Peace Lutheran Church
A church family where we,
"Proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ,
serving all in Faith, Hope, and Love."
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Worship service begins at 9:00 a.m.
*****Mask are now optional*****
Youth & Adult Sunday School
Sunday school will begin, Sunday, September 12, following worship. Ages 3 and up encouraged to attend.
We see our church not simply as a house of worship with walls, a roof, and open doors. Rather, we believe that the church is actually the members and believers that come together to hear God’s word, celebrate His love and extend His gifts.
It was at a township building west of Fremont that a group of Lutherans gathered and first heard of the national organization, Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ... and the concept of a new church was born. After much discussion and meetings with representatives of the LCMC, a small group joined for the first worship service at Fremont's City Auditorium. The Rev. Marvin Suhr began as pastor of the mission congregation.
We soon outgrew the space and started looking for a more permanent place to meet. A member of our group knew of Calvary Methodist Church which had a facility which might meet both our needs. An agreement was reached and soon we were holding worship at 12th and Luther Road.
It was apparent almost immediately that the congregation was going to grow and by the time of its charter in September 2005, the new Peace Lutheran Church had grown to more than 50 members. Within a short period of time the small sanctuary would no longer hold all the worshipers at one service so two services became necessary.
In the growth spurt, Christian education became a centerpiece of Peace Lutheran. Eight young men and women were in the first class to be confirmed. Fifty to sixty children from Peace and the community attended Vacation Bible school in the summer. Men, women, and mixed prayer groups were formed to pray and study scripture and several small groups of adults met weekly to study and carry out community service. Growth continued and talk of our own church building took off.
Land had been identified as a possible building site, but that didn't work out. Then God blessed us with a wonderful surprise! A non-member friend of the church donated 6 acres of land just east of Fremont on which to build our new facility. The land was dedicated on a sunny, chilly day.
After long and faithful service Pastor Suhr resigned and the Rev. Ron Nelson became interim pastor, as a search for a new pastor began. The congregation had grown one and a half times since it was chartered.
On a bright and breezy day in October 2008 a blessing and groundbreaking ceremony took place on the site for the new Peace Lutheran Church building. It will stand in the warm morning sun as you approach Fremont from the east and with God's help the congregation will bear fruit for Christ for many decades to come.
Peace Lutheran and LCMC
All About Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC)
Who We Are
We’re Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ, and our name pretty much says it all.
We’re not a denomination, we’re a movement. We view the local church as the place where people in the community come to get connected with God and one another. We celebrate the fact that that everyone is wired a little differently; it allows each and every one of us to serve according to our own unique strengths, skills and talents.
We’re free in Christ
In Romans 6, Paul explains that those who follow Jesus receive God’s grace and are freed from being burdened by their sin. In LCMC, we celebrate this freedom. We also place a great emphasis on understanding what it means to follow Jesus, then doing it.
We understand that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to ministry because different communities often have different needs, backgrounds and cultures. Rather than micromanaging what they do, we give our members the freedom to be creative in how they do ministry, working together to transform the lives of others others and fulfill the Great Commission that Jesus set forth in Matthew 28.
While we think it’s important to make promises to God rather than to an institution, we also think it’s important to have standards and practices in place for holding one another accountable when it comes to ministry.
We’re Accountable to one another
In LCMC, “ accountability" happens in three distinct ways:
First of all, when concerns are raised, the Board of Trustees always operates directly with the congregation to discern what has happened and what might be the best course of action. Unfortunately, there have been times when the name of a congregation has been brought to the convention to consider removing them from our list. Our association has given the Board of Trustees authority to remove congregations when they are no longer practicing our faith according to the Lutheran Confessions and Scripture. Over the years we have removed congregations, but have done so with heavy hearts.
Secondly, our Ministry Board has been given the charge to recommend to the Board of Trustees the removal of pastors when necessary. Again, this happens in a direct conversation, by the members of the Ministry Board, and our staff, hoping to restore a pastor while at the same time upholding the integrity of our core values and of our association as a whole. Over the years, we have had to remove pastors but always hoping for restoration and reconciliation.
Finally, we hope and expect that as pastors and congregations interact, there unfolds a “mutual accountability” that happens on a much more personal level. This is the highest form of accountability—where it is carried out among those who know, love and respect one another.
We’re rooted in the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions
We strive to be a light to the world, not a reflection of it. We view God’s word as the #1 authority when it comes to our faith and how we practice it. While we understand that science, personal experience, tradition and other factors contribute to the conversations that we have, we do not believe that they have equal influence to what’s written in the Scriptures. We believe the Lutheran Confessions to be a faithful witness to the truth of Scripture and that they give us reliable principles by which to guide the continued development of this association.
We’re all working together to fulfill Christ's Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations
Our #1 mission as an association is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, both locally and abroad. We’re focused on strengthening the congregations that we have, and planting the ones we don’t.
For more information about LCMC, please visit www.LCMC.net
(The above information was taken from the National LCMC website)
"My Peace I Give You; My Peace I Leave you"