Peace Lutheran Church Port Byron, IL

About Us

Peace Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Northern Illinois Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Our church was formed in 1895.

As members of Peace Lutheran Church we are a congregation with a mission to...
Grow in Numbers
Grow in Faith
Grow in Christian Service

We look forward with vision and anticipation as together we seek to further God's kingdom in this congregation and in this community by...

Growing in Numbers (Evangelism)
-Invite newcomers to the area and non-church neighbors
-Visit and invite members who do not attend regularly or who have quit coming at all
-Attract more youth

Growing in Faith
-Study the Word of God
-Share God's love and caring with others for spiritual growth
-Encourage educational endeavors

Growing in Christian Service
-Support the church with direct involvement in missions
-Be of loving and caring service to our church members
-Support our community by being involved in its programs for those with physical,             
emotional and spiritual needs.


Worship Times

Sunday Service:
10:15 AM

Pastor Gwen H. Sefrhans-Murphy

Our new Pastor Gwen H. Sefrhans-Murphy was born in Rockford, IL. She was baptized and confirmed at Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Rockford, IL. She graduated from Ripon College, in Ripon, WI, and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She served as Pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church in Aledo from Sept. 2010 until Feb. 2017.

She lives in Silvis with her husband Brian Murphy, daughter Lucy, and their two dogs and two cats.

Some of her favorite Bible stories are where God uses unexpected people to bear witness to God and do great things. She loves to read, swim, run and be outside walking the dogs.

Pastor's Contact Info

Phone: 309-523-2295
Email: peacepbpastor