AuthorDr. Adam Lefever Hughes

Director of Music
Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes

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.

Devotions @ Home

Welcome to Devotions@Home, a new resource from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. With a limited ability to gather together and Sunday school offerings coming to a close, we hope this devotional material will provide an opportunity for us to deepen our relationship with God. A short order for readings and prayer is below. We encourage you…

Day of Pentecost Preview

Pentecost derives its name from the Jewish festival celebrating the harvest and the giving of the law on Mount Sinai fifty days after Passover. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God’s presence within and among us. In Acts the Spirit arrives in rushing wind and flame, bringing God’s presence to all…

Easter 7 Preview

In these days between Ascension (the 40th day after Easter and when we celebrate Jesus’ ascension to Heaven) and Pentecost, we gather with the disciples in the upper room, waiting for the spirit to transform the church around the world. In today’s gospel Jesus prays for his followers and for their mission in his name.…

Easter 6 Preview

Jesus does not abandon his followers. Through the Holy Spirit, Jesus comes to abide with his disciples of every generation. As Pentecost draws near, we are reminded the the risen Christ dwells in us as the Spirit of truth. We receive this Spirit in baptism and pray that in our gathering around the Lord’s table…

Easter 5 Preview

As we continue to celebrate the fifty days of Easter, this Sunday’s gospel includes Jesus’ promise that he goes to prepare a place for his followers in his Father’s house. Our baptism commissions us to share Jesus’ mission in the world. As 1 Peter reminds us, we are a holy people, called to proclaim the…

Easter 4 Preview

This Sunday is sometimes called “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Jesus is called the “gate” of the sheep in today’s gospel. The risen Christ opens the way to abundant life. He anoints our heads with oil and guides us beside the still waters of our baptism. Each Sunday he spreads a feast before us amid the world’s…

Easter 3 Preview

This Sunday’s gospel begins with two disciples walking to Emmaus, overcome with sadness, loss, and disappointment. They had hoped Jesus, who was crucified, would be the one to redeem Israel! Yet the risen Christ walks with them and then opens their eyes in the breaking of the bread. Each Sunday our hearts burn within us…

Easter 2 Preview

In today’s gospel the risen Christ appears to the disciples and offers them the gift of peace. Even amid doubts and questions, we experience the resurrection in our Sunday gathering around word and meal, and in our everyday lives. Throughout the coming Sundays of Easter the first two readings will be from the Acts of…

Easter Sunday Preview

This is the day the Lord has made! Christ is risen, and through him all creation is made new! Indeed, “God shows no partiality” (Acts 10:34): Christ’s resurrection truly brings life to everyone. We sing hymns of praise, gather around sacred words, and proclaim God’s faithfulness, power, and love. With the women at the tomb,…

Palm/Passion Sunday Preview

This Sunday, we encounter the paradox that defines our faith: Jesus Christ is glorified king and humiliated servant. We too are full of paradox: like Peter, we fervently desire to follow Christ, but find ourselves afraid, denying God. We wave palms in celebration today as Christ comes into our midst, and we follow with trepidation…