July 13, 2016

An Outpouring of Generosity

The 49-year tradition of generosity through our Christmas Ingathering is transforming into the SEPA Outpouring. Due to changes at Lutheran Children and Family Service and decreased funding for transport and publicity, we will no longer collect donations en masse on the first Sunday of December. Instead, we will be offering opportunities to give throughout the...

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October 6, 2014

Lutheran Charities Month is Here

Lutheran Charities Month is HERE!  We hope that you and your congregation will be a part of this celebration of our Lutheran Social Ministries right here in SEPA! Download bulletin inserts for Lutheran Charities month from our website. Let me begin by introducing myself! I’m Pastor Brad Burke, the new Executive Director of Lutheran Charities....

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September 3, 2014

Oktoberfest Supports Disaster Response

Join Lutheran Congregational Services on Saturday, September 20, 12pm-6pm for the 6th annual Oktoberfest celebration to benefit its Lutheran Disaster Response program.  Oktoberfest is hosted by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 120 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA. The festive event features delicious German food, craft beers, music, children’s activities and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 for...

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August 27, 2014

A New Season For Lutheran Charities

For the past year, a vision has emerged to expand Lutheran Charities into a robust partner for you and your congregation in ministry, mission and outreach. Lutheran Charities is a partnership of nine life-giving ministries that serve 80,000 people in our area each year. A new executive director, the Rev. Bradley R. Burke, will lead...

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July 20, 2014

Costa Rica Servant Trip

December 19, 2013

Congregations Collect $100K for Needy

For this year’s Christmas Ingathering, about 70 congregations collected donations for vulnerable people. On Dec. 1, more than 100 volunteers (mostly from Gloria Dei Church, Huntingdon Valley) unpacked trucks, sorted donations and repacked them for delivery. The items, valued at about $100,000, will serve people locally and internationally.     Some highlights of the Ingathering included:...

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October 26, 2013

From Guttenberg to Zuckerberg

The Center for Pastoral Counseling (Springfield, Delaware) has recently announced a full-day seminar entitled “From Guttenberg to Zuckerberg: How Social Media is Changing the Church.” The seminar is designed  specifically to help pastors and interested laypersons enhance their use of social media. The featured speaker will be the Rev. Keith Anderson, pastor of Upper Dublin...

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October 10, 2013

LSH Launches Teens4Good Academy

After a very successful summer in the Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) urban farm, the Teens 4 Good program is here to stay through an innovative year-round after school program model. Twent- five youth will spend their after school hours at LSH, learning business and leadership skills to prepare them to succeed in college, career, and life....

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September 12, 2013

Liberty 5k, Fun Run Support Service

Live well and support service! Liberty Lutheran is sponsoring a 5K chip-timed race and 1 mile family fun walk on October 5. Proceeds from the Liberty Way 5K and family fun walk support Liberty’s ministries of service to individuals in need. The event will also feature food and refreshments, awards ceremony, music, race shirts for 5K...

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January 15, 2010

Charities’ bike ride celebrates 20th on June 26

Join us for the 20th Annual Lutheran Charities Steeplechase Bike Ride & Walk on Saturday, June 26, 2010! It’s a great way to support the social ministry agencies of the Synod, and help more than 40,000 children and adults in need. Proceeds benefit Lutheran Charities including Artman Lutheran Home, Lutheran Children and Family Service, KenCrest Centers, Paul’s Run Retirement Community, Manatawny Manor, Lutheran Settlement House, Mary J. Drexel Home, Silver Springs-Martin Luther School, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod.

August 26, 2008

40 churches aid Lutheran Charities bike ride

Many thanks to all who rode, volunteered and supported the 18th Annual Lutheran Charities Bike Ride on June 28, 2008. Bikers and volunteers from 40 Lutheran churches in the region took part in the annual event that benefits our social ministry agencies, sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

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For more information about Synod programs and communications, or for help with communications issues in your congregation, contact:
Bob Fisher
Assistant to the Bishop for Communication and Mission Interpretation

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