are welcomed here at St. Peter's Lutheran Church and School. 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
about each other and supports each other and prays for each other. On
our website you will find information about our services, ways we serve
with service opportunities, and events. We are a church that is part of
a heritage that goes to the apostles of Jesus and engages our community.
are important to us. We care about you because God loves you. You can
be a blessing to your family, with our members, and grow in your faith
in God, our Father, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the Holy
Spirit. We want to be a blessing to you.
|What We Believe
are Lutherans. We believe that the Bible is God's perfect Word. Because
we at St. Peter's Lutheran Church and School believe this it shapes our
faith and life. We are not free to add to it, or take away from it.
we believe in God's Word, because we are Lutheran Christians, we
believe specific things about God and the world we live in.
believe God is Triune, that he is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe Jesus is God's son and he was true man and true God.
We believe Jesus died for the sin of the whole world and gives eternal
life to all who believe and confess his as their savior.
we believe is summed up by the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther, the
reformer of Germany.
Grace alone means
that God loves the people of the world, and does everything for us, so
that we will be with him.
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.
means that the Bible is God's perfect Word. It is the only authority
for Christian teaching.
1878 some German farmers from Hamburg, Minnesota decided to go west
about 35 miles to the open prairie land. The first known service of any
kind was held on May 20,1878 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.
According to minutes, the Congregation was organized July 12,1879 with
9 members signing the constitution. They met in homes of members every
few weeks until 1891 when the first church was built. It was dedicated
July 17,1891 by Pastor Landeck from Hamburg MN.
More families moved here and at the September 29,1889 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.
Cornerstone was laid June 1,1890. This church with several additions is
still in use today.
1910-A Vogelpohl organ was purchased for $1200 and still in use at the
In 1924 it was decided to raise the church and put in a full basement
to fulfil the need for social gatherings and meetings.
For the 50th Anniversary in 1929 the interior was remodeled, removing
balconies on the east & west sides, install a new hardwood
floor, pulpit and pews.
In 1940 the church, both schools, parsonage & teacherage were
wired for electricity.
The interior walls were covered with Nu-Wood and stained glass windows
were installed in 1946.
Otto & Annie Jaus died in a car accident on Jan 1,1972 and gave
some money to the church which was used to construct the South entry in
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
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.
Dedication was on Jan 4,2004 ~ by Lois Bode, Historian
November of 2013, Rev. Benjamin Rucker began his service to St. Peter's
Lutheran Church & School. A second career pastor, he was a graphic
designer before serving the Lord. He is married and has 5 kids. When he
is not going to and fro with them, he enjoys gaming and drawing.