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History

A landmark in the Puyallup Valley, Peace Lutheran Church was founded by German settlers in 1898.  The building was built in 1892 by Ezra Meeker (himself a Unitarian), and we purchased the building in 1900.  Today we are a growing and active congregation celebrating our rich heritage and embracing the future.

 

Over a Century at Peace

A landmark in the Puyallup Valley, Peace Lutheran Church was founded by German settlers in 1898.  The building was built in 1892 by Ezra Meeker (himself a Unitarian), and we purchased the building in 1900.  Today we are a growing and active congregation celebrating our rich heritage and embracing the future.

Our Services from Pentecost through Labor Day are at 9:30 a.m.  Unless noted on the schedule to the right, all services serve Communion.

Sunday School is offered on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 (during the school year).

We are a welcoming congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

We offer a variety of liturgical music settings here at Peace, and they aren’t always at the same time slots every Sunday.  Unless otherwise noted, all service settings contain a celebration of Eucharist.  In other words, we serve Communion every week at both services.

We have three music leaders:  Joan Linden on organ, Jill Burch on piano, and Mark Smith leading the Cornerstones music group.

At this time, Joan Linden plays the ELW 4 setting, Jill Burch plays the ELW 4 and Now the Feast settings, and Cornerstones play the Liturgy of Life and Followers of the Way settings.

ELW 3 and 4 are Classic Organ settings in the Evangelical Lutheran Worship book which you may recognize as Settings 1 and 2 from the Lutheran Book of Worship (the green worship book before the ELW).

Now the Feast is a worship setting written by Marty Haugen and inspired by Holden Village.
Liturgy of Life is a contemporary setting that we’ve been doing at Peace for many years.  Some of the music we’ve been using in this service was coincidentally selected to be a part of ELW setting 8.

Followers of the Way is an original setting written by Mark Smith, our Cornerstones director.  It is intended to be a reflection of the history of our worship at Peace.

In addition to our liturgies, we have a Peace Choir, a handbell choir (Resounding Joy), and a seasonal Brass Choir.  Cornerstones is also open to anyone over 14 who is wanting to learn aspects of leading worship through music and voice.

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Service Times & Location

Summer Service Time

Sundays: 9:30 am

  

Directions

Peace Lutheran Church is located on the corner of Pioneer Way and 3rd St SE in downtown Puyallup, WA.

From South Hill

  • Take Meridian N.
  • Veer right onto 3rd St SE.
  • Church on the left a few blocks up.

From Tacoma

  • Take River Rd (167 NB)
  • Take a right on Meridian.
  • Take a left on Pioneer.
  • Church is on the right in two blocks.

From Hwy 512 EB & WB

  • Take the Pioneer Ave exit.
  • Take a left on Pioneer at the bottom of the ramp.
  • Church is on the left in about 1/2 mile

Location


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Peace Lutheran Church - Puyallup

214 E Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371
(253) 845-8819