NOTE: During this time of No In-Church Worship Services, please feel free to click on this Youtube link and hear Worship Services by Pastor Kristi Ursin.
ELCA – Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America resulted form a union of three North American Lutheran church bodies: The American Lutheran Church, the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, and the Lutheran Church of America. The three churches agreed to unite in 1982. They formed a 70-member Commission for a New Lutheran Church, which planned the merger. The plan was approved by church conventions in 1986, and the ELCA Constituting Convention was held April 30-May 3, 1987, with the church actually beginning operations on January 1, 1988.
For more information on the Evangelical Lutheran Church of American (ELCA) please go to www.elca.org.
Saint Peter Statistical Information – Saint Peter has 838 baptized and 630 confirmed members. Average attendance is 150 per week.
Information you may find helpful
How do I join? – Saint Peter receives new members two times a year, usually in May and September; however, these dates do change from time to time. If you wish to become a member, please contact the Parish Administrator. We will put you in touch with our pastor and also add you to our mailing and prospective lists. There will be an information sheet to fill out, and we request that you contact your previous congregation to let them know you would like a transfer or release. If you have no prior membership, please inform the office. All potential new members are asked to attend three one-hour orientation sessions before joining.
How do I get myself or my child baptized? – Baptism at Saint Peter is a sacrament and, as such, takes place during one of our regular worship services. If you wish to set up a baptism, please contact the Parish Administrator. We request that parents or individuals attend a pre-baptism class with the pastor prior to baptism. There is no fee for a baptism. However the cost of baptism is choosing to accept responsibility for the promise made at baptism.
How do I get married at Saint Peter? – First consideration is given to members of Saint Peter or a son or daughter of a member. Non members are required to attend worship at St. peter at least four times one month prior to their wedding. An initial contact is made with the Parish Administrator, who will check the calendar for availability. You will be asked to come and get a copy of the wedding guidelines booklet at our church office. A $50 deposit is required from non-members to hold your wedding date open. Other expenses, such as organist, custodial services, etc., are due one week prior to the wedding.