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 Pastor DeWayne Teig; milestone and education coordinator, Miriam Bjornstad; visitation minister, Jim Daack; office manager, Sharon Cruse; church musician, Kristine Fishler, choir director, Ann Gile; and custodians - Angie & Steve Puls, and Danny Shafer. We also have an intern from Wartburg Seminary - currently serving is Tawanda Murinda.
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.
Beginning September 16 & 17
Traditional Worship Service
Sunday School, Confirmation, Adult Forum - Table Talk
Rally Day will take place on September 10th. There will be one worship service at 9:00 am. Following the conclusion of the service at 10:15, there will be Sunday School Registration, Blessing of the Backpacks, Interactive Story Telling, and Confirmation Orientation. Please join us for a meal served by the Youth Board after worship or following Sunday School at 11:00 am.
The Owls group normally meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 11:30. Our next lunch will be September 13th.
We enjoy a light lunch together, share a devotion, and relax with conversation. This group is for any woman who has lost a husband, recently or years ago. It is a time for sharing, fellowship, and support.
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, September 16th at 8 a.m.
Men's Breakfast meets the last Saturday of the month. Our next meeting will be September 30th at 8 a.m.
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 September 15th . Please join us and bring a friend! Contact Jim Daack for more information at (563) 580-0860.
The Women's Evening Bible Study group meets once a month. Our next gathering is Thursday, September 21st at 7 p.m.
There is also an afternoon Women's Bible Study that meets on September 28th at 1:30.
Download this month's church newsletter from the Bellringer archive page.