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Events Calendar


    DECEMBER PUB THEOLOGY will take place on Tuesday, December 17th at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Scott and Lynn Fyfe. Brush up on your Advent/Christmas Trivia! We will be having appetizers and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Bring an appetizer to share and either a bottle of wine, soda or beer to share. RSVP to Sister Dottie at



    Dinner theater tickets are on sale in the Narthex. Come see our original production of “Take Me To Your Leader” on Sunday, December 15th at 5:30 p.m. Dinner includes salad, baked ham, potatoes, green beans, rolls and butter and dessert. Tickets can be purchased by a donation.  



    Saturday, December 14th, is our Breakfast with Santa! Mark your calendars for this fun community event which will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. We will have a full breakfast available (pancakes, sausage, etc.) in the Family Life Center Online registration through the church’s website at is required to reserve your time to visit with Santa. You don’t want to miss out on the caroling, crafts, and free professional photos with Santa!



    The Sages choir will rehearse from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17th to prepare to lead the Sages Christmas Service on Thursday, December 19th at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome!



    Come to our WELCA Christmas meeting on Thursday, December 12th at 9:00 a.m. in Room 124. A light breakfast will be served.  Sister Dottie will be discussing how pagan Christmas customs influence the ways we now celebrate Christmas. Also we will be playing the Left-Right Christmas game so please bring a $5 wrapped gift to be used in playing the game. The Personal Care item is bath-size soap in original wrapping. All women are welcome. Any questions, contact Sally Rager or Kathy Caldwell.



    On Thursday, December the 19th, we will have our annual Sages Christmas Service at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary followed by a luncheon. The event is open to all members who are 80 years old or older. Communion is offered in the pews and the congregation is seated for the entire service. The choir will be offering special music during the service. Feel free to invite friends or family to join you. Please make a reservation if you plan to attend the luncheon to the church office (717-569-9211) or Christine Smith by December 16th. A sign-up sheet is also available on the Parish Life Bulletin Board, outside the church nursery.  Reservations are only needed if you plan to attend the luncheon. If you need a ride, let us know.  We look forward to hosting many of our Sages and their guests.



    Some of our Sages may need a ride on December 19th to the service and a ride home after the luncheon. Approximate times are 10:30 pick up and return after the luncheon around 1 p.m. If you can help, please sign up on the Parish Life bulletin board outside the church nursery or contact Christine Smith at Thanks you for your consideration in providing a ride.



    We would love to have some extra church members deliver a plant to a shut-in on Christmas Day or in the days to follow. Bring a plant to someone who is not able to make it to a service and spread the Christmas Spirit. Guaranteed to warm the heart of a shut-in (and yours too!). Sign up on the Parish Life bulletin board outside the church nursery or call/email Christine Smith at



    This Advent season be sure to check out the video devotions featuring some of our St. Peter’s members and their beloved Nativity sets. New episodes are available every Wednesday afternoon during the season of Advent! .



    Thanks to each of you who have returned your Financial Pledges for 2020. We appreciate your timely responsiveness!  And for those who still have yet to return your Pledge card, please (1) remember where you put it and (2) return it as soon as possible so our Financial Stewards can update our records prior to the end of the year. Thanks again for your financial support of St. Peters, the community and the world. The Stewardship Committee.



    Personal Care Kits for Recovery Houses — We will be assembling personal care kits for the holidays to support individuals living at two local recovery houses, White Deer Run (males) and Vantage House (women and children up to 12).  Please support this project by donating new items for these kits:  towels and washcloths (preferably dark colors); shampoo and body wash; deodorant; combs and brushes; body lotions; underwear for men (boxers), women and children; and socks for men, women, and children. In addition, books and board games would be appreciated.  Donation boxes will be located in the Narthex and at the New Day entrance.  Join us for light lunch as we assemble the kits on Sunday, December 8th after the 10:45 service.



    Artists are encouraged to submit drawings with Christmas themes to be included in a Christmas Devotional Booklet. Some possible images  include stars, a manger, Mary, Joseph, wise men, Christmas trees, candles, or even a camel! Put your ideas in image form and help decorate an at-home devotional booklet for the  Christmas season. Illustrations of all shapes and sizes are usable. Please submit art to Adam in person or digitally at



    Please mark your calendar! The Tanzania Mission Committee invites  everyone to St. Peter’s 13th Annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 14th. It will be held in the Church Narthex from 9:00 a.m. to noon or until cookies sell out. We invite everyone to bring family and friends to buy cookies from this incredible assortment. Come early for the best     selection! Like last year, we offer a $15 box and an $8 box. As always, all proceeds go to help educate and support the orphans in the Busoka Lutheran Church parish in Tanzania.  



    The 13th Annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 14th, is on its way! That means it is time for all you cookie bakers to sign up to bake a double batch of your best Christmas cookies and bring them to the church on Friday, December 13th, noon-7:00 p.m. Sign-up sheets for baking cookies will be at tables in the Narthex and New Day on Sundays, November 24th, and December 1st and 8th. Please sign up in the Narthex or New Day and help make this the best Cookie Walk ever!  Number 13 will be so lucky! The Tanzania Mission Committee thanks you.