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For Being Good

New Day Sermon advent 1 With a story by Cynthia Rylant entitled “For Being Good”, as the foundation of the sermon, we explore our relationships and how Jesus always invites us to strive for greater depth and connection with those we love.

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…

Christmas Miracles

Traditional sermon 7:30pm Christmas eve Merry Christmas, friends! “And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Familiar words. As the…

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…

Art for Advent

St. Peter’s is home to a lot of talent and skill and this year the church solicited for art from members to be included in the bulletin. Artists were encouraged to choose themes related to Advent or Christmas and submissions were used as bulletin covers and art throughout our worship aids. Below are scans or…

The Cookie Walk

Our St. Peter’s Cookie Walk is an event that church members and members of the surrounding communities in Lancaster County eagerly anticipate every year! Held in our church narthex at 10 Delp Road, Lancaster December 9 from 9:00am to noon (or until cookies sell out), you are invited to come and fill containers (large $15; small…

The Shine Man

Email Devotion christmas day In him was life, and the life was the light of all people. In place of a regular devotion this week, I simply offer you a great story called “The Shine Man” by Mary Quattlebaun Hear that rickety-rack of wheels over track?  Hear the cry of the train?  Oh, it takes me…