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LCHS Emmaus, PA

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Our Adult Ministries

We believe in the ministry of all believers, and that takes many forms.  As an adult we invite you to consider helping in any of our many forms of ministry, and in participating in any of our many other activities.

Explore some of the many opportunities available:

Serving And Participating Within Our Congregation

Assisting With Our Worship Services

Our services are cooperative efforts of many people who contribute in a variety of ways.  You can choose to serve in a number of ways:

  • As Assisting Minister
  • As an Acolyte or Crucifer
  • Preparing or cleaning up as part of our Altar Guild
  • As a Reader of biblical lessons during the service
  • Helping distribute communion as a Communion Assistant
  • As an Usher
  • As a Greeter as people arrive
  • Helping with the Nursery
  • Informing at the Information Desk
  • Delivering altar flowers to shut-ins

Participating on one of our many adult choral and instrumental groups

  • Adult Choir – Provides choral leadership on Sundays at the 10:45 service and festivals.  The group is open to adults.
  • Jubilate -A chamber choir which sings challenging music from all periods.  This group provides music for  worship as well as festivals and concerts.
  • Festival Choir -Providing unique choral leadership at special church festivals throughout the year.
  • Holy Spirit Praise Ensemble – An inter-generational group (youth and adults) providing upbeat musical leadership for the 8:45 service and festivals.
  • Contemporary Choir – Provides choral leadership for congregational songs at the 8:45 service.
  • Spirit Ringers – A hand bell choir providing musical accompaniment to hymns, anthems, liturgy and preludes once each month at services and festivals.
  • Recorder Ensemble – Provides still another source of musical leadership and accompaniment at services.
  • Celebration of Music Series

Music plays a fundamental role in our congregation and our community life.  Reflecting that, throughout the year the church sponsors the Celebration of Music Concert series.  From classical to contemporary music, and from formal concerts to coffee house settings, Holy Spirit  celebrates God’s gift of music throughout our year.

In addition the many talented vocal and instrumental performers within our congregation are regularly sharing their gifts in our worship services.

Participating In Any Of Our Many Small Groups

  • M & M’s and M & M Too – women’s daytime group
  • Table Talk meets in member’s homes to discuss hot button topics and the Lutheran perspective of them
  • Circle of Friends: Venture In or Venture Out
  • Lenten and Advent Book Groups or Bible studies
  • Adult Retreat

People who enjoy getting together for fellowship and to share life’s various experiences. We have several special interest groups that meet during the month for fellowship and to share common interests (note that fellowship is a common theme for all of our events).

  • Stitch and Chat Quilting Group -Providing hand-made quilts for those in need in the Lehigh Valley, in cooperation with Project Help, and to disaster relief.
  • Fly to ABE: Adult Book Energy book group
  • Prime Timers: Seniors Group and Subgroups
  • Knitting in Faith Prayer Shawl Ministry
  • New Baby Ministry
  • Bible Study
  • Men’s Spirituality
  • Koinonia Groups
  • Bridge Group

Serving And Participating Within Our Lehigh Valley Community

Providing facilities for a number of outside groups

  • New Beginnings (Alcoholics Anonymous)
  • Newcomers Club
  • Crazy Quilters
  • Brownie Troops
  • Community Justice Council
  • Rejoicing Ringers handbell choir

Prime Timers: Seniors Group

Holy Spirit has a very active Seniors Group, composed of people who enjoy getting together for fellowship and to share life’s various experiences. We have several special interest groups that meet during the month for fellowship and to share common interests (note that fellowship is a common theme for all of our events).

Christmas Ingathering

Each Christmas season, the members of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit particpate in a program sponsored by Lutheran Congregational Services to provide toys and gifts to individuals, families and children served by 30 social service agencies in the northeastern Pennsylvania area.  Members purchase gifts based on requests from those we serve.  For more information contact the church office.

Blood Drive

The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit partners with the Miller -Keystone Blood Center to provide much needed blood to patients in our area.  The blood collection occurs at our church and sign ups are made prior to the blood drives.  For more information please contact the church office.

Allentown Rescue Mission

The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit works with the Allentown Rescue Mission to provided necessities to homeless individuals and families in our area.  Donated items are collected on the fourth Sunday of the month in the Multi-purpose Room area.  For more information contact the Church Office.

Sixth Street Shelter

The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit has assisted individuals and families in crisis by partnering with the Sixth Street Shelter.  Items for donation are collected on the third Sunday of the month in the multi-purpose Room area.  For more information contact the church office.

Meals on Wheels

Members of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit volunteer their time, talent and energy to the Meals on Wheels Program.  This nationwide program provides meals and a daily stop-by visit to the elderly and home-bound in our area.  For more information contact the church office.

Serving And Participating Within Our Global Community

Project Help

Senior High youth, college students, and young adults join with adults to help repair homes of persons who live in Starks, Maine.  East Parish Housing Ministry uses volunteer work groups such as Holy Spirit to rehabilitate houses for low income people in Somerset and Franklin counties.   We stay at Camp of the Eastward in Starks or in student housing at the University of Maine in Farmington.  Project Help is an annual transforming, spirit-led, community building week to serve other people.  Truly AWESOME!  For information, contact Chris Carter.

Disaster Response Ministry

The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit works closely with Lutheran Congregational Services and Lutheran Disaster Response to provide assistance of all kinds to individuals and families in our area whose lives have been impacted by natural disasters such as flood or hurricanes.  Some of our members regularly share their time and talent to assist in home renovations to flood ravaged areas.  For more information contact the church office.

Stitch ‘n Chat

The Stitch and Chat Group is a ministry of comforting outreach at Holy Spirit.  Members gather regularly to cut, sew and put together quilts.  These quilts have been distributed locally, nationally, in Starks, Maine, and Biloxi, Mississippi and to many areas in the world through Lutheran Disaster Relief.  The materials for this ministry come through donations, grants (Thrivent) and other sources.Literally 100’s of quilts go out the doors each year.  The group has been incredibly dedicated to their mission for many years, laboring away all months of the year.  Newcomers are welcome.  Quilting work can be done with the group or on your own.

Knitting in Faith

The Knitting in Faith Group began in 2003.  Each 3rd Monday of the month at 3-4 pm, a group of knitters gathers in the All Saints Room, to pray and work on knitted or crocheted pieces. Members also work on these at home on their own. Prayer shawls are  mainly to be given away.  They are distributed to members, friends, persons in the community, or at large.  Prayer shawls and prayers go out to persons who are ill, facing surgery, grieving.  Shawls are also made for victims of disaster, the home-bound or people we hold in prayer.

Tanzania Trip

Our globalization trip to Tanzania connects with our missionaries, Dr. Mark and Linda Jacobson. They serve in Arusha, Tanzania. In 2016 we have a second group go to Tanzania to learn of the ministries there and the ways in which we may support them.