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.

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…

Updated Summer 2021 Worship Schedule FAQ

Greetings, everyone! After the CDC’s recommendations two weeks ago, we have some important updates to share regarding St. Peter’s Summer 2021 Worship offerings. The overall schedule remains unchanged as we are hoping to offer a mix of opportunities to worship that will hopefully capture as many comfort levels as possible. To recap, that’s an 8:00…

Day of Pentecost

On the 50th day of Easter, we celebrate that third, mysterious aspect of the Triune God, the Holy Spirit. We hear of the Holy Spirit being poured out and remember that this Spirit brings mercy to places we would probably otherwise not expect it. In this week’s readings a crowd of strangers speaking in many…

Breath of the Spirit

Wowzers! What a week! I think I’ve expressed this sentiment at least once a month for the last year or so. It seems like just when I think I know how to operate, some change comes that upends some aspect of my plan. The challenge for me is to see these changes as Spirit-led movements…

Seventh Sunday of Easter

“Alleluia! Christ is Risen!”“Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Can you believe it is already the seventh Sunday of Easter? We’ve been raising our alleluia shouts about the resurrection for seven weeks now and are no less excited this week than we were on Easter Sunday! This week, Jesus leaves the disciples, and us, with a…

Summer 2021 Worship Schedule FAQ

NOTE: This FAQ was created and published prior to the CDC’s May 13th recommendations. Information below may be subject to change. We hope to continue to update you with worship plans for the 2021 summer schedule. If you have questions, please reach out to your church leaders. St. Peter’s worship schedule is changing and you…