BE AT PEACE
BE AT PEACE

Welcome to Peace Lutheran Church, where our mission is to share God’s love, grow in faith, and create community.

We are a neighborhood church on the western edge of Alexandria, VA. Our congregation has about 250 active participants with around 100 in worship on any given Sunday in person and online. Our members come from all walks of life, including 12 different countries, both sides of the political spectrum, ages 0 to 100, a variety of economic situations, and diverse family/home lives.

As Disciples of Jesus, we...

Share God’s Love

We share God’s love by serving our neighbors near and far. Visit our volunteer page for upcoming opportunities to love.

Grow In Faith

We grow in faith through worship, choirs, and small groups. Learn more about our classes and gatherings.

Create Community

We create community by caring for one another and having fun together!

New Here? All Are Welcome!

Thank you for considering a visit to Peace for the first time! We know it can be a little daunting to go into any church for the first time; we’ve all been there, and we hope we can make your experience a positive one.
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Upcoming Events

Souperbowl Food Pantry Collection
Sun, Jan 30
Souperbowl Food Pantry Collection
Congregation Meeting
Sun, Jan 30
Congregation Meeting
Racial Justice Conversation
Fri, Feb 04
Racial Justice Conversation
Messages from Pastor Sarah
What Has ‘Run Out’ In Your Life?
What Has ‘Run Out’ In Your Life?

Last week I preached about worship. I asked you to focus attention on what it means to you to worship God. I pointed out how amazing it was that the wise men recognized the toddler Jesus as someone who was worthy of worship.  They were changed when they worshiped him.  We are too. This week we will hear Jesus’ first…

Pastor Sarah Scherschligt’s Remarks at the ribbon cutting for the new LIRS office at Peace
Pastor Sarah Scherschligt’s Remarks at the ribbon cutting for the new LIRS office at Peace

The following were Pastor Sarah S Scherschligt’s Remarks at the ribbon cutting for the new LIRS field office at Peace Lutheran. December 16, 2021 Greetings honored guests, In the evening of Friday, October 8 – just over two months ago – I was in my car with my family driving to our church retreat when a colleague of mine sent…

The Season of Hospitality
The Season of Hospitality

This is a season of hospitality. You will welcome others and you will be welcomed.  The Christian tradition has a long history of hospitality, with commands to “welcome the stranger (i.e.. foreigner)” repeated throughout Scripture and practiced throughout faith communities. 

The Same Words, A Different Story
The Same Words, A Different Story

Kids often ask for the same book to be read over and over (and over!) again.  They are comforted by familiar words and pictures.  Because they are developing so rapidly, they experience the story differently from reading to reading; understanding a new word, connecting the plot, enjoying a character they hadn’t noticed before.  They hear the same words, but they don’t hear the same story.  

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