Welcome!

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

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 up at St. Peder’s…

Worship & Faith Formation Opportunities

Sunday, January 26, 9 am | Worship Service and Youth Faith Formation, 10 am Coffee and Fellowship, 10:30 Annual Meeting

Sunday, February 2, 9 am | Worship Service with Holy Communion, 10 am Coffee and Fellowship, 10:30 Shepherding Gathering

Sunday, February 9, 9 am | Worship Service and Youth Faith Formation, 10 am Coffee and Fellowship, 10:30 Adult Faith Formation

Sunday, February 16, 9 am | Worship Service and Youth Faith Formation, 10 am Coffee and Fellowship, 10:30 Adult Faith Formation

Sunday, February 23, 9 am | Worship Service and Youth Faith Formation, 10 am Coffee and Fellowship, 10:30 Adult Faith Formation

Wednesday, February 26, 5:30/6:45 pm | Ash Wednesday: Soup Supper at 5:30, Worship Service to follow at 6:45

You can find our full calendar of worship services and events here.

Special Events
Annual Meeting of the Congregation is Sunday, January 26 at 10:30 a.m.
All voting members (confirmed members) are invited to attend this meeting to elect new council members and a new council president, and receive reports from the Council and various committees.  The Ottar Jorgensen Service Award recipients will also be announced. Annual Reports will be prepared and available on January 26.

Mark Your Calendars:  Shepherding Group Sunday is February 2!
After worship and some social time together in the Fellowship Hall, we’ll gather in our Shepherding Groups to make plans for Lenten Soup Suppers (that begin with Ash Wednesday on February 26) and other service commitments and opportunities. The current Shepherding Groups will remain intact for this next year. If you’re not currently assigned to a Shepherding Group, let Pastor Julie know and we’ll get you signed up!

February 3: Pub Theology!
Join us at Parkway Pizza from 7pm-8pm! All are welcome (though you must be 21 or over to drink). Our topic for the evening: What is the meaning of Heaven in a modern religious conception? What is Heaven? Who is it for?  All this and more on the 3rd!

February 9, 16, 23 at 10:30 am: Book study on “Dear Church” by Rev. Lenny Duncan led by Shannon Kearns
Lenny Duncan is the unlikeliest of pastors. Formerly incarcerated, he is now a black preacher in the whitest denomination in the United States: the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Shifting demographics and shrinking congregations make all the headlines, but Duncan sees something else at work–drawing a direct line between the church’s lack of diversity and the church’s lack of vitality. The problems the ELCA faces are theological, not sociological. But so are the answers.

Part manifesto, part confession, and all love letter, Dear Church offers a bold new vision for the future of Duncan’s denomination and the broader mainline Christian community of faith. Dear Church rejects the narrative of church decline and calls everyone–leaders and laity alike–to the front lines of the churches renewal through racial equality and justice

It is time for the church to rise up, dust itself off, and take on forces of this world that act against God: whiteness, misogyny, nationalism, homophobia, and and economic injustice. Duncan gives a blueprint for the way forward and urges us to follow in the revolutionary path of Jesus.

Looking ahead! March 28th: 6-8 pm Game and pizza night: all ages
Bring your favorite board game and a drink or dessert to share! Shannon will provide the pizza. (Please RSVP to him so he knows how much to get). We’ll eat pizza and play some board/card games! All ages are encouraged to attend!