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…

Food Pantry

Our food pantry continues to serve the community during the pandemic. Please contact the church office if you need our assistance or if you’d like to help out by donating. Our food pantry provides food and personal hygiene items to individuals and families in need of assistance in the Greencastle-Antrim community. We serve anyone in need. To receive assistance, please contact the church office with your name, address, phone number, and the number of people in your home. Church volunteers…

Facility Sharing

We are pleased to be able to share our spacious facilities with area groups and organizations such as Girl Scouts, the Lion’s and Lioness Clubs, Greencastle-Antrim Women’s Fellowship, and Franklin County Head Start. If you have a meeting or event you would like to hold at Evangelical, please fill out the Request for Facility Use form and submit it to the office. All requests are subject to approval by Congregation Council, and Evangelical’s own events take priority.

Youth

Evangelical Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church together operate two youth groups. The E.T. Youth Group (Evangelical-Trinity) meets regularly during the school year to participate in Bible studies, 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 also periodically prepare and participate in Youth Sunday services. Fundraisers include spaghetti suppers, apple dumpling sales, and ham sandwich sales to support…

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…