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May 16th, 2021 Sunday Service

The gospel for Easter's seventh Sunday is always taken from the long prayer Jesus prays for his followers in John's gospel on the night before his death, and always includes Jesus' desire that his followers will be one as he and the Father are one. This oneness is not mere doctrinal agreement or institutional unity, but mutual abiding, love and joy. Click on the YouTube icon for today's service and the PDF for our bulletin.

 

LITTLE FREE PANTRY

Mt. Hermon has a FREE Pantry in it's parking lot. If you or someone you know is in need of food.  please visit our pantry. Take what you need, give what you can. If you care to give, just drop it off at the pantry or bring to the church office.

October 10th, 2021 Sunday Service

Join us at our church picnic on Oct. 24th! Prayerfully consider donating to our A.T. Allen Coat Drive in the narthex until Oct. 31st. We welcome you for worship at 9 a.m. in our Sanctuary, Sunday school for all ages immediately afterwards and our "10:55 Alive!" praise service in the Fellowship Hall. Click on the YouTube icon to see our services online and click the PDF icon for our bulletin this week. 

October 3rd, 2021 Sunday Service

Today’s gospel combines a saying that makes many of us uncomfortable with a story we find comforting. Jesus’ saying on divorce is another of his rejections of human legislation in favor of the original intent of God’s law. We welcome you for worship at 9 a.m., Sunday school afterwards and our 10:55 service. Click on the YouTube icon to see our services online and click the PDF icon for our bulletin this week.

September 26th, 2021 Sunday Service

Join us for worship at 9 a.m. in the Sanctuary and Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. We invite you to enjoy our "10:55 Alive!" in the Fellowship Hall. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the AT Allen School Supply Drive. Prayerfully consider helping with our upcoming coat drive. Please click on the YouTube icon to the right to see our services online and click the PDF icon for our bulletin this week. God bless you all!

September 19th, 2021 Sunday Service

Join us for worship at 9 a.m. in the Sanctuary and Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. We continue to enjoy our second service at 10:55 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. There will also be Drive-Up Communion following our last service from noon until 12:15 p.m. Please click on the YouTube icon to the right to see our services online and click the PDF icon for our bulletin this week. God bless you all!

September 12th, 2021 Sunday Service

Three weeks ago we heard Peter’s confession of faith as told in John’s gospel. This week we hear Mark’s version, when Peter says, “You are the Messiah.” In John, the stumbling block is Jesus’ invitation to eat his flesh, given for the life of the world. Please click on the YouTube icon to the right to see our services online and click the PDF icon for our bulletin this week. God bless you all!

September 5th, 2021 Sunday Service

James tells us to stop showing favoritism in the assembly, treating the rich visitor with more honor than the poor one. Jesus himself seems to show partiality in his first response to the Syrophoenician woman in today’s gospel. Was he testing her faith? God shows no partiality. Click on the YouTube icon to the right to see our services online and click the PDF icon for our bulletin this week.

August 29th, 2021 Sunday Service

Jesus protests against human customs being given the weight of divine law, while the essence of God’s law is ignored. True uncleanness comes not from external things, but from the intentions of the human heart. Last week Jesus told us “the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life” (John 6:63). Click on the YouTube icon to the right to see our services online and click the PDF icon for our bulletin this week.

August 22nd, 2021 Sunday Service

In today’s gospel many people take offense at Jesus’ invitation to eat his flesh and drink his blood; even many of Jesus’ disciples peel off. This is the backdrop in John’s gospel for Peter’s confession of faith. “To whom can we go?” asks Peter, in words we sometimes sing just before the gospel is read. Click on the YouTube icon to the right to see our services online and click the PDF icon for our bulletin this week.

August 15th, 2021 Sunday Service

Please welcome Brittany Maileve as our guest worship leader and preacher today.  Pastor Michael will be back with us next week. Please follow the Synod guidelines for congregations hosting Supply Preachers by wearing a mask today. Click on the YouTube icon to the right to see all of our services posted to our YouTube channel and click the PDF icon for our bulletin this week.

