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

Wednesday, February 26, 5:30/7:00 pm | Ash Wednesday: Soup Supper at 5:30, Worship Service/Imposition of Ashes to follow at 7 pm

Sunday, March 1, 9 am | Worship Service with Holy Communion , 10 am Coffee and Fellowship, 10:30 Adult Faith Formation

Wednesday, March 4, 5:30/6:45 pm  | Soup Supper at 5:30, Worship Service to follow at 6:45 pm

Sunday, March 8, 9 am | Worship Service and Youth Faith Formation, 10 am Coffee and Fellowship, 10:30 Adult Faith Formation

Wednesday, March 11, 5:30/6:45 pm  | Soup Supper at 5:30, Worship Service to follow at 6:45 pm

Sunday, March 15, 9 am | Worship Service and Youth Faith Formation, 10 am Coffee and Fellowship, 10:30 Adult Faith Formation

Wednesday, March 18, 5:30/6:45 pm  | Soup Supper at 5:30, Worship Service to follow at 6:45 pm

Sunday, March 22, 9 am | Worship Service and Youth Faith Formation, 10 am Coffee and Fellowship, 10:30 Adult Faith Formation

Wednesday, March 25, 5:30/6:45 pm  | Soup Supper at 5:30, Worship Service to follow at 6:45 pm

Sunday, March 29, 9 am | Worship Service and Youth Faith Formation, 10 am Coffee and Fellowship, 10:30 Adult Faith Formation

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

Special Events

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.

Retired Folks Winter Potluck on Friday, February 21st
All retired folks (and friends) are invited to a potluck luncheon on Friday, February 21 at noon in the Fellowship Hall.  Bring a favorite winter comfort food to share  –  and join us for good food, good conversation, and a good time in these winter days!

Annual Codfish and Meatball Dinner: Friday, March 6th, Two Seatings at 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm
The dinner also includes boiled potatoes with our famous mustard gravy, peas and carrots, Havarti cheese on pumpernickel, cupcakes and beverages.  The cost is $12.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12.  There are sign-up sheets outside Fellowship Hall, or call the church office at 612-722-8000 for reservations. (Please provide name or names, how many meatball or cod dinners, seating time preference, and phone number if leaving a message.)  This dinner is a success because so many people volunteer and make it happen. If you are able to help with setup, cleanup, serving, cooking, cupcakes, cashier duty, or anything else, please see Sue Nielsen. We hope to see you there! 

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!