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St. John Center Lutheran Church

599 Reading Rd

East Earl PA  17519

Office | 717.445.5505

Vicar Mark's Office Hours | Monday through Wednesday - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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599 Reading Road

East Earl PA  17519


(555) 444-3333
(888) 555-4444
[email protected]


Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sat: 9:00am - 1:00 pm
Sun: Closed


Welcome to Vicar Mark Fischer

Vicar Mark


I am a life-long Lutheran who has taken a very long and winding road to enter candidacy and to seek ordination as a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  I am a multi-career person who has answered God's call after many years of resistance.  Read more...

The Rev. Thomas Darr


Pastor Tom was born August 16, 1950 in York Pa. He graduated for Dallastown Area High School in 1968 and from York College of Pennsylvania in 1974 with a degree in Accounting.  Some 26 years later, Pastor Tom received his Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, which is now a theological school of Lenoir Rhyne University.

Prior to graduating from seminary Pastor Tom married Elizabeth in 1995 and brought together a blended family with five children.  Since that time, those five children have started families and Tom and Liz are the proud grandparents of 13 grandchildren.

Pastor Tom's first call in ministry was in Clearfield, PEnnsylvania, at St. John Lutheran Church.  While there he was involved with the youth, community service, as well as, serving as a volunteer chaplain at the local hospital.  In the fall of 2002, he was called to Angel of Joy Lutheran Church in Lufkin Texas.   Angel of Joy had just come off mission status shortly before his arrival so a large portion of his duties were pastoral guidance, both spiritually and administratively.  Also during his stay the two hurricanes, Katrina and Rita, came to the area which affected his congregation. 

In the summer of 2006, Pastor Tom was called to Flohr's Lutheran Church near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  His vision there was to journey with them in discovering how God's Word was redefining their purpose and ministry within their community setting.  Besides serving at Flohrs, Pastor Tom also enjoyed serving the greater community.  He was instrumental in starting a backpack ministry for the local elementary school that both feeds and clothes needy children.  He was involved in a cooperative interdenominational midweek youth group called Slice of Faith, a cooperative confirmation program of 10 churches with six pastors and 25 youth.  He was also a member of a local Lions club, and served as an associate chaplain at Gettysburg Hospital. 

Recently Pastor Tom, completed a brief pastorate at Trinity Lutheran in Topton, Pennsylvania.

Pastor Tom enjoys music of all kinds, plays the guitar whenever possible.  He loves the out of doors, taking walks with Elizabeth and just being in the mountains.  He is a trout fisherman and a diehard Atlanta Braves fan.  He is an avid reader, has his own website, where he posts a daily devotional under .  

His most favorite thing though is spending quality time with the love of his life Liz. Read more...

Our Staff


Mark Fischer



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Contact Vicar Mark if you are in need of pastoral care or would like a visit.

Vickie Kissinger

Director of Music

Bernadette Bauer

Church Secretary 

 Our Congregational Council

Jack Weaver | Council President


Contact President Weaver if you have questions 

or comments for the church.

Dick Raffauf | Vice President

Jodi Ravert | Council Secretary

Sandy Sampson | Treasurer - [email protected]

Alvin McCoy | Financial Secretary

Tammy Weaver

Jenn Lefever-Martin

Cathie Weinhold

Thomas Wentzel

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To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life
as prayer

Martin Luther