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
Beginning November 1, we will livestream the service on our Milton Lutheran Parish YouTube Channel as well as to welcome folks into the sanctuary, the loft, and fellowship hall following social distancing and mask wearing protocol. You may also remain in your car in the parking lot at Trinity and listen in using our FM channel.
Sunday, October 18, recorded worship link: https://youtu.be/U9ZcUsUyZH4
The worship link is available beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday Morning.
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Parking Lot Services
In the parking lot at Christ Lutheran, you will be greeted in your car at either the front or back "east" entrances to the parking lot where communion bags and worship bulletins are distributed. An FM radio channel is set up so that you can hear the service directly in your car OR you may choose to set up a lawn chair in the grassy area.
Sunday, October 25 at 4 p.m. - Campfire Worship and celebration of
First Holy Communion of Evan Coup
We are joining with United In Christ in West Milton for two joint services of unity bookending the election. Join us on Monday, November 2, at 5:30pm for a socially distanced parking lot worship service at United In Christ 1875 Churches Rd, Lewisburg, PA 17837 where we will be joined by Pr. Justin Lingenfelter and the people of United in Christ. We will worship together and remember the baptism by which we have all been claimed together in the community of Christ. From this steadfast remembrance, we will then head to the polls on November 3rd in our acts of civil responsibility.
Following election day, please join us again on Wednesday, November 4, at 5:30pm for a socially distanced parking lot worship service at Christ Lutheran Church in Milton (1125 Mahoning Street, Milton, PA 17847). There we will join in a service of Holy Communion where we will remember that, no matter the events or results of the day prior, we are all joined in the one body of Christ. There we will be met by the one who comes to sustain us, nourish us, and reconcile us one to another for our shared life together.
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.
Weekly Bible Study Opportunities
Each begins at 7:30 a.m. and are archived and accessible following the live event.
Wednesday's Bible study is a dig into the text to learn more about its meaning. Friday's Bible study is a response to comments and questions from Wednesday.
Wednesday, October 21, YouTube Live Link: https://youtu.be/MSGMwa_A88o
Friday, October 23, YouTube Live Link: https://youtu.be/In0-68NgCvI
This week's Scripture text is: John 8:31-36
Dear Friends of the Milton Lutheran Parish,
I hope you are all doing well! As we move into another week of life and ministry here at the Milton Lutheran Parish, I want to share some updates with you.
The first is that this upcoming Sunday, October 25, will be our last parking lot worship. Starting November 1, we will be worshipping inside on Sundays at Trinity at 9:30 A.M.
This Sunday, October 25, we have a lot to celebrate. We will recognize the anniversary of the protestant reformation, have worship around campfires, and most importantly celebrate the first holy communion for Evan Coup. We hope you will join us! Bring chairs, your masks, cooking forks if you have them, blankets, and your own communion elements (bread and wine or juice). We will have marshmallows and hot dogs to share. Chad Hershberger from Camp Mount Luther will be leading us in worship, and there will be a special offering to support the ministry of the camp. You’re invited to stay in your cars for worship if you want to add an additional layer of protection. We do ask that you wear your mask during the whole service if you are outside of your cars.
We will recognize All Saints Sunday on November 1. You are invited to bring a picture of a deceased loved one to the service. There will be a table set up in the front of the sanctuary for you to place your picture. If you are unable to attend in person you can drop off the picture prior to worship on the 1st.
I also wanted to share with you a partnership ministry between United in Christ Lewisburg and the Parish.
Gathered Together, Sent Together: Services of Unity
As we move ever closer to this year’s presidential election, it feels to many as if we have never been more divided within our country, within our communities, and even within our own households. The questions posed to us on this year’s tickets run deep and stir within us visceral convictions of what must be done. Yet, in just a short time now, people of genuinely good faith will arrive at the polls to cast their ballots towards both sides, candidates, and parties. Faith-filled folks will be voting for both candidates and both parties, so how do we find new life together when it feels like there will have to be winners and losers among us?
Recently, we heard Jesus’ call to render to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s. As people of faith, then, we know that no matter which way we have voted, no matter which way our neighborshave voted, we are one together in the Christ who claims us. As we look to answer the questions of how we will live as one community beginning on November 4 and beyond, this year we will be making sure we start off on the right footing with Christ as our cornerstone in our life together no matter those results
In order to be reminded of that sure footing together, we will be joining with United In Christ in West Milton for two joint services of unity bookending the election. Join us on Monday, November 2 at 5:30 pm for a socially distanced parking lot worship service at United In Christ 1875 Churches Rd, Lewisburg, PA 17837 where we will be joined by Pastor Justin Lingenfelter and the people of United in Christ. We will worship together and remember the baptism by which we have allbeen claimed together in the community of Christ. From this steadfast remembrance, we will then head to the polls on November 3 in our acts of civil responsibility.
Following election day, please join us again on Wednesday, November 4 at 5:30 pm for a socially distanced parking lot worship service at Christ Lutheran Church 1125 Mahoning Street, Milton, PA 17847. There we will join in a service of Holy Communion where we will remember that, no matter the events or results of the day prior, we are all joined in the one body of Christ. There we will be met by the one who comes to sustain us, nourish us, and reconcile us one to another for our shared life together.
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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