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Supporting Bethany House

Community Yard Sale Update

Over 100 neighbors stopped by our yard sale to shop our parking lot full of treasures! Thank you to everyone who shopped and those who rented table space. We were able to raise almost $500 for our friends at Bethany House of Northern Virginia.
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Home Gatherings

Sign up to attend a small group gathering, get acquainted, reconnect, and share insights through guided conversation led by Pastor Sarah. Join us for fun, fellowship and food near you.
Supporting Refugee Families

Lunch Box Collection

The new school year is around the corner and many refugee children need necessary school supplies including lunch boxes. We are collecting new lunch boxes geared toward elementary school students in gender-neutral colors and designs by Sunday, August 14.
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.

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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

Meet & Greet Resettled Families
Thu, Aug 18
Meet & Greet Resettled Families
Summer Worship Series: Sacrament
Sun, Aug 21
Summer Worship Series: Sacrament
Back-to-School Backpack Blessing
Sun, Aug 21
Back-to-School Backpack Blessing
Messages from Pastor Sarah
What’s Your Vocation?
What’s Your Vocation?

In Luther’s time, only monks, nuns and priests were considered to have a vocation. Luther expanded the idea of vocation to all people, even people who did menial work that was disrespected in society.

Listening for the Gospel
Listening for the Gospel

This week, the Lutheran theme is “Law and Gospel.”  People often misunderstand this concept, thinking that the law is bad and the gospel is good. Others misunderstand it by thinking that some parts of scripture are “law” and others are “gospel.” 

What Does the Cross Mean to You?
What Does the Cross Mean to You?

If you’re so inclined, I suggest this activity. Take 5-10 mins. First, pray to understand more about the cross of Jesus. Then journal what the cross means to you. (I’d love to hear what you come up with.)

The Freedom of a Christian
The Freedom of a Christian

Freedom. This word is often understood as being unconstrained, as in: “I can do what I want.” For Christians, freedom means something different.