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June 2 Congregational Meeting

constitution And Bylaw Proposals On June 2, 2019 the Congregation will meet to vote on the following four sets of proposals to the St. Peter’s Constitution and Bylaws.   We encourage all members to please review these proposals prior to the meeting and contact Leslie McCarthy if they have questions or concerns. In the interest…

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Holy Things

To the bath and to the table, to the prayers and the word, I call every seeking soul. As we approach the time of year we call Holy Week, our thoughts turn toward the central things to our existence as Christians. Of course the stories we tell this time of year are important: the command…

Develop a Heart of Generosity

Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, for he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35b A friend who regularly volunteers to serve meals to the needy illustrates the truth of Jesus’ teaching. “It’s so rewarding to help,” she says, explaining that the time and hard work is worth…

Pentecost 2 Preview

“Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.”  -Luke 8:39 Our Bible readings for this Sunday point to the ways God frees us from our personal chains. In our Gospel reading from Luke 8:26-39, we read about a man who has lost his identity to the demons that afflict him.…

Do I Really Have to Read the Manual?

What Comes as Standard Equipment for Anyone Calling Themselves a Christian? As you know, today is Trinity Sunday. And since my husband and I recently got a new car and I’ve been trying to read the manual, I’d like us to consider what safety features come as standard equipment in the most basic model. Not…

Trinity Sunday

New Day Sermon Trinity Sunday What can we really say about the Trinity? We have lots of words, all of which try to describe it. Maybe it is as simple as God’s creative efforts to be present to us “in many and various ways.”

Lightbulb Witnessing

It doesn’t look like much, does it?  Its just a halogen light bulb that along with a couple of its friends, helped to back light the Luther Rose stained glass window on the sanctuary wall, at the back of our altar area up until a couple of months ago.  It would set you back two…

Hungry for God’s Mission

Lower Susquehanna Synod Assembly Every year the Lower Susquehanna Synod gathers together for an assembly including rostered leaders, voting members from 238 churches, synod agencies, and representatives from our national churchwide expression of the ELCA. All in all there were over 500 of us gathered at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA. The synod assembly began…

A Pentecost Moment

The first half of today’s sermon was delivered as an oral narrative from the sanctuary floor and is identified by bold-italic text. The remaining traditional sermon comments are in regular print. When the day came, I found myself surrounded by lots of people.  I heard languages that I could not understand.  I heard Spanish being…

God is Still Good

This week’s devotion is written by Emily, a student at Pepperdine University.  This devotion was offered by one of our church staff members yesterday at our all-staff meeting.  It came to us through an extended family member who is Emily’s teacher. Yesterday was the one-month mark. Almost exactly a month ago I was trapped in…