Welcome to Peace Lutheran Church of Nevis!
Affiliated with LCMC-Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ-Augustana District
Who We Are:
We are baptized members of the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ, responding in faith to the call of the Holy Spirit through the Gospel, desiring to unite together to preach the Word, administering the Sacraments and carrying out the Great Commission.
What We Believe:
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and is our authority and sole guide for life and faith.
Through it, God reveals Himself to us. The entire Bible is God-breathed and God inspired.
worship service is at Following Worship is Sunday School for the children and a time of Fellowship.
Peace Lutheran Church (LCMC) is located at 24025 Hwy 34, 2 miles west of Nevis and 10 miles east of Park Rapids, MN.
For more information contact the Church Office at 218-652-6508
Click here for an Introduction to Peace Lutheran
Welcome Pastor Hopman and Family!
Our congregation recently welcomed Pastor Nicholas Hopman as our first full time pastor. He and his wife Mary and their three young children joined us March 16, 2014 for their first Sunday with us. Pastor Nick was also installed that Sunday with Pastor Mark Richardson, Augustana District-LCMC officiating at our regularly scheduled service.
Pastor Hopman was born in 1978 and baptized into Christ's death and resurrection at Zion Lutheran Church in Tinley Park, Illinois. In college he was interested in biology and had an internship at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Martin Luther's writing led him to attend the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, and he later studied at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN where he earned his Master of Theology degree.
His first call was in the Keweenaw Peninsula of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It was in the UP Pastor Hopman met his wife Mary. Their daughters Solveig and Inga were born in the Upper Peninsula. Average snowfall in the UP is well over 200 inches per year, the Hopmans are very familiar with snowy climates.
The last few years they have enjoyed living in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada where Pastor Hopman served a church that has services in both English and German. Most of his parishioners grew up in ethnically German areas in Europe. Many are from the Ukraine and Poland and most immigrated to North America ahead of the advancing Red Army in January of 1945. They well understand what Christ says about suffering.
The Hopmans recently moved back to the U.S. and Great Lakes Region and look forward to the opportunity to serve Peace Lutheran Church. With their third daughter Tove, being born in Vancouver, they are also happy to be to living closer to family.