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Holy Things

To the bath and to the table, to the prayers and the word, I call every seeking soul. As we approach the time of year we call Holy Week, our thoughts turn toward the central things to our existence as Christians. Of course the stories we tell this time of year are important: the command…

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Church and IKEA

Church and IKEA. At first glance, you might think that these two entities are completely unrelated with absolutely no overlap. Church is certainly not about purchasing pieces of furniture of varying quality. Furthermore IKEA, meatballs aside, certainly doesn’t market itself as a religious experience. One phrase does unite these two polar opposites: some assembly required.…

Epiphany 2 Worship Preview

His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” John 2:5 Like Jesus, we are called to “do something,” to follow Christ’s lead and listen to what he says. The church’s mission is to act when we see something happening that is detrimental to others. Like Mary, we often think the solution involves getting…

Episodes and Epiphanies

New Day Sermon Epiphany Sunday January 6 is Epiphany Sunday, a day we recall the wise men visiting the holy family. The Gospel writer Matthew gives us few details about these travelers. Imagine if we could be a fly on the wall…or in this case a fly on a camel…and listen to the conversation of…

Ministry Spotlight: Worship

Each week we’re spotlighting a ministry at St. Peter’s to show our mission in action. This week, we’re looking at our Worship Ministry. Our Ministry We gather as the Body of Christ, so that we are spiritually fed by God’s gracious hand and equipped for ministry in the world, through worshiping together in services of…

Advent Midweek Services

Throughout the Bible, God promised The Advent or coming of his son, Jesus. This is one of the most important events in all of human history — the almighty, eternal, creator of the universe becoming human, living among us, and suffering on our behalf in order to give us life. This year we will mark…

Community Thanksgiving Eve Service

St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lancaster invites the community to a Manheim Township Community Thanksgiving Eve Service on November 21 at 7:00pm. Several pastors and church leaders from the community will be co-leading a service of thanksgiving, prayer, and giving. As part of giving thanks, we will be collecting canned goods which will be…

Pentecost 13 Preview

“Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” -John 6:51 Jesus’ audience asks a reasonable question: “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” (John 6:52). Jesus’ answer doesn’t really address the question; instead, he reiterates that he…