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 a 10:45 am

Masks and social distancing will be required.

Singing will be allowed.

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

The second floor Sanctuary is accessible by a chairlift.  

It is air-conditioned in the summer months.

An unstaffed nursery is available on the first floor.

First floor restrooms are not wheelchair accessible.

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More about This Week's worship at SJCL

Music in the Grove

2021 Schedule

Sunday, July 11

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Horst Brothers

Sunday, July 18

6:00 - 8:00 pm


Sunday, July 25

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Mike Hertzog Trio

Sunday, August 1

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Chestnut Ridge

Sunday, August 8

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Rick Lee and Potters Clay

Sunday, August 15

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Heart and Soul

Sunday, August 22

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Remington Ryde

Sunday, August 29

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Summit Hill

Sunday, September 5

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Crow Hill

Upcoming Events

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.


June 12

"Hands of Hope" Prayer Shawl Ministry - To be determined on the status of Ephrata Manor

9:30 am - 11:30 am

2nd Saturday of the month at Ephrata Manor Apartment Library

Bishop Eaton's Message

What it Means to be an ELCA Lutheran

Lutheran World Relief

Ongoing Soap Collection

New bars of soap

Any size

Any brand

Collection box next to the water cooler.

"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.

Words From Our Customers

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

never alone.

Martin Luther