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.

Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, a partridge in a pear tree,on the second day of Christmas, two turtle doves,on the third day of Christmas, three French hens,on the fourth day of Christmas, four calling birds,on the fifth day of Christmas, five gold rings,on the sixth day of Christmas, six geese a-laying,on the seventh day…

This Little Babe

This little Babe so few days old,Is come to rifle Satan’s fold;All hell doth at his presence quake,Though he himself for cold do shake;For in this weak, unarmed wise,The gates of hell he will surprise. With tears he fights and wins the field,His naked breast stands for a shield;His battering shot are babish cries,His arrows…

Name of Jesus

 By Jewish law, every baby boy was circumcised and named on the eighth day of life, so on the eighth day of Christmas the church celebrates this event in Jesus’ life. The keeping of the covenant as well as Jesus’ name are signs of God’s salvation given to us through him. What does your name…

Go Tell It!

Psalm-in-Action Grab a friend and act out these words from Psalm 148 with the suggested motions or come up with your own! point both hands to the skyHallelujah! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise God in the heights. flap your angel wingsPraise the Lord, all you angels; sing praise, all you hosts of heaven.…

The Holy Innocents, Martyrs

If St. Stephen’s martyrdom a couple of days ago was an unusual thing to celebrate, today’s readings about The Holy Innocents, those children Herod killed out of fear that his throne would be taken from him, are even more distressing. The story goes that Herod feared that Jesus was here to overturn Herod’s rule. In…

You Make All Things New

In his 2017 reflection for Christmas Day, Richard Rohr, revered theologian of the Franciscan order, shares some words about the old and new. Rohr writes: “Francis [of Assisi] was at once very traditional and entirely new in the ways of holiness. Franciscanism is not an iconoclastic dismissal of traditional Christian images, history, or culture, but…

Advent 4

Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and free us from the sin that would keep us from you, we pray this week. This week our reading from Samuel foretells the rebuilding of the house of the Lord with the coming of a Savior. We hear in the Gospel that this rebuilding is made complete in…