July 16, 2020

I am writing to make you aware that today July 15, 2020, Governor Wolf issued an executive order limiting the size of gatherings in the state of PA to 25 people indoors and 250 people outdoors. Below is a link to information about the governor’s order below.


June 23, 2020

From Bishop Rhyne:


I wanted to share with you where I stand with my health situation. First, I want to let you know that my COVID test came back negative. I thank God for this.

However, I still have many of the symptoms and health issues that began last week and...

June 18, 2020


The Allegheny Synod Office will reopen on June 22 with regular hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Staff will be in the office Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (22, 23, 24) during regular business hours and working remotely on Thursday and Friday (25, 26). We will see...

June 5, 2020

As many of you know, Pastor Becca Ehrlich serves the Allegheny Synod as the Interim Director For Evangelical Mission. Before she began her ministry with our Synod, she participated in a 3-week filmed wellness retreat in Costa Rica. The retreat has now become a TV show,...

June 3, 2020

As you know Pennsylvania is moving toward the ‘Green Phase’ of re-opening. Centre and Clearfield counties moved into green this past Friday. Bedford, Blair, Cambria, and Somerset counties are slated to move into green on June 5th. We have been trying to gather guidance...

May 26, 2020

Message on Financial Situation during Covid-19

Allegheny Synod, ELCA

For the last several weeks the finance committee of the Allegheny Synod has been monitoring mission support received and the budget passed by the Allegheny Synod Assembly for the fiscal year 2020-2021....

May 16, 2020

Salisbury Lutheran Parish

Liturgy of the Word (via Google Meet)

Sunday @ 10:30am

   Connect via Phone: + 1 956-752-6696      PIN: 708 350 361#

   Connect via Computer: https://meet.google.com/wnx-cent-uyb

Faith Lutheran Church, Somerset is...

May 11, 2020

On May 8th the first round of reopening Pennsylvania will begin. In the Allegheny Synod, this move from the “Red Phase” to the “Yellow Phase” will take place in Clearfield and Centre counties. On May 15th Bedford, Blair and Cambria counties will move to "Yellow Phase."


May 8, 2020

The ELCA Office of the Secretary has provided this document on how to count and track attendance for online worship during the time of Covid-19.

The ELCA Churchwide Organization has realized that through this pandemic, many churches are welcoming people through virtual...

April 28, 2020

May the peace of the risen Christ be with you all!

As we begin to hear about plans to re-open businesses in Pennsylvania, we’ve compiled some things to think about as you begin working toward holding in-person worship.

We strongly encourage you to contact your insurance...

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