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  • TRADITIONAL SERVICE AT 8:00 A.M. & 9:45 A.M.

    We continue having two indoor traditional services at 8:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. with two sung hymns (masks required while singing). Pre-registration is no longer required to attend worship. More information about the worship services can be found by visiting our worship page: www.stpeterslutheran.org/worship/indoor-worship

     

  • SUMMER LIVESTREAMING DURING THE 9:45 A.M. TRADITIONAL INDOOR SERVICE

    Livestreaming continues this summer during the 9:45 a.m. indoor worship service. There will be a bit of a change of perspective from a front pew to a back pew view, and we hope you are able to join us for worship if you can’t join us in person. https://www.stpeterslutheran.org/live/

     

  • OUTDOOR WORSHIP CONTINUES THROUGH AUGUST 22ND

    Please join us under the portico for an 11:00 a.m. outdoor  service. Those who are fully vaccinated need not wear a mask. Those who are not vaccinated should still wear masks. Bring a chair! Each week outdoor worship  features something new! 1st Sundays- New Day; 2nd & 3rd Sundays- Traditional; 4th Sundays- Family Themed.

     

  • NEW DAY PRAISE INDOOR SERVICE RETURNS!

    Beginning August 29th, our New Day Praise service returns at 10:45 a.m. in the Family Life Center! After a year and a half hiatus from the Family Life Center space, it will be great to gather, worship, and praise the Lord! The New Day band can’t wait to lead you in song. Bring a cup of coffee, some snacks for the kids, and your hearts for worship. See you there!

     

     

  • TRADITIONAL SERVICES AT 8:00 A.M. & 9:45 A.M.

    With the mask mandate lifting, St. Peter’s will be      adjusting our mask policy to be in line with the CDC’s recommendations: those who are fully vaccinated need not wear a mask. Those who are not vaccinated should still wear masks. When we sing indoors, we will wear masks,  following the CDC’s recommendation for groups of mixed vaccination status. We plan to re-examine this policy as we approach the fall. Thank you for your help as we work to resume our worship life together.

     

  • GOD’S WORK, OUR HANDS SUNDAY

    Open House at 9:15 a.m., September 12th. Come and participate in a few service projects, for all ages. Visit our new Children’s Library, our new Conference Room North with our adult library books and our new children’s “Prayground” room for use on Sunday mornings. Sunday School — September 19th normal Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m.

     

  • SAGES RECOGNITION SUNDAY – AUGUST 29TH

    We will honor and celebrate our new and seasoned St. Peter’s Sages on Sunday, August 29th.  A Sage is any member who has reached the age of 80 or more. We are inviting all Sages to attend worship with a specially planned service in their honor.  Communion will be offered at both 8:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. With regrets, there cannot be a reception this year. Also, the 29th coincides with the summer’s Hymn Sing Prelude where the prelude features singing a verse or two of our favorite requested hymns. If you have a favorite hymn you would like to be included during the prelude, let us know.  We will try to accommodate as many requests as we can. For questions or to submit a hymn request, contact Christine Smith or the church office at 717-569-9211.  No need to RSVP. Hope to see you at worship.

     

  • 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.

     

  • SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR “GOD’S WORK, OUR HANDS” SUNDAY

    We are collecting items for activity bags for children who will be undergoing cancer treatment.  The following items are needed: Small travel games, kids word search books, crayons, fruit snacks, granola bars, activity books, lollipops, crochet knit caps, warm fuzzy socks, life savers, small puzzles, chapstick, matchbox cars. Items can be placed in the bins in the Narthex by September 12th.

