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 July 1

News from St. Peter’s: July 1, 2020 Hi Folks – here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s. Worship in our Sanctuary We continue to make preparations for in-person worship in our church building, starting with the church sanctuary.  The pieces we must have in place to safely offer in-person worship in…

Almost But Not Yet

Resurrection is about a new bodily life in this world and for this world.  What they (Gospel writers) are saying is that the resurrection of Jesus means that God’s new creation has begun, and therefore we have a job to do.  Our calling then in the light of Easter is to be as it were…

Weekly Update for June 24

Hi Folks – here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s. We have included some procedures you should be aware of as we enter our county’s “green phase of reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic” and begin the process of gradually opening up the church building for church activities.  These guidelines have come…

Weekly Update for June 17

Hi Folks – here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s. We hope it will help you stay connected to the variety of moving parts in our congregational life and ministries. Take Out Vacation Bible School If you are wondering about VBS this summer, no worries.  Our Christian Ed. staff are putting…

Presence

Exodus 33:14 —  Yahweh said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” A few weeks ago, I preached a sermon centering on “the candles in our church sanctuary.”  A few of you were astute, and noticed that I left one candle out of my sermon.  This one which heads today’s…

Weekly Update for June 10

Hi Folks – here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s for June 10. We hope it will help you stay connected to the variety of moving parts in our congregational life and ministries. Prayer in the Garden Looking for a moment of prayer in the midst of God’s good earth?  Consider…

1968

We extend our thank you Brendan Armitage and this extremely thought-provoking and faithful email devotion. Thank you, Brendan. Romans 8:35-39 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long;…

Weekly Update For June 3

Hi Folks – here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s. We hope it will help you stay connected to the variety of moving parts in our congregational life and ministries. THE “YELLOW” PHASE OF GATHERING- WHAT THAT MEANS FOR US This Friday, June 5, Governor Wolf put Lancaster County in the…

Vladimir loved Vera

Our thanks to Brendan Armitage for offering this week’s devotion. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments.  And his commandments are not burdensome. ~~1 John 5:3 He wrote to her, about her, of her every day of his life.  So great was his love for her that he managed to…

Weekly Update for May 27

Here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s. We hope it will help you stay connected to the variety of moving parts in our congregational life and ministries. WORSHIP LIFE AT ST. PETER’S — NOW Two Fridays from now Lancaster County will be moved to the “yellow phase” of public life in…