Worship & Music
The Worship and Music Committee plans to meaningful worship experiences for all members.
Worship Service Times – Sundays
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Worship Service Types
Peace Lutheran Church uses several services every month. Check the calendar to determine which service is being held. Descriptions of each service are listed below.
Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW)
The Lutheran Book of Worship is the traditional liturgy of the Lutheran Church, coupled with new understandings of the world’s diverse cultures. The use of language continues to develop in response to context and social change. Forms of musical expression have blossomed, and chures have embraced many of these forms for use in worship. First published in 2006, the ELW, includes 10 liturgy settings, Service of the Word, Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, Night Prayer and hymns for every church season.
Chosen People Dakota Road
Chosen People is one of the liturgies written by Dakota Road musicians, Larry Olson, David Lee Brown, and Karol Baer. A contemporary worship setting with music and liturgy focusing on God’s mercy and call to service and also includes the sacrament of Holy Communion.
Light of the World (Jazz)
Light of the World is a Jazz Liturgy by Ralph C. Sappington. Jazz is truly an American art form, and much like the people of this nation its roots are diverse. From the tribal rhythms of an African homeland to the cry of sorrow of a people enslaved, from a long forgotten Celtic love song to a mournful Appalachian mountain melody, from an inner city blues to a Mississippi field holler, from a sweat soaked preacher calling his flock to Sonny Rollins calling out to God with his sax from the top of the Williamsburg bridge, from Martin Luther King to Louis Armstrong, Eldrige Cleaver to John Coltrane, Miles Davis to unknown others who found no other voice for their emotions save this music we call jazz.Jazz has a long tradition of musicians who used their music to express their faith. Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Rashaan Roland Kirk, and Albert Alyer all used improvised music as their form of prayer, praise, and supplication and this service was written to keep that tradition alive. Jazz belongs in the church, it is the voice of the people, a voice that wants to praise the Living God who gave them music when mere words would not do.
A Celebration of Grace (Country Gospel)
A Celebration of Grace is a Country Gospel Service written by Ralph C. Sappington of Billings, MT.
Light Into the World (Bluegrass)
Light Into the World by Kent Gustavson, 2004.
We Bring Our Gifts (Rhythm and Blues)
A Rhythm and Blues Service by Ralph C. Sappington. Rhythm and Blues, Soul Music, Motown and Memphis. These names are touchstones for a musical style that crossed racial barriers in the early nineteen-sixties. African-American artists were rarely heard on mainstream radio before the music of The Temptations, the Supremes, Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding caused white teenagers to rush to the record store to buy their records. But if we trace the roots of this music we will end up where most of American pop music was born, in church. From the pulpit of the Rev. Franklin came the music of his young daughter, Aretha. The Soul Stirrers brought us Sam Cook and Curtis Mayfield first sang gospel music with the Inspirations. And while this music may be new to some mainstream churches it has never left the church. Andre Crouch, Take Six, The Winan Family, Morris Chapman, and many others have been singing God’s praises without ceasing. The groove is there and the songs are easy to sing, join in and let your voice be heard.
A service by John Ylvisaker based on the First Letter of John.
Sing A New Song
Developed by members of Peace Lutheran Church from the Worship and Praise Songbook.
Holden Evening Prayer
An service by Marty Haugen which we use for our Wednesday EveningAdvent Worship.
An evening setting of Holy Communion by Marty Haugen and Susan Briehl which we use for our Wednesday Evening Lenten Worship.