Weekly Update for March 17

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Hi Folks.  Here are some news items for the coming week.

PUZZLE SWAP

If you are tired of your puzzles, bring them to St Peter’s on April 3rd from 1 to 2pm.  When you sign up, please let us know how many people will be coming and how many puzzles you plan on bringing. You may take as many puzzles as you bring!  There will be tables to spread out the puzzles. This event will take place in the parking lot to allow for distancing. Everyone is required to mask up and keep 6ft apart. Info at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4fa4a72da3f58-stpeters1.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Molly Olmsted astaloo@me.com.

EASTER PLANT DELIVERY HELPERS NEEDED

Volunteers are wanted to deliver Easter Plants: The altar will be dressed with many beautiful plants that would like a permanent home with an older member of our church.  Might you consider delivering a plant on Easter Sunday or in the days to follow? Please call or email Christine Smith at 717-299-0949 or cjsmith1984@gmail.com if you are able to help.
Also, if you would Easter flower or a memorial gift given in the honor of a loved one, Easter flower and memorial forms are available on page 16 of the March Herald newsletter. Please return forms to the office by March 22.  Contact Sandy Shattuck for questions and further information.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR COUNCIL PRESIDENT

Please check out this video for the latest news from our Council President, Adam Gegg, regarding items discussed and decisions made at our last Council meeting on March 8th.


PALM SUNDAY DRIVE-IN SERVICE SIGN-UPS

Please visit our Holy Week webpage to sign-up for the 8am and 9am Palm Sunday Drive-In worship services.  These services will be offered in addition to our 10:45 a.m. Live Stream worship. Our Holy Week webpage includes a variety of worship information for the week of Holy Week.

ST. PETER’S CHURCH MUSICAL

The next concert in the 2020-2021 Musical Arts Concert Series at St. Peter’s will feature St. Peter’s own children and youth in a pre-recorded musical titled “The Singing Bishop” on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 7pm on the church’s YouTube page (www.youtube.com/stpeterslutheranlancaster).  The musical will focus on the legend and story around the Palm Sunday hymn “All Glory, Laud, and Honor.”

MID-WEEK LENTEN SERVICE

Mid-week outdoor, in-person Lenten services continue tonight (March 17) at 7:00 p.m.  We will gather under and around the church portico at the main entrance to the church building.  Services will be brief with a short liturgy, the offering of communion and a brief reflection on the theme of the day.  We hope you will consider joining us for these safe expressions of communal worship.

LIVE STREAM WORSHIP THIS WEEK

This Sunday, March 7, we will worship in the sanctuary via Live-stream at our usual time of 10:45 a.m. at  https://www.stpeterslutheran.org/live.   We continue our Lenten journey through the Gospel lens of the story of Jesus’ cleansing of the Temple.  We hope you will join us as we take our liturgical journey of Lent to the cross of Calvary.

Rev. Craig Ross

Senior Pastor

The vibrancy of life here at St. Peter’s makes my service on our staff a joy and privilege. Visitation, teaching and preaching are the ministries that feed my pastoral identity, as together our staff and lay members share in our missional calling … Building a community of faith by God’s grace.

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