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Weekly Update Christmas Edition

Hi Folks. With Christmas Eve coming up we have some great updates and reminders. Check them out! CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP Drive In Christmas Eve Services We will be having several Drive-In Family Christmas Eve services (1PM, 2PM, 3PM & 4PM). In the safety of your car, you and your family can receive communion using our “fellowship…

Weekly Update for August 19

Hi Folks – here is this week’s Wednesday update on news from St. Peter’s. Worship Update (1) New Camera Capturing our Livestream Service This past Sunday (8/16) you got a “taste” of what our new sanctuary live-stream cameras can do in terms of shifting focus to various worship participants, and zooming in to the chancel. …

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…

Our Sages: Models for Our Worship

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 11 I’m not much for preaching on the Old Testament lessons that we read each week in church.  If you pay any attention to my sermons, you know that already.  I’ve always been most interested in talking about Jesus, from the pulpit. But when I started my sermon prep last week, and…

Episodes and Epiphanies

New Day Sermon Epiphany Sunday January 6 is Epiphany Sunday, a day we recall the wise men visiting the holy family. The Gospel writer Matthew gives us few details about these travelers. Imagine if we could be a fly on the wall…or in this case a fly on a camel…and listen to the conversation of…

Lord, to Whom Can We Go?

Their names were Carl & Alma Rasmussen.  They were Sages back in the 1980’s before we called our octogenarians by the title Sages. The Rasmussen’s were both well into their nineties, when I came to St. Peter’s as your assistant pastor in 1986.  Carl was the retired systematic theology professor of the former Gettysburg Seminary…

Sages Sunday 2017

Imagine a few thousand years of life and faith experience contained in a few dozen people in a church narthex, and you have Sages Sunday at St. Peter’s. On August 27 we took a morning to celebrate the rich heritage of service and leadership found in our church members who have lived eighty years of…

Who’s On Your Guest List?

PENTECOST 15 TRADITIONAL SERMON One of the candidates on my summer book reading list was David Whyte’s his delightful little book, Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words.  He offers short but insightful considerations of 52 different ordinary words … think of it as a word a week for a year. If…