A Welcome from Pastor David Hanson
Thank you for visiting our website. It is a work in progress. You will see some pages under construction, because there is always room for improvement.
Our lives are like that too. You may have heard the phrase, "Be Patient, God's Not Finished With Me Yet." That thought reflects our understanding here at Peace, that all of us are a work in progress. That is why "Grace" is so important to us. The Bible says, "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God" (Ephesians 2:8).
We do our best each day to remind ourselves of this gift of grace in Jesus, so that we might live graciously in our relationships. We readily admit that some days are better than others. I guess that is why we are here at Peace, why we come to church, why we worship together, because we need to hear it and experience it again, grace proclaimed, renewed, and shared. I hope you will come and visit. I would enjoy meeting you and hearing your story. The coffee pot (or alternative) is always on! Peace! Pastor David
Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ
has welcomed you, for the glory of God. Romans 15:7
Getting Started @ Peace
Not everyone comes from the same life experiences or religious backgrounds, so instead of passing a test to belong (membership) we offer CoffeeCake & Conversation several times a year as an opportunity to get to know you and for you to get to know us. This is a great time to ask questions and meet members at Peace.
For those who decide to become members, we offer New Member Receptions several times a year. This is a time to affirm your faith and commitment to Peace and gives us an opportunity to welcome you. If you are interested in being a member at Peace, please download the New Member Information Sheet (below), complete it, and return it with a digital photo. We will use this information in our church directory. Thank you!
CoffeeCake & Conversation
Getting To Know You & Us
January 19 following Worship
New Member Reception
February 9, 2020
Becoming A Partner!
For much of the history of the Lutheran church we have talked about becoming members. At Peace we've discovered that not everyone is ready to become a member but still feel a sense of belonging and want to participate in the ministry here at Peace. They are happy to partner with us in this ministry and can become a member if and when they are ready.
So what's the deal with pineapples?
When new people move into the surrounding communities, we want to make them feel welcome and invited. The pineapple has long been a symbol of hospitality, as well as being a sweet refreshing & delicious fruit to share.
Our Pineapple Express!
Every two to three months, people from Peace pick up boxes of fresh pineapples with a list of new residents in their area. With each pineapple there is a Welcome Card and Invitation to visit Peace Lutheran Church. Over a year, we deliver over 400 pineapples with a warm welcome to our new friends in the community.
Those who have participated in the Pineapple Express have returned blessed by this ministry. Here are a few of their comments.
"I'm blessed to meet so many nice people"
Doreen Seal - Carver
"Sometimes we just leave a pineapple on the step, other times we get to talk with people. I like talking with new people"
Cathy Rieckenberg - Delano
"Thank God for who ever invented GPS"
Julie Sprenger - Watertown
"What are we? Hawaiian Lutherans with these pineapples ... just glad to share the welcome in Christ."
Ollie & Leana Tollefson - Lake Wobegon