Sunday School and Bible Class

Sunday School at Peace Lutheran Church begins at approximately 9:45 a.m. with a brief opening in the Fellowship Hall. Teachers and students then proceed to their classes at approximately 10:30 a.m. If you are a guest, please ask a Greeter, Elder, or Usher where the class for your child(ren) meets.  Other parents are also more than happy to help you.

Classes for Children

Classes are available for children ages 4 through 18.  The children's classes follow a carefully crafted  "Enduring Faith" curriculum developed by Concordia Publishing House.  Regardless of the age of the child, the goal at Peace Lutheran is for children to leave their Sunday School classrooms with the ability to tell their parents about the lesson that was studied.

For more information, please contact Ann Riggelman at (254) 420-4729.  

Classes for Adults

Adult Sunday School class is led by Pastor Garrett Smith. Pastor Smiths' class meets in the Fellowship Hall is a study of Genesis.

 

  

"An intelligent mind acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge."

  Proverbs 18:15

 

How Did We Get That Song?

Have you ever wondered about the origin of some of the songs which we sing in our openings?  Who wrote them?  When did they write them?  Did they write other songs?  Now Pastor Albrect is working to answer those questions for you with a brief history of the opening song sung each Sunday.  Below you will find the most recent history.  Thumbnail images that link to previous histories can be found below.



Leonhardt Schröter


c. 1532 – c. 16013 

Leonhardt was born in Torgau, fourteen years before Martin Luther died. 
One of his first teachers was Johann Walter, a composer who worked closely with Frederick the Wise and Martin Luther.
He served as the town Kantor in Saalfeld, 150 miles southwest of Torgau, for ten years.
He was removed from his position because of his sympathies for Philip Melanchthon.
He was the librarian at the court of Wolfenbüttel until he was restored to his position in Saalfeld two years later.
Sometime later he was hired to teach at the Old City School in Magdeburg, 100 miles northwest of Torgau. 
His last and most prestigious post was Kantor at the Old City Latin School in Magdeburg.

He wrote carols, hymns, motets, a passion, choral settings of the Psalms, and at least two settings of the Te Deum. 
His style has been described as having the “greatest simplicity” and the “highest grandeur.” 
His chief work is Hymni sacri, published in Erfurt in 1587. 
It consists of 4- and 5-part settings of Latin church hymns which were sung in the Lutheran Church.
His melody FREUT EUCH, IHR LIEBEN is paired with James Montgomery’s hymn, “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed” (LSB 398).
 

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