Forty-seven members and visitors gathered to dedicate a new church building for Peace Lutheran Church on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. The church is located just east of Highway 83, two miles south of Mission, next to Peace Lutheran Cemetery.
The congregation’s pastor, Paul D. Nolting, delivered the dedicatory address with the theme:
“We Dedicate This Church to God!” The address was based upon two biblical texts—Exodus 20:24 and Romans 5:1. Pastor Nolting emphasized that while the new building could be described as a “small, country church” as opposed to the large cathedrals found elsewhere in the world, God promises to “record” His name and bring His blessings to all in attendance, whenever the truths of the Bible are taught and the sacraments are properly administered. He went on to point out that it was only proper for the members of Peace to now promise to share God’s message of peace through the Lord Jesus Christ not only with each other, but also with the Mission community and surrounding areas as the Lord gives them opportunity.
Mrs. Jan Endes, of St. Paul’s White River, served as organist for the occasion. Mrs. Carol Ahrens, of Grace Valentine, accompanied Pastor Nolting and Mr. David Maas, also of Grace Valentine, in the singing of the Anthem: “Prince of Peace.” An hour of fellowship celebrating this gift from God followed the service.
Paul D. Nolting is pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Valentine, Nebraska, as well as St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in White River, South Dakota and Peace Lutheran Church in Mission, South Dakota.