Our Mission: 

Saved by God's mercy and called by the Holy Spirit,

    we share the Good News of Christ by reaching out in love.

Education Ministries

Christian education is for everyone! The Lutheran tradition puts a high value on Christian education. At St. Peter, some of our particular strengths as a congregation are our Sunday School and Milestone Ministries.


The Board of Christian Education regularly meets at 6:30 on the first Monday of the month. Their responsibiilities include facilitating educational programs, coordinating and equipping volunteers, and planning Sunday School and VBS. If you have questions about any of our church's education ministries, feel free to contact our Education Coordinator, Miriam Bjornstad at mjthywaybj@gmail.com or (563)-663-6558.


Keep reading for specific descriptions of some of our education ministry programs.


Sunday School

9:20-10:15 Sunday mornings from September - May


Spark LogoThe goal of our Sunday School program is to offer meaningful, engaging instruction in the Christian faith. We currently use SPARK! curriculum which has a strong focus on the Bible, helping children to become more familiar with God's Word to build a relationship with Jesus, the Living Word.


All children from age 4 through middle school are invited to join us for Sunday School classes which run from 9:20 - 10:15 a.m. each Sunday from September - May.



One of our newest education ministries is a play group for the youngest in our congregation. If you have a child who is not quite old enough for regular classes, come join our Splash Play Group for children age 3 or younger. This group is for both parents and children. Talk to Amy Welter for more information about play group. (alwelter1@mchsi.com)


Milestone Ministry

Milestone Ministry is an intentional partnership in ministry between a child's parents and sponsors, and the congregation, throughout the young person's growing years.

Our Milestones are bases on the Baptismal promises parents made when they brought their child to receive God's grace in the gift of baptism. Milestones are way to help parents fulfill those promises.

  • Holy Baptism
  • Entrance into Sunday School (usually age four)
  • Lord's Prayer (first grade)
  • First Communion (second grade)
  • First Bible (third grade)
  • We Believe: The Apostle's Creed (fourth grade)
  • Serving the Lord (fifth grade)
  • Entry into Confirmation Ministry (sixth grade)
  • Affirmation of Baptism (Reformation Sunday, usually ninth grade)
  • High School Graduation (twelfth grade)

For more detailed information about our Milestone Ministry, please contact Miriam Bjornstad (Education Coordinator) at mjthywaybj@gmail.com.




Confirmation is for all students in 6th through 8th grade. 


Vacation Bible School


Our Vacation Bible School is the last week of June 2019. Watch for details as the date approaches. Contact person is Miriam Bjornstad, Education Coordinator

 mjthywaybj@gmail.com (563)-663-6558


Camp Ewalu

Brochures about this summer’s activities at Camp EWALU are available in the church office You can register on-line at campewalu.campbrainregistration.com.




New Member Orientation


All are welcome to visit St. Peter at any time or to get involved with any of the ministries going on here. If you are interested in becoming a member of this congregation, we'd love to have you! For information about joining, please call the church office, 583-0860.





Worship With Us!


4:30 p.m.



8:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.


Holy Communion is
celebrated at all services.


Office Hours


9 am – 5 pm


9 am – 1 pm


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