St. Peter Lutheran Church
4713 150 Ave SE
Leonard, ND 58052
701.347.4147

 

Worship Services:
10:30 am Sundays

Sunday School: 
10 am Sundays

We are located just a short 35 minute drive from Fargo, ND and 15 minutes from Casselton. We look forward to your visit. View Map

 

St. John Lutheran Church
14499 42nd St SE
Embden, ND 58079
701.347.4147

Worship Services: 
9 am Sundays

Sunday School:  
10 am Sundays

History of St. Peter Lutheran Church

The real history of Lutheranism in the Red River Valley is closely woven about three outstanding characters: The Lutheran Pioneer, his faithful wife and the pioneering Lutheran pastor. Hardly had these Lutheran pioneers come to the end of the trail in a strange and unoccupied land, scarcely had the tar-papered shanties between erected to dot the level countryside, when the church also began to take shape. These pioneers had brought their religion with them. The Bible, hymn book, Catechism, and prayerbook were their most cherished possessions. On the trail of these Lutheran pioneers came the Lutheran pastor, at times on foot, then again by horse, but never far behind. No amount of hardship and suffering could discourage him in his labors of love, for he had dedicated his life to the building of the Kingdom of God on the frontiers of a new nation.

Those early pioneers made church history. We, their children, honor and appreciate their noble and heroic efforts put forth under most primitive and trying circumstances. In this spirit, we dedicate this brief history of our congregation to the memory of those generations who have gone before us, and may present, as well as future generations, find in these pages a source of inspiration to carry forward the still unfinished task of building the walls of Zion in our community to the glory of God. - taken from St. Peter Lutheran Centennial book

Pastors who have served our congregations

1997 Fargo Forum Article