What Our Name Means
PEACE ...
        ...is what we have through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.  He makes us "People at Peace."  He has lived out the prefection that we could not live by ourselves and has died the death that our sins deserve.  Instead of hanging in the balance or constantly agonizing whether or not we've done enough to please God, we have peace knowing that Jesus has paid the full price and that heaven is ours as a result.

EVANGELICAL ...
      ... is a word that identifies us as gospel-centered, Bible beleiving people.  We believe, trust, and stake our lives on the "good news" of salvation from sin and death through Jesus.  He takes away the threat of hell and gives us an eternity in heaven.  Is there any better news than that?

LUTHERAN ...
     ... people are those who have come to the same appreciation for the truths of Scripture that Pastor Martin Luther did in the 1500's.  He wanted the church to get back to the basics of Scripture and to allow it to be the sole authority.  The 3 "watchwords" of the Lutheran Reformation have been a steadfast reminder of who our God is and what he has done.  Luther was (and Lutherans still are) quick and happy happy to share the truths of Scripture - that we are saved:
    
      By Grace Alone  -  Our salvation comes 100% from God.  We have done nothing to earn or deserve God's favor.  In fact, a solid, biblical definition of the word "grace" is "God's undeserved love."  It is solely by God's undeserved love that he sent his Son, Jesus, to be our Savior. 
 
    Through Faith Alone  - 
God sends his Spirit to covert us from the ways of unbelief and to claim us to be his own.  This faith is a gift from God and is the only way that anyone can recieve the blessings of God.
 
     Found in Scripture Alone -  These truths are not to be found in science or in academia.  They cannot be uncovered through enlightened thinking or deiscovered in a lab.  The only place where the truths of God's love are revealed are in the Scriptures.  St. Paul tells his young friend Timothy "from infacny you have know the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation in Christ Jesus.  (2 Timothy 3:15 - NIV )


CHURCH ...  
    
  ... is much more than a building.  It is more than the place where we worship.  It's who we are.  We are the church - the communion of saints.  We are a group of people brought together with a common faith and common goals - to build one another up and to spread the gospel so that more and more might hear the good news and be saved. 
By grace you have been saved, through faith--this is not from you, it is the gift of God-- not by works, so that no one can boast. ~ Ephesians 2: 8-9