Peace Lutheran Church’s 75th-anniversary celebration

November 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
8316 39th SW
West Seattle

The community is invited to the 75th Anniversary Celebration of Peace Lutheran Church of West Seattle, Sunday, November 24, 2019. Opportunities for reconnecting begin at 9:30 am with refreshments and displays in the Peace Fellowship Hall, followed by Festival Worship at 10:30 in the sanctuary with choir, instrumentalists, and guest preacher, Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee, bishop of the Northwest Washington Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). A luncheon, for which reservations are needed, follows in the Fauntleroy United Church of Christ (UCC) Fellowship Hall.

Office phone at Peace Lutheran: 206-935-1962. Church office email:

Peace Lutheran Church is located at the corner of 39th Ave SW and SW Thistle, 8316 39th Ave SW. Fauntleroy Church is located at 9140 California Ave SW, across from .Fauntleroy Hall.

Peace Lutheran Church was founded just as World War II was ending, choosing a name that expressed its hope for the future. The congregation organized in November, 1944, and held its first service as a new congregation the first Sunday in December 1944, in a portable classroom at E.C. Hughes School. Using materials reclaimed from former army barracks, members built a chapel on 39th Ave SW and SW Thistle, dedicating it in 1946, Ten years later, the congregation, in a major expansion of its original building, dedicated a new sanctuary which is in use today.

Peace Lutheran Church is known for its vibrant worship, Christian nurture for people of all ages, and its community outreach. Pastor Erik Kindem serves as pastor. Peace is a Reconciling in Christ congregation, whose Affirmation of Welcome says:

Christ calls us to reconciliation and wholeness, in a world that can be filled with alienation and brokenness. In faithfulness to the Gospel and to our Lutheran heritage, we answer Christ’s call to be agents of healing and safety, particularly for people who have been marginalized by our society. As a Christian community, we invited all people to join us as we work to better understand the meaning of grace for our lives. We welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities into the life and mission of our congregation.

For more information about current activities and history of Peace Lutheran Church, please go to

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