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.

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…

Worship Is Mission

How do worship and our mission as a church relate to one another? In worship, we are welcomed. We are welcomed with music, prayers, confessions and absolutions. We are welcomed with water at baptisms and remembrances of baptisms. It turns out God welcomes us with these things that we recognize and cherish. God gathers us,…

Triduum – The Three Days

Triduum Tri-duum Three Days As we enter Holy Week, our thoughts are beginning to turn toward the most holy time in our church calendar. In a couple of short days, we will gather for the great liturgies of the Triduum (tri-duum: literally, three days). Imagined as one event, this is a church service that takes…

Spring into Lent

The word Lent is derived from a great number of different languages, however all of them point to one definition: Spring. Practically, Lent also grew as a time of catechumenal training, where the unchurched would prepare for baptism at the Easter Vigil by learning about the faith. Music, being a great memory aid, became part…