Deacon Gary is providing spiritual practices, devotionals, and video worship experiences that you can participate in during this time when we cannot physically be together. You are encouraged to use these resources at your leisure as a way of taking some time away from the anxiety of the world and focusing on your relationship with God. This week's worship video and downloadable letter and devotional are below and all archived resources can be found on the Documents page of the website.
Week of May 25 Bible Study Opportunities. Each begins at 8:30 a.m. but are archived and accessible following the live event.
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Wednesday, May 27, Facebook Live Link: https://youtu.be/7WQEHykyz1Q
Friday, May 29, Facebook Live Link: https://youtu.be/BLlP6fpjx-U
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Milton Lutheran Parish is a partnership of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church and Trinity 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.
Deacon Gary Schaeffer serves as Milton Lutheran Parish’s interim pastor and leads our service on the fourth Sunday of each month while we welcome supply ministers on the other Sundays of the month. Our Sunday worship service alternates between our two churches with March services at Christ Lutheran at 9:30 am. The current bible study is on Tuesdays at 9:30 am at Trinity Lutheran and is a book study on "The Bad Girls of the Bible." All are welcome.
Based on the recommendations of the Center for Disease control and prevention and the decision of the Governor of Pennsylvania to implement a statewide shutdown, the decision has been made to postpone all in person gatherings at the church including worship, and all other activities, for the time being. This decision is not one that is made lightly, but one that is made in prayer and out of a concern for the health and safety of our whole community.
Please know that as the old Sunday School song goes, “The church is not a building, the church is the people," we continue to be the people of God, though not physically gathered for a short time. We recognize that it is important to be in prayer and focus on our relationship with God. Our staff, councils, and leadership are developing opportunities for providing spiritual nurture to our congregation during this time. More information about how you can engage is coming.
Dear Friends of Milton Lutheran Parish,
In this week’s Gospel reading Jesus tells us that through him we have an abundant life. It makes me wonder, what does Jesus mean when he says that he came so that we may have an abundant life?
One of the most popular Psalms we know is Psalm 23. It provides us with a good illustration of what Jesus is promising to his followers. The Psalm imagines an abundant life not in material terms but in relational terms. An abundant life is one lived in the presence of God, in the company of the Lord.
Whether one is in green pastures or the darkest valley, there is nothing to want, because God is present. We are in the gracious and generous care of our Lord through times of material abundance and in times of want and scarcity. This relationship between our Lord and us who are his followers is a relationship with one who knows us abundantly, who knows us by name, and who knows what we truly need to be fulfilled. The image of Jesus as our shepherd reminds us that he is always with us, and our relationship with him provides us all we need.
My prayer for all of you each and every day is that you experience the abundance that is the grace of God. Please know that in the midst of the unknown, the fear, the loneliness, anger and frustration; that God’s presence is with you.
As we enter our seventh week of being apart, please know that we are thinking of each of you. Our church leadership continues to monitor the ongoing restrictions and will gather once we have direction from the CDC and State leadership. At that time, we will consider opportunities for us to gather in person that will adhere to the prescribed guidelines and ensure peoples’ safety. Until that time, I hope and pray that you are able to stay connected with one another and God in ways that keep you safe and healthy.
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