Weisenberg Lutheran Church

7645 Weisenberg Church Road

New Tripoli, PA 18066

We invite you to become a part of our history and our story as we proclaim God’s victory in our setting and beyond!

 
1749 – Founded as a Union Church (Lutheran & Reformed congregations) with services in homes 1754 – First church building erected (logs and lumber) by oldest cemetery
1803 – Second church building erected (wood)
1830 – Third church building erected  (stone) at present site
1864 – Fourth (present) church building erected (brick & white steeple);
              main floor with balconies on three sides.  Cornerstone laid in 1866.
1911 – Dedicated new C. F. Durner pipe organ
1924 – Worship begun in English (only German used prior to this time) on alternating Sundays 1928 – Dedication of remodeled interior; three-sided balcony removed, second floor added to
              church, organ moved from balcony to present location, new altar, pulpit & pews added
1937 – Electricity installed in church and farm buildings; well dug on church property 
1956 – Memorial stained glass windows installed in sanctuary
1969 – Excavation of full basement and renovation of Sunday School rooms.
            Added rear stairway, organ rebuilt, entire building rewired
1978 – Installed kitchen in basement
1984 – (January 1) Formation of one Lutheran congregation, uniting the two congregations of
              the former Union Church into one.
            Pastor Raymond Hand installed as pastor.
1986 – School house renovated and rededicated.
1988 – Steeple lights installed
1991 – Renovations made to sanctuary and Sunday School auditorium
1995 – Barn and outbuildings removed from property 
1996 – Building addition completed and dedicated, adding an elevator, four classrooms,
              two offices, restrooms and a larger vestibule
1997 – Air conditioning installed in church 
1999 – 250th anniversary of Weisenberg Lutheran Church
            Stucco applied to church.  Steeple was refurbished.
2005 – Fire Alarm System installed.  School house floor and roof repaired.
2005 – Mission trip to Pass Christian, Mississippi (Hurricane Katrina)
2006 – Mission trip to Pass Christian, Mississippi (Hurricane Katrina)
            Formation of Sons of a Carpenter
            ELCA Youth Gathering in San Antonio, Texas
2007 – Began use of Evangelical Lutheran Worship Book
            Mission trip to Pass Christian, Mississippi (Hurricane Katrina)
            Fiberglass steeple replaced wooden steeple
2008 – Carillon bell system installed and dedicated
            East parking lot completed with wall, fence and lighting.
            Picnic pavilion destroyed by storm
            Parsonage renovated and restored.
2009 – Celebrated 25 years as a new Lutheran congregation
            25th Anniversary for Pastor Ray at Weisenberg Lutheran Church
            ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans
            Constructed new multi-purpose shed.
            Area food pantry established at Christ’s Church at Lowhill
2010 – Softball Team: Lehigh Valley Church Softball League Champions
            Leo Kressley becomes first known church member centenarian
2011 – C. F. Durner Pipe Organ is 100 years old
            Softball Team repeats as League Champion
2012 – ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans
            Softball Team won the Faith, Fellowship and Sportsmanship Award
2013 – Favorite Recipes Cookbook, CD and E-Reader download
            Softball Team: Lehigh Valley Church Softball League Champions
2014 – 30th Anniversary of new congregation
            Dedicated new Digital Protégé 227e Allen Organ, AV System (including 2 sanctuary TV’s
              & 1 in social room) and sanctuary renovation (modified altar floor, new paint & carpet)
2015 – ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit, Michigan
            Softball Team won the Faith, Fellowship and Sportsmanship Award
            Pastor Guy celebrated his 40th anniversary of Ordination
2016 – Dedicated Flag Pole Monument – Eagle Scout Project by Derek Dengler
            Renovated Tractor Shed with siding, overhead garage doors, soffit lighting & cupolas
2017 – Remodeled old foyer and bathrooms by old foyer
            Installed new lighting in social room
            500th Reformation Anniversary
            Dedicated Military Recognition Monument – Eagle Scout Project by Darren Dengler
            New church website www.weisenbergchurch.org and Facebook page
2018 – Pastor Ray celebrated his 40th anniversary of Ordination
            ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston
            Softball Team: Lehigh Valley Church Softball League Champions and
              won the Faith, Fellowship and Sportsmanship Award
            Held our first Wreaths Across America program
2019 – 35th Anniversary of new congregation
            35th Anniversary for Pastor Ray at Weisenberg Lutheran Church
            270th Anniversary since the founding of our church
            Installed new lighting in basement
            Softball Team: Lehigh Valley Church Softball League Champions
 

Pastors coming soon

Organists

Under Construction

Under Construction