Each week we’re spotlighting a ministry at St. Peter’s to show our mission in action. This week, we’re looking at our Membership Ministry. Our Ministry We believe that we are blessed so that we may be part of God’s plan to bless the world. Our members engage in blessing and thankfulness through our membership, stewardship…
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This week, as part of our Advent devotional, we get to hear Joel, Paige, and Helen Olmsted sing “Joy To The World!” I was able to chat with the talented trio about music, lyrics, and caroling. This is Advent for the Olmsteds. Pastor Sarah: How long have you been singing? Paige: I’ve been singing since I was…
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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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Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make St. Peter’s 1st Annual Craft Fair a huge success! We hope to plan this event for next year, so we are requesting more committee members to volunteer. If interested, please contact Kim Sterner at email@example.com or Movita Groff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our thanks to all of the people who came out to support this fun and festive event that kicked off the Christmas shopping season.
The tree in the Narthex contains names of students from Manheim Township. The tree in the Youth Lounge contains names for students from Fulton Elementary in SDOL. Please consider taking one or two to make the holidays happy for others. Contact Sister Dottie at email@example.com for any questions.
On Thursday, December 20th, we welcome our Sages to an early Christmas Service. Pew communion will be offered along with special music from our choir, followed by a luncheon. The service is open to our Sages who are 80 or older who may not be able to be with us for a Christmas Eve service. If you are a Sage, you should have received an invitation in the mail. Lunch will follow after the service. Please call to make a luncheon reservation by December 17th or to request a ride. Call the church office (717-569-9211) with any requests, questions or to make a luncheon reservation. Family or guests are welcomed to join you.
Our Christmas Sages Service will be held Thursday, December 20th. If you’re able to offer one of our Sages a ride to the service, please sign up on the Parish Life bulletin board outside the church nursery or contact Christine Smith. Thank you! Approximate times, 10:30 drop off and 1:30 pick up. All drivers are invited to stay for the service and/or attend the luncheon that follows.
It is a tradition at St. Peter’s to bring Christmas Cheer to many of our shut-in members. Please consider delivering a Poinsettia from our altar on Christmas Day or in the days to follow. We would love to reach many of our shut-ins, so ten plus volunteers would be welcomed. What a wonderful tradition to start or continue with your family. If interested, sign up on the Parish Life bulletin board outside the church nursery, or contact Christine Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next disaster response trip planning meeting will take place on Sunday, January 27th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Luther Acres. The Puerto Rico disaster response crew will be reuniting and telling their story to the community beginning at 7:00 p.m. All are invited. The next trip will be a return trip to Camp Evans in New Jersey (dates to be determined).
If you would like to donate to recovery efforts in California, you have two options. (1) You may double your donation through Thrivent Financial. Thrivent will match up to $250,000 in personal donations made online through Thrivent.com to specific disaster relief organizations helping with the recovery efforts. (2) You may also donate directly through Lutheran World Relief – visit elca.org and the LDR page and link will scroll across your screen.
An endowment gift of $1,000 was recently approved in memory of Tom Legath to Veterans Honor Park of Lancaster County, which is being built next to the Lititz Public Library. An additional amount ($1,000) was committed to members who would like to contribute a “Memorial Brick Paver.” St. Peter’s members who place a paver may request that $100 of the $250 donation fee be sponsored through St. Peter’s Endowment. Members are responsible for the other $150 donation. Please call the Church Office for information. Two pavers are in the process of being donated through St. Peter’s already. Eight more pavers can be supported. Consider honoring a veteran you have loved and lost.
Your Vicar and several members of St. Peter’s are exploring the possibility of forming a prevention and support ministry team (for anyone suffering the effects of addictive behavior.) Many of us avoid pain or reward ourselves through compulsive habits. “We all fall somewhere on the spectrum,” as they say. Overemphasis on food, work, caretaking, consumerism, sex and power are indicative of other unfulfilled needs. Please plan to take an anonymous five-minute survey prior to Sunday school, fellowship events and meetings. Your final opportunity will be before or after all services on December 2nd and 9th. The compiled results will profile our church community’s attitudes and needs. You taking this survey is necessary for me to accomplish the stated goals of my internship. Vicar Nancy Brody
St. Peter’s members of all ages are encouraged to participate in “Noah’s RemARKable Voyage” to be presented on Sunday, March 3rd at 3:00 p.m. You’re invited to come to a series of Thursday evening rehearsals (January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21, February 28) from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. and Saturday morning rehearsals (January 5, January 19, February 2, February 9, February 16, February 23, and March 2) from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. to learn music. If you’re interested in participating, please pick up a copy of the music, a CD, and an information sheet from the bench outside the music room door. Please also leave your name and email on the sign-up sheet. It is expected that you will come to at least half of the rehearsals. For more information, contact Adam at email@example.com.