Pastor Matt Staniz to leave Havertown; Joins staff in Devon, PA

It is with all of the excitement, surprise and sadness that profound change brings that I have been announcing over the past three days that I have accepted a call (church-talk for “job offer”) from Saint Luke Lutheran Church in Devon, PA to become their Pastor for Youth, Family, and Service.  I will be working […]

Participation in larger church (SEPA Synod / ELCA)

I believe that the mission God invites us into includes working together beyond the boundaries of our own congregations.  My desire to expand ministry has resulted in being open to active participation in the life of the larger church, particularly the Southeastern PA Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: Adult advisor to SEPA […]

Lazarus Sunday – Worship Resources

I am excited that I was asked by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the ONE Campaign to contribute a preaching resource to be distributed nationally by the ELCA and ONE in preparation for “Lazarus Sunday”, an advocacy event that will take place on April 10, 2011.  Christine Merkel-Nessel provided liturgical resources and I […]

ONE Campaign Workshops at 2010 SEPA Synod assembly

I had the opportunity to take the ONE Campaign’s message to the 2010 SEPA Synod assembly.  In addition to recruiting new ONE members, I led two well-attended workshops inviting congregations to host ONE Sabbath events.  I shared my experience of hosting simultaneous ONE Sabbath events with 3 other local congregations on World Malaria Day. Bishop Claire S. […]