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Sunday Worship Preview

“All who heard them pondered them and said, “What then will this child become?” For, indeed, the hand of the Lord was with him.” -Luke 1:66 At the brightest time of year the promised forerunner is born: John, who will go before the Lord to prepare his way and testify to Jesus Christ, the one…

That Still, Small Voice

We thank Cindy Stauffer, our guest devotional provider this morning. I’m not sure what to call these encounters: God moments? Angels unaware? Divine intervention?  Has it ever happened to you? A chance meeting that commands you to stop, listen and pay attention. Someone is trying to “tell you” something. The universe is tapping you on the…

Advocacy Corner

Advocacy is the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal. As Christians, we are called to advocate for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We read that Jesus calls us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger and visit the imprisoned. One way we do that is through Advocacy in order to…

A Father’s Love

A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.  (George Webster Douglas)  I write to you both as a son and a father and a grandfather who has been on both the receiving end and the giving…

Let the Triune God Resolve Divisions

New Day Sermon Pentecost 3 Divisions can cause all kinds of problems. In Mark 3, Jesus says unity is threatened by divisions. A House divided is destined to fall. One can look at fear being a major underlying reason for divisions to surface. One way to resolve divisions is to turn to the Triune God…

Third Sunday of Pentecost Worship Preview

And looking at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” (Mark 3:34) A house divided against itself cannot stand. Jesus makes this observation in light of charges that he is possessed. He is possessed, not…

June 3rd Sermon Preview

Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the Sabbath; so the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.” (Mk. 2:27-28) Sabbath observance is constituted repeatedly in the Bible – prohibiting us from gathering food, chopping or kindling wood, traveling, no yard work, no tying or…

Not Your Grandma’s Church

Nancy and I spent the past weekend with our son Justin and his wife Megan at their home in Frederick.  Come Sunday morning, Justin and I decided to try and surprise our former vicar Matthew Beers at one of the churches he serves in Thurmont, Maryland.  We drove up for the 8AM service and were…

June/July 2018 Herald

This month’s Herald is available for download. Inside this month: Worship Schedule – 2 Adult Christian Ed. – 4 Committees – 5 Worship & Music – 10 Groups & Events – 11 Pastoral Letters – 12 St. Peter’s Preschool – 15 St. Peter’s Kids – 16 Youth Ministries – 17 Schedules and Assignments–18 Looking Ahead/Calendar…