August 8th, 2021 Sunday Service

Jesus says that the bread he gives for the life of the world is his flesh, and whoever eats this bread has eternal life now and will be raised on the last day. In Ephesians Paul tells us what this life Jesus gives us looks like, this life we live as those marked with the seal of the Holy Spirit in baptism. Click on the YouTube icon to the right to see our services online and click the PDF icon for our bulletin this week.

July 23rd, 2021 Sunday Service

Today is the first of five Sundays with gospel readings from John 6, the first four of which focus on Jesus as bread of life. Today Jesus feeds thousands of people with five loaves and two fish. What we have, what we bring to Jesus’ table, seems like it is not nearly enough to meet all the needs we see around us. Click on the YouTube icon to see our services and the PDF for our bulletin.

August 1st, 2021 Sunday Service

Apparently not satisfied by Jesus’ feeding of thousands, some who were there press him for a sign of his power; perhaps it is daily manna they want. As always in John’s gospel when people want a sign, Jesus offers himself. He is the bread come from heaven to give life to the world. Click on the YouTube icon to the right to see our services online and click the PDF icon for our bulletin this week.

July 18th, 2021 Sunday Service

Mark’s gospel makes clear how great is the press of the crowd, with its countless needs to be met, on Jesus and his disciples. Yet in today’s gospel Jesus advises his disciples to get away and rest, to take care of themselves. Sometimes we think that when others are in great need we shouldn’t think of ourselves at all; but Jesus also honors the caregivers’ need. Links to our YouTube channel and bulletin are to the right.

July 11th, 2021 Sunday Service

When Amos reports his vision of God judging Israel for mistreating the poor, he becomes a threat to the power of the priests and king. John the Baptist also speaks truth to power, and Herod has him killed. In Herod's fear that Jesus is John returned from the dead, we may hear hope for the oppressed: all prophets killed through the ages are alive in Jesus. Links to our YouTube channel and bulletin are to the right.

July 4th Harrisburg Parade Footage

Watch our Children and Youth Ministries represent Mt. Hermon in the Harrisburg Fourth of July Parade! The Harrisburg Parks & Recreation Department streamed the event live on their Facebook page. We adobted the ELCA's slogan "God’s Work Our Hands” for our banners. Click on the images to the left to see video on our YouTube channel and photos on our own Facebook page of Mt. Hermon's children and youth.

July 4th, 2021 Sunday Service

Jesus does great deeds of power and gives his disciples authority over demons.  Yet none of this power is unilateral; it all must be received by faith. Jesus asks his disciples to go out without money or supplies, so that they will be dependent on how others receive them. When we are sent from the assembly to witness, should be vulnerable. Click on the YouTube icon to see our services and the PDF for our bulletin.

June 27th, 2021 Sunday Service

A woman finds healing by touching Jesus' cloak, and a girl is restored to life when he takes her by the hand.  In both cases a boundary is crossed:  in Jesus' time the hemorrhaging woman was considered ritually unclean, polluting others by her touch, and anyone who touched a corpse also became unclean. Click on the YouTube icon to see our services and the PDF for our bulletin this week.

June 20th, 2021 Sunday Service

Time after Pentecost:Now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation! Now we are in the storm, the boat almost swamped; but Jesus is here now, and when we call him, he will calm the storm. Even the wind and waves listen to him as they would to their creator. We also listen and are called to believe in the power of God's word. Click on the YouTube icon to see our services and the PDF for our bulletin.

June 13th, 2021 Annual Congregation Meeting

Posted here please find pertinent documents for the Annual Meeting of the congregation. Mt. Hermon members should have received this information via post and email. Hard copies will also be available in the Sanctuary. Click on the PDF for a letter from Keith Opel, council president, and Valerie Frank, council secretary. The meeting will also be available on Zoom. Please check your emails for that invitation.

