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Eastpointe in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, September 3, 2018
1. St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription. Erin Township's German immigrants first worshipped together in a log church amid an oak forest in 1846. The following year the Reverend John Friedrich Winkler helped organize St. Peter's church as a "country church" near Detroit. This is the third building occupied by the congregation. Dedicated in 1950, the church and school were designed by Merritt and Cole and are fine mid-twentieth century interpretations of the Neo-Gothic style. The church bells were brought from the congregation's second church, which stood two blocks south of here from 1859 to 1950. The adjacent cemetery was dedicated in 1888.
 
Erected 2001 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2093.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 28.017′ N, 82° 57.355′ W. Marker is in Eastpointe, Michigan, in Macomb County. Marker is at the intersection of Gratiot Avenue (State Highway 3) and Aurora Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Gratiot Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23000 Gratiot Avenue, Eastpointe MI 48021, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as
St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 3, 2018
2. St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church and Marker
the crow flies. Immanuel Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. mile away); Erin-Warren Fractional District No. 2 School (approx. 0.4 miles away); The John Theisen House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Warren Township District No. 4 School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Bunert-Weier Farm (approx. 2.7 miles away); Sacred Heart Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fractional District No. 9 School (approx. 3.3 miles away); Shore Line Interurban Railway (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastpointe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Our History. Brief church history on the church's website. (Submitted on October 10, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

2. Historic Eastpointe Church Celebrates 170 Years. Article describing the church's history as well as events planned for the 170th anniversary. (Submitted on October 10, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
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St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 3, 2018
3. St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Plaque text:
St. Peter's
Evangelical Church
Founded 1841
St. Peter's Lutheran School image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 3, 2018
4. St. Peter's Lutheran School
Plaque text:
St. Peter's Lutheran School
1850     2000
"Come unto me..."
(Matt. 11:28)
St. Peter's Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 3, 2018
5. St. Peter's Cemetery
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By Joel Seewald, September 3, 2018
6. More Plaques in Front of the Church
Top text:
St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran
Missouri Synod
East Detroit, Michigan
Founded 1847
Led by the Spirit
1972
[Eastpointe was called East Detroit until 1992.]

Bottom text:
St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church
Shouts of Joy Thanks to God
1845 2005
150 years of grace and history
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 10, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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