St. Peter’s Fall 2020

This Fall, St. Peter’s Lutheran continues to worship, learn, gather, and serve. Find out more about the ways we are church together this Fall with weekly updates.


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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.

Be sure to check out our blog and announcements. There’s always something going on at St. Peter’s and we can’t wait for you to join us!

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    Grades 5-8 will have two options, at 9:15 a.m.on Sunday, September 13.  1) In person meeting at the home of Joy and Lyle Hosler or zoom meeting with Sister Dottie and Mrs. Olmsted. Both will take place at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday morning.  The Hoslers will also have an adult ed option for parents who want to participate. All are welcome to stay and watch the live stream service on their outdoor big screen. Confirmation Students (Grade 9) will meet with Pastor Ross and Mr. Geesey on Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. via zoom beginning September 13. Senior High Sunday School will meet at 9:15 a.m. weekly for a zoom class with Jimmy Moshos and Doug May for conversation beginning September 13. Contact Sister Dottie Almoney for more info on our youth classes at



    Join us for worship Sundays at 6:30 p.m. for a brief service featuring confession and forgiveness, Bible readings, communion and a bit of music! Worship will take place in the church parking lot with the service transmitted over an FM Transmitter for you to enjoy with your car radio. When you arrive at church, ushers will help you to a designated parking spot. If you desire to sit outside of your car during the service, please bring a mask and adhere to social distancing. Please call the church at 717-569-9211 to help us get an idea of how many to expect, so we have enough bulletins and Fellowship Communion cups.



    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.



    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 of congregational life in a digital world. You’ll find updates on worship life, new Zoom groups that are beginning, news from the broader church and how it affects our life together, and service opportunities that may present themselves within our church and out in our community.



    Thank you for being faithful stewards of God’s good gifts. We give thanks for the many ways that you have enabled the continuation of St. Peter’s mission in the midst of very trying times. Thank you for mailing in your contributions and for using or Simply Giving for your contributions. For more information about digital giving visit



    Please be aware that through the month of August, we are fully up to date on all of our benevolent commitments, and have also paid in full the yearly funds to our local benevolent commitments here in Lancaster. With your strong and   sacrificial offerings, we have been able to be generous to local charities and missions which are part of our benevolence budget, as they struggle to keep their ministries vibrant and functioning.



    Previous services can be accessed under the videos section of our Facebook page, or by visiting our YouTube channel at



    We will begin to read the book, Dear Church, A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US, written by Lenny Duncan, a Pastor in the ELCA.  This book study will begin Monday, October 5th at 7:00 p.m. Contact Sister Dottie if you are interested in being part of this study group at



    Wednesday Morning Bible Study with Pastor Ross will begin on September 23rd.  This class begins at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at 11:00 a.m.  Contact Pastor Craig at


    This Fall join Pastor Sarah on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. for a relaxed   30-40 minute Bible Study where we look to the scripture connected to the upcoming Sunday. This class will begin Tuesday, September 22nd at 12:30 p.m. Please contact Pastor Sarah at        for more information.


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Pentecost 16

Matthew narrates one of Jesus’ controversial parables in which Jesus says that the reign of God is like that of a landowner who pays his workers the same wage no matter what time of day they began to work. When God changes God’s mind about punishing Nineveh for their evil ways, Jonah is angry. Yet…

Devotions @ Home

Here is the next edition of Devotions@Home a daily selection of readings for personal study which respond to the previous Sunday and lead us to the coming Sunday. Set within a short prayer service, this may be a new way to cultivate a habit of reading the Bible for a few minutes each day. Feel…

Pentecost 15

In this Sunday’s reading from Romans, Paul questions why we judge one another, since we all stand before the judgment of God. Yet we do sin against one another, and Jesus’ challenge that we forgive seventy-seven times reveals God’s boundless mercy. When we hear the words of forgiveness in worship and sign ourselves with the…

Weekly Update for September 9

Hi Folks – here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s. Fall Christian Education Starts THIS Sunday!— Our Sunday morning Christian Education classes begin this Sunday (September 13) There will be a session for children in Pre-K thru 4th grade on our livestream at 10:20 am before our livestream worship service begins. …

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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
    Rev. Craig Ross

    Senior Pastor

  • Rev. Sarah Teichmann
    Rev. Sarah Teichmann

    Pastor of Christian Formation

  • Sister Dottie Almoney
    Sister Dottie Almoney

    Director of Education & Outreach

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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