News from St. Peter’s: July 1, 2020 Hi Folks – here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s. Worship in our Sanctuary We continue to make preparations for in-person worship in our church building, starting with the church sanctuary. The pieces we must have in place to safely offer in-person worship in…
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As Lancaster County enters green phase, our St. Peter’s facilities are becoming more open. Details about what to expect when visiting the St. Peter’s campus are available in the June 24 Weekly Update
Please 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, 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/
In an effort to keep you as up-to-date as possible, we will be offering weekly updates on news from St. Peter’s. We hope it will help you stay connected to the variety of moving parts in our congregational life and ministries. Please watch the church website 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 and developing of congregational life in a digital world.
Beginning in May, Lancaster County and the state of Pennsylvania have raised questions about “opening up” businesses and locations in and around the state. With some shifts in phases of Covid-19 response, the church leadership wanted to offer some answers to frequently asked questions. Visit https://www.stpeterslutheran.org/2020/05/frequently-asked-questions-covid-19-opening-up/
Under the current pandemic situation, and with concern about having frequent meetings of the group of money counters, the financial secretaries are handling the money counting every other Monday. The mail is checked every day and checks are placed in our drop safe until the financial secretaries are in the office to handle it. That is the reason for the delay. For the foreseeable future, we are planning on continuing to do money counting this way, realizing it can add a delay to the timing for checks to clear. We hope you understand and can appreciate the need for caution during this time. Our suggestion is to give any check to the church some time (1 to 3 weeks) before it clears before getting too concerned. Please continue to feel free to contact the church with any concerns or questions.
The church has received the current “Portals of Prayer” devotional booklets for July – September. If you are interested in receiving one, please contact Sandy Shattuck at email@example.com and she will mail a booklet to you. You may also call the church office and leave a message with your address, as someone is checking phone messages each day. We also have several “Portals of Prayer” for April – June if you would also like to receive that issue.
Be aware our safe church committee continues to meet to discuss what is needed to safely open up the church when we are able to gather. We are collecting information from the CDC, WHO, Department of Homeland Security and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. We are also following the guidelines of the Governor’s office.
Sometime in the next few months, you will be receiving a call from either a staff member or a volunteer asking to update your family’s information. The goal is to establish an accurate membership role. It is part of the important strategic plan that is being developed. If you receive a message, please respond, it is important to our future!
St. Peter’s staff members are leading Zoom small groups, and would like you to be part of their group. Go to https://www.stpeterslutheran.org/virtual-groups-signup/ to sign up for a group. Are you in desire for a small group you don’t see listed? Reach out to one of your church leaders today and brainstorm with them about how we can be church together!
Are you longing for a music moment with Adam Lefever Hughes? Did you hear about Christine Healy’s Yoga video, but you missed them in May? No worries, you can catch these videos and many more on our YouTube Channel! Visit and explore by going to: https://www.youtube.com/c/stpeterslutheranlancaster
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Welcome to the next edition of Devotions@Home. As usual, the daily selection of readings is below. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday’s readings are a continuation of the themes from worship the previous Sunday. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday’s readings lead us into the coming Sunday. This may be a new way to cultivate a habit of reading…
The welcome of baptism is for all God’s children. This baptismal gift sets us free form the power of sin and death in today’s gospel, christ promises that the disciple who gives a cup of cold water to the little ones serves Christ himself. From worship we are sent on our baptismal mission: to serve…
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Rev. Craig Ross
Rev. Sarah Teichmann
Pastor of Christian Formation
Sister Dottie Almoney
Director of Education & Outreach