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The Upper Susquehanna Synod (USS) is one of the 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Our mission is to have synod members grow as disciples of Jesus, as they serve together to make Christ known. Our synod in north central Pennsylvania includes 124 congregations in the counties of Mifflin, Juniata, Snyder, Union, Northumberland, Columbia, Montour, Lycoming, Clinton, and Tioga. Explore this site to learn more about us, find a congregation, discover resources, or read our publications. Come and see how “God’s work. Our hands” looks in the Upper Susquehanna Synod!

Featured Congregations

St. James Lutheran Church, Muncy (Pennsdale)

St. James (White) Lutheran Church was organized in 1842 in the old Smoke Hill schoolhouse located about one mile north of the present church building. In 1845 the Rev, Gustavus Schultze, who organized the church, became its first pastor. He was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1779 and was a circuit rider in the Williamsport […]

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St.  James Lutheran Church, Muncy (Pennsdale)