Church of the Mediator

Putting Faith Into Action Allentown, PA
Church of the Mediator
Church of the Mediator
Church of the Mediator
Church of the Mediator
Church of the Mediator
Church of the Mediator
Church of the Mediator
Church of the Mediator

Who We Are

The Episcopal Church of the Mediator is a welcoming community of faith empowered by the Holy Spirit, celebrating and proclaiming God's love as we minister in the parish, the community and the world.

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational, Young families

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Addiction/Recovery, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Choir, Nursery, Adult Education, Disability, Seniors Ministry, Faith and Work

Music
Traditional Hymns, Organ, Chanting, Psalms a capella, Contemporary

Denomination
Episcopal

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
1863

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
1620 W Turner Street
Allentown, PA 18102

Phone
610-434-0155

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
During the school years, we have two major services on Sunday: 8:00am & 10:15am, each service include Holy Eucharist. Our first service is a quiet, more contemplative gathering and we use Rite I, a service with older language. At 10:15am the organ and choir lead the Rite II service in song. Children are welcome to attend either service as the Sunday School hour happens in between the services. A nursery is available beginning at 9:00am through the 10:15am service.

What is the community like?
In the contemporary world, we often spend time isolated from people who are different from us. But a church family is one place where we come together in diversity - young and old and from different backgrounds and with different lifestyles and outlooks. Mediator is large enough to offer diversity and small enough to make you feel cared for - as if you truly are in a loving, extended family.

What if I'm not a Christian?
No matter what your faith tradition is, you may find our church a comfortable place. Our worship service hearkens back to the beginnings of the Christian church with its beautiful liturgy of praise, scripture readings and prayers. From the music to the "passing of the peace" the purpose of the service is to uplift your spirit and connect you to God and others.

Leadership View all

Maria Tjeltveit

The Reverend Canon Maria W. E. Tjeltveit is the rector of The Episcopal Church of the Mediator, having begun her ministry on September 1, 1999. (Her first name is pronounced "Mariah" and her last name is pronounced "Chelt vate".) Maria is a member of the Moravian-Episcopal dialogue on the national level and is active in Jewish-Christian and Muslim-Christian dialogue. She has been appointed by the Bishop to be the Ecumenical and Interfaith Officer for the Diocese of Bethlehem. She graduated from Swarthmore College and the Berkeley/Yale Divinity School. Before coming to Mediator, she served at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Charleston, West Virginia; St Paul's Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia; and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Harrington Park, New Jersey.

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