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.

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…

Second Sunday after Pentecost

This Sunday marks the beginning of our summer worship schedule: 8:00 Indoor service, 9:45 livestream, and 11:00 outdoor service led by the New Day Band. We’re excited to be gathering together and to keep walking together on this grand experiment that is post-COVID church. Our readings this Sunday remind us that when we stand divided…

The Future is Bright

June is here and with it the start of a journey toward a brighter future. Of course, that could mean anything to anyone, but I’ll be happy to talk about what I’ve seen in the last month, how I see it being emblematic of our church community, and the hope I have for the future.…

The Holy Trinity

With Easter and Pentecost behind us we look toward the summer. This Sunday, in addition to being Memorial Day weekend, is the Sunday when we celebrate one of those great mysteries of faith which defies explanation. The doctrine of the Holy Trinity, that our God is Three-in-One and One-in-Three, reminds us that there is a…