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A group of Lutherans who had been meeting in Washington, Missouri, contacted the American Lutheran Church about creating a mission church.
Pastor Paul Baehmann came to Washington to canvass the area.
The American Lutheran Church purchased 5 acres of ground at 5 Scenic Dr. to become the future site of The American Lutheran Church (original name).
November of 1980
Became an official mission church of the ALC.
The name Peace Lutheran Church was adopted to reflect the desire to have a church that acted and reacted in love for one another.
The cornerstone of the original building was laid.
January 1, 1988
Three major synods/denominations (The American Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church in America, and the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches) of the Lutheran church merged to become the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
Peace Lutheran Church became self-supporting.
Peace participated in a program called the Partnership for Missional Church that helped change the church focus from inward to outward.
Peace Lutheran has been served by three full-time called pastors and one interim during its existence:
- The Rev. Paul Baehmann, 1980-June 2000
- The Rev. Thomas Clay (supply), June-Dec 2000
- The Rev. Kenneth Knutson, Jan 2001-May 2005
- The Rev. Robin Morgan (interim), Jan 2007- June 2010
- The Rev. Aimée Appell, July 2010-present
5 Scenic Drive, Washington, Missouri 63090.
Sundays at 10AM (Adult Education and Sunday School start at 9AM)