Wedding receptions can be interesting events. The mixture of excitement … lots of young people … laughter and joy … all fueled by gallons of booze … can create all kinds of unusual experiences. At my first call right out of seminary I had three weddings during my three year ministry at St. John’s. What…
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New Day Sermon Epiphany 2 Ritual cleansing prepared an individual to participate in something sacred (like worship or a wedding ceremony). Purity’s goal was to open a vertical channel to God, the source of everything sacred. Jesus’ miracle of water to wine created a link between religious practice and the sacredness of horizontal relationships.
Each week we’re spotlighting a ministry at St. Peter’s to show our mission in action. This week, we’re looking at our Global Social Ministry. Our Mission We follow Jesus’ call to serve God and serve neighbor, and sometimes these neighbors may be a half a world away. We support many global efforts, including financial support…
His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” John 2:5 Like Jesus, we are called to “do something,” to follow Christ’s lead and listen to what he says. The church’s mission is to act when we see something happening that is detrimental to others. Like Mary, we often think the solution involves getting…
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Rev. Craig Ross
Rev. Sarah Teichmann
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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.
$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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com.
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.
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 12, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us for exciting entertainment and good fellowship on Thursday, February 7th at 11:45 a.m. in the Café. Our program will feature Karen Peiffer speaking about the arts in Lancaster. Please bring your own sandwich, your own place setting, a beverage and a snack to share. Anyone is welcome to come, share lunch and listen to a speaker. Don’t let our name keep you away. If you have any questions, please contact Debra Shue.
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).