We are a community Gathered by Grace – Sent to Serve
Called to the mission God has given us
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church is a community which believes in God’s love, knows Jesus as Savior, and is blessed by the presence of the Holy Spirit. Thankful for these gifts we gather to pray and praise, explore God’s word and its’ meaning for our lives, strengthen each other in our witness, and serve each other and our neighbors in the world.
It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life [from sin, death, and evil as a gift through Jesus’ death and resurrection]. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows. For everything we know about God’s Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love others as you love yourself. That’s an act of true freedom. – Galatians 5:13-14 (The Message)
Experiencing the love and grace of the Holy Trinity. Using all five senses, our experience and awareness deepens, creating a space for the grace of Jesus to enter.
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. – 1 John 4:7-9
Our church is open, generous, diverse, welcoming, hospitable, healing and caring.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these. – Mark 12:30-31
We value people from ALL walks of life.
We are saved by grace which is universal and inclusive of all humankind.
We are saved by grace through faith.
God is so rich in mercy and he loved us so much, that though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. By Grace you have been saved. – Ephesians 2:4 NLT
We value helping others through compassionate service. Inspired by the grace of God, we humbly and lovingly serve our neighbors at Prince of Peace, in the Northwoods and beyond.
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. – Hebrews 4:16
We value creativity as the God given ability to generate or recognize new ideas or possibilities in worship, mission, problem solving, communicating with others, and visioning now and for the future as we continue to share the Gospel as Disciples of Christ.
For in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. – Colossians 1:16