Christ Lutheran Church traces its roots back to the late 1800’s, when the Young Peoples Mission Band, a small group, organized at 15th and Shoop Streets, later to become Memorial Lutheran Church. Since opinions differed on location of a new church, 62 members withdrew to select 13th and Thompson Streets, location of our church site today. Charter members originally favored Salem Lutheran as the name, then considered Holy Trinity and eventually settled on Christ Church.
Organization took place in the Webster School, 13th and Kittatinny Streets, (the old Spanish-American Center). The Rev. D.M. Gilbert, Zion Lutheran Church pastor, presided. The date: March 15, 1890. There were 66 charter members.
The first Pastor, the Rev. T.L. Crouse, then a seminarian, was elected a month later, and assumed the pastorate July 3. On August 17 the cornerstone for a brownstone church was laid. Cost of construction: $10,000.00. The church building was dedicated March 15, 1891. Thus began our history of ministry, giving, healing, loving and accepting all in the Allison Hill area and beyond.
Christ Lutheran Church has an effective and growing Health Ministry. We are not a social service agency. We are a church, a missionary congregation, blessed to be located in a neighborhood of intense need and great opportunity for mission work. If you would like to donate time, talent or treasure, please see our request list. Our services include:
Health Ministries continues to provide hope and help every day. The church offers a weekday refuge for those seeking a break from the elements, a phone, a bathroom, a hot drink and companionship. It's a place where nurses tend to complaints that range from sore throats to eviction notices to filling pill boxes for an elder's complicated medication regimen. A physician waits upstairs on Tuesday mornings to provide the next level of care when what's needed is beyond the nurse's scope of practice.Read more ↬
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Christ Lutheran Church
124 South 13th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Church Office: 9 AM – 1 PM Monday – Friday
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