Jumping In With Both Feet Lyle and I had heard about Nawakwa’s Family Camp from family and friends for many years. Last summer, with Ellen being 8 years old, Anne 6, and Jeremy turning 3, we thought we were ready for this new experience. Kirchenwald, the Lutheran camp located near Mount Gretna, had just hosted…
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EMAIL DEVOTIONAL LENT 4 For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified. (1 Corinthians 1:22) Have you ever prayed for a miracle? Have you ever had a prayer for a miracle answered? How have you felt when your prayer wasn’t answered in the way you had hoped? Were you able…
New Day Sermon Lent 4 The sermon is a combination of the lesson from John with a drama woven throughout. Do you see yourself in any of the characters? We often complain of others not seeing their bad behavior, but many times we are blinded to our own.
Last week I had the privilege of leading the local SHARE burial service over St. Joseph’s Cemetery. SHARE of Lancaster is an organization whose primary value statement on their website is this: “We value the right of all families to have all of their children recognized as unique and beautiful human persons— both those who…
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Come to the Music Room Saturday, April 8th from 1:30-3:00 p.m. to be a part of the Easter Vigil Choir. We will help lead hymns and provide special music for our Easter Vigil service on Saturday, April 15th at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome. Please contact Adam at email@example.com with any questions.
Do you play an instrument? Would you like to help celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord? St. Peter’s is looking for instrumentalists to help lead hymns at the 10:45 a.m. Easter Sunday service. Rehearsal will be in the Sanctuary after the 10:45 service on April 9th. If you can’t make it to rehearsal but would still like to participate, please feel free to contact Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org for music and plans.
Join us for our 2nd annual Good Friday Waffles and Worship event on April 14th beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the FLC. This event is designed for families with young children and will include breakfast, singing and a hands on lesson on the events of Good Friday. Please RSVP on the Children’s Ministries bulletin board or to Samantha Cuascut at email@example.com
A pick-up choir will meet in the Music Room at 6:30 p.m. on Good Friday, April 14th, to help lead hymns and other liturgical pieces during the worship service. All are invited. Please contact Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
It is a tradition at St. Peter’s to bring an Easter plant to some of our older members who may not be able to attend an Easter Service. There are more than 20 members that we would like to bring a plant to, but we cannot reach everyone without your help. Please consider delivering an Easter plant from our altar to one of our homebound members on Easter or in the days to follow. If interested, sign up on the Parish Life bulletin board outside the church nursery, or contact Christine Smith at email@example.com.
On Thursday, April 13th, we will host our annual St. Peter’s Sages Maundy Thursday Service at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. This is a pew communion service prepared for all Sages, but especially for our members who are ambulatory but homebound, or for church members and friends who will not be able to be with us on Easter Sunday. Communion is offered in the pews, the congregation is seated for the entire service, and the choir will offer special hymns. Transportation will be available. Sages (those 80 or older) and any of their guests or family are welcomed to stay for a luncheon following the service. Please call Sandy in the church office (569-9211) or Christine Smith to make luncheon or driver reservations by Monday, April 10. Sign up is also available on the Parish Life bulletin board outside the Church Nursery. We look forward to seeing all of our Sages and their guests. All are welcomed.
Drivers may be needed for the Sages Maundy Thursday Service on Thursday, April 13. If you’re able to offer one of our Sages a ride to the service and luncheon, please sign up on the Parish Life bulletin board outside the church nursery or contact Christine Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you! Approximate times are 10:30 a.m. pick up and 1:30 p.m. drop off.
Holy Thursday is in the midst of a busy week, like most weeks. So instead of skipping the remembrance of Jesus’ Last Supper, join us for “TAKE OUT THURSDAY” on April 13th at 6:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center for a fellowship meal and a brief sharing of the meaning of PASSOVER and the Last Supper and “Take Out Thursday”. 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 and we expect to be finished within 45 minutes. Pastor Pretz will have activity for the youngest pre-communion members of our families during the communion distribution. One could also stay for the formal congregational observance of Maundy Thursday in the Sanctuary.
If you would be interested in being part of the 8:00 or 10:45 a.m. Reading of the Passion on Palm Sunday (April 9th), please contact Pastor Ross (569-9211 or email@example.com).
St. Peter’s Health & Wellness Committee will host a blood drive on Wednesday, April 19th, from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Youth Lounge. Please come out to support this event and help us reach our goal of 50+ donors.