North Portland Community Fair                           2021

Welcome! Once again it's time for our annual community fair.  

This year the fair will be Wednesday August 19 2021

5:30 PM to 8 PM

Its an evening for the whole family to enjoy,

We'll have: hot dogs, backpacks, school supplies, car show, clothing, games, music, the Portland Police motorcycle folks and our local fire department with hook and ladder truck. 

And more, so save the date and plan to attend. 

(rain or shine) 

Peace Lutheran Reunion Picnic  

Saturday July 18 2021

This is going to be great! What a way to get reacquainted with old friends. 

Lets make this an amazing day with hugs, and happy laughter, and smiles all around.

1 PM to 4 PM

Like any great picnic this will be a potluck, 

Watch for more details

BUT spread the word,  

We look forward to watching you all get reacquainted with folks you lost touch with. 

St Patrick's day - Potato feed

Canceled due to Covid virus. 

The women of Peace Lutheran Church would like to invite you to join us for a baked potato lunch. 

We'll have it all, potato's, cheese, sour cream, onions, bacon bits, whatever we need to make your potato great.

Isn't your mouth just watering already. 

When: Sunday March 14 2021

Where: The fellowship hall at Peace Lutheran Church

2201 N. Rosa Parks Way  Portland 97217

You are not required to attend worship service, but are more than welcome if you'd like to. 

Lets play BUNCO!    Canceled due to Covid virus

May 2 2020

Save the date

Did someone say Party!  

Watch for details for this fun filled evening

playing Bunco, 

Snacks, chats, laughs and winners

Tentatively set for 7 PM

Shrove Tuesday / Mardi gras

Canceled due to Covid Virus

Come, join us in celebrating Fat Tuesday February 25. 

We will be serving  potato pancakes along with  regular pancakes, sausage , and apple sauce.  There will be supplies to make mask for adults and children. 

5:30 pm to 7 pm

Strove Tuesday and Mardi gras are often referred to as 'Fat Tuesday" . This marks the last day of feasting and partying before Lent.  The next day is Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season begins.  We as Christians partake of this by having ashes applied to our foreheads in the form of a cross with the words 'Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return'. 

Mt Angel Volksfest 2020

We will be spending Saturday afternoon February 22 at the Mt Angel Volksfest.  Some of us Norwegians and Germans like a little accordion music, a little dance, some sausage and even a little beer.  We always have a good time so join us if you like. We will car pool and leave from the Parking lot at Peace Lutheran Church 2201 N. Rosa Parks Way at 11 am . 


Epiphany Party

The celebration of Jesus birth and his visitors to the manger. 

Epiphany is a magical time in the Christian year. We celebrate the birth of Jesus and join in the chorus of joy that his birth has brought to the world.  

Come and join in the festivities. We have a soup and bread dinner at 5:30, white elephant gift exchange, carol sing along and a trip under the stars to Bethlehem.  It is a fun and memorial evening.  Bring your children, grandchildren, or anyone you like, all are welcome. 

January 3 2020

2201 N Rosa Parks

Portland Oregon 97217  

Sunshine Band Youth Christmas Concert  

Blessed Temple Community Church presents the Sunshine Youth Christmas Concert.  Sunday December 22 2019  5 to 8 pm. 

There will be a reception to follow.  Come and hear a joyful Gospel Christmas music program with all youth  singers.  This is an event that can't be missed.  Come, bring  your friends,family, neighbors and anyone that may be interested in hearing about Jesus thru our young people. 

2201 N. Rosa Parks Way Portland Oregon 97217

Trinity Academy Winter Concert    December 14, 2019

Our friends and neighbors from Trinity Academy will once again be hosting their Winter concert and art works at Peace Lutheran Church.  The concert is from 7-8:30 pm with a reception to follow in the fellowship hall. It is such a joy to see the love of Jesus and the joy of music radiate from the students faces. The hard work they put in on their instruments shines with the music they perform.  Take the time to enjoy this very lovely evening with the students, their parents and of course their teachers  and mentors. 

