We Believe In The Gospel

(as stated by the Evengelical Lutheran Church in America – www.elca.org)

Lutherans believe in the Triune God. God created and loves all of creation — the earth and the seas and all of the world’s inhabitants. We believe that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and his new life, and we trust that God’s Spirit is active in the world.

We are part of God’s unfolding drama. When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere. When we study the Bible or hear God’s word in worship, we are drawn more deeply into God’s own saving story.

The convictions shared by Christians from many different traditions are expressed in statements of belief called creeds.

These ecumenical creeds that Lutherans affirm and use in worship confess the faith of the church through the ages and around the world.

The Confession of Faith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is part of our founding constitution. The ELCA accepts the following creeds as true declarations of the faith of this church:

What to Expect

  • What’s a service like?

We follow the liturgy of the church year as printed in the Evangelical Lutheran Worship book.  Holy Communion is celebrated at each and every service.  All are welcome at the Lord’s Table.

  • What’s the music like?

We worship out of the Evangelical Lutheran Worship book, using traditional hymns.  We are mostly accompanied by a pipe organ, but occasionally we are graced by our grand piano.

On the 4th Sunday of the month at the 11:00 a.m. service, we offer a more relaxed style of worship with different instruments like guitar and percussion.

  • How do people dress?

At Peace, we believe that worshiping together is far more important than what one wears to worship.  Come as you are comfortable.  If you prefer to dress up, dress up.  If jeans and a nice shirt are more your style, that’s alright too.  No one is looked down upon or turned away based on the clothes they are wearing.

  • What about my kids?

Children are very welcome at Peace and we understand that sometimes they get a little restless…and that’s ok.  We offer to parents of young ones a “Cry Room” located at the back of the sanctuary with a speaker system and a window into the Sanctuary so you can still participate in the service.  However, please know that we love to have young ones participate with you in the service.

  • Can I take communion?

YES!  All are welcome at the Lord’s Table.  This includes everyone – young & old, member & visitor.

  • How can I get connected?

Please sign the Guest Register when you are here so that we can include you on our mailing list.  If you are interested in learning more about Peace Lutheran Church, feel free to contact us by phone (269-637-4104) or by e-mail at information@peaceinsouthhaven.org.

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