Upcoming Events

Vacation Bible School

Hellertown Area Ministerium invites you to join local churches for Vacation Bible School this summer to Blast off with the first VBS to land on Mars! To Mars and Beyond will help kids discover the wonders of God’s universe. They will become Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God’s power can take them.

New Jerusalem Lutheran Church: 3233 Apple Church Road, Bethlehem. June 17 – 21, 6:00pm to 8:15pm with a nightly family dinner at 5:30pm. Contact church office at 610-838-0731 for more information.

First United Church of Christ: 501 Northampton Street, Hellertown. July 8 – 12, 9:00am to Noon. Ages: PreK4 – 6th Grade. Register online at TMAB.cokesburyvbs.com/firstucchelllertownmars or get paper registration from the church office. Call 610-838-8811.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church: 645 Main Street, Hellertown.  July 8 – 12  6:00pm – 8:00pm. Ages: Pre-School through Middle School; Teenagers can help too (call Pastor Rick for more information). Register online at http://www.stpaulhellertown.org or by phone at 610-969-5086.

Graduate Sunday

Sunday, June 9, 2019, 10:00 am — Calling all graduates! Are you graduating from high school or college this year? We want to know so you can be recognized on Graduate Sunday. Please tell us your name, along with the name of the school you’re graduating from. For high school grads, please also provide information about where you are headed next. For college grads, please let us know the subject in which you’re receiving your degree and any particular honors you’ve earned (dean’s list, cum laude, etc.). Call the church office, send us an email or put a note into the offering plate.

Farewell and Godspeed to Charleen

Farewell and Godspeed to Charleen our Administrative Assistant for the past 3 years. Charleen is retiring to open a Bed & Breakfast in Salisbury, MD. On Sunday June 9th at the 10am service we will recognize her and thank her for her presence with us. Please plan on attending this celebration!

Summer Music Program at Christ Lutheran Church

The Summer Music Program at Christ Lutheran Church is a time of celebration and new experiences. Continue your worship practice and stay connected to your church family with this expanded music lineup. Invite a friend to try out Christ Lutheran, there’s something for everyone! We think they’ll enjoy the fellowship of Christ Lutheran in its relaxed, come-as-you-are environment. Find rest and renewal from your hectic summer schedule with your Summer Music Program.


May 26 Kristen Vogt

June 23 CLC folks

June 30 Freely Given

July 7 Dave Fry

July 14 Peg Eure

July 21 All in Good Time Barbershop Quartet

July 28 Milo Morris

August 4 Ken Brader & the Holiday Brass Quartet

August 11 Frank Di Bussolo Trio with Paul Rostock & Dave Willard

August 18 Barry Stauffer

August 25 Praise Band with Ursula Merriman on violin

September 1 Joe Mixon

“Embracing an Alternative Orthodoxy” Father Richard Rohr on the Legacy of St. Francis

Join Pastor Phil in the church library every Sunday, 9:45 am to 10:45 am. Extend your hour of worship with an hour of Adult Christian Education.

“Embracing an Alternative Orthodoxy” Father Richard Rohr on the Legacy of St. Francis.


Atonement Theology — Why did Jesus die?
Eco-spirituality — What does it mean for humanity to “Subdue” the earth?
The Cosmic Christ — God in all things
Orthodoxy vs. Orthopraxy — The difference between correct belief and correct practice of faith
Mysticism — Having a faith in which you sense a oneness with God, others, and creation

“The people who know God well, the mystics, hermits, prayerful people, those who risk everything to find God, always meet a lover not a dictator.” ~ Richard Rohr

These topics will be addressed thru a DVD presentation and work books for each participant. Join Pastor Phil as we delve deeply into these relevant topics of faith, life and the future of Christianity.

Bear Creek Camp Summer 2019

Calling all youth that have completed grades 1-12 to spend a remarkable week living, playing, and growing together in God’s creation at Bear Creek Camp. This year’s theme is Step By Step! Registration is now live on the Bear Creek Camp website www.bearcreekcamp.org. There are several ways to get a discount while registering. First, Christ Lutheran Church offers a $100 discount per camper for anyone sending their child. To take advantage of this discount type in CLH2019 where it says church discount. You can get the second discount by typing in BCC2019! Where it says (BCA Discount). EARLY BIRD discount is $15 off for all those register by March 1, 2019. If you have any questions about what Bear Creek Camp has to offer or how the registration process works please contact Mark Stana at markie1017@hotmail.com.

Contemplative Prayer and Meditation

First Wednesday of the Month, 7-7:45pm held in a circle at the altar. A service of contemplation, introspection, and listening. Looking for a break from our fast-paced world? Quiet time to reflect on a reading from scripture and listen to what others hear from those readings. This service is designed as a service of silence, light, contemplation, and reflection. It’s not your typical Lutheran Worship service.