Great place to gather with others who love the Lord and enjoy good company!
Mission: By the Grace of God we are a caring family of Christian believers - worshipping and ministering in His mountain community of year round residents, seasonal residents and visitors to our area. Together we are learning and growing in Faith, striving for peace, and witnessing to the love of Christ; we are using our many gifts to serve His church, our community and the world.
Operating as usual
Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the ELCA
Rev. Dr. Samuel & Linda Zeiser Fund for Leaders Scholarship: the Northeast PA Synod has established a fund called the "Samuel and Linda Zeiser Fund for Leaders Endowment", with a fundraising goal of at least $25,000. This endowment will provide scholarship assistance though the ELCA Fund for Leaders to persons studying for ordained ministry. Permission has been given to solicit contributions to this fund from individuals and congregations of the synod.
The ELCA Fund for Leaders is a scholarship program that supports future leaders studying at one of the seven seminaries of the ELCA to become pastors or deacons. By making seminary more affordable, this Fund enables future ministers to go to seminary and helps them graduate with less debt, empowering those whom God calls to serve as the church needs and the Holy Spirit leads. Go to this link to contribute to the Zeiser Fund: nepasynod.org/rev-dr-samuel-linda-zeiserfund-for-leaders-scholarship/
Almighty and ever-living God, we give you thanks for the men and women who have served and defended our country and the values of freedom and justice we hold so dear. Help us be mindful of the sacrifices they made and the hardship endured by their families
and friends, so that we never take for granted the privileges they have secured for us. Hear us, we pray, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Pray with us. 🙏
Matt 25:34-40: Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’
Everlasting God, source of all liberty, before whom every earthly ruler must bow and bend the knee, we lay our nation before you as we prepare for an election. Breathe upon us your Spirit of wisdom and discernment. Grant all who seek public office the mind of Christ, who came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life for the freedom of the oppressed. Hold before us those who face uncertain futures, or who have no voice in our political process. Uphold and safeguard poll workers and election officials in their work. Spare us from the crushing weight of cynicism. Give us grace to speak courageously, but with love, without which our words are noise and we are nothing. Gather us together under the cross, where, in all of our difference, we can stand as one people, redeemed in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Cantus Corner with Kayla & Naomi These uploaded psalms, hymns, and service music from the Cantus Christi are for the purpose of assisting the saints in their...
The Deaconess Community
“You have as much laughter as you have faith.” ― Martin Luther
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Today is Reformation Day!
By the end of the seventeenth century, many Lutheran churches celebrated a festival commemorating Martin Luther's posting of the Ninety-five Theses, a summary of abuses in the church of his time. At the heart of the reform movement was the gospel, the good news that it is by grace through faith that we are justified and set free. (Bread for the Day 2020, p. 415)
"Please join me for this special occasion to pray for the good of our nation on the eve of Election Day. Even as we pray, we are called to participate in our nation’s electoral process as one way God works through us to love and serve the neighbor (Matthew 22:39)," invites Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton in her election statement (10/28/20 - https://www.elca.org/News-and-Events/8075)
Follow the law of love!
“[Jesus said], ’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets” (Matthew 22:37-40).
Welcome to our new Bishop-elect
Bishop Elect Chris deForest addresses the Assembly https://youtu.be/BqBfBDBVfAQ
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
“[One of the Pharisees] asked [Jesus] a question to test him. ‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ He said to him, ‘“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets’” (Matthew 22:35-40).
Martin helping us deliver Meals on Wheels today. Loving God by loving our neighbor!
Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the ELCA
TONIGHT! Synod Assembly begins at 7 pm. Meanwhile, in the Synod office basement, this is happening. Check this tech!
Since we cannot hold our Apple Fest this year, we are hoping that everyone who would normally be baking or buying goodies for the fair will help out the church by donating your 'savings' to the church!
Write "bakesale" on your check or envelope, or
make a notation on your Vanco donation. If you're not here
to pin your choice on the wall, we will do it for you!
Pocono Lake UMC is holding a clothing and clean, usable linens collection to donate to the Salvation Army. Salvation’s Army many missions are funded by the sale of used clothing.
Sturdy bags of clothing can be dropped off at the Methodist Church beginning October 11th through October 24th. (Please do not bring to Faith!)
If you have old blankets/towels NOT suitable for human use , they can be brought in a separate bag marked "Pets" and they will be donated to AWSOM/
Your support is appreciated.
Pet Blessings Sunday October 4th. Poor Maggie had to wait till we got home because we forgot and left her home! Shame on us!
Thanks to Mike Gillis and Judie Tim for representing Faith in this year's Stop the Hate Service at St. Max.
Everyone welcome Lucas Edward Davis... newly baptized child of God. Congratulations to mom and dad...Lauren and Edward!
Bring your pets with you to church and listen to the church service from your car by tuning to FM 93.1 After the service, I will come to the parking lot for the Pet Blessing service. Pictures will be taken of your pet to post on Facebook with your permission.
Interfaith Vigil Against Hate Violence
Sponsored by St. Max Social Concerns Committee
in Collaboration with our Interfaith Community
“A vision of healing, a voice of hope”
7 P.M. Sunday, October 4th
We invite you to join us online only
on Zoom and Facebook. Please check:
A CALL FOR PEOPLE OF FAITH TO:
Act nonviolently as agents of healing in their communities.
Stand up to hate violence directed at anyone.
Speak out when people are attacked due to their race, religion, sexual
orientation, nationality, disability, gender, or economic status.
Raise a united voice against hate violence.
[09/27/20] Last parking lot service starts in 50 minutes... hope to see you there!!
Thanks to the Men of Faith for helping take care of Bruce's yard while he's in the hospital! Well done faithful servants!
Sunday morning Holy Communion Services:
January through March: Sunday School - 8:30 - 9:15 am. Worship: 9:30
April through December: Worship: 8:00 and 10:30 am. Sunday School: 9:15 - 10:00
Church of God In Christ Community Support Center is available for any event that you can imagine; from Weddings to Anniversaries to Dinner Parties we can handle it!