AuthorSister Dottie Almoney

Director of Education & Outreach
Sister Dottie Almoney

Our youth grow into faithful disciples through education, fellowship and service. I am also excited about the new social ministries in which we are partnering with other Manheim Township churches, such as Lydia’s Closet and Homes for Hope.

Moral Mondays

“Fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg St. Peter’s Moral Monday Group began in the early summer. We began by reading the book, White Fragility, and discussed its implication in our individual and communal lives. This…

The Woman at the Well

Traditional Sermonlent 3 We assume we know all about the woman at the well. But do we really know her story? Jesus chooses to have a relationship with this woman who in turns becomes an unlikely missionary. I don’t typically like to talk about my kids in a sermon, but the more I studied the…

Lent 3 – The Woman at the Well

Through the centuries, there have been many assumptions about the Samaritan Woman who Jesus encounters at the well. We read between the lines; if she had several husbands, she must have been unfaithful and Jesus knew she lived with a man who was not her husband! She was also considered less than because she was…

Safe Church and the Coronavirus

You might be wondering how St. Peter’s is responding to concerns about the coronavirus and the flu this season. The Safe Church task force offers some recommendations on ways we can be church together. In order to help prevent transmission of the flu, colds and other viruses, the Safe Church task force has purchased 4…

Transfiguration Sunday Preview

Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Matthew 17:1-2 Why do “bury” the Alleluias on Transfiguration Sunday? Based on the Hebrew word, hallelu…

February 2, 2020

February 2nd is the day the church celebrates the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple; it is also an american secular day known as “Groundhog’s Day”. There is a direct correlation between these two events. It is also a reminder that we can find sacred in the secular.