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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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Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances! –1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Would you like to be a more generous person, possessing a generous heart? Then try embracing gratitude as a spiritual practice. Since Thanksgiving is on the 23rd of this month, November is a great time to give it a try. Gratitude and…
Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ (Matthew 25:13) Our readings during November speak of the end times. Zephaniah proclaims that the coming day of the Lord will be filled with wrath…
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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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Please be aware that St. Peter’s will not host a Thanksgiving Eve service this year, as the Manheim Township Ministerium assesses the service and decides in what kind of venue the service should be held.
On Wednesday, November 22nd – NO CLASS THANKSGIVING BREAK). On Wednesday, November 29th we will study Mark, Chapter 2:1-28. We meet from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Light snacks are provided … bring any translation of the Bible you prefer … friends are welcome. Pastor Ross leads the class.
The Sacrament of Holy Baptism will next be offered on Sunday, December 10th at the New Day service and Sunday, December 17th at the 10:45 a.m. Traditional service. Please contact Pastor Sarah or Pastor Craig if interested.
DID YOU KNOW? . . . that the reason our Memorial Garden on the north side of the church property always looks so beautiful, is thanks to a small caretaking team that pulls weeds — sweeps off acorns and twigs — and in general tidies up the space on a monthly basis. During this season of thanksgiving, we take a moment to thank Mark Aho (chair), Robert Bowman, Lisa Guion and Larry Miller for their service to those saints who are interred in our Memorial Garden.
Artists are encouraged to submit drawings with Advent or Christmas themes to be included in our bulletins for Advent. Some possible images include stars, a manger, Mary, Joseph, a camel, wise men, John the Baptist, candles, or a road made straight. Many other ideas may spring to mind when thinking about this time of year. Put them in image form and help decorate our worship aids. Please deliver art to Adam Hughes or Sandy Shattuck no later than Monday, November 27th.
Do you love singing Christmas Carols? Do you love to hear them sung? Do you love to eat good barbecue? You can do any combination of these on December 5th at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 2481 E. Lincoln Highway, Lancaster. Children and Youth will sing from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. earning some money to help defray costs for the Youth Gathering this coming summer. All are invited to come hear the sounds of the season while sharing a tasty meal.
The 50+ Christmas Dinner will be held at the Eden on Thursday, December 7th at noon. We have 25 seats open for our gathering. Even if you don’t normally come to 50+, please call Debbie Shue and let her know if you are interested in attending. I need payment by November 26th. The room may only be available a few minutes before noon. If you are an early bird, please be prepared to wait in the lobby. Any questions, contact Debbie Shue.
Once again, we are asking the cookie bakers in our congregation to bake a double batch of their best Christmas cookies, and bring them to the church on Friday, December 8th, between noon and 7:00 p.m. Please bring them in a tin, plastic container, or cardboard box, as plastic bags often crumble and break the cookies. We also ask that you not bring bar cookies as they do not handle well for this event. Sign-up sheets for baking cookies will be at tables in the Narthex and New Day today, November 26th, and December 3rd. Please sign up! Your amazing cookies are what have made the first ten cookie walks huge successes! Thank you!
YOU ARE INVITED TO ST. PETER’S 11TH ANNUAL COOKIE WALK on Saturday, December 9th, in the Church Narthex from 9:00 a.m. – noon or until cookies sell out. This is a highly anticipated event every year at St. Peter’s, not only by our church members but by the surrounding communities in Lancaster County. We also invite everyone to bring family and friends to buy homemade Christmas cookies from this incredible assortment! Come early for the best selection! Like last year, we offer a $15 box and an $8 box, and as always, all proceeds go to our companion congregation in Tanzania, Busoka Lutheran Church, to help educate and support the orphans in their area.
Have you checked out the updated photo directory in your email? It was sent on November 9th from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with the subject, “New Church Directory Available to Download.” If you did not receive it, or if there is something wrong with your information, please contact Sandy Shattuck in the church office at 717-569-9211 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like a paper copy, Sandy will be happy to help you with that, too. Lastly, any time you want to update your photo simply email it to email@example.com. Thanks for all your help! Couldn’t do it without you. ~ Stephanie Palic, Membership Chairman, firstname.lastname@example.org