In the name of Jesus, Welcome to Friedens Lutheran Church!
Friedens is a generous and caring Christian community here in the Oley Valley. Christ-centered worship, faith-formational learning for all ages, and serving the needs of local neighbors and global partners alike are core values of this body of Christ.
Our Mission Statement begins: “As part of the baptized people of God, we . . . are called and empowered by Christ.” Baptized into the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus, we are called by God and empowered by God’s Spirit to proclaim the gift of God’s unmerited grace for all people. I John 4:19 says, “We love each other because God loved us first.” And so, through our worship, learning, fellowship and service we strive to share this good news with everyone as we make love our aim.
Outreach is a core value. We care deeply about families and children. Our Childcare and Preschool have been a part of our ministry for more than 30 years. Motivated by love, we are committed to feeding the hungry. We host the Oley Valley Food Pantry which distributes food monthly, a Little Free Pantry is always available at the entrance to our church building, and homemade meals are provided for residents at Opportunity House in Reading. This congregation is generous with its financial support of World Hunger and Global Missions assisting communities in becoming self-sustaining and thriving.
Whether you are seeking to know more about God or desire to share the good news of God’s grace in your life, know that you are welcome here! Join us for worship, participate in a book study, or help serve those in need. When you visit our online community or in person, please introduce yourself to me. If you have questions about the ministry here at Friedens please call (610-987-6021) or email me at email@example.com.
May the love and peace of the Risen Christ be with you this day and always,
Pastor Donna M. House