Holy Week & Easter

Services are at our regular times for Palm/Passion Sunday — 8:30 a.m. at St. Peter in Oran and 10 a.m. at St. John (Buck Creek). Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services are both at St. Peter at 7 p.m. Easter services begin with a 7 a.m. sunrise service at St. John and an 8:30 service at St. Peter. We’ll observe our usual masking and distancing guidelines. And, our Luther League is passing out cinnamon rolls after the services for a freewill donation.


As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are worshipping in-person with the normal mask and distancing guidelines. You are welcome to join us for our regular worship services in person or through the livestreaming of all of our services on our Saints in Mission Facebook page.

We pray for all those who are suffering due to COVID-19 in our community and around the world. We pray for a swift end to this pandemic. Lord, hear our prayer.


We are Saints in Mission — a two-point parish that consists of St. John (Buck Creek), Sumner, Iowa, and St. Peter, Oran, Iowa. 

God is our refuge and strength...

Psalm 46:1 

Today we pray for Kason Judisch and Rick Trotter in their continued recovery. 

Let our prayers rise up

Prayer is not useless. Sometimes it’s all we can do. And it’s more than enough.

Saints in Mission is a caring community of faith that welcomes individuals from all walks of life. You are invited to join us this Sunday for a time of praise, fellowship and contemplation as we celebrate our Savior and explore the mysteries of faith.

Yes, we’re open!

Though our buildings were closed due to COVID-19, the church is its people, and we never closed. Our in-person worship schedule, for now, is at our regular times (8:30 a.m. at St. Peter and 10 a.m. at St. John) with the first and third Sundays in a drive-in/outdoor...

All services and activities remain cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all services and activities remain cancelled for both St. John (Buck Creek) and St. Peter, Oran. The church councils for both congregations will be discussing how reopening will look, but no date for reopening has been set at this time....

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