Christmas Bazaar

Fun times, great deals, excellent lunch.  

You may wonder where the money go we earn from the bazaar.

Peace supports many good causes some of which are

the Transitional school, Teisha's Place, the Good Sam food bank and for the past fseveral years we have one table that the proceeds go to our renovation of the kitchen.  It is all for good causes and the work we do for the community. 

Thank-you for supporting us. 

Martin Luther and Reformation Sunday

Oct 27 2019 The day we celebrate the reformation of the Christian Church.  If you want to find out more just ask us. 

Worship Service 10:30 am  Bible study 9 am

90 and Over Celebration of our Elders

Don't miss out, It is so wonderful to celebrate the memories of all the ages under one roof.  The stories they can tell you wouldn't believe.  Come and join us after worship service on Oct 27 2019.  We'll provide the pot luck and excitement if you'll provide the eyes and ears.  Welcome all

Annual Harvest Dinner

Bring a friend, bring a game and a friend,  Bring your appetite and join us for dinner.  The food is amazing, and the company is even more amazing.   Celebrate the fruits of our harvest and give that to the Lord for it. 

Annual Lutheran Choral Concert

This is a wonderful concert given each year by seasoned choral singers.  They are a joy to hear and wonderful to visit with after the performance.  

We are fortunate to have three of the choral be members of Peace Lutheran Church.  Come and show your support of the great joy we all find in the music of our hearts. 

Aszemar Glenn Concert and Reception at Peace

We would like to welcome you to our upcoming classical music concert by Aszemar Glenn.  

  We are very excited to host this event and welcome Aszemar to our neighborhood. 

We hope you will come and join with us in making him welcome while enjoying his musical talents.

The concert will begin at 3 pm Saturday September 28 with a light reception to follow.

2201 N. Rosa Parks Way

Portland Oregon 97217


( there will be a free will offering after the concert) 

Oktoberfest Sept. 22, 2019

It's time for our September church outing. Pam and Fred are our September host for this fun filled event.  

We would invite you the community to join us as we fellowship together in this fun setting.

The date will be Sunday September 22, we will car pool from Peace Lutheran 2201 N. Rosa Parks Way

Portland Oregon 97217. Meeting at 12:30 pm leaving no later than 12:45pm.  The cost is $6. or $4. for seniors.  Contact our office for more information


Gods Work our Hands

September 8 2019, Stayed tuned for details for this years mission for Peace Lutheran Church. 

"God's work. Our hands." Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as a Lutherans 'Christians'  in America but more importantly in our own neighborhood of North Portland- one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. 

Stay tuned..... 

North Portland Community Fair

The annual NPCF put on by Peace Lutheran Church and Blessed Temple Community Church  will be held on the grounds of Peace Lutheran Church 2201 N. Rosa Parks Way, Portland Oregon 97217. 

When: Wednesday August 21

Time: 5:30 pm to 8 pm

As usual we will have a free hot dog dinner, music, car show, door prizes, school supplies, free clothes closet and small appliances, along with kids games, and possibly a  petting zoo. We invite the local fire department, motorcycle police, and other community organizations to participate.

All door prize winners must be present to win.  Parents must accompany child to recieve backpack.   No backpacks will be given out without the child being present.


Saturday July 27, 2019

Peace women are holding a one day sale on July 27 on the grounds of the church.  It will be open from

9am until 4 pm.  All proceeds go to our kitchen and fellowship hall project. If  you have any questions concerning the sale or donations to the sale contact Lillian Knight at 503-289-1070 and she will put you in touch with the committee leaders. 

