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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.

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  • Cookie Walk is Coming!

    The Tanzania Mission Committee of St. Peter’s invites the community back to our 14th Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 11, from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon, or until cookies are sold out.
    Safety precautions for the protection of guests and organizers will be taken. This year’s event will be held in the church’s Family Life Center to allow for social distancing. Masks are required for all participants.
    Purchase a large container for just $15 or a small container for $8.00 and fill it with a variety of delicious homemade holiday cookies, baked with care by members of the congregation.
    Proceeds from the Cookie Walk provide education and care for the orphans of Busoka Lutheran Church, St. Peter’s companion congregation in Tanzania.
    We look forward to having you join us for this festive holiday event!

  • CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP

    Christmas Eve Worship Services:  Outdoor Family Service with communion in the Parking Lot at 2:00 p.m; Family Services of Holy Communion at 3:30 and 5:00 p.m.; and Traditional Services of Holy Communion at 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

     

  • A NOTE FROM THE FINANCIAL SECRETARIES

    If you have donations to mail to the church that you’d like credited to 2021, you should mail them no later than December 20th due to anticipated delays in the mail service, especially over the holidays. If the church receives your mailed donation after January 1st, we use the postmark date for guidance as to which year to credit.  Also, if you submit any donations via an online Tithely transaction, be aware that there can be a 3–5-day delay from the time of the transaction to the date of the deposit (the church uses the deposit date as the contribution date).  You should make any Tithely donations  before Christmas if you want to ensure they get credited to 2021 giving.

     

  • LIVESTREAM SERVICES

    We offer TWO live-streamed services. At 8:00 a.m. you can participate in our traditional worship service and at 10:45 a.m. you can participate in our New Day service. Check out stpeterslutheran.org/live and our YouTube channel so you don’t miss a chance to praise God.

     

  • DECEMBER PUB THEOLOGY

    Pub Theology will meet on December 7th at 6:30 p.m. at Scooters in Lititz. How much do you know about Christmas traditions and what the church celebrates? Come for a combination of trivia and discussion. RSVP to Sister Dottie if you can attend. (dottie.almoney@stpeterslutheran.org)

     

  • MID-WEEK ADVENT WORSHIP

    We invite you to join us for mid-week worship on the Wednesdays in the Advent season, as we gather around the theme “Welcome to the Waiting Room.”  We will meet outside, under the portico at the main entrance to the building from 8:00-8:30 a.m.  Please bring a lawn chair in which to sit.  Communion, a brief homily and a short liturgy will make up each Wednesday’s worship. We will consider the following themes each of the four Wednesday’s in Advent: December 8 –  Expectations, December 15 –  Scandal, December 22 – Prepare.

     

  • NATIVITY DISPLAY

    Once again, Advent has come and we await the coming of the Christ Child. Nativity displays are such a wonderful way to remember the birth of Jesus and the hopefulness and joy of the season. The curio cabinet in the narthex holds a few sets from my collection. Some are new and some you may have seen before. All are special and tell the Good News of peace on earth, goodwill to all. I hope you enjoy seeing them and may they inspire you to “prepare the way of the Lord”.  Jill Pretz

     

  • SAGES CHRISTMAS SERVICE

    On Thursday, December 16th, St. Peter’s will host an early Sages Christmas Service at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The event is open to all members who are 80 years old or older and their guests. Communion will be offered in the pews and the congregation will be seated for the entire service. Following the service, there will be a Narthex reception giving you time to reconnect with members and enjoy some fellowship time. Please contact Christine Smith by Monday, December 13th or call the church office.  A sign-up sheet is also available on the Parish Life Bulletin Board, outside the church nursery.  If you need a ride, let us know.

     

  • DRIVERS NEEDED FOR SAGES CHRISTMAS EVENT

    Our Christmas Sages Service will be held Thursday, December 16th.  If you’re able to give one of our Sages a ride to the service, please sign up on the Parish Life bulletin board outside the church nursery or contact Christine Smith. Thank you! Approximate times, 10:30 a.m. pick up and 1:30 p.m. return drop off.

     

  • DARKEST NIGHT SERVICE

    Join us in the Sanctuary, on Sunday evening, December 19th, at 6:00 p.m., for this year’s Darkest Night service. It is a healing service held on the  Sunday closest to the Winter Solstice (thus the name “darkest night”). We remember those we have loved and lost to death, while also naming in our liturgy other losses of job, identity, relationships, hope, stability … anything that brings with it an aspect of sorrow. We read Scripture, pray, hear a story intended to evoke some of our emotional load, light candles, and share anointing with oil. The service lasts about 30 minutes.

     

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December 2021 Herald

This month’s Herald is available for download. Inside This Issue . . . Worship Schedule – 2 Adult Christian Ed. – 4 Call Committee Update – 5 Mission Campaign – 6 Committees – 7 Music News – 9 Administratively Speaking – 10 Groups & Events – 12 Pastoral Letters – 13 From Director of Music…

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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

    Senior Pastor

  • 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.

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