St. Peter’s This Summer

We continue our online worship for the time being. Please view our building safety protocols and our weekly update as we move toward reopening.

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Welcome in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Whether we are worshipping, learning, gathering for fellowship, or serving, we do so in Jesus’ name. We would love for you to find out more about the ministries of St. Peter’s.

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  • BUILDING USE IN GREEN PHASE

    As Lancaster County enters green phase, our St. Peter’s facilities are becoming more open. Details about what to expect when visiting the St. Peter’s campus are available in the June 24 Weekly Update

  • LIVE STREAMING WORSHIP

    Please join us for worship each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. for Church @ Home. Worship features our Lutheran liturgy, prayers for the community, a sermon from one of the      rostered leaders, music from our staff musicians, Adam Lefever Hughes and Erik Teichmann, as well as special  music from members of our congregation. Be church together on Sundays at 10:45 a.m.  https://www.stpeterslutheran.org/live/

  • WEEKLY UPDATES

    In an effort to keep you as up-to-date as possible, we will be offering weekly updates on news from St. Peter’s. We hope it will help you stay connected to the variety of moving parts in our congregational life and      ministries. Please watch the church website every Wednesday afternoon at approximately 4:00 p.m., for a short article updating news around the church for the week.  It is our attempt to keep you connected to “all things St. Peter’s” and the continual unfolding and developing of congregational life in a digital world.

  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – COVID-19

    Beginning in May, Lancaster County and the state of Pennsylvania have raised questions about “opening up” businesses and locations in and around the state. With some shifts in phases of Covid-19 response, the church leadership wanted to offer some answers to frequently asked questions. Visit https://www.stpeterslutheran.org/2020/05/frequently-asked-questions-covid-19-opening-up/

  • OFFERING CHECKS

    Under the current pandemic situation, and with concern about having frequent meetings of the group of money counters, the financial secretaries are handling the money counting every other Monday.  The mail is checked every day and checks are  placed in our drop safe until the financial secretaries are in the office to handle it. That is the reason for the delay.  For the foreseeable future, we are planning on continuing to do money counting this way, realizing it can add a delay to the timing for checks to clear. We hope you understand and can appreciate the need for caution during this time.  Our suggestion is to give any check to the church some time (1 to 3 weeks) before it clears before getting too concerned. Please continue to feel free to contact the church with any concerns or questions.

  • PORTALS OF PRAYER

    The church has received the current “Portals of Prayer” devotional booklets for July – September. If you are interested in receiving one, please contact Sandy Shattuck at sandy.shattuck@stpeterslutheran.org and she will mail a booklet to you. You may also call the church office and leave a message with your address, as someone is checking phone messages each day.  We also have several “Portals of Prayer” for April – June if you would also like to receive that issue.

  • SAFE CHURCH UPDATE

    Be aware our safe church committee continues to meet to discuss what is needed to safely open up the church when we are able to gather. We are collecting information from the CDC, WHO, Department of Homeland Security and the  Pennsylvania Department of Health. We are also following the guidelines of the Governor’s office.  

     

  • UPDATES TO THE CHURCH DIRECTORY

    Sometime in the next few months, you will be receiving a call from either a staff member or a volunteer asking to update your family’s information. The goal is to establish an accurate membership role. It is part of the important strategic plan that is being developed.  If you receive a message, please respond, it is important to our future!

  • SIGN UP TO BE PART OF A VIRTUAL SMALL GROUP

    St. Peter’s staff members are leading Zoom small groups, and would like you to be part of their group. Go to https://www.stpeterslutheran.org/virtual-groups-signup/ to sign up for a group. Are you in desire for a small group you don’t see listed? Reach out to one of your church leaders  today and brainstorm with them about how we can be church together!

     

     

  • ST. PETER’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL

    Are you longing for a  music moment with Adam Lefever Hughes? Did you hear about Christine Healy’s Yoga video, but you missed them in May? No worries, you can catch these videos and many more on our YouTube Channel! Visit and explore by going to: https://www.youtube.com/c/stpeterslutheranlancaster

From our Blog

Read sermons, view videos, get devotions, or learn about upcoming events at St. Peter's.

Weekly Update for July 1

News from St. Peter’s: July 1, 2020 Hi Folks – here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s. Worship in our Sanctuary We continue to make preparations for in-person worship in our church building, starting with the church sanctuary.  The pieces we must have in place to safely offer in-person worship in…

July 2020 Herald

This month’s Herald is available for download Inside This Issue . . . Worship Schedule – 2 Safe Church Protocol – 2 United Lutheran Seminary – 4 Adult Christian Ed. – 5 Committees – 6 Worship & Music – 9 Groups & Events – 9 Pastoral Letters – 10 St. Peter’s Kids – 13 Youth…

Almost But Not Yet

Resurrection is about a new bodily life in this world and for this world.  What they (Gospel writers) are saying is that the resurrection of Jesus means that God’s new creation has begun, and therefore we have a job to do.  Our calling then in the light of Easter is to be as it were…

Devotions @ Home

Welcome to the next edition of Devotions@Home. As usual, the daily selection of readings is below. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday’s readings are a continuation of the themes from worship the previous Sunday. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday’s readings lead us into the coming Sunday. This may be a new way to cultivate a habit of reading…

Pentecost 4 Preview

The welcome of baptism is for all God’s children. This baptismal gift sets us free form the power of sin and death in today’s gospel, christ promises that the disciple who gives a cup of cold water to the little ones serves Christ himself. From worship we are sent on our baptismal mission: to serve…

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Meet our Leaders

Our leaders would love to meet you. Find out more about them and their faith!

  • Rev. Craig Ross
    Rev. Craig Ross

    Senior Pastor

  • Rev. Sarah Teichmann
    Rev. Sarah Teichmann

    Pastor of Christian Formation

  • Sister Dottie Almoney
    Sister Dottie Almoney

    Director of Education & Outreach

Meet all our Staff

How we follow Jesus

Check out how you can get involved!

  • Worship Join us as we worship

    Whether it is traditional or praise, youth-oriented or sagely-focused, worship is the community called and gathered in Jesus’ name.

  • LearnDeepen your faith today

    The Lutheran tradition is firmly rooted in education, and we believe a healthy study of the Bible is an essential companion to a faith grounded in worship and prayer.

  • GatherCome and see

    Christian fellowship occurs when two or more Christians are in one another’s company. And when they are, great and holy things occur.

  • ServeFind out how you can bless others

    We invite you to join us as we seek to serve our community and world. Check out how you may be part of God’s work in the world and your neighborhood today.

  • Join our Family