About Our Parish

      Our congregations are located within the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Locally, with our neighboring Lutherans, we are in the Chambersburg Conference in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
          St. Luke's Lutheran Church is located in the town of Williamson, and St. Stephen's Lutheran Church is in Upton. Surrounding towns and areas include St. Thomas, Fort Loudon, Mercersburg, Lemasters, Greencastle, Marion, and Chambersburg.

      We are a two-church parish that works together sharing a pastor, a joint council of laity, musicians, youth group, and other resources. And each congregation has its own elected council for leadership, teachers, choirs, and programs.

      Our members have a deep interest and concern for our local people, traditions, and events. We are a community of God's children growing together in Christ and sharing our faith by proclaiming the Gospel through Scripture, fellowship, music, prayer, and outreach to our community and beyond.

      Our worship is liturgically based, and music is a vital part of both congregations' worship. The sermons take their inspiration from the three scripture readings of the day, and the young people's sermon is well received. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month and on church festivals. The sacrament of Holy Baptism is celebrated during the worship service by request.

      Learning is centered during the Sunday School hour in both our congregations. Our members actively teach and learn from one another. Vacation Bible School occurs in June. Confirmation instruction is for young people ready to become adult members of the church. New Member classes are available to those seeking to join either of our congregations.

      We warmly welcome you to join us for worship and to get to know God's people here at St. Luke's and at St. Stephen's.