Reformation News & Events

***Please note: The six most recent news and announcements are listed in the sidebar below to the right (under What’s New at Reformation?) and on the home page.***

Paper Shredding Event

Reformation’s Eco Ministry group is sponsoring a paper shredding event on Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  This event is free and open to all.  Be sure […]

Young Adults Group

On April 5 at 8:00 pm, Reformation is hosting a Young Adults group in the ROCK Room along with young adults from St. Matt’s in Springfield.  Please reach out to […]

Rose Tree Road Cleanup

Rose Tree Road Clean Up is on Saturday, April 13, from 10 – 11 am.  Come out and enjoy an hour of getting some fresh air while cleaning up our […]

Holy Week 2024

March 24  Palm Sunday 8:30 am & 11:00 am worship March 28  Maundy Thursday 7:30 pm worship Please join us in the lobby at 7:00 pm on Maundy Thursday for […]

Easter Egg Hunt!

Reformation will host an Easter Egg Hunt for all ages on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2024 from 9:45 – 10:45 am.  Please remember to BYOB—Bring Your Own Basket!

March 2024 Pastor’s Blog

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. – Psalm 139:14 This July, Reformation will send 6 youth and 3 adults to the ELCA Youth Gathering in New […]

Lenten Care Kits 2024

Zip lock bags, with a list of personal care items are now available to fill and return.  These care kits will be distributed to Phoenix Recovery Houses and Cradles to […]

Easter Food Bag Collection 2024

The Community Action Ministry will be collecting food for distribution at Easter.  Take a bag and shopping list as you leave worship.  Filled bags must be returned to Reformation by […]

Easter Candy Collection 2024

  From March 3 through March 17, we will collect individually wrapped candy to fill Easter eggs for our Easter egg hunt on Palm Sunday.  Please contact Pastor Eileen with […]

Lent @ Reformation

Everything you need to know about Lent at Reformation in one place!

Midweek Lent Soup Supper and Evening Worship

Each Wednesday in Lent following Ash Wednesday, we invite you to gather for a soup supper and fellowship at 6:30 pm in Creighton Hall. The soup supper will be followed […]

Feb. 2024 Pastor’s Blog

The saying is sure: whoever aspires to the office of bishop desires a noble task. – 1 Timothy 3:1 Dear Reformation, In May, our synod will be electing a new […]

February 2024 Youth News

February 4 – Breakfast Club February 25 – Youth Group 12– 1:30 pm. Signup Here. Summer Camp Registration NOW OPEN!  Sign up for a week of camp this summer at […]

Mark E. Davis Scholarship 2024-2025

The Mark E. Davis Scholarship was established by The Rev. William and Irene Davis, following the death of their son, Mark. The scholarship is a one-year scholarship to a four-year […]

Lent Connection Groups 2024

Join a connection group and get to know some other Reformation folks during Lent!

Reformation Connect!

Interested in learning more about Reformation and exploring what membership means? Join us for a session on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 9:45 am in Creighton Hall. This time will explore […]

SOUPer Bowl Sunday 2024

The Souper Bowl of Caring is coming! This year, the Souper Bowl of Caring is Sunday, February 11. This year, once again, Reformation will be collecting most needed items to […]

Ash Wednesday at Reformation

Ash Wednesday 2024 We will mark the beginning of our Lent journey on Ash Wednesday with worship at both 12 noon and 7:30 pm. Both services will include the imposition […]

February 2024 Blood Drive

Blood Drive. Reformation will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, February 3 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Just one pint of blood can save up to […]

Jan. 2024 Pastor’s Blog

When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and […]

Library Book Club News – January 2024

Who doesn’t love a great “who dunnit?” mystery to read over the holidays?  Join us on Tuesday, January 23 at 7:00pm via Zoom for a discussion of the award-winning debut […]

Celebrate RIC Sunday 2024

Both worship services on Sunday, January 28 will participate in the annual Reconciling in Christ Sunday to celebrate our commitment to welcome and affirm the LGBTQIA+ community and all God’s […]

Breakfast Food Collection

Breakfast Items Collection. During January and February, the Breakfast Club (High School) Sunday School Class is collecting non-perishable breakfast items for Caring for Friends. What is needed: • Juice box […]

Annual Meeting on January 28, 2024

Our Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28 at 12:00 noon in the sanctuary.  The meeting will be live streamed but you must attend in person to have […]

Finance Forum on January 21, 2024

Treasurer Marian Filtz will hold a Finance Forum on Sunday, January 21, where she will present a detailed financial report of 2023 and the budget for 2024. This forum will […]

Constitution Forum on January 14, 2024

Pastor Alina will be leading a Constitution Forum on Sunday, January 14. This forum will be in person and on Zoom at 9:45 am. It will be recorded and shared […]

End of the Year Schedule

Sunday, December 31 – ONE Worship service at 10 am Education Hour resumes January 7, 2024 The church office will be closed on Christmas Day, December 26 and January 1. […]

Christmas Worship Schedule 2023

Please note: Except for Christmas Day, all services will be held in person and online. December 24 Fourth Sunday of Advent Worship at 10:00 am Christmas Eve Worship at 4:00, […]

Give a “Good Gift”

As you plan for the coming season of gift-giving, consider a gift of hope and love that can help make a difference in the world with ELCA GOOD GIFTS. The […]

Hanging of the Greens

Everyone is invited to help decorate the tree and hang wreaths and pine roping on Sunday, December 17, after worship. The entire family can get involved! Join us also for […]

Pastor’s Blog Dec. 2023

All ate and were filled – Mark 6:42 Dear Reformation, One thing I love about holidays is the food! I grew up in a family with a grandmother who absolutely […]

Advent Calendars & Devotions

2023 Advent calendars and devotions are available on the counter in the lobby. Visit relcmedia.org/advent for additional resources.

Advent Gospel Procession by Children

There will be a special opportunity for children  to be involved in worship during the season of Advent, beginning on December 3. Children will be invited to help the preacher […]

2023 Gift Giving Opportunities

It is St. Nicholas time at Reformation!  How can you participate?  Give a direct donation to any of the agencies listed, shop for gifts and bring all UNWRAPPED gifts to […]

Holiday Food Bags 2023

The Community Action Ministry is collecting bags of food, cash donations, and $40 Giant/Shop Rite gift cards to help our neighbors in need with holiday meals.  These bags will be […]

Longing for the Light

December 3 is the First Sunday in Advent.  Worship that day will include our  “Longing for the Light of Healing and Hope” liturgy which includes a Prayer Litany and, optionally, […]

Parents’ Night Out

Reformation adult and youth volunteers will offer a game night for children ages 3 – 10 on Friday, December 1 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm so parents can go […]

Faith-Life Forums

Throughout the year, during the Education hour on Sunday morning, we will offer opportunities to learn about topics at the intersection of faith and life. Our first forum will be Sunday, […]

“Easy Read” Bibles Now Available

Reformation has recently purchased two copies of “Simply the Bible—New Testament.” These bibles are large print, “easy to read” Bibles that use the Dyslexie font for struggling readers, beginning readers […]

Nov. 2023 Pastor’s Blog

Hello, Beloveds! If you’ve been in worship lately – and especially at the late service – you may have noticed a wave of baptisms! Throughout 2023, we have had a […]

Big Band From the Valley Concert

Come out to Reformation for some pretzels, beer and great music on Sunday, November 5 at 4:00 pm.  The Big Band From the Valley originated close to fifty years ago […]

CPR/AED Training at Reformation

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is an electrical malfunction in the heart that can happen anywhere and to anyone. It is the leading cause of premature death in the United States […]

All Saints Sunday is Nov. 5

We Remember All the Saints On All Saints Sunday, November 5, we remember and give thanks to God “for all the saints, who from their labors rest.”  The following members […]

Reformation Sunday is October 29

Our congregation has the name “Reformation Lutheran Church” because it was founded on Reformation Sunday, October 29, 1950.  This year, on Reformation Sunday, October 29, we will celebrate the 73rd […]

Celebrate Our 2023 Confirmands

On Sunday, October 22, during a special worship at 3:00 pm, seven students will affirm the promises made at their baptisms during the Rite of Confirmation.  This year’s Confirmands are: […]

Celebrate St. Luke 2023

On Sunday, October 15, we will commemorate St. Luke, the Evangelist, in worship.  Tradition says that Luke was a physician by profession.  As such, commemorations honoring him often include a […]

Oct. 2023 Pastor’s Blog

Much like Dorothy’s claim in The Wizard of Oz, there is truly “no place like home!” It is so good to be back at Reformation following my sabbatical. My time […]

Oct. 2023 Book Club

Great fiction can take you to some amazing places including outer space on a mission to save the Earth!  Join us for the Fall Church Library book club discussion of Project Hail […]

Trunk or Treat Oct. 29

Celebrate Halloween with Reformation! Sunday,  October 29 during Education Hour will be a Trunk or Treat event for Reformation children. Volunteers are invited to dress up, decorate your trunk, and […]

Electronics Recycling Oct. 21

Reformation and UUCDC will be hosting a PAR Recycle Works Electronics Recycling event on Saturday, October 21, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Anything with a plug can be recycled. Some […]

Shoe Collection for Sanctuary Village

Throughout October, we will be collecting gently used shoes to raise money for Sanctuary Village, a future tiny home community working to end homelessness in Philadelphia. Bring your gently used […]

Remembering All the Saints 2023

All Saints Sunday is a time when the church celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who are the body of Christ.  So too, it is a day […]

Blessing of the Animals 2023

You and your pet are invited to a Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday, October 8 at 1:00 pm.  The service will be held around the back of the […]

Reinhard Scholarship 2023

On October 8, the Reinhard Scholarship for seminary students will be awarded to a current student at United Lutheran Seminary. Seminarian Cassandra Singh-Hueter will be at Reformation and will participate […]

Rose Tree Road Fall Cleanup 2023

Can you smell fall in the air and see the leaves start to change colors?  Well then, it’s time for a clean up of Rose Tree Road!  We will meet […]

Meet Vicar Paula!

One of four siblings, I grew up in Delaware County and trained as a Civil Engineer with a focus in sustainable community development.  I’ve worked in private industry, academia and […]

Life Center Update

The meal program serving the Life Center of Eastern Delaware County at 63rd and Market St in Upper Darby continues to operate at reduced capacity.  Reformation has provided meals five […]

Reformation Connect!

Interested in learning more about Reformation and exploring what membership means? Join us for a session on Sunday, September 24, at 9:45 am in Creighton Hall. This time will explore the […]

Pastor’s Blog – Sept. 2023

I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. – John 10:10b The fall is upon us and so is the kickoff of our Life Abundant Capital Campaign […]

Upcoming Youth Events

September 10 – Breakfast Club (high school) September 17 – Youth Gathering 9:45 am in the ROCK Room – informational meeting regarding the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering. September 29-30 – […]

Fall Connection Groups

Checkout our Fall 2023 Connection Group offerings!

