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

Social distancing encouraged.  Masks not 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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Upcoming Events

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.


Sept 12

Pig Roast aka Church Picnic

Following worship in the Fellowship Hall/Grove

Menu - Pork, rolls, sauce, cheese potatoes, cole slaw, baked beans, dessert and beverages.

Sign up sheets in Narthex.

Nothing to bring but yourselves.  Free Will offering will be accepted.


Sept 26

Cancelled - Vickie Kissinger and Dr. Jun Chon in Concert - Cancelled

Due to the the rise of new and breakthrough Covid cases

 this concert has been cancelled.  

It is possible it will be rescheduled in the Spring.


Sep 28

LWR Quilting at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Adamstown

9:00 am - Noon

Other dates - September 7, September 28, October 5 (for quilt packing)

Items Needed for 

LWR and Brecknock Elementary School Kits

Imagine having to choose between a meal or purchasing a notebook.  

LWR School Kits are sent to places where even the few required school supplies may be more than a family can afford.  Pencils and paper can help write a positive future even for local scholars.

  • Four '70-sheet' notebooks of wide or college-ruled paper, approximately 8”x 10.5“; no loose-leaf paper
  • One 30-centimeter ruler, or a ruler with centimeters on one side and inches on the other
  • Five black or blue ballpoint pens, secured together by a rubber band – no gel ink
  • Five un-sharpened #2 pencils with erasers, secured together by a rubber band
  • One blunt safety scissors with embedded steel blades
  • One box of 16 or 24 crayons
  • One pencil sharpener
  • One 2½” eraser

New items only that do not have any religious symbols or messages,  US flags, patriotic or military symbols or references to armed forces, including camouflage.

Mark donations to this project as either LWR or Brecknock Elementary.   

Please contact Sandy Sampson if you have questions.

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 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.

Words From Our Customers

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

never alone.

Martin Luther