St John center lutheran church

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In-Person Sunday Worship Services

Sunday morning worship services will be celebrated in the Sanctuary, beginning at 11:00 am.

Social distancing encouraged.  

Masks optional.

Singing allowed if you are wearing a mask.


To limit personal contact, 

the collection plate, worship booklets, masks and hand sanitizers

are on the table in the Narthex.


Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of the month and all festival Sundays.

The second floor Sanctuary is accessible by a chairlift.  

Sanctuary is air-conditioned in the summer months.


An unstaffed nursery is available on the first floor.


First floor restrooms are located in the rear of the lower level 

and are not wheelchair accessible.

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.

Tues

Sep 27


Book Discussion Group - "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas (c2017)

7:00 pm 

Meeting at Pastor Sandy's home

Other meeting dates - Sept 27, Oct 4, Oct 18, and Oct 25


Purchase the book on your own or Pastor Sandy will order one for you at a cost of $12


This book deals with racial tensions and how people respond.  Please note that the book is filled with language that not everyone may be comfortable with, but this language is important to the book's story.


Chapter readings will be issued the week prior to the meeting.


A movie version is available on the Disney channel - but read the book first!

3:45 pm - St. John Center Lutheran Church, East Earl - Special Musical Prelude

4:00 pm - St. John Center Lutheran Church, East Earl

7:00 pm - St. Paul Lutheran Church, Adamstown


Tues

Sep 27


LWR Quilting at St. Paul's, Adamstown

9:00 am till Noon

Tuesday, September 27

In need of folks to sew quilt blocks into quilt tops.  Contact Pastor Sandy to volunteer.

3:45 pm - St. John Center Lutheran Church, East Earl - Special Musical Prelude

4:00 pm - St. John Center Lutheran Church, East Earl

7:00 pm - St. Paul Lutheran Church, Adamstown


Thurs

Sep 29


Choir Practice at St. John Center Lutheran

6:30 pm 


3:45 pm - St. John Center Lutheran Church, East Earl - Special Musical Prelude

4:00 pm - St. John Center Lutheran Church, East Earl

7:00 pm - St. Paul Lutheran Church, Adamstown


Sat

Oct 8


Hands of Hope - Prayer Shawl Ministry

Meets second Saturday of the month

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Ephrata Manor Apartments - Activity Room

email [email protected] for more details

3:45 pm - St. John Center Lutheran Church, East Earl - Special Musical Prelude

4:00 pm - St. John Center Lutheran Church, East Earl

7:00 pm - St. Paul Lutheran Church, Adamstown



What it Means to be an ELCA Lutheran

Center Union Cemetery

Call Becky at 717.354.5560 for information regarding the cemetery.

Inclement Weather

Unsure if 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.

Words From Our Customers

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

never alone.

Martin Luther