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Bible Verse of the Day

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
Worship services are meeting in-person at 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary and streaming on our YouTube channel. For the YouTube link, click on the button below.  If coming to worship in person, please avoid lingering before and after the service and please keep outerwear with you.  Keep social distancing in mind when selecting pews for seating, and follow the CDC guidelines for masking requirements.  Singing is allowed at our services. 

Are you searching for…

A Christ-centered church with a small-town welcome?

An inviting blend of traditional and contemporary worship styles suitable for all generations?

A church that continually responds to Christ’s call with service and outreach?

THEN, COME SEE US!

We are a Christ-based, family-oriented, welcoming church that cares about YOU! 

We are one of the oldest churches in York County, having been established in 1750, and situated in rural Spring Grove.  

We are an active supporter of the Harvest of Hope food pantry, which serves the greater Spring Grove area. 

We have activities for the youngest to the oldest and all ages in between. 

Finally, this is a trying time for everyone, but we have a wonderful church family and together we will get through this.  You are not alone.  God is always with you, but you may get lonely.  Remember, your church family is only a phone call away.  If you need someone to talk to, let us know and someone will be in touch.  God bless you, stay safe, and we hope to see you soon!

Grace and peace be with you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Message to the Congregation

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 President of St. Peter’s Lischey’s

COVID-19 Policy

St. Peter’s (Lischey’s) United Church of Christ will adhere to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local health officials to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus in order to keep our congregation healthy and worshipping in person. As we continue worshiping together, it is important to remember that Covid-19 remains a very real, and serious health risk.

We highly recommend that if you are feeling sick, that you stay at home as a precaution and join us on our YouTube channel.  If you attend worship service or other church events, and later test positive for COVID-19, you are STRONGLY urged to contact the church office so that others can be notified of a possible exposure. The infected person’s identity will remain anonymous. Thank you for your efforts in helping to keep our members safe.

 At the current time …

  • The CDC has determined that the community transmission of COVID-19 in York County is LOW. There are no mandatory restrictions in place.  People may choose to mask at anytime. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with Covid-19 should wear a mask.

  • Masks are available in the vestibules if you need one. Hand sanitizer is in the pew backs.