Chinese Garden Event

Saturday July 20, 2019    Hosted by Debbie Krueger & Becky Smith

Becky and Debbie will be hosting our July outing with a trip to Portland's Chinese Garden, 239 NW Everett St, in downtown Portland.  Admission for group rate is nine dollars per person this includes the fascinating performance of the Dancing Lion. You will need to make payment to Becky or Debbie by Sunday July 14th for us to get the group rate. If you are interested in this outing

please contact Lillian Knight at Peace Lutheran Church, leave your contact information and she will make sure Debbie and Becky receive it so they can get back to you. 503-289-1070. 

We will car pool from Peace Lutheran at 2201 N. Rosa Parks Way, we will leave the church promptly at 1 pm.  The Lion dance begins at 3 pm.  After the outing we will plan to have dinner out.  The restaurant is to be announced. 

70 Years !!!

The Helgerson Family will be celebrating the 70th wedding anniversary of Harland and Kaylene.  Please join us in the festivities following services on June 30th during coffee hour. 
11:45ish in the Fellowship Hall. Cards and stories are welcome

Miniature golf with the Peace

(not so professional ) golfers

When: Saturday June 29, 2019

Where: Oaks Park Miniature golf course

Adults: $8.95 Children under 5 are free

Time: 12:30 pm for golf

Dinner 4:00 pm

at LaCarreta Mexician restaurant

4534 SE McLaughlin


We will car pool from Peace Lutheran Church, 2201 N. Rosa Parks Way. Leaving promptly at 11:45 am.

Please contact Lillian Knight to make sure you get signed up to be apart of this outing or if you need a ride. 

Organized by: Fred Groth


Appreciation Celebration

Bring your smile, bring  your cheerfulness, bring all that you have to offer and help us celebrate the past, present and the future of our church home

Help us celebrate all the people that have made "Peace Lutheran Church" the beacon that it is.  

                                                                 Sunday June 9th

                                                          Following worship service

Come Holy Spirit, 

         Come Spirit of Joy  

The Christian holiday of Pentecost is an event sometimes called the “birthday of the church” because it marks the day that Jesus’ disciples began to share the story of Jesus and invite others to share in their faith in Jesus as the Son of God.

On Pentecost, we invite the same Spirit that filled the disciples that day to transform our lives.

Even more important than looking backward and remembering what God did two thousand years ago, we look forward and invite the Spirit to pull us into the future.

The Holy Spirit has a way of turning things upside down. The story of Acts is all about how the lives of the disciples got turned upside down – and by extension, how the world turned upside down by this new, Spirit-filled faith.

On Pentecost we invite this disruptive presence of God into our own lives.

The fruit of the Spirit, says Paul, is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These are what we seek to live into, how we seek to transform the world, and the evidence of the Spirit at work in our lives and in the world.

Join us as we celebrate and explore all that Pentecost means for us.

Once again Peace is Hosting

the AARP Tax Preparation

This is a first come first served set-up, so come prepared to wait your turn.  The entrance in on

the Newcastle doors side of the building. 

Address: 2201 N Rosa Parks Way

Portland Oregon 97217

While your here check out our Sanctuary.

Our worship service is 10:30 am each Sunday

Communion included. We are a loving Christian

community and would be happy to welcome you. 

Some of their selections

We at Peace and some of you from the community have heard these men perform before. They are amazing! Please spread the word that they are coming to Peace for our enjoyment. 


A small glimse of the men's history

About St Petersburg Ensemble

St Petersburg Men's Enemble  

                May 8, 2019

The four gentlemen that makeup this Ensemble are favorites of us at Peace Lutheran. These men are devout Christians that when at home in St Petersburg are active in their church homes.  Kirill, Andrei, Vadim and Sergey are very personable, friendly and open armed.  We enjoy their performance and getting to know them a little more each year.  

We will once again have them preform after our usual Wednesday evening dinner. 

They do not charge us a fee, but depend on our generousity  to make coming to America to share their faith journey with us. So come to enjoy the meal and the concert and be as generous as possible. 


