We understand it can be a little scary walking into an unfamiliar place or group of people. Our members come from different places, too, and know what it's like to be "new." Our family of believers wants to help you feel welcomed and loved!
The message of Christ crucified and risen is central to our faith, life, and worship. Come each Sunday morning for an uplifting and relevant message centered on God's love in Christ. The Word inspires us to live for Him, to love those around us, and to continue meeting to worship together.
Before worship, Prince of Peace offers Sunday School for children and Bible class for others. We want to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord through His amazing Word.
So who are we?
We are a Biblical church giving God’s Word first place in our faith and life.
We are a Lutheran church that proclaims forgiveness for all through faith alone in Jesus Christ.
We are a Christian church that gathers to praise God, to be strengthened by His Word, and to reach out to those around us in Christian love.
If you've got any questions, don't hesitate to ask us. You can call us any time at 928-726-8716, or email us using the Contact Us page.
What to Expect
Every church has their own unique layouts and customs. Here's a little information about our church and what to expect, when you walk through the front doors.
Expect to be greeted! A member may hand you a service folder or invite you to sign our welcome register. The sanctuary is to the right, bathrooms to the left. The Multi-Purpose Room is straight ahead, where we gather for Bible class and fellowship. We even have a full-size kitchen to host special events that involve food (we love food and fellowship!) You are welcome to look around and check things out.
Bible class meets in the Multi-Purpose Room from 9 a.m., followed by fellowship time and Sunday School for children at 9:45. We have a number of gifted bakers and cooks who share their delectables. After filling up on caffeine and sugar (?), worship begins in the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. and lasts about an hour. (More details below.)
WHERE TO SIT?
Feel free to sit wherever you’d like, whether the front or the back. If you need assistance, an usher can help you.
WHAT TO WEAR?
You’ll find worshipers at Prince of Peace wearing everything from suits to casual attire. Let's face it: Yuma can be a hot place to live! Dress comfortably, and we won't worry about what you're wearing.
WHAT ABOUT THE KIDS?
Kids of all ages are welcome at Prince of Peace. We encourage parents and children to grow in faith, as they hear God's Word and sing His praise together. We know children can get fussy sometimes, and we have a Parents' Room, if you need to step out the service with your child. And just so you, we consider it a blessing to hear these young voices among us, as Jesus encourages us to "Let the little children come to [Him], and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."
WHAT ARE SERVICES LIKE?
The service lasts about an hour. We use an order of worship called a liturgy, which includes Scripture lessons, songs and prayers, and (on the first and third Sundays of the month) the Lord's Supper. It may seem very orderly and structured at first, but the liturgy is pure gospel. It allows us to proclaim and hear the good news of the awesome things God has done for us and for all people.
An outline of the service is printed in a bulletin which a greeter or usher can provide. We also project the entire service with PowerPoint, to make it easier to participate.
WHAT'S THE MUSIC LIKE?
Prince of Peace, like most Lutheran churches, is known for our use of music in worship. As previously mentioned, we follow a liturgical worship format with a variety of gospel-centered songs sung by the pastor and the congregation.
During any given service we'll also sing several hymns as a congregation, generally with organ or piano accompaniment. Most of the songs are traditional and relatively easy to sing. Lutheran worship encourages people to participate in this way with hymnals, printed bulletins, and PowerPoint projections. We try to make use of a variety of music by instrumentalists, soloists, and small groups.
WHAT ABOUT THE OFFERING?
The members of Prince of Peace have joined together to carry out the Lord’s work here and around the world. An offering plate is distributed during the worship service, but guests should not feel obligated to participate.