Holy Week Happenings


There are a great number and variety of events taking place at St. Peter’s in our lead up to Holy Week and Easter. Come join us for these events!


Easter Egg Hunt

Come and join us for all of the fun activities including a puppet show, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and of course, the Egg Hunt! This year we will again be offering free professional photos with the Easter Bunny. 10:00am in the Family Life Center


Passion Sunday Traditional Services

As we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, we also look ahead into the week, anticipating his trial and crucifixion. An interactive reading of the Passion Story in word and song, between leaders and congregation will be featured along with a Palm Procession and Holy Communion. 8:00 & 10:45am in the Sanctuary

Passion Sunday at New Day

New Day worship will begin with a palm procession and special music. The service will continue with an interactive reading of the Passion Story through word and images, along with a special Children’s activity during the sermon in the library. Holy Communion will be offered. 10:45am in the Family Life Center

Palm Sunday Breakfast

Come for pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit and drinks. All profits will go to help offset the cost of the ELCA National Youth Gathering in June. No sign up needed. Come for great food and fellowship! 9:00-10:00am in the Café and Family Life Center

Movie Matinee

We’ll watch the film The Shack, followed by discussion with Pastor Craig and Sister Dottie. Snacks will be provided! 2:00pm in the Café


Pub Theology

Join Sister Dottie and the Pub Theology group for reflections on Holy Week. RSVP to Sister Dottie6:30pm at Scooters in Lititz


Sages Service

We invite our members 80 and older to join us for a service with pew communion and special hymns from the choir, followed by a luncheon. 11:00am in the Sanctuary

Holy Take Out

Come from work or school bringing a packed meal from home or your favorite “Take Out” establishment. This will be an informal family friendly event with a sharing of the Lord’s Supper. 6:00pm in the Café

Maundy Thursday Worship

This is a traditional service remembering Jesus’ teaching and his mandate to love and serve one another. This service offers corporate and individual confession and absolution, laying on of hands, holy communion and foot washing. The service will conclude with the stripping of the altar 7:00pm in the Sanctuary


Waffles and Worship

Learn about the events of Good Friday in this interactive, child-friendly worship service along with breakfast and music. RSVP to Samantha.  9:00am in the Family Life Center

Children’s Stations of the Cross

All ages are invited to this kid-friendly guided-walk through the events of Good Friday as told by the stations of the cross. Starts at 12:00pm in the Chapel and concludes in the sanctuary.

Good Friday Worship

At the heart of this service is the passion reading according to John, which celebrates Christ’s victory on the cross, and our honoring of the cross as we sing of forgiveness, healing, and salvation. 7:00pm in the Sanctuary


Easter Vigil

On the night before Easter, we gather to celebrate Christ’s passage from death to life with a service including strong signs: new fire in darkness, light spreading from the light of Christ, the water and Word of baptism, the first resurrection meal, saving stories of Hebrew scriptures and the first Easter gospel. 6:00pm in the Sanctuary


Traditional Easter Worship

We celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord with Holy Communion, festive hymns and music, and the story of the empty tomb. 7:30 & 10:45am in the Sanctuary

Easter Family Worship

We celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord with Holy Communion, festive hymns and music, and the story of the empty tomb, offered in an interactive way involving the congregation and our children. 9:00am in the Sanctuary

Easter Worship at New Day

The New Day Praise Band will help lead the community in festive music as we celebrate the Lord’s resurrection. Special music will enhance the morning as well as images and video. The focus will be toward the transformation of death into life and our Lord’s presence in our lives now and always. 10:45am in the Family Life Center

Come join us!

Sister Dottie Almoney

Sister Dottie Almoney

Director of Education & Outreach

Our youth grow into faithful disciples through education, fellowship and service. I am also excited about the new social ministries in which we are partnering with other Manheim Township churches, such as Lydia’s Closet and Homes for Hope.

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