Upcoming Events



Come: journey through a country vibrant & alive with thousands of years of history existing side by side with the modern world.

See: a colorful land with bustling cities, remote villages, temples, forts & palaces.

Relish: taste treats that will inspire your palate.

Shop: for craft items created by skilled hands.

Get to know: a diverse people who bring life to their country.

When: January 16-25, 2020

Cost: approximately $3500 all-included, double-occupancy.

Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
Some of you may know me, others may have heard of me, & to some, this is a first introduction. My name is Pam Charas. I’ve been to India over 12 times. I was privileged to accompany Bishop John Bradosky & Pastor Gemechis Buba on their first visit to India.
I have been troubled by the fact that mission trips to India are no longer scheduled & probably won’t be for several years. Therefore, I decided to plan a private tour of India. John Peter Kirubagaran, United Evangelical Mission director, has graciously agreed to go with us! I believe you would find this trip interesting, exciting & informational.
Please prayerfully consider joining us! Feel free to share the information with your congregations, friends & family, in your church bulletin/newsletter, etc. The deadline to register for the trip is October 31st, 2019. The trip is limited to 6-10 people.
The cost of the trip may vary depending on a few things: the cost of your flights to Bangalore & home from Delhi, whether you already have a passport, the cost of an India visa & whether you will share a room with someone. Breakfast is included in all the hotels. Pastors need to indicate on their visa application that they are self-employed, or you won’t be able to get into the country! If you let me know you are interested in the trip, I can share more information with you. For now, interested parties can send me their contact information: full name, phone number, email address & home address.
Please note, this trip in no way has any association with India Transformed (IT) as it is a private tour. “IT” is a US charity supporting UEM. I hope you will give this trip your prayerful consideration. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at: (937) 434-0993 or email at: mcharas@earthlink.net. I’m here to help.
With a heart in the shape of India, your Sister in Christ,
Pam Charas

St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church: Annual Women’s Winter Retreat

In His Time: Practicing Patience and Self Control

“ For such a time as this….” Esther 4:14

Marian Lefevre is a life-long learner who loves to be among women of all ages. Much of Marian’s nursing career has involved women and their families. She enjoys music, nature, gardening and sharing God’s love with others. Marian and husband, Jeff, have been members of St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church for more than 30 years. They actively support Via de Cristo (Way of Christ), a discipleship method of faith renewal for Christian’s everywhere. Since a child she has enjoyed retreats of various kinds like summer church camp and girl scout camp. As a Christian woman, wife, mother and grandmother she encourages others including pastors and their families on their faith journey.

Come and discover examples of God’s perfect timing through the bible stories of Esther, Queen of Persia and Joseph, Son of Jacob (Israel).

Who: St. Timothy Lutheran Women and any woman desiring to be a part of this experience.

When: January 17-19, 2020 (Includes Friday night dinner and Sunday breakfast.)

Why: A time away from daily routine for renewal, enrichment, and rest for your body, mind and spirit.
What: Large and small group discussions, faith-based conversations, bible study, various activities including walks in nature, fun, games and more…
Where: A quiet country retreat with good food and hotel-style accommodations. (45 minutes from Camp Hill).

NOTE: Special “Pay it Forward” Activity: Liz from Anna’s Gift will be providing all supplies and instructions for kit making for hospitalized youth on Saturday afternoon. To learn more visit: www.annasgift.org

For more information contact:
Amy Ewbank 717-307-5673 or
Marian Lefevre 717-732-6904; 717-695-1470

Invite a daughter, sister, mother or friend for Saturday or the weekend.

Please bring:

  • Bible & journal or something similar to use.
  • Games, camera, extra pillow or towels, snacks (optional)
  • BEST to dress in layers for individual comfort.
  • Walking in the out of doors is beautiful but optional!
  • Consider reading in the Bible the
    book of Esther and the story of
    Joseph in Genesis 30-50. Bible
    reading in advance is optional but suggested for enrichment of the weekend experience.

Travel: Friday or Saturday carpool from St. Timothy. Directions are available or see retreat center website www.roxburycamp.com

Weather: A decision to postpone/cancel will be made by 2 p.m. on Friday if necessary. We will try to contact everyone in this event.

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good…” Genesis 50:20

Rooted in scripture and based on a novel by Joyce Landorf entitled “Joseph” we will discuss:

• Differences between our timing and God’s timing

• What patience and self-control have to do with timing

• How 5 women in Joseph’s life influenced his character to become the Prince of Egypt

• The influence we potentially have in another’s life

You will not want to miss this opportunity!

Oberammergau & Reformation Heritage Tour

June 5-16, 2020

Greetings! I am Pastor Rebecca Heber, OASIS Church (NALC), Lake Mary, Florida. As co-host with Pastor Will Hartfelder of Columbus, Ohio, a veteran host of multiple tours to Germany & Israel, I cordially invite you to join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the world-famous Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany, performed only once every ten years, & to visit other sites of historic significance as we trace the steps of the German Reformer, Martin Luther, to AUGSBURG, site of the Augsburg Confession; COBURG, with its massive Veste Coburg fortress where Luther took refuge & lived during the Diet of Augsburg; ERFURT, the spiritual home of Luther, where he studied at the University & turned to theology & the monastic life at the Augustinian Monastery; EISENACH, with its magnificent Wartburg Castle; EISLEBEN, where Luther was born in 1483 & died in 1546; & WITTENBERG, home of the famous Castle Church where Luther posted his 95 Theses on Oct. 31, 1517, sparking the protestant Reformation. Other sites of special interest include a visit to “Mad” King Ludwig’s NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, located at the foot of the spectacular Bavarian Alps, the CHURCH IN THE MEADOWS, one of the most famous examples of Roccoco architecture, traveling the ROMANTIC ROAD past quaint towns & villages before arriving for an overnight stay in ROTHENBURG, a nearly intact medieval walled city with its cobblestone streets, Castle Gardens, famous altar carving by Tilman Riemenschneider in St. Jakob’s Church, & the charming Rathaus & Glockenspiel. Panoramic sightseeing tours of the major & most beautiful sights of BERLIN & MUNICH make this an Itinerary – offered through Jerusalem Tours – one that every traveler, adventurer, & history-lover will enjoy & be enriched by. I hope YOU can join us on this extremely popular Tour to see the world-renowned Oberammergau Passion Play & land of the Reformation! The trip will fill up fast, especially due to the high demand for tickets to see the Play, with performances only once a decade! Don’t miss out – SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY by contacting me! Thank you & Happy Travels! Pastor Rebecca Heber, at 321-228-7952 or w.c.heber@att.net