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)

The history of St. James Lutheran Church, Muncy, goes back to 1842 on Smoke Hill, where the first building was erected. They were the fourth congregation to organize in the Williamsport District, after St. John’s, Montgomery, Frieden’s Lutheran, Liberty, and Bethany, Montoursville. The first pastor of St. James was Gustavus Shultze from Warsaw, Poland, who […]

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St.  James Lutheran Church, Muncy (Pennsdale)