St. Peter Lutheran Church is located 23 miles northwest of Fredericksburg, Texas, in the picturesque Doss Valley, a rural community settled in the mid-1800s. Our congregation was founded in 1896 when the pioneers (mostly German Lutherans) saw the need for people of faith to have a place to worship. With more and more families homesteading in this beautiful Hill Country, a magnificent, native stone sanctuary was completed in 1913.

Since 1905, St. Peter Lutheran Church and Christ Lutheran Church of Cherry Spring have called one pastor to serve these two rural parishes. Because of the growing families and the vital continuation of Christian education, a large, split-level Parish Hall was built in 1947. The building contains a modern kitchen, office, Adult Bible Class and Children’s Sunday School Class areas and rest rooms.

The Doss School (grades kindergarten through eight) is located across the street from the church and the new “Doss Country Store” is a short distance away. Our congregation recently purchased a beautiful brick parsonage (3 bedrooms, 2 baths) in Fredericksburg, in an established subdivision near the Fredericksburg Elementary School.

We have the characteristics of farming and ranching community with the population accelerating during the whitetail deer and turkey hunting season. Fishing and swimming are enjoyed in the spring-fed streams in the community. Our members (some third and fourth generations of the founders) are dedicated to the growth of our congregation, taking pride in our church buildings, grounds and cemetery, and are in the process of installing an elevator in the Parish Hall.

Our congregation welcomes all the peoples in the community and surrounding areas by scheduling special, interfaith services, always well-attended and resulting in a feeling of unity and fellowship. The members of St. Peter Lutheran Church have had a rich legacy of faith and tradition for over a century and with the privilege of living in God’s Grace, look forward with joy and anticipation to the future.