Holy Week and Easter Worship

Join us for worship and activities this Holy Week, and celebrate the Risen Christ at one of our four worship services on Easter Sunday!

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Welcome in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Whether we are worshipping, learning, gathering for fellowship, or serving, we do so in Jesus’ name. We would love for you to find out more about the ministries of St. Peter’s.

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    Whether it is traditional or praise, youth-oriented or sagely-focused, worship is the community called and gathered in Jesus’ name.

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    The Lutheran tradition is firmly rooted in education, and we believe a healthy study of the Bible is an essential companion to a faith grounded in worship and prayer.

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    Christian fellowship occurs when two or more Christians are in one another’s company. And when they are, great and holy things occur.

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    We invite you to join us as we seek to serve our community and world. Check out how you may be part of God’s work in the world and your neighborhood today.

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From our Blog

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The Passion of our Lord

New Day Sermon Palm Sunday This week’s message is the Passion of the Lord according to Luke. We have included the worship song “Messiah” and the Passion reading. The Gospel reading is dramatically read by the New Day band and set to music and paired with drawings and watercolor painting. We hope that this message…

Cost versus Value

We are very familiar with the scene and the characters in today’s gospel. We think we know them. There is much that has been said regarding them. But, none of the details in the story irrefutably support the theories.Theories that have long been perpetuated about who, where and when this scene takes place. Therefore, I…

Essential Oil

As a Christian, are you more pragmatic or compassionate? Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him) said, “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?” He said this not because he cared… John 12:4-6. Characters in the Bible sometimes…

Holy Things

To the bath and to the table, to the prayers and the word, I call every seeking soul. As we approach the time of year we call Holy Week, our thoughts turn toward the central things to our existence as Christians. Of course the stories we tell this time of year are important: the command…

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Meet our Leaders

Our leaders would love to meet you. Find out more about them and their faith!

  • Rev. Craig Ross
    Rev. Craig Ross

    Senior Pastor

  • Rev. Sarah Teichmann
    Rev. Sarah Teichmann

    Pastor of Christian Formation

  • Sister Dottie Almoney
    Sister Dottie Almoney

    Director of Education & Outreach

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  • MAUNDY THURSDAY “CHURCH ON THE GO” – APRIL 18

    “Church on the Go” in the Café at 6:00 p.m.  Holy Thursday is in the midst of a busy week, like most weeks. So instead of skipping one of the most important events in the life of Jesus and our remembrance of Jesus’ Last Supper, join us for “CHURCH ON THE GO” on April 18th at 6:00 p.m. for a fellowship meal and a brief sharing of the meaning of PASSOVER and the Last Supper. We will be meeting in the Café. Come from work or school bringing a packed meal from home or your favorite “Take Out” establishment. Bring all that you need to eat this meal-on-the-go. This will be an informal family friendly event with a sharing of the Lord’s Supper. We expect to be finished with the meal and worship within 45 minutes. Pastor Pretz will have an activity for the youngest pre-communion members of our families during the communion distribution. Weekdays are very busy so take this day for a stop at St Peter’s with your packed meal at 6:00 p.m. and be on the road again before 7:00 p.m.! One could also stay for the formal congregational  observance of Maundy Thursday in the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m.

     

  • MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP – APRIL 18

    Maundy Thursday Worship in the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. This is a traditional service remembering Jesus’ teaching and his mandate to love and serve one another. This service offers corporate and individual confession and absolution, laying on of hands, holy communion and ritual hand and foot washing. The service will conclude with the stripping of the altar.

     

  • EASTER VIGIL – SATURDAY, APRIL 20

    On the night before Easter Day, Christians around the world gather to celebrate Christ’s  passage from death to life. The service includes strong signs: new fire in darkness, light spreading from the light of Christ, the water and Word of baptism, the first resurrection meal and powerful words: the great saving stories of  Hebrew scriptures and the first Easter gospel. We keep this wondrous night in the spirit of vigil, our lamps lit, awaiting Christ’s coming both now and at the end of time. Alleluia! Christ is risen! And Christ will come again.

     

  • EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP – APRIL 21

    Easter Sunday Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary at 7:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. We celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord with Holy Communion, festive hymns and music, and the story of the empty tomb.

    Easter Sunday Family Worship in the Sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. We celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord with Holy Communion, festive hymns and music, and the story of the empty tomb, offered in an interactive way involving the congregation and our children.

    New Day Worship in the Family Life Center at 10:45 a.m. Easter service will include musical leadership by the praise band who will lead us in several familiar praise songs. Pastor Sarah Teichmann will be leading the service and preaching that morning. We meet in the Family Life Center.

  • SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY WITH PASTOR JEFF PRETZ

    Each Sunday in Room 118 from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. This class will explore in depth the Gospel reading for that day. 

  • GOOD FRIDAY WAFFLES AND WORSHIP

    Please join us for our annual Good FridayWaffles and Worship event on Friday, April 19th beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Family Life     Center. Please RSVP online at: https://stpeterslutheran.org/holy-week/waffles-worship/ .

     

  • KID-FRIENDLY STATIONS OF THE CROSS GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE

    Don’t miss the Kid-Friendly Stations of the Cross Good Friday Service on Friday, April 19th at noon in the        Sanctuary. Kids will gain an understanding of the journey of Jesus from death to resurrection on Easter. Kids of all ages are welcome!  No RSVP is required.  

     

  • CONGREGATIONAL WASHINGTON DC TRIP

    Saturday, May 11th — A “do as you please” with an optional visit to the Holocaust Museum in the afternoon. The cost is $50.00 per person.  Registration forms are on the Fellowship Bulletin Board. Please contact Sister Dottie at dottie.almoney@stpeterslutheran.org for more details.

     

  • DISASTER RESPONSE TRIP TO PUERTO RICO

    Pastor Glenn Beard, Jr., Coordinator of the Lower Susquehanna Synod Disaster Response Network, announces a second disaster response mission trip to Puerto Rico to help rebuild following Hurricane Maria, October 30-November 7, 2019.  A trip planning meeting will be held on Sunday, April 28th, at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Luther Acres, 600 E. Main Street, Lititz.  The trip is limited to 32 participants due to housing limitations.  If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email Pastor Beard at gbeard@luthercare.org .

  • EASTER PLANT DELIVERERS NEEDED

    Our altar will be dressed with many beautiful plants on Easter Sunday but they need a permanent home. Please consider delivering an Easter plant to one of our homebound members. Sign up is available on the Parish Life bulletin board outside the church nursery, contact Christine Smith at cjsmith1984@gmail.com if you are able to deliver a plant and a smile to one of our older members. Fifteen volunteers are needed, so please consider helping.