zone Fall Rally that will be held at Prince of Peace on October 14, 2017.  Anyone interested in helping with this event, please contact one of the officers.  Thank You.


LWML OFFICERS:  President – Marty Shaw; Vice President – Robin Elliott; Secretary – Joan Hassan: Treasurer – Carol Cabe; Christian Growth – Jennifer Zeigler


LWML Stewardship Moment: “Serve the Lord with gladness!  Come into his presence with singing!”

- Psalm 100:2 


 POP-YOUTH  Thank You to everyone who helped fund raise and sponsor our trip!  Thank you all for your prayers!  We had a wonderful time with Idaho Servant Adventures at Shoeshone Mountain Retreat.  We broke out into many service groups and helped out in the local communities of Wallace and Kellogg Idaho and built relationships with all who we came into contact with throughout the day and came back to camp for further study of God's word and fun activities.  We look forward to sharing our expreiences with you in person and in pcitures!  Please feel free to ask each of us about our individual work sites and about the people we served!  Each of us went to different locations and have a different story to tell!  We had such a great time, we hope to go back gain next summer!


Life-Together &  Fellowship

Sing with a massed choir from across the Puget Sound region for Northwest Reformation 500.  If you are interested in signing with the festival choir at the reformation service on October 29th you can sign up on the main bulletin board or there is a brochure with sign up information on the table below the bulletin board or go to nwreformation500.com/sing to sign up.  Deadline to register for the Festival Choir is September 10.


Flowers are needed for the a couple Sunday services this summer. August 6 and September 3 are available.  If you can provide flowers, please sign the Flower Chart in the narthex, arrange your own flowers or order through the church office for $35.00. Thank you, Altar Guild


Pop Out will be 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 21 at Steve & Sherri Thomas's house. 12209 Interlaaken Dr SW, Lakewood, WA 98498 (253) 584-8816. Bring an appetizer, salad, side dish or dessert to share. There will be beer, ice tea, sangria and water. Main dish will be roasted pork. There is an above ground pool if you want to swim and a fire pit for roasting marshmallows and making s'mores.


Two library books have been added to our collection.  The Blessing, by John Trent and Gary Smalley, received the Christian Book Award in 2011. A meaningful touch, a spoken message, attaching high value, picturing a special future and an active commitment are the five essential elements to the gift of “the blessing.”  Check it out to read more.  The second book identifies thirty-one Saints of the Southwest.  It is written by Jim Griffith, former director of the Southwest Folklore Center at the University of Arizona.  LaVonne Johnson, librarian


Fellowship Notes:  The church now has a new commercial 40 cup coffeemaker.  It is ready to be used. 

If you have items for the kitchen, please let me know so we can put them in the proper place.  I will be out of town until the 22nd of July.  Margaret Estrada will be your contact person for fellowship activities.  Thank you. Everyone enjoy the Rainier baseball game , July 14th. In His Service Sharon Westman



Strategic Thinking and mindless fun for all who come to our game night.  There’s always room for more. Game night is hosted on the 2nd Friday of every month at 6PM.

Our next Family Game night will be Friday, July 14, 2017




Our next Family Movie Night will be 

July 28, 2017 (Pastor Away)

Showing:  Moana


Church Bible Studies and Adult Forum

Tuesday & Thursday Evenings

If you are interested in learning biblical Greek and would like to learn to read the scriptures in their original language, please speak to Rick Winterstein or call him at 253-365-1978.  The class will be held Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7-8 PM at MRLH's building in the NE corning of the building.  MRLH is located at: 12108 Pacific Ave S Tacoma, WA 98444


Wednesday Night’s

OUR DOCTINE CLASS is on hiatus until Septembe 6th at 6PM.

Thursday Morning