The mission of Peace Lutheran Church is to proclaim and live Christ’s unconditional love to all people through Word and Sacrament, worship, prayer, education, service, and fellowship. This ministry is empowered by the Holy Spirit to bring people to faith and partnership in Christ.
Peace Lutheran Church was organized by the Lutheran Church in America (LCA) in March of 1983. It’s first pastor was Rev. Aanen Gjovik. For the first three years of its existence the congregation met in homes, the Holiday Inn, and a nearby funeral home. Ground breaking for the present church building took place in April of 1986 and the first worship service was held in the new building on September 28, 1986. The congregation has been served by several pastors over the years, including Steven Schou for the past 15 years. During the 1990s when the oil activity in Western North Dakota had virtually come to a stop the congregation was without a pastor for a few years. During that time they depended on the generosity of some of the rural congregations in the area whose pastors would come and lead worship. Peace was very grateful for this assistance and made it one of their goals to become active enough to return the favor. This goal was reached in 2003 when Peace joined with St. John Lutheran Church of Richardton to form the Western Edge Parish.
Worship: Sunday, 10:15 a.m. (September 1–May 31) or 9:30 a.m. (June 1–August 31), Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Holy Communion is celebrated on the first and third Sundays of the month and on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunday, and Christmas Eve. Communion is open to all Christians regardless of affiliation. Grape juice is available for those who prefer it. Children ten years old and older are welcome to receive communion after proper instruction. Younger children may receive communion at their parents’ discretion.
Sunday School meets at 9:00 a.m. from September through May.
Facts: Peace Lutheran Church is completely accessible and therefore it has made its building available to the community for meetings and other events. Some of the groups that make use of the building include Kid Academy Pre-school, Beginning Experience, Alcoholics Anonymous, Girl Scouts, and KIDS Program. An African congregation meets in the sanctuary on Sunday afternoons. Room to Bloom Pre-school meets in an out building on the church property. Peace supports the Amen Food Pantry, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center, and Harvest Home. Peace is also active in Dickinson Churches United for the Homeless. Families and individuals who wish to use the church for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, etc. are welcome to call and inquire about our policies for use of the church building.