We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.
Peace Lutheran has been at the corner of Ware and Marshall for the last 50 years. The current building was built in 1982.
The history of our congregation begins in 1936 with six families gathering for services in their homes. The fledging congregation found a supportive friend in Christ Lutheran (Chilliwack) whose pastor would provide guidance and occasionally conduct the services of the early days. When after the war the congregation experienced significant growth it was Pastor John Judt of Chilliwack who is given credit for having been the prophetic voice that encouraged the congregation to organize, purchase land and building. On July 8, 1956 the first service was held in the new building and a year later Pastor Alvin Miller was called and became the first resident pastor.
The faith and trust in God that allowed our forefathers and foremothers to take the risk to organize and enter into formal commitments is an inspiration to us. With them we can pray:
Lord God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
To celebrate 50 years of ministry we chose the following Anniversary Projects:
New altar furnishings – to replace the existing altar with a more table-like altar, a new ambo to replace pulpit and lectern. Furnishings in alder wood to match the new baptismal font. Hardwood flooring to the chancel area.
A Memorial Garden. A garden at the north-west corner of hour property, dedicated to the glory of God and the memory of brothers and sisters who have gone before us.
The Cyrus Centre: a drop-in for homeless youth. An initiative of a number of Abbotsford churches through the Abbotsford Christian Leaders Network (ACLN). Opened in the fall of 2005, located at: 33233 Walsh Avenue • Abbotsford, BC • V2S 1A9. http://cyruscentre.com/