Blood Drive – Sept. 23

Reformation is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. One pint of blood saves up to three lives! Anyone over […]

Memorial To The Lost

Reformation is once again hosting the Memorial to the Lost t-shirt display to bring awareness to gun violence through Heeding God’s Call. Volunteers are needed check the display regularly and […]

One World Concert

One World Concert with Sieglinde Schneider: Sunday, September 17 @ 4 PM. A free will offering will be collected. A classical music program focused on healing and equality. Featuring works […]

God’s Work, Our Hands 2023

This year for God’s Work Our Hands Sunday, the Community Action Team invites you to get involved with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services! LIRS “is the largest faith-based nonprofit dedicated […]

Rally Day 2023

Rally Day is Sunday, September 10.  Our regular worship schedule resumes that morning with worship at 8:30 and 11:00 am.  Please plan to join us as we start another great […]

Sunday School for ALL ages!

All children from birth to grade 6 are invited to join us for Sunday School. Children’s Choir is for children age 4 to grade 5. Special Sunday celebrations are for […]

Capital Campaign Preview Event

Join us on Sunday, September 10, at 4:00pm at Reformation for a Capital Campaign Preview event! This will be an opportunity to hear about the plans for our capital campaign […]

Chancel Choir Updates

Our Chancel Choir will resume rehearsals on Thursday, August 31 at 7:00 pm in the Choir Room.  All are welcome, no auditions required.  Valerie would be especially thankful for any […]

Underwear Collection 2023

Reformation is once again working with the National Giving Alliance (NGA) to collect NEW underwear and socks. NGA is a grassroots charity dedicated to providing NEW toiletries, linens, and clothing […]

August 2023 Pastor’s Blog

Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:31) As a person who loves all things holiday and celebration related, I’m very interested in the more […]

Holiday Offering Envelopes

Did you know that our Holiday Offering envelopes help Reformation live out our generosity every day? All gifts received through any special holiday envelope or given online and designated as […]

August Finance Smart

Did you know that there is a National Nonprofit Day? That’s right! And it happens to be this month! National Nonprofit Day was declared a national holiday on August 17, […]

Eco Tip for August

As the summer comes to a close, and we have all suffered from global warming, here are some tips for a greener life style. Fashion: Go vintage Buy less Look […]

Eagle Scout Book Drive

Tyler Troutman will be hosting a book drive at Reformation from August 20 to August 27, to benefit KenCrest, a non-profit organization in Philadelphia that serves underprivileged communities. This book […]

Recycle Old Clothes

Reformation is partnering with ACR Trading, a local company that collects old clothes and shoes and recycles them. A collection bin will be placed at the west end of the […]

Celebrate Erik and Leah!

Director of Contemporary Music, Erik Flaten and his wife, Leah Golub, are expecting a baby this fall! Join us on August 13 for a chance to celebrate them and their […]

Take Me Out to the BALL-GAME!

Reformation is putting together a group to see the Wilmington Blue Rocks play Jersey Shore on Friday, August 25. Game starts at 6:35 PM and tickets are $16 each (field […]

Backpack School Supply Collection

The school supply collection has begun and will continue through August 6.  There are three ways to contribute this year: order from the online Amazon wish list, make a monetary […]

VBS 2023

This year’s Vacation Bible School will be July 10-14, from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Children Age 3 through completed Grade 5 are invited to join us. Click here for more information and […]

Library Book Club

Summer is the perfect season for reading under a tree, at the beach, or under the stars with a flashlight!  Join us for Reformation Book Club on July 11 at […]

Lunch Bunch

Our “Lunch Bunch” does more than just lunch!  They recently collected and delivered over $100 worth of toiletries to the Domestic Abuse Project in Media, PA.  This month’s lunch will […]

July 2023 Pastor’s Blog

Happy July, Beloveds! It’s been about 6 months now since we drew our “Star Words” at Epiphany to guide our faith in this new year. Little did you know, I […]

VBS Collection

For the month of June, we will be collecting full size children’s body wash and full-size children’s shampoo/conditioner. Vacation Bible School will use these to pack Bags of Hope for […]

2023-2024 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the following students who will be presented with the Mark E. Davis Scholarship at the late service on Sunday, June 11. Rachel Bingeman – Towson University Arianna D’Italia […]

Young Adults Hike

Join us for a day of light hiking with those in their 20s and 30s! We will meet at Ridley Creek State Park (Ridley Creek Trail Entrance & Parking or […]

PRIDE Month Resources

Reformation is a Reconciling Works Church and as such we support and advocate for our LGBTQIA+ friends year round. Click the photo below for ideas of where to donate and […]

May 2023 Pastor’s Blog

God be with you till we meet again; by good counsels guide, uphold you, with a shepherd’s care enfold you; God be with you till we meet again. – God […]

Welcome 2023 Summer Interns!

Kendyll Ward (she/her) Hello Reformation! My name is Kendyll Ward and I am a current freshman at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA. I am a double major in Psychology and [...]

Summer Worship Schedule

Please note that our summer worship schedule begins on Sunday, May 28 and will continue through Sunday, September 3.  Summer worship times are 8:30 am and 10:00 am. Sunday School […]

ECO Movie Night

Come join us for Pot Luck Desserts and the movie Kiss the Ground on Friday, May 19 at 7 PM in Creighton Hall.

Ascension Day Worship

The Delaware Conference of Lutheran Churches will host their annual Ascension Day worship on Thursday, May 18, at 7:00 pm at St. Timothy’s (535 Lamp Post Lane, Aston, PA 19014). […]

Sock Collection

Reformation will once again be partnering with Alpha Delta Kappa to collect socks for the “Joy of Sox,” an organization founded 11 years ago to  collect socks for people living […]

April 2023 Youth Group

April 30 – Scavenger Hunt – 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm at Reformation Friends are always welcome! Signup here.

April 2023 Pastor’s Blog

Alleluia, Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed. Alleluia!  Dear Reformation, Spring is upon us! We begin this season of new life with the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection in Easter. As we […]

Church Softball League

We will again be playing in the local co-ed, slow-pitch Church softball league. You do not have to be a member to play (friends and neighbors ages 16+ welcome) on […]

Eco Sunday 2023

Join us on Sunday, April 23, for a special Eco Sunday celebration! Every year, on the Sunday closest to Earth Day, our Eco Ministry Team hosts a special Sunday program. […]

April 2023 Book Club

Calling all Book Lovers!  Join us for Reformation Book Club on April 25 at 7:00 pm via Zoom to discuss our next enticing selection, Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van […]

Easter + Holy Week Schedule

Please join us – ALL are welcome at Reformation! April 2  Palm Sunday 8:30 am & 11:00 am worship The Great and Holy Week begins with the celebration of Jesus’ […]

Spring Cleaning: March 18

Spring Cleaning!  Join us on Saturday, March 18 for some outdoor service opportunities. At 9:00 am, the Property Committee will be leading a group of volunteers to clean up the […]

Serve Our Neighbors During Lent

Easter Food Bags When the holidays approach, we think of serving our neighbors who are less fortunate.  Reformation will once again provide nonperishable grocery items and gift cards for our […]

March 2023 Pastor’s Blog

Dear Reformation, 2023 is already off to an incredible start here with so much to look forward to in the months ahead. One thing I am personally looking forward to […]

Midweek Lent Soup Supper and Evening Worship

On March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 we invite you to gather for a soup supper and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. in Creighton Hall. The soup supper will be […]

2023 Bear Creek Camp

Bear Creek Camp Sunday On Sunday, March 5, Bear Creek Camp Staff will be with us at Reformation to share upcoming summer plans and lead a special Sunday School program. […]

2023 Lent Book

Our 2023 Lent Book is Hope: A User’s Manual by MaryAnn McKibben Dana.  Copies are available at the church, as a Kindle download or from your favorite book seller.  Contact […]

Experience Lent @ Reformation

Stations in the Street Prayer Path.  Reformation’s wood chipped path will once again host Stations in the Street – an art exhibit of the stations of the cross by Scott […]

Lent 2023 at Reformation

Click here for ALL you need to know about Lent events, worship services, at-home resources and much more!

Young Adults Paint and Sip

The Young Adults group will be gathering on Saturday, March 4 at 5:00 pm for fellowship with those in their 20s and 30s.  We will meet in the ROCK Room […]

Feb. 2023 Pastor’s Blog

Where is hope alive for you this Lenten season? This is the question we are asking the congregation to ponder this Lent as a devotional practice, leaning into our 2022-2023 […]

Church Directory Updates Needed

It’s time to update our online church directory! Perhaps your contact information has changed or your kids have grown since that photo was uploaded pre-pandemic. We are hoping to get […]

Connection Group Registration is Open

Click to learn about the connection groups being offered this Lent.

Ash Wednesday 2023

Worship Services We will mark the beginning of our Lent journey on Ash Wednesday with worship at both 12 noon and 7:30 pm. Both services will include the imposition of […]

Reformation CONNECT

Anyone interested in learning more about the ministry of Reformation or becoming members of the congregation are invited to join us for Reformation Connect on Sunday, February 12, at 9:45 […]

February Youth Group

Join us on February 12, 2023 for College Care Kit Making 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm at Reformation. Lunch will be provided. Bring a friend! Signup here.  

SOUPer Bowl Sunday

The Souper Bowl of Caring is coming! This year, the Souper Bowl of Caring is Sunday, February 12. This year, once again, Reformation will be collecting most needed items to […]

Helping Hands Para Support Grants Available

Reformation has recently created the Helping Hands Para Support Fund. Grants are available to offset the cost of paraprofessionals or aids needed for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities to […]

Breakfast Items Collection

During January and February, the Breakfast Club (High School) Sunday School Class is collecting non-perishable breakfast items for Caring for Friends. What is needed: • Juice box or shelf stable […]

Red Cross Blood Drive

Donate blood.  Reformation will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, February 4 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, please […]

2023-2024 Davis Scholarship

The Mark E. Davis Scholarship was established by The Rev. William and Irene Davis, following the death of their son, Mark. The scholarship is a one-year scholarship to a four-year […]

Celebrate RIC Sunday

Both worship services on Sunday, January 29 will participate in the annual Reconciling in Christ Sunday to celebrate our commitment to welcome and affirm the LGBTQIA+ community and all God’s […]

January 2023 Pastor’s Blog

“O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by; yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting […]

Annual Meeting Information

Our 2023 Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 29 at 12:00 noon in the sanctuary.  The meeting will be livestreamed, but only members who are physically present may […]

Pastor Eileen’s Ordination

Pastor Eileen will be ordained into the ministry of Word and Sacrament on January 28,  at 11:00 am at Reformation. The service will be both in person and live streamed. Reception […]

January Youth Updates

January Youth Group: January 22 – Disney Virtual Escape Room and Games 7:00 PM at Reformation. Signup here. Winter Connect Weekends CONNECT is a fun-filled weekend at Bear Creek Camp […]

Library Book Club

You are invited to join our next book club meeting on January 17, 2023, at 7:00 pm. We are turning to mystery and murder with our book selection, The Lost Apothecary […]

Epiphany

Epiphany @ Home On January 8, Epiphany @ Home packets will be available for families to take home. The packets will include a litany and instructions for Blessing your Home […]

Join the Lunch Bunch

This month, the lunch bunch will be meeting at The Painted Teacup in Upper Darby on Thursday, January 5.  You can also join their Zoom meetings if you prefer.  For […]

Canticles of Christ’s Birth

On Sunday, January 1, we will have one worship service at 10:00 am. January 1 is the date for the festival of the Name of Jesus. During worship that day, […]

Hanging of the Greens 2022

Everyone is invited to help decorate the tree and hang wreaths and pine roping on Sunday, December 18, immediately following the 11:00 am worship. Join us also for the Unhanging […]

Give a “Good Gift”

As you plan for the coming season of gift-giving, consider a gift of hope and love that can help make a difference in the world with ELCA GOOD GIFTS. The […]

Christmas 2022 Worship Schedule

Christmas Worship Schedule Please note: Except for Christmas Day, all services will be held in person and online. View online services here. Christmas Eve All worships include Carols, Candlelight and […]

Christmas @ Home

Christmas @ Home packets are available starting December 4! You can pick up a packet on the counter in the lobby outside of the sanctuary. These simple activities can be […]

December Pastor’s Blog

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for she has looked with favor on the lowly state of her servant…God has scattered the proud […]

December Youth Group

Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to join Reformation’s youth group for a Christmas party and White Elephant gift exchange!Bring a wrapped item from home or pick up a gift […]

Advent Devotions on Facebook Live

Join Vicar Eileen throughout the season of Advent for midweek devotion time on Facebook Live!  A brief time of prayer, Scripture and other devotional elements will take place every Wednesday […]

Advent at Reformation

New this year: Advent Devotions on  Facebook Live Join Vicar Eileen throughout the season of Advent for midweek devotion time on Facebook Live! A brief time of prayer, Scripture, and other […]

St. Nicholas time at Reformation! 

