Lehigh Mission District

February 2015
The Rev. Jerel W. Gade, Dean
The Rev. Kurt E. Garbe, Assoc. of the Bishop
LMD website: www.lehighlutherans.com
Mr. Joshua Fink, Mission District Chair
Mrs. Linda Smith, Newsletter Editor
Volume 20, No.
A Christian View of Jewish Worship". For more information, please contact
Luther Crest’s Chaplain Dianne Kareha 610-391-8210.
March 2015 LMD NL news will be due February 11th. E-Mail any
information to me at [email protected]
Let’s try going green; to do this you need to have a church website. If you
do and you have your church newsletter advertised, why not add the LMD
Newsletter? While researching this I found a few church websites that already
include the LMD Newsletter and that is awesome. Yes you may still need to
print a few for those without computers. Any questions please call 610-4379927 or e-mail me [email protected]
Free to Any Church: Parament Storage Cabinet (no longer needed after
church renovations.) Beautiful cabinet to store paraments and banners on
seven rods. Height = 37"; Length = 98"; Depth = 25". Grace Lutheran Church
28 W Main St, Macungie. Call 610-966-3325 or [email protected]
For Sale: Allen Digital Classic Organ - circa 1977. Church model with two
keyboards and full 32 note AGO style pedalboard, used in music room for
rehearsals. Case is in great shape. Includes self-contained speaker system
and would be best suited for a home practice instrument or Hauptwerk project.
Includes a full transposer for adjusting performance keys. There are 5 factoryset combination action buttons to recall combinations. Organ is being sold 'as
is'. Best offer. Grace Lutheran Church 28 W. Main St, Macungie. Call
610-966-3325 or e-mail [email protected]
Muhlenberg College Chapel invites you to Gospel Weekend! We host
Edward "Chief" Menifee, the musician at Morehouse College Chapel in
Atlanta, for a spirited weekend of Gospel music. Rehearsals (open to the
public) will be Fri evening, Jan 23, 2015 and Sat morning, Jan 24, 2015
with a concert Sat afternoon, Jan 24, 2015. Contact Chaplain Callista
Isabelle for more specific timing and to sign-up to take part in Gospel
weekend: [email protected] or 484- 664-3120.
Ministry with Our Elders (Senior Adults): For Clergy, Parish Nurses,
Secretaries of Congregations, Pastoral Care Visitors, and Other Caregivers
Luther Crest (800 Hausman Road, Allentown, PA 18104) will host a Moravian
Theological Seminary course on Mons, Jan 26 through Mar 2, 1:30-4:30
p.m. This six-week course is designed for clergy and laity who want to
become more effective in ministry with the senior adults with whom they
serve. Participants will have an opportunity to improve their skills of
communication with older adults, as well as gain an understanding of the life
issues that confront them. The course will cover the following topics: grief,
dynamics and issues of dementia and aging, caring for the caregiver, life
review, spirituality and faith, visitation and communication skills, effects of
aging on family systems, and community resources. Cost for this 1.8 CEU
course is $60 (payable to Moravian Theological Seminary, 1220 Main Street,
Bethlehem, PA 18018-6650); early bird registration is $50 (by Jan 19). For
more information, please contact Luther Crest’s Chaplain Dianne Kareha
610-391-8210 or go to http://moravianseminary.edu.
Dr. Bahmann’s Presentations at Luther Crest: The public is cordially invited
to attend Rev. Dr. Manfred Bahmann’s presentations at 2:30 p.m. in Crest Hall
of Luther Crest, 800 Hausman Road, Allentown, PA 18104. Tues, Feb 10:
“Islamic Imperialism” - Tues, Mar 17: "A God of Mercy or a God of Grace?
Jewish and Christian Perspectives" - Tues, April 21: "Two Different Promises:
A Valentine’s Day Special at Luther Crest - You are cordially invited to
reaffirm your marriage vows or to celebrate with others who are reaffirming
their marriage vows on Sat, Feb 14, 2014, 2 p.m. in Crest Hall of Luther
Crest, 800 Hausman Road, Allentown, PA 18104. Refreshments following the
service. For more information, please contact Luther Crest’s Chaplain Dianne
Kareha 610-391-8210.
LCS will hold a Marriage Preparedness Series at St. Peter’s Lutheran
Church, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown on Mar 1 & 8, from 2-5 p.m. To
register, please call Kathy Reyher at 610-770-9205 or register on line at
Luther Crest to Host Model Passover Seder Dinner - Would you like to
experience the beautiful traditions and the distinctive foods of a Passover
Seder? (As you may know, Passover is a Jewish commemoration of
deliverance from bondage. According to the gospels, the “Last Supper” that
Jesus shared with his disciples occurred around the time of the celebration of
Passover). On Wed, Mar 25, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Crest Hall of Luther Crest,
800 Hausman Road, Allentown. Katyah Gohr will lead a model Seder service,
which will include a full, buffet-style meal. Cost is $11.00. For reservations
or questions, please contact Rev. Dianne Kareha, Diakon Chaplain for Luther
Crest 610-391-8210 by Wed, Mar 18.
LCS’s Refugee Resettlement case workers would like to thank everyone for
their generous donations. At this time, we are in dire need of the following
items: bathroom boxes (from Welcome Box list), pillows, mops, brooms,
vacuum cleaners, twin sheet sets, twin blankets, full sheet sets, full size
blankets, bathroom and kitchen waste cans, alarm clocks, and microwaves.
