Ministries

Ministries

Women of the ELCA

The Women of the ELCA is a churchwide organization that includes all women of the congregation. It helps women grown in faith and in service to Jesus Christ and to each other. ELC’s Women of the ELCA meet monthly (September through June) at 7:00 PM in the Memorial Fellowship Hall for Bible study and discussion of contemporary issues relative to our Christian lives. Everyone is invited to participate. As a community of women created in the image of God, called…

Youth

Evangelical Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church together operate two youth groups. The E.T. Youth Group (Evangelical-Trinity) is for middle and high school youth, while the the T.E.L.L. Youth Group (Trinity-Evangelical Little Lutherans) is for elementary school-aged children. The youth groups meet regularly during the school year and participate in lock-ins, retreats, and fundraisers. Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs. —Matthew 19:14 The youth…

Parish Nurse

The Parish Nurse functions on the health ministry team to provide holistic health care (mind, body, and spirit) for individuals, families, groups, and the congregation as a whole.  This ministry has emerged from the understanding that Christ’s mission of healing belongs to the health care community, the church community, and neighborhood. In accordance with professional practice and the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing the Parish Nurse is not responsible for hands-on nursing services.  The nurse will not administer medication, give injection,…

Outreach

Food Pantry Our food pantry provides food and grocery items as well as holiday baskets to individuals and families in need of assistance in the Greencastle-Antrim area. We are able to keep our pantry stocked with donations of food items and money from our congregation as well as Boy Scout and USPS postal workers food drives and Lion’s Club fundraisers. If you would like to help with this project, you may deliver items to the church or contact the church office to arrange for local pick-up…

Quilting

Three women of ELC joined together in 2006 to create quilts that would be sent to Lutheran World Relief.  Using donated sewing machines and old bed sheets and blankets provided by church members, they began to create the quilts that would eventually be sent overseas to be used for warmth, as a bed, as a backpack, or even as a wall in a refugee tent.  For Ingathering Sunday in October, the ladies group had created almost 70 quilts that were…