Fall Worship Schedule

Our fall schedule begins Sunday, September 9. Join us for traditional services at 8:00 and 10:45am, or our New Day Praise Service at 10:45am.

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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.

Be sure to check out our blog and announcements. There’s always something going on at St. Peter’s and we can’t wait for you to join us!

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  • Worship Join us as we worship

    Whether it is traditional or praise, youth-oriented or sagely-focused, worship is the community called and gathered in Jesus’ name.

  • LearnDeepen your faith today

    The Lutheran tradition is firmly rooted in education, and we believe a healthy study of the Bible is an essential companion to a faith grounded in worship and prayer.

  • GatherCome and see

    Christian fellowship occurs when two or more Christians are in one another’s company. And when they are, great and holy things occur.

  • ServeFind out how you can bless others

    We invite you to join us as we seek to serve our community and world. Check out how you may be part of God’s work in the world and your neighborhood today.

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From our Blog

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The Importance of Words

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. …

Bridge of the Americas (El Paso–Ciudad Juárez)
Global Missions Sunday

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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Meet our Leaders

Our leaders would love to meet you. Find out more about them and their faith!

  • Rev. Craig Ross
    Rev. Craig Ross

    Senior Pastor

  • Rev. Sarah Teichmann
    Rev. Sarah Teichmann

    Pastor of Christian Formation

  • Sister Dottie Almoney
    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 craig@stpeterslutheran-lanc.org or Pastor Sarah Teichmann steichmann@stpeterslutheran-lanc.org. 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 kpeiffer13@comcast.net.



    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 ahughes@stpeterslutheran-lanc.org 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.