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, community organizing efforts in Allentown, fellowship programs for senior citizens, and a mission congregation to the Latino community of Allentown, as well as other worthy ministries.
Lehigh Mission District Ingathering Each December, the people of St. John’s Emmaus join the Lutheran congregations of the Lehigh Mission District to serve people in need at the holidays. This program provides Christmas packages and gifts to various institutions in the Lehigh Valley. Some of the Institutions touched by this program include: Topton Home, Daybreak, Turning Point, Sixth Street Shelter, and Allentown Rescue Mission and Carenet Pregnancy Center of the Lehigh Valley. Please check with your church leadership to see how to participate.
NEW– The Lehigh Mission District Council is looking to add a few additional members to its ranks (Lay or Ordained) and needs a new treasurer. This group normally meets about 5 times a year on Sunday evenings at Western Salisbury Church. If you can help, please contact Dean Gade by phone 610-966-3030 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contemplative Prayer – Prayer Around the Cross You are invited to join with others for a time of contemplative opening to the Spirit of God in and around us. We invite God’s Light to shine in our hearts and to awakening our consciousness to live lives of mercy, justice, and love. Please join together in this brief time of sacred reading, silent reflection, poetry, chanting, candle lighting, intercessory prayer, and space for quiet reflection. Third Saturday of each month, 5:00 – 5:45 pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 1245 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, Pa, 18102. Parking lot across street from church. Address inquiries to Rev. Tom Lichner at email@example.com.
Come Away To A Quiet Place Centering Prayer is a particular form of quiet, receptive prayer as taught by Father Thomas Keating and Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault. A portion of each one-hour gathering will include some discussion about centering prayer. So, whether you never heard of centering prayer, are a beginner, or an experienced pray-er, all are welcome. First Friday of each month Nov. 2 / Dec. 2 / Jan 4, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Led by Rev. Maritza Dolich and Rev. Dr. Tom Lichner. Center for Spiritual Awakening at Christ Lutheran Church, 1245 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18102. Parking in Lot across Hamilton St. from Church. Enter on 13th Street, look for the sign “Schantz House/Ruhe Annex”. Please let us know if you will be joining us. Inquiries to Rev. Dr. Tom Lichner, Director Center for Spiritual Awakening firstname.lastname@example.org / 610-533-9362.
Journaling Our Way Through Alzheimer’s
Led by Jo-Ellen Darling, whose own father is in his 6th year with the disease. “I see this illness as a sacred journey of loss, love and reflection. Journaling – especially in a group context – is a way to ground our perspective, to name the graces and the difficulties, and to share these precious experiences in a safe environment.” Please join us on Sept. 24 and the last Monday of each month at 10:30 in the Schantz House/Ruhe Annex (enter through the doors on 13th Street). Please bring a journal and pen. For more information contact: email@example.com
Can you provide an hour or two per week to help someone who wants to change their life? St Luke’s at 417 N 7th St, Allentown has an ongoing need for volunteers to assist as tutors or substitutes for our growing multi-level ELL Program for individuals who want to learn English. No foreign language needed. ELL days and hours: Monday and Thursday 9:30-11:30 am and Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00 pm. We always need help. We are especially looking for people who a comfortable around computers. Contact Leslie Talago or Pastor Lamb at 610-434-3943 or firstname.lastname@example.org.