CategoryMinistry Features

Posts about our ministries here at St. Peter’s. From stewardship, to community outreach, to our intern program, there are so many ways that we do God’s work in our community!

Our Busoka Friends: An Update

One of St. Peter’s mission partners is the Busoka Lutheran Church in Tanzania. Recently members of the Busoka community shared some pictures of their congregation and community with us. And we wanted to share with you! The relationship we share St. Peter’s became an active companion congregation with the people of Busoka Lutheran Church in…

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…

A New Year

A New Year! A New Beginning! A Fresh Start! These are all the ways we see our world on January 1. How many of us make New Year’s Resolutions? It’s not easy to keep resolutions, somehow, life always manages to get in the way. I plan to go out for a walk, and then the…

Sunday School Year Begins!

Like many of us returning back to school or college this season, St. Peter’s returns back to its Sunday School programs with Christian education for children, youth, and adults. On Sunday, September 8, the Sunday School year began its Fall season with a focus toward global mission. With a special focus toward learning more about…

Sanctuary Church

Are you wondering what “sanctuary church” means in the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church? Maybe you read the recent article in The Lutheran on the ELCA declaring itself a sanctuary church? Well, here is an explanation from the Lower Susquehanna Synod Bishop James S. Dunlop is a recent pastoral letter to the…

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Deceived by ‘the lie of more’

And Jesus said to them, ‘Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.’ Luke 12:15 “The Andersons” looked uncomfortable as they explained why they couldn’t give more. “We’d like to,” Mrs. Anderson said, “but we’re getting killed with bills.” Mr. Anderson…

Stewardship of our Civic Freedoms

As Americans celebrate the birthday of our nation, we give thanks for our civic freedoms of speech, religion, assembly, due process, a speedy trial, voting and many more. Our freedom has made us the envy of much of the world. But as with any valuable gift, our civic freedoms can be abused, neglected or underappreciated to…