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The Schuylkill Mission District Council meets frequently to discuss and plan ministry programming to better assist the congregations of our Mission District. Our goal is to provide events and resources to uplift youth and family ministry, spirituality, evangelism, and maintain our connection with our Synod and the ELCA.
This Week's Prayer
God of love, giver of life, you know our frailties and failings. Give us your grace to overcome them, keep us from those things that harm us, and guide us in the way of salvation, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Schuylkill Mission District
Future Meeting Dates
Schuylkill Mission District Assembly
Sunday, September 20, 2020
2:00 pm at Christ United
Latest District News
The council noted the following important considerations as we move closer to the
District Assembly on September 20 at 2:00, and the SYNOD Assembly over four days consisting of five sessions across two weekends in October:
*Although the virtual assembly will be quite different and perhaps challenging, it will be cheaper for the congregations because they will not need to pay for housing, meals and mileage. The registration cost is supposed to be the same or slightly higher than last year.
* If your building or members do not have access to WIFI, then please reach out to a neighboring congregation that has both WIFI and sufficient space for physical distancing. If one or more of the members or rostered leaders is not comfortable with computer technology i.e Zoom, learning web-based balloting, etc., then also please consider buddying up with a tech person from your congregation, or again gathering at a neighboring congregation that has more computer skills
Schuylkill Mission District Council
Pastor David Rowe
Associate of the Bishop:
Pastor Kathleen Ash-Flashner
District Assembly Information
Please see the time-sensitive material that is attached for our district and synod assemblies
Dear friends in Christ,
Some folks at St. Paul's, Orwigsburg are making masks (not N95) for area health care professionals. These masks can be used over the N95 to lengthen the life of those masks. These are approved for use.
They use cotton cloth, fusible interfacing, double folded bias tape, elastic and thread. Color and patterns on cloth are of no concern. If you would like to donate any of these items or money to buy them, especially the interfacing, tape and elastic, please contact Sue (570-617-3741) or Rob (570-617-3679) Reier to pick up these items.
If you would like to make masks, we have a pattern we all use. The easiest pattern is the YouTube link through Joann Fabrics (simple folded rectangular mask). Make them and then donate them through medical professionals you know or directly to healthcare institutions including EMS.
Thanks for the ministry we all share in this most difficult time.
The Rev. Robert and Susan Reier
members, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Orwigsburg