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  • LIVE STREAMING CONTINUES

    Join us for worship each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. for Church @ Home. Worship features our Lutheran liturgy, prayers for the community, a sermon from one of the rostered leaders, a children’s sermon, music from our staff musicians, Adam    Lefever Hughes and Erik Teichmann, as well as special music from members of our congregation. Be church together on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. https://www.stpeterslutheran.org/live/

     

     

  • SAFE CHURCH UPDATE

    Due to the recommendations by Governor Wolf in December, we have cancelled all in-person group meetings at church. Staff scheduling will also be staggered in the office and we ask that all persons who wish to come to the office to call beforehand. Watch our  e-news, Facebook and website for up to date Covid-19 information and how it affects St. Peter’s. 

     

  • WEEKLY UPDATES

    Please watch the church website https://www.stpeterslutheran.org every Wednesday afternoon at approximately 4:00 p.m. for a short article updating news around the church for the week. It is our attempt to keep you connected to “all things St. Peter’s” and the continual unfolding of congregational life in a digital world. You’ll find updates on worship life, new Zoom groups that are beginning, news from the broader church and how it affects our lives together, and      service opportunities that may present themselves within our church and out in our community.

     

  • SECURITY AND MAIL

    In light of concerns regarding the security of mailed offerings and gifts, the church has opened a post office box.  You may continue to address your mail to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 10 Delp Road, Lancaster, PA  17601 or mail to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 5061, Lancaster, PA  17601.   

     

  • PUB THEOLOGY

    January Pub Theology will meet by zoom on Wednesday, January 20th at 7:00 p.m. – watch for details and topic closer to the time. Contact Sister Dottie at dottie.almoney@stpeterslutheran.org for a zoom invite if this is your first time!

     

  • WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY

    We are taking a brief respite from the Book of Exodus, to discuss the theme of “Christian Denominations in America”, for the month of January and a few Wednesdays into February.  Do you wonder why Catholics have nuns? … do you wonder why Presbyterians believe in pre-destination? … do you wonder what the two-tiered version of heaven that Mormons talk about really means?  Do you wonder whether there is anything that Unitarians will not sign up for in terms of religious belief?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this six-week study may be perfect for you.  Consider joining us on Wednesday mornings.  We will return to the second half of the Book of Exodus in the last weeks of February.  Our  January schedule looks like this:  January 6 – Roman Catholicism; January 13 – Orthodox & Anglicanism; January 20 – Presbyterianism & Methodism; January 27 – Anabaptists & Baptists. We meet on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 a.m.  At the moment we are still meeting through the Zoom digital platform.  It is never too late to join in the fun.  Join us to brush up on your Bible, and enjoy some faith conversation about God, scripture and the world in which we live.  Contact Pastor Craig at craig.ross@stpeterslutheran.org

     

     

  • LOOKING TO SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY

    Join Pastor Sarah on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. for a    relaxed 30-40 minute Bible Study where we look to the scripture connected to the upcoming Sunday. These are online zoom gatherings. For more information, please contact Pastor Sarah at sarah.teichmann@stpeterslutheran.org

     

  • ADULT EDUCATION CLASS SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY 2021

    Sunday, January 3 – Daily Discipleship, “Grace Upon Grace”, led by Pastor Sarah; Sunday, January 10 – Simply Christian Introduction, N.T. Wright Simply Christian Series, led by Pr. Craig; Sunday, January 17 – Daily Discipleship, “Following the Lamb of God”, led by Sister Dottie; Sunday, January 24 – Simply Christian Introduction: Justice & Spirituality, N.T. Wright Series, led by Pr. Craig; Sunday, January 31 – Daily Discipleship, “Following the Master Teacher” led by Pr. Sarah

     

  • PRAYER CHAIN

    HAPPY NEW YEAR from the Prayer Chain!! During 2021, we thought it would be fun to introduce you to some of our members and give you a little history of the Chain. Our hope is by seeing names of folks you know are involved in the Chain, you might ask them questions about the chain and decide to join us (and learn a bit about us) at the same time. These are some of our active members of the chain: Thelma Aurand, Ena Marie Banks, Marsha Chamberlain, Patti Courtois, June Crisp, Don Deibler, Cindy Geesey, Ginny Gerhart (co-chair), Shirley Gorner, Art Grimm, Nancy LeFevre, Becky Lutz, Betsy McConnell, Cindy Miley, Linda Montgomery, Angela Moshos (co-chair), Christine Ponti, Janet Roberts, Pastor Craig Ross (rostered leader advisor), Shirley Schlener, Nancy Shimer, Louise Sitler, Christine Smith, Margaret Strausser, Pastor Sarah Teichmann, Jennifer Schlener-Thomas, Josephine Tietbohl, Mike Wildasin. Our wonderful church secretary Sandy, also prays most of our requests.  A few active members chose not to have their participation in the chain public. If you didn’t know some of these folks were on the chain, then we are doing our jobs correctly.  All requests are treated with respect, sensitivity and privacy.  If you have ever put in a request through the chain, these are the folks that are praying for you.  If you have any questions about membership in the chain, please contact Ginny Gerhart at or Angela Moshos. “Be still and know that l am God” Psalm 46:10

     

  • NEW MEMBER CLASSES: MARCH 7 & MARCH 14

    We will be having classes for visitors who would like to consider becoming members of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church On March 7th and March 14th. The first session will focus on meeting the pastors and fellow new members. The second session will focus on ministries of the church. To find out more contact Pastor Sarah Teichmann at sarah.teichmann@stpeterslutheran.org or you may all the church at 717-569-9211. 

