The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Proactive clergy in Pa.

Last year some churches and worshipers in Bethlehem, Pa., were caught off guard when the city closed streets during a running event, preventing folks from getting to church Sunday morning. Some churches had to cancel services. This year things will be different. Daniel Brettell, pastor of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bethlehem (Fountain Hill), spearheaded an effort with other clergy to ask the mayor's office to involve churches in the planning. Not only will there be a rolling shutdown of streets, but an ecumenical worship service will be held at Central Moravian Church during this year's Oct. 18-20 event.


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