"Renew, Rejoice, Revive" Service of Lutheran Revival


Dear Friends,

May God continue to bless and keep you. I am writing to invite you to join me and your sisters and brothers of the Allegheny Synod at a special service of prayer, praise, and worship. 

7pm - Thursday, September 14th (Holy Cross Day) at St James Lutheran Church in Altoona, will be having “Renew, Rejoice, Revive” a service of Lutheran Revival. This service will be centered around singing, prayers, and thanking God for the many blessings that we have received. All this will lead up to the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

We have a special guest preacher, the Rev. Jackie Utley of Ascension Lutheran Church in Columbia, SC. You may remember Pastor Utley from the 2015 ELCA Churchwide video, where she talked about her becoming Lutheran came from the powerful pull of grace and need to share the love and mercy of Jesus with all people. 

We will also be blessed by the music of our “All Star Band” including Ryan Custead and Aaron Wagner from Zion - Hollidaysburg, Pastor Scott Schull from Grace - State College, and Pat McConnel from St James – Altoona.

Please join us for the service. It was scheduled on Thursday night to avoid the pull of high school, PSU, and Steeler football games, so we hope you are available. 

Please share this information with your congregations. Click here for a bulletin insert with information about the service. I will be also be posting information on the facebook page and synod website.

Thank you for your consideration, and I pray that you will be able to join us on September 14th.

God bless and thank you for the many ways you care for God’s people here in the heart of Pennsylvania.

Bishop Michael