Shop for gifts and bring all UNWRAPPED gifts to worship by December 4 for a special blessing in worship!  

Fall Property Clean Up

This event is cancelled due to anticipated wet weather. On Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 am to 12 noon, we are looking for volunteers to help clean up leaves, fallen […]

Longing for the Light

November 27 is the First Sunday in Advent.  Worship that day will include our  “Longing for the Light of Healing and Hope” liturgy which includes a Prayer Litany and, optionally, […]

November Pastor’s Blog

I thank my God for every remembrance of you, always in every one of my prayers for all of you, praying with joy for your partnership in the gospel from the first […]

Welcome Choral Scholars!

Our Chancel Choir welcomes two choral scholars, Talitha Kyle and Julian Raeford Romanek. Tali and Julian are students at West Chester University. We are grateful for their gifts and leadership […]

Stewardship Response

On October 23 we celebrated Commitment Sunday. Thank you for your generous response to all that God has done and is doing in your life and in our life together […]

Bags & Thanks!

Thanks Living Now thank we all our God with hearts and hands and voices, who wondrous things has done, in whom this world rejoices. – Now Thank We All Our […]

November Youth Group

November 13 – Cookie Baking for Thanksgiving Food Bags 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm at Reformation Lunch will be provided Signup here.

We Remember All the Saints

On All Saints Sunday, November 6, we remember and give thanks to God “for all the saints, who from their labors rest.”  The following members of Reformation are named and […]

Reformation Sunday

Our congregation has the name “Reformation Lutheran Church” because it was founded on Reformation Sunday, October 29, 1950.  This year, on Reformation Sunday, October 30, we will celebrate the 72nd […]

Trunk or Treat!

Celebrate Halloween with Reformation! Sunday, October 30 during Education Hour will be a Trunk or Treat event for Reformation children. Volunteers are invited to dress up, decorate your trunk, and […]

Library Book Club

All our welcome to Reformation Library Book Club.  We can’t resist a good novel about a library!  We will be reading The Midnight Library by Matt Haig on October 18 at 7 pm […]

Remembering All the Saints

All Saints Sunday is a time when the church celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who are the body of Christ.  So too, it is a day […]

October Youth Group

Celebrate spooky season with Reformation Youth Group! We’ll be going to Arasapha on October 16. Cost for all 3 attractions is $40 per person. If you are interested in helping […]

Celebrate St. Luke

On Sunday, October 16, we will commemorate St. Luke, the Evangelist, in worship.  Tradition says that Luke was a physician by profession.  As such, commemorations honoring him often include a […]

October Vicar’s Blog

I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (John 10:10) The fall is when we often talk about abundance. After all, we see abundance all around us […]

Celebrate Our Confirmands!

On Sunday, October 23, during a special worship at 3:00 pm, six students will affirm the promises made at their baptisms during the Rite of Confirmation.  This year’s Confirmands are: […]

Electronics Recycling

Reformation and UUCDC will be hosting a PAR Recycle Works Electronics Recycling event on Saturday, October 22, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Anything with a plug can be recycled. Some […]

Rose Tree Road Cleanup

Join us for our fall clean up on Saturday, October 15.  We will meet at Reformation at 10:00 am and work for about an hour.  Orange vests and gloves will […]

Reinhard Scholarship

On Sunday, October 9, the Reinhard Scholarship for seminary students will be awarded to three current students at United Lutheran Seminary. Seminarian Sarah Fryman, Seminarian Cari States-Codding and Seminarian Heidi […]

2022 Blessing of the Animals

You and your pet are invited to a Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday, October 2 at 1:00 pm.  The service will be held around the back of the […]

Scholar in Residence

Registration is now open for this year’s Scholar in Residence. On Saturday, October 1, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, Dr. Crystal Hall will present “Rising From ‘The Fall’: Creation […]

Feed The Hungry

Reformation’s next meal assignment will be on Thursday, September 22. We will prepare and deliver enough meals for the 32 residents of the Life Center of Eastern Delaware County. We […]

Fall Connection Groups

Once again this fall you can be part of a CONNECTION GROUP – a great way to renew your connection with others at Reformation. All groups will begin meeting the […]

Reformation Connect!

Interested in learning more about Reformation and exploring what membership means? Join us for a session on Sunday, September 25, at 9:45 am in Creighton Hall. This time will explore the ministry […]

God’s Work Our Hands Sunday

Collection for Denis’ Pantry Sunday, September 18 is God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday.   This year’s collection will benefit Denis’ Pantry in Havertown.  Items that we are collecting are as follows: […]

Rally Day is Sept. 11

Rally Day is Sunday, September 11! Our regular worship schedule resumes that morning with worship at 8:30 and 11:00 am.  Please plan to join us that morning as we start […]

22-23 Program year theme

Living Hope Paul often talks about hope in his letters. For him, hope is a part of faith that is alive and active – always moving people forward in their […]

Community Action Volunteers Needed

We will be having the Heeding God’s Call T shirt display again this year from Sat., Sept. 10 until Sat., Sept. 24. We will need many hands to help set […]

September Youth Group

September 18 – Campfire and S’mores 7:00 pm at Reformation Please click here for more information and to sign up! Friends are always welcome!

August Eco Tips

With the high price of gas, here are some tips to stretch your money while helping the environment: Clean and wax your car. Use the air conditioner. Don’t use cruise […]

August Vicar’s Blog

“Give us this day our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11 Greetings, beloveds! The start of August means summer is coming to a close very soon. Beach bags are traded for backpacks, […]

Join the CareSharers!

On the first Sunday of each month, our CareSharer volunteers take communion kits to visit our homebound members and share communion with them in their homes. If you would like […]

Underwear Collection

Underwear Collection Matthew 25:36, 40 “I was naked and you clothed me…as you did it to one of the least of those who are members of my family, you did […]

Rally Day – Christian Education

Rally day is September 11 when all our Christian Education programs will be starting again. Please plan to join us at 9:45 AM! Find more details below. Click here for […]

August Lunch Bunch

Join the Lunch Bunch!This month, the lunch bunch will be meeting at New Leaf in Broomall on Thursday, August 4. You can also join their Zoom meetings if you prefer. […]

Children’s Clothing Drive

Help Sanctuary Village. Reformation is collecting new and gently used clothing to support Sanctuary Village, a community of tiny houses to be built in North Philadelphia, to support those living […]

Call Process and Transition Forums

Call Process and Transition Forums will be held on Wednesday, July 27, and Thursday, August 11, on Zoom at 7:00 pm. An in-person forum will be held on Sunday, August […]

Blood Drive

Reformation will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, August 13 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please go to […]

Choral Scholars Wanted

We have a great opportunity for a paid music internship for the upcoming academic school year. Find out all the details here and please share this information with anyone who […]

School Supply Collection

Backpack School Supply Collection 2022 – Collection Ends August 7, 2022 3 Ways to Contribute It’s time for the Backpack School Supply Collection. We hope to again be able to […]

Welcome New Members

Reformation has had several families become new members recently.  Please help us extend a warm welcome to: Megan Chase Kian Brynn Mike Lauren Jane Sage Kevin

DelcoPA Covid Quilt Project

You are invited to participate in the DelcoPA Covid Quilt Project which will honor the lives of loved ones lost because of the Covid–19 pandemic. More than 1,800 families in […]

July Eco Update

Eight ways to help keep your electric bill low this summer: 1. Turn off A/C when you don’t need it.2. Use a programmable thermostat.3. Use Energy Star appliances.4. Check for […]

July 2022 Pastor’s Blog

Dear Reformation, One of the great things about our community of faith is our welcoming spirit! It is something that is lived out here in diverse and dynamic ways. Our […]

Vacation Bible School

REGISTRATION OPEN! Vacation Bible School VBS will be July  10–14, 6–8:30 pm. Registration is open to age 3 to completed grade 5. Register here. Volunteer at VBS! Want to help […]

Library Book Club

All are invited to join the next Church Library Book Club discussion on July 19 at 7:00pm via Zoom. We will be reading Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (author of […]

Join the Lunch Bunch!

This month, the lunch bunch will be meeting at Swarthmore Pizza on Thursday, July 7. You can also join their Zoom meetings if you prefer. For more information, please contact […]

June Pastor’s Blog

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens … – Ecclesiastes 3:1 Dear Reformation, We are about to enter another season of transition […]

June Eco Ministry

June ECO Tip One way to create an eco–garden is by going organic. You can grow fruits, vegetables, flowers, and lawn in a more organic manner by avoiding chemical pesticides […]

Welcome New Staff!

Welcome Vicar Eileen: Greetings, beloveds! My name is Eileen Ruppel–Doan and I will be beginning at Reformation as Pastoral Assistant in June. A little about me: I’m originally from the […]

Council Installation June 5

The members of the 2022–2023 Congregation Council will be installed during worship on June 5. Officers and members include the following:  John Grantland, President; Debbie Conley, Vice President; Laura Reiter, […]

Changes at Reformation

At the April meeting, the Congregation Council approved a number of projects that are bringing some big changes to Reformation! Many of these projects are being funded from our Endowment […]

Pastor Wayne’s Retirement Party

Pastor Wayne is retiring in June. Click for all the details to help us celebrate his ministry.

Ascension Day Worship

The Delaware Conference of Lutheran Churches will host their annual Ascension Day worship on Thursday, May 26, at 7:00 pm at Holy Trinity Wallingford (927 S. Providence Road, Wallingford, PA […]

2022 Softball Season!

Did you know Reformation is part of a church softball league? We play May, June and part of July. Interested in joining the fun? Click for all the details!

Labyrinth Dedication

Join us on Sunday, May 22, at 10:00 am for the dedication of our labyrinth. The labyrinth was made possible because of a generous gift from the estate of Bob and Madaline […]

May Pastor’s Blog

We have been buried with Christ by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might […]

Scavenger Hunt

All youth in grades 6-12 and their friends are invited to join us for a Scavenger Hunt! Lunch will be provided. We’ll gather in Creighton Hall at 12:00 noon on […]

May Sunday School

Sunday School Dates All children from birth to grade 6 are invited to join us for Sunday School.  Contact Pastor Alina with any questions.   Sunday School will be held […]

Lutheran World Relief Forum

Emma Wagner from Lutheran World Relief will be visiting Reformation on Sunday, May 8.  Emma will be accepting our donation, speaking during worship and presenting a forum during the Education […]

Pew Projects are Back!

