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!
LIVE Stream Worship Service
We offer LIVE stream worship each Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Click the link below to join us LIVE online
(or visit the link later to view the recording of the live worship)
January 24 at 9:30 a.m. LIVE online worship link:
And, pick up this week's communication, worship bulletin, and devotional here:
Visit the Documents & Videos Page for archives
Weekly Bible Study
Pastor Gary provides a recorded bible study each week.
Click the link below for a closer look at Matthew 14:13-23
and applications of this text to your life.
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,
This week as a community of faith we continue our journey through the Gospel of Mark. This week’s Gospel message is the story of Jesus calling the rest of his disciples. He gives them the instruction to stop what they are doing and be “fishers of people.”
A life of discipleship calls us to be intentional about our faith by responding to God’s free gift of grace and sharing that gift with others. The good news is that God does not call us to be different from who we are made to be. Like the disciples God calls us where we are, with what we are good at; to follow Jesus. My prayer for us this week is that we hear this call and find ways to live it out using the gifts that God has given us.
There are a few updates I’d like to share with you this week.
The first is that our office is working to send out annual giving statements for 2020. You should receive them in the mail later on this week or sometime next week. If you do not receive one, please contact the office so we can help fix the mistake. I also want to say a word of thanks for your giving. It’s through your donations that we are able to accomplish our mission as a community of faith. 2020 proved to be a challenging year for all of us, but the grace of God prevails as we serve one another, worship, pray and support one another.
The second is that our Parish Council has decided to hire Seth Reitz as our Parish Digital Ministry Coordinator. As the digital ministry coordinator Seth will be responsible for developing online worship media that is engaging and professional. He will also work with other forms of media to offer support for social media, bible studies, and other videos. Please join me in welcoming Seth as a member of the staff as he begins February 1.
The third is that Lent and Easter is just around the corner. Our leadership teams are hard at work planning, and there will be more information coming to you soon. In the meantime, mark your calendars for the beginning of lent and Ash Wednesday on February 17.
As always, if you need anything please don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an e-mail.
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.