Dear Friends of the Milton Lutheran Parish,
It was brought to our attention on November 23 that someone in our parish has tested positive for the Coronavirus. The person did attend worship on Sunday, November 22. For this reason, we have decided to suspend in-person worship for the next two Sundays, November 29 and December 6. Worship will be made available online and there will be information on how to attend worship online coming later in the week. In the meantime, we pray that everyone stays safe and healthy.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me via email: email@example.com or by phone: 845-636-0194
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
A recorded worship is available on Sunday morning.
Sunday, November 22, recorded worship link: https://youtu.be/RTtEmhmoEhE
Sunday, November 29, recorded worship link: https://youtu.be/WXK1J6785Xs
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Advent Worship Series
This year for the Advent Season, we will be joining together as a community in a worship series called, ‘This Way to Love.' Our worship series is based on the book, Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times by Bishop Michael Curry. Each week of Advent we will focus on different themes through online worship, bible study, small group Zooms and prayer. Click here to download the schedule.
Weekly Bible Study
Pastor Gary provides a recorded bible study each week. Click the link below to listen and apply the text to your life. Week of November 23 Link: https://youtu.be/hVwls6W6ru4
This week's text is: Numbers 6:22-27
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.
November 26, 2020
Dear Friends of the Milton Lutheran Parish,
I hope you are all doing well! As we check in with one another for another week, I wanted to continue our conversation about the fruits of the spirit. Paul writes in Galatians 5:22-26, “ But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.”
This week we are looking at peace. In the midst of yet another spike in Covid-19 cases across our country, I pray that we all find some peace. The holiday season is shaping up to be different from any other time before it. We are not able to gather the way we want to. We are being forced to keep our distance from those we love. We are traveling less, and our sense of fear and frustration grows. But despite all of that, we know that in order for the Spirit to move in our lives and produce good fruit that we must find peace. Let us find peace in God’s love, let us find peace in celebrating the blessings that we do have, let us find peace by being thankful.
By now you should have received a notification that our in-person worship service has been suspended for the next two weeks due to a Covid-19 exposure. Even though we will not be able to worship in person we will still be gathering online. The worship video will be made available Sunday morning.
This Sunday also marks the beginning of Advent. As we enter this time of anticipation and hope we do so with a worship series based on the book, “Love is the Way” by Bishop Michael Curry. Each week we will spend some time talking about how we experience God’s love and how we share it with others. I want to encourage you to purchase the book, if you have not already, so you can participate fully. You can contact Donna at the Parish office at 570-742-4601, and she can make sure you get a copy. If you don’t have the book you can still participate by attending online worship and our weekly bible study.
We also have three online small groups that are meeting each week to dig deeper into the book. You are invited to join the small groups through Zoom either by your computer or by calling in with your phone. Download the series schedule here.
As always, if you need anything please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
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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