New Day Sermon Lent 5 There’s a rhythm to our reality where death leads to life. Jesus reminds us that to really know life, something needs to die. How is Jesus inviting you to die?
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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…
St. Peter’s rostered leadership requests your prayers for our United Lutheran Seminary (formerly Gettysburg Seminary and Philadelphia Seminary) community. In the month of February, a leadership conflict arose around the seminary president, the Rev. Dr. Theresa Latini, and her past involvement more than fifteen years ago as the executive director of a Presbyterian Church organization…
There are a great number and variety of events taking place at St. Peter’s in our lead up to Holy Week and Easter. Come join us for these events! SATURDAY, MARCH 24 Easter Egg Hunt Come and join us for all of the fun activities including a puppet show, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and of course,…
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Rev. Craig Ross
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Crosspoints meets today in the Sanctuary with the topic, “Theology of the Cross”, led by Pastor Craig Ross. No class next Sunday, March 25th, Palm Sunday or April 1st, Easter Sunday. Faith and Values will be meeting in the Conference Room today with the topic, “The Sage”. We will meet at 9:15 a.m. in Room 100. All are welcome to attend. No class next Sunday, March 25th, Palm Sunday or April 1st, Easter Sunday.
For those who missed getting any of the handouts for the Co-Existing Crosspoints sessions, they can be found posted on the Adult Christian Education board in the Narthex. The handouts cover Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Atheism, and Secular Humanism in comparison to Christianity. An additional handout of further readings/visual materials will also be available.
We will meet on Wednesday, March 21st and will be studying Mark 10:32-52 & Mark 11:1-33. The class meets Wednesdays from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in the Café. Bring a Bible and a friend. Modest snacks, coffee and tea are provided.
The next meeting of St. Peter’s Book Club will meet on Tuesday, March 20th, at 1:30 p.m. We will be discussing the book The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. All are welcome! Questions? Please contact Mary Ann Frontz at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Come for a viewing of “The Shack” and a discussion led by Pastor Ross and Sister Dottie on Sunday, March 25th at 2:00 p.m. in the Café. A great movie for discussion on forgiveness and sacrificial love .
All of St. Peter’s Sages (those 80 or older) are invited to join us on Thursday, March 29th at 11:00 a.m. for a Maundy Thursday service. The service will feature pew communion and special hymns offered by the choir. Following the service, lunch will be served in the Family Life Center. Please R.S.V.P. to the church office at 717-569-9211 for luncheon reservations or to arrange a ride by Monday, March 26th. Sign up is also available on the Parish Life bulletin board.
Holy Thursday is in the midst of a busy week, 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 “HOLY TAKE OUT THURSDAY” on March 29th 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. 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 activity for the youngest pre-communion members of our families during the communion distribution.
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 foot washing. The service will conclude with the stripping of the altar.
When: March 30th at 12:00 noon. Who: Kids, parents, anyone who wants to understand the stations of the cross in simpler terms. Where: St. Peter’s Chapel throughout Narthex to the Sanctuary. Why: To understand the journey of Jesus from death to resurrection on Easter. Please join us for this special Holy Week offering.
At the heart of this service is the passion reading according to John, which celebrates Christ’s victory on the cross, and our honoring of the cross as we sing of forgiveness, healing, and salvation.