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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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  • 50+ GROUP

    50+ will meet in the Chapel on October 7th at 1:00 p.m. Masks are not required for vaccinated people. 16 of us met to once again be regaled by Bob Frick’s stories about our presidents. We learned 5 factors on determining whether a president has been an effective leader. We learned FDR was a very impressive leader, but a secretive communicator due to his dealings with his mother. While he was on his honeymoon with Eleanor, Sara had a side door installed in their house so she could come and go as she pleased. Come find out what he has to say about Presidents Truman and Eisenhower. (50- are welcome too.)

     

  • DONATIONS NEEDED FOR COLLEGE STUDENT CARE PACKAGES

    Our college students have returned to their campuses! They are embarking or continuing on a challenging path. We have requests for 18 students so far! To help them adjust, our youth group will be assembling care packages on October 3rd to send to St. Peter’s college students. The youth would be grateful if you would donate items to be included. Some suggested items are: Microwave popcorn, candy, ramen noodles, post-it notes, highlighters, warm socks, facemasks and gift cards – but feel free to   surprise us! The items can be placed in a box outside the office, at the outdoor worship service, or the New Day service labeled “College care packages”. If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Linn at  Betsy.linn@stpeterslutheran.org.

     

  • SUNDAY SCHOOL

    Sunday school classes will be meeting outdoors – PreK/Kindergarten will meet under the single  tent closest to the dumpster, Grades 1-4 will meet under the large tent and Grades 5/6, 7/8 and 9th grade  and an adult class will be meeting on various grassy areas near the church. Look for the yellow signs to designate where to go. Classes begin at 9:30 a.m. directly after the 9:00 a.m. outdoor service.  In the event of inclement weather, signs will be posted for indoor meeting areas – masks will be required indoors.  

     

  • LIVESTREAM CHANGES

    St. Peter’s offers TWO live-streamed services every Sunday. 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.

     

  • OUTDOOR SERVICES

    Starting September 12th, St. Peter’s will offer a brief service from 9:00-9:30 outside on the north side of the building. This service will be under a tent, be family-friendly, and will be immediately followed by outdoor Sunday school up to grade 8 as well as one adult class. Worship attendees and staff will help to lead readings, a gospel message, and music in an engaging format. Please bring a chair.

     

  • SAFE CHURCH UPDATE

    Masks are Requested! With the rise in variants of Covid 19, we are requesting that all children, youth and adults continue to wear masks on Sunday mornings.  We want to make sure we protect everyone, especially those with pre-existing health conditions and our children and youth who are unable to be vaccinated at this time. We will continue to revisit our masking policies based on the CDC guidelines and the transmission rate in our county.

     

  • YOGA SESSION – SEPTEMBER 11, 18, 25

    Local yoga instructor, Christine Healy, will offer sessions that include Ashtanga Yoga poses and restorative postures to stretch and strengthen, and opportunities for reduced stress & calming the mind. No Yoga experience is required. Everyone is welcome to come out and practice yoga in this supportive environment. September 11, 18, 25 at 9:00 a.m. in the Family Life Center. Bring a Yoga mat and a water bottle. The fee is $5/person per session.

     

  • VOLLEYBALL IS BACK!

    Pick-up volleyball for St. Peter’s is back this year!  Last year 10 or so players showed up each week to play a fun and casual game of volleyball. Please join in the Hosler backyard court at 6:30 p.m. each Saturday evening from September 11th  to October 30th.  The group will begin with a short  devotion. All adults are welcome! Bring your water and mask.

     

  • WIDOWS GROUP

    The Widows Group meetings are continuing at St. Peter’s outside (or in the Café during hot weather) and are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. and usually last about one hour. Our next meeting will be on September 28th when we will meet for lunch at a local restaurant. If you would be interested in joining, please call or email me for the details. We discuss what is going on in our lives and some fun things as well.  I look forward to hearing from you! Betsy Linn, betsy.linn@stpeterslutheran.org

     

  • SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LANCASTER UNIFORM DRIVE

    We will be collecting Walmart gift cards through the end of September for uniforms for low income students.  Many parents are struggling to make ends meet and this is one additional cost in addition to school supplies. Gift cards can be placed in the box in the Narthex. Questions about the uniforms can be directed to Liz O’Brien at Elizabeth.t.obrien@gmail.com.

     

From our Blog

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Homes of Hope News

Homes of Hope helps local families in need. Read about this great ministry and how you may be part of making a difference in our local community! If you are new to our congregation, you may be unaware of the fact that our church is involved in providing transitional housing for homeless families. The lovely…

September 2021 Herald

This month’s Herald is available for download. Inside This Issue . . . Worship Schedule – 2 Mission Campaign – 3 Adult Christian Ed. – 4 Committees – 5 Worship & Music – 8 Groups & Events – 10 From the Volunteer Steward – 11 Pastoral Letters – 12 Children & Youth – 13 Youth…

Fall Worship Schedule

This summer, as we have been gathering in worship to sing, pray, and proclaim the liberating message of God’s grace, St. Peter’s staff and worship committee have been working toward a fall worship schedule. At the beginning of the summer, we had one idea of what that might look like and we have striven to…

A Journey of Discernment

Dear friends in Christ, I wanted to share with you my journey of discernment, and thought it helpful to share it with you through a blog post. Peace, Pastor Sarah On August 1st I celebrated my 11th year of ordination in the roster of word and sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, and…

Gathering Spaces: The Data

This summer has been one of renewal. As we have gathered together again to pray, praise God, and proclaim the resurrection I have rejoiced in our gathering. Personally, hearing God’s people sing again has been a great source of rejoicing. Despite our renewal, however, we are not completely “out of the woods” and have taken…

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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

  • Rev. Sarah Teichmann

    Pastor of Christian Formation

  • Sister Dottie Almoney

    Director of Education & Outreach

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How we follow Jesus

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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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