Mothers Day  May 12 2019

The Bible says we are to honor our Mothers and our fathers. On the second Sunday in May in America we set aside this day each year to do just that. We celebrate the gifts we have been given in having people that love us as no other.  It doesn't have to be a birth mother,  it is anyone that cares for you as no one else can.  Bring your special person to church on this day, celebrate where that love came from and enjoy the special event that  will be brought to you that day. 


Celebrating the Risen Savior

April 21 2019

Bring your family and celebrate the wondrous joy of our Risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Today is the best day to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and invite him into your heart and life. 

Breakfast served from 9am- 10 am

Worship service starts at 10:30 am

Easter egg hunt   April 20,2019

The annual Easter Egg hunt put on by Blessed Temple Community Church, assisted by Peace Lutheran Church will be Saturday April 20.  All children are welcome to participate.  There will be hot dogs, chips and juice served in the parlor downstairs in the church.

Palm Sunday, April 14th, come and follow the journey of Jesus

Palm Sunday is a commemoration of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, coming in peace and riding on a donkey. Jesus' entry into Jerusalem coincided with the Jewish festival of Passover. He was met by crowds of followers and supporters who lined the road into the city and waved branches cut from palm trees. They laid palm fronds on the road and even laid down cloaks for Jesus to ride over. This entry into Jerusalem fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies promising that God's Messiah would enter the holy city and go to the temple.

Spring Cleaning -- April 8 - 13 2019

At Peace we take one week each spring to do our annual SPRING CLEANING.  Its time to wash windows, clear cobwebs, polish pews and a host of other needs.  Please feel free to come over and help us make Peace shine.   Call the office for times and days.  office phone: 503-289-1070

Jelly belly bean guessing contest       March 17 - April 14

Guess the number of jelly belly beans in the jar and win the beans.  The person closest to the number of beans in the jar will be the grand prize winner.  The proceeds go to our Fellowship hall and kitchen beautiful-cation fund. Each guess is $1.00. Guess as many times as  you like.  You can buy tickets at the Wednesday night dinner or Sundays after church. 

(about 11:45 or so) 

Celebrate with an Irish flair : March 17, 2019

Baked Potato Feed fund raiser and St Patrick day quiz

Whether it is from the luck of the Irish or just the way the calendar falls this year St Patrick's day falls on Sunday. We at Peace are so happy about this as it gives us another day to celebrate worshiping together and enjoying some fun after worship. 

We will be having a delicious baked potato feed as a fund raiser for our kitchen and a test of your knowledge of St Patrick's day.   Wear some green, share some green and help us eat up all those hearty and healthy potato's .  

March 10, 2019

Best Dressed Banana Contest & Ice Cream Social

This will be the first of it's kind at Peace Lutheran Church.  An ice cream social with a twist. Be the most creative, come and show off  your talent with costume design. It's going to be fun. 

Mardi Gras 

March 5, 2019

Pancake Dinner and Social

Pancake dinner with all the trimmings

March 5,2019

5:30 PM - 7 PM

Donations of food/funds to help support the local food bank.

Kids crafts available

All are Welcome

Bring your friends and family.

Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras is the celebration held the day before Ash Wednesday in the Christian Church.  

Mardi Gras is a day of excessive eating and drinking.

The reason for this is to use up whatever fats and foods you have in your home to be ready for Ash Wednesday and the 40 days of fasting before Easter.

Please, make this Easter Season the reason for renewed spirit, coming to Christ and loving Peace Lutheran Church. Amen

Michael Allen Harrison

Teisha's Place Benefit concert

January 30 2019

Michael Allen Harrison is back at Peace! Wednesday January 30, 2019.  He will be performing  in the sanctuary starting at 7 pm. 

Following a hot dinner of soups and bread.  His performance will be a fund raising event to support Teisha's Place, Peace Lutheran Church believes in supporting this wonderful home for transplant recipients and their family's.  It is a gratifying and heartwarming thing to hear a past recipient give testimony  of how much it has meant to them to have a free,  warm, and loving place for themselves and their family's during  this time. 

