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.

Playful Creativity

I’ll give you three guesses … go ahead … three guesses on what the cover picture to this devotion is. Nope … this is a picture of the tape we had used to mark off the church sanctuary when we opened up worship on June 6th.  We taped off every other pew as a help…

The Rats in Our Lives

Our thanks to Greg Hand for offering this week’s devotion! Plato was reported to have said, “The greater part of instruction is being reminded of things you already know.” Samuel Johnson put it a slightly different way: “Man needs more to be reminded than instructed.” And Robert Fulgham probably received substantial royalties from his book,…

A Perfect Day

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT — for those who wish to attend the funeral service for Pastor Dick Geib, it will be this Friday, July 2nd at 1:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Bring a mask as we will be singing two hymns. A time of greeting with the family will be held from Noon to 1:00 p.m.…

What Lies Beneath

Nope.  Not thinking about the 2000 release of the Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer horror movie of the same title.  I’m thinking about a tree.  An apple tree.  An apple tree that stands in the northeast corner of my yard.  An apple tree whose days are numbered. On Saturday night, as I was returning from…

A Simple Pleasure

“And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’” (Revelation 21:5a) This is going to sound overly dramatic … but I’m going to share it anyway.  Because it is true … for me, at least. The past two Sundays at St. Peter’s have brought tears to my…

Weekly Update for June 2

Hi Folks.  Here are some news items for the coming week including details about summer worship and our Mission Campaign. THREE SUNDAY WORSHIP OPTIONS BEGIN THIS WEEKEND Lots of news here as we begin our summer worship schedule.  Please carefully read through the next three items. IN-PERSON SANCTUARY WORSHIP – 8:00 AM Our first public…

Weekly Update for May 19

Hi Folks.  Here are some news items for the coming week. IN-PERSON WORSHIP AROUND THE CORNER Our first public worship gathering in our sanctuary is only two Sundays away.  At their May meeting, Congregation Council approved the recommendation that was proposed by the Worship Committee in consultation with Risk Management and Church Staff, to return…

Weekly Update for May 12

Hi Folks.  Here are some news items for the coming week. IN-PERSON WORSHIP IS AROUND THE CORNER At their May meeting, Congregation Council approved the recommendation that was proposed by the Worship Committee in consultation with Risk Management and Church Staff, to return to in-person worship at our 8:00 a.m. hour starting on June 6th. …

Weekly Update for May 5

Hi Folks.  Here are some news items for the coming week. CHURCH GROUNDS CLEAN-UP – WE NEED YOUR HELP It is springtime and time to clean up the church grounds to prepare for our return after COVID.  When?  Saturday, May 15th 8:00 AM to Noon.  We will gather at the church to clean up the…

Weekly Update for April 28

Hi Folks.  Here are some news items for the coming week. MISSION CAMPAIGN TOWN HALL With the Mission Campaign launched in our congregational life, we want to give you a chance to hear more about it.  So please mark your calendars for THIS SUNDAY, May 2 for our Mission Campaign Virtual Town Hall at 9:15…