As a member congregation of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, St. Peters Lutheran Church is consistent with the Synod’s beliefs on marriage. We believe that marriage is a sacred union of one man and one woman (Gen. 2:24-25), and that God gave marriage as a picture of the relationship between Christ and His bride the Church (Eph. 5:32). The official position of The LCMS, as set forth in 1998 Res. 3 -21 (“To Affirm the Sanctity of Marriage and to Reject Same-Sex Unions”), is that homosexual
unions come under categorical prohibition in the Old and New Testaments (Lev. 18:22,24; 20:13; 1 Cor. 6:9-10; 1 Tim. 1:9-10) as contrary to the Creator’s design (Rom. 1:26-27). These positions and beliefs can be found on the LCMS website, along with other statements, papers and reports on the subject of homosexuality and same-sex civil unions and “marriage.” Our staff will not officiate over any marriages inconsistent with these beliefs, and our church property may not be used for any marriage ceremony, reception or other activity that would be inconsistent with our beliefs and this policy.
If you are planning a wedding in our Church, click here for the Wedding information sheet.
In the case of the death of a family member, please contact the Pastor immediately at 269-278-8415 to talk about arrangements.
We can also assist in helping you to pre-plan your funeral.
This can be a tremendous gift you can give to your loved ones, so that they know what your wishes were in regards to music, Scripture, etc. At a time when it is difficult to make decisions, any decision you are able to make ahead of time will help.
Click here to open the Pre-Plan form
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39