You are encouraged to use the opportunities below as a way of taking some time away from the anxiety of the world and focusing on your relationship with God. All are warmly welcomed!
We worship each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. at 100 Mahoning Street and offer a LIVE stream on our YouTube Channel and Facebook Page. You may also tune in to FM Channel 87.9 and listen to our service from the parking lot or the surrounding neighborhood.
Or visit the link later to view the recording
Download this week's worship bulletin:
Visit the Documents & Videos Page for archives
Join Pastor Gary for Weekly Bible Study each Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Library. If you wish to join with Zoom, contact the church office for link information.
Can we pray the way Bartimaeus prays? People try to hush him up because by addressing Jesus as “Son of David” he is making a politically dangerous claim that Jesus is the rightful king. Could our prayers ever be heard as a threat to unjust powers that be? Bartimaeus won’t give up or go away quietly, but instead repeats his call for help more loudly. Do we ask so boldly? And are our prayers an honest answer to Jesus’ question, “What do you want me to do for you?”
Dear Friends of Milton Lutheran Church,
Another week has gone by in the life of our church. We continue to grow. We continue to change, and we continue to live out the Gospel for all to see!
Last Sunday our congregation voted and chose ‘Milton Lutheran Church’ as our new name. Our council leadership and digital ministry team is hard at work making the changes to our communications reflecting this change. In the coming days and weeks, you can expect to see changes in our social media accounts, e-mails, letters, bulletins, signs, and others. This Sunday, October 24, we will have a special prayer dedicating our new name to the glory of God.
I also wanted to share with you some changes that have been made with regards to Covid policies at the church and communion during worship.
Updated Covid Policy- The council has decided to make it optional for people to wear masks while in the church building. However, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask if possible. We recognize that the virus continues to spread, and numbers of cases continue to rise in our area. However, most of our population is vaccinated and we also can spread out in our large building when we gather. As you make your decision, please keep in mind that we have people unable to be vaccinated and others who are immunocompromised. Ultimately it is up to you, and we will welcome one another with open arms no matter what their decision is.
Communion Procedures- The council has also decided to make some changes to the way we receive communion together. Starting this Sunday, you will be invited to come forward and receive communion. Myself and our communion assistants will wear our masks and sanitize our hands before and after communion. If you are joining us in person, you will be invited to come forward during worship in one line. I will administer the bread. You will then proceed to the left or right depending on which side of the church you are seated on. There will be pre-filled cups with wine. Please take the cup and a communion assistant will administer the wine. You may return to your seat from the outside aisle. Communion kits are available upon entry to the church for people who have mobility concerns or who prefer to stay seated. We will administer communion to people with the kits at the end of communion. If you are joining us online you may use your own bread, wine and/or grape juice for communion.
Gary Schaeffer, Pastor
Milton Lutheran Church's ministry is centered in faith formation, worship, fellowship, and engagement in the greater Milton community. We warmly welcome everyone to our worship services, bible studies, fellowship and outreach opportunities.
The Reverend Gary Schaeffer serves as Milton Lutheran Church's pastor, leading our faith community in worship services, bible studies, spiritual practices, and prayer and communion each week. We are thankful for his leadership and creativity which keeps us spiritually strong.
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