Where are we located?
Peace Lutheran Church, a Reconciling in Christ congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is located at 401 Smallwood Drive, Waldorf, Maryland 20602. We have plenty of parking, including handicap and visitor spaces.
What time is worship?
Peace Lutheran Church
401 Smallwood Drive
Waldorf, MD 20602
Worship with Holy Communion begins at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings. Online worship, Service of the Word, is available at 10:00 a.m. on our Youtube channel and Facebook page.
We welcome all!
You are welcome here, no matter who you are and where you are in your faith journey. Our motto is a House of Peace, a Home for All, and we mean it. We want you to be comfortable throughout your experience with us and our staff, ushers, congregation members are here to answer any questions you might have.
What should I wear?
The short answer is, feel free to wear whatever makes you comfortable; we're just glad you're here! You will find people dressed in various ways at our worship service. Some men may be in suits and ties while other will be in dress pants or jeans. Women wear everything from dresses to slacks to capris. We want you to wear whatever makes you comfortable and we can pretty much guarantee that you will find at least a few people similarly dressed. Whatever you look like when you walk through the door, we'll be glad you joined us!
Are children welcome?
Peace Lutheran has a special place in our community for children of all ages as valued and beloved members of the Body of Christ. We welcome children, and we appreciate the sounds and activity they bring to this sacred space. To learn more about helping your children (and your neighbor's children) get the most out of worship, visit our Children at Peace page.
What about Holy Communion?
We celebrate Holy Communion weekly and practice open communion, meaning all who seek God’s love and are drawn to Christ are welcome to come receive bread and wine, the visible signs of God’s love. White grape juice is available in place of wine and those who require gluten-free bread, please let an usher know. Non-communing adults and children who desire a blessing can request that when they come forward.
Faith Formation and Fellowship
Many activities are being evaluated for the "new normal" that we find ourselves in. Please check back regularly for more information.
Please join Pastor Karis in a Lenten discussion for four weeks each Wednesday beginning March 9, 2022 at 7 p.m. Two books will be part of our discussions together.
The two books are The Post Quarantine Church- Six Urgent Challenges and Opportunities That Will Determine the Future of Your Congregation (Thom S.Rainer) and The Church Cracked Open-Disruption, Decline and New Hope for a Beloved Community (The Rev. Dr. Stephanie Spellers).
The Zoom link for our discussion:
Together, we will read, discuss and pray for God's guidance as Peace Lutheran Church begins a new chapter by calling a permanent pastor. Discussion and prayer during Lent are important as we focus together on God’s forgiveness for past mistakes while turning our hearts to Christ during this new season of ministry. Together, we will seek God's guidance individually and collectively.