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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, June 21, 2017 — Vol. 44 No. 23


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




(25 June 2017) 


Jeremiah 20:7–13          Romans 6:12–23          Matthew 10:5a, 21–33


Delivered from Sin and Death, You Now Live before God in the Righteousness of Christ 


The outcome of sin is death, “but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 6:23). He has set you free from the slavery of sin and has brought you “from death to life” (Rom. 6:13). No longer are you under the condemnation of the Law, but you live under grace (Rom. 6:14). Such is your courage in the face of “those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul” (Matt. 10:28). For though “you will be hated by all” and maligned by the world for the name of Christ (Matt. 10:22, 25), you abide in the care of your Father in heaven, who numbers “even the hairs of your head” and values you more “than many sparrows” (Matt. 10:30–31). By the Word of Christ, you have become like Him, your Teacher and Master in whom you endure to the end, and “will be saved” (Matt. 10:22, 25). For He is with you “as a dread warrior,” who has overcome your enemies (Jer. 20:11). By the righteousness of faith, He delivers your heart, mind, body and life “from the hand of evildoers,” and He brings you into the land of the living (Jer. 20:12–13).  (Taken from the lectionary summaries on the LCMS website) 



Church Budget Update – 01/01/17 thru 06/19/2017

Income                 $110,072.00

Expenses             $105,533.00

Difference                 $4,539.00


 Our Ministries


Mercy Work of our Church 


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.



Food: None is needed at this time.   


School supplies: Scissors (blunt and sharp)

Large pink erasers


Glue sticks

Pencil pouch

Color pencils/markers

1 ½” binders

1” binders

Binder pocket dividers

2 pocket folders – asst colors


Painter’s tape

Clip boards – full size

Overhead projector markers

Rubber bands

Index cards


Photo paper

Desk staplers

1 pocket plastic folders

Sanitizing wipes (for surfaces)

24 pack crayons

4 count playdoh packs

Supply boxes

Ball point pens

Covered sharpeners

Notebook paper – college rule

Composition books – wide rule

Composition books – college rule

#2 pencils

EXPO dry erase markers

Highlighters – asst colors

6” x 9” clipboards

Hanging file folders

Sheet protectors

Water colors

Pipe cleaners

Pony beads

3 hole punchers

Electric pencil sharpeners

Baby wipes (for people)

Ziplock bags (any size)




Other items that are welcome include:


Polo/Plain tee shirts (sizes 6 – 12)

Underwear ( sizes 4 – 12)

Hair bands

Shoe laces

Coloring books

Board/card games (20 minute time frame)


Hair clips

Hair brushes

Plain athletic shoes (sizes 11 – 3)

Games books (age appropriate)

Rory’s story cubes



We have had a request from Tyee Park Elementary to host a class on basic life skills to children (and perhaps some adults) in our local community. It is sad, but with so many families having a single parent home or having both parents working, basic life skills are just not being taught. We have a chance to make a meaningful impact and build some more personal relationships by teaching a little bit of what you do every day at home! So many youth and young adults cannot do some of the most basic things anymore or lack the knowledge how. Please consider sharing your gifts, your time, and your knowledge with some of these families. If interested. Talk with Pastor and Mrs. Lopez at Tyee Park. NOTE: A Thrivent Action team would cover this on the basis it is educational!

Some of these areas we would like taught are:

1. Cooking (an egg, cleaning, sanitation, proper handling and safety of knives, or to cook with limited supplies and equipment. Cooking something that doesn’t come in a box with powder or labeled “sauce.”

2. How to do laundry and other household cleaning (For some even by hand and in a sink)

3. Basic first-aid

4. How to grocery shop on a budget

5. How to do basic home and vehicle maintenance/repair (cleaning, use a plunger, fix a toilet, change and check oil, change windshield wipers, and change a tire…)

6. How to budget, pay bills, and do basic banking

7. How to proofread

8. Sewing a button

9. Filing and preparing taxes

10. How to do a resume and use a word processor

11. etc… What skills do you have and can share?


 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.

Have you used or applied for your Thrivent Action Team yet?

Thrivent action teams will give you $250 to use in your community!

Explore your passions and share them with others! Thrivent can help!


NEED IDEAS?: https://www.thrivent.com/making-a-difference/files/27517H.pdf 

How it works: https://www.thrivent.com/making-a-difference/files/CA_Conversation_Guide.pdf 

Here is a checklist of what to do: https://www.thrivent.com/making-a-difference/files/27584A.pdf 

GO APPLY: https://www.thrivent.com/making-a-difference/living-generously/thrivent-action-teams/ 


 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 – appetizers/salads/deserts and BYOB (bring your own beverage).  There will be a sign up sheet posted in the narthex for this event.  Due  the fact that Robin lives on JBLM, we will need to have a list of attendees by July 9th so that arrangements can be made at the entrance to JBLM.  If you wish to carpool or can provide transportation we will be meeting a the church at 6:00 pm.  Please contact Robin for specifics about gaining access to JBLM.


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 




Life-Together &  Fellowship


Please:  If you want to buy or donate an item to the kitchen, please call or talk to me so that we can determine if the item is needed.  The kitchen has limited space in drawers, cupboards and counters.  Thank you for your consideration. Sharon Westman, Fellowship Chair


 Fellowship Reception for Graduates:  After the June 25th worship service, a short reception for our high school and college graduates will be held in the fellowship hall.  all are invited - Congratulations to all our graducates.

 Remember Notice:  Those who wish to attend the Rainier Baseball game must sign up on the sheet in the narthex.  $13 per ticket can be paid when the tickets are pick-up by those going.  Thank you.  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 7, 2017




Our next Family Movie Night will be 

June 30, 2017

Showing: Beauty and the Beast


Church Bible Studies and Adult Forum

Wednesday Night’s

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

Thursday Morning