Acts 2:1- 21

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1When the day of Pentecost had come, [the apostles] were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit …

ascension

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Last week, the church observed the Ascension of Our Lord – the day we mark Jesus returning to heaven.  While the disciples watched, Jesus has returned to a place of glory, honor and power with the God the Father.  He reminds them that God the Father has promised to send them the Holy Spirit, to move and empower them as …

weekly prayer

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O God, You call me to share the good news of your love. Fill me with your presence. Empower me with your spirit. Guide me with your vision. Help me with your strength. Show me how to live in ways that show love and forgiveness. Teach me to reach out in compassion. Move me to work for peace and justice. …

Luke 24:44-53 & Acts 1:1-11

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Luke 24:44-53      44Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” 45Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the …

Help LCM IMPACT student’s lives!

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“You’re providing a space where it’s safe to be vulnerable. Especially on a college campus, I think that’s a tough thing to find, but [LCM is] definitely creating that space..” Watch Christopher’s full video HERE! Christopher Messersmith is from York, PA and graduated from Penn State in 2006 where he majored in Political Science and History.  Christopher trained as a …

road trip

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Though I am quite content to spend time in my own home, I am also a fan road trips.  I grew up living far away from extended family, and vacations typically meant car travel to see them.  When I was still young, I moved to Pennsylvania, far away from my own nuclear family. My own kids have been traveling since …

Uvalde, Texas

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This week, our nation has experienced yet another tragic and horrible shooting where children and their teachers were killed at a school. An elementary school.  Our hearts are broken.  We can barely comprehend the sorrow and loss that community is facing, like hundreds before.  In Uvalde, Texas, the community is observing the horrible rituals of waiting for news of who …

weekly prayer: 5/24

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God of each journey, You are with me whenever I leave home. You are with me in visits to familiar places with all their memories. You are with me as I explore new places that bring excitement and discovery. Thank you for the comfort and excitement of travel,    For places that are part of my history and who I …

IMPACT Campus Ministry

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“Everyone knows how harsh college life can be. The competition levels are through the roof.  It can be hard to be heard.  Lutheran Campus Ministry has given me a safe space to really be heard.  Everyone is always bouncing thoughts and ideas off each other and it has given me something to really look forward to throughout the week.” Watch …

Impact Lutheran Campus Ministry!

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“Worship felt like it was a refuge away from the demands of the academic world. Even when I felt like I had too much work to do, I’d still go.” See Kathy’s video HERE! Pastor Kathy (Sterner) Pennington graduated in December of 2001.  She majored in Microbiology and minored in Biochemistry. Kathy is from western Maryland and now lives in …