Lutheran Congregational Services
Connecting Communities, Transforming Lives
Upcoming Event Announcement:
Event Invitation: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus, hosts Blue Christmas Service, Sunday December 15, 2019, 3 pm.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
While the time up to Christmas is portrayed in popular culture as a time of merriment, for many that portrayal makes an already difficult season even more painful. Dealing with the loss of a loved one, difficult life transitions, the loss of a job or a difficult diagnosis, and any number of other difficult life situations can make holiday festivities very painful. A Blue Christmas Service is a contemplative and gentle service for those who are carrying heavy burdens during this holiday season. LCS’s Sylvia Havlish is helping to plan the service.
Liberty’s Lutheran Congregational Services (LCS) is an educational and social ministry organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We reach out to local congregations through our connections with the Southeastern and Northeastern Pennsylvania Synods of the ELCA.
Our collaborative relationships with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) have enabled us to continue to fulfill our mission in faith and with purpose as we partner with congregations and communities of believers throughout Eastern Pennsylvania.
LCS uses a hands-on approach to identify the needs of churches, parishioners and the wider community through:
- Lutheran Disaster Response-Eastern PA
- Grief Recovery
- Lay Eucharistic Visitor Training
- Consultation Services
Volunteer with Liberty Hospice
Part of the Liberty Lutheran family of services, Liberty Hospice offers compassionate care to Philadelphia-area patients facing a life-limiting illness. Our hospice care team, which includes a medical director, social workers, chaplains, skilled nursing professionals, hospice aides, and volunteers, provides comprehensive support while helping patients and their families make the most of every moment.
Volunteers are a vital part of serving our hospice patients. By providing companionship, active listening, and socialization, specially trained volunteers help us carry out our tradition of service to families and patients. We are currently seeking volunteers in these areas!
Training and orientation is a high priority for our team. If you are interested, please click on the opportunities above to learn more, or visit libertylutheran.org/volunteer.
Liberty Hospice serves people of any age with a life expectancy of six months or less if the disease runs its normal course. While many hospice patients have a cancer diagnosis, hospice serves people with a wide variety of illnesses, including: cardiac, renal and neurological disease; Alzheimer’s disease and related cognitive disorders; ALS and pulmonary disease.
For more information, click here to contact us online.