     

  • FROM THE TANZANIA MISSION COMMITTEE

    The Tanzania Mission Committee cancelled the 2020 Cookie Drive-Thru due to the ever-increasing Covid-19 spike in Lancaster County. Many thanks to all who were working to make the event happen: TMC members, pastors, office staff, and, especially, the 100 bakers who had signed up to bake their amazing Christmas cookies. Thank you everyone. Anyone who would care to make a donation to the Busoka orphans’ cause, which is what the Cookie Walk has always been about, may send checks made payable to St Peter’s Lutheran Church to the church office.  Please put Cookies in the memo. The TMC thanks everyone for the support shown every year for the Cookie Walk and its mission, but we will be back next year, stronger than ever!

     

  • LYDIA’S CLOSET – EXTRA CLOTHES TO TRANSPORT

    We are seeking volunteers to take loads of extra clothes to Community Aid. If you have some extra time, please consider taking a load for us! Please contact Betsy Linn, betsy.linn@stpeterslutheran.org, for more info.

     

  • LYDIA’S CLOSET

    Lydia’s Closet is OPEN the first Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Our January Distribution Day is Saturday, January 2nd. We will also be filling orders through a form that can be obtained through the church office or online at https://www.stpeterslutheran.org/serve/local/lydias-closet/Please pass the information along to any of your friends and neighbors that may be in need of some extra help. Please contact Molly Olmsted at astaloo@comcast.com with any questions or if you would like to volunteer. The Community Aid bin may no longer be in our parking lot, but Lydia’s Closet continues to earn money through our donations.  All of the clothing donated to Lydia’s Closet is sorted through by our volunteers, some of those items are not suitable for children and those get donated to Community Aid.  For every pound donated, Lydia’s Closet receives 6 cents.  This may not seem like a lot, but over the past year we have earned over $900 dollars!  This money combined with a generous donation from Matthew 25 has allowed Lydia’s Closet to purchase more socks, underwear, coats, and toiletries.  We have been able to restock those items that need to be new. Thank you to everyone who has donated!

     

  • WOMEN’S TRIVIA NIGHT

    Friday, January 22nd at 7:00 p.m.,  Join us for a virtual trivia night through  zoom – prizes for the winners! Contact Sister Dottie for Zoom info.

     

  • WIDOWS GROUP

    Our meetings are continuing at St. Peter’s and are held on the last Tuesday of the month at 10:30a.m. Our next meeting will be on January 26th, and will be held in person and through Zoom. They last about 1 hour. 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

     

     

  • WELCA

    Presently we will not be resuming our monthly meetings until further notice.  It has been brought to our attention that there is interest in collecting items for our Personal Care Kits. This is a good idea as long as you follow the mandated rules of social distancing and wearing masks while shopping.  If you are not comfortable with shopping right now please wait for better times.  We have until September, when we prepare the kits for shipment, to collect items.  Here is Lutheran World Relief’s most recent list of items we will need for each kit. ONE light-weight bath-sized towel between 20” x 40” and 52” x 27”, dark color recommended; TWO or three bath-sized bars of soap equaling 8 or 9 oz; ONE adult-sized toothbrush in it’s original packaging; ONE sturdy comb; ONE metal nail clippers (attached file optional). Items may be placed in the WELCA blue box found in the church narthex.  Or you may also keep the items at your home for now. We look forward to the time we can again be together.  During these difficult days may we stay safe and thank God for our many blessings. Love to all, Sally Rager and Kathy Caldwell

     

  • GROCERY CARDS

    Please be aware that grocery cards are now available to purchase from the church office by appointment between 9:00 a.m. and noon. Please call the office with the amount and the store that you are requesting.  The staff will get them ready for you.  When arriving please ring the doorbell and someone will let you in the area between the double doors to pick up your cards in the envelope with your name on it on the table. Please place your check in the brown box on the table. Thank you.   

     

  • CHURCH MUSICAL

    A church musical? Now? How?! Over the next couple of months St. Peter’s will put together a church musical. We will tape speaking parts via Zoom meetings, put together songs by making recordings, and present the musical as part of our Palm/Passion Sunday celebration. Please send an email to Adam at adam.hughes@stpeterslutheran.org if you are interested in participating. There’s a part for everyone!