St. Peder's Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) 

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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.

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Wednesdays in Lent

Join us this year as we explore Peace Practices on Wednesday evenings, through March 25.  These weeks of Lent give us an excellent opportunity to take a bit of time to consider different aspects that make for peace in our hearts, our homes, our community, and our world.  Worship begins each week at 7:00 p.m.   Supper is served each week by a Shepherding Group from 5:30 – 6:30.  Come and share in this reflective journey!

DATE CHANGE—The 2015 Codfish & Meatball Dinner has been rescheduled to Friday, March 20th

Seatings at 5:00 and 6:30 p.m.

$12.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under.

The dinner also includes boiled potatoes with our famous mustard gravy, peas and carrots, Havarti cheese on pumpernickel, cupcakes and beverages.  Call St. Peder’s  Church office at 612-722-8000 for reservations or sign up outside the fellowship hall.

Spring Flower Fundraiser for 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering:

St. Peder’s and Trinity Cedar-Riverside!

Choose from three oval (chocolate color) planters and/or

one hanging green basket filled with flowering plants.

These brightly colored, frost-tolerant, plants make it easy for you to add an early splash of spring to  yours’, family, friend, or neighbor’s front step, window box, porch or patio—regardless of the weather.

Rise Up Together Registrants will take orders on Sunday mornings coffee time and Wednesday evenings Lenten soup suppers during February.

Order Deadline is March 16th.

St. Peder’s Gathering Envelope Fundraiser:

On behalf of St. Peder’s of the Council and parents with youth registered to attend Rise Up, the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit July 15-19, 2015, we thank you for considering the envelope fundraiser.

Expect to see St. Peder’s Youth Fundraising Launch at the Inter-generational Mardi Gras Event!

Each envelope is marked with dollar amounts beginning with $1-$150.00 dollars. There are additional envelopes for $5.00, $10, $20 and $50 dollar contributions that Trinity in Cedar/Riverside received on March 1st.

Youth Gathering Preparation Sessions

During two Wednesdays in Lent, Feb. 25 and March 4, youth gathering registrants will study their first lesson on the gospel of Mark in their “Getting Ready for the Gathering” materials.

Pub Theology—Tuesday March 10th @ 7 pm

Join us for lively discussion, fellowship, and pizza! All 21 + adults are invited to Parkway Pizza for a great evening celebrating faith and life.  Guests are always welcome.

Join Local Selma Commemorative March

Fifty years ago, members from diverse faith communities answered Dr. Martin Luther King’s call to show up in Selma, Alabama, and support black civil rights protestors who were putting their lives on the line for the right to vote. Please join us for a local march commemorating the Selma Marches of 1965, and the interfaith movement that supported them. Meet at the Minnesota State Capitol on Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m. The march will cross the Cedar Street Bridge over I-94, recalling the Selma marchers who crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The march will end at Central Presbyterian, 500 Cedar Street, with a program to follow. This is an important time to remember this major turning point in the U.S. Civil Rights struggle — and to underscore the Civil Rights work that still needs to be done.

The Jewel of Minneapolis: The Mississippi River Gorge Becomes a Park–Talk by David C. Smith, author of City of Parks: The Story of Minneapolis Parks

March 23, 7-8 pm

St Peder’s Lutheran Church

4600 E. 42nd St.

Nearly the entire length of the Mississippi River Gorge in Minneapolis is a city park. Find out how and why that happened — and who we should thank.

Hosted by LCC’s River Gorge Committee and Becketwood’s Environment Committee. Free.

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