We gathered for our yearly congregational meeting on November 10, 2019 and as a community gave our blessing for ministries occurring in 2020. Check out the highlights of the meeting below. The pastors shared thoughts that St. Peter’s is now at a time when we are exploring new ideas about the mission and stewardship of…
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This Sunday is a special day. We gather for worship with one combined Traditional service at 9am in the sanctuary and one combined New Day service at 9am in the Family Life center. The Annual Meeting begins at 10:30 am. Sunday School for children and youth begins at 10:30am “Indeed they cannot die anymore, because…
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Rev. Craig Ross
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Sunday, December 1, 4:00 p.m. – Voices of the Valley — A local favorite, this holiday concert is not to be missed. Voices of the Valley presents an evening of beautiful music in our beautiful Sanctuary to put you in the Christmas spirit.
Thursday December 5, 2019 7:00 p.m. — A special program of the Mennonite Children’s Chorus of Lancaster will be held in the sanctuary here at St. Peter’s on Thursday, December 5th. While not an official program of the 2018-2019 Musical Arts Series, this program promises to be one full of excellent singing by the young people from the Lancaster area. Come to support the future of music-making and engagement in the arts.
Personal Care Kits for Recovery Houses — We will be assembling personal care kits for the holidays to support individuals living at two local recovery houses, White Deer Run (males) and Vantage House (women and children up to 12). Please support this project by donating new items for these kits: towels and washcloths (preferably dark colors); shampoo and body wash; deodorant; combs and brushes; body lotions; underwear for men (boxers), women and children; and socks for men, women, and children. In addition, books and board games would be appreciated. Donation boxes will be located in the Narthex and at the New Day entrance. Join us for light lunch as we assemble the kits on Sunday, December 8th after the 10:45 service.
This year St. Peter’s will be hosting the Manheim Township Ministerium Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. There is a rich history of having this service at St. Peter’s and sharing leadership roles with pastors, priests, and deacons from other churches in the area. It is a time where our community can gather together in a new and different way. We will be collecting an offering during the service which will go to the Manheim Township Reduced and Free Lunch program. Come worship, engage in contemplation and prayers of Thanksgiving to our God who provides all things, and give a gift that ensures a good meal goes to one of our neighborhood kids.
Be sure to check out the Bulletin Board for new “Job” Postings. We have some specific committees that need members and the details are on the board — Stewardship, Long Range Planning, Global Service Ministry and Nursery. Please contact Betsy Linn for more information: email@example.com.
Please join us for our second Craft Show on Saturday, November 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. This event will consist of Crafters and Vendors and their unique creations made lovingly by hand. Bring your friends and family and shop in a relaxed and festive atmosphere! You’ll find something for you and everyone else on your Christmas list! Food will also be available for purchase.
St. Peter’s Arts Hallway display is highlighting some items that will be available at the Craft Show to be held on Saturday, November 30th.. The following people from St. Peter’s are displaying some of their items: Kathy Groff – cards, Linda Siems – table runners, Movita Groff and Kim Sterner – jewelry and scarfs, Rachel Shaffer – paper ornaments, and Sandy Shattuck – rustic pillows and crocheted items for women and children. Please come and take a look at the beautiful hand-made items!
If you are interested in being an acolyte for our Traditional services, please contact Sister Dottie Almoney at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be putting together an acolyte training in the future. Parents and small children are also encouraged to help with this important ministry. Please prayerfully consider helping.
The Jubilate Choir Christmas Season starts this week. Go to www.stpeterslutheran.org/jubilate-choir/ to learn more and to sign up your 1st- 5th grader to participate in leading worship and learning more about the Christian faith through music. We will be practicing to sing at the 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service. Come join us!
The Just for Fun Group will meet on Saturday, November 16th, at 6:00 p.m. for conversation, appetizers, desserts and planning our 2020 calendar of events. Dennis and Louise Sitler, 112 Red Fox Lane, Lititz will be hosting this event. A sign-up sheet and directions will be posted on the bulletin board next to the Nursery Room.