Learn about Saints United Lutheran Church.
Saints United Lutheran Church was originally founded in 1929 as Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer and then expanded in 1932 into Redeemer Lutheran Church and School. It remained as such until 2000 when Redeemer Lutheran Church and School merged with Trinity Lutheran Church to become Saints United Lutheran Church.
Saints United Lutheran Church is a member of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is currently being served by Pastor Robert Hopkins. Pastor Bob is currently serving all the needs of our congregation through worship, guidance and new innovative ways in which to worship. Pastor Bob’s knowledge of serving congregations is truly an asset to our congregation as we look forward to new beginnings as we open our hearts with what the Holy Spirit is Calling us to do.
Our Lutheran Tradition:
The central message of the Lutheran church is that God’s love and grace are freely given by God to all people through Jesus Christ. No action nor effort of our own are required to earn forgiveness and to experience the freedom to live lives unlimited by selfishness and sin. Lutherans trace this message back 500 years, to the work of Martin Luther, a German monk who advocated for reform within the Catholic church of his day. Luther’s theology began the Protestant Reformation in Europe, and generated reform within the Catholic church. Today, Lutherans stand in close communion with Catholics, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Methodists and other mainline Christian denominations in preaching the good news of God’s love to all people.
The hallmarks of the Lutheran church are worship and service. Lutherans celebrate Holy Communion weekly, to experience and be inspired by the ultimate love and sacrifice of Jesus. The Lutheran liturgy is full of music and singing, uniting the congregation in active worship, either in traditional or contemporary modes of expression. The goal of regular worship is not only to build up the individual and the community, but to empower each member to carry God’s message of love and forgiveness into the world outside the church to build faith that is active in love.
Visit the ELCA website for more information on the Lutheran church and Lutheran heritage.