St. John Center Lutheran Church

Called by God to share the Good News of Jesus Christ

Our Fait​h and Trust is in God during this Pandemic

In response to the Covid-19 virus, Worship Services are available in the following formats:

Worship in the Sanctuary will be offered at 10:45 am.

Learn more about the Safety Practices in place to protect the health of our worshiping community.

Drive-In Worship on Sunday mornings at 10:45 am.

Arrive at the church parking lot between 10:30 and 10:40 am.  

Bring the Worship Booklet that was mailed to you.


Pre-recorded Worship Services available through the link located below.

Contact Pastor Tom at r[email protected] for an accompanying worship booklet.

Listen to recorded Worship Services by telephone.

Dial 1-844-784-3503 to listen to Sunday Worship Services on your phone.  If a password is needed, it is 4834.

Daily eMail devotions and home devotions.

Contact Pastor Tom at [email protected] if you would like to receive these daily e-mails.

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We are the church that believes God 

is calling us into His work - together.

And, you are welcome here!

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This Sunday's Worship Service

25th Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, November 22, 2020

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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.


Dec 1

LWR Quilting at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Adamstown

9:00 am - Noon

at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Adamstown


1. Masks must be worn and we will limit the number of people helping, so please email Pastor Sandy to be placed on the list for the day.  [email protected]

2. We will not provide food/drink. Bring your own bottle of water/coffee.

3. We will social distance while working.


Dec 6

Annual Congregational Meeting

After Worship

Will be held in the Fellowship Hall to allow for social distancing


Dec 24

Christmas Eve Hymn Sing and Worship Service with Communion

4:00 - 4:45 pm - Christmas Carol Hymn Sing

5:00 - 5:45 pm - Christmas Worship Service with Communion

Will be held in the only in the parking lot (not in the Sanctuary).  You are free to sing outside of your card with a mask during the hymn sing, and during the Worship Service for "Silent Night" and the closing hymn.  Otherwise, the service will be broadcast by tuning to a radio station.  Battery-operated candles will be available for the singing of "Silent Night."


Jan 9

"Hands of Hope" Prayer Shawl Ministry - Postponed until further notice

9:30 am - 11:30 am

2nd Saturday of the month at Ephrata Manor Apartment Library

Bishop's Message on the Election 

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.

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Words From Our Customers

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

never alone.

Martin Luther