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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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  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA DELIVERY

    It is a tradition at St. Peter’s to bring holiday cheer and blessings to some of our older members who are not able to attend a Christmas Service. Consider signing up to deliver that Christmas poinsettia cheer this year! What a wonderful tradition to start or continue with your family. Delivery can be made on Christmas day or in the days to follow. If interested, sign up on the Parish Life bulletin board outside the church nursery or contact Christine Smith by email or call 717-299-0949 if you are able to be a poinsettia Santa.



  • DRIVERS NEEDED FOR SAGES CHRISTMAS EVENT

    Our Christmas Sages Service will be held Thursday, December 15. If you are able to give one of our Sages a ride to and from the service and luncheon, please sign up on the Parish Life bulletin board outside the church nursery or call Christine Smith at 717-299-0949. Approximate times are 10:30 a.m. pick up and 1:00 p.m. drop off after the luncheon. Thank you for your consideration!



  • CHRISTMAS GIVING TREES

    Visit the tree in the narthex or youth lounge. We are collecting gift cards, games, toys and other items for local shelters and local families and children in need. Instructions are on the ornament you will take with the items needed. Please return by Sunday, December 11. Questions can be directed to Sister Dottie.



  • ARTS HALLWAY

    Please visit the “Arts Hallway” during December and January to view a display of Quilts created by the Quilting Group of St. Peters. These beautiful works of art are on display to share with you how a small group from our church takes 48 squares of fabric and sews them into a warm and comforting quilt. When completed these quilts will leave St. Peters to touch a life in our local community. Please enjoy the display and know your support of your quilting group is directly returned to support the local community’s needs.

  • MID-WEEK ADVENT WORSHIP

    We hope you will consider joining us for mid-week Advent worship Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in our Chapel, as we take a short respite from the hustle and bustle of the season for the purpose of focusing upon the coming Christ who transforms our lives and our faith. Our theme this Advent is how the coming of Jesus to the world as Messiah is foretold in the words of the prophet Isaiah. These brief half-hour services feature Holy Communion, two hymns, a brief liturgy and a short homily. 

  • GINGERBREAD BASH

    Children’s Ministries Committee is excited to invite all families and friends to join us for our first Gingerbread Bash to be held on Friday, December 2nd, at 6:00 pm in the Family Life Center. It is an interactive family event designed to have participants engage in building a gingerbread nativity scene while also making Christmas ornaments, hearing the Christmas story from the Bible, and singing Christmas songs. Families and friends are asked to bring a plate of cookies to share, and we will provide hot chocolate, milk, and coffee. For planning purposes, please complete either a paper registration form available in the narthex or register online.

    The deadline for registration is November 28th. We hope to see you there!

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  • St. Peter’s to host Allegro Orchestra’s Christmas in the Round

    Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 7:30 PM; doors open at 6:45 PM for complimentary holiday refreshments prior to concert

    See the Repertoire & order your tickets. VIP tickets – $40, General Admission – $30, Students (ages 5-18) – free (sorry, no nursery care available)

    Our friends from St. Peter’s may use coupon code STP and receive a $5 per ticket discount! (note: this code will work for the entire 2022-23 Allegro season)

  • ATTENTION COOKIE BAKERS

    The 15th Annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 10 is on its way! That means it is time for all cookie bakers to sign up to bake a double batch of your best Christmas cookies and bring them to the church on Friday, December 9, noon-7:00  p.m.  Sign-up sheets for baking cookies will be at tables in the Narthex and New Day on Sunday, November 13, 20, 27 and December 4. The Sign-up Genius will also be available for baker sign-ups.  The Tanzania Mission Committee thanks you. Here is the sign-up link for bakers:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4aaea723a4f94-tmccookie. You may also call the church office to sign up.

     

  • COOKIE WALK – WE’RE BACK!

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS! —  The Tanzania Mission Committee invites everyone to St. Peter’s 15th Annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 10th. It will be held in the Family Life Center from 9:00 a.m. to noon or until the cookies sell out. We invite you to bring family and friends to buy Christmas cookies from this incredible assortment of homemade cookies. Come early for the best selection! We are offering two box sizes, the small box for $8 and the large box for $15. As always, all proceeds go to help educate and support the orphans in the Busoka Lutheran Church parish in Tanzania.  

  • YOUTH ACTORS NEEDED FOR OUR DINNER THEATER

    Dinner theater date is Sunday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m. There will be both speaking and non-speaking parts. No line memorization is necessary. Rehearsals are Sundays, November 27 and December 4 at 5:00 p.m. Contact Sister Dottie if interested in being part of this year’s production of No Room in the Inn or If I Knew You Were Coming, I’d Have Baked a Cake!

     

From our Blog

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December 2022 Herald

This month’s Herald is available for download. Inside this issue: Worship Schedule – 2 Adult Christian Ed. – 5 Fellowship Events – 6 Mission Campaign – 7 Year-end Appeal – 8 Financial Report – 9 Committees  – 10 Groups & Events – 13 Pastoral Letters  – 14 Youth Ministries – 15 Preschool – 15 St.…

ALLEGRO ORCHESTRA’S CHRISTMAS IN THE ROUND

Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 7:30 PM Doors open at 6:45 PM for complimentary holiday refreshments prior to concertSt. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10 Delp Rd, Lancaster A new tradition for Allegro, Christmas in the Round is a celebration of the music of Christmas. ​Repertoire Order your tickets at: https://allegroorchestralancaster.ticketspice.com/december-32022-christmas-in-the-round-st-peters-lutheran-church Students (ages 5-18) – free…

November 2022 Herald

This month’s Herald is available for download. Inside this issue: Worship Schedule – 2 Congregational Events – 4 Adult Christian Ed. – 5 Financial Report – 6 Mission Campaign – 6-7 Committees  – 8 New Members – 12 Groups & Events – 13 Pastoral Letters  – 14 Youth Ministries – 15 St. Peter’s Kids  –…

CAN WE TALK?

September Pub Theology Discussion September’s discussion was lively on what are acceptable topics in an ELCA church. Here are some guidelines that have been established. It was interesting to hear the differing opinions on how each of us see the guiding principals. Church and Politics[1]Things Churches and Pastors Are Legally ALLOWED to Do Speak About…

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    Rev. Craig Ross

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    Sister Dottie Almoney

    Director of Education & Outreach

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  • 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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