Christ Lutheran Church
222 Niantic Road, Barto, PA 19504

Phone: 610.845.2583    Fax: 610.845.2503         (call before sending a fax 9 - 2 p.m.)
Rev. Matthew Ollikainen, Pastor
Joseph DiCindio, Parish Musician Melissa Seasholtz, Administrative Assistant
Robert Reismiller, Sexton Alicia Bauer, Director of Christian Education

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church

Christ Lutheran Church is located in the quaint village of Niantic at the crossroads of Niantic and Congo-Niantic Roads, less than 1 mile off of route 100. We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). From the beginning, Christ Lutheran Church has grounded itself on God's amazing love, God's holy Word and sacrament. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, know that you are welcome here!

Our Mission Statement

Christ Lutheran Church of Niantic exists to express our gratitude to God for all that God has done for us. 

Therefore we:

GATHER , to praise God, offering our time, talents, and treasures;

            GROW , inviting all who seek to understand God's ways revealed through Jesus Christ our Lord;

      GO , into the world of creation, to share God's love and grace, serving all us God directs us; and we strive to do all these things under the guidance and power of God's Holy Spirit.


Worship Times

7:45 & 10:15 AM

Communion: 1st Sunday of month and Festivals

 Sunday School (Sept. - May)
9:00 AM


Vacation Bible School

Sunday, June 22 - Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bible Verse of the Week

"Love your enemies"

Matthew 5:44

Newest News of Niantic:


The next Keystone-Miller Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, February 20
from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Calvary United Church of Christ. Please call
Duane Riegner to make an appointment.


On Ash Wednesday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m., we will celebrate Holy Communion and offer ashes on the foreheads of those who desire to receive them. Burning leftover palms from the prior year's Palm Sunday service makes ashes for the Ash Wednesday Service. As a physical reminder of our mortality and the need to forgive and be forgiven, those members who desire may have the pastor place ashes on their foreheads. As you receive the ashes, the words of Genesis 3:19 are spoken: “From dust you came and to dust you shall return.”


Soup Supper and Lent Services in the Parlor
On the following Wednesday's beginning at 6:00 p.m., there will be a simple meal of soup/bread/beverage prior to the Lent Services at 7:00 p.m.; March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2 and April 9. We will gather in room I/parlor to enjoy a simple meal followed by a Lent service in the parlor. All are welcome! Invite your friends, neighbors and co-workers! If you, your family or committee would like to provide soup, rolls/bread or a beverage for one of the Soup Suppers, please sign-up in the narthex.


Upcoming F.U.N. Activities:
March 2- Happy Birthday to Everyone Pot Luck Lunch and Party - after 10:15 church service.
We will be having a pot luck lunch and party to celebrate everyone's birthday this year…no matter how young or old you may be. There will be games, prizes and a few surprises!! Please sign up in the narthex under your birthday month and every family should bring a main dish or side dish to share. (We are also looking for 12 volunteers to make a birthday cake/cupcakes and bring decorations for your birthday table!!) For more information, please contact Lisa Heydt or Nancy Fioriglio.

March 29-MOSES at Sight & Sound Theater, Lancaster County-2:45 Show
We have 41 seats reserved for Moses at Sight & Sound. Tickets are $63.65-Adults; $29-Teens; $19-Children and payment must be received in full by 3/2/14. Sight & Sound has recommended that we arrive by 2PM (late arrivals may not be seated until intermission) so we are meeting at the church at 11:30AM to carpool to the show. Please sign up in the narthex. For more information, please see Nancy or Dave Fioriglio.

General Announcements

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