Christian Nationalism: What Everyone Needs to Know In conjunction with the Pennsylvania Council of Churches, St. Peter’s hosted Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness program, “Christian Nationalism: What Everyone Needs to Know” on August 14, 2022. According to a statement on the website for Christians Against Christian Nationalism, “Christian nationalism seeks to merge Christian and American identities,…
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We are excited to offer a new and innovative Sunday School Program for PreK/K and grades 1 to 4. Please consider volunteering to help by contacting Cindy Geesey at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, we are asking families to pre-register for Sunday School by going to our website and clicking on the link that is on the LEARN page. That will be helpful for our planning purposes.
Herald Choir rehearsal will be starting on Thursday, September 1st at 7:00 p.m. Please join us! If you have any questions, please contact Eldonna Filardi, Interim Organist/Choir Director at email@example.com.
Please join us on Thursday, September 1st at noon in the Café for lunch, fellowship, entertainment and education. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Robert Frick. He will begin his series on “Together They Made the Modern American First Ladyship”, beginning with Eleanor Roosevelt and ending with Laura Bush. If you have not joined us for Dr. Frick’s series, you are missing a good time with education. If you have Showtime on your TV, there is a good miniseries about First Ladies, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, and Michele Obama. Please bring your own sandwich, place setting, a beverage, and a snack to share. For any questions, please contact Debra Shue at djshue52@Comcast.net.
WELCA will meet on Thursday, September 8that 9:00 a.m. in Room 124. After a light breakfast we will be assembling our Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. The signup sheet for future programs as well as refreshments will be available! Please bring to the meeting any items you have collected for future Vantage Kits and Personal Care Kits. We look forward to seeing you! All women are welcome! Any questions, contact Sally Rager or Kathy Caldwell.
Town Hall meeting will be held on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 9:15 a.m. (during the Sunday School hour) in the Sanctuary. The Annual Congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Services that day will be a Unified Traditional Worship service at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary and a New Day service at 9:00 a.m. in the Family Life Center.
St. Peter’s is starting a new way for families, couples or individuals to help during worship. Everyone can learn to serve. We will be offering training as acolytes, ushers, lector and presenting the offering or the wine and bread. Please don’t let the number of jobs scare you away. Each of these important jobs is easily done. Come to a training session to learn more (no obligation) on this Sunday, August 21th at 9:00 a.m. for a 45 minute session. Please contact Betsy Linn and let her know of your interest and which session you will be attending.
We will have a brief “blessing” of our narthex furniture on Sunday, August 21st at 9:30 a.m. in the Coffee Bar area of the narthex.
We will honor and celebrate our new and seasoned Sages on Sunday, August 28th at the 8:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. services. A Sage is any member who has reached the age of 80 or more. All Sages are invited to attend either traditional worship service. This year, a reception will follow in the narthex after the 9:45 a.m. service only. Also, the 28th coincides with the summer’s Hymn Sing Prelude. Sages have priority in requesting a hymn, so if you have a request please contact the church office at 717-569-9211. No need to R.S.V.P. for attending a service or the reception.
We are looking for a few volunteers to give a ride to and from church to one of our Sages on August 28th so they can enjoy the Sunday service in their honor. Drivers for the early or late service are needed. Please call the church office at 717-569-9211 for more details or if you might be able to help. There is also a signup sheet outside the church nursery.
We are in need of several persons to help with the Craft Show. Help is needed for set up on Friday, November 25th from 9:00 a.m. to noon (marking spaces on the floor and putting numbers on tables); Friday evening, November 25th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for vendor placement; and Saturday, November 26th from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for vendor placement and holding customers from entering the craft show until 9:00 a.m.
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2021-22 school year was a great year for St. Peter’s Preschool! Our enrollment was full with 64 students and we are already full for next year, with a waiting list. St. Peter’s Preschool has always been known for their amazing staff and this year was no exception. We were fully staffed, with some returning favorites…
Mutual Ministry Did you know that St. Peters has a Mutual Ministry Committee, where you can share your thoughts and opinions, (both positive and negative), with Pastor Ross, Sister Dottie or members of the Committee*? Without your feedback, regarding all types of concerns, things may go unnoticed and therefore not addressed. Here are some examples…
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