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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May God’s blessings be yours in the New Year! We invite you to share your year with us! Join us for worship or check out one of the special events below.

Shepherding Group Sunday is February 1!

There will be ONE worship service at 9:00 a.m.
After coffee we’ll gather in our NEW Shepherding Groups to get acquainted and make plans for soup supper, serving coffee and other activities for 2015.
The nine group lists and the room locations will be posted.  Kids will meet in the youth room!


It is the 25th Anniversary of the Souper Bowl of Caring (1990-2015).  Throughout the country, teams of young people around the time of the Super Bowl Football game collect money and food for local charities. Some volunteer for a service blitz at their local charity before the game. (;

Expect to see soup pots at St. Peder’s on Sunday Feb. 1 to receive your donation for ELCA World Hunger (provides grants to local charities) and Minnehaha Food Shelf.

Sunday, February 15th is the Intergenerational Mardi Gras Event:

Traditionally, Mardi Gras – a direct translation from French meaning “Fat Tuesday” — refers to the last night practicing Christians can binge on greasy, fatty foods in preparation for Lent and the six weeks of fasting that culminate with Easter. On Sunday, February 15 we will celebrate arrival of the Lenten season with an abbreviated worship at 10:30 a.m.; 11: 15 a hoagie/sub luncheon with chips, fruit salad and King cake. Come eat and play Mardi Gras Bingo Games. Look for the nessary sign-up sheets to add your name to Mardi Gras fun at St. Peder’s.

Coming Home: A benefit for LSS Metro Homeless Youth Services

Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Location: Christ Church Lutheran 3244 34th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55406

This concert is a benefit for LSS’ Metro Homeless Youth program featuring the Longfellow Jazz Sextet with special guest vocalist Judi Donaghy Vinar. An extraordinary group of jazz musicians, over half of whom are residents of the Longfellow neighborhood, join together for this concert of music with the Mardi Gras spirit. This pre-Lenten celebration will feature music from the roots of American jazz and new pieces that reflect the spirit of today. The celebration will continue with a post-concert reception. A freewill offering will be taken for Lutheran Social Service’s Metro Homeless Youth program, which provides essential services to youth in our neighborhood.

Interfaith Youth Day of Service

We have some interest in attending this event at Augsburg College on Monday, Feb. 16 9-4 p.m.

St. Peder’s youth may invite friends for this day of service, learning and sharing.

Please email with number of registrants.

Sharon will register youth online; cost is free and lunch provided.

Wednesdays in Lent

Join us this year as we explore Peace Practices on Wednesday evenings, February 18 – 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!
























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