St. Peder’s affirms the welcome of God to all persons.

St Peder’s welcomes you to a community of faith nurtured by God’s abundant grace, Christ’s peace and the Spirit’s lively presence!  In response to such love, we open our hearts and hands and doors to joyfully serve our neighbor – whether it’s you or someone across the world.  We invite you to join us for worship or any activity at the little church on the corner of 46th Avenue and 42nd Street in South Minneapolis.

Coming Soon at St. Peder’s…

Adult Faith Formation:

As we look at new ways to do Faith Formation for adults, we’re taking a small survey. Will you go to the survey (https://goo.gl/forms/nllvOs8qNc3wqPo73) or find the link on the Adult Ministries page of the St. Peder’s website and answer a few questions? This will help us as we plan! Thank you!

October 23-December 11: “The First Christmas” by Borg and Crossan book study:

Each week we’ll talk through a section of the book. A description of the book from Amazon: In The First Christmas Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan—top Jesus scholars and authors of The Last Week—help us see the real Christmas story buried in the familiar Bible accounts. Basing their interpretations on the two nativity narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Borg and Crossan focus on the literal story—the inner truth rather than the historical facts—to offer a clear and uplifting message of hope and peace. With The First Christmas readers get a fresh, deep, and new understanding of the nativity story, enabling us to better appreciate the powerful message of the Gospels.

Peter Juhl’s Temporary Sculpture  Exhibit

Our own Peter Juhl will be mounting an exhibit of his balanced rock art photography throughout the church beginning October 16.  Don’t miss it!

His book on how he creates these amazing pieces—Center of Gravity:  A Guide to the Practice of Rock Balancing—is available in the library.

His photos have been featured throughout the Twin Cities in many public spaces (such as the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and Regions Hospital) as well as galleries throughout the state—especially on the North Shore of Lake Superior, the source of his raw materials.

Confirmation Celebration | Sunday, October 30, 2016

Please join us in celebrating the confirmation of three of our young people on Sunday, October 30, 2016. The families of the confirmands invite the St. Peder congregation to join them for a luncheon celebration following the 10:30 a.m. service in recognition of this spiritual milestone. (Please note that cake will also be served in honor of by the 7th and 8th grade families during the coffee hour between services.)


It will be on Sunday, November 6, at 3 pm at Living Table UCC,  3805 E. 40th St.  Donations will benefit the SyrianAmerican Medical Society.  SAMS is providing medical aid to Syrians in the refugee camps and inside Syria.  Syrian American doctors and local nurses will be speaking about their experiences on SAMS medical missions.  Somali –American candidate Ihlan Omar and a representative for Congressman Keith Ellison will also speak.  3 pm – Silent Auction.  3:45 – Program.  Hope you can join us!  https://www.facebook.com/events/316402902054612/

Coming on November 13:  Annual Aebelskive Breakfast!

 It’s that time of year again!  On Sunday, November 13 after worship we’ll gather around tables in the Fellowship Hall for a delicious breakfast of wonderful aebelskive and homemade strawberry jam!  We need volunteers to help provide ingredients and service for this occasion… Sue Nielsen will have sign-up sheets circulating this month.