Worship at Peace Lutheran Church
Word Alone, Faith Alone, Grace Alone
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If you came wondering about Reformation Day below is a brief explanation.
What is Reformation Day? On October 31, 1517 a German professor and pastor named Martin Luther (1483-1546) was disturbed by a practice of the Roman Catholic Church. That practice was the selling of indulgences. These indulgences were available for a price and offered forgiveness of sins, acts committed in violation of God’s law (Murder, stealing, rape, for example) and not yet committed. The indulgence offered forgiveness not only for those living but also for those who had died. The purchase of these indulgences suggested you could buy your way or someone else’s way into Heaven.
Disturbed and angered by this false teaching and attempt to raise money by the Roman Catholic Church, Luther wrote ninety-five thesis for debate. He nailed them to the church door which was a common place to post announcements.
Within ten days copies of his ninety-five thesis were all over Europe. This was a time with no mass communication and land transportation was dependent on horses. It would be this debate and the ones that followed as the Roman Catholic Church tried to silence Luther that eventually lead to a split in the Christian Church when Luther was excommunicated, thrown out, of the Roman Catholic Church.
The central issue that came into focus was whether one was saved by Jesus as a free gift of God with the ultimate authority being the Bible. This is what the Bible teaches. Or was the Pope above the Bible in authority and good works required for salvation.
The Reformation that began that day would effect every aspect of our lives today.
If you would like to learn more about the Reformation, join a Bible Study, or just have questions you’ve always wanted to ask but didn’t know who to ask please send us an e-mail or give us a call. Pastor Babbitts will be happy to answer them.
Thank you again for checking out the website and we hope to see you soon!
Happy Reformation Day!
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Saturdays Starting at 5:00pm
For our 5 p.m. Saturday evening worship we use the Evening Prayer service with the addition of the confession and absolution, and Lord’s Supper liturgy from Divine service five setting from the “Lutheran Service Book” hymnal. The majority of this service is chanted. It focuses on Christ as the light of the world as we enter into the evening hours. It is a deep breath at the end of our busy fast-paced day/week. During this service we do receive Holy Communion and sing two hymns. Though the actual length may vary a little the service usually runs 45 minutes to an hour.
8:15am & 10:30am
Liturgy for our Sunday worship services is usually drawn from two divine services in the Lutheran Service book hymnal. If you are familiar with the hymn book, the services appear on the pages 184 and 151. These services alternate between singing and spoken responses. There are three scripture readings in the service and the sermon generally is based on one of those readings or the appointed Psalm for the Sunday. Hymns during the distribution of the Lord’s Supper are drawn from the “Lutheran Service Book” hymnal and a supplemental hymn book “Sing Joyfully!” This service usually lasts between an hour and an hour and fifteen minutes. Communion is offered every Sunday at 8:15 and on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 10:30am.
Monthly Prayer List
For the month of November we will be praying for Pastors and Churches in Arizona.
1 Rev Thomas Daly, Fountain of Life Lutheran Church, Sun City, AZ
2 Rev Gregory Rachuy, Fountain of Life Lutheran Church, Tucson, AZ
3 Rev Troy Schmidt, Rev Miguel Torneire, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Tempe, AZ
4 Rev Timothy Barkett, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kingman, AZ
5 Rev Gary Henze, Grace Community Lutheran Church, Rimrock, AZ
6 Rev Jon Bjorgaad, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Scottsdale, AZ
7 Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Tucson, AZ
8 Hope Lutheran Church, Bisbee, AZ
9 Rev Paul Frank, Rev Nicholas Duerr, Hosanna Lutheran Church, Mesa, AZ
10 Iglesia Lutherana Santa Trinidad, Tucson, AZ
11 Rev Gary Brown, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sierra Vista, AZ
12 International Friendship House IFH, Tempe, AZ
13 Kataling Village Assisted, Tucson, AZ
14 La Mesa, Mesa, AZ
15 La Rosa Senior Retirement Assisted Living Community, Tucson, AZ
16 Rev Andrew Cave, Lamb of God Lutheran Church, Lake Havasu City, AZ
17 Rev George Spicer, Rev Christopher Crume, Life of Christ Lutheran Church, Peoria, AZ
18 Rev Vernon Koehlinger, Living Water Lutheran Church, Buckeye, AZ
19 Lutheran Church of Masters, Phoenix, AZ
20 Rev Todd Arnold, Rev Nicholas Wirtz, Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior, Green Valley, AZ
21 Rev David Constien, Mesquite Lutheran Church, Mesquite, NV
22 Rev Roger Yoder, Messiah Lutheran Church, Parker, AZ
23 Rev Luther Esala, Messiah Lutheran Church, Tucson, AZ
24 Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Phoenix, AZ
25 Rev Isaac Wirtz, Mt Olive Lutheran Church, Tucson, AZ
26 Rev Kevin Wenker, Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Peoria, AZ
27 Rev William Nadeau, Mountain of Faith Lutheran Church, Cordes Lakes, AZ
28 Mountain View Care Center, Tucson, AZ
29 Rev Mark Friedrich, Rev Tim Anderson, Mountain View Lutheran Church, Apache Junction, AZ
30 Mountain View, Tucson, AZ
Pray for them to filled with the knowledge of God’s will with all spiritual wisdom and understanding to help them walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to God, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. That they would be strengthened by God with all power according to his glorious might for all endurance patience with joy that they would give thanks to God for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father that they have qualified that person and us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light and that He has delivered that person and us from the domain of darkness and transferred them to the kingdom of his beloved Son in whom that person and us have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
This is the prayer of St. Paul for the Colossians. We will then send that person a note letting them know that as a congregation we have lifted them up in prayer.
About Peace Lutheran Church
A beacon of faith in our community.
Known in our community as the "Church at the Three Crosses," Peace Lutheran was founded by God fearing Lutheran families in 1917 who wished to worship their Lord in their German tongue. Today only a few of those charter member families are still represented among the congregation and we have grown and changed down through the years. However, through all those years our missionary aim has remained the same: to proclaim to the world God's Word of salvation from sin and death, celebrate the Sacraments, and Praise His Holy Name!
In the Fall of 2007, in partnership with Immanuel Lutheran Church and its preschool, we established The Lutheran Academy, Scranton, providing for our church and community a beautiful educational institution. It aims to give a Classical Christian education with a focus on the performing and visual arts.
WHAT IS THE LUTHERAN CHURCH AND WHAT DOES IT TEACH?
Peace Lutheran Church has membership in the 2.5 million member Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, a national church headquartered in St. Louis, MO. Lutherans are Christians who are committed to the historic, orthodox understanding of the Triune God and the salvation won for us in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. To know more about what our church teaches, please visit this page on the website of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
The tithes and donations you make to Peace Lutheran Church make a difference to our church, our community, and the people of Scranton. There are various ways you can donate. We pass a collection plate during services and electronic giving is available for 24/7 donations. Click the link below to set up your one-time or recurring offering to Peace Lutheran Church.
“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops” (Proverbs 3:9).
"God doesn't love us because of our worth, we are of worth because God loves us."