St. John Center Lutheran Church
Called by God to share the Good News of Jesus Christ
celebrating our 200th anniversary
We do God's work in the world - restoring and reconciling communities.
We pursue justice and seek peace no matter how long the journey or wide the chasm.
Service In and Beyond
Stewardship | Giving
Third Sunday in October
St. John Center Walkers have participated in the New Holland Area CROP Walk for over 15 years and have raised well over $15,000 towards hunger relief both globally, through Lutheran World Relief and Church World Service, and locally, through the Northeast Lancaster County Food Bank.
This committee functions as a safe place for both congregational members and professional staff to voice joys, cares, and concerns about the life and ministry of the congregation.
Each committee member takes confidentiality very seriously. It is our goal to work for resolutions to conflict before ministry is impacted.
This committee oversees the finances of the church, establishes an annual budget and provides reports to the congregation.
"Hands of Hope"
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Meets the second Saturday of the month at the Apartments of Ephrata Manor
This group uses their gifts and talents to knit or crochet prayer shawls for those experiencing serious illness, grief or other difficult times in life - or for times of joy, such as marriage or the birth of a child.
In addition, this group supports local hospitals and cancer care centers by donating handmade scarves and caps, preemie hats and blankets.
This committee extends Christian compassion and helpfulness to all those in need, whether in our church, our community or around the world.
Most notably is their sponsorship of the annual Church Picnic and Ingathering Sunday.
Evangelism | Stewardship
This committee is responsible for efforts which lead to informed and grateful giving and the expression of Christian faith in daily living.
Northeast Lancaster County Food Bank
Located at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Terre Hill, the Food Bank is open the third Thursday of the month, 1:00 - 2:00 pm and 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
Contact Dixie Adams at 717.715.4628 if you or someone you know needs assistance.
Contact Jodi Ravert at 717.445.7061 if you want to volunteer at the Food Bank.
Women of the ELCA
This group provides funeral luncheons, refreshments for Lenten services, provides confirmation gifts and fruit and candy for our elderly and college students.
This committee supports the congregation and community at large by nurturing those in need within and outside the congregation by sponsoring our annual "God's Work. Our Hands". outreach program.
What happens when Lutherans unite to spend a Sunday in service?
Since 2013, ELCA members from across the country have gathered together in September to put their faith in action for
“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday.
Join SJCL September 9, 2018 for the next "God's work. Our hands." Sunday! We will be visiting the residents of Colonial Lodge and sharing personal care items with them to brighten their day.
What our customers are saying
God does not need
your good works,
but your neighbor does.