Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Rev. Martin Milne of Zion's Lutheran says the church is waiting to hear back from its insurance company about fixing the damaged glass door.
It will be one week ago tomorrow that someone threw an empty glass bottle at the front door of Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Upper Milford Township. The church pastor, the Rev. Martin Milne, says he is hoping that the damaged glass door can be repaired in time for services on Sunday. The glass company removed the broken glass pane yesterday and Milne says the church is waiting to hear back from its insurance company in order to move forward with the repair. "It's unfortunate that even the church is a target for vandalism. There just doesn't seem to be anything that people will not vandalize," Milne says. Citing a state police report, Lehigh Valley Live says an empty glass bottle shattered a pane of glass in the church's front door …
Monday, October 31, 2011
About a dozen or so residents from Upper Milford Township take advantage of the hospitality of Zion’s Lutheran Evangelical Church Monday. Residents who need to spend the night are encouraged to bring pillows and blankets.
About a dozen or so Upper Milford Township residents are getting a reprieve from the dark and cold today, thanks to the hospitality of Zion's Lutheran Church, 5901 Kings Highway South. And, that hospitality will continue for the duration, according to Rev. Martin Milne, Zion's Lutheran pastor, who says that those in need of a warm place to sleep should bring pillows and blankets with them since the church has no cots. The families seeking shelter in the church today are enjoying a lunch of hot French onion soup made by Milne, and taking advantage of the the church's Wi-Fi to access the Internet and order things like propane heaters and generators. Since power returned to Zionsville and Old Zionsville Monday morning, Milne decided to open …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
He says theology is not just theory and doctrine matters.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Special to the Emmaus Patch by the Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick I am not a theologian. In the tradition of the Orthodox Church (known sometimes as Eastern Orthodoxy), theologian is reserved for the handful of people who pray truly—saints. It doesn’t belong to academics, and it doesn’t really belong to me. But the book of mine that Conciliar Press has just published, "Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy," is nevertheless about theology. The word orthodoxy has two parallel meanings. It is composed of two Greek words—orthos and doxa. Together, they form orthodoxia—in English, orthodoxy. Orthos literally means “straight,” and those in dentistry will think of orthodontics (“straight teeth”). Greek uses orthos metaphorically also to refer to something …
Monday, May 30, 2011
Macungie VFW and Vietnam Vets lead special service in cemetery at Zion’s Lutheran Church.
Following the Sunday service at Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville, parishioners gathered in the memorial garden of the church’s cemetery. There, the Macungie Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Memorial Post 9264 and Veterans of the Vietnam War Post 75 led a brief service of remembrance May 29 to honor all those who have fought to defend the United States of America. A wreath and American flag were placed in front of the garden for the veterans who fought on foreign soil and never returned home. Three carnations were also placed with the wreath: a red, which represents the blood spilled by comrades and the courage of the soldiers; a blue, which represents eternity, and a white, to represent purity. Five members of the VFW shot…
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Enjoy a homemade feast tonight without lifting a finger.
Old Zionsville UCC is hosting its Spring Dinner today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m in the church, 5981 Fountain Road and King's Highway. The all-you-can-eat family style dinner will feature turkey and ham, potato filling, vegetables, pickled cabbage and a variety of desserts. Everything on the menu is homemade. Cost is $11 for adults and $5 children.