Grace and peace be with you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2020 & 2021 have been challenging years for all churches.   Many were in decline prior to the pandemic and are facing the challenge of simply trying to keep the doors open one more week. During this time, Lischey’s has welcomed 7 new members.  We had a confirmation class and welcomed 4 young people into membership with 100 in attendance on Pentecost Sunday. Last month, we celebrated the Children’s Sabbath.  We had over 16 children and their families here.  People were saying, “Where did all the children come from?”  Children attract other children.  We continue to offer Sunday School and Vacation Bible School which other churches have abandoned due to lack of numbers.  We have had family events such as Messy Church and Trick or Trunk.
For the past two summers, we have had an outdoor service in addition to the 10:30 service.  We enhanced our outdoor speaker system in order to do this. Last Sunday, we had a marvelous tribute to Veterans.  Something few churches do anymore.  We have become, what is called a hybrid church – worshipping in person and via the internet and we have no real idea how many people we are reaching. Members and families have made significant contributions to enhance our ministry through the AV system and the carillon. And this year, we will be offering two Christmas Eve services:  one at 4 PM designed for families and one at 7 PM. More details on that below.
 As you consider the mission, outreach, and worship opportunities we have sustained and increased, Lischey’s has shown it is a church that can continue to flourish and grow.
In the peace of Christ,  
Larry Spangler, Council Presidentof St. Peter’s Lischey’s

All Earth is Waiting!

A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.  Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain.  Then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”  Isaiah 40: 3 – 5
Sun. November 28th ~ The 1st Sunday of Advent ~ Worship at 10:30 AM
  • We will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion and begin the Advent Candlelighting
Sun. December 5th ~ The 2nd Sunday of Advent ~ Worship at 10:30 AM
  • We will celebrate the coming of the Christ child with the Sanctuary Choir cantata, “Let There Be Christmas.”
Sun. December 12th ~ The 3rd Sunday of Advent ~ Worship at 10:30 AM      
Sun. December 19th ~ The 4th Sunday of Advent
  • We will celebrate with anticipation and joy as we experience the Children’s Christmas program.
Friday, December 24th ~ Christmas Eve
  • We will have two services.  Both will include the traditional lighting of the Christ candle, the birth narrative from Luke 2, singing “Silent Night” with candles and concluding with “Joy to the World.”
               4 PM               A Family Oriented Service.  This service will be in person only.
              7 PM               A Quiet Service including the Sacrament of Holy Communion.  This service will be in person and via YouTube.
Sunday, December 26th ~First Sunday of Christmas
  • No Sunday School
  • 10 – 10:30 AM           A Time of Fellowship
  • 10:30 AM                  Worship, with a special time for children in the fellowship hall following the children’s message.
Sunday, January 2nd ~ Epiphany Sunday ~ Worship at 10:30 AM
  • Adult Sunday School will resume at 9:15 AM and Sunday School for children and youth will resume at 9:30 AM.
  • The first Sunday of the New Year we will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
 We hope you will join us as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Messiah and in preparation for His second coming!
                                          All services will be available via YouTube with the exception of the 4 PM Christmas Eve service.                                            You can find a link to our YouTube Channel on the Streaming page of our website, www.lischeysucc.org. 
The children’s program on December 19th will be shared on YouTube privately. A private livestream or video can only be seen by those invited to view it. The livestream or video does not show up on our YouTube Channel. A specific link for a particular livestream or video is sent out to those invited to view it. Viewers need to be signed into their YouTube accounts that correspond to the emails that the invitations are sent to. Also, a private video’s URL cannot be shared.