Peace Lutheran Church

About Us

Pastors Hilla Lahtinen and Ronnie Smith:

PLC Pastors

Welcome to Peace Lutheran Church!


As a community in Christ, we gather together in service and fellowship to discern the call of our Christian faith.  Strengthened by Word and Sacrament, we are always seeking creative ways to enrich our community, both locally and globally.

Our congregation is defined largely by its warm and friendly people, a vibrant intergenerational mix of young families, youth and adults.

Come as you are!  We invite you to be part of our community.  We hope that you will find your time here nourishing and energizing.  We look forward to learning from you as well.  We listen!  We care!

We offer an engaging Sunday School program at 9:30 a.m., followed by our worship service at 10:30 a.m.  After the service, you are invited to join in fellowship and refreshments.

May the love of God and the Peace of Christ find you here!  May the fire of the Holy Spirit burn in your heart always!


Please join us on February 14th for Ash Wednesday service at 7 pm.

During the Lenten season, starting February 21st, please join us every Wednesday at 6 pm for delicious homemade soup suppers and at 6:30 pm for our Lenten service in the sanctuary.  Drop-in’s, guests, friends — ANYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN US!

 Pastor’s thoughts


Greeting People of Peace!


 By now you’ve probably had enough of the January blahs. Many of us have had to endure some form of illness by now, which as we are all aware is par for the course at this time of year. The good news, however, is that the days are getting longer and the sun is getting closer, one day at a time. Soon enough spring will be upon us.


 Before we look too far ahead, though, we wait in anticipation for the coming holy season that is Lent and Easter. Our family is looking forward to moving through the Lenten/Easter experience with you all. With a little bit of faith and spirit we are optimistic that this time of year will be as meaningful as the Advent/Christmas seasons we have just shared together.


 We feel like our relationship with the congregation has entered into a new phase, somehow deepened by our time together during the holidays and the build up to them. Hopefully you feel the same way too! We hope to continue to earn your trust and faith and grow in spirit together as the days, weeks and months roll out under our feet.


 It is clear that the spirit is stirring up something at Peace. Let us meet that spirit with an openness to new ideas and the new people that God is sending into our community. Let our first response to the Holy Spirit stirring among us be a resounding YES! For this is the stuff of faith; to embrace that uncertainty, certain that God has already made provision for the kingdom of heaven that Jesus tells us is close at hand.


 Many blessings to you and yours for the coming Lenten season.


 Pastor Ronnie