Ministries

Ministry is a blend of encouraging and building up the body of Christ and living out that discipleship in the midst of and in the world.

Eucharistic Ministry

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Eucharistic Ministry

We connect and build up the body of Christ by extending the table of communion to our homebound and hospitalized members.

Once a month communion is taken by several of our lay Eucharistic ministers to members who are homebound or are in residential care or hospital settings. It is such a great gift to be able to include them in our worship by taking communion from our Sunday celebration directly to them after worship. These visits, prayers, and sharing of the meal has been meaningful to all who have received it and especially to those who have done the visiting.

We currently have 9 individuals who serve in this capacity. If you are interested in learning more about this ministry, please talk with Pastor Doll. The group meets at least once a year to discuss their experiences as well as updates.

Women’s Ministries

Women’s Ministries

Spiritual resources for women’s discipleship

During the year, events are planned that focus on women’s spirituality and faith.
Here are a variety of links to resources designed to connect women of faith:

Café: boldcafe.org

Advent Door: theadventdoor.com

Daily Grace: Available on the App store

Painted Prayerbook: thepaintedprayerbook.com

Women of ELCA: Women of the ELCA

Share stories and find ways to connect as women of faith.

Connect with women from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Youth Ministries

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Youth Gathering

The ELCA Youth Gathering is a youth ministry event that occurs every three years in a large city within the United States.

ELCA Youth Gathering 2015 Detroit, Michigan

“The ELCA Youth Gatherings bring youth and adult leaders together around a theme that is integrated into all program components. These components include Bible study, service, worship, focused study areas, experiential learning, special events, dances, and tours.”

For more information, visit their website at http://www.elca.org/gathering.

Young Youth

Our younger youth share a variety of experiences and really enjoy servant events.

Teens & Young Adults

Service events and trips plus fellowship activities and opportunities are planned by teens, young adults and leaders.

Activity Form

Creating a safe environment for youth and children is key for our family ministries. We ask families to fill out an activity form for children and youth events held off-site. Please use the following link to access this document. Currently, we use a new form for each event. Activity Agreement.

Contacts

Have questions or need additional information? Get in touch with Robin Kunkel, Coordinator of Youth Ministry at robin.kunkel@sharonlc.org.

Upcoming Events

Washed in Water, a retreat at Camp Mount Luther will be held this coming weekend – February 6th – 7th. We will meet around 4:45 pm to eat and travel to camp. We are excited that so many of you are able to attend.

Seasonal Service

Depending on the season, the youth do service projects through the Sunday school classes to help people in the community, state and nation. Some of the projects have been collecting food for the local food bank and putting together health kits for Lutheran World Relief. LWR is an organization with a distribution center located in West Minster, MD. They house and ship blankets, health kits, baby care kits and school kits.

Sunday Sessions

The Confirmation Class is beginning a study on Baptism for the next several weeks as we meet together on Sunday mornings. The group has done a great job working together and creating a good environment for conversation and learning. Because of the Baptismal Retreat that we are attending on  February  6th -7th, we will not have our regular evening session on Sunday, February 8th.

Activity Form

Creating a safe environment for youth and children is key for our family ministries.

We ask families to fill out an activity form for children and youth events that are held off-site. Please use the following link to access this document.  Currently, we use a new form for each event.

Have questions or need additional information? Get in touch with Robin
Robin Kunkel, Coordinator of Youth Ministry

Email: robin.kunkel@sharonlc.org