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St. Peter’s Response to Coronavirus

Following the advice of church leadership in our synod, church staff, and lay leadership within the congregation, St. Peter’s will be suspending all activities including all Sunday morning worship and education, Preschool, and gatherings at the church. This hiatus of large gatherings will be in effect beginning Saturday March 14 and continuing for two weeks,…

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Pentecost 10 Preview

Elijah finds the presence of God not in earthquake, wind, or fire, but in the sound of sheer silence. When the disciples face a great storm on the sea, they cry out with fear. Jesus says: “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” Amid the storms of life, we gather to seek the…

Weekly Update for August 5

Hi Folks – here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s. Worship Update Please be aware that a number of projects are in the works.  Some of the equipment necessary for providing live-stream worship from the church, using our chancel space (altar, pulpit, organ, piano) is starting to arrive.  Staff will start…

Simple Gifts

I had my first (and only, as far as I can predict) Covid wedding this past weekend at St. Peter’s.  Just over twenty people … masks all around … social distance seating in the pews … and in the bridal party – the bride and groom were together, but the two attendants – the best…

Devotions @ Home

Here is the next edition of Devotions@Home a daily selection of readings for personal study which respond to the previous Sunday and lead us to the coming Sunday. Set within a short prayer service, this may be a new way to cultivate a habit of reading the Bible for a few minutes each day. Feel…

Pentecost 9 Preview

In today’s first reading God invites all who are hungry or thirsty to receive food and drink without cost. Jesus feeds the hungry multitude and reveals the abundance of God. At the eucharistic table we remember all who are hungry or poor in our world today. As we share the bread of life, we are…

August 2020 Herald

This month’s Herald is available for download Inside This Issue . . . Worship Schedule – 2 Safe Church Recommendations – 2 Adult Christian Ed. – 3 Committees – 6 Worship & Music – 7 Groups & Events – 7 Pastoral Letters – 8 From the Director of Music – 10 St. Peter’s Kids –…

The Masks We Wear

Years from now we will look back on this era with dismay. For one thing, it was the time of wearing masks. We will find a collection of masks we wore, stored away as symbolic artifacts of a strange time. Nothing new, actually – human beings have always worn masks – and always will –  Experts say…

Devotions @ Home

Here is the next edition of Devotions@Home a daily selection of readings for personal study which respond to the previous Sunday and lead us to the coming Sunday. Set within a short prayer service, this may be a new way to cultivate a habit of reading the Bible for a few minutes each day. Feel…

Pentecost 8 Preview

As Solomon prays for wisdom, we seek to more deeply know the treasures of faith. In today’s gospel Jesus offers everyday images that reveal to us the reign of God: a tree that becomes a sheltering home, yeast that penetrates and expands, a treasured pearl, a net that gains a great catch. Even as we…

Weekly Update for July 22

Hi Folks – here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s. Safe Church/Covid-19 Task Force News Due to the recent protocol put out by Governor Wolf with groups limiting to 25 persons, especially indoors, our Committee recommends waiting until Labor Day at the earliest for in person worship in the church building. …