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 January
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Out with the old, in with the new! A new calendar year has begun! And while most of us will have settled in with a plate heaped with pork and sauerkraut while we indulge in a couple days of professional and college football, Cathy, her dad and me, will be traveling from Georgia back to Pennsylvania, hoping to arrive home in time for the Rose Bowl kick off at 5 PM on January 2. After that, it's back to business!
January is filled with the typical events - a weekend at the synod's senior high retreat "Winterfest," our First Worship Anniversary Celebration, Communion Instruction and Acolyte Training. For many, many years, these events have been traditional January events at Tree of Life. See the details of each in the January edition of Plantings.
As I age, perhaps like you, time seems to fly faster. At the same time, I've come to appreciate and value the rhythm of my life. Imagine that for nearly 30 years, I've had the opportunity to sit down for a couple hours with second graders to talk about the Lord's Supper or to enjoy a wonderful pasta dinner while celebrating our anniversary of First Worship. So much of this, I have shared with you!
At the beginning of this new year, as we reflect on the year past and anticipate the year to come, I offer my thanks to you and for you. Cathy and I have been privileged to share the rhythm of ministry and even its interruptions with you!