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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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  • SAFE CHURCH UPDATE

    When will we have indoor worship?  We all are praying for the ability to worship inside our building!  We have been following the guidance of our Bishop – 5% or less positivity test rate and 20 persons or less per 100,000 infections.  April has seen a rise in Covid cases, especially in our school systems. We are nearing herd immunity with the vaccines – we hope everyone takes advantage of getting this important vaccine in order to keep not only yourself safe, but your community safe as well.  Keep watch for updates…. Please know that we  monitor this situation on a daily basis.

     

  • LIVE STREAMING CONTINUES

    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, and music. Be church together on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. https://www.stpeterslutheran.org/live/

     

     

     

  • MISSION CAMPAIGN VIRTUAL TOWN HALL Q & A

    St. Peter’s Members, you should have recently received a pastor’s letter and brochure in the mail on our Mission Campaign over the past several weeks. Each member will soon be receiving a personalized proposal that details the  objectives and projects more in depth as well as asks each member to prayerfully consider what they will give to this mission changing endeavor. If you still have questions after reading through your proposal, we invite you to join us on Sunday, May 2 from 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. for a virtual Mission Campaign Town Hall Q&A. At this meeting, the     vision and goals of our Faith in Our Future campaign will be shared, discussed, and questions   answered. You can join the Zoom at bit.ly/stpeterstownhall. If you have any questions before then, don’t hesitate to reach out to Richie Musser, our campaign consultant, at rmusser@kirbysmith.com. We will celebrate the generosity of our congregation on Sunday, May 16 with a Commitment Blessing during service. Don’t forget to also check out all the incredible “Mission Minute Monday” moments that are available on our YouTube (bit.ly/missionminutemondays) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/stpeterslancaster). Have a “Mission Minute” to share? Contact Jill Emmert at jmemmert@comcast.netJust as past generations have done, we look forward to the future and the incredible opportunities that will arise from our Mission Campaign, and we have the utmost Faith in Our Future!

     

  • MOMS OF YOUNG CHILDREN BIBLE STUDY

    Hey, mothers of young children – come for an hour to do some Bible study and find support from moms just like you. This month we meet in the narthex every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The focus of the next couple of sessions is what it means to be a “woman of valor” and learning how God sees you as valuable and precious. Social distancing and masks are required. For more information, please email Pastor Sarah at sarah.teichmann@stpeterslutheran.org

     

  • PUB THEOLOGY

    Pub Theology will meet on Wednesday May 19th – 6:30 p.m.  at the Dombach Barn, 2060 Ellsworth Road, Lancaster. Bring your own food and drink.  We will have a socially distanced discussion. The topic to be    announced.  RSVP to Sister Dottie at  dottie.almoney@stpeterslutheran.org.

     

  • SPRING CLEAN UP

    It is springtime and time to clean up the church grounds to prepare for our return after COVID.  When?  Saturday, May 15th 8:00 AM to Noon.  We will gather at the church to clean up the grounds and spread mulch in the flower beds. There was no clean-up last year due to COVID restrictions, so the beds really need some attention. Many hands make light work.  So, grab your rake, shovel, or pitchfork-and maybe one to share- and join us!  Our rain-date will be Saturday, May 22nd. Please email Bud Benton at budbenton@comcast.net if you plan to come or have questions.

     

  • WIDOWS GROUP

    Our meetings are continuing monthly and the next meeting will be held on May 25th at 10:30 a.m. in person at the church. As long as the weather is nice, we will plan on meeting under the portico. Otherwise, we will be in the Narthex. Most of us should be vaccinated by then. Please remember your masks! Feel free to contact Betsy Linn with any questions at betsy.linn@stpeterslutheran.org .

     

  • WELCA

    You are invited to come to St. Peter’s on Thursday morning, May 13th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to see each other and renew our friendships. We will meet outdoors so bring a chair and your water or other drink bottle.  Pastor Ross will join us and discuss the benefits and  problems caused by the COVID pandemic. If you need a ride to the church or if you need a chair, please contact Kathy Caldwell or Sally Rager and they will make arrangements for you.

  • ST. PETER’S SOFTBALL TEAM

    Are you interested in playing on St. Peter’s softball team this year? The league is currently finalizing details and more will be shared closer to the time. – League is co-ed! This league is about having fun, all experience levels over the age of 16 are welcome! – Games are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. at churches in the Lancaster area. – League will start middle to end of May, typically runs into early July. – COVID protocols still being finalized, but we do anticipate masks to be required. If you are interested or have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to Jamie Rottmund at jrottmund@gmail.

     

  • ST. PETER’S GARDEN TOURS ARE BACK!

    Last summer in the midst of COVID-19 and quarantines, the St. Peter’s Garden Tour was born.  Each Monday evening this summer we will again have a St. Peter’s member open their garden/yard for others to tour, admire, chat, and visit.  Please consider opening up your garden for the tour—no matter how big or small, there’s always something beautiful and amazing in God’s creation. Sign up here to host a garden tour: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094ea8ad23a13-garden5  “Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it.  Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord” (Psalm 96:11-12). Contact Joy Hosler with any questions at joy@hoslerfamily.net.

     

From our Blog

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

Sixth Sunday of Easter

“Alleluia! Christ is Risen!”“Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” With one week left to shout our Easter alleluias, we continue our cries of joy! This week, we hear Jesus talk to his disciples about abiding in love. We may think of the servant-love of Jesus in many situations, but John’s call here seems to guide us…

Family Camp Day

Join us on Sunday May 23rd at Camp Kirchenwald for Family Camp Day! Time is 10:00 – 6:00 pm. All are welcome to be part of this outdoor fellowship event! The Day’s Schedule Our Family Camp day will consist of a morning of lawn games or the low ropes course in which families can work…

Sister Dottie Receives Doctorate

Blessings and congratulations to Sister Dottie Almoney who celebrates a major milestone as she graduates and becomes a Doctor of Ministry! Sister Dottie becomes the second current St. Peter’s staff member to receive their doctorate, and we want to congratulate Sister for this major achievement of becoming a Doctor of Ministry. Her study focused on…

Weekly Update for May 5

Hi Folks.  Here are some news items for the coming week. CHURCH GROUNDS CLEAN-UP – WE NEED YOUR HELP It is springtime and time to clean up the church grounds to prepare for our return after COVID.  When?  Saturday, May 15th 8:00 AM to Noon.  We will gather at the church to clean up the…

Fifth Sunday of Easter

“Alleluia! Christ is Risen!”“Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Week five of the season of Easter and our Alleluias haven’t given out yet! Jesus, in our reading from the Gospel of John this week, tells us that he has the true vine, God is the vinegrower, and that we are the branches. If we abide in…

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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

    Senior Pastor

  • Rev. Sarah Teichmann

    Pastor of Christian Formation

  • 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