Come and See!

You are invited to come and see what three of our Lower Susquehanna Synod congregations are doing in their communities and contexts to renew and redevelop in today’s changing mission landscape. Click the photo to learn more!

Wondering what Pastor Pam Illick (pictured right) is about to show the children during a recent worship service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rouzerville? Come and see! Learn more about what this congregation is doing as one of our synod’s official redevelopment sites.

Everyone is invited–rostered ministers, congregational leaders, and anyone who is curious about how to help congregations adapt to a changing ministry and mission landscape–to attend one of three events highlighting current Lower Susquehanna Synod congregations engaged in various stages and types of renewal.

Union Lutheran Church is reaching out to its neighborhood in a variety of ways, including hosting a children’s craft booth at the Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Festival in York.

Come and enjoy learning what others are doing to be the church for all God’s people. Share food and conversation. Bring your questions and take home some good ideas. Choose from three very different contexts and congregational stories:

Tuesday, March 21
St. Paul Lutheran Church, New Cumberland
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. with simple supper
Click here for directions to St. Paul.

Thursday, March 23
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rouzerville
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. with simple supper
Click here for directions to Trinity.

Sunday, March 26
Union Lutheran Church, York
Noon lunch with program from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Feel free to join the people of Union for worship at 9:30 a.m. and faith formation classes and activities at 11:00 a.m.
Click here for directions to Union.

The congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church participates in an ecumenical community festival.

Bishop Dunlop and our Director for Evangelical Mission Richard Jorgensen will be present at all three events to introduce each congregation’s team and share how your generous support of the Bishop’s Congregational Mission Fund is seeding renewal across our synod. Most of the time will be spent hearing from and conversing with leaders and congregants who are doing this work every day, both in their congregations and beyond their doors.

Even if your congregation isn’t thinking about renewal, come and hear some fresh ideas and new ways of engaging your community. We guarantee you’ll have a good time, some good food, and a renewed appreciation for God is doing in our midst.

Click here for a bulletin insert to share. Please R.S.V.P. to Denise Ferguson at or call 717-652-1852, ext. 114 so that we may plan for food.