Where Can We Help?

Lutheran Congregational Services (LCS) provides individual counseling, support groups, and a Facebook group for those who are grieving. Most typically, those support groups take place in the Lehigh Valley and are well attended! In an effort to expand these services, last year LCS scheduled a support group outside of that area. When no one registered [...]

How Some Prepare for Christmas with the Advent Devotional

During Advent, Christians prepare their hearts and spirits by contemplating the meaning and celebration of Christmas. They wonder at the significance of Christ’s birth in the world and what it means in their own lives. The Reverend Michelle Wildridge, Chaplain at Paul’s Run, provides copies of the Lutheran Congregational Services' Advent Devotional to residents. During [...]

Summer Storms 2023

Summer storms are causing deep heartache and trauma around the world. Here at Lutheran Congregational Services, our hearts and prayers go out especially to families in Hawaii who are still facing terrible uncertainties about the fate of loved ones. The Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR) program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is working [...]

Leading Liberty with Kimberly McGinnis, Director of Resident Services at The Village at Penn State

Kim, Director of Resident Services at The Village at Penn State, shares why she thinks Liberty Lutheran is the best organization she has worked for.

A Model for Recovery and Resilience

Community and the relationships that connect them become crucial catalysts to the work of Lutheran Disaster Response – Eastern PA (LDR-EPa). Such was the case when Tropical Storm Isaias devastated the community of Eastwick, a neighborhood in southwest Philadelphia, in August of 2020. Flooding and high winds damaged many homes. Roofs were blown off. People [...]

A Born Storyteller

Ms. Suedell, who grew up with a stutter, found her voice through writing. At Sunday school, her teacher, Ms. Helen, taught her that reading develops the mind. She took the message to heart. “I was a storyteller for the library,” Ms. Suedell shares. “I volunteered. I read stories to the children.” Hearing stories inspired the [...]

At Liberty – Fall/Winter 2023

Click here to read the Fall/Winter 2023 issue of At Liberty

Celebrate National Popcorn Poppin’ Month

What’s not to love about popcorn? We can eat it plain, loaded with butter, coated with delicious flavors like cheese and caramel. Today, the flavors are endless. With only 30 calories per cup (35, if you pop it with oil), popcorn is a healthy, whole grain snack. That’s good news since we collectively eat close [...]

Leading Liberty with Brikena Calaku, Dining Service Manager at Paul’s Run

Brikena, Dining Service Manager at Paul’s Run, shares her gratitude and insights about working with the Paul’s Run residents.

Building Equity in Long-Term Recovery

When disaster strikes, Julia Menzo, Director of Community Outreach, must decide when and how to respond so that resources are utilized fairly, especially for those with the greatest barriers to recovery. She consults her local partners in disaster relief work to answer those questions and more. Recovery looks different for each individual, family, and community. [...]