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, Worship Services are available in the following formats:

Beginning Sunday, September 20th, Worship in the Sanctuary will be offered at 10:45 am.

Learn more about the Safety Practices in place to protect the health of our worshiping community.

Drive-In Worship on Sunday mornings at 10:45 am.

Arrive at the church parking lot between 10:30 and 10:40 am.  

Bring the Worship Booklet that was mailed to you.


Pre-recorded Worship Services available through the link located below.

Contact Pastor Tom at r[email protected] an accompanying worship booklet.

Listen to recorded Worship Services by telephone.

Dial 1-844-784-3503 to listen to Sunday Worship Services on your phone.  

If a password is needed, it is 4834.

Daily eMail devotions and home devotions.

Contact Pastor Tom at [email protected] 

if you would like to receive these daily e-mails.

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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

16th Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Click here for Accompanying Worship Booklet

Click here for Previous Sunday Worship Services

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Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world.

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Upcoming Events

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.


Oct 10

"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

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has issued a statement, "This is the Day," addressing racism, COVID-19 and 

the recent protests and violence in the U.S.

  "Out of my distress I called on the Lord" (Psalm 118:5).

We are a nation in distress. We are a church in distress. The coronavirus has killed 103,000 of us. The virus of racism has taken hundreds of thousands more throughout our history. Now these two deadly viruses converge. Under this distress the veneer of equality has cracked and we see the pain, anger and frustration of those who have been denied the rights and dignity so many of us expect and often take for granted.

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

never alone.

Martin Luther