Rooted in the Gospel of our Lord, the Allegheny Synod inspires, encourages, and supports the church, in response to God's call to gather around Word and Sacrament, and to scatter into the world to offer God's gifts of love, forgiveness, care, justice, and mercy.

What's New

  • CANCELLED - Front Porchin' Event

    Unfortunately, the Front Porchin' event is cancelled due to low registration.

  • "40 Days for Healing"

    Lent is soon upon us and the Global Mission Team is offering a challenge to our congregations for “40 Days for Healing.” We hope to have at least fifty (50) congregations accept this challenge. The January/February issue of the Lutheran Letter shared this idea and we’ve had a few congregations already respond to the challenge. 

    Please read the linked documents for further information. 

    2014 Malaria Lenten Challenge Page 1 (.pdf)
    2014 Malaria Lenten Challenge Page 2 (.pdf)
    2014 Malaria Lenten Challenge Swarming Event (.pdf)
    2014 Lenten Nets Global Mission Team Challenge (.pdf)
    2014 Malaria Lenten Challenge Attachment1 (.pdf)
    February 2014 Newsletter (.pdf)

    The ELCA Malaria Campaign has pushed past $10.5 million, well on the way to the $15 million goal by 2015. Our Synod has raised over $66,000 in past few years with a great gathering last year for the $25,000 for the 25th Anniversary challenge. 

    Great strides are being made across the world for the eradication of  Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa through various communities and agencies. And, we are part of that global community.

    If your congregation, Sunday school class, or church group would take up the challenge, please contact the Synod office (814-942-1042) so that we can hold them in prayer during this challenge.


  • 2014 Synod Assembly

    The 2014 Synod Assembly First mailing which includes registration material and information is available under Resources/2014 Synod Assembly.

  • 2014 Pre-Lenten Spiritual Retreat

    Each September and January a three-night Benedictine-style silent retreat is held at Sequanota Center hosted by “The Community of the Spiritual Journey in Christ,” a covenant community of twenty-three members formed in 1992.

    A registration form can be found by clicking on the "Resources" tab above then Spiritual Retreats.


  • Women of the ELCA - 9th Triennial Gathering


         The time is upon the Women of the ELCA!!!  Be Bold!  Gather your generations or your best friend and decide NOW to attend the 9th Triennial Gathering to be held in Charlotte, NC.  The Gathering starts on July 24 and ends of July 27, 2014.  Attend with over 2000 women from across the United States, worship with women of every generation, commune with women of all ages and nationalities.   

         You can register now at  Be Bold!  Decide now.

           If your women's group wants me to come to your meeting to tell you personally about the Triennial, please give me a call (814-495-7183) or an email ( so that we can schedule it.   If you register now, you will receive a discount. If you are mildly interested please contact me and give me your email address and I will keep in touch with you about the Triennial Gathering.  Be Bold! Come to meet our new bishop, Rev. Elizabeth Eaton. Be Bold!  Sign up now. 

  • 2014 Compensation & Benefits

    The 2014 Compensation and Benefits Guidelines and Manual are now available under the Resources tab.  From Resources, click on Pastoral and Congregational Resources.

  • Pew Talk Video on Allegheny Synod's You Tube Channel

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  • Intercessory Prayer List

    Congregation Prayer List (.pdf)
  • 3D Faith Practices Bible Study

    To view the 3D Faith Practices Bible Study, please click on the Resources tab above and then click on Allegheny Synod 3D.  You will then find the Bible Studies posted below.

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Welcome to the online home of the Allegheny Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are an expression of the Church of Jesus Christ that combines the resources of 118 congregations, and our partners in ministry in the mountains and valleys of the Allegheny region of Southwest-Central Pennsylvania.

We are a people called by God through Jesus Christ to share in ministry independently and interdependently. Here in this web site you will have an opportunity to discover more about our partner ministries that seek to live out God's Great Commission.... (Matthew 28:18-20) to make the hope-filled promises of Jesus Christ known throughout the world.

I invite you to explore the pages of this web site and to get to know more about your Lutheran neighbors in the Allegheny region. Please know that each of our congregations invite you to worship with them. We believe that it is there that we encounter the God who has not only given us the gift of earthly life, but who also promises us life eternal.

-Bishop Gregory Pile

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Allegheny Synod, ELCA

701 Quail Ave.
Altoona, PA 16602

Phone: 814.942.1042
Fax: 814.941.9259


Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00a-12:00p, 1:00p-4:00p

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