"How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!"
Whether checking things out or exploring what faith means, you’re welcome here. We’re from different experiences; faith backgrounds or none, hurt by the church or reacquainted with faith. We’re a blend of progressive and traditional, young families, wise adults, play-filled all of us, from La Crescent and & around the Coulee Region, inclusive, vulnerable, discovering & open.
Find out more about our parish below.
CONNECTING TO YOUR COMMUNITY
Baptized Christians who are transferring their church membership to Prince of Peace are immediately received into membership as soon as the transfer is received. Thus, they automatically have all the rights and responsibilities of members.
A couple times a year new members are invited to a special brunch after Sunday worship, to get acquainted with new and ongoing members and share the stories of how we came to Prince of Peace.
Persons who would like to be baptized, would like to renew an old faith commitment, or would like to become members of the congregation without transferring from another church, are invited to contact our pastors to be guided into their faith commitment.
THE MEMBERSHIP QUESTION
In the frenetic pace of our lives, we often sense that something is missing. We yearn for God.
The question of church membership can become an obstacle to seekers. The truth is church membership counts for little in the kingdom of God. Jesus simply asks his disciples to, “Follow Me,” not, “Make sure your name is on a church roster.” We invite seekers to practice following Jesus in this community called Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Your best “newcomers instruction” will be regular worship and joining in the other faith practices. We are not fussy. You may participate in the life of this congregation forever without becoming a member!
Some people find that church membership helps them follow Jesus with the faith practices of prayer, study, worship, service, and giving. Because church membership is dedicated to this high purpose, it can be of value.
Pastors, Mike Woods and Kent Johnson will be pleased to visit with you about baptism, more in-depth study of the teachings of the Church, or becoming an active member of the congregation. You may contact them at 895-4440.
Prince of Peace’s ministry staff want to support you or a loved one during difficult times. If you are in need of care or prayer or would like to request a hospital visit please contact the church office at 507-895-4440.
"Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns."
We at Prince of Peace believe in the benefits of prayer in our daily lives. Every day we pray for those who are hurting as well as thank God for the blessings in our lives. For immediate prayer concerns our Prayer Chain is a network of people who will receive requests and thanksgivings and pray for them right away. To make your request known to the prayer chain email Sylvia Allen at: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact one of the pastors.
When you or someone in your family is hospitalized, please be sure that our pastors are notified. With the shortness of hospital stays, without your help, we may learn of your admission just as you are on your way home.
Our pastors want to be able to visit you and share conversation, support and prayer. We would also be happy to celebrate Holy Communion with you and your family in the hospital. Occasionally, it would be more helpful to visit after your stay, once you have returned home. Just let us know what you would prefer.
Prince of Peace has specially trained volunteers who bring communion to those who cannot attend worship or communion services due to health or other circumstances. Those served might be in their own homes, in care facilities or in hospitals.
If you have a loved one that would like to receive communion or if you would like to volunteer to be a home communion server please contact the church office.
We are made up of experiences and relationships - built with imagination and shared stories more than bricks and mortar.
As a church, we do all kinds of stuff together, and we'd love for you to join us.
Do you enjoy knitting, quilting, reading a good book or serving? If you are new to Prince of Peace, small groups are a great first step to getting connected in this large PoP family.
If you have been around for a while, small groups may be your next step to connecting with others with similar interests, passions and place in life.
Groups can provide support or opportunities to grow. Join a group and let's do life together.