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 encouraged, but not required.

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.

Online Giving is now 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.


Nov 21

Thanksgiving Dinner

Following worship in the Fellowship Hall

Sign up sheets posted

Free will offering

All invited!


Nov 28

Bell Choir Practice Resumes!

Following worship

Future dates - December 5, 12, 19, 23


Dec 2

Choir Practice Resumes!

6:30 pm

Future dates: December 9, 16, 23


Dec 5

Annual Congregational Meeting

Follows Worship service


Dec 24

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service

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

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

Christmas Toy Drive

Stocking Stuffer Items needed by December 2nd:

Chapstick, Nail Polish, School Supplies, Candy, Hair Accessories, 

Earrings, Card Games, Chewing Gum, Slinky, Magic Towels, 

Small Puzzles, Travel Size Hygiene Items, Etc.

Larger Gifts are also needed by December 2nd:

Legos for boys and girls

Body Lotion, Spray Kits for boys and girls

To​y Cars, Trucks or Trains

Dolls and Doll Houses


Portable Speakers

Basketball/Football/Soccer Ball

Action Figure Toys


Wireless Earbuds

Build Blocks

Throw Blankets/Pillows

Board and Card Games

Gift Cards

Jewelry Sets

Educational Baby Toys

Paw Partrol Toys

Arts and Craft Sets

Shopkin Toy Sets

Reading Books

Baseball Hats


Lutheran World Relief

Ongoing Soap Collection

New bars of soap

Any size

Any brand

Collection box next to the water cooler.

Bishop Eaton's Message

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