Pastor’s Message

Peace to you!

For the past couple of weeks, I have been thinking about “What is community?” The Webster Dictionary defines community as a unified body of individuals with a common interest or living together within a larger society.  In this upcoming year, I would like for us to dwell on community. God acts to restore, renew and redeem us in community. Community is a true blessing that God gives us, to teach what it means to love each other do great work for the neighbor.

I attended Drum Circle for the first time. It was amazing to see many people there with their own rhythm with a common purpose to have fun and make a lot of noise. There was something prayerful about Drum Circle…making a joyful noise to the Lord with all different kinds of people with a common purpose.

As a community we are gathering pencils, notebooks, crayons etc. for a common purpose. This purpose is for children to have what they need for the upcoming school year.  It is very important for our education system for children to have what they need for advancement.  We as a community are making sure children are getting an education.

My prayer for the upcoming year is for God to strengthen us in community to serve a common purpose…our neighbor!                                           Pastor Santiago



Hello, my name is Rev. Rashion Santiago. I am from Reading, Pa. I am a graduate of Reading Senior High School, attended Trinity Lutheran College, and graduated from Philadelphia Lutheran Seminary. I currently reside in Allentown for the past 5 years. I enjoy laughter and seeing smiles. I really enjoy seeing God interact in people’s lives. It gives me a fuller picture of who we are and who God is. I am a proud parent of a Yorkie named Roscoe.

I am really excited to see what God has in store for the ministry of Heidelberg. It will be exciting to seek the Lord’s face together.