AuthorDr. Adam Lefever Hughes

Director of Music

As the Director of Music, I help the St. Peter’s community proclaim the gospel story and share the goodness of God through worship and music.

All Creation Sings

If you were at traditional worship services, or if you tuned into our livestream, you may have heard Pastor Martin Zimmann reference a number of hymnals during his sermon. Of course he mentioned the “green one” (Lutheran Book of Worship), the “blue one”, (With One Voice), the “cranberry one” (Evangelical Lutheran Worship), and the “purple…

Fall Worship Schedule

This summer, as we have been gathering in worship to sing, pray, and proclaim the liberating message of God’s grace, St. Peter’s staff and worship committee have been working toward a fall worship schedule. At the beginning of the summer, we had one idea of what that might look like and we have striven to…

Gathering Spaces: The Data

This summer has been one of renewal. As we have gathered together again to pray, praise God, and proclaim the resurrection I have rejoiced in our gathering. Personally, hearing God’s people sing again has been a great source of rejoicing. Despite our renewal, however, we are not completely “out of the woods” and have taken…

August Worship Update

Starting this week, our worship service continues to morph into something we are a bit more used to. First, we’ll return to the communion schedule we arrived at before the pandemic. 1st and 3rd Sundays, communion will be offered at the 8:00 service (and New Day when it is held regularly). 2nd and 4th Sundays,…

Children's Jubilate Choir offering special music during worship
Music Ensembles

This fall, St. Peter’s musicians will regather to make music together in vocal and handbell choirs. Below is a list of opportunities to get involved. For more information or if you have questions, please email Adam Lefever Hughes, the Director of Music. All are welcome! Herald Choir The Herald Choir is for singers 9th grade…

Musical Arts 2021-2022 Series

We are proud to announce our 2021-2022 Musical Arts Concert Series. After a year of online offerings, St. Peter’s is pleased to return to making music together in our beautiful space. Schedule Sat., Aug. 7, 2021Lancaster British Brass Band Mini-ConcertNote: This is an online concert found by heading to our youtube page youtube.com/stpeterslutheranlancaster Sun., Dec.…

July 1 Worship Update

This week we bring you an update from Pastor Ross and Adam about our next steps in resuming our in-person worship life together. Here are the highlights:– Two indoor, traditional worship services every Sunday at 8:00 and 9:45 am.– Two hymns now sung at every service.– Masks required while singing. Otherwise, please follow CDC recommendations…

Outdoor Family Service

This Sunday our outdoor service takes on a different flavor. We’ll have our first “family service” of the summer. These services are meant to be very friendly to families with young kids. We’ll have more action during worship, music that is easy to learn in the moment, and prayer and praise in language that will…

Worship News

What a joy it has been to gather together for worship these last couple of weeks! As Pastor Ross wrote in his blog post earlier this week, the simple joys of sharing spoken prayers, professions of faith, creedal statements, and liturgical action has been especially moving. As you may be aware, we’re using the summer…

Third Sunday after Pentecost

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash This Sunday, we hear the parable of the mustard seed growing into a shrub. We’re reminded of the image of the tree of life, the tree that we equate with the cross upon which Jesus was crucified and destroyed death. We might expect the image for this grand reversal to be something…