Jordan Lutheran Church
 

Ministries

Groups within Jordan

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  • Bible Study
    • The Bible Study Group meet on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the foyer area by the Church Office or in the Adult Sunday School Classroom. They study a specific theme such as Overcoming Anxiety and Conflict, various books of the Bible, or the Nooma DVD Series. The group is very informal with wonderful discussions who enjoy growing in their Christian faith. Everyone is invited to join them.

  • Cemetery Association
    • The Jordan Lutheran Cemetery Association consists of a group of seven directors, all church members, who oversee the operation of the Jordan Lutheran Church Cemetery. A representative of the Board is present at all burials. We also have a Memorial Garden for cremation burials.
    • The cost of a grave is $250 for members and $500 for non-members. Contact Bruce Stettler, Cemetery Secretary at 610-799-4709 or email brulou@ptd.net with any questions.
    • Armed Services Memorial:  The tall monument (1894) in the cemetery going up the hill on the left side, has had the foundation replaced and the entire monument has been replastered.  The Cemetery Association felt it was important to preserve this monument because it is for Armed Services members from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Please take time to see this monument. We think it is grand. If anyone would like to donate to the restoration, it will be greatly appreciated by the association
  • Congregation Care Team
    • The Congregation Care Team extends God’s love beyond the ministry provided by the pastors and others members of the congregation.  It offers a ministry of healing, sustenance, guidance, and reconciliation to people undergoing a time of crisis or transition.  The help provided by the CCT is determined by your unique situation or concern.  Members will meet to respond to your needs and provide support in many ways.  They act as a resource to identify other services within the congregation.

  • ELCA Disaster Relief Support
    • The Sons of a Carpenter are joining in partnership with Lutheran Disaster Relief to build a home near Hazelton for a family who lost everything in the flood of 2006.  The financial resources for this project will be provided by Lutheran Disaster Relief and the Sons of a Carpenter will be responsible for the labor.

  • Food Pantry Second Harvest
    • The Jordan Lutheran Pantry established in 1980 serves families in need who live in the Parkland School District. The pantry is open the first and third Monday of the month from 9:30 – 11:30 am and the first Wednesday each month from 6:30-7:30pm.  The Pantry is staffed by volunteers who stock and distribute food to needy families. Food and monetary donations do not just come from our members, but from a variety of sources including: Second Harvest, Jordan UCC, the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the postal carriers of Orefield.   Anyone in need can call the church office to be placed on our list.

  • Health Team
    • The Church Health Team is empowered to assess the strengths of the congregation as a spiritual community. It then works with the congregation to strengthen those areas in which the community could be stronger. Currently using the Natural Church Development model, this team develops various programs to address areas of congregational health that are identified as needing strengthening.

  • Ministry to Migrant Workers
    • Periodically, Jordan Lutheran Church is called upon to assist an individual or group of migrant workers with clothing needs. The church office typically notifies members of needed items via the church bulletin.

  • Piecemakers Quilters
    • The Piecemakers are a small group of women who come together to share our love of quilting. We meet at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday mornings in classroom 3. The quilts are donated in the name of the church and God’s glory to many and varied charitable organizations. We have made up lap robes for shut-ins, quilts for wounded veterans at Walter Reed Hospital, quilts for Lutheran World Relief, as well as the quilt for Jordan’s 275th anniversary observance. Come joins us for quilting and ministry!

  • Pink Courage Group of Jordan
    • Jordan’s Pink Courage is a breast cancer support and outreach group.  Anyone is welcome to join us at our bimonthly meetings which are held on the third Thursday in the the choir room at 7:00 p.m.  We have compiled a pamphlet which contains a collection of readings, prayers, poems, inspirational thoughts and available resources to support those in need.  We also have a lending library of informative books available and a confidential prayer chain.   Please contact Kay at 610-782-9656 for more information.

  • Prayer Chain
    • The prayer chain is a network of individuals within our church who receive prayer requests, and in turn forward them in the network. Confidentiality is maintained as requested by individuals.

      1. The Electronic Prayer Chain is on a secure Yahoo Groups email site. All prayer requests may be submitted to the Church Office, Nancy Haas, or to any member of the prayer chain as printed in the monthly Newsletter. When a request is received, it is immediately forwarded to each prayer chain members’ secure email and will be prayed for as soon as received. Confidentiality is maintained as requested by individuals.
      2. The Voice Prayer Chain is passed on through telephone contact. Dorla Hullinger is the daytime contact person and Nancy Haas is the evening contact person and together they coordinate so each group prays for each request.
  • Prayer Shawl
    • The Prayer Shawl Ministry was started in October of 2003.  A group of ladies meet every Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. to knit or crochet prayer shawls for our shut-ins, members or friends that have been sick or in the hospital. Blankets have been made for babies that are baptized and prayer shawls are made for member weddings too. All prayer shawls are covered in prayer when completed. All you need to do is let the Prayer Shawl Group know of a concern by contacting a member or the Church Office.

  • Thrivent
    • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a faith-based, not-for-profit membership organization serving almost 2.6 million members. It is a Fortune 500 financial services organization offering insurance and investment products. www.thrivent.com

  • Women’s Connection
    • The Women’s Connection consists of women who are members of Jordan and women who are in our community. The goal of Women’s Connection is to connect though educational, spiritual, service, and entertainment activities. Members of Women’s Connection support each other during times of need, encourage each other, share new ideas or skills, and spiritually uplift each other. Currently, there are three evening and daytime groups. Examples of activities enjoyed by the groups are learning new crafts, shopping trips to unique stores, sharing money-saving recipes, making health kits for Haiti, cookie swaps, providing Easter baskets for pantry families, covered-dish dinners, and much more. New members are always welcome.