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Worth Dying For

Traditional Service Good Friday I used to think that I was something worth dying for, but recently I’ve been a little less certain. During the last few years I’ve taken on new adjectives–wife, pastor, mom. And whenever we take on a new label or identifier it makes us evaluate our lives. It causes us to…

The Cross on Good Friday

What is there to say this evening? This evening that we remember Jesus crucified. This evening where we look upon the cross. The cross, an instrument, by which empires tortured and shamed masses into silence. The cross, a symbol when abused, that can still carry a message of shame and force. The cross, a sign…

Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes
Triduum: The Three Days

At the center of the church year, the Triduum (the Three Days) forms the basis of our worship life as Christians. Many portions of our regular Sunday morning worship service are rooted in the themes, lessons, and stories that permeate Triduum, the Three Days, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil. By that, I don’t…

Holy Week Happenings

There are a great number and variety of events taking place at St. Peter’s in our lead up to Holy Week and Easter. Come join us for these events! SATURDAY, MARCH 24 Easter Egg Hunt Come and join us for all of the fun activities including a puppet show, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and of course,…

Rev. Craig Ross
The Tale of the Three Trees

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL Easter SUNDAY He is not here; for he has been raised.  (Matthew 28:6)       [Please enjoy this classic anonymous folktale, The Tale of the Three Trees.  It is offered as an Easter devotion.] Once upon a mountain top, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they…

Good Friday

Traditional Sermon We don’t want to be here. We avoid death. We’re alive. And as living beings we avoid everything about death. Our eyes shift toward tragedy until we encounter the source of death and quickly our eyes turn away to things of life. Our noses find the smell of decay and long for clean,…

Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes
Triduum – The Three Days

Triduum Tri-duum Three Days As we enter Holy Week, our thoughts are beginning to turn toward the most holy time in our church calendar. In a couple of short days, we will gather for the great liturgies of the Triduum (tri-duum: literally, three days). Imagined as one event, this is a church service that takes…