     

  • LYDIA’S CLOSET CLOTHING BANK

    Our August distribution day is Saturday, August 7th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Please contact Molly Olmsted if you can help out.(astaloo@me.com)

     

  • COMMUNITY MEAL DAY

    We serve a community meal the first Wednesday of every month at Grace Lutheran Church on North Queen Street! Our August meal will take place on Wednesday, August 4th. Those interested in helping should contact Kathy Berkebile at kberkebile@comcast.net

     

     

  • INDOOR SERVICE ADDITIONS

    Starting August 1st, we will return to receiving communion via wafers and wine/juice poured into cups. We’ll start out by asking people to walk forward to stations where they will be handed a wafer. Then, worshippers will pick up a cup, receive wine, and then place their cups into a basket. We will also be returning to our communion schedule from before the pandemic:   1st and 3rd Sundays – Communion at 8:00 a.m. and New Day; 2nd and 4th Sundays – Communion at 9:45 a.m. (10:45 a.m. in the fall); 5th Sundays and Festivals – Communion at all services. With the changes to communion we will also go back to having sung hymns during communion. Thank you for everyone’s flexibility as we continue to walk back to worship together.

     

  • 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 last Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. and usually last about one hour. Our next meeting will be on August 24th. 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. 

  • ST. PETER’S 3RD ANNUAL CRAFT SHOW

    St. Peter’s 3rd Annual Craft Show will be held on Saturday, November 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Vendors may be added to a waiting list for possible vendor spots. If you are interested, please contact Movita Groff. If you have any questions, please contact Movita Groff or Kim Sterner.

     

  • PRESCHOOL POP TAB COLLECTION

    As we prepare for our Preschool reopening we are setting up some fun and exciting community service projects. It’s never too soon to teach our young ones to help one another. Summer is the perfect time to start working on our first project, collecting pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House charities! Please start saving the tabs from your favorite summer beverages, food cans or anything with a metallic tab. The Ronald McDonald House Charity Program helps reduce stress and financial burden for families when they must travel far from home to access medical care for their child. We hope you will join us in supporting this great organization, by dropping off your tabs at any of the marked containers throughout the church.

     

  • ST. PETER’S PRESCHOOL FUNDRAISER

    Please support the reopening of our preschool this year and consider purchasing one or more of the following:  t-shirts are $12.00, masks are $10.00, or buy a set (t-shirt & mask) for $20.00. The shirts are cherry red and the masks come in a red hombre, they both have our preschool logo on them. Please contact Heather Cramer at heather.cramer@stpeterslutheran.org.

     

  • SUNDAY SCHOOL

    First day back to Sunday school will be Sunday, September 12th at 9:15 a.m. This will be a “God’s Work, Our Hands” Sunday with family outreach activities.  Our Traditional classes will begin on September 19th.

     

  • YOUTH & FAMILY PLANNING MEETING

    Thursday, August 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center  – We will start to put our youth group activities together and talk about the 2022 National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis. For more information, visit https://www.elca.org/YouthGathering. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

     

  • CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES COMMITTEE

    As our Children’s Ministries Committee continues to grow, please consider joining us. Many volunteers are needed to help plan and deliver Christian education to our children in meaningful and fun ways. We will soon begin preparation for our fall Sunday School.  Thank you, in advance, for considering!  If interested, contact Cindy Geesey at cindy.geesey@stpeterslutheran.org

     

     

  • 2021-2022 MUSICAL ARTS CONCERT SERIES

    We’re very excited to announce St. Peter’s 2021-2022 Musical Arts Concert Series! Scheduled concerts are:      Saturday, August 7, 2021, 6:00 p.m. *online concert* – Lancaster British Brass Band; Sunday, December 5, 2021, 4:00 p.m. – Hershey Handbell Ensemble; Sunday, March 27, 2022, 4:00 p.m. – Principally Harps, Harp Duo; Sunday, June 5, 2022, 4:00 p.m. – Come to Us, Creative Spirit, St. Peter’s Hymn Festival. We’re both grateful for your support of last year’s unusual series and quite pleased to continue the Musical Arts series this year in a more in-person format. A letter asking for your support, should be on its way to your door; we ask that you prayerfully consider supporting the arts. We will continue our practice of giving 10% of free-will offerings received at concerts to charity. This year we will continue to support the Lancaster County Food Hub.