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 optional.

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.

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

2022 Music in the Grove Schedule

All programs are 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm


Refreshments are available  for purchase 

from 5:00 pm till 7:45 pm


Bring your own lawn chairs


Handicap restrooms are available


In the event of rain, programs will be held 

in the Fellowship Hall


Social distancing is appreciated - 

Please follow current CDC Guidelines

Sunday, August 14

Rick Lee and Potter's Clay

Sunday, August 21

Summit Hill

Sunday, August 28

Tim and Kim Craven


School Kit Items Being Collected for LWR and/or a Local School

  • 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 side
  • One pencil sharpener
  • Five unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers, secured together by a rubber band
  • Five black or blue ballpoint pens, secured together by a rubber band – no gel ink
  • One blunt safety scissors with embedded steel blades
  • One box of 16 or 24 crayons
  • One 2½” eraser

Please - 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 LS for local school.


Upcoming Events

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.

Tues

Aug 16


LWR Quilting at St. Paul's, Adamstown

9:00 am till Noon

In need of folks to sew quilt blocks into quilt tops.  Contact Pastor Sandy to volunteer.

3:45 pm - St. John Center Lutheran Church, East Earl - Special Musical Prelude

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

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


Tues

Aug 30


Book Discussion Group - "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas (c2017

7:00 pm 

Meeting at Pastor Sandy's home

Other meeting dates - Sept 6, Sept 20,  Sept 27, Oct 4, Oct 18, and Oct 25


Purchase the book on your own or Pastor Sandy will order one for you at a cost of $12


This book deals with racial tensions and how people respond.  Please note that the book is filled with language that not everyone may be comfortable with, but this language is important to the book's story.


Chapter readings will be issued the week prior to the meeting.


A movie version is available on the Disney channel - but read the book first!

3:45 pm - St. John Center Lutheran Church, East Earl - Special Musical Prelude

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

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


Sept

10


Hands of Hope - Prayer Shawl Ministry

Meets second Saturday of the month

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Ephrata Manor Apartments - Activity Room

email [email protected] for more details

3:45 pm - St. John Center Lutheran Church, East Earl - Special Musical Prelude

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

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


Sun

Sept 11


St John Center Lutheran Church Pig Roast and Picnic

Following worship

Sign up sheet available in the narthex, but come even if you didn't get a chance to sign up


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

Free Will offering to benefit church's general fund


Questions - 717-445-0857


Please bring your own lawn chairs

Free Will offering

Handicap accessible restrooms available

Concession stand with light refreshments


Questions - 717-354-6575 or [email protected]

3:45 pm - St. John Center Lutheran Church, East Earl - Special Musical Prelude

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

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


Sun

Sept 18


Ahava' in Concert in the Grove at St. John Center Lutheran Church

Enjoy Traditional, Gospel and Contemporary Christian music


5:00 pm 


Please bring your own lawn chairs

Free Will offering

Handicap accessible restrooms available

Concession stand with light refreshments


Questions - 717-354-6575 or [email protected]

3:45 pm - St. John Center Lutheran Church, East Earl - Special Musical Prelude

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

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


Thurs

Sept 15 & Sept 29


Choir Practice at St. John Center Lutheran

6:30 pm 


3:45 pm - St. John Center Lutheran Church, East Earl - Special Musical Prelude

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

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


Sept

19-24


Free Community Outgrown Exchange at St. Paul's, Adamstown

Tuesday, September 19 - Donations accepted 9 1m till 1:00 pm

Wednesday, September 20 - closed

Thursday, September 22 - 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm - Donations and Shopping

Friday, September 23 - 9:00 am till 1:00 pm - Donations and Shopping

Saturday, September 24 - 8:00 am till Noon - Shopping only


Donations of clean clothing for all ages, clean toys and household items accepted.  

No TVs , computers or electronics accepted.

Leftover items will be donated to various charities.

3:45 pm - St. John Center Lutheran Church, East Earl - Special Musical Prelude

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

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



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