The Story of Peace ... it's just the beginning
The first worship service was held on August 1, 2010 at Watertown Community Center. Interim Pastor Bruce Nelson agreed to accept the challenge of helping form a new church. His faith and quiet leadership allowed Peace to move forward, along the path which God intended.
Charter Sunday was on January 9, 2011, when 112 adults and children became Charter Members of Peace. Shortly thereafter, the first congregational annual meeting was held, and Peace decided to affiliate with the LCMC (Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ).
Peace welcomed its first full-time pastor on January 1, 2012. Pastor Shannon Bauer was ordained and installed at a special service, which was officiated by Pastor Bruce Nelson.
The congregation soon felt it was time to have their own church home. Following a generous donation of land, monetary contributions from a successful Capital Campaign Fund Drive, and hard work by many, an Implementation Team was formed to help guide the building program. Construction on our new church building began in August of 2012, and the first worship service was held on December 23, 2012.
As the church continued to grow, it soon became clear that more space was needed. Plans were developed to add a Fellowship Hall and Sunday school classrooms. The construction began in 2016 and by the fall, everyone was enjoying the new expansion. Preliminary planning has already begun for a third expansion as Peace Lutheran looks forward to what wondrous things God has planned for us.
God has worked in amazing ways in the life of Peace Lutheran Church. We continue to move forward, eager to show others the wondrous ways He can work in their lives, too.
Visitors are always welcome. Peace!