ON SUNDAY MORNING: The congregation of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church worships each Sunday morning at 8:00 and 10:15. The services are identical and guests are welcome. At 9:00 the congregation hosts a Sunday School (during the school year) and a Bible Study. Guests are welcome.
HOLY COMMUNION: Holy Communion is served on the first, second, and the third Sundays of each month (and at other times) for the Confirmed Members of the congregation. Guests from other LCMS congregations may commune also. (LCMS Guests: Please speak with the Pastor or an Elder before the service.) Those who are present but not attending Communion are welcome to sing and pray during this time.
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS: During Advent and Lent, the congregation meets for evening worship at 7:00. The service lasts about a half an hour. Snacks are often served afterward. In the past, dramas have been used to present the message of the evening. Guests are welcome to attend. 7:00PM
PALM SUNDAY: On Palm Sunday the services include a special dramatic reading of the Passion. The congregation participates in the reading along with special Readers and the Pastor. Guests are welcome. 8:00 and 10:15.
MAUNDY THURSDAY: The congregation celebrates the gift of Holy Communion at a 7:00 service. Communion is served for the Communicant Members of the congregation and members from other LCMS congregations. Guests who are not members of other LCMS congregations are invited to worship with us. During Communion, we encourage our guests to sing with the congregation and pray. To learn how to become a Communicant Member, contact the pastor. 7:00PM
The word Maundy is derived from the Latin mandatum, the first word of the phrase "Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos" ("A new commandment I give unto you"), the statement by Jesus in John 13:34 by which Jesus explained to the Apostles the significance of His washing their feet.
GOOD FRIDAY: The congregation hosts two services on Good Friday. The Noon service is a simply service of pray and singing. It lasts about 20 minutes and is especially for those who can only get away from work, school, or home for a short time. The 7:00 service is the full Tenebrae service. Guests are welcome. Noon and 7:00PM
HOLY SATURDAY: The congregation hosts an evening service at 8:00. The service begins in the dark. The congregation processes into the Sanctuary by candlelight. The darkness lifts and Easter is begun. Guests are welcome. 8:00PM
EASTER: The early Easter service is at 7:00 in the morning. The second service is at 10:15. There is often a breakfast held in between. Guests are welcome. 7:00 and 10:15.
CONFIRMATION: Confirmation of the young people (usually those in the 8th grade) who had completed their study with the Pastor is held on the first Sunday in May, at the 10:15 service. Guests are welcome. 10:15.
THANKSGIVING: The service is Thanksgiving Eve, at 7:00.
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: Held every year at 6:00PM on the first Sunday in December, the Christmas Pageant is a worship service in which the children and the adults of the congregation present the birth of Jesus in a dramatic presentation. Guests are welcome.
CHRISTMAS EVE: The Candlelight service is at 7:00. Guests are welcome.
CHRISTMAS DAY: The service is at 9:00AM unless it falls on a Sunday. If Christmas is on a Sunday the normal 8:00 and 10:15 times are followed.
CHILDREN IN THE WORSHIP SERVICE: Often, guests and prospective church members ask if children are welcome in the worship service. Of course, what they mean is, "My child is young and can sometimes be 'active'. Will this upset anyone in the church?" No. We want children to be in the worship service, learning that it is a place for them to be, getting use to hearing and participating in the worship service as they grow up. We provide a nursery, often staffed, and we put a TV in the Fellowship Hall that broadcasts the service for those parents who need to step out for a moment with a child.
OFFERING: Not an obligation to the congregation, the Offering is an act of worship. Christians understand that everything they have is from God, who also provides them with the resources to support and participate in the work of Christ's Kingdom. Offering envelopes are provided for the members of the congregation for tax deduction reasons.
THE BULLETIN: Our bulletin (service folder) is unique. It is designed to assist the worshipers, especially guests, navigate and participate in the worship service. The amount of non-worship information is kept to a minimum to make it easier to handle and the Bible passages receive the greatest amount of space.
Contact us if you have any questions about specific services at 319-338-1842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.