Please give generously



Lutheran Choral Concert

The joyous group of talented singers from Lutheran Choral

will once again be performing at Peace Lutheran Church

January 6,2019 at 4pm. 

Epiphany Party    

January 4, 2019     6 PM

Save the date for our annual Epiphany Party at Peace.  

We're going to shake up the party with a new addition. 

Bring your white elephant gift along with a small gift for a homeless child. (socks, gloves, hat, book, tooth brush etc.) 

So come prepared to have some fun and learn as you go.  

Christmas Eve Service

Welcome to our candlelight worship service Dec 24 at 7PM

Bring your family and your friends. All are welcome as we rejoice in the birth of our savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. 

Deck the Halls

Tis the season, It's time to decorate our church home!

Saturday Dec. 8th from 9:30 am to 12 pm. Bring anything you think might be of use or look good and come along to sing, laugh (at the singing) and have fun getting our church ready for the Christ Child.

We always have fun getting the church ready!!! 

Happy Helpers

Thank-you one and all for beautiful work you did putting up the trees and getting everything decorated.  

Trinity Academy youth Concert

December 15, 2018. 

You are invited to attend

(watch for concert time)

Since Trinity Academy started giving their concerts at Peace it has been a rich blessing to us to have such talented and gifted young people in our midst. We truly enjoy watching them play and sing. To be able to see the faith and fulfilment shine thru their eyes is a joy to behold.  These young adults amaze me everytime i see and hear them. They are so young, and yet dedication is seen and heard in there violins, and voices.  Don't miss the chance to show them we support them in all they do. 

The mission of Trinity Academy

OUR MISSION is to educate young men and women in a true and integral Christian humanism, so that they can engage in all that is good in the culture of the world, knowing that science, art, and music are means of human refinement and that industry and commerce are means of human service.

Thank-you Trinity Academy

Once again a standing ovation for the entire choir and string section of Trinity Academy.  It is a joy to see their fresh, young smiling faces, to hear the talent they each have and to enjoy the artistic skill they have in drawing and painting.   Thank-you to each of you for all your dedication to your labors of love.  

A huge shout out to all the teachers, leaders and parents that makes this possible for these children. 

Peace Lutheran Church

Give Thanks to the Lord, for he provides for all our needs

Welcome to our Thanksgiving Eve dinner.  We invite all those that are hungry for food, companionship, spiritual awakening and new and renewed friendships to join us in our annual Thanksgiving Eve dinner.   Dinner is served at 6 pm Wednesday November 21st starting out the meal with prayer to thank God for his abundance.  Your donations of dollars make events like this possible.   

     Annual Christmas Bazaar

             & Bake Sale

      November 17, 2018


Our annual Christmas Bazaar and Baked goods sale will be held November 17 in our Fellowship Hall.   We have a variety of vendors selling their wares in a cheerful and welcoming environment. We have space available to folks that are interested in hosting a table. We have a couple dedicated Norwegians that still make Lefse and Kringla for our baked goods table.  The lefse goes fast so don't miss out and come early and stay late.  Our table rental fees and the profit from the baked goods table go to the Peace Lutheran Church Womens group.  They in turn help various organizations and individuals with funding throughout the year.  Each year we have volunteers in the kitchen making savory soups and sandwiches for a hearty lunch. A portion of the proceeds  from the sale of lunches goes to the Community Transitional School at 6601 NE Killingsworth in Portland Oregon. 

If you would like to reserve a table contact our Office at 503-289-1070. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Reformation Sunday at Peace

October 28th, 2018 10:30 to 11:30

For Lutherans and many other Protestants in America, the last Sunday in October is celebrated as Reformation Sunday. Reformation Sunday honors Martin Luther's bold action on October 31st, 1517. On that date Luther posted his statement of faith, known as the 95 Theses, on the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, thus beginning the Protestant Reformation. In some parts of Europe, Reformation Day is a civil holiday celebrated on October 31st, a day to commemorate the vast social and political change that resulted from Luther's actions.

