Prince of Peace Ev. Lutheran Church
2515 W. Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843
Phone: 517-546-5265

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HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF PRINCE OF PEACE?

Christian fellowship at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod is based squarely on unity of belief. God Alone establishes and maintains this unity of belief through this Holy Word Therefore we, as a congregation, turn to the Word of God to strengthen our existing fellowship and to establish fellowship with others.

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For those who are interested in joining our congregation as well as those who are interested in learning more about the Bible, our Pastor offers courses, which covers the basic teachings of the Bible. It is a good place to start for people who are unfamiliar with the Scriptures. It is a great Biblical refresher course for people who want to review the Bible's teachings. It serves as the Biblical basis through which participants can determine whether or not they would like to join our fellowship.

The topics of the lessons are as follow:

Christ's Resurrection - The Foundational Fact For Faith
Jesus' Unique Message - Salvation is Free!
Jesus' Unique Person - The Wonderful Reason Why He Could Save Us!
The Risen Lord Bestows Life With God
Faith - A Wonderful Gift From
God The Bible - A Most Wonderful Book
The Lord's Supper - A Wonderful Gift Of The Risen Savior
Our Response To God's Grace - A God Centered Life
A Christian Spends Private With The Lord
Christians Are To Be Careful With Whom They Identify Themselves
Christians Are To Publicly Praise The Lord
The Christian And Family Life
The Christian And Society
The Christian And Money

It is important to understand that membership involves commitment if it is to be of spiritual value. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church must be committed to its members, offering them solid spiritual food as well as opportunities for fellowship and service. Each member must be committed to making use of the Means of Grace - the Gospel in Word and Sacrament. Each member must be committed to use the gifts that God has given them to support their fellow believers.


OUR WORSHIP STYLE

Our worship style is called a liturgical style. The word "liturgy" comes from two Greek words meaning "people" and "work". The liturgy is the work of the people. A liturgy is a formal order of worship. Liturgical worship revolves around the worship order that was firmly established in the Christian church by the fourth century after Christ. It focuses he attention of the worship on Christ.


Liturgical worship has several characteristics:

  • An every Sunday review of Christ's salvation emphasizes the teachings of Christ.
  • An every year (December-May) review of Christ's Salvation emphasizes the life of Christ.
  • The nonfestival half of the Church year extends from June to November.
  • There is no special theme, which runs through all these Sundays. The theme of each Sunday will correspond to the sermon text, which the pastor has chosen for that Sunday.
  • Liturgical worship has several benefits:

  • It compels an emphasis on Christ for us, the focus of the entire Scriptures.
  • It assures that both God and his people will be active in public worship.
  • It provides regular opportunities for celebrating the Lord's Supper.
  • It allows and encourages opportunities for necessary variety.
  • It offers a comforting changelessness in an ever-changing world.

  • Our congregation uses several different orders of worship which are found in the front of our hymnal.


    WHAT DO WE BELIEVE AND TEACH?

    We do not claim to be the only saving church, but we do endeavor to preserve and to pass the truth as it is found in the Bible. Therefore, among other things, we believe, teach and confess:

    That God created man and woman. Therefore, God determines how we should live
    (Gen. 1 and 2)

    That God is Triune, three distinct persons and yet one God - a fact beyond all human understanding (1 Cor. 8:4; Mt 2:8).

    That we have utterly failed to be what God wants and requires of us. Therefore he has every right to punish us for our sins (Rom 3:10-11; 6:23).

    That God is merciful and therefore has sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to save us-not telling us what to do but by actually doing it for us (Heb. 7:26-27).

    That Jesus is both true God and true man in one person (Jn. 1:1-2, 14).

    That when Jesus died, he paid the full price for the salvation of the world (1 Jn 2:2).

    That Jesus rose from the dead, a fact that assures us of both his divinity and our salvation (Rom 1:4, Jn. 11:25-26).

    That God gives us the benefits of Jesus death though faith (Rm. 3:28).

    That the Holy Spirit works faith through the Word of God and the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper (Rm 10:17, 1 Pt. 3:21, Mt 26:28).

    That out of Love and gratitude to God for saving us, we are to be dedicate ourselves to leading God-pleasing lives (Titus 2:14).

     
    Last update on January 30, 2017