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June 13th, 2021 Sunday Service

The mustard seed becomes a great shrub that shelters the birds, recalling ancient images of the tree of life.  We'd expect a cedar or a sequoia, but Jesus finds the power of God better imaged in a tiny, no-account seed. It's not the way we expect divine activity to look. Yet the tree of life is here, in the cross around which we gather. Click on the YouTube icon to see our services and the PDF for our bulletin.

June 6th, 2021 Sunday Service

A house divided against itself cannot stand. Jesus makes this observation in light of charges that he is possessed. He is possessed, not by a demon, but by the Holy Spirit. We who have received the Holy Spirit through baptism have been joined to Christ's death and resurrection and knit together in the body of Christ. Click on the YouTube icon to see our services and the PDF for our bulletin.

May 30th, 2021 Sunday Service

When we say God is the triune God, we are saying something about who God is beyond, before, and after the universe:  that there is community within God. Our experience of this is reflected in Paul's words today.  When we pray to God as Jesus prayed to his Abba (an everyday, intimate parental address), the Spirit prays within us. Click on the YouTube icon to see our services and the PDF for our bulletin.

May 23rd, 2021 Sunday Service

Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.  Crossing all boundaries that would separate us, the Spirit brings the wideness of God's mercy to places we least expect it--to a crowd of strangers of different lands and tongues, to dry bones, to our weak hearts. Click on the YouTube icon to see our services and the PDF for our bulletin.

May 9th, 2021 Sunday Service

This Sunday's image of the life the risen Christ shares with us is the image of friendship. We are called to serve others as Jesus came to serve; but for John's gospel, the image of servanthood is too hierarchical, to capture the essence of life with Christ. Friendship captures the mutuality of the relationship into which Christ invites us.  Click on the YouTube icon for today's service and the PDF link to see our bulletin.

May 2nd, 2021 Sunday Service

This Sunday's image of how the risen Christ shares his life with us is the image of the vine. Christ the vine and we the branches are alive in each other, in the mystery of mutual abiding described in the gospel and the first letter of John. Baptism makes us a part of Christ's living and life-giving self and makes us alive with Christ's life.  Click on the YouTube icon for today's service and the PDF link to see our bulletin.

April 25th, 2021 Sunday Service

The Fourth Sunday of Easter, where the image of the good shepherd shows us how the risen Christ brings us to life. It is the relationship between the shepherd and the sheep, one of mutual knowledge and love, that gives the shepherd authority. The shepherd's willingness to lay down his life for the sheep shows his love. Click on the YouTube icon for today's service and the PDF link to see this week's bulletin.

April 18th, 2021 Sunday Service

The gospel of the third Sunday of Easter is always one in which the risen Christ shares food with the disciples, meals what are the Easter template for the meal we share each Sunday. In Sunday's gospel, Jesus both shares the disciples' food and shows them the meaning of his suffering, death and resurrection through the scriptures, the two main elements of our Sunday worship.

April 11th, 2021 Sunday Service

The Easter season is a week of weeks, seven Sundays when we play in the mystery of Christ's presence, mostly through the glorious Gospel of John. On Sunday we gather with the disciples on the first Easter, and Jesus breathes the Spirit on us. With Thomas we ask for a sign, and Jesus offers us his wounded self in the broken bread. From frightened individuals we are transformed into a community of open doors.

April 4th, 2021 Easter Sunday Service

The bulletin for our April 4th, 2021 in-person Easter Sunday 10 a.m. service is the PDF icon to the right. Click the YouTube icon to watch our livestream from this morning along with our previous services on our channel. Today's Scripture lessons include Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Mark 16:1-8. Pastor Michael Frye leads us this morning with Karyn Dalton serving as Worship Assistant.

April 2nd, 2021 (Good Friday Service @ 7 p.m.)

The bulletin for our April 2nd, 2021 in-person Good Friday 7 p.m. service is the PDF icon to the right. Click the YouTube icon to watch our livestream from this evening along with our previous services on our channel. Tonight's Service of Tenebrae will include the gradual dimming of the lights into total darkness and feature the reading of seven separate Scripture lessons by Mt. Hermon members.

