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, all Worship Services have been cancelled until further notice.

During this time, pre-recorded worship services will be available below.

Contact Pastor Tom at r[email protected] if you would like to receive an e-mail with daily devotions and links for recorded worship services and accompanying worship booklet.

Sadly, the decision has b​een made to cancel the

2020 Music in the Grove Season 

due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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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

Pentecost Sunday

Sunday, May 31, 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.


Jun 3

Virtual Bible Study - Romans

6:00 pm

via Zoom

Pastor Tom and Liz - Presenters

Email [email protected] or [email protected] for more information and the link to join the meeting


Jun 7

Music Sunday! - Postponed until further notice

10:45 am

St. John Center Lutheran

Community and Friends welcome!


Jun 13

"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


Sep 20

Community Hymn Sing

4:00 pm

St. John Center Lutheran

Community and Friends welcome!

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