Visitor Information

How do I get to St. Peder’s?

St. Peder’s is located at 4600 East 42nd Street on the corner of E. 42nd Street and 46th Ave. S. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are just a few blocks West of the Mississippi River in the Longfellow neighborhood. Parking is available in the lot and on neighboring streets.

From the South:

Take the Crosstown Hwy (62) to Hiawatha Ave (Hwy 55). Go North on Hiawatha to E 42nd Street. Turn right on E 42nd to 46th Ave. S.

From the East

From 35E, take the Randolph Ave. exit and head west. Continue on Randolph Ave until you reach Cretin Ave. S. At Cretin Ave, turn left and head south to Ford Parkway. Take a right onto Ford Parkway, and continue over the Ford Parkway Bridge. Take a right on 46th Ave. S. (46th Ave S. is at the first stop light as soon as you cross over the bridge.) Turn right on 46th Ave S, and head north to E 42nd St.

From the West:

From 35W, take the 46th St.exit and head east. At Cedar Ave, turn left and go up to E 42nd St. Take a right on E 42nd Street. You will cross over Hiawatha Ave (Hwy 55). Continue on E 42nd Street until you reach 46th Ave.

From the North:

From Interstate 94, take the Hiawatha (Hwy 55) exit. Go South on Hiawatha to E 42nd Street. Turn left on E 42nd Street to 46th Ave. S.

What does St. Peder’s Believe?

Our Mission: Rooted in our heritage and embracing the future, we joyfully live the gospel with open hearts, open hands and open doors.

Affiliations: St. Peder’s is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America (ELCA); and a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) congregation, affirming the welcome of God to all persons regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

What is worship like at St. Peder’s?

Worship: From Labor Day until Memorial Day, with a few exceptions, St. Peder’s has one worship service at 9:00 a.m. A Calendar of Events indicates dates when there is a second worship service at 10:30 a.m. During the summer there is one worship service at 9:00 a.m. One Sunday a month in June, July and August, weather permitting, we gather on the north lawn for outdoor worship. Large print and Braille bulletins are available.

Communion: The Lord’s table is open to all who wish to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion. On the first Sunday of every month, communion is part of all worship services. At the time of communion, an usher will direct you. Those not yet communing may come forward for a blessing.

Children are welcome in worship at St. Peder’s: Activity bags for small children can be found in the entrance hall. Children are also welcome in the nursery, which is staffed during 9:00 a.m. worship by member volunteers.

Faith Formation: All members and visitors are welcome to participate in Christian education classes. During the traditional school year, youth and children’s faith formation classes are offered at 9:00 a.m. Sunday School does not meet on the first Sunday of the month. Families are encouraged to take communion together during the Worship service. St. Peder’s also has a library and hosts book discussions, a Pub Theology group, an Adult Faith Formation group (that meets at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings) and occasional Summer Faith Forums.

Fellowship: Members and visitors are encouraged to come to the fellowship hall following 9:00 a.m. worship for an informal fellowship gathering. Fair trade coffee and a variety of treats are served by member volunteers.