Welcome!

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.

Coming Soon at St. Peder’s…

Multicultural Bridge Building

10:30 am—Facilitator is Birgitte Simpson

As Christians, we are called to love our neighbor. One way to do this is to learn how each of us can build bridges to honor our diversity and live together with hope instead of fear and distrust. The Journeying Toward Justice team is sponsoring four sessions these winter weeks that will help us explore how we can live out Jesus’ command.

These forums will meet January 8, 15, and 29, and February 12. (There is no Faith Forum on January 22 or February 5.)

Our own seminarian, Birgitte Simpson, will be lead us through these sessions. Birgitte is a third year Master of Divinity student and candidate for ordination at Luther Seminary. She has been the student leader of Luther’s Dismantling Racism: Beloved Community student group for the past year and a half, and studied urban ministry with the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education. Birgitte has been through the Kaleidoscope Institute’s Catalyst training and the Intercultural Development Inventory, tools she will draw upon for these forums.

 

Grownups Lunch in February…

We’ll gather at noon on Friday, February 17 for a potluck lunch and fellowship. Please bring a favorite winter comfort food to share – and feel free to invite a friend, too! This lunch is for all retired folks – or anyone who’s free for lunch that day!

We won’t meet in March… join us instead for a Lenten Soup Supper or the annual Codfish Dinner!

 

New Adult Faith Formation Series Starting February 19th

Starting February 19, Adam Rao will be leading a discussion and book study on Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright. You can purchase the book on your own, or buy a copy from Shannon for $10. 

Here’s more about Adam:

Adam Rao is an experienced social impact professional, having worked in the fields of church ministry, non-profit, and for-profit social enterprise. A graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder (B.A., Music) and Bethel Seminary (M.Div., Theology), he is currently finishing his M.B.A. at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, and will be joining Sunrise Banks, a certified B Corp, after graduation. Prior to his time at Carlson, Adam served as the Co-Founder and Lead Pastor of Lakeside Church, and as the Founding Executive Director of Exodus Lending, a first-of-its-kind charitable payday loan refinancing program that has received both local and national attention for its unique approach to freeing trapped borrowers from predatory debt.

More about the class:

Having successfully (and unsuccessfully!) led teams and organizations, I know the critical importance of setting a clear and compelling vision: Having a strong picture of what the end looks like both inspires and informs us when it comes to our day-to-day actions. The same is true for the Christian story: Our vision of the end – our eschatology, to use the theological term – shapes our present actions, often in ways we have not fully considered. Together, through a mixture of teaching and conversation, we will work through N.T. Wright’s Surprised by Hope, which rightly questions the way the end of the Christian story has often been interpreted and taught; pushes us to reconsider what the biblical authors were communicating when they speak of the end; and boldly challenges us to live and act as agents of justice and hope today in light of the coming future.

St. Peder’s Lutheran Church will be holding its annual Codfish and Meatball Dinner on Friday, March 3rd.  There will be seatings at 5:00 and 6:30 p.m.  

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 12 and under.  St. Peder’s Church is located on 4600 East 42nd Street in South Minneapolis.  Call St. Peder’s Church office at 612-722-8000 for reservations.

Please state 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, cashier duty, or anything else, please see Sue Nielsen. Hope to see you there!