Peace Lutheran Church Sussex, Wisconsin


Yearly Archives: 2023

Christmas Services

December 18, 2023

Christmas Eve at 4:00 and 8:00       
Christmas Day at 9:30      
Feast of St John, Wednesday, Dec 27, at 6:30     
First Sunday after Christmas, Dec 31, at 7:45 and 10:30      
New Year’s Eve, Dec 31, at 5:00      
Circumcision of Our Lord, Jan 1, at 9:30     

Then into our Epiphany celebration with a service at 5:00pm on Saturday, Jan 6.     

Remember too the final advent services:  
Wednesday, Dec 20, at 8:00, 2:30, and 6:30    
Sunday morning, Dec 24, at 7:45 and 10:30  

Lessons and Carols

December 14, 2023

The 33rd annual Service of Lessons and Carols will take place on Sunday, December 17, at 3:00.  All five of Peace’s choirs will join in leading the congregation’s singing.  Come hear the readings from the Old Testament which show us the coming Messiah, followed by the New Testament passages on the birth of the Savior.  In addition to the choirs’ carols, the congregation will join in singing “Once in Royal David’s City,” “On Christmas Night All Christians Sing,”  “Gentle Mary Laid Her Child,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen,” “Away in a Manger,” “O Savior of Our Fallen Race,” “O Jesus Christ, Thy Manger Is My Paradise,” “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” and “See in Yonder Manger Low.”   Preservice music begins at 2:45.

Midweek Advent Services

November 24, 2023

“Come, Lord Jesus!”  This Advent we look at the Holy Spirit’s gift of Jesus’ word and forgiveness.  Services are at 8am, 2:30pm, and 6:30pm on Wednesdays (Dec 6, 13, 20).


November 8, 2023

Oh, give thanks to the Lord for He is good, for His mercy endures forever!

Our Thanksgiving service will take place on
the evening of Wednesday, Nov 22, beginning at 6:30, and on 
the morning of Thursday, Nov 23, beginning at 9:30.  

Special Services

October 20, 2023

Reformation Sunday will be celebrated at Peace on Oct 29.  
That same day, a Reformation celebration for the entire metro area will begin at 3:30pm at Lutheran Memorial Chapel in Shorewood. 
All Saints will be celebrated at Peace at 6:30pm on Wednesday, November 1.

Fish Fry

October 7, 2023

For those awaiting Peace Lutheran Academy’s popular drive-through fish fry, the first dinner of the school year will be Friday, October 20.  If you’re wondering which weeks, you can always watch for the large sign near the road and the yard-signs around town to know which Fridays fish fry will be held.

Some upcoming dates for fish fry are
October 20
November 10
December 1
January 12

… and then for the first five Fridays in Lent,
and three more in spring.

See you there!

Conference on Classical Education

September 25, 2023

On Saturday, September 30, Peace Lutheran Church & Academy will host a mini-conference on classical education.  “Lutherans and the Liberal Arts” will begin with Matins at 9:00 and will feature speakers Dr. Gene Edward Veith and Mr. Nathaniel Pullmann.  If you’d like to attend, please contact Pastor Christiansen at 262-246-3200.  We plan to conclude at 3:30.

If you have your children in a classical school, this conference for you!  If you love learning about how to learn, this is for you! We will discuss why the liberal arts are called “liberal,” whether classical education is a good fit for all Lutherans, and how classical learning can protect and help our families throughout our culture-war issues.

Resumption of study and activities

August 22, 2023

The congregation is invited to attend daily prayers at 8:30am on days school is in session (beginning August 23).   

Coffee Break Bible Study picks up on August 24 for the new year.  Class begins at 9:30, but you may wish to come at 8:30 for Matins and the Lord’s Supper.  We will be studying the Gospel of St Mark this year.

Senior choir will begin practicing the Wednesday after Labor Day.

Didache will meet again on Wednesday evenings, in the context of the Divine Service, beginning Sept 13.  This year we will be looking at the teachings of the catechism by focusing on Mark’s gospel.  

Friday night fish fry is expected to resume in October, at a date yet to be determined.

Opening Service

August 15, 2023

The opening for the new year at Peace Lutheran Academy will be incorporated into the Divine Service on Sunday, August 20.  Teachers will be installed at the 7:45 service.  Please pray for the Lord’s blessings on our students, teachers, parents, and staff.

A Lutheran, Classical School

July 7, 2023

Do you know someone who desires a classical education for their children?  Peace Lutheran Academy still has some openings for the upcoming school year.  Contact the office at (262) 246-3200 for more information.