"We are the church that shares a living, 

daring confidence in God's grace."

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Each Sunday begins with at 9:30 am with The Gathering on the lower level of the church 

to review the day's Lessons .

The Gathering is followed by Worship service at 10:15 am 

in the sanctuary on the upper level of the church.

Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month,

all Festival Sundays and weekly during Advent and Lent.

The sanctuary is air conditioned and handicapped accessible by chairlift.

​Restrooms on the lower level of the church are not accessible by wheelchair.

Handicapped accessible restrooms are available in the Fellowship Hall.

Little One's Sunday School is offered each Sunday. Children will be gathered prior to the Sermon

and their time together will end at the conclusion of Worship.

Staffed nursery is available.

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Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world.


More about This Week's worship at SJCL

Upcoming Events

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.

Sat

Jun 22


Fellowship Dinner

5:00 pm

Yoder's Restaurant

Sign up ends June 16th

Sun

Jun 23


Bishop James Dunlop Presiding and Preaching at Worship

10:15 am

Sat

Jul 13


"Hands of Hope" Prayer Shawl Ministry

9:30 am - 11:30 am

2nd Saturday of the month at Ephrata Manor Apartments' Library

Mon - Fri

Jul 15

Aug 5


CrossNet Summer Lunch Program

SJCL Volunteers needed for weeks of July 15th and August 5th, 11:30 - 12:30, two volunteers per day

Sign up sheets will be available closer to the event

Music in the Grove

Sun 

Jun 9th

6:00 pm - New Found Grass

w/ The Justin Trio

Sun

Jun 16th

6:00 pm - Heart and Soul Bluegrass

w/ The Justin Trio

Sun

Jun 23

6:00 pm - Crow Hill

w/ The Justin Trio

Sun

Jun 30

6:00 pm - Chestnut Ridge

w/ The Justin Trio

Sun

Jul 7

6:00 pm - Horst Brothers

w/ The Justin Trio

Sun

Jul 14

6:00 pm - Sunnyside

w/ The Justin Trio

Sun

Jul 21

6:00 pm - Hertzog Trio

w/ The Justin Trio

Sun

Jul 28

6:00 pm - Summit Hill

w/ The Justin Trio

Sun

Aug 4

6:00 pm - Amazing Grass

w/ The Justin Trio

Sun

Aug 11

6:00 pm - Potters Clay and

Pine Ridge Ramblers

w/ The Justin Trio

Sun

Aug 18

6:00 pm - Remington Ryde

w/ The Justin Trio

Vacation Bible School

July 15-19, 2019

"God's Good Creation"

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

All children, ages 3-13, are invited


This year's program celebrates the animals that God has created and how animals help us and our neighbors.


Stories, games, crafts and fun for all!


Call Jodi at 717.445.7061 for enrollment informantion.


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200th Anniversary Celebration Events

Make It, Take It

Saturday, June 15th


Strawberry Festival

Sunday, June 2nd


Bishop James Dunlop Visits

Sunday, June 23rd


Music in the Grove

Sundays during June, July and 

August


Polka Mass

Sunday, August 



Annual Church Picnic

Sunday, September 8th


Scary Stories in the Graveyard

Sunday, October 27th


Old Time Service

Sunday, September 15th


Community Hymn Sing

Sunday, September 22nd


Organ Recital by Dr. Horton

Sunday, October 6th


Thanksgiving Dinner

Sunday, November 17th


Vacation Bible School

July 15th through 19th


New York City Bus Trip

Sunday, December 7th


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School Kit Collections

Ongoing collections during the Summer months for Lutheran World Relief School Kits and 

supplies for children at Brecknock Elementary School.

Details on What is Needed

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Soap Collections

A box is located on the first floor near the water cooler to drop off donations of new bars of soap (any size) to be sent to Lutheran World Relief.

Learn More

"SJCL E-Blast"

Subscribe to St. John Center's weekly e-mail, filled with current worship information and upcoming events.  Type the word "Subscribe" in the subject line.

Inclement Weather

Unsure if Sunday School and/or worship services are cancelled due to inclement weather?  Simply call the church office at 717.445.5505.  The voice mail message will be updated by 8:00 am on the day in question.

Center Union Cemetery

Call Becky at 717.354.5560 for information regarding the cemetery.

What does the ELCA mean to you?

Words From Our Customers

We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is

never alone.

Martin Luther