New Day Sermon Pentecost 17 Circumstances drive us. We often deal with the now, by contemplating our past or future. Concerns persist until “the time” arrives. What will you do next? Hold on; let go; or let God?
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Words are important. I’ll say it again … words … are …important. In some ways, our culture tries to convince us otherwise. We obsess over YouTube videos … we covet our Snapchat photos and Instagram posts … and we can’t wait to see what our celebrities are doing through Buzzfeed and TMZ pictures and postings. …
New Day Sermon This changes everything! Our sermon weaves the Gospel lesson of the Syrophenician Woman in Mark and the experiences of our youth at the national youth gathering in June.
Global Missions Sunday Is September 9 Brianna Melhorn, a very special speaker, will join us on September 9 at 9:15am for the Adult Sunday School Class to share her experiences working in a border immersion program in El Paso, TX. Brianna, a Manheim Township alumni as well as a former Spanish Immersion student, is a…
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Rev. Craig Ross
Rev. Sarah Teichmann
Pastor of Christian Formation
Sister Dottie Almoney
Director of Education & Outreach
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We are having a Craft Show on Saturday, November 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. If you would like to participate, the cost for church members is $5.00 for an 8 foot table. Electric is an additional $3.00. For non-church members the cost is $10.00 for an 8 foot table and $5.00 extra for electric. To reserve a table(s) please contact Movita Groff. If you have any questions, please contact Movita Groff or Kim Sterner.
Just For Fun Group will meet on October 8th at the Isaac’s Restaurant, 1559 Manheim Pike. Lancaster, PA. We will meet at 6:00 p.m. Individual checks will be issued by the server. Their menu includes soups, salads and sandwich entrées. Any questions please contact Harold or Kathleen Nightingale. Please sign up on the Church Bulletin Board.
Do you have a hobby, a collection, artwork or photography that you would like to share with us? Our Arts Hallway is a wonderful way to let others enjoy your creativity or collections! We normally feature our displays for a 90-day period. If you would be willing to share yours, please contact one of the following members: Fred Husson (chair), Brian Tolbert, Kim Groff Sterner, Kathy Groff or Carol Esbenshade.
Become a member of St. Peter’s. We’d love for you to join our family of faith. Sessions are October 7th and October 14th during the Sunday School hour. Want to know more? Email Pastor Craig Ross firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor Sarah Teichmann email@example.com. You may also call the church office at 717-569-9211.
To our New Members who joined St. Peter’s last March: You are invited to a New Member Reunion on September 30th during the Sunday School hour. We will meet at 9:15 a.m. in the Church Café for light refreshments, time to re-meet some of your classmates and shepherds, and good fellowship. See you there!
We are looking for volunteers to serve as communion assistants at both traditional services. If you have any questions or can help, please contact Karen Peiffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A training/review session will be held for Altar Guild volunteers on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 p.m. The meeting should take about one hour. Betsy Linn will be reviewing what to do as a volunteer. We would like to add a few more tasks to the list, so please consider attending!
Rehearsals for musical ensembles at St. Peter’s are in full swing. All are still welcome to come sing; there’s no need to have started at the beginning of the year. See the schedule below for details. Please contact Adam at email@example.com for more information.
Jubilate Choir – Thursdays, 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Youth Choir – Sundays, 10:00 – 10:20 a.m.
Herald Choir – Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Exsultate Ringers – Mondays, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
St. Peter’s Ringers – Mondays, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Canticle Choir – contact Adam for schedule
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS — Pet Blessing on Sunday, October 7th at 2:30 p.m. on the back church lawn.
In addition to visiting guest speakers and presentations by our lay team of facilitators (Brendan Armitage, Jen Sassaman, and Neil Snyder), our Crosspoints Adult Sunday School Class will be holding a series of classes throughout the year entitled “Here We Stand” (HWS), presented by our rostered staff leaders Sister Dottie, Pastors Ross, Geib and Teichmann and Vicar Nancy Brody. Some of the classes will be facilitated jointly and others will be led by one of these leaders. The goal is to understand a multitude of topics through a Lutheran lens. The first session on September 16th will be led by Pastor Geib and will examine fundamental Lutheran theology as found in the Bible and in basic Confessions adopted by the Lutheran Church. The Here We Stand Class that will take place on Sunday, September 23rd is entitled “Here I Stand; Where Do I Stand?”, a question that will be answered by each rostered Leader and then open to challenge and discussion from the class. We hope to promote a better understanding of Lutheran theology and how we can address current topics such as church and state, salvation, interfaith issues, human sexuality, end of life issues, and more, as rational, thinking Lutherans! Can I differ and still be a (good) Lutheran? Class takes place Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 am in the Conference Room. Bring your coffee. Bring your comments. Bring your smiles.