Welcome to St. Peter Lutheran Church! We're glad you're here!
St. Peter is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), located in Dubuque, Iowa. That means we do ministry as part of a wider church of four million Lutherans in the United States. As an ELCA congregation, we believe all are welcome, including you!
We come together to worship God with music, preaching, prayer, and Holy Communion each weekend. We have a year-round Saturday service at 4:30 pm, and Sunday morning services at 9:00 during the summer and at 8:15 and 10:30 during the school year.
You're invited to join us at any worship service. You don't need to be a Lutheran, have church experience, or even consider yourself a Christian to come and see what God is up to here.
See the Worship page for more information.
At St. Peter, we see Christian education as one of our callings. In addition to Sunday School during the school year, we have a strong Milestone Ministry for families and kids, a great Vacation Bible School week in August, and a variety of study and fellowship groups for adults.
Our staff team includes Interim Pastor Karla Wildberger; milestone and education coordinator, Miriam Bjornstad; visitation minister, Jim Daack; Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator, Tawanda Murinda; office manager, Ranae Forsyth; church musician, Kristine Fishler, choir director, Ann Gile; and custodians - Angie & Steve Puls, and Danny Shafer.
For staff biographies and contact information, see the Staff page.
Our church is governed by eight lay run boards, all of which report to the Parish Planning Council (PPC). Our current PPC Executive Director is Dave Kemp.
The Board of Christian Education is responsible for Sunday School, VBS, adult study groups, and anything else related to the congregation's mission of Christian education.
The Board of Lay Ministry is responsible for congregational fellowship and office/administration related areas of ministry.
The Board of Mission Support is responsible for the congregation's call to be a financial blessing beyond ourselves. As a tithing congregation, we are committed to giving away at least 10% of our budget to ministries outside our walls. The mission support board coordinates giving away budget money and fundraising for other ministries.
The Board of Worship is responsible for coordinating worship services and all the volunteers who make our services happen. More about the worship board.
The Board of Property is responsible for managing and maintaining the physical facilities of the congregation, including the church building and the youth house.
The Board of Evangelical Outreach coordinates ways our congregation reaches beyond itself in mission, including service and outreach opportunities.
The Board of Stewardship administers the congregation's financial resourses, including the budget, operating fund, bequests, and fundraising. More about the stewardship board.
The Board of Youth & Family coordinates youth and family programming for our congregation, working in many areas with the education board. More about youth & family ministry.
Regular Worship Schedule
Traditional Worship Service
Sunday School, Confirmation, & Adult Forum
Traditional Worship Service
Men's Bible Study meets the third Saturday of the month to discuss the lectionary readings for the week. Our next meeting is on Saturday, January 19th 8:00am.
Men's Breakfast normally meets the last Saturday of the month. Our next breakfast will be Saturday, January 26th 8:00am.
Senior Fellowship Lunch meets on the third Friday of the month at 11:30 a.m. All "seniors" are welcome. Our next gathering will be January 18th 2019. Please join us and bring a friend! Contact Jim Daack for more information at (563) 583-0860.
NEW Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke meets twice a month. Our next meetings will be Wednesdays: Jan. 2, 16 and 30 at 5:30. All are welcome!
Women's Bible Study will meet again in the new year. Date and time TBD.
Download this month's church newsletter from the Bellringer archive page.