About Lutherans The central teaching of Lutheranism is the doctrine of salvation by God's grace alone, through faith alone, because of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. Lutherans believe God made the world, humanity included, perfect, holy and sinless. However, Adam and Eve chose to disobey God, trusting in their own strength, knowledge and wisdom. Because of this Original Sin - the sin from which all other sins come - all are born in sin and are sinners. Lutherans teach that sinners cannot do anything (i.e. "good works") to satisfy God's justice. Every human thought and deed is colored by sin and sinful motives. God has intervened in this world because He loves sinners and does not want them to be condemned to Hell. By His grace alone -- His free gift of mercy -- a person is forgiven, adopted as a child of God, and given eternal salvation. Lutherans believe that individuals receive this gift of salvation by faith alone -- a full and complete trust in God's promises to forgive and to save. Lutherans teach that salvation is possible only because of the birth, perfect life of obedience, sufferings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the person of Jesus Christ, Lutherans believe God and Man meet. Because He is God, He is sinless and so a worthy sacrifice, without spot or blemish. Because He is a man, He could die. In His death, death is destroyed, our debt paid for and our sins forgiven. Further information is at our web site!
Call to Grace and Worship Campaign + Is your life in shambles? + Are the lives of those around you breaking down? + Is the fabric of your community and nation crumbling? We could: + Sit around and complain… + Put our hope in the government to fix everything… + Shut ourselves into our homes and hope for the best… OR… + We could recognize what the Bible calls SIN in our lives. + We could look to Jesus for forgiveness (GRACE). + We could devote our lives to the Praise of God’s Glory (WORSHIP). + We could work together as the family of God, working for the good of all. We desire to give everyone a simple encouragement to renew our lives in the Grace and Worship of the Lord – in WHATEVER Christian church you belong to. If you have no relationship with a local Christian congregation, we truly invite you to worship with us!
An Apostolic Mission Congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
Peace Lutheran Church & The Lutheran Academy An Introduction
“Calling all to Grace and Worship” Rev. Kristian Bjornstad, Pastor 2506 N. Main Ave Scranton, PA 18508 Phone: 570-343-9828 Web site: www.yourpeace.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
God blesses Peace Lutheran to make a positive difference in many lives! God continues to bless us so that we are able to serve God as we serve one another and the world: •
Choir and Bell Choir
The Worship of God at Peace The worship of God at Peace Lutheran Church: + Centered on Jesus Christ and his salvation. + Formatted upon the historic liturgy of the church. You will find that although there are some changes from week to week, the basic outline of the liturgy reminds us that we are part of a wonderful and amazing people of God – past, present, and future! The liturgy is the song of the church which is echoed in the Christian’s life the whole rest of the week. + Marked by the preaching and teaching of the Word of God as well as the celebration of the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR WORSHIP!
The Lutheran Academy
Mission support through
9:15 am Sunday School & Bible Study
offerings and fundraising
10:30 am Worship
Can we help you grow in your faith? •
Infant Baptism: If your infant or young child has never been baptized into the family of God. Please ask for the brochure “Thinking of Baptism for Your Child?” for more information.
The Lutheran Academy: If you have a family, we can help build it up through our church school. o Christian o Affordable o Visual and Performing Arts Oriented. o Grades 3-12 o Located at Immanuel Lutheran Church. o Associated with the Immanuel Lutheran Preschool.
For more information on the Adult Catechumenate (membership process), please see the introductory brochure! All literature is also on our web site.
(Holy Communion 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month; Summer Worship is at 10 am with no Sunday School)
Parish Nurse Ministry
Mission Trips to Alaska and New Orleans!
Lenten and Advent Midweek Services are also scheduled during those church seasons.