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.

Light in Darkness

Every December (sometimes starting on the last Sunday in November), we in the church begin a season of preparation, Advent. This odd time seems so counter-cultural these days. With Christmas and other holiday decorations creeping out earlier and earlier, carols blaring from mall speakers, and radio stations infesting our cars with sentimental words about roasting…

Our End Which Is No End

November is an interesting time in the church year. On the first Sunday of the month we remember those saints who have gone before us. We also remember that they are always celebrating the resurrection of Jesus as we do when we share communion. In some traditions, the pastor says or sings the following words…

Always Re-forming

  There’s a Latin phrase, semper reformanda, that sometimes gets thrown around this time of year. Every October we spend a Sunday celebrating the Reformation and how God continually guides the mission of the church. As we commemorate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the door of the castle church…

British Brass Band Invasion in Neffsville

The Lancaster British Brass Band will invade St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Saturday, August 5, at 7pm, for the final concert in the 2016-2017 Musical Arts Series. The Lancaster British Brass Band is composed of all brass and percussion instruments, playing music from across various genres—from classical to marches to pop.  This concert will include…

Music Retreat – August 19th, 9a-3p

Children and Youth Music Retreat – August 19th, 9a-3p All children ages rising K-5th grade who are interested in making music and being with church friends are invited to come to St. Peter’s on August 19th from 9:00a-3:00p for a Children and Youth Music Retreat. Children will have opportunities to worship God, sing songs, play…

Rise: Remember Well the Future

I write this having come to the end of a fulfilling week in Minneapolis, MN at the 2017 National Conference of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. We have gathered together as a group of people who care deeply about leading people in proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ through song. There have been opportunities…