Advent & Christmas 2020

The Advent and Christmas 2020 season may look different from years past, but our anticipation and hope for Christ in our lives remains the same! We invite you to participate in the season through worship, prayer, and serving our neighbor. 

Advent worship

Midweek Advent Worship

Come to the church for a brief midweek Advent service outside under the carport on Wednesdays at 7:00pm in December leading up to Christmas Eve. Services on December 2, 9, and 16 will draw from readings, music, and prayers of the season. Services are held outside and masks are required.

Darkest Night

Wednesday, December 23rd at 7:00pm we will hold a Darkest Night service. Similar to our midweek Advent services, this will be a brief time of scripture, song, and prayer held outside under the carport especially remembering the darkness that can mark this time of year.

Sundays in Advent

Tune into our livestream service Sundays at 10:45am as we mark the Sundays of Advent with Advent and Christmas themed preludes, Advent wreath lighting, scripture of the season, and weekly messages about God’s presence in Christ.

Join us for Parking Lot Worship under the carport every Sunday at 2pm for a 15- minute worship service featuring the lighting of our Advent wreath, songs of the Advent season, a reading, and communion. Please call the church office (717) 569-9211 to let us know your intention to attend.

Advent Events

Advent Prayer Time

If you haven’t already, join the staff daily at 7pm on our Facebook page for our Advent Calendar of Prayer. This short time of a reading from the bible, songs of the season, and prayer is a great way to mark the season of Advent as we wait with hopeful expectation for the Christ child. Readings and songs can be found on our website at www.stpeterslutheran.org/advent

Coat Giving Tree

Please consider giving a winter coat to our Lydia’s Closet ministry. Our neighbors in need could use your help. Click here for more details on what type/sizes of coats are needed!

Cookie Drive-Thru

December 12 buy some cookies and help many orphans! The 2020 Cookie Walk has been transformed into a Cookie Drive-Thru due to COVID-19. Homemade cookies will be boxed and ready for you to pick up on December 12, 9am-noon. All proceeds go to supporting the orphans of our mission partner church in Busoka, Tanzania. Want to help out with cookie baking. Sign up here!

Outdoor Nativity

Join us on Sunday December 13th at 2:00 pm (rain date Dec. 20) in our church parking lot for a live nativity service.  This will be formatted much like our Drive-In services and you will be able to hear by tuning into your car radio. This will be a full worship service with a live nativity taking place during the Gospel and Sermon spots. Holy Communion will also be celebrated.  Our Children and youth will be walking through the parking lot representing the people and animals of the nativity. Help us plan by calling the church office (717) 569-9211 with your intent to attend!

Christmas eve worship

Progressive Christmas Eve Service 3-6pm

As long as it looks safe to do so, St. Peter’s is planning to host its first ever Progressive Christmas Eve service on December 24th from 3:00-6:00pm. Small groups (less than 10) of worshipers will begin outside on the north side of the building at the memorial garden, proceed through the family life center, playground, sanctuary, and leave through the south entrance under the car port. Progressing through these stations will tell the story of Jesus’ birth. Stations include hearing Nativity story, receiving the sacrament of communion, and outdoor stations will include singing our beloved Christmas Eve carols and conclude with a candlelit Silent Night. Check back soon for a link for you and your ‘pod’ to sign up for a specific time.

Christmas Eve Worship Livestream 7:30pm

Join us at stpeterslutheran.org/live for a livestreamed Christmas Eve service at 7:30pm on December 24th. The service will feature a Traditional Christmas Eve worship with special music, the reading of the Nativity story, and scenes from our sanctuary space.

Get Directions

We are conveniently located on the corner of Lititz Pike and Delp Road just north of Lancaster.