April 2nd, 2021 (Good Friday Service @ noon)

The bulletin for our April 2nd, 2021 in-person noon Good Friday service is the PDF icon to the right. Click the YouTube icon to watch the services on our channel, but please know that we will not be live-streaming our noon service. Rachael Kennedy, Tim Bolick and Ann Bolick will read the Scripture lessons.

April 1st, 2021

The bulletin for our April 1st, 2021 in-person Maundy Thursday service is the PDF icon to the right. Click the YouTube icon and watch our service online. Pastor Michael Frye leads us this evening with Patti Stuver serving as Lay Assistant. Rod Stuver is Crucifer and Brenda McCarn is on piano.

March 28th, 2021

The bulletin for our March 28th, 2021 in-person Sunday service is the PDF icon to the right. You can also tune us in at 99.9 FM on your car radio in the parking lot. Click the YouTube icon and watch our service online. Pastor Michael Frye leads us this morning with Patti Stuver serving as Worship assistant.

March 24th, 2021

This is our bulletin for our March 24th, 2021 in-person Lent service. Please click on the PDF icon to the right. This is the fifth week of our Lent season as we continue offering in-person worship in the sanctuary. Our theme tonight is "In Community With Christ." Watch our service online by clicking on the YouTube icon.

March 21st, 2021

The bulletin for our March 21st, 2021 in-person Sunday service is the PDF icon to the right. This is the fifth week of our Lent season as we continue with our in-person worship in the sanctuary. You can also tune us in at 99.9 FM on your car radio in the parking lot. Click the YouTube icon and watch our service online.

March 17th, 2021

Our bulletin for our March 17th, 2021 in-person Lent service is the PDF icon to the right. This is the fourth week of our Lent season and today we are offering in-person worship in the sanctuary. Our theme tonight is "In Community With Those On The Margins." Watch our service online by clicking on the YouTube icon.

March 14th, 2021

Our bulletin for our March 10th, 2021 in-person Sunday service. This is the fourth week of our Lent season and today we are offering in-person worship in the sanctuary, in the parking lot by tuning your car radio to 99.9 FM, or at home with YouTube by clicking on the YouTube icon to find our channel, 

March 10th, 2021

Our bulletin for our March 10th, 2021 in-person Lent service. This is the third week of our Lent season and tonight we are "In Community with our Neighbor In Community with our Neighbor." Pastor Michael Frye is our lead pastor with Karyn Dalton assisting. Click on the YouTube icon to watch our service, 

March 7th, 2021

Our bulletin for our March 7th, 2021 in-person service. This is the third Sunday of our Lent season. Pastor Michael Frye is our lead pastor with Ann Bolick serving as Worship Assistant and Patty Stuver as Communion Assistant. Click on the YouTube icon to watch our service and the PDF icon for our bulletin, 

March 3rd, 2021

Our bulletin for our March 3rd, 2021 Lent service. This is Week 2 of our Lent season, "In Community With All The Saints." Pastor Michael Frye is our lead pastor and Karyn Dalton is assisting. Watch our service by clicking on the YouTube icon to the right. Click on the PDF icon for our bulletin, 

February 28th, 2021

Our bulletin for our February 28th, 2021 Sunday service. Second Sunday in Lent, Bold Women’s Sunday. Pastor Michael Frye leads the service with Ann Bolick and Patty Stuver assisting. Watch our service by clicking on the YouTube icon to the right. Click on the PDF icon for our bulletin, 

February 24th, 2021

Our bulletin for our February 24th, 2021 Lent service. It is "Week 1 In Community with Creation." Pastor Michael will be holding Wednesday Lenten services each week on our YouTube channel at 7 p.m. Watch our service by clicking on the YouTube icon to the right. Click on the PDF icon for our bulletin, 

February 21st, 2021

Our bulletin for the week of February 21, 2021, the First Sunday of Lent. Pastor Michael will be holding Wednesday Lenten services each week on our YouTube channel at 7 p.m. Watch our service by clicking on the YouTube icon to the right. Click on the PDF icon for our bulletin, 

