Welcome to The Allegheny Synod

We are the

Allegheny Synod

Called by God to be one in Christ; we worship, grow in faith and serve all people

"But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us."

2 Corinthians 4:7 (NRSV)

Welcome to the online home of the Allegheny Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We are an expression of the Church of Jesus Christ that combines the resources of 116 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. We invite you 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 Michael L. Rhyne