Peace Lutheran Church was destroyed in the May 22nd 2011 tornado, since service had been held at Bethany Presbyterian Church.
On the third Sunday of May more than a hundred attended the 1st service at the new location, at 3100 North Saint Louis. The facility features a grand welcome area, sanctuary and community room, as well as a cross made of pieces of the former facility
"To have the building back again is just super, it's huge for the people, they need a place to say this is where we gather, we get nourished and this is where we go out from so it's been a long journey" says Pastor Katharine Redpath.
The church plans to have an official dedication ceremony next month, on the 23rd.