About us

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You are welcomed here at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Here, you will find the word of God preached and taught in purity. When you worship with us, you will find yourself part of a family that cares, supports, and prays for each other.  We are a church that is part of a heritage that goes to the apostles of Jesus and engages our community today.

You are important to us. We care about YOU because God loves you. You can be a blessing to your family.  With our members, you have the opportunity to grow your faith in God, our Father, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. We want to be a blessing to you.

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What we believe

We are Lutherans.
We believe that the Bible is God's perfect Word.  We are not free to add to it, or take away from it.
Because we believe in God's Word --because we are Lutheran Christians-- we believe specific things about God and the world we live in.
We believe God is Triune. He is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe Jesus is God's son. He was true man and true God.
We believe Jesus died for the sins of the whole world and gives eternal life to all who believe and confess him as their Savior.
Grace alone means that God loves, forgives, and saves us not because of who we are or what we do, but because of the work of Christ.
Faith alone means that we do not make ourselves right with God by doing anything. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.
Scripture alone means that the Bible is God's perfect Word. It is the only authority for Christian teaching.

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History of St. Peter's

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1878: Some German farmers from Hamburg, Minnesota decided to go west about 35 miles to the open prairie land. 

May 20,1878: The first known service of any kind was held at the home of Christian Buerkle Sr. with an attendance of 20 people. It was conducted by Pastor Heinrich Albrecht from Penn Township. Moltke Township was the last township to be organized in Sibley County.

July 12,1879: The Congregation was organized with 9 members signing the constitution. They met in homes of members every few weeks.

July 17,1891: The first church was built. It was dedicated by Pastor Landeck from Hamburg MN.

September 29,1889: More families had moved to the area. At the meeting they decided a new, bigger church had to be built. Dimensions should be 36 ft by 60 ft by 20 ft high with an altar niche and a 90 ft steeple.

June 1,1890: The cornerstone was laid. This church with several additions is still in use today.

1910: A Vogelpohl organ was purchased for $1200 and still in use at the present time.

1924: It was decided to raise the church and put in a full basement to fulfil the need for social gatherings and meetings.

1929: For the 50th Anniversary, the interior was remodeled: removing balconies on the east & west sides, installing a new hardwood floor, pulpit and pews.

1940: The church, both schools, parsonage & teacherage were wired for electricity.

1946: The interior walls were covered with Nu-Wood and stained glass windows were installed.

Jan 1,1972: Otto & Annie Jaus died in a car accident and gave some money to the church which was used to construct the South entry in 1972.

Men's Club wanted more room for their Sausage & Pancake meal and decided to give money for that project. The kitchen was enlarged including the sacristy above it and a larger entry at the northwest corner.

2003: New addition on north end included new furnace, new kitchen, ramps into church & basement, accessible bathrooms, new entry, storage for banners & altar paraments and a meeting room. 

Jan 4,2004 The new addition was dedicated. ~by Lois Bode, Historian