Solomon's is holding indoor worship services on Sundays at 10:15 a.m. However, we are still social distancing and masks are encouraged for those not yet vaccinated. Our worship services are live streamed weekly on Facebook and are also posted to YouTube for those unable to attend services.
Adult Sunday School is held September through May.
Children's Sunday School is held during the Worship Service September through May.
Worship Services on YouTube
There will be no download for the August 14 Sunday Worship service on the website or YouTube. The service can be accessed by going to our Facebook page Solomons Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Permission to podcast/stream the music in these services obtained from ONE LICENSE, #A-719004. All rights reserved.
Our Worship Services Provide:
At Solomon's We Offer...
Fellowship and community with joyful Christians of all ages in our beautiful and historic sanctuary, modern fellowship center, gym and kitchen. These facilities are available for use by congregational members as well as community groups.
Weekly Sunday School and Children's Church (during the Worship Service) from September through May, and Children's Messages for our younger members. Vacation Bible School is offered in June. Additional youth events are offered at various times throughout the school year.
Adult Sunday School runs from September thru May. A Midweek Bible Study meets on Wednesday mornings at 10 AM in the Fellowship Center Conference Room. These studies enrich our knowledge and understanding of the Bible and God's inclusive love for all people.
Annual events such as outside worship services and picnics (May and September), Community Thanksgiving Dinner, live theater productions, and fundraisers (candymaking, apple dumpling making, etc.) which promote fellowship and support our assorted mission projects.
In 1736, the first Germans from Lancaster and York counties settled in the southern part of Franklin County. One of the earliest of these German settlements was just south of Chambersburg, known as the "Grindstone Hill" settlement. After 1764, the ingress of the Germans was so great that they soon owned the better part of Guilford Township.
The Germans loved their church and made early provision for the permanent establishment of the ordinances of religion among them. An occasional sermon was preached to the scattered Lutherans of the settlement by ministers passing through the valley on horseback.
The Lutheran and the Reformed congregations united in their efforts to secure a suitable place to build a house of worship. In 1766, the original church, a log structure, was built. It was situated on the opposite side of the highway from the present church, but this new place of worship was not completed for twelve years due to the poverty of the people. The services were held in it although there was no floor or stove for warmth. A stove and other needed supplies were provided in 1778. It was considered one of the finest buildings in the settlement. The log church served a good purpose for sixty-seven years, after which it was sold for thirty dollars and moved four miles east where it became known as "Fetterhoff Chapel."
As the Lutheran congregation increased in number, a new church was required. The Lutheran and Reformed congregations again united in erecting another house in which to worship the God of their fathers.The corner-stone of the brick church was laid in May 1833. It was built in the form of a parallelogram, with the pulpit at one end, the doors at the other, surrounded by a spacious gallery. The dedication service was held on November 24th of the same year. The building was constructed for approximately $3,000.
On August 20, 1928, extensive improvements were started on the brick church. An addition was added to the front for two class rooms, and a double door entrance replaced the two individual front doors. New pews were placed in the main body of the church with a three aisle arrangement instead of two. At this time the church was wired for electricity.
The Reverend Barbara Barry will be serving as Solomon's interim pastor starting in January 2022.
Our Church Offers...
Children's Church: Children's Church is offered from September through May during our 10:15 a.m Worship Service. All children ages 3-9 are invited to take part in our Children's Church Program. Prior to the first Scripture Reading, the children join our adult leaders for an age-appropriate Bible reading, activity/craft, and prayer. The children return to the sanctuary during the offering. (Please note: Due to the pandemic, we have temporarily suspended Children's Church.)
Vacation Bible School: This year's VBS "CELEBRATING GOD'S GREATNESS" was held in June 2022. Many thanks to all the volunteers who made this event possible.
SELTS: Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Teens
Sunday School: Sunday School is held at 9:00 a.m. during the months of September thru May.
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Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Church
4856 Wayne Road (Rt. 316)
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Phone: (717) 267-2266
Fax: (717) 267-7030