AuthorRev. Sarah Teichmann

Pastor of Christian Formation
Rev. Sarah Teichmann

I love working in a staff where we are able to use each other’s strengths for the glory of God. I am energized by the lay leaders of the church and the creative ways they can extend the mission of Jesus to congregational members and our community.

Q&A with Vicar Pal Pusztai

St. Peter’s has a long history of vicars learning about the ministry during their internship year. Our new Vicar, Pal Pusztai, will start his year of service at St. Peter’s on Sunday, July 2. We’ll have several months to learn about your joys, passion and call to the ministry, but perhaps we could have a foretaste…

We shall not want!

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. —Psalm 23 One of the best known and beloved psalms is Psalm 23, the Shepherd Psalm. There we learn that the Lord is our shepherd. And since He is our…

Holy Spirit, Holy Unpredictable

Traditional Sermon Pentecost Sunday A woman told me a story about something that happened to her several years before. She was a faithful woman. A lifelong Lutheran. She went to church every single week. Her piety was a quiet one. Not loud, not proud, just pious. One day she went to church and in the…

Easter 7 Sunday Preview

What does it mean to be one? Jesus offers a prayer to our Heavenly Father for our sake that we may be one. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. John 17:11 We’re called to be one by the God who gathers…

Five loaves of bread and two fish
The Mystery of Giving

“It is more blessed to give than to receive,” said St. Paul, quoting our Lord. How can this be? Jesus and His disciples withdrew to a mountain by the shore of the Sea of Galilee. The crowds followed them, for the Lord had just showered upon them the gift of His teaching, the gift of…

Mission and Vision Forums

St. Peter’s is creating a new mission statement and embarking on updating our vision, and you can be part of the process! After more than a year of conversation around this topic, we are ready to develop our mission and vision statement, and you are the crucial first step in this work. Before missions can be…

Mission: Go Take A Hike!

Traditional Sermon Easter 4 Today is Good Shepherd Sunday where we read scripture that point to God’s shepherding nature in our world. We especially raise the goodness of the ultimate Shepherd, Jesus. The idea of Jesus as the good shepherd is one of the earliest depictions of the Christ in our Christian art and architecture.…