Over a Century at Peace
A landmark in the Puyallup Valley, Peace Lutheran Church was founded by German settlers in 1898. The building was built in 1892 by Ezra Meeker (himself a Unitarian), and we purchased the building in 1900. Today we are a growing and active congregation celebrating our rich heritage and embracing the future.
Our Services are Sunday mornings at 8:15 and 10:45. Unless noted on the schedule to the right, all services serve Communion.
Sunday School is offered on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 (during the school year).
We are a welcoming congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. http://www.elca.org/
We offer a variety of liturgical music settings here at Peace, and they aren’t always at the same time slots every Sunday. Unless otherwise noted, all service settings contain a celebration of Eucharist. In other words, we serve Communion every week at both services.
We have three music leaders: Joan Linden on organ, Jill Burch on piano, and Mark Smith leading the Cornerstones music group.
At this time, Joan Linden plays the ELW 4 setting, Jill Burch plays the ELW 4 and Now the Feast settings, and Cornerstones play the Liturgy of Life and Followers of the Way settings.
ELW 3 and 4 are Classic Organ settings in the Evangelical Lutheran Worship book which you may recognize as Settings 1 and 2 from the Lutheran Book of Worship (the green worship book before the ELW).
Now the Feast is a worship setting written by Marty Haugen and inspired by Holden Village.
Liturgy of Life is a contemporary setting that we’ve been doing at Peace for many years. Some of the music we’ve been using in this service was coincidentally selected to be a part of ELW setting 8.
Followers of the Way is an original setting written by Mark Smith, our Cornerstones director. It is intended to be a reflection of the history of our worship at Peace.
In addition to our liturgies, we have a Peace Choir, a handbell choir (Resounding Joy), and a seasonal Brass Choir. Cornerstones is also open to anyone over 14 who is wanting to learn aspects of leading worship through music and voice.
Middle & High School Youth News
Youth Leader: Bill Haines 253-732-9356 email@example.com
Saturday, December 7, 2:00 pm Christmas Pageant Practice
Saturday, December 7, 4:00 pm Cupcake Bake
Please bring pre-baked cupcakes and some frosting and candies to decorate. Dinner will be provided
Sunday, December 8, 9:40 am Cupcake Bake Sale and Congregational Meeting
Saturday, December 14, 2:00 pm Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal
Sunday, December 15, 10:45 am Christmas Program
Sunday, December 15, 3:30 pm Progressive Dinner and Christmas Party from 3:30-8:00 pm. We will go to the four youth families who are providing appetizers, salads, main course and dessert. Please bring a gift around $5.00 for the gift exchange. Sign ups are needed by Sunday, December 8
For complete details see the Youth board
ATTENTION PARENTS: 2014 Medical/Permission Forms need to be filled out.
Please fill them out and return to Bill ASAP.
Click on the link to download a copy of the 2014 Youth Permission Slip: Permission Slip 2014
Have you ever wanted to be more involved at church but didn’t know what you could do or who to ask? You’re in luck! We’ve now made it easy to volunteer during our Sunday services.
Every week, dozens of volunteers work together to help make each service run smoothly. Without the help of the volunteers, each Sunday’s service wouldn’t go off as planned.
If you would like to sign up to help at an upcoming service, use the sign up board in the Gathering Space or call the church office. If you’d like a list of worship service volunteers click on the month to download.
There are many other ways to get involved such as helping in Sunday School or with the youth, serving a meal to the homeless at our Saturday Lunch With a Friend, tying quilts, joining in a study group, singing in the Peace Choir, ringing in the hand bell choir Resounding Joy, or singing and playing with the contemporary worship band Cornerstones. visiting a shut-in, volunteering around the property or in the office or perhaps you have an area of talent and gifting you’d like to share.
Check out the sign-up sheets in the Gathering Space fellowship hall, or call the church office to learn more and get involved.
This Week At Peace
Wednesday, December 11
10:30 am Ladies Aid Christmas Brunch/Bible Study and Farewell to Rhond
7:00 pm Peace Choir
Thursday, December 12
6:30 pm Girl Scouts
Saturday, December 14
11:00 am Lunch With a Friend
2:00 pm Pageant Practice
Sunday Third Sunday of Advent
8:15 am Followers of the Way with Cornerstones and Peace Choir
9:30 am Farewell Reception honoring Pastor Little and Joan Little
9:40 am Children’s Education
10:45 am Worship with Joan Linden, Organist
Children’s Christmas Pageant
Followed by conversation and refreshments
Readings for December 15