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What Kind of King?

Christ the King Sunday … today’s celebration … is the final Sunday of the Church Year.  It is a time when the Church not only thinks about the end of our twelve-month cycle of Sunday church services and accompanying lessons and festivals.  It is also a time when we think about the end of time,…

Touching the Face of God

John Gillespie Magee was a WWII fighter pilot, who wrote these words three months before he was killed in a mid-air collision.  The poem is entitled, “High Flight.” Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds,…

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…

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…

Rev. Craig Ross
On the Mountaintop

New Day Sermon Transfiguration Sunday Mountaintops are magnificent places to be … just ask Peter, James and John, who were present at Jesus’ transfiguration. But eventually we have to come down from the mountaintop and serve as God’s people where they are. It is where God needs us … and where we need to be…

Rev. Craig Ross
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…

Updates from the National Youth Gathering

Our Youth are hard at work (and play!) at the ELCA National Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas. Thirteen kids from St. Peter’s and their fearless leaders joined 30,000 other Lutheran youth from around the country as they deepen their faith and serve others. After arriving in Houston, our group checked in to their hotel and…

Rev. Sarah Teichmann
Worship Service Alert

Schedule for March 18 This week we have had a partial failure of the heating system in the south end of our building — this area includes the sanctuary, office, chapel, choir room, and conference room. Spare parts were not immediately available to make the repairs by Sunday, so please be advised on this modified…

Sister Dottie Almoney
Youth Group Rake and Run Event

Our youth will be offering to rake leaves for a monetary donation on Sunday afternoon November 5th .  If you would like to be added to our list of persons who need their yards tidied up – we will rake and either bag your leaves or put them curbside. All donations will help offset the…

Rev. Craig Ross
Harvest Hands

New Day Sermon Pentecost 2 Does the thought of serving overwhelm you?  Think of yourself as possessing “harvest hands” and work in God’s Kingdom, where there are as many places of need as there are different talents and passions