During the season of Easter, at the end of the Sermon on the Steps, children will receive a Pew Project bag. The Pew Project bags will include simple craft items […]

2022 Graduates

We will recognize all Reformation members who will be graduating with the class of 2022 during worship on Sunday, May 1.  Please join us as we celebrate what God is […]

2022 Scholar in Residence

Dr. Crystal Hall Rising from “The Fall”: Creation Care in Genesis 1-4 Saturday, April 23, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Bible Presentations 2022

During worship on Sunday, April 3, Reformation Sunday School students will receive their Bibles.  These presentations happen each year for students in second grade and older students who are new […]

Holy Week 2022

Palm/Passion Sunday April 10 at 8:30 and 11:00 The Great and Holy Week begins with the celebration of Jesus’ triumphal entry to Jerusalem accompanied by the waving of palm branches […]

Easter Festival Children’s Choir

Calling all singers age 4 to grade 5! The Festival Children’s Choir will sing during the 9:30 am Easter Worship. Rehearsals will be held 9:45-10:30 am in the Choir Room […]

Easter Food Bags 2022

Reformation will once again provide nonperishable grocery items and gift cards for our neighbors in need during the Easter Season. Bags, along with a list of needed items, will be […]

Bear Creek Camp 2022

Bear Creek Camp SundayJoin us for Bear Creek Camp Sunday! On Sunday, March 13, Bear Creek Camp Staff will be with us at Reformation to share upcoming summer plans and […]

Worship Wednesdays in Lent 2022

Join us on Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23, and 30 for Holden Evening Prayer at 7:30 pm. Scripture readings for these services will reflect our theme, Renewed in Christ.

Feeding The Homeless – March 2022

Help with Feeding the Homeless, Thursday, March 24. Sign up on the counter in the lobby to make casseroles . Casseroles must be returned to the church by 5 pm […]

Help clean up Rose Tree Road!

Unfortunately, due to weather concerns, this even has been cancelled. Eco Ministry needs your help with the annual spring clean-up of Rose Tree Road on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at […]

Lenten Care Kits

During Lent, zip lock bags with a list of personal care items will be available to fill and return.These Care Kits will be distributed to: • men and women at […]

2022 Lent Resources

Click for many details about Lent at Reformation this year as well as resources you can use every day of the Lent season.

March 2022 Pastor’s Blog

The season of Lent, which begins on March 2, Ash Wednesday, invites us to continually be renewed in Christ. We are renewed in faith as we return daily to the […]

Welcome Pastor David Anderson!

Pastor Anderson is joining Reformation’s staff as a part-time Visitation Pastor. (This is a contract position that has been authorized by Council, not a called position.) He will be visiting […]

Ash Wednesday is March 2

Click for all the details.

Join a Connection Group

Check out our Lent Connection Groups!

2022 Lent Book

Read along with us this Lent! Our 2022 Lent Book is Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler. Copies are available at the church, […]

Collection for The Well

Reformation will once again be providing needed items to the Well! The Well is a shelter for women experiencing homelessness in the Philadelphia area. Needed items include: blankets and pillows. […]

February Youth Group

Join us for our February Youth Group! On February 6, 12 noon – 1:30 pm, youth in grades 6-12 and friends are invited to attend. We will be creating care […]

Fill the Bowl for the Souper Bowl!

Help us defeat hunger! To celebrate Super Bowl Sunday, you are invited to bring in food items for the Media Food Bank. Our Souper Bowl of Caring will be a […]

2022 Sunday School Dates

Join us for Sunday School in the new year! All children from birth to grade 6 are invited to join us for Sunday School. Children’s Choir is for children age […]

Sock Collection

The “Joy of Sox,” an organization founded 11 yeas ago, collects socks for people living in homelessness. Socks are the least donated item, and clean, dry socks are essential for […]

Jan. 2022 Pastor’s Blog

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. John 1:5 Living through a season marked by shorter days and longer nights, I find myself at […]

Library News

From the Library“We lose the habit of reading because we’re afraid of wasting our time. We think we need to be productive and ‘on the go’ at all times. But […]

Annual Meeting Jan. 30

Our Annual Meeting will be on Sunday, January 30 at 12:00 noon within the sanctuary.The meeting will be live-streamed, but only members who are physically present may speak or vote. […]

Epiphany is Jan. 2

Epiphany @ HomeOn Sunday, January 2, Epiphany @ Home packets will be available for families to take home. The packets will include a litany and instructions for Blessing your Home […]

Christmas Worship Schedule

Christmas Worship Schedule Please note: except for Christmas Day, all services will be held in person and online.   Christmas Eve All worships include Carols, Candlelight and Communion. 2 pm […]

Dec. Pastor’s Blog

[God] has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with […]

Hanging of the Greens

Everyone is invited to help decorate the tree and hang wreaths and pine roping on Sunday, December 19, immediately following the 11:00 worship. There is something for all ages and […]

Advent Activities

Check out what we are offering during Advent 2021!

Register for Bear Creek Connect Winter Camp

Connect is a fun-filled weekend at Bear Creek Camp during the winter! It’s a time to Connect with God and to Connect with your friends. We have a blast doing […]

2021 Gift Giving Opportunities

It is time to prepare again for our St. Nicholas Celebration at Reformation! Here’s how you can participate:  

Longing for the Light of Healing and Hope

November 28 is the First Sunday in Advent. Worship that day will include our “Longing for the Light of Healing and Hope” liturgy which includes a Prayer Litany and, optionally, […]

Property Work Day

Enjoy the fresh, crisp fall air and help clean up the church property on Saturday, November 20 at 9 AM. Many hands make light work. Bring rakes and gloves if […]

Nov. 2021 Pastor’s Blog

On Sunday, Nov. 7, we will bid Deacon Beth Barkhau a fond farewell and godspeed as she begins a new chapter in life, retirement. When Deacon Beth came to us […]

November Youth Group

Thanksgiving Treats on November 14 Youth in grades 6-12 and friends are invited to create special Thanksgiving Treats for our food bags that will be distributed to local organizations. We […]

Thanks Living

In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for  you in Christ Jesus.    1 Thessalonians 5:18 For Christians, “Thanksgiving” is not just a one-day holiday; it is a way […]

We Remember All the Saints

On All Saints’ Sunday, November 7, we remember and give thanks to God “for all the saints, who from their labors rest.” The following members of Reformation are named and […]

Reformation Library is OPEN!

Please come and enjoy the offerings of the Church Library which is now open for lending!  Thank you to those who donated books over the past year including Deacon Beth, […]

Farewell Deacon Beth!

Help us celebrate Deacon Beth’s ministry at Reformation on November 7.

Trunk or Treat!

With Halloween falling on a Sunday this year, we are offering a Trunk or Treat for kids between services on October 31 beginning at 9:45 AM. Costumes are encouraged, but […]

Oct. 2021 Pastor’s Blog

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change … – Psalm 46:1-2a Dear Reformation, Autumn is […]

2021 STEWARDSHIP

Renewed in Christ By God’s great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.   1 Peter 1:3 In the […]

October Youth Group

Pumpkins on October 24 Youth in grades 6-12 and friends are invited to carve or paint pumpkins at Reformation on Sunday, October 24, from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm. Lunch […]

Electronics Recycling Event

Reformation and our neighbors, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County, are hosting an electronics recycling event for the community on Saturday, October 23, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. PAR […]

Christmas Cards Bring Hope Behind Bars

A holiday message of care brings hope to an incarcerated man or woman in prison. Join the efforts of The United Methodist Church Prison Ministry & Restorative Justice Team of the […]

Celebrate Our Confirmands on October 17

On Sunday, October 17, during a special worship at 3:00 pm, ten students will affirm the promises made at their baptisms during the Rite of Confirmation. The congregation is encouraged […]

Commemorate St. Luke on October 17

On Sunday, October 17, we will commemorate St. Luke the Evangelist in worship. Tradition says that Luke was a physician by profession. As such, commemorations honoring him often include a […]

Road Cleanup

Join our Eco-Ministry for the semi-annual cleanup of RoseTree Road. Meet at the church on Saturday, October 9 at 10 AM.

Celebrate Erik and Leah

Erik Flaten, our Director of Contemporary Music, and his fiancée, Leah Golub, are getting married in October! Join us as we celebrate their upcoming wedding at 12:00 noon on Sunday, […]

Blessing of the Animals on Oct. 2

You and your pet are invited to a Blessing of the Animals service on Saturday, October 2, at 10:00 am. The service will be held outside near the gazebo. If […]

Gazebo Dedication

On Sunday, September 26, at 12:00 noon, we will dedicate the gazebo that is given in memory of Deb Felton. Join us for this special dedication with music from Lansdowne […]

Join a Fall Connection Group!

Blessing of the Hands

On Sunday, September 26, we will celebrate God’s Work, Our Hands (GWOH) with a special hand blessing at both the 8:30 am and 11:00 am services. Wear any t-shirt to […]

Double the Saturday Service Opportunities, Double the Fun!

On Saturday September 25, two servant opportunities take place at Reformation: At 9:30 am we gather in the east parking lot to dismantle the Heeding God’s Call – The Memorial […]

Memorial for the Lost and A Prayer Walk for The World

Reformation will host the September 2021 Delaware County Memorial to the Lost, an advocacy and remembrance display. Created by Heeding God’s Call to Prevent Gun Violence this installation will be […]

Reformation Book Club

The Reformation Book Club will meet on Tuesday, September 21, at 7:00 pm via ZOOM. We will discuss The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd . The last gathering of […]

September Youth Group

We’re Ba-ack! Campfire and S’mores on September 19 Youth in grades 6-12 and friends are invited to a campfire with s’mores at Reformation on Sunday, September 19, from 7:00 – […]

Rally Day is Sept. 12

Our regular worship schedule resumes that morning with worship at 8:30 and 11:00 am.  Please plan to join us that morning as we start another great year of life here […]

September Deacon’s Blog

“By God’s great mercy we have been born a new to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” Like many of you, my cell phone […]

2021-22 Program year theme

Renewed in Christ By God’s great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  1 Peter 1:3 These words […]

August Pastor’s Blog

The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand forever. Isaiah 40:8 The Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and […]

August 15 – Reformation Connect

Membership Information Session in August The next session of Reformation Connect, our program for persons interested in membership at Reformation, will be held on Sunday, August 15, at 12:00 noon. […]

Clothe Those in Need

The National Giving Alliance (formerly the Needlework Guild of America) is once again collecting underwear for men, women, and children of all ages. Donations may be placed in the bins […]

August 8 – Drum Circle!

