Grace and Peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ!
Welcome to Tree of Life Lutheran Church, located in suburban Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. We are a congregation of over 900 baptized members, diverse in our membership and welcoming in our ministry. If you don't know us, please browse around to learn who we are and what we believe. And if you are seeking a family of faith, we hope you'll visit us in person. We are rooted in faith and growing in love. We'd love to have you as a part of our faith family!
Pastors Message for October
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Greetings! As I write this letter, it IS still Summer, but we are midway through September. By the time you read this letter, it will be October, it will be Autumn, and we will be well underway with our Fall schedule at Tree of Life. We got our SCS year started with Rally Day, and our classes have gotten off to a great start!
Sunday School for WEETLC (toddlers thru Kindergarten) thru Fifth Grade includes an opening and prayer with me, music with Miss Holly, a brief video, and then creative classtime. We have great teachers, great curriculum, and other kids who need the presence of your kids. Sunday School is a time for your kids to learn the great stories of the Bible, to talk about those stories, to ask questions about the Bible and faith, AND to make friends with other faithful kids and adults. We also have CATS (Confirmation) classes for students in grades 6-8, and High School Sunday School with fantastic teachers, and lots of great conversation. Come to ADULT SCS for a chance to learn about life and faith, Scripture, and special presentations, as well as a time to get to know other folks in the congregation in a casual setting!
During the week, we have learning opportunities as well. We provide a Tuesday evening Bible Study, and Faith With Friends, a Bible and faith study for women, meeting every Thursday morning. Please consider making one or more of these opportunities a part of your weekly faith commitment.
If you praise God through music, and wish to share your gifts, we have opportunities to sing and ring! Adult Choir meets every Wednesday at 7:15, and always welcome new singers. Jubilation Bronze (our Bell Choir), meets on Tuesday Evenings at 6:45. Both are led by our Music Director, Holly Gainor, who would welcome your hearts, hands, and voices. For a more contemporary musical expression, we have a wonderful Praise Band led by Neil Sunkel.
We need each other to share in our prayers and in our praise. We need each other to share our lives and our concerns. Let us continue to be refreshed and strengthened by God's Word and the presence of one another, all of us sisters and brothers in faith. See you in Church!!!