St. John Center Lutheran Church

Called by God to share the Good News of Jesus Christ

celebrating our 200th anniversary

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We are the church that believes God is calling us into the work - together.

And, you are welcome here!

What to expect on a Sunday morning

This Week at SJCL

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.


Oct 10

Choir Practice

Thursdays at 7:00 pm

October 10th and 24th

November 7th and 21st

December 5th, 12th, and 19th

*December 24th - 6:20 pm - practice; 6:45 pm - Carol Sing


Oct 12

"Hands of Hope" Prayer Shawl Ministry

9:00 am - Noon

2nd Saturday of the month at Ephrata Manor Chapel


Oct 17

Sub Sale

Pick up at Church after 4:00 pm

$5.00 each

Turkey, Italian, Baked Ham, Roast Beef, Vegetarian or American

Lettuce, Tomato and Onion packed separately


Oct 19

Fall Festival and Pig Roast

5:00 pm 

Pig Roast followed by Scary Stories from the Bible, Games and Hayride

Free Will Offering will benefit the Chair Lift Fund


Nov 9

TO BE RESCHEDULED - "Together Again" Concert 

The concert that was scheduled for Saturday, November 9th with Vickie Kissinger and Dr. Jun Chon will be rescheduled in Spring 2020.  There will NOT be a concert on Saturday, November 9th.


Nov 17

Thanksgiving Dinner

Following Worship in the Fellowship Hall 


Dec 7

Bus Trip to New York City

6:30 am - Depart for The Big Apple

5:00 pm - Depart for home

Day is yours to do as you please

Lutheran World Relief

Ongoing Soap Collection

New bars of soap

Any size

Any brand

Collection box next to the water cooler.

200th Anniversary Celebration Events

Fall Festival with Pig Roast, 

Hay Ride, and Scary Stories 

from the Bible

Saturday, October 19th

Thanksgiving Dinner

Sunday, November 17th

New York City Bus Trip

Saturday, December 7th

"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.

What does the ELCA mean to you?

Words From Our Customers

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

never alone.

Martin Luther