Fun in the Sunday – August 8 at 6:30 pm – Drum Circle Join master drummer Joe McGuth and Erik Flaten in Reformation’s East parking lot at 6:30 pm for […]

August 1 – Punch on the Lawn

Fun in the Sunday – August 1 at 9:30 and 11:00 am – Punch on the Lawn Grab a cup of punch and enjoy some conversation with friends outside after […]

Scholarship Winners Announced

2021-2022 Mark E. Davis Scholarship Recipients The Mark E. Davis Scholarship is a one-year scholarship to a four-year college or university awarded to a member of Reformation Lutheran Church. The […]

INDOOR Worship for BOTH services Starts in August

As you are aware, the Gathering Safely Task Force and Council have been carefully monitoring the current, updated Covid guidelines. At our most recent meeting, Council made the following decisions: […]

July 25 – Summer Treats & Games

Join us for a cool summer treat and some fun yard games out back of Reformation. Please register using the button below. July 25, 2021 at 11:30 am All are […]

Restock Reformation’s Food Pantry

During the pandemic all food items in the Reformation Food Pantry were donated for immediate use to Media Food Pantry. It is time to restock our Reformation pantry for emergent […]

July Feed The Homeless

On Sunday, July 25, Reformation will be attending and participating in a service at the Welcome Church, located in Aviator Park, across from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The Welcome […]

Prison Ministry – Thank you!

In February and March 2021 members and friends of Reformation wrote letters to inmates at SCI-Chester prison. Anne Metz, coordinator of Letters for Chester provided the following acknowledgement. In the […]

July 2021 Pastor’s Blog

“Lord Jesus, you shall be my song as I journey; I’ll tell ev’rybody about you wherever I ago: you alone are our life and our peace and our love. Lord […]

Backpack School Supply Collection 2021

It’s time for the Backpack School Supply Collection. We hope to again be able to supply stuffed backpacks to students in the Chester and Upper Darby Communities. Last year we […]

Red Cross Blood Drive July 18

Give the Gift of Life – The pandemic has not stopped the constant need for blood. Reformation Lutheran Church is doing its part to help save a life. Give the […]

July 18 – Sunday Sundaes

Make your own sundaes and spend time with Reformation friends outdoors immediately following the conclusion of each in-person worship service (outdoor worship starts at 8:30 AM and indoor worship starts […]

In-Person Worship Starts in July!

In-person worship in the Sanctuary at 10:00 am will begin on Sunday, July 4, and be limited to the first 45 people who pre-register each week (due to distancing requirements). […]

July 11 – VBS Kickoff

July 11 at 6:30 pm – VBS Kickoff We’re on an Island Adventure for VBS! Children age 3 through completed grade 5 are eligible to attend. Click here for all […]

Deacon’s Blog – June 2021

Do not fear,  for I am with you; – Isaiah 43:5a It has been a long road. These past fifteen months of pandemic time have not been easy. But time […]

Collecting Peanut Butter and Jelly for Bread Drop

SERVING OUR NEIGHBORS Bread Drop, formerly known as The Welcome Bread, continues to deliver over 3,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches each week throughout the SEPA region. Community Action is […]

Vacation Bible School 2021

Join us for Vacation Bible School – July 11-15, 6:30 – 7:30 pm outdoors at Reformation. Children ages 3 through completed grade 5 are eligible to register. Bonus digital content […]

June 27 – Valley Forge Biking

June 27 Fun in the Sun-day – Bike with Bob, 1 pm Valley Forge, Family Friendly, Water Ice in Cooler at end Gather at the Valley Forge Betzwood Picnic Area […]

Summer at Reformation

Starting June 6, we will offer an 8:30 am outdoor service along with our 10 am live-streamed service. Most Sundays will also offer an in-person fellowship opportunity! Please click for […]

Welcome Summer Interns!

This summer we welcome back and welcome our 2021 Summer Interns! Vivian Long will be joining us for a third summer and Molly Gray will be joining us for her […]

Become a Gardening Angel

Need some exercise, vitamin D, fresh air and camaraderie? Join the Reformation Gardening Angels! You don’t need a “green thumb,” just the willingness to pull some weeds, plant some flowers, […]

June 20 – Movie Night!

June 20 at 7:00 pm – Movie Night at Reformation- You’re invited to a family-friendly night at the movies! Registration is requested. Please bring your own chair. Popcorn will be […]

June 13 – New Members Gathering

June 13 at 12:00 noon – New Member Gathering People interested in membership at Reformation are invited to enjoy some Philly favorite foods and learn more about the mission and […]

Help Feed the Homeless

Reformation feeds residents living in transitional housing at the Upper Darby Life Center five times a year. Our next meal is scheduled for Thursday evening, May 27, 2021. Volunteers are […]

June 6 Fun in the Sun-Day

June 6 at 7:00 pm – Have S’more Fun at Reformation Join us for a s’mores night at Reformation. Registration is requested. Please bring your own chair and don’t forget […]

May 22 Worship On The Way

Join us for Worship on the Way on Saturday, May 22, 10-11am at Reformation. We will have stations for prayer, communion, blessing, and offering. At the offering station, we will […]

From The Pastor – May 2021

All will be well, and all will be well, and every kind of thing will be well. –Julian of Norwich Spiritual theologian Matthew Fox offers helpful thoughts for our times […]

Welcome, Matthia McCracken!

We are pleased to welcome Matthia McCracken as our new Administrative Assistant. Matthia brings a decade of experience supporting worship communities, most recently Congregation Beth Shalom in Wilmington. Please welcome […]

New Outreach: Seamstresses Needed!

Joyce McNally is heading up a new outreach program to support Dress a Girl Around the World – a ministry that provides dresses for girls in impoverished countries. By providing […]

Sponsor a Brick!

Reformation landscape plans are moving forward and you have the chance to help ‘pave the way.’

Let’s Talk About It – Having the Hard Conversations in Life

New Faith-Life Connections Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 11am on Zoom May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a yearly time where agencies of care increase awareness of mental illness and […]

Eco Tips

Planting ECO tip: Choose native plants with brightly colored red, purple and yellow flowers if you want to attract birds and provide shelter. Providing a source of water, whether by natural springs, […]

Nature Walk at Heinz Refuge

Our in-house naturalist, Tom Reeves, will lead a nature walk/hike at the Heinz Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, May 1. Meet at the church at 9:00 am or at the Refuge […]

The Welcome Church

On Sunday, April 25, Reformation will participate in a service at the Welcome Church, located in Aviator Park, across from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The Welcome Church serves individuals […]

April Worship on the Way

Join us for Worship on the Way on Sat., April 24, 10:00-11:00 am, at Reformation. There will be stations for prayer, communion, blessing, and offering while you remain in your […]

Serve Our Neighbors at the Well

In April we continue to collect items to support women living in transition at The Well, a 12-bed women’s shelter in Philadelphia. The Well provides safe sleeping, showering, kitchen and […]

Covid Vaccine Information

 PA COVID-19 VACCINATION ELIGIBILITY UPDATE! Firefighters, police officers, grocery store workers and food and agriculture workers: eligible TODAY Phase 1B: eligible April 5 Phase 1C: eligible April 12 All Pennsylvanians […]

Eco Sunday is April 18

Plan to join us for Eco Sunday! We will have the Director of Lutheran Advocacy in Pennsylvania, Tracey DePasquale with us. She will give a little preview during worship and […]

April Pastor’s Blog

Dear Reformation, When Paul wrote his letters to the early churches, he often noted his lament of not being able to be together with them in person. We have felt […]

Anti-Racism Education

Join us on April 14 at 7:00 pm for FACTUALITY! FACTUALITY is a facilitated dialogue, crash course, and interactive experience, that simulates structural inequality, in America. Participants assume the identities […]

Holy Week 2021 Schedule

This Lent has once again reminded us of how God continues to be our constant companion and guide through the challenges and celebrations of our life. Because God is always […]

Special Council Meeting 3/28

Dear Reformation Members and Friends, I hope this letter finds you well, enjoying some Spring weather and anticipating upcoming longer days. I am writing this letter to inform you that […]

Outdoor Easter Vigil Experience

This is the Night! An Outdoor Easter Vigil Experience Join us on Saturday, April 3, for a special outdoor Easter Vigil experience. You are welcome to arrive anytime between 7:30 […]

Music Madness: Vote Now!

Reformation is creating a different sort of March Madness this year using Music and YOU can take part in the fun! View the song links below and vote for your […]

Make a Difference with Care Kits

Throughout Lent we will collect hygiene supplies for three groups: men living in recovery at Phoenix Recovery Project, women transitioning from homelessness to independent apartments at The Well, and children […]

Help Feed the Homeless

Reformation feeds residents living in transitional housing at the Upper Darby Life Center five times a year. Our next meal is scheduled for Thursday evening, March 25, 2021. Volunteers are […]

New Prayer Book Resources

ARMED SERVICES, THE INCARCERATED Reformation has two prayer book resources available for members and friends. Hear My Voice, A Prison Prayer Book is for anyone living in prison, prison recovery […]

A NEW OUTREACH MINISTRY

Birthday Bags Bring Blessings When someone lives with food insecurity, each trip to the grocery store requires making tough choices. Join our Community Action Ministry as together in love we […]

March Worship On The Way

Worship on the Way Returns Join us for Worship on the Way on Saturday, March 27, 10:00-11:00 am, at Reformation. We will have stations for prayer, communion, blessing, and offering. […]

From the Deacon and Pastors

Mother Teresa diagnosed the world’s ills in this way: we’ve just “forgotten that we belong to each other.” (Tatoos on Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle, p. […]

Easter Food Bags

Reformation will provide Easter dinners to three local agencies:  Migrant Ministry of Chester County, Second Time Around Grandparents, and The Philadelphia Group.  Bags are available outside the front entry of […]

Serve at the Welcome Church

The Welcome Church meets twice a month outside in Aviator Park, across from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The church serves individuals who are living with homelessness. Reformation will be […]

Lent Activities

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17. Click the button below to see all we have going on for the season of Lent including Connection Groups, Worship […]

NEW PRISON MINISTRY

Cards4Chester Cards4Chester is a new community interfaith initiative that seeks to bring encouragement to 1,000 incarcerated men in the State Correctional Institution at Chester. Cards4Chester has started a letter-writing/note card […]

From the Deacon and Pastors

“Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart,” Joel 2:12a Time is marked. We mark time with watches, digital clocks, with electronic and paper calendars. […]

Support the Women’s Shelter

Help women living with housing insecurity on Sunday, February 21. Reformation will again provide healthy foods and other needed items for The Well, a secure women’s shelter located in Philadelphia. […]

SPIRITUAL CONTEMPLATIVE RETREAT

Be Still – Holy Interruptions Looking at the landscapes of winter and transitions associated with the awakening of nature, this workshop invites participants to engage in mindful contemplative activities.  Participants […]

2021 Souper Bowl of Caring

It is that time of year when WE change the game, tackle hunger, and bring our soup to feed a neighbor in need. Drop off cans of soup at the […]

Annual Meeting January 31

Our Annual Meeting will be on Sunday, January 31, at 11:00 am on this Zoom meeting. Copies of the Annual Report and the Annual Meeting Materials are available here. Printed […]

Financial Forum January 24

Treasurer Tom Conroy will provide a detailed report on the congregation’s 2020 financial activity and the proposed 2021 budget on Sunday, January 24, at 11:00 am on a Zoom meeting. […]

Life Center Update 2021

Help Needed As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, the meal program at the Life Center of Eastern Delaware County at 63rd and Market Streets in Upper Darby continues to operate at […]

