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It is a tradition at St. Peter’s to bring holiday cheer and blessings to some of our older members who are not able to attend a Christmas Service. Consider signing up to deliver that Christmas poinsettia cheer this year! What a wonderful tradition to start or continue with your family. Delivery can be made on Christmas day or in the days to follow. If interested, sign up on the Parish Life bulletin board outside the church nursery or contact Christine Smith by email or call 717-299-0949 if you are able to be a poinsettia Santa.
Our Christmas Sages Service will be held Thursday, December 15. If you are able to give one of our Sages a ride to and from the service and luncheon, please sign up on the Parish Life bulletin board outside the church nursery or call Christine Smith at 717-299-0949. Approximate times are 10:30 a.m. pick up and 1:00 p.m. drop off after the luncheon. Thank you for your consideration!
Visit the tree in the narthex or youth lounge. We are collecting gift cards, games, toys and other items for local shelters and local families and children in need. Instructions are on the ornament you will take with the items needed. Please return by Sunday, December 11. Questions can be directed to Sister Dottie.
Please visit the “Arts Hallway” during December and January to view a display of Quilts created by the Quilting Group of St. Peters. These beautiful works of art are on display to share with you how a small group from our church takes 48 squares of fabric and sews them into a warm and comforting quilt. When completed these quilts will leave St. Peters to touch a life in our local community. Please enjoy the display and know your support of your quilting group is directly returned to support the local community’s needs.
We hope you will consider joining us for mid-week Advent worship Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in our Chapel, as we take a short respite from the hustle and bustle of the season for the purpose of focusing upon the coming Christ who transforms our lives and our faith. Our theme this Advent is how the coming of Jesus to the world as Messiah is foretold in the words of the prophet Isaiah. These brief half-hour services feature Holy Communion, two hymns, a brief liturgy and a short homily.
Children’s Ministries Committee is excited to invite all families and friends to join us for our first Gingerbread Bash to be held on Friday, December 2nd, at 6:00 pm in the Family Life Center. It is an interactive family event designed to have participants engage in building a gingerbread nativity scene while also making Christmas ornaments, hearing the Christmas story from the Bible, and singing Christmas songs. Families and friends are asked to bring a plate of cookies to share, and we will provide hot chocolate, milk, and coffee. For planning purposes, please complete either a paper registration form available in the narthex or register online.
The deadline for registration is November 28th. We hope to see you there!
Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 7:30 PM; doors open at 6:45 PM for complimentary holiday refreshments prior to concert
See the Repertoire & order your tickets. VIP tickets – $40, General Admission – $30, Students (ages 5-18) – free (sorry, no nursery care available)
Our friends from St. Peter’s may use coupon code STP and receive a $5 per ticket discount! (note: this code will work for the entire 2022-23 Allegro season)
The 15th Annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 10 is on its way! That means it is time for all cookie bakers to sign up to bake a double batch of your best Christmas cookies and bring them to the church on Friday, December 9, noon-7:00 p.m. Sign-up sheets for baking cookies will be at tables in the Narthex and New Day on Sunday, November 13, 20, 27 and December 4. The Sign-up Genius will also be available for baker sign-ups. The Tanzania Mission Committee thanks you. Here is the sign-up link for bakers: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4aaea723a4f94-tmccookie. You may also call the church office to sign up.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! — The Tanzania Mission Committee invites everyone to St. Peter’s 15th Annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 10th. It will be held in the Family Life Center from 9:00 a.m. to noon or until the cookies sell out. We invite you to bring family and friends to buy Christmas cookies from this incredible assortment of homemade cookies. Come early for the best selection! We are offering two box sizes, the small box for $8 and the large box for $15. As always, all proceeds go to help educate and support the orphans in the Busoka Lutheran Church parish in Tanzania.
Dinner theater date is Sunday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m. There will be both speaking and non-speaking parts. No line memorization is necessary. Rehearsals are Sundays, November 27 and December 4 at 5:00 p.m. Contact Sister Dottie if interested in being part of this year’s production of No Room in the Inn or If I Knew You Were Coming, I’d Have Baked a Cake!
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Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 7:30 PM Doors open at 6:45 PM for complimentary holiday refreshments prior to concertSt. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 Delp Rd, Lancaster A new tradition for Allegro, Christmas in the Round is a celebration of the music of Christmas. Repertoire Order your tickets at: https://allegroorchestralancaster.ticketspice.com/december-32022-christmas-in-the-round-st-peters-lutheran-church Students (ages 5-18) – free…
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