Events, Registration, & Educational Opportunities

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Upcoming Event Information and Registration

Boundary Training for Rostered Leaders and Professional Ministry Workers
Three workshops are planned across our synod this year so that rostered leaders and professional ministry workers receive the necessary training and education hours required by many church insurance policies and by our synod guidelines. All leaders should complete this workshop at least once every three years. All rostered leaders are expected to attend one of these events. Compensated youth workers and musicians are encouraged to attend. To register, call Cathy Deitrich at 717-652-1852, ext. 104 or e-mail her at There is no charge for the training. A free-will offering will be collected to defray lunch costs.

Thursday, January 15 (Deadline to register: January 12)
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3700 Rutherford St., Harrisburg
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 14 (Deadline to register: March 11)
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 750 Greenfield Rd., Lancaster
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 5 (Deadline to register: April 30)
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 20 Franklin St., Biglerville
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


November 29
Advent Waiting: Making a Hermitage in your Heart
8:30 a.m. – Noon
St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2695 Luther Drive, Chambersburg
Benedictine Sisters Tammy and Joanne from the Tau Hermitage will lead a morning contemplative retreat on the theme of Waiting. Everyone is invited to attend. This retreat will be held at St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2695 Luther Drive, Chambersburg (beside Luther Ridge Community) on Saturday, November 29 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon. There is no cost for the retreat, but registration would be appreciated. For information and to register, please contact Pastor Christopher Frye at by November 26.

December 11
The Use and the Means of Grace & Eucharistic Practice
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The December Brown Bag Leadership Lunch will discuss the ELCA document, “The Use and the Means of Grace” that addresses communion practices in the ELCA and how that informs who we are as Lutheran Christians. Looking for tips on how to facilitate conversations in your congregation? Want to talk with others and share ideas? Join us on December 11. You can find this document on the ELCA website here as a downloadable PDF and additional resources for study at Brown-Bag Leadership Lunches take place in the Lunchroom of our Synod Offices. Bring lunch and we’ll have discussion and a meal together. Registration unnecessary.

January 17
Stephen Minister Training
Beginning Saturday, January 17, and running for 10 consecutive Saturdays, Stephen Minister trainer Linda Beaver (Volunteer Coordinator at Luther Ridge Retirement Community, will lead a class to prepare Stephen Ministers from the Chambersburg, Gettysburg, and York areas. For more information, contact Linda at (717) 264-0737.

January 31 – February 1, 2015
Grace in Wellness Women’s Retreat
Winter and wholeness meet at the Hotel Hershey for a Grace in Wellness women’s retreat Saturday, January 31, 2015 and Sunday, February 1, 2015. Women are invited to explore the intersection of God’s grace with our wellness — hearts, minds, souls, relationships and life circumstances. Sponsored by Thrivent Financial, cost is $195 which includes a double-occupancy room with full access to hotel amenities, lunch on 1/31 and breakfast on 2/1. Dinner options provided for the evening of 1/31 at the expense of retreat participants. The retreat concludes after worship on Sunday, February 1 around noon. Retreat leaders: Deacon Marsha Roscoe, Director of Resource Ministries for the Lower Susquehanna Synod and Pastor Nicole Wachter of Zion Lutheran Church in Dauphin. Registration is limited to the first 50 participants, so please register today:

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