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Welcome to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church! We’re a growing community of individuals and families, all of whom are on a journey. There is not one of us who has already arrived, but we feel we’re making really good headway. The Bible is our roadmap. Jesus is our guide. He leads. We follow.
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We are not experts at any of the following! We ask lots of questions and wrestle with the answers. Prince of Peace is a place where you can struggle, learn and grow with other people like you.
The Bible is written that we might believe in Jesus Christ as our personal Savior and Lord. It speaks powerfully to the forgiveness of sins, which is found in Him alone. It teaches what it means to live a life of love toward God and others, as well as a life of integrity and purpose concerning God’s design for each of us. It was written by men as they were directed by God’s Holy Spirit, and so it is timeless truth without error or contradiction.
God revealed Himself as three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All three Persons participated in the creation of the world. It is God the Father, the First Person of the Triune God, who continues to care and provide for people. We believe, “All this He does only out of fatherly, divine goodness and mercy.” It is also the Father’s passion that all people would be saved from sin through Jesus Christ, His Son.
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the Second Person of the Triune God. He is eternally true God. In His birth and death, He was also true man, but without sin. By His death on the cross, He took upon Himself the punishment for sin that was due all people. By His Easter Resurrection, He gained the victory over sin and death that is shared with all who believe in Him. At His Second Coming, all history will have its completion in Him.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Triune God. He is the One who builds faith, hope, and love into the lives of people as they hear God’s Word and come to know Jesus Christ in a profound, personal way. The Holy Spirit convicts people of their sin. He assures people that their sins are forgiven. He gathers people into the Church. He gives gifts to empower people for Christian witness and service. As people continue to hear, read, study, and trust God’s Word, He brings them to spiritual maturity.
The Church is the community of all who have come to faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord. It is more than one local congregation. God has given the Church two great gifts to share with the world: Baptism and Holy Communion. In both, God is present, along with visible elements, to bring forgiveness of sins and strengthening of faith. The Church is God’s ambassador of His eternal and unconditional love for the world!
Sin is the condition of all people that separates them from God. Sin entered into the world through the disobedience of the first man and woman. It continues today as disobedience toward God, discord and dysfunction among people, and personal pain, distress, and death. No matter how hard a person tries or how good that person lives, there is no escape from sin apart from the work of Jesus Christ. Sin always results in eternal death and separation from God. Therefore, every person has an essential need for the Savior.
Forgiveness of Sins
Forgiveness of Sins is the gift and promise of God through Christ that the separation of God and people has been paid for by the Savior. To be sure, Christians are not perfect, but they are forgiven. There is comfort and joy in knowing this gift is extended for all to receive by faith. This gift distinguishes the Christian faith from those religions or philosophies that emphasize the works and obligations of people to somehow please God.
Eternal Life means death is no longer something to be feared. Rather, all those who trust in Jesus will live in joy with Him in heaven for eternity. Death is simply a doorway to that place which He has prepared and purchased for all believers through His own death and resurrection victory!
WHY WE CALL OURSELVES LUTHERAN
In spite of how the name Lutheran may sound, we are followers of Jesus Christ, not Martin Luther. We call ourselves Lutherans because, like Luther, we believe that the center of the Christian message is the cross of Jesus Christ. Like Luther, we believe that the Bible is not a book of morals, but a song of redemptive love. But most of all, like Luther, we believe that God says what He means and means what He says. If you happen to share these beliefs, then it looks like maybe, you’re a Lutheran, too.
PART OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCH MISSOURI SYNOD
Our church is a part of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). We believe the Bible is the Word of God and that when God speaks, we should listen. Period. You can learn more about the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod here.
NEW MEMBER CLASS
New to Prince of Peace? Find out how to fully engage with God’s people in this growing faith community. For dates, information and registration contact Sandy Ericksen or Dave Rahberg or fill out the form below.
WORSHIP IN YOUR HEART LANGUAGE
At Prince of Peace, worship is at the heart of all we do! We are a community that desires to be a place where you can worship God in your heart language. We offer two styles of worship: Traditional (liturgy, hymns, and organ music) and Contemporary (praise songs, praise band, and a more relaxed vibe). Each service is Bible based, includes the Lord’s Supper and is family friendly.
WORSHIP FOR YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY
Families are encouraged to worship together! We have a nursery available, for families who desire to use it, for children (birth – 36 months) at all three services.
KidZone, offered at 9:30 am, is for kids from kindergarten – grade 5. Children 1st – 4th grade experience high-energy learning in a large group/small group environment through music, drama, games, crafts, and more. Kids dig into God’s Word each week with their small group leaders and discover God’s love for them in Jesus Christ.
A pre-teen ministry exclusively for 5th graders immerses them in the Bible each week as they investigate topics relevant to the pre-teen years.
Middle and High School Youth meet at 9:30 am in the Youth Center for an interactive Bible study.
Adult Bible classes are offered at 9:30 am. For a current listing, click HERE.
For worship times, directions and more information, go HERE.
See you Sunday!