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Emmanuel Lutheran Church – State College PA

Emmanuel Lutheran is an orthodox community of Christians growing in zeal and numbers of disciples. Since December of 2015, Emmanuel Lutheran Church has tripled its regular worship attendance, cemented a strong adult bible study on Sundays along with calendared evening Bible study opportunities, has a small but mighty choir, and has run a confirmation series along with regular children’s Sunday School programming. Its challenge is to make the Christian faith meaningful and credible in a community that is highly secular and very liberal. State College provides an academic university setting with a high standard of living and high professional standards.

Emmanuel has the ongoing expenses of any start-up congregation: paying for pastoral support, worship space (it is currently worshiping in a United Methodist church), website start-up and maintenance costs, advertising and general operating expenses. Our challenge is now finding a space that is handicapped accessible and we are starting to look at how and when we can stretch our wings to find more suitable worship and mission location.

The congregation is very appreciative of the NALC Mission Grant received in 2016, as well as a grant from another Pennsylvania NALC congregation. No audit is currently in place.

Congregation Address:
206 S. Burrowes Street
State College, PA 16801

Mailing Address:
PO Box 682
State College, PA 16804

Pastor Christopher Milarch

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