AuthorSister Dottie Almoney

Director of Education & Outreach
Sister Dottie Almoney

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.

Is Church Worth Your Time?

June 25, 2017 – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost Traditional Sermon- a dialogue between Sister Dottie Almoney and Janelle Almoney Why do you come to worship?  Is it really worth your time? D:      Janelle, did I ever tell you the story about a preacher who served a small country church.  Unfortunately his sermons were always very…

My Father’s House

New Day Sermon easter 5 John 14:1-14 is a common scripture reading for funerals.  It would make sense since it gives us hope that there is something waiting for us after we die.  Many of us wonder what “My Father’s House” will look like and who will be invited to live there! And now the…

April 30, 2017 Traditional Sermon

The Gospel Lesson is Luke 24: 13-35 about the Journey to Emmaus.   The sermon for this week centers around faith journeys as well as the journeys of our soon to be graduating High School Seniors and their Families. When I decided to go to seminary and become a deaconess, I had to write an essay…

Are you blind?

New Day Sermon Lent 4 The sermon is a combination of the lesson from John with a drama woven throughout.  Do you see yourself in any of the characters?  We often complain of others not seeing their bad behavior, but many times we are blinded to our own.

Lent 2 Preview

“Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? John 3:11-12 Sermon Them:  What do…

Youth Winter Retreats

Calling all youth in grades 5- 12 to join us for our traditional winter retreats. Grades 9 thru 12 will have their retreat at Camp Nawakwa on February 3-5th.  We will meet at St. Peter’s and leave for camp at 6:00 pm and return on Sunday at 3:00 pm. Grades 5-8 will have their retreat…

Women’s Winter Retreat

Join us at Camp Kirchenwald on January 20th – 22nd for our annual Women’s winter Retreat. This year we will focus on “Women in the church – Past, Present and Future. This is a fun and relaxing weekend with discussion, food, fellowship and worship.  We will begin our Friday with a wine and cheese social. …