Thursday, July 9, 2020
Church-Wide Events
This Sunday - Pastor Brian Coles will be bringing Part 2 of our James Series with a message called "That's My Favorite."

Early Childhood Classrooms will be open and staffed during both the 9 and 11 a.m. services. This is only for children from birth through Pre-K . Read more under Kingdom Kids.

Songs - Your Love Awakens Me, You Cannot Be Stopped, Graves Into Gardens, Living Hope
Petra Statement Regarding the Wearing of Masks - Due to the increasing divisiveness and confusion from federal, state, and local leaders, along with religious freedom issues, a desire to obey our leaders, as well as medical experts who present differing recommendations, church leaders have been thrust into a no-win situation. We do not feel it is the church's place to try to police unenforceable government mandates. In light of this, we are asking each person to make their own decision and to follow their own conviction about wearing masks. We will continue to provide social distancing in our Sanctuary seating and an additional room for those who want an environment with everyone wearing a mask. We will also continue online options for those who are not yet comfortable attending in person. Let’s do our best to respect and not judge each other’s motives and hearts on this matter. We will get through this. – Petra Leadership
Sunday Morning Services - We will continue to stream both services through the Petra App, Facebook, YouTube, and our website at . To listen to the service over the phone, dial 717-481-4068.
For details about Petra’s on-site opening plan , and our health and safety protocols, including Petra's Exposure Policy, please visit this webpage .
Come and celebrate as eight brothers and sisters in the Lord are water baptized at Petra on Sunday morning, July 19! If you are at least 10 years old and desire to be water baptized, you may still register online and attend an instructional class this Sunday at 11 a.m. in North 132.
Eastgate House of Prayer
Join us this Tuesday at 7 p.m. for a time of corporate worship and prayer to the Living God to empower the Church and bring transformation to our nation and region. Worship will be led by Kris Flewelling and team while Kara Sensenig will share a prophetic exhortation and lead our prayer time. Prophetic and healing ministry will be available for anyone who is interested. All are welcome!
Livestreaming via our EHOP Facebook page is available for those who cannot yet join us in person.
Childcare is not yet available as we continue to follow Petra’s Phase One reopening guidelines.
Senior Adults
Senior Adult Summer Picnic - All Senior adults (62+) are invited to a summer picnic at the Rotary Pavilion at the New Holland Park next Saturday, July 18, at 5 p.m., rain or shine. Due to the need for health and safety protocols this summer, we are asking everyone to bring their own picnic food and paper goods, as well as games to play. Come enjoy food, fun, and fellowship!
Petra Prayer
Saturday Night Prayer - Join us via Zoom every Saturday from 8 to 9 p.m. We are praying for the Petra Church family and for our local and regional community needs – for healing, issues related to the coronavirus, revival, and for God’s Kingdom to come. Join us here .
Prayer Walks - Petra’s Prayer Ministry is inviting you, the Church, to invest in two prayer-walk ideas. Grab your family, grab some friends, or walk on your own.
  • Your Kingdom Come Prayer Walk is a time to pray for this nation, your region, and your city. Your prayers can move mountains! Starting around the Fourth of July and praying through the fall elections, take time weekly to pray and walk. Print this list of prayer points and pray as the Holy Spirit leads.
  • A Neighborhood Prayer Walk is a time to pray for God’s peace, healing, truth, and salvation for the people who live in your neighborhood. There are people near you who need Jesus. Your prayer can change lives. Print this list of prayer points and pray as the Holy Spirit leads.
For additional ideas and information, contact Pastor Darrel Martin at .
Petra Men
Everyone is invited to the Eleventh Annual Cruise In at Petra on Sunday, July 26, from 1 to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Enjoy cool cars and trucks from both the past and the present. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the afternoon, including chicken from the Fry Shack, gourmet hot dogs from The Crazy Train, and hot and cold drinks from New Holland Coffee Company. Bring the whole family for music, door prizes, and lots of fun!
Petra Men will be hosting a live simulcast of a major Promise Keepers event on Friday, July 31, from 7-10 p.m. and Saturday, August 1, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. This event, called Promise Keepers 2020 , will encourage, equip, and empower men of all ages to grow as godly influences in their homes, churches, workplaces, and communities. Don’t miss this opportunity to be impacted by world-class speakers, Bible teachers, and musicians! Admission is free. Register online .
Student Ministries
We are excited to announce a Student Ministries Missions Experience for all EDGE 78 and High School students! This fun and dynamic event will take place next Saturday, July 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Oasis, Café, and Patio. Join us for a cultural meal, worship, sharing from YWAM missionaries, and a campfire with s’mores. There’s no cost to attend, but registration is required. Please register here by July 15.
Kingdom Kids
Early Childhood Classrooms Now Open - Kingdom Kids classrooms will be open this Sunday during both the 9 and 11 a.m. services for children from birth through Pre-K . Please click on the button below for our regathering guidelines.
If your family is new to Petra, and you plan on putting your young child in a classroom this Sunday, please submit this form by Saturday night so we can make your check-in on Sunday smooth and quick.
Local Outreach
CrossNet Ministries has launched a School Supply Drive benefiting students in grades K-12 who live in the ELANCO School District. A list of items needed can be picked up at the East and West Hubs, or click on the button below. Backpacks and supplies will be available on August 11 for all families who are eligible for free or reduced lunches or have been impacted by COVID-19. Please bring donations on July 19 or July 26 and place them in the marked carts at the East and West Hubs. You can also drop them off at the Church Office during normal working hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). Thank you!
Global Missions
Mission Prayer Focus - Barbara Stoltzfus is a Petra associate missionary ministering to the indigenous peoples of the Peten region of Guatemala. Pray for strength, encouragement, and wisdom for her as she shares God’s love with the people in various practical ways.
Petra Family News

Our love and sympathy to:

Ron and Janet Smoker upon the death of Janet’s mother on June 25

Reuben King upon the death of his mother on July 1

Steve and Debbie Purvis upon the death of Steve's father on July 5

Thank You
for all the support and prayers during this very difficult time since the passing of Issy. I am blessed to have such a wonderful church family. - Lisa & Tanner Musser
Last Week Update
July 5, 2020


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