AuthorRev. Craig Ross

Senior Pastor

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 December 2

Hi Folks.  Here is some news for the week! CANCELLED – 2020 COOKIE DRIVE THRU Due to the increased community spread of COVID-19, this event has been cancelled. St. Peter’s December 12 Cookie Drive-Thru needs more cookie bakers!  Since we can’t badger you at church with sign-up sheets, please use this link to sign up,…

Weekly Update for November 25

Hi Folks.  Here is some news for the week! 2020 COOKIE DRIVE THRU IS ON! St. Peter’s Cookie Drive-Thru needs more cookie bakers!  Since we can’t badger you at church with sign-up sheets, please use this link to sign up, or call the church office. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4aaeab2ba0fe3-bakers. Please use just your name-no numbers or comments.  Sign…

Weekly Update for November 18

Hi Folks.  Here is some news for the week. FALL STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN By now you should have received your Fall Stewardship Packet in the mail.  Your Stewardship Committee encourages you to review the materials, spend some time in prayer and reflection, and return your Financial Support Pledge card and Time & Talent form to the…

Weekly Update for November 11

Hi Folks.  Here is some news for the week! IN PERSON 8AM INDOOR WORSHIP UPDATE – POSTPONED Please note that our 8:00 a.m. in-person worship service has been postponed for the time being. Pastor Craig Ross offers a video update on this decision. The decision has been reached under the advisement of the Risk Management…

Grief Must Be Given Its Time

“I no longer comfort others with false cheer.  In the hospital, where my encounters with patients are ever more distanced by sterile gloves, computer protocols, and the pressures of time, one way I can still be present is during their moments of grief.  I don’t encourage anyone to move on, to replace, to remarry, or…

Weekly Update for November 4

Hi Folks.  Here is some news for the week! REGISTER NOW FOR THIS SUNDAY’S (Nov. 8th) ANNUAL MEETING THIS SUNDAY (November 8) is our Annual Meeting – Online Version!  Those who participated in the October 25th online congregational meeting did a great job.  Let’s have all of you back, and lots of new participants, too. …

One Saint

Since my age regularly reminds me that I have far more miles on my odometer in the past, than I have left in the future … yes, because I am “seasoned” … there are certain times of the year that I look to the days of old, more than I do to the future.  All…

Weekly Update for October 28

Hi Folks.  Here is some news for the coming week! REGISTER NOW FOR THE NOVEMBER 8 CONGREGATIONAL MEETING Two Sunday’s from now we will have out Annual Meeting – Online Version!  Since many of you are now pros from using the Go To Meeting platform this past Sunday for our congregational meeting, we expect to…

Covid Discipleship

I spend the morning mostly alone in my office at church, where I type, read a commentary in preparation for the Sunday sermon, answer emails, and participate in a mercifully short Zoom meeting.  The time passes quickly.  I have a couple of cups of coffee which springs me from the solitary confinement of my office,…