Adult Education in September

September 23-Talents and Time in Stewardship Today

We welcome the Rev. Rob Blezard, Assistant to the Bishop, who will discuss stewardship trends, during our annual pledge campaign.


September 30- Worship: Our Central Action

We learn about and develop our appreciation for the time we spend in worship of God.  This class, lasting  into October, will take us step by step through an understanding of our Lutheran liturgy.



Community Pet Celebration

All Pets Welcome!

Saturday, September 29 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Blessing of the Animals at 12 Noon

  • KPETS Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services
  • Personalized Greyhounds
  • Spinners & Weavers Lancaster Co.
  • United Disabilities Services
  • Vision Corps
  • Free Goodie Bag
  • Refreshments (for pets and people)
  • Photo Booth
  • Door Prizes
  • Tours of the church

Bring your pet and join your neighbors as we celebrate our pets and the love they give us. Leashes, harnesses and/or crates are required for pets.


From the Pastor

April 2016

Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

We’ve been waiting to shout this for weeks. Are you in good voice?

We have waited, experiencing and enduring the passion and death of Jesus Christ. Now we are able to celebrate his gift of resurrection life. Are you in good voice?

We have studied and we have served. We have offered worship and we have given to support God’s presence. Now in the light of the resurrection, we head out to greater service and greater giving in the name of Jesus. Are you in good voice?

Throughout the season of Easter, we will hear of Jesus coming among the disciples and promising peace. How will your celebration of the Easter season convey the fullness of God? How will it take seriously the wants of a people hungering for more?

One way we will answer this call is by having a worship service with the laying on of hands and anointing for healing. On Sunday, April 24 at 4 p.m. we will gather in the nave for this unique service which asks for God’s grace and help. Come to this service. Invite and bring along someone who needs to hear the word of healing only God can provide. The time and format of this service will be helpful for people who otherwise find it difficult to make the morning worship.

We will have this service twice a year. The other time will be Sunday, October 16.

Continue to care for your neighbor by your deeds, and by your good voice shouting:

Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

Clifton D. Eshbach,



A Service of Holy Communion With the Laying on of Hands and Anointing for Healing

Sunday, April 24, 4:00 p.m.

A Service of Holy Communion With the Laying on of Hands and Anointing for Healing

Sunday, April 24, 4 p.m.

Come and receive the gifts of laying on of hands and anointing. These are gifts we first receive at baptism. We are reminded again that we are marked with the cross of Christ forever, who is health and salvation for the whole world.

Through these gifts we celebrate God’s promise of wholeness and peace, and God’s love embodied in the community of faith.