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"A Day With Bishop Younan"

Thiel College, April 12, 2018
Thiel College is pleased to welcome the Right Rev. Dr. Munib Younan, Bishop Emeritus, to campus on April 12, 2018. Bishop Emeritus Younan is the retiring Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL). The college was one of the ELCA Colleges and Universities selected and honored to serve as a host campus for his itinerary of visits in the USA.

For more information, please see the information sheet provided by Thiel College, available for download below:

Chrism Mass, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral; 328 Sixth Ave.; Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Registration available at this link:

(Please do not send your reservation to the synod office)
A flyer is available for download, below:

Abiding Ministries Immediate Needs:

Abiding Ministries has been open as a severe weather warming shelter for the last many days as those from the Allentown neighborhood have found warmth and fellowship within its doors. We ask for items to share with those who have need for warmth and comfort. So many are suffering during this extremely cold weather.

We are in need of warm winter coats for children, all sizes, for women and men.

We need of shoes and warm boots for adults and children, children’s size 8 to adult sizes. As much as we appreciate gently worn shoes and boots, we ask for new shoes and boots due to experiencing ring worm and fungal infections from used footwear.

Towels of all sizes are needed

Hand warmers are desperately needed

Clothing that is washed and clean for all sizes, men, women and children is needed.

We do have plenty of hats, gloves and scarves and thank all who have donated these items.

Your support of our brothers and sisters is truly appreciated. Please contact MaryAnn Swanson, 724-822-3389, if you need pick up or take your donations to Abiding Ministries, Excelsior St., Allentown section of Pittsburgh or the synod office (9625 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh 15237 – between 9am and 4pm). God’s blessings to all.  MONETARY DONATIONS may be made out to SWPA Synod, ELCA, with "Abiding Ministries" in the memo line, and mailed to the synod office at 9625 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

NOTE: The synod’s cause for the month of January happens to be Abiding Ministries. Your donations, whether monetary or in the form of supplies, are particularly appreciated and needed in this month – especially in the bitter cold we are experiencing.