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.
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.
Spiritual resources for women’s discipleship
During the year, events
Here are a variety of links to resources designed to connect women of faith:
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 with women from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
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 2021 Minneapolis, MN
ELCA Youth Gathering 2018 Houston, Texas
“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.”
ELCA Youth Gathering 2015 Detroit, Michigan
For more information, visit their website at http://www.elca.org/gathering.
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.
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.
Have questions or need additional information? Get in touch with Robin Kunkel, Coordinator of Youth Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are planning a youth night at Knoebels for Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Contact Pastor Doll if you are interested in attending. Meet at 3:30 pm at Sharon and return after the park closes around 11 pm
Plans are in the works for a Conference-wide picnic on Sept 8 at 3:30 pm in Kreamer. We are looking for helping hands for games. We are also working on a basket auction for the Market St. Festival on Sept. 21.
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.
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.
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.