Harvest Dinner Saturday Oct 20, 2018

Welcome to our annual Harvest dinner at Peace Lutheran Church.

Becky Smith and Robyn Doll will be part of the women's group that

will be hosting this years dinner. We will be serving a typical

harvest fare.  Share in the bounty of the fall harvest with

us. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors. 

Dinner is a free will donation with the proceeds going

to the work of the women of Peace Lutheran. 

Dinner served at 5:30 pm

games at 5:45 pm

Thank-you for your support

Our heartfelt thank-you for another successful Harvest dinner with family, old friends and new.

Our volunteers that decorated, cooked, baked, served and did clean-up where amazing. We could not have done this without the combined effort of them and the folks that came to enjoy the evening and support the PLCW. 

           Call to Convention

October 13, 2018

Eighth Annual Convention

Annual conventions 1988-1992

Biennial conventions 1993-2015

Oregon women of the ELCA will meet in convention October 13, 2018 at St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Portland, Oregon for the purpose of conducting Synodical business. Early registration begins at the church on Friday at 7:00 pm and registration is on Saturday at 8:00 am.   /women-of-the-elca 

Lutheran Choral

Thank-you Lutheran Choral! We have been honored to host your 81st choral concert here at Peace. It was a wonderful concert and we wish you many more years of success in this fine musicial group. 

Oaks Park Oktoberfest  Sunday September 23rd. 

Lets go the the weiner dog races......... 

Come along with us to the Oaks Park Oktoberfest, listen to Ompah bands, watch the weiner dogs races, do the chicken dance. We will leave from Peace at 12:30 following worship service.  If you need a ride car pooling will be available .   

Gate Fees

16 to 61 yrs $6.00

15 and under $3.00

62 and older $4.00

Blood Drive September 17, 2018

Peace Lutheran Church along with Blessed Temple Community Church are hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross.  The American Red Cross is looking to build  our blood supply with the help from generous  doners like you.  The blood drive will be held  at Peace Lutheran Church (Fellowship Hall) at 2201 N. Rosa Parks Way, Portland Oregon 97217.  Volunteers will be on hand to check you in, answer questions and make sure you are comfortable.  Please contact our office to be connected with this Blood Drive. 503-289-1070

Live Generously

God's work - our Hands

Our project for this year will take place on September 14th, beginning around 9:00 AM and ending about 3:00 PM at the Harvest Homes Retirement Center, 6921 N. Roberts Ave in Portland. This is where some of our beloved members spent their last years of their lives. 

When we approched Rick Moyer project director of Harvest Homes with our wish to help them in some small way for all they do and have done, it was met with joy and thankfulness.   Our task will includes as many of the following as time allows. 

1. Washing windows inside and out,

2. Power washing the front deck

3. clearing cobwebs inside and out

4. cleaning the heat-pumps around the site.

5. Pruning trees around the site.

We will have a sign up sheet at the September 2nd and 9th Worship services for whatever project you would like to help with. 

Don't hesitate to offer to bring lunch for hungry workers and residents always welcome visitors. 

If you would like a ride to the site please contact our office.  503-289-1070


God granted each of us different gifts. The residents and employees of Harvest Homes were thank-ful for the generous gift of time and ability given to them on this special day.  The windows got washed, inside and out, the cobwebbs got cleared, and the patios washed down.  Now the sunshine from outside could be also enjoyed inside.

A heartfelt thank-you to all that participated.

Thank-you Legacy Health

Thank-you Legacy Health Care for providing the members of Peace Lutheran Church the opportunity to  learn more about the dangers that falling present to us as senior citizens.  

A special thank-you to Simone Carter for the wonderful and very informative presentation  you gave. We learned so much from you and want to you to know we appreciate the wealth of information you made available to us. 

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