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    Good news and good news! For the second year in a row, congregational giving has surpassed the $1,000,000 mark. With a total of $1,022,167 and an increase in giving units from 443 to 448, our congregation has blessed the ministries of St. Peters with generous hearts. And the really good news, in a prosperous economy and a growing congregation, we have the capability of doing more for others. So, whether you pledge, give through Simply Giving, use tithely or write a weekly check, please do consider increasing your individual giving by 3.5%. That is our Stewardship Goal for 2020!  Thanks, again, for your generosity.



    Our youth retreats are as follows:  January 31-February 2 – Grades 9-12 and February 7-9th- Grades 5-8.  Both retreats are at Camp Kirchenwald.  Contact Sister Dottie for more information or visit the youth board in the youth lounge for registration forms.



    Saturday, February 22nd, 7:00 p.m., St. Peter’s Hymn Festival — Come to St. Peter’s for an evening of hymns, old and new; reflective readings; and prayer. The       musicians of St. Peter’s will be leading us in song. Join the singing to experience a musical evening of praise, prayer, and proclamation.



    We are starting a get-together for widows. If you have lost your husband, come join us for an hour or so of fellowship on Thursday, January 30th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cry Room.  We will spend some time talking about our lives and the way they have changed. Please let me know if you are able to attend. Betsy Linn at



    Do you have the spiritual gift of dance? We’re looking for some dancers to add to our Hymn Festival on Saturday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in being a part of this celebration, please email the director of music at



    $6,200! That’s the amount the grocery card ministry was able to contribute to the St. Peter’s debt reduction for 2019!  All thanks to our faithful shoppers who purchased cards last year.  Every Sunday we offer gift cards from local grocery stores for you to purchase at face value and spend as you wish. The church receives 5% from each card sold. Please consider participating in this ongoing ministry as an easy way to help reduce the church debt. Many thanks to the dedicated “Card Shark” team who volunteer their time each week: Linda Siems, Stephanie Palic, Donna Aho, Randy Shue, and Ginny Gerhart. Please see any one of us at the grocery card table if you have questions about this great ministry.    –Pat Badorf



    Do you have any old pencils around the house that you can donate to the church?  We can use them to replenish the pencils in the pews. You may drop them off in the church office. 



    Souper Bowl month is now taking place! We are collecting cans of soup for the Lancaster Food Hub through the Council of Churches. Our goal is to reach 500 cans of soup. Please bring in your favorite soup and help beat hunger in our community! Tables are set up in the Narthex and Youth Lounge.



    Thanks for your continued thoughts and prayers. I’ve been chosen to serve as pastor of Messiah Parish in Halifax, PA (just 25 miles north of Harrisburg). My congregations are named Messiah Lutheran Church (Fisherville) and St. Peter (Fetterhoff’s). I’d love to see you at my ordination ceremony on Sunday, January 26th at 4:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, Harrisburg.”   Nancy Brody



    Sunday, January 26th will offer time for a “Meet & Greet” with Richie and Rachel Musser from Kirby-Smith Associates. Richie and Rachel will be leading us through the feasibility study as our community discerns a Mission Campaign. There will be time for conversation with the Mussers during the 9:15 a.m. Sunday School hour. We will meet in the Sanctuary. Please be sure to introduce yourself to Richie and Rachel. They are excited to get to know our community and explore how we are being called to love God, love neighbor and make disciples! 



    The 2020 offering envelopes are labeled and ready for you on the tables for your pickup.  If you have any questions, please call the church office at 717-569-9211.


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    Please join us on Thursday, February 6th  at 11:45 am in the Café for lunch, fellowship, entertainment and education. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Bob Frick continuing his series, “Together, They Made Lancaster Great”.  His January presentation will focus on George Ross, Thomas Wharton and William Henry.  Please bring your own sandwich, place setting, a beverage and a snack to share.  This schedule is posted on the Activities Bulletin Board. New building security practices will be in place. We will have a sign-in sheet outside the kitchen area and 50+ tags to wear. If you have any questions, please contact Debra Shue at



    Since you will be inside for the winter, please consider re-taking or   completing the Spiritual Gifts assessment now available online at the St. Peter’s website. It only takes about 15 minutes and will help you determine where your spiritual gifts lie. Follow this link to complete the assessment. A copy of the results will be sent to you and Betsy Linn, Volunteer Steward, to be used when help is needed.  Happy New Year! May 2020 be filled with many blessings!



    Are you on Facebook? Do you scroll looking for exciting things to read?  Beginning in January, watch Facebook for our “Want Ad Wednesday”. Each week will highlight a need for volunteers at St. Peter’s. It’s a new way to see what is needed in your church. Also check out the volunteer bulletin board for inspiring quotes and positions available!



    Please watch your email for an invitation to attend some updated training for the Welcome Center and Greeter positions.  Research shows these volunteer points are very important to welcoming visitors to our church. We will provide simplified instructions on how to spot visitors, what to say if someone asks you a strange question, and answer any questions you’ve been dying to ask! If you are not presently serving, but would like to, please feel free to attend and learn what it’s about. Please come and share an hour of your time, Tuesday, January 28th at 6:30 p.m. for Greeters; and at 7:30 p.m. for the Welcome Center. Please contact Betsy Linn with any questions at


    We desire to provide a safe place for prayer and support to those affected by the disease of addiction. If your life has been impacted please consider joining us for a time of prayer and sharing the second Sunday of the month at 10:30 a.m. or the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Cry Room.