WELCOME TO PRINCE OF PEACE
We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), which is a mainline Protestant denomination of four million members with our roots in America, but originating from immigrant populations in Germany and Northern Europe.
We have developed most of our core beliefs from the teachings of Martin Luther and the reformers of the 16th century. Central to those beliefs is the unmerited grace of God that comes to us in the person of Jesus Christ. We believe that we are not saved by what we do but by the love, mercy, and forgiveness given to us in Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus teaches us, his disciples, how to care for others and how to love God.
We don’t believe that we have all the answers, but rather, lots of questions! We want to know the best ways to show God’s love in this world and how to live a life of service already having received the promises of God.
Historically, the Lutheran Church has shown a great respect for the liturgy and hymnody of the church. Our church gathers around God’s Word and the Sacrament of Christ’s body and blood each week and then is sent our into the world to serve.
Prince of Peace strives to be an inviting, diverse, and Christ-centered community. We welcome all people regardless of race, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, or economic condition in life.
Saturday 5:30 pm
Sunday 8:15 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am
Sunday School 9:30 am
Tuesday Prayer Services 9:30 am, 7:00 pm
All four of our weekend worship services use a traditional, liturgical setting.
Holy Communion is celebrated weekly at each of our Saturday and Sunday services.
The 5:30 pm service and the 8:15 am service tend to be smaller gatherings averaging 50-60 people. The larger worship services are Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 am.
Our choir sings mostly at the 11:00 am service.
Soloists and instrumentalists offer music at the other times.
Classes are offered for all – ages 3 through adult.
We use Augsburg’s ‘Spark: Activate Faith’ and the ‘WHIRL’ curriculum for our younger children. We offer a Sunday morning Confirmation program for our middle schoolers, grades 6,7 8. We hold a Bible and current event discussion for our high school students. We offer a Sunday morning Adult class that studies the Bible and discusses topical issues.
We offer a staffed nursery on Sunday mornings. Staff members are trained in the care of toddlers and young children, and are assisted by parent volunteers. All staff members have been trained in First Aid and CPR. We use a parent pager system in case parents need to be contacted during worship. All children must be signed into and out of the nursery. Each child’s safety and comfort are our primary concerns.