06321 Blue Star Memorial Hwy
South Haven, MI 49090
(269) 637-4104

Welcome Home

We are a congregation that is doing God's work with our hands, and we hope that you'll join us in that.

Each time you join us we hope that what you experience is God and that God comes to you in both meaningful and surprising ways.
As we gather on Sundays or Thursdays, we come together as the people of God to hear God's word as it is read and preached, to share in Holy Communion where we experience the risen and ever present Jesus, and we are sent out into the world to be God's hands and feet.

We do hope that you'll join us!

Worship Questions

What is a service like?

We follow the liturgy of the church year as printed in the Evangelical Lutheran Worship book. Holy Communion is celebrated at each and every service. All are welcome at the Lord’s Table.

How do people dress?

At Peace, we believe that worshiping together is far more important than what one wears to worship. Come as you are comfortable. If you prefer to dress up, dress up. If jeans and a nice shirt are more your style, that’s alright too. No one is looked down upon or turned away based on the clothes they are wearing.

Can I take communion?

YES! All are welcome at the Lord’s Table. This includes everyone – young & old, member & visitor.

What is the music like?

We worship out of the Evangelical Lutheran Worship book, using traditional hymns. We are mostly accompanied by a pipe organ, but occasionally we are graced by our grand piano.

On the 4th Sunday of the month at the 11:00 a.m. service, we offer a more relaxed style of worship with different instruments like guitar and percussion.

What about my kids?

Children are very welcome at Peace and we understand that sometimes they get a little restless…and that’s ok. We offer to parents of young ones a “Cry Room” located at the back of the sanctuary with a speaker system and a window into the Sanctuary so you can still participate in the service. However, please know that we love to have young ones participate with you in the service.

Belief Questions

What do you believe?

Here are 10 statements of belief regarding our church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church In America.

1.  We believe that God acts out of love and grace and that ultimately it is love that changes people.
2.  We think that what truly matters in the life of faith is God’s choice of us and not our decision for God.
3.  We see God as both revealed and hidden. The crucified Jesus reveals to us the heart of God. Yet for us God remains a deep mystery. We think we need to be a bit humble when it comes to making statements about what God is up to in the world.
4.  We believe that the ordinary world is where God meets us. We think that God comes to us through means like water, bread and wine, and other people. We get a little nervous when people think they have a direct pipeline to God.
5.  For us, the Bible is “living word.” It is an address from God that invites us into a deeper relationship with God. We value it too much to think that it is infallible or without error.
6.  We think that Christians live in a both/and relationship with the world. We don’t despise the secular realm, but we also don’t think that it is ultimate. We welcome scientific study but don’t feel that life can be fully captured by scientific analysis.
7.  For us, the church is a creation of God, not the result of religious experiences or the actions of leaders.
8.  We believe that the church is a community of faith in which all have a role to play. For us, all of us are ministers.
9.  We think that Christians of today are connected to Christians of every time and place. We do certain things in worship and in church life because those things reflect our deep connection to those who have come before us. We are people of tradition, but believe that changing and being changed is what our tradition is all about.
10.  We Lutherans believe that before God and in the presence of the crucified Jesus all of us are beggars. We think that ultimately our worth and purpose in life come as gifts from God, not from anything we do.

Is there a document from the ELCA that says what you believe?

Of course.  You may find it here.

Are there other statements of faith?

We follow three creeds as true statements of faith in our church:

1. The Apostles' Creed
2. The Nicene Creed
3, The Athanasian Creed

What if I have other questions?

Visit us and talk to our pastor, or call the pastor on the phone or e-mail him.

Have Other Questions?
We would be happy to help answer any and all of them!

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