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The Significance of Lent

Lent is the fourth season of the Christian year. Its length is the 40 days preceding Easter Day, not counting Sundays. This means Lent always begins on a Wednesday, known as Ash Wednesday.

Council Highlights -- February 2015

  • Bishop Samuel Zeiser and Rev. Fred Crawford attended the meeting to provide an update on the call process.
  • Pastor Moore will be holding First Holy Communion classes on March 30, March 31 and April 1, with students receiving their first holy communion at the Maundy Thursday service on April 2.
  • Donations to the following organizations were approved: Florida/Bahamas Task Force on Haiti (well, concrete pad and shower facilities), Lehighton Ambulance, Allentown Rescue Mission, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters (T-shirts for fundraiser).


Lenten Soup Suppers & Worship
During Lent, weekly soup suppers will be held prior to the 7 p.m. worship services. Everyone is invited to Luther Hall at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, Feb. 25, Mar. 4, Mar. 11, Mar. 18 and Mar. 25.

Mar. 9: Prayer Vigil for Peace in the Middle East.
Mar. 12: A video titled "Pray The Devil Back to Hell," based on the women of Liberiaís stand for peace, will be shown in Luther Hall. Pizza will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the viewing of the video.

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Service Times
  • First Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
  • First Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.
  • Sunday School at 10:30 a.m.
Volunteer Groups
Women of the ELCA
This community of women gathers regularly with the mission of mobilizing women to boldly act on their faith in Jesus Christ. They gather to grow in their faith, affirm one another in their calling and to reach out to others with their offerings and projects.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7PM in Luther Hall (except January and August).

All women of the community are welcome to attend.
Altar Guild
This ministry involves preparing the worship space with the furnishings, appoinments, vessels, elements, linens, and paraments used in the liturgy (Altar Guild and Sacristy Handbook, S. Anita Stauffer).

Translated, the people of this committee set up and care for the altar paraments according to the color of the liturgical season, as well as preparing for the sacraments of Holy Communion and Baptism.

Members usually serve one month at a time, twice a year.

Montly meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of most month at 8PM. Volunteers are welcome.
The Knotters
A "circle" of the Women of the ELCA who meets to make patchwork, knotted quilts for Lutheran World Relief or local disaster. They meet every Thursday from September throgh May, 8:30-11:30 AM, in Luther Hall.

The quilts, made with love, provide comfort, warmth and shelter for our brothers and sisters around the world who experience disasters or war.

Anyone who would like to sew,cut a square or tie a knot is welcome to join this fellowship.
The Pantry
Is one of nine food distribution centers affiliated with Shepherd House Inc. Its staff consists of volunteers who are responsible for stocking, packaging and dispensing food supplies to individuals and families in Carbon County.

The Pantry is open to the public every Tuesday from
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Item needed this month:   Tuna

Please place donation in the box by the church entrance or bring it to the church office.

Brown paper grocery bags
are always needed.

Thrift Store
A bargain store stocked with womenís, menís and childrenís apparel, shoes, household items, jewelry, books, games and much more. Most of the merchandise is used, although you can also find brand-new items.

Most weeks in the month they offer discounts of up to 70% off the price.

The store is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Volunteers are always needed.
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Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of inclement weather which would necessitate the cancellation of church services or other events, the following procedures are in effect:

We are registered with WFMZ-TV (Channel 69) and TV13. Any delay or closing information will be available at their websites and on the TV stations.

Within two hours of the worship time, a message will be recorded on the church phone answering machine. Call 610-377-4303 and you will be informed via the recorded message.

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