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Experiences of the Heart 

Virginia Giordano has lived a life of service in her church and community. Her career journey includes working as a legal secretary for a law firm as well as an administrative assistant at the U.S. Army College. She also served as state secretary for many years with N.A.R.F.E.*, but now focuses only on helping the local chapter. Additionally, she is secretary for the West Walnut Court Homeowner’s Association. The job she likes most, however, is keeping track of her large family, who live in places all across the country.

Her home church was Zion Lutheran in Newville, where she taught Sunday School and later became Superintendent there. Ginny then married and had 4 children. When they were older, she went on to marry Frank Giordano, who was a beloved Chief of the Carlisle Police Department for many years. “It was then that we transferred our memberships to St. Paul Lutheran,” she recalls. “We felt comfortable and included here.”

Nowadays, you will find her baking bread for communion and serving as a member of the Congregation Council for Christian Education. While people know that Sunday School has long been the cornerstone of generations teaching children about their faith, Ginny believes it also is an essential way for adults to connect with others’ thoughts, ideas, cultures, and questions about their beliefs. She invites not only members of the congregation, but also anyone who is seeking to grow spiritually to join her on Sunday mornings to do just that.

“Worshiping together as a church in person is one of the most powerful things we can do as the Body of Christ,” she says. “It is an experience of the heart that brings us closer to God.” *National Association of Retired Federal Employees