“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…
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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.
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/
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Just 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!
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com if you plan to come or have questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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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…
“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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Rev. Craig Ross
Rev. Sarah Teichmann
Pastor of Christian Formation
Sister Dottie Almoney
Director of Education & Outreach