New Day Sermon Pentecost 8 When the Gospel is read out loud in church and the reader says, “Enjoy the sermon…” you may figure it’s Bible story that is a little tricky! Today’s reading is from Mark 6, the beheading of John the Baptist. And yes, there is good news…
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And Herodias had a grudge against him [John the Baptist], and wanted to kill him. But she could not, for Herod feared John. –Mark 6: 19-20 Preparing for Worship Self-consciousness and guilt are useless unless they drive us to God. Herod and his wife prove it. They knew right from wrong, as we do. Herod assuaged…
On July 4th much of our community took the day off to celebrate our country’s birthday, but for many Independence Day was just another day to be hungry. We give thanks for the ministries at St. Peter’s which feed that need. St. Peter’s is part of a community meal at Grace Lutheran Church every first…
This week in our Gospel story, the writer Mark gives us two stories back to back. One is disappointment and the other elation. One is rejection and the other acceptance. One looks like failure and other looks like success. The first story is Jesus returning to his hometown of Nazareth. In my time, I’ve heard…
New Day Sermon Mark 6:1-13 Jesus tells us that we may be rejected when we preach the Gospel. Why do we sometimes reject that same message?
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Thursday, August 2nd at noon in the Café. PLEASE be certain to SIGN UP in advance (no later than July 29th), one person per line, on the sheet on the bulletin board so we have adequate food for all attending. Please bring a covered dish or picnic food item to share with the group. Don’t forget to indicate which sandwich you would like and how many of them. Beverages, paper supplies, utensils; plus hot dogs, hamburgers and cheeseburgers will be supplied. Lettuce, tomatoes and onions will be supplied as well.
Men of St. Peter’s, your voices and presence are requested! A men’s choir will help to lead worship at the 9:45 a.m. service on July 29th. All men are invited to a rehearsal on Saturday, July 28th at 10:00 a.m. The choir will put together an anthem for Sunday and prepare to lead other music that day.
Saturday, August 4th, 7:00 p.m., Lancaster British Brass Band — Come see the Lancaster British Brass Band at the final program on the 2017-2018 Musical Arts Series. The Lancaster British Brass Band is the premier brass band in the area. This excellent group is made up of many professional musicians from the region and consistently presents an evening of memorable and moving music. Share a ride with your friends and come early to get a seat; you won’t want to miss this one.
We are in need of new socks and underwear child size 5 through adult. In addition, if you’re going through your or your children’s closets, please remember us. We start at child size 4 and go through adult. Donations are accepted in the Church Office. We save off season clothing, so no worries if you’re donating a snowsuit in July!
The Children’s Ministries Committee is in need of the following items for use during Vacation Bible School this year: Inflatable rafts, oars, life jackets, life preservers, portable fire pits and camping tents. If you are able to lend us any of these items, please contact Samantha at email@example.com
The 5th/6th graders at VBS will be making “sock” cupcakes for cancer patients. We need some fuzzy socks! If you could donate a pair or two, drop them off by Sunday, July 15th. There will be a box in the Narthex and Café to put the donations. If you have any questions, please contact Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just for Fun Dessert and Bingo will be held on Saturday, July 21st at 6:30 p.m. at Brethren Village Townhouse Activity Room. Please bring a dessert to share. The sign up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex. See you there. Any questions, please contact Anna Mae Kenyon.
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM will next be offered on Sunday, June 3rd and Sunday, July 15th. Interested persons should speak with Pastor Craig or Pastor Sarah.
Our Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School will take place Sunday, July 15th through Thursday, July 19th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Child registration forms and volunteer sign up forms are available on the Children’s Ministries bulletin board across from the church office.