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 February 24, 2021

Hi Folks.  Here are some news items for the coming week. MID-WEEK LENTEN SERVICES Mid-week outdoor, in-person Lenten services begin tonight (February 24) at 7:00 p.m.  We will gather under and around the church portico at the main entrance to the church building.  Services will be brief with a short liturgy, the offering of communion…

Au Revoir Epiphany Star

Au revoir, Epiphany Star.  In a less than twenty-four hours, your light will depart from us as we usher in the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday services.  We will let you go … but not without some kicking and screaming in the form of our Palm Burning efforts tomorrow night, Shrove Tuesday.  For shortly…

Weekly Update for February 10, 2021

Hi Folks.  Here are some news items for the coming week. Check out some items about worship, Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, and ways to help your neighbor. LIVE STREAM WORSHIP THIS WEEK This Sunday, February 14, we will worship in the sanctuary via Live-stream at our usual time of 10:45 a.m.  We close the Epiphany season…

Christmas Lights

When I drive to my mom’s condo, I drive through an adjoining neighborhood which has become extremely interesting to me, of late.  The “interesting” began back in November, with the very “UN-interesting” practice of putting up Christmas lights. Many, but not all the houses in the neighborhood put up some semblance of Christmas lights ……

Weekly Update for February 3, 2021

Hi Folks.  Here are some news items for the coming week including a musical arts concert, music ministry opportunities, and an FAQ about worship. MUSICAL ARTS THIS SATURDAY February 6th: Broadway through the Ages with Mason Emmert.  Join us on Saturday, February 6th at 7pm on our YouTube channel or by going to www.stpeterslutheran.org/live for…

Weekly Update for January 20, 2021

Hi Folks.  Here are some news items for the coming week. COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT: VACCINE INFORMATION Our Lower Susquehanna Synod of the ELCA has been receiving updated vaccine information, and is inviting churches to share the information with their congregations. We hope that the following information is helpful to you, your neighbors, and the loved ones…

Weekly Update for January 13, 2021

Hi Folks.  Here are some news items for the coming week. LIVE STREAM WORSHIP THIS WEEK This Sunday, January 17, we will worship in the sanctuary via Live-stream at our usual time of 10:45 a.m. at  https://www.stpeterslutheran.org/live.   We continue the season of Epiphany, and our “Light” emphasis.  We will also feature a Zoom video of…

Attitude

NOTE – Please be aware that last week’s excellent devotion. “Will I, or Won’t I?”, was created by Brendan Armitage.  My apologies for not making that clear in the post.  ~~PR So I put my mask on for the umpteenth time that day. I sigh, with the same frustration that you probably express at the…