Lutherlyn extends the ministry and mission of Jesus Christ, by inviting all people to engage the Word of God, one another and themselves in an intentional, challenging, exciting, and fun outdoor Christian community centered in the grace of God and the goodness of earth and life. Registrations for 2019 Summer Camp open February 1st. Click HERE for information.
The Northwestern Pennsylvanian Synod is designed to provide resources and information for Rostered leaders, lay leaders, and members of congregations. Our synod is comprised of 80 congregations in the northwest corner of Pennsylvania. Our territory covers all or part of 15 counties; Armstrong, Cameron, Crawford, Clarion, Elk, Erie, Forest, Indiana, Jefferson, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango, Warren, and Westmoreland.
In 1945, World War II left an estimated one-fifth of the world’s Lutherans homeless. Here in the United States, Lutheran churches in at least 20 states mobilized to help in Europe through a new agency called Lutheran World Relief. Now, with100 local partners, LWR works to improve harvests, health and education in some 35 countries each year. LWR partners train local women and men to produce local foods, dig low-cost wells and protect and restore their local environments. Some partners are small village groups on the edge of the Sahara. Others are nationwide programs that may reach across the Andes.
Bethesda Lutheran Services provides promising futures for children, youth, and families through individualized mental and behavioral health services provided in a residential, school, or community setting.
Karagwe Diocese of the ELC in Tanzania is the companion Synod to the NWPA Synod. Pastor Oscar Samwel is the Pastor of the Ngara District. He oversees 22 Lay Evangelists who serve congregations much as a pastor does during the week and on Sundays.