Your Offerings Help Others

Thanks to your generous contributions to Reformation’s Holiday Offering Fund, fifteen organizations which help people in our community received additional support during the holiday season. In December, the Congregation Council […]

January Book Club

Read along with the Reformation Book Club and join in the conversation! The next discussion will be on January 19, 2021, at 7:00 pm. The book will be The Jane […]

Mark E. Davis Scholarship 2021-2022

The Mark E. Davis Scholarship was established by The Rev. William and Irene Davis, following the death of their son, Mark.  The scholarship is a one-year scholarship to a four-year […]

January Blood Drive

Give the Gift of Life Sunday, January 17 – 9 am to 2 pm in Creighton Hall The pandemic has not stopped the constant need for blood. Reformation Lutheran Church […]

Epiphany Giving Opportunities

In the Spirit of the Wise Men’s three gifts to Jesus, gold, frankincense, and myrrh, consider these giving opportunities during this Epiphany season.  Diapers, Formula, Baby Wipes for Cradles to […]

Sunday Book Study

A new Sunday morning faith-life connections book study of Braiding Sweetgrass starts January 10 on Zoom.  Braiding Sweetgrass, by Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, mother, scientist, and decorated professor and member […]

Epiphany Read-Along of the Gospel According to Mark

Starting on January 1 and continuing throughout the weeks after The Epiphany (January 6), join members and friends as we daily read the gospel according to Mark. Read on your […]

From the Pastors and Deacon

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound  in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:15 […]

Christmas Worship on the Parkway

CANCELLED! The Welcome Church gathers for brief outdoor worship, supporting those experiencing homelessness or transitions, outside the Franklin Institute in Aviator Park. On Sunday afternoon, December 27, at 3 pm, […]

Silent Night Services CANCELLED

Dear Reformation, This year continues to be one of challenges, plan changes, and, unfortunately, disappointments. In light of the new restrictions from the state of Pennsylvania and the rapidly increasing […]

“Good Gifts” Change Lives

As you plan for the coming season of gift-giving, consider a gift of hope and love that can help make a difference in the world with ELCA GOOD GIFTS. The […]

Celebrate Christmas@Home

Christmas @ Home packets are available! These simple activities can be done in your home on Christmas Day and are great for all ages! Packets will be available at Silent […]

Virtual Christmas Pageant

ABC’s of Christmas Join us as we celebrate Christmas with a special message for all ages! Be part of our Christmas 2020 Virtual pageant. Children of all ages are invited […]

Christmas 2020 Worship Schedule

These worship experiences will be held on Zoom. You are welcome to join us from wherever you may be! Christmas Eve 4:00 pm – a service designed especially for families […]

Fill Christmas Food Bags

Help provide a Christmas food bag with nonperishable items, along with grocery gift cards, to Chester County Migrant Ministry, the Philadelphia Group, and Second Time Around Parents (STAP). Grocery gift […]

Practice Hope In Advent

FAITH-LIFE CONNECTIONS: Gather Sunday mornings at 11:00 am on Zoom beginning Dec. 6 for reflection, community-building, and contemplative prayer utilizing the Sunday gospel readings and reflections from Living Well Through […]

Advent Resources and Worship

During Advent worship each Sunday at 10:00 am on Zoom, the service will include the lighting of the candles on the Advent wreath. You may want to light the candles […]

Advent Thoughts From the Pastors and Deacon

Dear Reformation, We come now to the season of Advent, weary from months of changes and uncertainty. Advent is a season of waiting and watching, of expectation and preparation. Above […]

All Our Losses, All Our Grief

How do we cope with loss and grief during the holidays? One way is to be part of a safe place group where stories are told, people intentionally listen, and […]

2020 Gift Giving Opportunities

Click the button below to access all our 2020 Gift Giving Opportunities at Reformation!

Advent & Hygge

This Advent is unlike any we have experienced before. We know this year has been filled with the unexpected, difficult, painful challenges that we could not have ever imagined. And […]

Worship on the Way

On Saturdays, September 26, October 24, and November 21, from 10:00 to 11:00 am, we will be offering a new worship experience at Reformation called Worship on the Way, a […]

Eco Movie Night

Plastic Wars Discussion Fall Movie Night is back! Please join us on Friday evening, November 20, at 7 pm for a discussion of the documentary Plastic Wars. With the plastic […]

Meet Online for Book Club

Read along with the Reformation Book Club and join in the conversation! The upcoming titles and dates are: September 15: Small Great Things by Jodi Piccoult October 20 – Nickel […]

Spiritual Contemplative Retreat

Be Still – Holy Interruptions Utilizing our Reformation Fall theme, Together in Love, this workshop invites participants to engage in mindful contemplative activities.  Participants will gather via Zoom at 9:30 […]

Holiday Food Bags

Help provide a Thanksgiving food bags with nonperishable items, along with grocery gift cards to Chester County Migrant Ministries, the Philadelphia Group, and Second Time Around parents (STAP).  Contact Linda […]

50/40/10 ANNIVERSARIES

Celebrating Ordinations With gratitude for those who have gone before and hope for the future, the ELCA gives thanks to God for the ministry of women. In 2019 and 2020 […]

New Sunday Book Study Starts

FAITH-LIFE CONNECTION A new Sunday morning book study of Near the Exit: Travels with the Not-So-Grim Reaper starts on All Saints Day, November 1, at 11:00 am on Zoom, and […]

All Saints Sunday – Nov. 1

For all the saints who from their labors rest, we give you thanks, O God. Dear Reformation, On November 1 churches throughout the world will celebrate All Saints Day. All […]

Fight Hunger – Welcome Bread

In these pressing and uncompromising times of COVID-19, as food insecurity exponentially grows, the SEPA Synod’s The Welcome Church has launched a new feeding program entitled Welcome Bread. Welcome Bread […]

Reformation Sunday is Oct. 25

Our congregation has the name “Reformation Lutheran Church” because it was founded on Reformation Sunday, October 29, 1950. This year, on Reformation Sunday, October 25, we will celebrate the 70th […]

Confirmation Sunday

Celebrate Our Confirmands! On Sunday, October 18, during our online worship, eight students will affirm the promises made at their baptisms during the Rite of Confirmation. This year’s Confirmands are: […]

Help Women In Need

You can help women living with housing insecurity on Sunday, October 25. Reformation will again provide healthy food items and personal hygiene products for The Well, a secure women’s shelter […]

In God’s Image

On Saturday, October 10, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod will be virtually hosting the annual In God’s Image: Shaping your Ministry to be Inclusive and Safe for LGBTQIA+ persons event. All […]

DIY Hike & Bible Study

Most every October our Eco Minitry hosts a hike and bible study. This year because of Covid-19, we are inviting you to do the hike and bible study anytime your […]

Blessing of the Animals

You and your pet are invited to a virtual Blessing of the Animals service on Sat., Oct. 3, at 10:00 am. All of God’s creatures are welcome! Click here to […]

Feed The Homeless

Thursday, September 24 For 25 years members of Reformation have served evening meals to residents and neighbors of the Life Center of Eastern Delaware County, located at 63rd and Market […]

Serve Our Neighbors

Reformation’s Community Action Ministry coordinates opportunities for you to serve our neighbors in need. As we move towards fall life together, help with one or all of these feeding ministries. […]

Fall Connection Groups

Even as we are apart we can still stay together. This fall we are offering several virtual connection groups that you are welcome to take part in. Friends and family […]

How To Be An Anti-Racist

Faith Builders: Faith-Life Connection Beginning on Sun., Sept. 20, at 11:00 am, and continuing for six sessions, Melissa Lavery will lead an online discussion class via Zoom on the book […]

Rally Day is September 13

Rally Day is September 13 and we have lots of fun things in store – virtually, of course! We invite YOU to join us – as we continue our journey […]

Prayer Walk for the World

In these times as our world hurts, we invite our neighbors and friends to join Reformation in our first Prayer Walk for the World. It will be held Sun., Sept. […]

Online Worship with Communion

Holy Communion will be part of our online worship experience on September 13 and the second Sunday of the month through the fall (October 11 and November 8). For many […]

Reformation Scribes Needed

Reformation Scribes: The Gospel of Mark Project is a handwritten NRSV copy of Mark’s Gospel for worship use. Created by Reformation members and friends, all ages included, during the months of […]

Movies & Meaning Continues

You’re invited to participate in our Movies and Meaning group. Directions for both films: Watch these films on the streaming service you prefer. You are encouraged to watch it within […]

Online Member Directory

It has been several years since we switched over to InstantChurchDirectory and it is time to check our member entries and make sure they are up to date. You may […]

Mark E. Davis Scholarship Recipients

The Mark E. Davis Scholarship is a one-year scholarship to a four-year college or university awarded to a member of Reformation Lutheran Church. The ELCA Foundation administers the scholarship fund […]

Art in August

Join Deacon Beth for Art in August! Everyone is invited to participate in these interactive sessions on Mondays, August 3, 10, and 17, at 7:00 pm. Gather your favorite markers, […]

Entrepreneur Works: Addressing Systemic Racism Through Opportunity

Guest Speaker:  Rev. Antoinette (Toni) Truehart of Entrepreneur Works in Chester Thursday July 16 at 7pm in the Congregation Beth Israel of Media Zoom Room Join us for this program and […]

Donate Back-to-School Supplies

The Faith Communities of Delaware County are collecting school supplies for local children in need of a little help to start the school year for 2020-2021. Since we don’t yet […]

Take the Eco Challenge

Over the past months, the pandemic has changed everyday life in a myriad of ways both expected and unexpected. Routines were upended, uncertainty and worry abounded, and our usual fast […]

Help Fill the Freezer

Reformation’s Community Action Ministry Team invites you to help us Fill the Freezer for Caring for Friends! On Tuesday, July 7, and Thursday, July 23, you will be able to […]

Emanuel Nine Prayer Service June 17 at Noon

An ELCA Prayer Service for Commemoration of the Emanuel Nine will be available for online viewing at 12 noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, June 17, the fifth anniversary of the […]

Prayer Service for Racial Justice

Please join us on Friday, June 5, at 7:00 pm, for a Prayer Service for Racial Justice. During this time we will lament the sin of racism in our country, […]

Racial Justice

The sin of racism in our world, especially in our country, is one that must be named as part of the brokenness of our humanity. As people of God we […]

Trivia Night

Join us for our next Trivia Night! On Friday, June 26, at 7:00 pm, we will host our next Reformation Trivia Night! This event is for all ages! Come join […]

Movies & Meaning

You’re invited to participate in our Movies and Meaning group. Below are the movie title for you to watch on your own. Then, on Wednesday, June 17, and Wednesday, July […]

Second Sunday Social

After worship on the second Sunday of the month in June, July, and August, we’ll be hosting a “Second Sunday Social” – with an opportunity for conversation and fellowship in […]

Vacation Bible School

Although we cannot gather physically for VBS this year, we WILL be having Virtual Vacation Bible School! There is no fee, but registration is required. Please see information below for […]

Virtual Book Club

Read along with the Reformation Book Club and join in the conversation! The upcoming titles and dates are: May 26: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.  June 23: Beantown Girls by Jane Healey July […]

Candle Lighting

Throughout the world, lighting candles is a sacred ritual. We light a candle for many purposes: to illuminate darkness, dedicate prayers, solidify intentions, offer blessings, evoke Spirit, and/or to nourish […]

Trivia Night!

