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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Congratulations, Graduates!

On Sunday, June 7, we’ll celebrate our graduates with cake and coffee after worship  -  and a blessing for our high school graduates. We’ll also pray for others celebrating college graduations.  If we’ve missed someone, please contact the church office by June 5.  Congratulations to all who’re celebrating graduation!  May God’s blessings of wisdom, joy, and love be yours now and always!

Danish Day, June 7

Lots of activities are planned at the Danebo Danish Center for Danish Day, June 7.  We’re hoping some folks will begin their day by worshiping at St Peder’s before they gather at the Danish Center.  If you’d like to be a visual sign of the day’s celebration, wear red and white! (And join the festivities offered by our neighbors down the road at the Danish Center!)

Potluck Luncheon for All Retired Folks

On Friday, June 12th at noon, bring a dish to share – and a friend – to have lunch at St Peder’s.  This gathering time is for all retired persons, and is an opportunity to share not only a meal but some good conversation on a summer afternoon. Come and dine!

Calling all families with young children!!

On June 14th, right here at church after the coffee hour is over (and going until about 1:00), we’re going to have a picnic! This will be a chance for some discussion with Shannon (the new Director of Faith Formation) about what you’d like to see offered! We’ll eat some food, play some games, and have some time to talk! If you can, bring a drink, side, or desert to share. Shannon will provide the main course! To RSVP (so we know how much food to get) or if you have questions, please email

Interfaith Opportunity during Ramadam

Join our friends at Trinity in Cedar-Riverside for an inter-faith experience that will build kinship and understanding with our Muslim brothers and sisters. Join us for Iftar at 7 pm on June 25th. (An Iftar is the breaking of the fast during Ramadan. )

Dar Al-Hijrah is hosting an Iftar at the Common Table, (Trinity’s lower leverl) for Trinity and friends and Dar Al-Hijrah and friends.  The evening will include presentations on Islam and Ramadan and ICSA (Islamic Civic Society of America) and Dar Al-Hijrah, the mosque.  And there will be a short presentation on what Christianity is.  Once the sun has set we will all eat together

A Special Celebration on Sunday, June 28! Please mark your calendars…and plan to join us!

One Sunday every year, the Mission Partners of Trinity Lutheran/Riverside gather for a combined worship celebration and lunch to celebrate this partnership with a very unique congregation!  This year, St Peder’s is hosting  – and we’re looking forward to welcoming folks not only from Trinity/Riverside, but Nokomis Heights and Mt Olivet/Plymouth Lutheran Churches, too, as well as guest preacher, Rev. Craig Pederson, Bishop’s Associate for the Minneapolis Area Synod.

There will be one worship service at 10:30 a.m.  (No 9:00 service that day)  After worship, we’ll continue the celebration with lunch… no reservations needed!Because we’re hosting, we’ll need some extra help with hospitality for the day.  If that sounds like something you’d enjoy doing, please contact Pastor Julie by June 15.



























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