AuthorRev. Craig Ross

Senior Pastor
Rev. Craig Ross

I have always appreciated the positive perspective on life and faith that is here… the broad range of life/social/political perspectives in our congregation… and the staff with whom I am blessed to work.

Strong Christmas Christians

We welcome back to our devotional table Brendan Armitage, who offers this week’s reflection as a spiritual close to the Christmas season, which ended ten days ago on the day of Epiphany.  Thank you, Brendan! Merry Christmas to you!  When a child is born, they’re delicate and precious.  You want to hold and nurture and protect…

Come and See

traditional sermon Epiphany 2 We live in a culture that floods us with words … yes, we literally drown in information of every kind imaginable.   Social media platforms … newspapers … 24-hour TV with a couple of hundred channels … emails … texts … conversations … radio … snail mail pamphlets and newsletters … robo-calls…

Godly Light of All Kinds

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL week of Epiphany 1 A small shaft of light reflecting off a small mirror … a candle offering dim light in the corner of a dark room … the sun’s rays beating down on your back as you work in your yard … a headlight shining into your car as you drive on…

A Faith Reminder from Christmas

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL – week of Christmas 1 She is on her last legs, I grudgingly admit.  Still drinking a bit of water, but not nearly as much as the day about a month ago when she started hospice care.  We have treated her lovingly, but she is showing some wear and tear.  There are places…

Christmas

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL CHRISTMAS DAY Please enjoy this reflection by Frederick Buechner from his book, Whistling in the Dark. The lovely old carols played and replayed till their effect is like a dentist’s drill or jack hammer, the bathetic banalities of the pulpit and the chilling commercialism of almost evertything else, people spending money they can’t afford…

I Need a Holy Night

traditional sermon    Christmas Eve 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:11, KJV) I find it ironic that during a season that is centered upon peace on earth … the peace brought by God … and the peace of a holy…

Advent 3 Worship Preview

For in him every one of God’s promises is a ‘Yes.’  (1 Corinthians 1:20) God’s promise of salvation is seen through the eyes of two biblical saints in our lessons today. In our New Day lesson from Luke 1 we see Mary saying “Yes” to the angel who visits her with the news of the gift…

Ballerinas and Bears

traditional sermon    advent 2 If it is Advent, then it is time for a story.  And if you have been with us at St. Peter’s for a while, you have heard a number of stories whose themes tie in with our Advent season.  This year I will read again from my favorite resource ……