AuthorDr. Adam Lefever Hughes

Director of Music
Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes

I love helping the St. Peter’s community proclaim the gospel message through song. I believe the music we make at St. Peter’s shapes us as a community of faith and can open our eyes to how God works in our world today.

Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes
Soli Deo Gloria!

“Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” –Ephesians 5:18b-20 “Just as a body, though one, has many parts,…

Worship Practice

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! As the season of Easter winds down and the summer months approach, our minds turn to our summer breaks. Over the summer we go on vacations to exotic, or not so exotic, places and we get a chance to slow down. Of course, the work of salvation never ends, and we…

Feeding the Soul

Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia! It’s that time of year when we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection and triumph over death. In Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands, one of our great Easter hymns, Martin Luther writes: Die Schrift hat verkuendigt das, Wie ein Tod den andern frass. This literally translates to: Scripture has proclaimed…

Triduum: The Three Days

At the center of the church year, the Triduum (the Three Days) forms the basis of our worship life as Christians. Many portions of our regular Sunday morning worship service are rooted in the themes, lessons, and stories that permeate Triduum, the Three Days, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil. By that, I don’t…

Musical Arts: Jonathan Rundman

The next concert in the 2017-2018 Musical Arts Concert Series at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Neffsville, will feature contemporary Christian folk/rock artist, Jonathan Rundman, on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 7pm. Born and raised in the isolated Finnish-American communities of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Jonathan Rundman has been writing songs and performing across the country…

Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes
Lent and the Center

  Lent is in full swing and we’re rapidly approaching the center of the church year, Holy Week. Late in Lent this lectionary year we hear many readings from the gospel of John. Often cited as being the more difficult and ‘heady’ gospel, John emphasizes the depths of Jesus’ authority and personhood where the synoptic…

It’s Cool in the Furnace

It’s finally here! Tomorrow at 3:00pm, St. Peter’s presents “It’s Cool in the Furnace”. Come to worship that morning, then return to the Sanctuary for the performance where you’ll learn about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and their run-in with King Nebuchadnezzar. Director’s Note It has been incredibly fulfilling to work together with the people of…

Dr. Adam Lefever Hughes
Musical Arts – Manor Winds

The next concert in the 2017-2018 Musical Arts Concert Series at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Neffsville, will be a woodwind concert by the Manor Winds Quintet, on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 7pm. Manor Winds is a Lancaster-based ensemble comprised of five musicians who come together to rehearse in a historic farm house on…