Our ministries
BIBLE STUDIES

Bible information class:  This is an overview of basic Bible doctrine designed for those who wish to join our congregation.  Call pastor to schedule this class.

Sunday morning Bible studies:  Men and women of all ages and Bible knowledge are welcome to attend this class under the balcony from 10:30 am - 11:15 am.

Tuesday morning Bible study:  Men and women of all ages and Bible knowledge are welcome to attend this class in the Peace chapel room from 9:00 am - 10:00 am.

Thursday morning Bible study:  This is a duplicate of the Tuesday morning Bible study with the exception that it is held at Lakeshore Restaurant from 9:00 am - 10:00 am.


MINISTRIES FOR MEMBERS

Baptism:  Upon the birth of a child, members are encouraged to inform the pastor shortly after the birth to make baptism arrangements.  Baptism can be administered at the hospital, in a private family service or during a regular worship service.  It is important that baptism take place as soon as possible after the birth.

Counseling:  While our pastor is not a professionally trained counselor, he is able to offer spiritual guidance and support for many difficulties faced by members.  If professional counseling is deemed necessary, the pastor is able to make a referral to a professional Christian counselor.

Funeral:  God's Word is such a comfort to a Christian who is dying, so ministry to the dying is a priority for the pastor.  Contact the pastor when this ministry is needed.  Christian burials are conducted for members and non-members who have been served by the pastor.

Holy communion:  We believe that Holy communion is a public expression of unity in doctrine.  Because the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) are united in doctrinal fellowship, members of those churches are welcome to commune.  Any who are not yet instructed, in doubt or who hold a confession differing from the ELS / WELS and yet desire to receive the sacrament are asked first to speak with the pastor before the next communion service.  We do not presume to judge anyone's personal faith, but we do want our celebration to be a true communion of people united in doctrine.

Illness and hospitalization:  At times of illness no greater comfort can be provided than that of God in His Word.  The pastor welcomes the opportunity to share that message when a member is ill or hospitalized.  Members are encouraged to inform a pastor if such a visit is desired.

Peacemakers:  This support group for those whose loved ones have gone to heaven meets in the pastor's office on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 1:00 pm.

Prayer:  If a member would like a prayer to be offered during a worship service for a particular reason, the pastor will gladly do so at the member's request.

Shut in:  When members are unable to attend regular services, the pastor will go to the home or location of the shut-in member to share God’s Word.  Please notify a pastor to schedule a visit.

Wedding:  Couples who plan to marry normally do so at their home congregation.  The pastor will gladly provide marriage services, but asks that you contact him as early as possible to reserve a date in order to avoid any conflicts with the use of the building, to consult him on all details concerning the ceremony and to attend pre-marriage counseling sessions.


MINISTRIES FOR WOMEN

Circle of Peace:  These ladies meet for prayer, Bible study, fellowship and service every 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:00 am.  This organization, which helps to further the kingdom of God, assists the youth, supports missions, contributes to charities and performs the duties of an altar guild.  Service also includes visiting shutins, sending birthday and anniversary cards, and serving funeral luncheons.  Fundraising allows them to support missions such as Camp Phillip, Calvary Academy, Central Africa Medical Mission, East Fork Lutheran School, New Beginnings, Christian Life Resources and Friends of China.  They also operate a scholarship fund for students from Peace that attend WELS synodical schools.

Lutheran Women's Missionary Society (LWMS):  Peace is a member of the Wolf River Circuit of the LWMS whose purpose is to support our Synod’s missionaries in whatever way we can.  Two rallies are held each year for all the ladies of the Circuit to attend.  These rallies include speakers and world missionaries and wonderful fellowship.

 
MINISTRIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Mornings with Mommy: Mornings with Mommy serves families of children from birth through preschool and meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 10:00 am.  These education based play dates each have a theme and helps children to learn through play.  Each session includes singing, storytime, arts, crafts, snacks and much more.

Sunday school:  Sunday School offers Sunday morning classes for all children 2 years old through 8th grade from September through May at 10:15 am.

Lutheran Pioneers/Girl Pioneers:  Pioneers gives children a sense of belonging; it gives them the hope of faith and the fun of being with other Christians.  Activities include a career day, a lock-in, Pine Car Derby, camping, Pioneer Sunday, Advent by candlelight and so much more!
Buckaroos is for boys kindergarten - 2nd grade; Pioneers is for boys in grades 3-8.
Sunbeams is for girls in kindergarten - 2nd grade; Girl Pioneers is for girls in grades 3-8.

Confirmation class:  Level 1 Confirmation for first year Confirmation students is a brief study of the Old and New Testaments.  The course uses an interactive DVD to make learning visual, stimulating and fun.  This class meets on Mondays at 6:00 pm.
Level 2 Confirmation for 2nd and 3rd year Confirmation students is a traditional catechism class.  Designed to be more in-depth, this class takes the students deeper into the teachings of God’s Word.  Students examine the chief parts of the Bible as outlined in Luther’s Catechism.  This class meets on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm.

JAM (Jesus And Me) Session:  Anyone from 8th grade through high school is invited to join the JAM Session which meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7 pm.  The sessions begin with a light supper, followed by pastor’s devotion and then either a fun activity or a service project.

 
Other church organizations include:
Board of Elders
Education-Communication Committee
Finance Committee
Maintenance Committee
Worship Committee