This week we start to see Jesus in action, calling disciples and foretelling great things to come. This week’s readings also feature the calling of Samuel and Psalm 139. The Psalm, reminds us that God knows us intimately, our going in our coming out, our rising and our resting. Jesus is shown to have similar…
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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, a children’s sermon, 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/
Due to the recommendations by Governor Wolf in December, we have cancelled all in-person group meetings at church. Staff scheduling will also be staggered in the office and we ask that all persons who wish to come to the office to call beforehand. Watch our e-news, Facebook and website for up to date Covid-19 information and how it affects St. Peter’s.
Please watch the church website https://www.stpeterslutheran.org 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 of congregational life in a digital world. You’ll find updates on worship life, new Zoom groups that are beginning, news from the broader church and how it affects our lives together, and service opportunities that may present themselves within our church and out in our community.
In light of concerns regarding the security of mailed offerings and gifts, the church has opened a post office box. You may continue to address your mail to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 10 Delp Road, Lancaster, PA 17601 or mail to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 5061, Lancaster, PA 17601.
January Pub Theology will meet by zoom on Wednesday, January 20th at 7:00 p.m. – watch for details and topic closer to the time. Contact Sister Dottie at email@example.com for a zoom invite if this is your first time!
We are taking a brief respite from the Book of Exodus, to discuss the theme of “Christian Denominations in America”, for the month of January and a few Wednesdays into February. Do you wonder why Catholics have nuns? … do you wonder why Presbyterians believe in pre-destination? … do you wonder what the two-tiered version of heaven that Mormons talk about really means? Do you wonder whether there is anything that Unitarians will not sign up for in terms of religious belief? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this six-week study may be perfect for you. Consider joining us on Wednesday mornings. We will return to the second half of the Book of Exodus in the last weeks of February. Our January schedule looks like this: January 6 – Roman Catholicism; January 13 – Orthodox & Anglicanism; January 20 – Presbyterianism & Methodism; January 27 – Anabaptists & Baptists. We meet on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 a.m. At the moment we are still meeting through the Zoom digital platform. It is never too late to join in the fun. Join us to brush up on your Bible, and enjoy some faith conversation about God, scripture and the world in which we live. Contact Pastor Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Pastor Sarah on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. for a relaxed 30-40 minute Bible Study where we look to the scripture connected to the upcoming Sunday. These are online zoom gatherings. For more information, please contact Pastor Sarah at email@example.com
Sunday, January 3 – Daily Discipleship, “Grace Upon Grace”, led by Pastor Sarah; Sunday, January 10 – Simply Christian Introduction, N.T. Wright Simply Christian Series, led by Pr. Craig; Sunday, January 17 – Daily Discipleship, “Following the Lamb of God”, led by Sister Dottie; Sunday, January 24 – Simply Christian Introduction: Justice & Spirituality, N.T. Wright Series, led by Pr. Craig; Sunday, January 31 – Daily Discipleship, “Following the Master Teacher” led by Pr. Sarah
HAPPY NEW YEAR from the Prayer Chain!! During 2021, we thought it would be fun to introduce you to some of our members and give you a little history of the Chain. Our hope is by seeing names of folks you know are involved in the Chain, you might ask them questions about the chain and decide to join us (and learn a bit about us) at the same time. These are some of our active members of the chain: Thelma Aurand, Ena Marie Banks, Marsha Chamberlain, Patti Courtois, June Crisp, Don Deibler, Cindy Geesey, Ginny Gerhart (co-chair), Shirley Gorner, Art Grimm, Nancy LeFevre, Becky Lutz, Betsy McConnell, Cindy Miley, Linda Montgomery, Angela Moshos (co-chair), Christine Ponti, Janet Roberts, Pastor Craig Ross (rostered leader advisor), Shirley Schlener, Nancy Shimer, Louise Sitler, Christine Smith, Margaret Strausser, Pastor Sarah Teichmann, Jennifer Schlener-Thomas, Josephine Tietbohl, Mike Wildasin. Our wonderful church secretary Sandy, also prays most of our requests. A few active members chose not to have their participation in the chain public. If you didn’t know some of these folks were on the chain, then we are doing our jobs correctly. All requests are treated with respect, sensitivity and privacy. If you have ever put in a request through the chain, these are the folks that are praying for you. If you have any questions about membership in the chain, please contact Ginny Gerhart at or Angela Moshos. “Be still and know that l am God” Psalm 46:10
We will be having classes for visitors who would like to consider becoming members of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church On March 7th and March 14th. The first session will focus on meeting the pastors and fellow new members. The second session will focus on ministries of the church. To find out more contact Pastor Sarah Teichmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may all the church at 717-569-9211.
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Hi Folks. Here are some news items for the coming week. LIVE STREAM WORSHIP THIS WEEK This Sunday, January 17, we will worship in the sanctuary via Live-stream at our usual time of 10:45 a.m. at https://www.stpeterslutheran.org/live. We continue the season of Epiphany, and our “Light” emphasis. We will also feature a Zoom video of…
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Rev. Craig Ross
Rev. Sarah Teichmann
Pastor of Christian Formation
Sister Dottie Almoney
Director of Education & Outreach