Yard Sale – St. John’s Allentown is hosting a Yard Sale on Saturday, April 29 from 9 am – 1 pm.  They are accepting donations of small household items on Sunday, April 23, Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25.  Questions: please call the church office at 610-435-1587.

St Luke’s Clothes Closet – Hours are Thursday mornings 9:30 am – 11:30 am. We want to keep this vital ministry to the community going, so please consider becoming a volunteer.  At this time, there is only one person trying to help a lot of clients. For more information, please contact Leslie Talago, Parish Administrator at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church at 610-434-3943, or email LETalago@StLukesLuth.org.

CROP Walk 2023 – save the date!
Greater Allentown CROP Hunger Walk: Sunday October 8, 1:30 pm.  Registration begins at 1:00 pm at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown, PA

Operation Sunshine
Phone: 610-435-9155
Open: Mon 11 am – 3 pm and Wed. 11 am – 3 pm
Email: LMDopsunshine@aol.com
Website: www.LMDopsunshine.com
Operation Sunshine is a non-profit fellowship opportunity within our Mission District, run solely by volunteers Paula & Dick Skelly, Co-Trip Coordinators.  Upcoming excursions

  • May 10 (Wed.)  Media Theatre, Media PA – MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
  • June 13 (Tue.)  The Shore Club, Spring Lake NJ – COUNTRY HALL OF FAMERS: CASH, PARTON AND DENVER
  • September 17 to September 23, 2023 (Sun.-Sat.) TOUR OF CHICAGO IL WITH TWO OVERNIGHTS IN  CLEVELAND OH

See website above for prices, bus departure times,  how to make reservations, and all other details.


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 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.