Ministries of Worship and Prayer
~ Sunday Worship at 10 am- All are welcomed as together we hear and reflect on God's Holy Word, offer prayer and are nourished and empowered by the Holy Sacraments. All are also welcomed to assist with various aspects of the worship we engage in together; if interested- please see the sign ups in Church on Sunday or contact Dan K.
~ Our Ministry of Music - Ministries of aBell Choir , and when possible a choir of chimes for young people are offered. Special instrunental or vocal music for festivals and celebrations is also frequently shared. St. Paul's Singers, another ministry of music offers "old time Sunday school Hymns during Worship once a month and any one with any voice - even the pastor's wobbly voice is welcome to join them! All are welcomed to join any of these various ministries as we lift our voices and make a glad noise unto the Lord.
~ Our Prayer Chain Ministry- As friends in Christ , we share our joys and concerns with one another, through an email prayer chain, if you are interested in being a part of this ministry please contact Pastor Larry.
Ministries of Ongoing Christian Education
~ Adult Study -meets at 9 am on Sunday Mornings to reflect on holy scripture and the faith that has been shared with us. Our current focus is on the book of Proverbs.
~ Sunday School for Children- meets after our 10 am worship. We also have a Time for Children offered by the pastor or by a worship leader before the sermon.
Seasonal celebrations of Faith~ These include an Easter Saturday Faith Party and Easter Egg Hunt and other seasonal celebrations where we share our faith.
Vacation Bible School- This takes place each year towards the end of July or beginning of August. It is presented in cooperation with two other Lutheran Congregations in town and the location alternates between the churches.
Confirmation Ministry~ This is an opportunity of faith enrichment for Young Adults. It is a two and a half year ministry with components of instruction, hands on application, discussion worship, and service that concludes with Affirmation of Baptism. Just as when children are baptised family, friends, and members of the congregation support students in Christ as they decide to become a confirmed adult member of our congregation. A center piece of the program (that is offered but not required) is two to three years of ALL SAINTS Confirmation Camp at Camp Nawakwa in Arendtsville PA.
Ministries of Outreach and Service to the Community
~ Service every 3 weeks at the "Provide A Lunch"- a daily meal for those in need. at the Hanover Area Council of Churches
~ The Packing and distribution of backpacks for Ruth's Harvest Ministry to elementary school children in need.
Ministries of Generosity and Stewardship to the Congregation and to the Community
~ Collections of Office and Cleaning Supplies for our Congregation
~ Collections of food and clothing and Non- food Items are taken and generously supported for local community charities including New Hope Ministries and Food Bank, The Hanover Area Council of Churches and their Changing Lives Shelter and Provide A Lunch, and Ruth's Harvest Ministry.
~ Monetary Collections are taken and generously supported for local community charities including New Hope Ministries and Food Bank, The Hanover Area Council of Churches, Tender Care Pregnancy, The Relay For Life, The Alzheimer's Walk and The Crop Walk to End Hunger.
~ The Donation and Assembly of Lutheran World Relief School Kits & Personal Care Kits
Ministries of Celebration, Fellowship and Hospitality
~Birthday Parties for those 90 years and older and other social gatherings after worship
~ Mothers and Fathers Day Celebrations and other Seasonal Gatherings
~ An Annual Outdoor Worship at Codorus State Park and church Picnic
~ Seasonal Strawberry and Peach Socials, a Spring Vendor Show, and a Holiday Bazaar for Christmas.
~ A Free Easter Sunday Breakfast before the 10 am Worship.
~ An Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on the Saturday Before Thanksgiving.
~Sunshine and Community Lunches- Coordinated primarily by retired members and friends. These are usually held on the Second Wednesday of the month at a local restaurant and are open to all.