Affiliations

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

Grace Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The ELCA is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God’s grace in our lives.

We also work hard to put our faith into action. In today’s complex world, we strive to make a difference in practical, realistic ways.

With more than 10,000 congregations across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 4.2 million members—we welcome you to experience this church right in your community. Explore the ELCA, and help us celebrate our gift of faith—with action. The home page for the ELCA is www.elca.org.


Lower Susquehanna SynodLower Susquehanna Synod

As a member of the ELCA we are also part of the Lower Susquehanna Synod.

The Lower Susquehanna Synod is a geographical faith community of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The Lower Susquehanna Synod is one of 65 synods in the ELCA and one of seven ELCA synods in Pennsylvania. We are located in the central part of the state and cover a nine-county area that reaches from rural Fulton County to the urban areas of Harrisburg, York, and Lancaster. The synod is divided into 14 conferences. Grace Lutheran Church in Red lion is part of the Southern York Conference of the Lower Susquehanna Synod. Our 239 congregations represent over 111,000 baptized members of the ELCA. The home page for the Lower Susquehanna Synod is www.lss-elca.org.


Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central PennsylvaniaLutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania

We help support the Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania which operates three facilities within the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. These facilities are Kirchenwald, Nawakwa, and The Wittel Farm. They offer a wide variety of outdoor experiences in a uniquely Lutheran tradition.

Summer camping programs for young people are offered at Nawakwa and Kirchenwald. Programs such as sports camps, outdoor wilderness camps, canoe camps, bike camps, and the traditional small group resident camp programs offer a wide variety of exciting programs for young people. There are also retreat programs for all ages throughout the year.

In addition, there are facilities available for rent by retreat groups. Retreat groups primarily, but not exclusively, are church groups. Retreat groups also include school groups, families, individuals, and other organizations. Outdoor education experiences for groups are also possible. The Wittel Farm, a working farm, has a house of prayer for individual spiritual retreats. This facility is ideal for pastors and lay people who are looking for a quiet time of meditation and prayer in Central Pennsylvania. The Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania web site is www.lutherancamping.org.


The Lutheran Social Services of South Central PennsylvaniaThe Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania

The Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania with offices in York, Hanover and Gettysburg provides elder care living and support and many other social support services. The web site is www.lutheranscp.org.


Augsburg Fortress Press

Lutheran educational materials and worship supplies can be purchased at Augsburg Fortress Press at the following web site: www.augsburgfortress.org.