Belief & Practice

Overview

Our church teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.

The teaching of the Lutheran church can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.

Grace alone

God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.

Faith alone

By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.

Scripture alone

The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.

Who is Jesus?

For more than 2,000 years people have asked the question, "Who is Jesus?". We were not present when Jesus lived on this earth, but in the Bible we have the record of his birth, life, death on the cross, and resurrection.  Study of the Bible, God's Word, will enable you to seek out the answer to this age-old question.
 

The above and additional information can be viewed at: http://www.lcms.org/

If you're checking out Prince of Peace for the first time, you can expect the same thing that many now look forward to each and every week. A place to grow, be challenged, be loved, and have fun in the abundant life that we've been created to live out through a relationship with Jesus Christ. That's what we are all about. Here at Prince of Peace we have energetic and passionate music as well as down to earth teaching, but the most important thing is that you will always hear the truth of the message of Jesus Christ. So, we invite you to come and take it all in for yourself this next Sunday at 8:00 or 10:45am.

The Get To Know Us section of our website should help you with some of the questions you may have as to who we are, what we believe, and what we do. If you need anything else just send an email to our pastor with your questions and we'll get right back to you. Thanks for checking us out and we hope to see you soon.

 
 

Since visiting any church for the first time can be a little intimidating, we've put together the following information.  We hope it will answer your questions and reduce any anxiety that you may have about what to expect when you visit Prince of Peace.

Here are our F.A.Q.s:

Getting Situated
You can check out our MAP for directions before you head out Sunday morning.  Once you get here you'll find plenty of parking, including spaces for visitors and the handicapped. The building is fully accessible with signs at specific locations to help you get around. When you enter the building from the front entrance the Sanctuary is to the right; coffee and snacks in the Fellowship Hall to the left, and coat racks and restrooms straight ahead through the main hall.  Greeters and ushers will welcome you, give you a bulletin, and gladly answer any questions or help you if you need assistance.

 

We will not make you stand up or embarrass you!
We promise not to embarrass you or make you feel uncomfortable. We will greet you with smiles and handshakes.  We'll respect that your relationship with the Lord is a personal matter, and that your attendance is not for our benefit but for yours. If you as a guest would like, please feel free to fill out one of our Connection Cards located in your bulletin.  Just give us the information you feel comfortable sharing, and place the card in the offering plates as they are passed around. Whether you are a growing believer or merely checking out our church, we hope you feel a fresh expression of God’s love.  

What should I wear?
God accepts us as we are - no matter who we are, what we do, or how we dress. We do not have a dress code. Worshipers at Prince of Peace wear anything from jeans and tee shirts, to slacks and golf shirts, to suits and ties. Please wear whatever you feel is most comfortable for you in this setting.

 

What about the kids?
We always welcome children but we also want parents to receive the greatest benefit from worship. Parents who would like assistance may entrust children (ages 0-4) to the care of our dedicated and loving nursery workers. Ask the ushers to direct you to the nursery located in the main hall, a short distance from the main entrance. The nursery is staffed during the 10:45am service on Sundays.

 

What about the offering?
At some point after the pastor's message, offering plates will be passed. This is an opportunity for our regular members to actively respond to all God has given them by freely offering their resources in support of his church. We certainly do not expect or require visitors to put anything in the offering plate, though you are welcome to do so if you choose.

 

Will I be able to follow along with the service?
If you're attending our 8:00 a.m. traditional worship service, everything you need in order to follow the service is in the printed bulletin. Hymns are found in the blue hymnals, called Lutheran Worship, located in each row.  If you're attending our 10:45 contemporary/blended service, you need only follow the order of service as it is projected on the screen at the front of the sanctuary.  There is a bulletin handed out in that service also with an outline of the worship service so you can see how the service is laid out.

 

Can I take Communion?   How does it work?
On the inside cover of each bulletin, the communion practice at Prince of Peace is explained for all of those visiting the church.  If you have any questions concerning Communion, please ask an usher or greeter to direct you to one of the Pastors or Elders serving that morning. If you will be partaking of Communion but are unable to walk to the front of the church, notify the usher and a server will bring it to you where you are seated.

 

8:00 a.m. – Traditional Worship
The traditional worship service include the hymns and liturgy from our Lutheran heritage. For accompaniment, we use the organ or piano along with the occasional use of other acoustic instruments. The order of worship is printed in the service bulletin. All parts of service and the readings are printed there for you. We will also have a projected order of worship. You are welcome to bring along your own Bible and follow along if you choose.

 

10:45 a.m. – Blended/Contemporary Worship
The contemporary service at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday's is an open and welcoming informal worship with either acoustic instruments or a contemporary band leading us in praise songs. This worship service offer a video projected order of service and music which enables you to care for and hold small children without having to juggle service folders and hymnals. Child care is provided during the 10:45 a.m. worship service.

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