In 1856, the first German immigrants settled east of Watertown. They held their first church service in the spring of 1867 at Mud Lake public school. A log church was erected in 1868. St. Peter Lutheran Church was formally organized August 3, 1873 and adopted a constitution. The first parsonage was erected in 1887 and a new gothic church building was built in 1890 to accommodate a growing congregation.
The old log church served as a school until 1902 when a new school was erected at the same location. The present church structure was built in 1914 with a 70 ft. steeple and pipe organ on 2 acres of land purchased on the west side of the cemetery. It has been remodeled several times. In 1978, the present parsonage was built. A Sunday school addition was completed and dedicated in 1982.
The first called teacher was installed in 1918 and a teacherage erected where the 1890 church stood. The school was moved in 1919 to where the present parsonage stands. Sunday school began in September of 1968 and the following year, St. Peter parochial school consolidated with St. Paul’s in Watertown.
In 2001, a new school building along County Rd. 10 in Watertown was dedicated bringing a close to the St. Paul-St. Peter school connected to St. Paul’s. The new school was named Christ Community Lutheran School and draws students from several area churches.
St Peter Lutheran Church is affiliated with LCMS.
We believe the Bible is God’s Word to the world and is the final authority for faith and life.
(II Timothy 3:15-17)
We believe that the Triune God revealed in Scripture is a loving God, who desires that all people be saved.
(John 3:16, Matthew 28:19)
We believe that all people are sinners by nature, who daily fall short of God’s requirements.
(Romans 3:23, I Corinthians 12:3)
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, our Lord and Savior, who has redeemed us from sin so that we may live in His kingdom forever.
(Colossians 2:9, I Timothy 2:5)
We believe that God invites YOU to receive Jesus as your personal Savior and become a Child of God.
(John 1:12, Revelation 3:20)