christian ministries


Caregivers meet for lunch at Hometown Restaurant with the purpose of sharing and supporting one another. All members are in a care-giving role with a spouse, child, parent or good friend. They gather at times determined by the group. The group shares scripture, readings and prayers as avenues to draw them closer to each other and to the Lord. Enjoying good conversation and Christian fellowship provides much needed respite from responsibilities. If you are a caregiver in need of support, please call Fern Baker at 717-838-1544 to join us.

Social Ministry

This active group of women and men, in cooperation with the Caring Cupboard, provide monthly Noon Meals in our multipurpose room, prepare food packages at Easter for families in Lebanon county, send care packages to our college freshmen, and coordinate Palm’s Little Angels Project, hurricane relief efforts, health and sewing kits, and Thanksgiving packages for those in need in Palmyra.

Shawl Ministry

This ministry knits and crochets prayer shawls to share the love of God; to comfort people during illness, surgery, grieving or other circumstances when they need a bit of love and support. The purpose is to let the recipients know they are loved and cared about through the shawls they receive. Open to all who knit or crochet whether or not they are members of Palm.

Sewing Group

Palm’s Sewing Group makes blankets for Lutheran World Relief using donated materials. The Social Ministry committee collects the blankets every October to be shipped to third world countries. The “knot & tie” method used in making the blankets requires no previous skills.

Stephen Ministry

Working within the congregation and the community, Stephen Ministry provides one-on-one caregiving that addresses the spiritual needs of those experiencing a change in life that causes anxiety or concern. Stephen Ministers make a two-year commitment to serve, beginning with sixty hours of training. Learn more about the ministry here.