Join us for a virtual Trivia Night! The Reformation Trivia Night will be held on Friday, May 15, at 7:00 pm. Registration is required – please click the button below […]

COVID-19 Loss & Grief

All Our Losses, All Our Grief A new virtual class on loss, grief, and ritual begins on May 6 for three consecutive Wednesday evenings, 7 – 8:30 pm. Facilitated by Deacon […]

Serve Our Neighbors

We are happy to announce the new and updated robust list of Reformation’s community partners. This list can be found anytime by clicking ‘Community Partners’ under the ‘Connect’ portion of […]

Coffee & Conversation

On Mondays 7 PM – 8 PM & Fridays 9 AM – 10 AM, we’ll be having virtual ‘office hours’ via Zoom for people to log on and chat, have […]

Prayers at 3 PM

We invite you to #pausetopray with our Reformation Church Family every day at 3 PM, no matter where you may be. Please see our social media accounts for various prayers […]

Virtual Easter Egg Hunt

All day on Easter and through Monday, April 13, look for eggs we’ve hidden around our website. Here is a list of the eggs you are looking for in case […]

Palm Sunday BINGO

Attention Sunday School students – YOU are invited to a virtual game of BINGO on April 5, Palm Sunday. We will begin around 11 AM – after the worship service […]

Virtual Worship

For the duration of our social distancing, on Sundays, you will be able to participate in a virtual worship service through Zoom at 10:00 am. A link will be emailed […]

Holy Week @ Home

Here are some worksheets and activities you can do as a family wherever you are from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday. Introduction to Holy Week @ Home Palm Sunday Monday […]

Holy Week 2020

Palm/Passion SundayApril 5 at 10:00 am  The Great and Holy Week begins with the celebration of Jesus’ triumphal entry to Jerusalem accompanied by the waving of palm branches and shouts […]

Wednesday Prayer Services

During Lent, we will continue to hold virtual Wednesday evening prayer services via Zoom beginning at 7:30 PM. More information can be found by scrolling down on relcmedia.org/virtualchurch. Please remember […]

Online Sunday School

For the duration of our social distancing mandate, Sunday School materials will be compiled weekly and sent out to parents via email each Sunday morning. You can also access the […]

Church Building Closed

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all church ministries and programs, including worship, are suspended and all building use by outside groups is suspended through March 31 and possibly longer as […]

Help Feed the Homeless

Reformation provides meals to the homeless at the Life Center five dates per year: the fourth Thursday of each January, March, May, July and September. We usually provide at least […]

Donate Shoes

Stay and Play, the after-school program at Reformation, is supporting a shoe drive being conducted by Gratitude for Grandparents (G4G), an organization for grandparents raising their grandchildren. G4G will receive […]

The Power of Forgiveness

To forgive someone can be simple. But this simple act can have powerful consequences and may lead to a personal and spiritual transformation. Kathie Leighton leads participants in a three-week […]

Make a Difference with Care Kits

Throughout Lent, we will collect supplies for men living in recovery at Phoenix Recovery Project. The mission of the Phoenix Recovery Project is to provide a safe, structured, and sober […]

March Youth Group

Save The Dates This event has been canceled. March 15 – Soup Making – Our Youth Group will be preparing soup for our Lent Soup Supper! Lunch will be served. […]

2020 Scholar in Residence

Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Crystal HallWalking with the Risen Christ: Opening Scripture and Breaking BreadSaturday, April 25, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm In her presentation Dr. Hall will explore Luke’s Road […]

Jazz Night!

Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event is postponed. Join us on Sunday, March 15, at 4 pm for Jazz Night! This fun-for-all-ages and free event will kick off 2020’s Media […]

March Men’s Breakfast

The Men’s Breakfast Group is inviting all Reformation men to our next Breakfast on Saturday, March 14. Come out and join us for hot coffee and warm food and always […]

Support CC Migrant Ministry

Chester County Migrant Ministry (CCMM) is a non-profit Christian ministry serving the immigrant community in Chester County and the surrounding area. Reformation partners with CCMM in their efforts to offer […]

Serve at The Well

Reformation will prepare meals for the Well Sunday March 8. Please sign up in the lobby to bring a casserole, bread, or side dish that would feed about 12 people. […]

Faith-Life Connections Class – Help, Thank, Wow

February 23, March 1 & 8 at 9:45 am in Creighton Hall. Join Laura Reiter as she facilitates table talk based on Anne Lamott’s book Help, Thank, Wow. This quick […]

Adult Bible Study Returns

Adult Bible Study will resume on Sunday, March 1, at 9:45 am in the choir room with a look at our beautiful liturgy. We will consider the reasons for the […]

Be Still – Holy Interruptions

As we enter the season of Lent, remembering on Ash Wednesday that we are dust and to dust we shall return, join Deacon Beth on Saturday, February 29, at the […]

Ash Wednesday 2020

Please join us – ALL are welcome! Ash Wednesday Worship – Wednesday, February 26, at 12:00 noon and 7:30 pm. Both worships include Holy Communion and the Imposition of Ashes. […]

Serve at the Welcome Church

On Sunday, February 23, we will provide hot beverages after the service at the Welcome Church. We will meet at Reformation at 2 pm and carpool to the Welcome Church, […]

February Pastor’s Blog

On Groundhogs and Candles Since at least the year 300, the Christian Church has celebrated February 2 as The Feast (or Festival) of the Presentation of Our Lord. February 2 […]

Faith-Life Connections Class – Loving Vincent

Join us in Creighton Hall at 9:45 am February 2, 9 & 16 for Loving Vincent. Led by Laura Reiter, participants will view and discuss the award-winning, animated biographical move […]

Camp Sunday

On Sunday, February 16, we celebrate the ministry of Bear Creek Camp. We will welcome a member of the camp staff to Reformation that day. A special program will be […]

February Lunch Bunch

Join the Lunch Bunch at Barnaby’s Restaurant, 5501 Pennell Road, Aston. We will celebrate Valentine’s Day at noon on Wednesday, February 12. Sign up in the lobby. See Karen Chorney […]

February Youth Group

All youth in grades 6-12 (and friends!) are invited to our February Youth Group gathering on Sunday, February 9, from 12 noon – 2 pm in the Community Room. Lunch […]

Reformation Connect

Deepen your connection – please speak to one of the pastors or deacon if you are interested in becoming more involved in the life and ministry of Reformation (and exploring […]

February Men’s Breakfast

Men: Hear Ken’s Army Stories The Men’s Breakfast group is inviting all Reformation Men to our next Breakfast on Saturday, February 8. Our guest speaker is Ken Delmar, who has […]

SOUPer Bowl Sunday

On Sunday, February 2, you are invited to help us celebrate SOUPer Bowl Sunday! We will collect cans of soup for the Media Food Bank. Bring a can (or two!) […]

Annual Meeting January 26

The Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 26, 12:15-1:15 pm, in the Sanctuary. Refreshments will be available immediately following the 11:00 am service and the meeting will […]

Prayerful Viewing of Art

Sunday, January 26 – Experience a Prayerful Viewing of Art, a self-guided contemplative hour of slow art viewing and open creative studio time facilitated by Deacon Beth 9:30-11:00 am in […]

January Lunch Bunch

Join fellow Reformation members at the NEW Margaret Kuo’s at The Promenade at Granite Run on Friday, January 24, at 12:00. Sign-up in the lobby. All are welcome. Contact Edna […]

Help Feed the Homeless

Reformation provides meals to the homeless at the Life Center five dates per year: the fourth Thursday of each January, March, May, July and September. We usually provide at least […]

Seek Comfort for Grief & Loss

This session has been cancelled due to lack of interest. All Our Losses, All Our Grief, a three-week course focusing on loss, grief and ritual, takes place at Reformation on […]

January Pastor’s Blog

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! – 2 Corinthians 5:17 As many of you know, […]

January Book Club

All are invited to attend the Library Book Club on January 21 at 7pm in the Alyce Thompson Room. We will be discussing Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, a debut […]

Mark E. Davis Scholarship

The Mark E. Davis Scholarship was established by The Rev. William and Irene Davis, following the death of their son, Mark. The scholarship is a one-year scholarship to a four-year […]

Tuscarora Youth Retreat

The Tuscarora Lutheran Youth Retreat, for all youth in grades 6-12, will be held March 27-29. Registration materials and payment will be due by Sunday, January 19. More information has […]

Give the Gift of Life

Register now for the American Red Cross Blood Drive that will take place Sunday, January 19, 9 am – 2 pm right here at Reformation. To schedule your appointment, sign-up […]

MLK Memorial Service

Join the SEPA Synod African Descent Lutheran Association Philadelphia Chapter as they host their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service on Sunday, January 19, at 3:30 pm at Grace […]

January Men’s Breakfast

The Men’s Breakfast group is inviting all Reformation Men to our next breakfast on Saturday, January 11. Come out and join us for hot coffee and warm food and always […]

Epiphany

Sermon on the Steps in Epiphany Beginning on Sunday, January 5, and continuing throughout the season of Epiphany, the Sermon on the Steps will be on the move! Held at […]

What Makes TED Talks Tick?

TED Talks posted their first six videos in 2006 and by 2012 they had reached a billion views. They continue to be viewed at a rate of 17 new views […]

Celebrate Our Faith Engagement!

Let the “Call” process begin! How exciting is it to hear that news? Congregation Council was hopeful that there would be a positive response to the appeal for the Deacon […]

Mortgage Paid Off

Congregation Council, on November 12, 2019, passed a Resolution to pay off our mortgage with the Mission Investment Fund of the ELCA. The payment in the sum of $53,722.00 will […]

2019 Christmas Services

Christmas Eve Worship – All are welcome! All worships include Carols, Candlelight and Communion. 2 pm – a service featuring traditional carols sung in a traditional style. 4 pm – […]

10 Eco-Friendly Wrap Ideas

1)    Old newspaper 2)    Sheet music you don’t use anymore 3)    Cardboard rolls from toilet paper for little stocking stuffers 4)    Pages of old books folded into gift bags 5)    […]

Hanging of the Greens

Everyone is invited to help decorate the tree and hang wreaths and pine roping Sunday, December 22, immediately following the 11:00 worship. Join us also for the Unhanging of the […]

Fill Christmas Food Bags

Look for bags with lists of specified canned and packaged foods in the lobby today. We ask that the full bags be returned by Sunday December 15. You can use […]

Give a “Good Gift”

As you plan for the coming season of gift-giving, consider a gift of hope and love that can help make a difference in the world with ELCA GOOD GIFTS. The […]

Bring Joy to our Homebound

Join members in spreading Christmas cheer to our homebound on Sunday, December 15. Come to Creighton Hall after the 11:00 worship for a light lunch and then we will carpool […]

December Men’s Breakfast

The Men’s Breakfast group invites all Reformation Men to our next breakfast on Saturday, December 14. Coffee and fellowship begin at 8:30 am, breakfast is served by 9:00, and our […]

Enjoy a Historical Lunch Bunch

If you were traveling between Philadelphia and Baltimore in the late 1770’s and needed a place to get a meal or to spend the night, you might have stopped at […]

December Deacon’s Blog

“For we have observed God’s star at its rising and have come to pay God homage.” – Matthew 2:2b In our evolving computer culture, digital communication often combines letters and […]

