The Lehigh Mission District is an association of congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in portions of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
The Lehigh Mission District supports various ministries throughout Lehigh County through the cooperation and support of all of its member churches. These ministries include after school and summer programs for inner city kids, food banks and free meal programs, and fellowship programs for senior citizens, as well as other worthy ministries.
The current Dean of the Lehigh Mission District is Rev. Nelson Quiñones, who currently serves as Pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fogelsville, PA.
Pastor Quiñones was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. He lived in Allentown most of his life, graduating from Dieruff High School. Immediately upon graduating he enlisted in the US Navy where he held the rank of Petty Officer Third Class as an Electronic Technician. While in the Navy Reserves, he graduated from United Wesleyan College in Allentown with a BS in English Bible and Theology. He then worked at Lehigh County Prison as a Translator/Correctional Counselor, until leaving to pursue graduate work at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia where he received his Master of Divinity degree.
Pastor Quiñones was ordained and installed at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Allentown. He also served at Christ Lutheran Church, Easton and San Martin de Porres Lutheran Church as well as assisted in the ecumenical endeavor of the Iglesia La Hermosa in Easton. He has served six years as pastor at St. John’s Fogelsville.
UPCOMING EVENTS/VOLUNTEERS WANTED
CROP Recruiters’ Pizza Party/Kick-off On Sunday August 24 from 1:30-2:30 pm, receive materials, ideas, and inspiration for yourself and your congregation at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown, PA.
Greater Allentown CROP Hunger Walk This year’s walk will be on Sunday October 13 at 1:30 pm with registration beginning at 1:00 pm, St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown, PA.
Thank you for your support of our neighbors in need locally and globally! For more information, go to www.crophungerwalk.org
2019-2020 First Friday Theme: Learning to Understand One Another On Friday September 6 from noon to 1 pm at Muhlenberg College, Miller Forum, Moyer Hall, come learn what Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) is, how the IGD process works, and the hopes for IGD on a college campus.
Lehigh Mission District Christmas Ingathering
A planning meeting will be held on Wednesday September 11 at 7:00 pm, at St. John Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut Street, Emmaus. We look forward to meeting with all the LMD church representatives or pastors. Thank you!
The Invitational Christian, by Dave Daubert
On Sunday Sept 22 from 2 to 5:00 pm at the Lutheran Center, you are invited to attend the book discussion on The Invitational Christian by Dave Daubert. If you would like a free copy of Daubert’s book please contact Dean Rev. Nelson Quiñones at 610-653-5858.
Passing the Word: A Conference toward the future of Lutheran-Jewish and Inter-Religious Understanding
This event will be held October 27 and 28 at Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA. For more info and to register go to: www.muhlenberg.edu/passingtheword.