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.

Second Grade Teachers

I’m standing behind my grandson, watching his iPad screen over his shoulder.  The picture that heads today’s devotion is not what I saw … but put the kiddos in a Zoom screen and it could have been.  I was watching his 2nd grade math class as he Zoomed in from our home.  His mom’s friend…

Weekly Update for October 7

Here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s. LIVE STREAM WORSHIP Live-stream worship from the sanctuary continues this coming Sunday as usual at 10:45 a.m. at  https://www.stpeterslutheran.org/live.  We offer a blend of traditional and contemporary worship components, with leadership from staff members, church members, and musicians.  DRIVE IN WORSHIP We have moved…

The Eyes of St. Francis

If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.   –Francis of Assisi (circa 1182-1226) Compassion and pity are not the soup of the day in the social buffet that is life in America these…

Weekly Update For September 30

Hi Folks – here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s. WORSHIP UPDATE & CHANGE OF SERVICE TIME Live-stream worship from the sanctuary continues this coming Sunday as usual at 10:45 a.m. at  https://www.stpeterslutheran.org/live.  Whether you are in PJ’s, your Sunday best, or something in between, we hope you will join us. …

Right Before My Eyes

For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then in my flesh I shall see God. Job 19:25-26 I’m making a communion visit yesterday with one of our church members under hospice care.  She has led a…

Faithful Tardigrades

For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? ~~ Romans 8:24, NRSV Are you a Cosmos fan?  Will you watch the new “Possible Worlds” premier (Season 3 of the Cosmos franchise) on Fox tonight?  (Maybe you already caught it on the Nat. Geo. Channel where it has aired…

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…