AuthorRev. Craig Ross

Senior Pastor
Rev. Craig Ross

The vibrancy of life here at St. Peter’s makes my service on our staff a joy and privilege. Visitation, teaching and preaching are the ministries that feed my pastoral identity, as together our staff and lay members share in our missional calling … Building a community of faith by God’s grace.

Weekly Update for September 9

Hi Folks – here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s. Fall Christian Education Starts THIS Sunday!— Our Sunday morning Christian Education classes begin this Sunday (September 13) There will be a session for children in Pre-K thru 4th grade on our livestream at 10:20 am before our livestream worship service begins. …

Different But the Same

Our thanks go out to Adam Lefever Hughes for offering this weeks’ devotion. Justin the Martyr, a 2nd-century convert to Christianity wrote some of the earliest accounts we have of how early Christians conducted their worship. He writes: “And on the day called Sunday, all who live in cities or in the country gather together…

Weekly Update for September 2

Hi Folks – here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s. Worship News Drive-In Worship Sunday 6:30 PM We had our first Drive-In worship this past Sunday evening with almost fifty cars in attendance, that brought more than 110 persons to worship. We will gather again this coming Sunday, September 6, at 6:30…

Labor

Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. —1 Corinthians 15.58 We find ourselves less than a week away from Labor Day, the federal holiday that is just over 135 years old … created to celebrate…

Weekly Update for August 26

Hi Folks – here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s. Drive In Worship Begins This Sunday Evening at 6:30pm We have made final preparations for the kickoff of “Drive In Worship” this Sunday, August 30th at 6:30 p.m. in our church parking lot (where else?)  Enjoy this video to show you…

Hope in the Face of Death

I know we often lose, and that the death or destruction of another is infinitely more real and unbearable than one’s own.  I think I know how many times one has to start again, and how often one feels that one cannot start again.  And yet, on pain of death, one can never remain where…

Weekly Update for August 19

Hi Folks – here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s. Worship Update (1) New Camera Capturing our Livestream Service This past Sunday (8/16) you got a “taste” of what our new sanctuary live-stream cameras can do in terms of shifting focus to various worship participants, and zooming in to the chancel. …

Seed Sowing

Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. ~~Matthew 13:8 One of the blessings of being a pastor in a healthy and vibrant church community, is that I occasionally get the chance to “overhear” stories about people doing modest things that have a…

Weekly Update for August 12

Hi Folks – here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s. Worship Update We are in the process of testing the function and placement of the new cameras for the church sanctuary, that have recently been delivered.  Hopefully in a few weeks, this equipment will allow us to stream worship in the…