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Luther Rose

3D Church
Grove St. and Mercer Ave.
North Plainfield, NJ 07060
(908) 754-0530

An ELCA Congregation

A Reconciling in Christ Congregation

Richard J. Kiesling, Vice-Pastor

Pastor Gunnar Anderson retires. Read his letter to the congregation.

Pastor Anderson's farewell sermon

Some photos from Fellowship Time after Pastor Anderson's final service.

Photo Album

Spring Fling! Linda Russell.

Read Pastor Anderson's special sermon given at the memorial service for our late Pastor Emeritus J. Edward Gonzalez.

Through the Years...

St. Peter's Lutheran Church began serving the community of North Plainfield in 1892, over 100 years ago! There were only about a dozen major roads in the borough, and people often traveled an hour or more by foot or horse and carriage just to come to church. The church has come through many things since then, both joys and setbacks, including wars, the Depression, and even a disasterous fire in 1946. We have survived and thrived, and are still here!

Our Church remains an important part of our lives, because the GOOD NEWS that God, through Christ, loves us, forgives us, and is always with us means so much. Church is also a wonderful way to met people, to strengthen family relationships, and to become involved in the community.


We consider St. Peter's "THE WELCOME PLACE". We are always so pleased to share the Lord's Word and our fellowship with new friends. If you do not have a church home - JOIN US!


Alternative Worship Service8:30 AM
Sunday Church School9:15 AM
Adult Forum9:15 AM
Worship Service10:30 AM
(Self Service Nursery with
Sound System available
at both services)
Fellowship TimeAfter Worship

The LORD'S SUPPER is celebrated on the first, third, and fifth Sunday of each month, as well as festival days.

Summer Schedule (late June - early September)...

  • Sunday Worship................9:30 AM


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What's Happening...

Adult Choir, Women of the ELCA (WELCA), Lutheran Men in Mission, Vacation Church School, New Member Classes, Nursing Home Programs, Outreach to Seniors and Shut-ins, Spring Fling, and Support of our Mission Project in Chile (EPES)

Take a look at our Photo Album, showing some of the people and events in the life of St. Peter's.

Read Karen Anderson's April 1996 letter, her November 1997 letter, or her Fall 1998 letter describing her many recent activities.

Friendly Messenger...

Read highlights of our newsletter the Friendly Messenger.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call St. Peter's Lutheran Church:

CHURCH OFFICE...............(908) 754-0530

Selected Sermons

What Is a Lutheran?

A Lutheran is a Christian who believes in God the Father, Creator or Maker; Jesus Christ the Son, Redeemer or Savior; and the Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier or Helper and guide in life.

We take our name from Martin Luther, a priest who lived in Germany from 1483-1546. He became the key figure in the period of history known as the Reformation. As a young man, Luther was frightened of God. for the church taught that each person had to do things or pay money to earn God's favor. Luther, realizing that he was not a perfect person (as none of us are), knew that he could never do enough or pay enough to deserve God's love. And if not, then what? Eternal condemnation and punishment! A pretty scary thought.

Bible verses such as "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God" made all the difference in the world to Luther. This verse is really a good summary of what it is to be a Lutheran. Since God's love and forgiveness come to us as free gifts, we can live serving God not fearfully because we have to but gratefully because we want to.


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