Welcome to Worship at Peace

 
You are invited to worship with us in person or online Sundays at 10:00 am.
Masking is optional while attending worship on campus because we are designated at Low Risk Level. See our current protocols for more information.
 
View or download the Worship Bulletin
You can worship with us here or on YouTube
Previous services are on the Sermons page
 

 
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Peace Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation
 

 

Worship

 
We currently gather for worship each Sunday at 10:00 am both on site and online.
We invite you to join us for spiritual services that honor traditions while celebrating diversity and hear words of love, comfort, and challenge. 
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Learn

 
Learn more about God’s abundant love for you and connect with others through Sunday groups and others during the week.
 
Godly Play for kids is at 9:30 am Sundays in the Sanctuary. Community Connections for adults follows  worship on selected dates.
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Serve

 
Serve neighbors in need with us through Stephen Ministry, Hill Country Community Ministries, Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Meals on Wheels, and many other options in our community.
Opportunities to share your gifts and talents within our congregation also abound.
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ABOUT

Peace Lutheran Church serves in northwest Austin, Cedar Park, Leander and Round Rock. We welcome all people to worship, learn and serve. As a community, we celebrate the love of God and try to emulate the compassion, care and forgiveness of Christ in all we do. When you worship at Peace, there is no ‘dress code’. Come as you are! Here you will hear words of love, comfort and challenge, beautiful music and readings from the Bible. We encourage God’s children of all ages to worship, learn, and serve together. Kids are welcome here.
 
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Our Staff

REV. CAROLYN ALBERT DONOVAN

PASTOR
 
Pastor Carolyn brings a love of meaningful ritual, a passion for justice, and a slightly nerdy sense of humor to her leadership at Peace. Her pronouns are she/her/hers.

TAYLOR WALKER

VICAR
 
Vicar Taylor’s calling is to be a youth and family pastor. She was drawn to the energy, curiosity and love of the community of Peace, and is delighted to spend her final year of seminary as our vicar. Her pronouns are she/her/hers.

KRISTEN MORROW

MUSIC DIRECTOR
 
Kristen is a high school choir director, private instructor, church musician, organist, and mother of three. Her pronouns are she/her/hers.

VALERIE WATTS

BOOKKEEPER
 
Valerie is a bookkeeping professional who is knowledgeable, diligent and always cheerful. Her pronouns are she/her/hers.

 CONNECT

Whether you’re just visiting or looking for a new church home, Peace Lutheran Church welcomes you to worship, learn, and serve with us. We would love to hear from you or have you join us in worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am in person or online.
 
Email us at office@peaceaustin.org, call to leave a message at 512.258.2293, or contact us through social media. Email is always checked frequently during business hours, Monday through Friday and remains one of the best ways to reach us quickly. We currently have in-person office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
 
If you would like to share your contact information or connect with us, please feel free to fill out our connect card to tell us how to be in touch!
 
If you are not currently receiving our weekly email newsletter, please let us know and we’ll add you to the distribution list.
 

 
 

CALENDAR

Celebrating Holidays with Peace Lutheran Church

 
 
Welcome to the New Church Year! Here is a brief guide to our season’s worship opportunities:
 
 
Sundays in Advent
10:00 am November 27 – December 18
 
During the season of Advent, we reflect on the genealogy of Jesus and the whole people of God, from generation to generation. Our space will be set up a little differently, and we’ll be reflecting on our many gifts and God’s people in various ways.
 
 
The Longest Night
Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 pm
 
As Christmas nears the nights lengthen, and we remember that Christ comes into the midst of a broken world. For many of us the sparkle, cheer, and brightness of the season grate against our raw, grieving places, where hope feels distant. On the night of the solstice…the longest night of the year…we gather in darkness to speak our sadness and to wait for the presence of God.
 
 
Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion Worship
Saturday, December 24 at 4:00 & 8:00 pm
Pre-service programs  at 3:30 and 7:30 pm
 
We worship with candlelight and Holy Communion to welcome the Christ Child – who is Emmanuel, God with us. Please note, our service schedule is different this year! Before the 4:00 pm service there will be an intergenerational, participatory program for all to enjoy. Before the 8:00 pm service there will be an extended 30 minute Prelude.
 
 
Christmas Day Worship
Sunday, December 25 at 10:00 am
Breakfast Potluck at 9:30 am
 
Join us for Pajama Church on Christmas morning, with a Christmas traditions Breakfast Potluck! Come as you are, and enjoy food & fellowship, carols & communion. 
 
 
First Sunday of Christmas
Sunday, January 1 at 10:00 am
 
We come to the Word and Holy Communion as the Twelve Days of Christmas enfold us in continued celebration…even in the midst of the suffering and injustice in the world.
 
 
Epiphany Worship
Friday, January 6 at 7:00 pm
 
We celebrate the end of the Christmas season with the arrival of the magi, who followed the wild star to the Holy Family. On this night we worship, and receive “star words” which offer a kind of guiding intention for the coming year.
 
 
Baptism of Our Lord Sunday
Sunday, January 8 at 10:00 am
 
We begin our worship chalking the church door and offering a blessing for our church home – an Epiphany-tide tradition observed throughout the world. We proceed to celebrate Christ’s baptism…and the gift of baptism poured out for the whole world. 

 

Services will be on campus and live streamed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

GIVING

Support the ministries of Peace through our secure giving form. You can use your credit/debit card or your checking account to make a one-time contribution or to set up recurring giving.
 



If you use bank bill pay or mail your contributions, please use this mailing address for security:
Peace Lutheran Church
PO Box 171047
Austin, Tx 78717-0039