You are encouraged to use the opportunities below as a way of taking some time away from the anxiety of the world and focusing on your relationship with God. All are warmly welcomed!
Sunday Morning Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
We offer LIVE stream worship on YouTube and Facebook
In-person worship at Trinity following safety guidelines
Parking lot worship at Trinity on FM 87.9
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Weekly Bible Study
Join Pastor Gary for Weekly Bible Study.
Click the link below for a time of reflection on
The Gospel for Easter’s Seventh Sunday is always taken from the long prayer Jesus prays for his followers in John’s Gospel on the night before his death, and always includes Jesus’ desire that his followers will be one as he and the Father are one. This oneness is not mere doctrinal agreement or institutional unity, but mutual abiding, interpenetrating life, mutual love, and joy. This oneness is the work of the Spirit whom we have received but also await. Come, Holy Spirit!
Adult Sunday School is at 8 a.m. Sunday mornings in the library at Trinity.
All are welcome! (Zoom connections available. Contact the church office.)
Prayer and Communion
We encourage you to contact the parish office if you would like to schedule a time with Pastor Gary to visit at your home or for you to come to one of the churches for prayer and communion and Pastor Gary.
Dear Friends of the Milton Lutheran Parish,
A prayer from God, A vision for the future. Did you know that God prays for us? This week in John 17:6-19, Jesus is preparing to say goodbye to his disciples. Imagine if you will what Jesus must have been feeling. Imagine, the words he wanted to say, the worry he had for the people he was leaving behind, the sense of hope he felt for what was to come. What would you do if you were in Jesus’ shoes?
Yep, I would want to stop what I am doing and pray, and that is just what Jesus does. God prays for us. And what is his prayer? “God, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.” (John 17:11).
This week we have a special celebration. On May 16 our parish will celebrate together as Christ Lutheran Church dedicates the 50 year anniversary of its church building. We will gather on Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church for worship at 9:30 A.M. Following worship everyone is invited to come to Christ Lutheran Church as we join together with Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ for worship at 10:30 A.M. At the beginning of worship, we will rededicate the church building to the glory of God and God’s mission for us in the world. Following worship everyone is invited to stay for a time of fellowship outside. Everyone is welcome! Both services will be livestreamed for those that wish to participate online. Links to both worship service will be provided.
Did you know that God prays for us? “God, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.” Yes, this week we are celebrating the anniversary of a church building. More importantly we are celebrating God’s prayer for us to know that we may be one as Jesus and God are one. We are brought together through God’s grace, with God’s grace, and by God’s grace as one people of God.
There is also a second part of this prayer. Did you catch it? God’s prayer for us is also a vision for the future. We hear from God the desire that God has for us to be united. In my experience there can be a lot of things that can divide us like our competing values, things that are important to us, physical objects, personal connections, memories, and so much more. At the same time there are a lot of things that unite us. Over and over again people of faith have been united as we worship, laugh, sing, cry, serve, learn, forgive, challenge and overcome together.
So this week I pray for our community. I pray that as we celebrate this special occasion in the life of our parish that we are reminded of how God unites us in love as one people. I also give thanks for the many ways God reminds us of our oneness. We are reminded this week as we gather for worship together, the Milton Lutheran Parish and Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ. We are reminded as we work together to feed people in our community. We are reminded as we celebrate friendship.
May God’s love go forth with you today and each day.
Gary Schaeffer, Pastor
Milton Lutheran Parish is a partnership of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church and Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milton, PA.
Formed in 2016, our ministry is centered in faith formation, parish community life, worship, and fellowship, and engagement in the greater Milton community. We warmly welcome everyone to our worship services, bible studies, fellowship and outreach opportunities.
Serving God through faith formation, worship, service, evangelism, and fellowship.
Our energy is ignited by being active and intentional in faith formation, worship, service, evangelism, and fellowship. Guided and directed by the Word and Spirit, we are empowered to be a transforming community for Jesus.
The Reverend Gary Schaeffer serves as Milton Lutheran Parish’s pastor and leads our online worship services, bible studies, spiritual practices, and prayer and communion each week. We are thankful for his leadership and creative worship experiences which have kept us spiritually strong and connected through the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the documents page for resources. All are welcome.
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