Items can be dropped off at our office Mon through Thurs between 8-12
and 1-4. We are also in need of apartment sized furniture such as chests of
drawers/dressers, kitchen tables and chairs, living room small
sofas/loveseats/chairs, end tables, etc. (NO BEDS). Please call Ammar at
484-542-9849 to arrange for pickup of items.
Muhlenberg College Chapel invites you to join us for worship any Sunday
evening during the academic year. Worship is at 5:30 p.m. in Egner
Chapel, followed by dinner in the Hoffman House at Muhlenberg. If you are
interested in bringing your confirmation students or high school youth to join
us for worship, and/or your congregation would be willing to provide a Sunday
dinner for Muhlenberg students, please contact Chaplain Callista Isabelle for
scheduling and more information: [email protected]
Speakers Available: Luther Crest has a variety of speakers available to
speak to congregations, adult Sunday school classes, organizations such as
women’s and men’s groups, Bible studies, seniors groups, and youth groups.
Topics include: Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia, Depression, Elder Care, and
Caring for the Caregiver, Senior Housing Options, and Continuum of Care,
Living with Loss/Grief Support, Communicating during Times of Conflict,
Prayer, and Scripture Studies. For more information or to schedule a speaker,
please contact Rev. Dianne Kareha, Diakon Chaplain for Luther Crest 610391-8210.
Operation Sunshine!!
36 S. 8th St, Allentown, PA 18101
Open Mon 11-3 Wed. 9-4
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 610-435-9155
Operation Sunshine is an outreach ministry of fellowship
through travel provided by the Lehigh Mission District. This
ministry began over 25 years ago by a group of forward
thinkers who realized that as we age, our desire to be social
and mobile does not diminish. But, our abilities and
opportunities to do so may not be as available. Along
came the idea of Operation Sunshine, which helps seniors
fulfill their need to experience fellowship among others who
are of like mind. The trips allow people to socialize,
experience the arts, enjoy good food and feel safe and
secure as they travel. Every effort is made to
accommodate and assist those with physical difficulties so
that they feel included and a part of a caring ministry.
Laughter and good-natured kidding are always a part of the
trips as the travelers reach out to each other in a loving,
Christian manner.
Information about current travel opportunities can be found
in the monthly Lehigh Mission District Newsletter, the biannual Operation Sunshine Newsletter, joining our e-mail
distribution list at [email protected] or through our
new web site at www.LMDopsunshine.com, which offers
you the ability to register right on line. To register or obtain
more detailed information about a trip, you may call the
office at 610-435-9155 to speak to one of the volunteers on
Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 AM to 3 PM. If you
can’t reach a volunteer, please feel free to leave a
message, and your call will be returned as soon as
possible. Thanks to the generosity of their congregations,
all day trips depart from St. Timothy Lutheran Church,
140 S. Ott Street, Allentown, PA., whereas, the multi-day
trips depart from Cedar Church, 3419 Broadway,
Allentown, PA. Both locations offer plenty of off-street
We invite all to join us in fellowship and fun as we share
experiences and care for one another through travel.
Paula and Dick Skelly
Co-Trip Coordinators
NEW WEB SITE: www.LMDopsunshine.com
Paula & Dick Skelly Co-Trip Coordinators
Day of Trip Emergency Number 610-417-3286
Operation Sunshine is a non-profit fellowship opportunity within our
Mission District, run solely by volunteers. Please join us and invite your
friends as we enjoy a variety of venues together.
March 19 (Thurs) – Hunterdon Hills Playhouse – ABIE'S IRISH
ROSE – Celebrate a belated St. Patrick’s Day with Operation Sunshine
at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse. Enjoy a delicious sit-down luncheon
with a dessert buffet before watching Anne Nichol's Hilarious comedy
classic, “Abie's Irish Rose”. Watch as young Abraham Levy tries to fool
his strict Jewish father by introducing his new bride, Rosemary Murphy,
as “Rosie Murphyski.” The plan actually seems to work at first until
Rosemary's strict Irish-Catholic father arrives on the scene and a
hilarious tug-of-war erupts!
Bus leaves St. Timothy's at 10:00am and will return approximately
Cost $ 85 Payment Deadline: Tue., Mar. 10
April 1 (Wed.) – Fulton Theatre, Lancaster- THE PRODUCERS FIRST FLOOR SEATING. The Producers is a madcap romp that
features scene after scene of delicious, laugh-out-loud comedy, 16
wickedly witty new songs, and some of the most gloriously outrageous
dance numbers to ever grace the Fulton stage. It’s the winner of the
most Tony® Awards in Broadway history. Orchestra seating on the first
level of the theatre – Rows C, D and E! Sit down lunch at the
Pressroom included. We realize that this is Holy Week, but in order to
get first floor seating for this very popular production, this was our only
Bus leaves St. Timothy's at 9:30 AM and will return approximately
6:00 PM
Cost $98 Payment Deadline: Thur Feb 26
April 22 (Wed.) - Media Theatre, Media, PA - HELLO DOLLY –
Starring Andrea McArdle (the original star of Annie on Broadway),
Hello Dolly is the story of sassy and brassy Dolly Levi who travels to
Yonkers searching for Horace Vandergelder. She stirs up the lives of his
niece and his two store clerks as she manipulates the proceedings.
Songs include "Before the Parade Passes By", "It Takes A Woman",
"Put On Your Sunday Clothes" and the familiar trumpet-laced title tune.
Lunch at the Rose Tree Restaurant included.
Bus leaves St. Timothy's at 9:30 AM and will return approximately
6:00 PM
Cost $84.00 Payment Deadline: Mon., Mar. 9