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 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…

Weekly Update for April 21

Hi Folks.  Here are some news items for the coming week including a virtual town hall, an update from our council president, Live-stream and Drive-in worship, a postal mail update, and some small group gatherings. PUB THEOLOGY TONIGHT – AT THE DOMBACH FARM Pub Theology is meeting tonight at 6:30pm. We have moved our meeting…

Weekly Update for April 14

Hi Folks.  Here are some news items for the coming week including a virtual town hall, Drive-in worship, family fun, and small group gatherings. 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…

Weekly Update for April 7

Hi Folks.  Here are some news items for the coming week including updates, kick-offs, and our gratitude! GETTING BACK TO IN-PERSON WORSHIP When will indoor worship resume, you ask?  Our answer to that question is informed by the following the following guidelines for opening that have been put in place by our synodical bishop, Jim…

Angels Unawares

Are not all angels’ spirits in the divine service, sent to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1.14)  There are so many things that I have taken for granted over the years, which during this past year of pandemic have risen up and reminded me of what I have lost.  I’m…

Weekly Update for March 24

Hi Folks.  Here are some news items for the coming week. There is a lot going on, so please please read all of these. PALM SUNDAY/EASTER SUNDAY DRIVE-IN SIGN-UPS Please visit our sign-up pages to make reservations for Palm Sunday (https://www.stpeterslutheran.org/holy-week/palm-sunday-signup) and Easter Sunday (https://www.stpeterslutheran.org/easter/signup) Drive-In worship services.  These services will be offered in addition…

The Body of Christ

Our thanks to Brendan Armitage, our guest devotioneer this week. “One bread, one body, one Lord of all / One cup of blessing which we bless, And we, though many, throughout the earth / We are one body in this one Lord. Gentile or Jew / Servant or free / Woman or man / No…

Weekly Update for March 17

Hi Folks.  Here are some news items for the coming week. PUZZLE SWAP If you are tired of your puzzles, bring them to St Peter’s on April 3rd from 1 to 2pm.  When you sign up, please let us know how many people will be coming and how many puzzles you plan on bringing. You…

Weekly Update for March 10

Hi Folks.  Here are some news items for the coming week. MID-WEEK LENTEN SERVICES Mid-week outdoor, in-person Lenten services continue tonight (March 10) 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…