St. Peder's Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) 

Facebook Google Maps E-mail


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.

~ ~ ~

As the warmer weather coaxes us out of our houses and into parks and patios, don’t miss opportunities to build relationships with your faith community in-and-out of our church doors.  Mark your calendars with these wonderful warm weather events!

Summer Worship Schedule

There is one worship service at 9:00 a.m. through September 7.

A time of coffee and conversation follows the service each week.  A monthly Lawn Service will be a part of our summer worship again this year when we gather in the courtyard and lawn for an outdoor service (providing it doesn’t rain!).

SEPTEMBER 7: God’s Work, Our Hands SUNDAY

On Sunday September 7th, We’ll join ELCA congregations across the country in a day of worship and service.  Worship will be at 9:00 am  -  and then we’ll send everyone off to participate in a service project.  Some projects will be here at St Peder’s  -  some will be off-site; we have five impactful activities to choose from. Serve alongside fellow St. Peder’s members, in solidarity with the greater ELCA to create change in the world in Jesus’ name.

Sign up to serve here:

List of service projects:

River Clean up –Help beautify our church neighborhood by picking up trash along the River Road green space. Off-site event;  bags and gloves will be provided.

No-Sew Blanket–Every child at Camp Noah receives a tied fleece blanket to use and take home at the end of camp. The blankets are wonderful gifts, but more than that, they are a recovery tool for children, providing much needed comfort as they continue to process their disaster and/or trauma experience. On-site activity; materials provided.

Kids Kits for Camp Noah – Children often lose everything in a disaster, including art and craft supplies, toys and games – items not easily replaced with limited family resources. The Camp Noah Kids Kit provides every camper with all the art and craft supplies needed to complete the curriculum. Donating art supplies is a great way to serve if you can’t be there in person.  (To get the list: stop by the office or download from the website.) Donation and/or on-site activity; some materials provided.

Day Brightener Cards —Create / decorate blank cards and envelopes to be used to brighten the day of a college student, home-bound member or meals on wheels recipient.  Remember how nice it is to receive “snail” mail that is not an advertisement or a charitable request.  On-site activity; supplies are provided.

Hiawatha Community School Project

Hiawatha Elementary School and Hiawatha Park are just blocks from Saint Peder’s. Join us for a special hands-on project at Hiawatha Community School as they kick off their 2014-15 school year.  Off-site activity.

September 14th: Rally Sunday

10am Worship & backpack blessing!  11am Picnic Lunch & activities!

We will be welcoming the Crazy Puppy Gourmet Workshop food truck run by our own Andrea Wollack along with other fun fair favorites!

 Come and enjoy a great picnic lunch and activities for all ages—with games, & crafts!           There will be a fun inflatable, lawn games, and crafts projects for all ages!    A chance to reconnect with each other after a long busy summer!

Please sign up on the sheet in the hallway by September 7th!! Tickets are $8 per person! Please pay on Sunday September 14th!

All are welcomed! Help us kick off our fall programs with a great end of the summer event!

3rd Annual Women’s Retreat!       September 26-28

Bay Lake Camp,. Deerwood, MN

All St. Peder’s women are invited to come and experience life on an island. This retreat is created by you and for you. There will be time for you to rest, relax, craft, read, hike, canoe, swim, or just be. For more information, please contact Sarah Grans or pick up a brochure on the table outside the fellowship hall.

Registration deadline is September 14th.





 ~ ~ ~