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Welcome! I’m Pastor Joe Hughes. My wife, Patricia, and I have five adult children living in various places all over the country, and three awesome grandchildren. I’ve been Pastor at Peace since January 1, 2018.

These are exciting times at Peace Lutheran Church, ripe with potential and new beginnings. I am grateful to be part of the ministry here. To borrow a phrase from the Christian Century, I see Peace as a community of God’s baptized people devoted to thinking critically and living faithfully in a complex world, their ministry energized by the preaching of God’s Gospel and the Holy Supper of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We celebrate Holy Communion weekly on Sundays at 9:15 AM. The service lasts a little more than an hour. We follow the seasons of the church year. We use various forms of the historic liturgy of the Lutheran Church. Sermons are usually based on the readings appointed for that particular day.

Sunday worship services are usually followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments. This is an important time to connect with one another and with visitors and friends. There is a weekly conversational Adult Bible Study after the fellowship time. The worship space is accessible and parking is convenient.

I’m excited about the “Balcony Art Gallery” that is open on Sundays and at other times where the congregation is giving a well-deserved place of prominence to the visual arts.

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Thank you for taking a moment to learn more about Peace Lutheran Church in West Salem. We’re located at 1525 Glen Creek Road NW just up the hill from Wallace Road and across from the Salem Fire Station #5. Please consider visiting for worship soon.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or if I can be of help to you as a pastor. God’s blessings and peace to you and yours in Christ Jesus our Lord. I hope to meet you soon.

Pastor Joe Hughes

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