Healing Service

October 13, 2019
4:00 p.m.

Healing Service

Sunday October 13 at 4 p.m. will be our next service of Holy Communion with the Laying on of Hands and Anointing for healing.

Those who attend speak of the support and peace they receive from a service dedicated to healing. Encourage someone to attend with you.


Community Pet Celebration

and Blessing of the Animals!
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019     10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Blessing of the Animals at 12 Noon

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.

A fun FREE event. Join us for:

  • Personalized Greyhounds
  • KPETS Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services
  • Spinners & Weavers Lancaster Co.
  • United Disabilities Services
  • Vision Corps
  • Pet Pantry of Lancaster
  • Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue
  • Nanalyn’s Ful-Filling Feast Catering
  • Free Goodie Bag & Door Prizes
  • Games for Kids
  • Tours of the church




From Our Companion Congregation


This year at Pentecost the “gift in lieu of flowers” focus was the school construction project at Uyole Lutheran Church, Tanzania. We had already heard of the progress made this year with the gift Holy Spirit previously directed to them.

From the gifts made at Pentecost anther $310 has been sent from us, directed for further work on the school building. At the current exchange rate, $310 in U.S. dollars equals just over $700,000 Tanzanian shillings. Our friends at the Uyole parish are very good at stretching all the value out of our gifts.

Thank you again for your support of this project.


Giving Online

Online Giving on Our Website

You can now give online! Click on the “Online Giving” tab at the top right and follow the instructions.

Did you know you can pay for the flowers you sponsored online?



From the Pastor

Welcome to our special end of the year/beginning of the year, power packed/new and improved/super sized/finger lickin’ good/breakfast of champions/mmm mmm good/just do it/have it your way/I’m lovin’ it/God’s work. Our Hands…Newsletter.

In other words, this is a special issue with a lot in here for you to read and remember.

Like you, I am amazed that we are at the end of 2018 and preparing to start 2019.  But what an amazing time it is. To observe the precious season of Advent with its calls to keep awake and alert, as well as hearing the inspiring words coming from the mother of our Lord, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!”

And then…and then we celebrate the birth of Jesus, raising our voices as loud as the shepherds and angels did on that first night, “Glory to God in the highest!”

These coming weeks are special ones in our spiritual life. I hope you will avail yourself of all the opportunities for worship, prayer and study that Holy Spirit has to offer. And invite a friend to be part of our worship life in Advent, Christmas and beyond.

Thank you for the good year we have had. In 2019 we will take note of our 60th anniversary on this little corner of Columbia Avenue. Let’s find out together how we can further use our hands to advance God’s work.

Clifton D. Eshbach,