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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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Baptism of our Lord Sunday is about identity … Jesus’ identity as Son of God … and our identity as children of God. Baptism is at the heart of both these identities. In Jesus’ day, that identity was shaped through sermons spoken from hillsides and sermons preached from boats. If Jesus’ came to our world…
Each week we’re spotlighting a ministry at St. Peter’s to show our mission in action. This week, we’re looking at our Evangelism Ministry. Our Ministry Our proposed mission statement is “Building a community of faith by God’s grace.” Part and parcel to building community is raising up disciples. One of the descriptors in our proposed…
Meet our Leaders
Our leaders would love to meet you. Find out more about them and their faith!
Rev. Craig Ross
Rev. Sarah Teichmann
Pastor of Christian Formation
Sister Dottie Almoney
Director of Education & Outreach
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Beat the winter blues and join us for an all ages game night on Friday, January 25th at 6:30 pm in the Family Life Center. Dominoes, cards, board games. You name it, we can play it! Bring your favorite game and show us how to play, join in with an old standby, or learn a new game and expand your horizons. Light snacks and hot cocoa will be provided! Contact Lynn Fyfe with any questions.
ELEVATE GROUP will meet in the Narthex after the 10:45 a.m. services on January 20th to go out to lunch as a group. If you have any questions, please contact Jimmy Moshos by email at email@example.com.
Pub Theology will meet on Wednesday, January 16th at 6:30 p.m. at Highland Pizzeria off Oregon Pike. We will be discussing several views of Jesus. There is a survey of questions on the Adult Ed board to see which Gospel you may gravitate towards. Come for dinner and drinks or just drinks and discussion. RSVP to Sister Dottie if you are planning to attend at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAST CALL FOR OUR ANNUAL WOMEN’S RETREAT which will take place at Camp Kirchenwald this coming weekend, January 18th-20th. Our theme will be “Holy Imagination” and will look at creative ways to learn and live out your faith. Cost is $80. Information sheets can be found on the Adult Ed board. This is a great weekend for study, relaxation and connecting with other women.
And the final results are in and you are to be thanked again!
- 2018 Total Stewardship Giving – (General Fund, Debt Reduction Fund, loose plate, Christmas & Easter)- $1,059,153 from 443 givers in the congregation. That amount is up 1.3% over 2017.
- 2019 Pledging– 127 members of the congregation pledged $482,618 in our 2019 Stewardship Pledge Campaign. That is approximately 46% of total congregational giving.
- Congratulations– So, once again, regardless of whether you pledge or not, give through Simply Giving or Tithe.ly or write a check you are all to be congratulated for financially supporting God’s and our mission here at St. Peters.
- 2019 Stewardship Giving Goal is $1,091,000 – this is 3% higher than 2018. We hope that each of you will consider increasing your giving by that amount or more!
$6,500! That’s the amount the grocery card ministry was able to contribute to the St. Peter’s debt reduction for 2018! All thanks to our faithful shoppers who purchased cards last year. Every Sunday we offer gift cards from local grocery stores for you to purchase at face value and spend as you wish. The church receives 5% from each card sold. Please consider participating in this ongoing ministry as an easy way to help reduce the church debt. Many thanks to the dedicated “Card Shark” team who volunteer their time each week: Linda Siems, Stephanie Palic, Donna Aho, Randy Shue, and Ginny Gerhart. Please see any one of us at the grocery card table if you have questions about this great ministry. Pat Badorf
Love INC (Love in the Name of Christ of Lancaster County) receives referrals daily from social service agencies and pastors with clients that need help. St. Peter’s partners with Love INC to aid those right in our own neighborhood. We receive approximately three requests each month. 98% of the requests received are to drive a client to a medical appointment. If you are available to drive weekday hours, please consider volunteering. My promise is to make your volunteer commitment as painless as possible. I email a need to 5+ volunteers and you either respond to all to volunteer, OR, delete the email. It’s that simple! Questions: Please contact Sherry Moul, St. Peter’s Coordinator by email: email@example.com. Visit: www.loveinclancaster.org for Love INC’s vison, ministry, and community commitment. Sherry Moul
The Manheim Township Homes of Hope home assists 2 – 3 families max per year. After a family vacates the program, we need a Coordinator to contact volunteers to clean the apartment (approximately 2-3 hours) prior to the next family moving in. A cleaning task list, volunteer list, and cleaning supplies are provided. If you enjoy organizing projects and would enjoy volunteering for the MT Homes of Hope Program, please contact Sherry Moul, St. Peter’s Coordinator by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have loved ones in the hospital for whom pastoral visitation would be appreciated, it is best to call the church office and alert us. Church hospital visitors, clergy and lay alike, cannot ask for people who are “coded” for St. Peter’s in their hospital records at all of our hospitals. To be safe, please call us when a loved one is hospitalized and desires visitation.
Pastor Pretz’s Bible Study meets in Room 118. Each Sunday this class will explore in depth the Gospel reading for that day. Today we will be looking at the Epiphany Day lessons of the Star leading the Wise Men to Baby Jesus. On January 13th and 20th we will be studying the Creation texts and comparing them. On January 27th we will be exploring the meaning of the Christ event to each of us. This exploration may extend into the February 3rd session. Come and start the new year with some special bible studies.