worship at peace lutheran church
As a faith community we gather for worship seeking God. It is through Bible readings, music, thought-provoking messages, prayers, and in the bread and wine of communion that we encounter Christ and are renewed.
All worship services invite you to come as you are (no dress code)
and to participate in Holy Communion.
Traditional Liturgical Worship: 8:30 am
This service has traditional hymns, organ or piano music, and uses the Lutheran Book of Worship and a traditional worship structure. Communion is shared at the altar with individual bread and cups. Gluten free bread is available.
Children are welcome at this service, too! A special time and message are provided for them. Younger children are also welcome to visit our nursery.
While "traditional," this service is by no means "stuffy."
Contemporary Praise Service: 10:00 am
This service features an amplified praise band (guitars, drums, song leaders), contemporary songs, and a more casual feel with the same Bible verses and sermon as the traditional service. Communion is shared by intinction (dipping the bread into the wine or grape juice). Gluten free bread is available.
Children are always welcome in worship and a special time and message are provided for them. Younger children are also welcome to visit our nursery.
Both services follow the format of Gathering, Word, Meal and Sending - see below - and include music, scripture, a message and fellowship.
Child care in our nursery is also available during all worship services.
WORSHIP WITH US
Liturgical Worship Service: 8:30am
Contemporary Praise Service: 10:00am
A special children’s time during both worship services, opportunities for adult/family fellowship after worship, and a monthly arts-based Christian education program are part of the program year. Nursery care is available from 8:30am to 11:15am.
WHAT IS LUTHERAN WORSHIP LIKE?
Lutheran worship typically uses the following format:
During the opening part of worship, we offer a song, a greeting through scripture, and also a welcoming word. We confess our sins, along with our brothers and sisters, and we are offered forgiveness. We also pray a Prayer of the Day together. This part of the service can be brief or extended, depending on the time in the church year.
See a video of contemporary worship on our "Sermon" page.
DURING LENT: Every Wednesday night we will offer two opportunities to pray and reflect in community. Centered Prayer will meet in the basement; Vespers will be in the Sanctuary. Please join us for one or both. Come as you are.