A church is much more than a building to worship in and a pastor. It’s wherever “two or more are gathered in his name”. It’s people of all ages coming together and sharing in the joy of being alive and enjoying each other and the world that God has given us.
Here at St. Michael’s we enjoy getting together on a regular basis, not just on Sunday mornings. Events in the past have included such things as sporting events like the Hershey Bear’s or the York Revolution’s games, recreational bowling, croquet tournaments, game nights, church picnics and the list goes on and on. We believe that being a Christian includes laughing together and playing together as well as praying together. We invite all to join in on any of our activities. Come and be a part of a very fun-loving group.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
As Christians we believe in the power of prayer. The Prayer Shawl Ministry provides physical and visual evidence of this belief. Members of St. Michael’s knit, crochet or sew these shawls: they are dedicated during morning worship and are gifted to persons in need of comfort due to illness, bereavement or any other emotional stress. This is one way of sharing our love for one another. If you know of someone in need, please contact the church.
Women’s Ministry (WELCA)
As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, society, and the world.
Meetings are held 8 times a year where the needs of the church and community are discussed.
We sponsor food and Christmas gifts for New Hope Ministries, Health Kits for LWR, and many activities for the congregation.
The Congregational Council at St Michael’s is made up of five members of the congregation that have been elected by the rest of the congregation to take on the business of the church. They meet monthly and give freely of their time making sure not only the financial needs are met, but try to make sure that St. Michael’s continues to be a place where people want to come together to worship.
Cancer Relay Ministry
Team SMAC (St. Michael’s Against Cancer) is a group pledging support to help fight cancer one step at a time! The team has participated in the Relay For Life of Dillsburg since it’s beginning in June, 2005. We are a Christian group of all ages, coming together to help stamp out cancer. We’re proud to have raised $82,000 over the last ten years and are always looking for new people to help with this worthwhile project as most families have been touched by this awful disease.
CROP Walk Ministry
We are particularly proud of our participation in the annual CROP Walk. Not only do we get to do our part to eradicate world hunger, we get to brag a little. Did you know that our former Pastor, William Sowers was one of the founders of the CROP Walk? It’s true. Now how many other churches can say that?
Saint Michael’s recently added a Prayer Labyrinth at the rear of our church. We invite you to visit our prayer labyrinth as a place to meditate and for contemplative prayer. The labyrinth was created through the leadership of Jane Musser and Treva Smith as well as assistance from church members and the local Boy Scout Troop and their families. Information concerning the Prayer Labyrinth is located at the entrance of the labyrinth.
Little Free Library
A Little Free Library is now open 24/7 at St. Michael’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3335 Rosstown Road, Rossville, PA. providing access to adult and children’s books. It is a lime green box structure located outside the church at the eastern edge of the eastern parking lot. Community members are encouraged to take a book and leave a book. There are no library cards, due dates or fees. You do not have to whisper or stay quiet. Book marks are available for patrons to take. Members of the congregation provided the initial set of books and continue to add books.