February 17th, 2021

Our bulletin for tonight’s Lent service. Pastor Michael has returned from his back surgery. Pastor Michael will be holding Wednesday Lenten services each week on YouTube at 7 p.m. Watch our service by clicking on the YouTube icon to the right. Click on the PDF icon for our bulletin, 

February 14th, 2021

Our bulletin for the week of February 14, 2021. The Transfiguration of Our Lord and the Last Sunday after Epiphany. Watch our service on YouTube today with Reverend Betsy Mitchell by clicking on the YouTube icon to the right. Click on the PDF icon for our bulletin, 

February 7th, 2021

Karyn Dalton will be our lay worship leader again for this week. Please continue to keep Pastor Michael in your prayers. His recovery is going well, but he is unable to be with us this morning despite how much he wants to be back. Click on the YouTube icon to view the service. Click on the PDF icon for our bulletin, 

January 31st, 2021

Karyn Dalton will be our lay worship leader for this week. She is standing in for Dan Gleason who, due to health issues, is not able to be with us this today. Please keep Dan, Laurie, and their entire family in your prayers. Click on the YouTube icon to view the service. Click on the PDF icon for our bulletin, 

January 24th, 2021

We welcome Pastor Betsy Mitchell once again to lead our service in the absence of Pastor Michael, who is still recovering from surgery. There will be drive-thru communion following the service. about  11 a.m. Click on the YouTube icon to view the service. Click on the PDF icon for our bulletin, 

January 17th, 2021

Our supply pastor this week is Reverend Betsy Mitchell. Please keep Pastor Michael in your prayers. He is home recovering from his back surgery. Click on the YouTube icon to view the service on our YouTube channel. Click on the PDF icon to the right to download our bulletin, 

January 10th, 2021

We are very pleased to have Karyn Dalton fill in for Pastor Michael today. Please keep Pastor Michael in your prayers. His for back surgery will be this week. Click on the YouTube icon to view the service on our YouTube channel. Click on the PDF icon to the right to download our bulletin, 

January 3rd, 2021

We are very pleased to welcome Jon Wallace fill in for Pastor Michael today. We would appreciate it if everyone could keep Pastor Michael in your prayers. He is scheduled for back surgery. Click on the YouTube icon to view the service on our YouTube channel. Click on the PDF icon to the right to download our bulletin, 

December 27th

Our Christmas Eve Service includes an opening message and prayer from Pastor Michael at his home, followed by Elaine Vincent's "Council Minute" and this year's Children's Program. Plus, even though we are safer at home, we are very pleased to have a video of our children, which was produced by Olivia Jones. Click on the YouTube icon to view. 

December 24th

Our Christmas Eve Service includes an opening message and prayer from Pastor Michael at his home, In fact, Pastor Michael did the entire service himself with just his iPhone! Click on the YouTube icon to view the service on our YouTube channel. Click on the PDF icon to the right to download our bulletin, 

December 20th

We will be posting our services from Mt. Hermon's YouTube Channel until we resume in-person services. Click on the YouTube icon at right to find our channel. We are postponing in-person services as part of our COVID-19 safety policy. Click on the PDF icon to the right to download our bulletin, 

December 13th

We will be live-streaming our services from Mt. Hermon's YouTube Channel beginning Sunday, December 13th. Click on the YouTube icon at right to find our channel. We are postponing in-person services until at least Sunday, Dec. 20th. Please stay safe. Click on the PDF icon to the right to download our bulletin, 

December 6th

We will only be live-streaming our services for the next two weeks. Unfortunately, we are postponing in-person services until at least Sunday, Dec. 20th. Please see your email from Dec. 3rd for more details. Please stay safe, everyone. God bless you all.. Please click on the PDF icon to the right to download our bulletin, 

November 29th

We will continue with one service at 10 a.m, along with our livestream on Facebook for the benefit of those who are unable to attend in person. There is no need to call or email for attendance. Social distancing of at least six feet will be enforced. Temperatures are taken and masks are required. Please click on the PDF icon to the right to download our bulletin, 

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