Our Hands.

We do God's work in the world - restoring and reconciling communities.

We pursue justice and seek peace no matter how long the journey or wide the chasm.

Service In and Beyond

Service

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Fellowship 


Stewardship | Giving 


 CROP Walk

Third Sunday in October

St. John Center Walkers have participated in the New Holland Area CROP Walk for over 15 years and have raised well over $15,000 towards hunger relief both globally, through Lutheran World Relief and Church World Service, and locally, through the Northeast Lancaster County Food Bank.

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Mutual Ministry

This committee functions as a safe place for both congregational members and professional staff to voice joys, cares, and concerns about the life and ministry of the congregation.


Each committee member takes confidentiality very seriously. It is our goal to work for resolutions to conflict before ministry is impacted.

Finance

This committee oversees the finances of the church, establishes an annual budget and provides reports to the congregation.

"Hands of Hope"

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Meets the second Saturday of the month at the Apartments of Ephrata Manor

This group uses their gifts and talents to knit or crochet prayer shawls for those experiencing serious illness, grief or other difficult times in life - or for times of joy, such as marriage or the birth of a child.


In addition, this group supports local hospitals and cancer care centers by donating handmade scarves and caps, preemie hats and blankets.  

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Social Ministry

This committee extends Christian compassion and helpfulness to all those in need, whether in our church, our community or around the world.


Most notably is their sponsorship of the annual Church Picnic and Ingathering Sunday.

Evangelism | Stewardship

This committee is responsible for efforts which lead to informed and grateful giving and the expression of Christian faith in daily living. 

Northeast Lancaster County Food Bank

Located at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Terre Hill, the Food Bank is open the

third Thursday of the month, 1:00 - 2:00 pm and 4:00 - 6:00 pm.


Contact Dixie Adams at 717.715.4628 if you or someone you know needs assistance. 


Contact Jodi Ravert at 717.445.7061 if you want to volunteer at the Food Bank.

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Women of the ELCA

This group provides funeral luncheons, refreshments for Lenten services, provides confirmation gifts and fruit and candy for our elderly and college students.

Outreach

This committee supports the congregation and community at large by nurturing those in need within and outside the congregation by sponsoring our annual "God's Work. Our Hands". outreach program.

God's Work.  Our Hands 

Sunday - September 10, 2017

Lots of busy hands made a difference 

in our community!

The three founding members of the Prayer Shawl Ministry show off their hands and some of the 60 scarves the group made to support the Breast Cancer Coalition.


Gift bags were filled with toiletries and puzzle books for the residents of Colonial Lodge.


On the road to Colonial Lodge!  On a mission to surprise the residents!  Job well done!

What happens when Lutherans unite to spend a Sunday in service?

Since 2013, ELCA members from across the country have gathered together in September to put their faith in action for 

“God’s work.  Our hands.” Sunday. 


Join SJCL September 10, 2017 for the next "God's work. Our hands." Sunday!  We will be visiting the residents of Colonial Lodge and sharing personal care items with them to brighten their day.

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God does not need your good works, bu​t your neighbor does.

Martin Luther