Join the Fun at Arasapha

Families are invited to join us on Sunday, December 8, for the Arasapha Holiday Hayride. We will gather at Arasapha at 6:00 pm. A sign-up email will be sent out. […]

St. Nicholas Gift Giving

Once again, Reformation will provide Christmas gifts for people in need through community agencies. Stop at the St. Nicholas gift tables in the hallway outside the church office. This year […]

Join the Holiday Choir

Would you like to sing with the Chancel Choir for Advent and Christmas? We would be thrilled to have you! Rehearsals will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 7, […]

Worship Updates

Longing for the Light of Healing and Hope December 1 is the First Sunday in Advent. Worship that day will include our “Longing for the Light of Healing and Hope” […]

Healing for the Holidays

Faith-Life Connections Class –  A new four-week study for Advent begins on Sunday, December 1, in Creighton Hall at 9:45 am. The holiday season brings great joy. If we are […]

Serve Our Neighbors

When we think of Thanksgiving and Christmas, we generally think of family, food, and the sharing of gifts. This holiday season, you can help our less fortunate neighbors have holidays […]

Thanksgiving Service

A Thanksgiving Service of Prayer will be held Sunday, November 24, at 3:00 pm, at Swarthmore Presbyterian Church, 727 Harvard Ave., Swarthmore. This service is sponsored by the Interfaith Council […]

Help Cradle To Crayons

Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and […]

Prayer Book for Prisoners

Hear My Voice: A Prison Prayer Book is a beautiful print resource developed in response to the call from the ELCA Social Statement, “The Church and Criminal Justice: Hearing the […]

Generous Donors Remember Reformation in Their Wills

“Planned Gifts” are a way for people to support the mission of the church beyond their earthly life. There are a variety of ways in which people can make a […]

Nov. Pastor’s Blog

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, What do you deserve? To what are you entitled? The term “entitlement” refers to a belief that one is deserving of some particular reward […]

Enjoy a Free Concert

Please join us for our next free community concert at Reformation, Soprano Leah Golub in recital on Saturday, November 16, at 4:00 pm. She will sing classics by Schumann, Liszt, […]

Lunch Bunch in November

The Lunch Bunch is a group which meets at a different restaurant each month to share lunch and conversation. We try to pick new and interesting places where we order […]

Be a CareSharer/Friendly Visitor

The CareSharers and Friendly Visitors Ministry is dedicated to sharing communion and visits with our homebound members. On the first Sunday of each month, the communion elements are consecrated as […]

Youth Group Cookie Bake

All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in a Thanksgiving Cookie Bake on Sunday, November 10. We will gather at 12 noon for a pizza lunch followed by […]

Conowingo Dam Eagle Watch

Join Tom Reeves on a trip to Conowingo Dam on Saturday, November 9. We will meet at Reformation Church at 8:15 am and drive up together. Last year the group […]

November Men’s Breakfast

Help With Church ChoresThe November Men’s Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, November 9, and the men’s group is asking Reformation Men to help Dave Black around the Church for a […]

We Remember All the Saints

On All Saints’ Sunday, November 3, we remember and give thanks to God “for all the saints, who from their labors rest.” The following members of Reformation are named and […]

Holy Interruptions

Holy Interruptions will be held Saturday, November 2, 10:00 am to 1 pm. We will meet at 10 am at the North Entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (near […]

Faith-Life Connections Class

Dear Church, a new book study, begins Sunday October 27, to discuss Lenny Duncan’s Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US. […]

Eco Movie Night

The Eco Ministry Team invites you to a fall Movie Night for a screening of From Paris to Pittsburgh. The movie will be shown at Congregation Beth Israel (542 S […]

Blood Drive

Donate Blood, Save a Life – The next blood drive is Sunday October 27, from 9 am to 2 pm. You can make a difference! Whether it is for hurricane […]

Feeding Thousands – Yes Thousands!

The response to pack healthy, dry protein meals (rice, beans, soy, and seasonings) on Saturday, October 19, at 10 am at St. Luke Lutheran Church, in Devon, PA, is exceptional! […]

Hike and Bible Study

The Eco-Ministry Team is hosting a Bible Study and Hike with Pastor Alina on Saturday, October 19. This is an opportunity to explore God’s word and creation together! We will […]

October Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch – On Wednesday, October 16, at noon, join Lunch Bunch at Il Granaio Italian Restaurant, 711 Concord Road, Glen Mills. Sign up in the lobby. All are welcome […]

Loss and Grief

All Our Losses, All Our Grief, a three week course focusing on stories of loss, grief, and ritual, takes place at Reformation on Tuesday evenings, October 15, 22, 29, 7-8:30 […]

October Book Club

Library Book Club: Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 pm, in the Alyce Thompson Room. A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline, Inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s painting Christina’s World and […]

Free Concert

Our inaugural concert of the 2019-2020 Season will be the return of the Mirror Visions Ensemble on Sunday, October 13, at 4pm at Reformation. The New Yorker says of the […]

Leah Schade’s New Book

Preaching in the Purple Zone: Ministry in the Red-Blue Divide, Dr. Leah Schade’s latest book, will soon be available at Reformation’s church library! Leah Schade began her ministry right here […]

October Pastor’s Blog

“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord’!” – Psalm 122:1 For nearly 30 years, Reformation has been serving the Elwyn […]

In God’s Image

Learn to Welcome and Include the LGBTQIA+ CommunityJoin us on Saturday, October 12 for a morning of learning, brunching, and growth as the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod sponsors this workshop to […]

Celebrate St. Luke

On Sunday, October 13, we will commemorate St. Luke the evangelist in worship. Tradition says that Luke was a physician by profession. As such, commemorations honoring him often include a […]

October Men’s Breakfast

Men’s Breakfast group invites all Reformation men to their Saturday, October 12, Horseshoe Tournament. Coffee and Fellowship begin at 8:30 am, breakfast is served at 9:00 and they pitch horse […]

October Youth Group

Arasapha Haunted Hayride – All youth in grades 6-12, and their friends and families, are invited to join us on Sunday, October 6. Please sign up using the Sign Up […]

Blessing of the Animals

You and your pet are invited to a Blessing of the Animals service on Saturday, October 5, at 11:30 am. The service will be held around the back of the […]

Sept. Deacon’s Blog

Gallup, Inc. is an American analytics and advisory company based in Washington, D.C. Each of you may have, at some time in your life, taken a Gallup poll or utilized […]

Eco Ministry Updates

Eco Thanks You The Eco Ministry would like to thank everyone who purchased a shopping bag with the Reformation logo. We collected $215 during our spring/summer sale and the money […]

Come Home for Homecoming

Join us on Sunday, September 29, as we welcome home all members of Reformation – past and present! During worship we will recognize our “Heritage Members” – those who have […]

Sept. Feeding the Homeless

Our next opportunity to serve at the Life Center in Upper Darby is Thursday, September 26. Please sign up on the sheets on the counter in the lobby to help […]

Children’s Choir

in the Children’s Choir! What: Children’s Choir Who: Kids age 4 to grade 5 When: Tuesdays, 6:30 pm, starting Sept. 24th The Children’s Choir sings once a month during the […]

God’s Work, Our Hands

The seventh annual God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday will take place September 22 from 10 am to 3 pm. Non-perishable food items will be collected that day at church and […]

Help Clean Up Rose Tree Road

Can you smell fall in the air and see the leaves starting to change colors? Well then, it is time for the fall clean-up of Rose Tree Road! We will […]

QPR Training

QPR training takes places at Reformation on Saturday, September 21, from 9 am to noon. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn […]

New Healing Service

Starting September 15, we will offer a new service with prayers for healing and anointing. There will be a very brief healing service (about 10 minutes) after the conclusion of […]

Youth Group News

The first youth group event for this school year will be a campfire & s’mores on September 8 6:30pm – 8pm. Friends are always welcome – please signup here. All […]

Sept. Men’s Breakfast

The Men’s Breakfast group’s fall kickoff breakfast on Saturday, September 14, will spotlight Ron Bingeman, who has an extensive baseball card and related artifacts collection and exciting recollections of getting […]

Sept. Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch will meet at noon on Wednesday, September 11, at Charlotte’s Restaurant, 3207 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square. Anyone interested in attending should sign up in the lobby. […]

In God’s Name

Faith-Life Connection “In God’s Name” is a video-based, adult study beginning on September 8 at 9:45 am that explores the complex questions of our times through the intimate thoughts and […]

Rally Day is Sept. 8

You Belong at Rally Day on September 8! Our regular schedule resumes with worship at 8:30 and 11:00, with Sunday School and Adult Faith Builders at 9:45. Students from infant […]

Donate Underwear

Reformation Lutheran is once again teaming with the Needlework Guild of America (NGA) to collect NEW underwear and socks. NGA is a grassroots charity dedicated to providing NEW toiletries, linens, […]

Help Restock our Food Pantries

The Media Food Pantry and our own Reformation Pantry are being restocked. Donations of personal hygiene items, disposable rain ponchos, can openers, packets of tuna, chicken, or other protein items […]

Serve at The Welcome Church

Sunday, August 25, Reformation is providing cool summer beverages and hospitality on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at The Welcome Church before and after the 3 pm worship. Volunteers carpool and […]

August Feeding The Homeless

Volunteers are needed to help on our special Feeding the Homeless date, Wednesday, August 21. Check the sign-up sheet in the lobby and consider making a salad or possibly a […]

TeeSpring

Reformation swag is now available to purchase! You can show off your Reformation spirit with a new t-shirt, hooded sweatshirt, coffee mug, and more! Check out our new Teespring store […]

Join the Chancel Choir or Souls!

Would you like to sing with the Chancel Choir? The Chancel Choir will begin rehearsal Wednesday, August 28, at 7:30 pm in the Choir Room and we will resume singing […]

Grandparent Support Group

Gratitude 4 Grandparents is a newly-formed group that meets at RLC twice a month. They are grandparents, family members and friends who have stepped in to raise someone else’s child […]

Mark E. Davis Scholarship Recipients

The Mark E. Davis Scholarship is a one-year scholarship to a four-year college or university awarded to a member of Reformation Lutheran Church. The ELCA Foundation administers the scholarship fund […]

August Pastor’s Blog

We love because God first loved us. Those who say, “I love God,” and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or […]

School Supplies Collection

Back to School Suggested Supply List The Faith Communities of Delaware County are collecting school supplies for local school children in need of a little help to start the school […]

August Art In The Heart of Worship

Bring Buttons & Bottlecaps We will be using recycled materials for our Art in the Heart of Worship Project on Sunday, August 18. Please save any plastic bottle caps and […]

Interfaith Gateway Partner

Through Interfaith Philadelphia, Reformation is excited to be part of the 2019 Gateway to Religious Communities Series and we are thrilled to welcome visitors of all backgrounds on July 28 […]

July Pastor’s Blog

Now let us be united, and let our song be heard. Now let us be a vessel for God’s redeeming Word. We all are one in mission; we all are […]

Serve Our Neighbors at The Welcome Church

On Sundays, July 28 and August 25, Reformation is providing cool summer beverages and hospitality on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at The Welcome Church before and after the 3 pm […]

July Help Feed the Homeless

Our next opportunity to participate in this rewarding mission is Thursday, July 25. Volunteers will deliver and serve 150 meals of fried chicken, fruit, potato salad, coleslaw, bread and bakery […]