Lutheran Ministry

community ministry

Community Outreach Programs

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Coffee Break

Coffee Break offers a free donut, a hot or cold drink, and an opportunity to relax and chat with your neighbors. It takes place every Thursday between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, downstairs in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 207 State Street in Oil City. Access to the fellowship hall is from the alley between State Street and Wilson Avenue.  The weekly gathering is sponsored by the Community Ministry Committee (CMC), part of the Good Hope/Zion Lutheran Ministry of Oil City.  All are welcome.


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Community Dinner

On the last Tuesday of each month, the Community Missions Committee of Zion and Good Hope Lutheran churches of Oil City serve a free community dinner to the community from 5-6pm at Zion. No tickets or reservations are required.  Take out dinners are served at 4:30 and sit down dinners are served at 5:30.  Dinner is served downstairs in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 207 State Street in Oil City. Access to the fellowship hall is from the alley between State Street and Wilson Avenue.


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Worship on Wednesday

Good Hope Lutheran Church hosts a Worship On Wednesday for seniors every two months.  WOW starts at 11:30am with Worship and Holy Communion in the sanctuary.  A light Luncheon follows in the fellowship hall.  Each WOW features a different guest speaker to talk about different areas of concern for elder and aging members of the church and community.  Past speakers have spoken on phone scams, driving safety, palliative care, and financial security.  Guests are always welcome and there is a free will offering to help defray the cost of the meal.  You can find WOW dates on the combined ministry calendar.


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Community/cooperative Ministry

Bags of Love contain raisins, a granola bar, trail mix, snack crackers; and a bottle of water.  They are given to groups in the community such as The Pointe and the YWCA girls' club, whose clients might appreciate a small care package of snacks. Bags of Love is funded by a grant through the NWPA Synod.

The CMC also offers The Soap Shop and The Card Shop during events at Zion such as community dinners and Coffee Break. We accept donations of greeting cards and personal/sample size items. (The list includes things like dental products, laundry soap, deodorant, soap or body wash, and shampoo.)