It was at a township building west of Fremont that a group of Lutherans gathered
and first heard of the national organization, Lutheran Congregations in Mission
for Christ... and the concept of a new church was born. After much discussion and
meetings with representatives of the LCMC, a small group joined for the first worship
service at Fremont's City Auditorium. The Rev. Marvin Suhr began as pastor of the
We soon outgrew the space and started
looking for a more permanent place to meet. A member of our group knew
of Calvary Methodist Church which had a facility which
might meet both our needs. An agreement was reached and soon we were
worship at 12th and Luther Road.
It was apparent almost
immediately that the
congregation was going to grow and by the time of its charter in
September 2005, the new Peace Lutheran Church had grown to more than 50
members. Within a short
period of time the small sanctuary would no longer hold all the
one service so two services became necessary.
In the growth
education became a centerpiece of Peace Lutheran. Eight young men and
in the first class to be confirmed. Fifty to sixty children from Peace
and the community
attended Vacation Bible school in the summer. Men, women, and mixed
prayer groups were formed to pray and study scripture and several small
groups of adults met weekly to study and carry out community service.
Growth continued and talk of our own church building took off.
Land had been
identified as a possible building site, but that didn't work out. Then God blessed
us with a wonderful surprise! A non-member friend of the church donated 6
acres of land just east of Fremont on which to build our new facility. The land was
dedicated on a sunny, chilly day.
After long and faithful service Pastor Suhr
resigned and the Rev. Ron Nelson became interim pastor, as a search for a new pastor
began. The congregation had grown one and a half times since it was chartered.
a bright and breezy day in October 2008 a blessing and groundbreaking
ceremony took place on the site for the new Peace Lutheran Church
will stand in the warm morning sun as you approach Fremont from the east
and with God's help the congregation will bear fruit for Christ for
many decades to