Announcement: COVID-19 Update
Due the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect the health and safety of all, St. John’s will continue Drive-In Worship at 10:30 AM in the parking lot until further notice. Please note that on May 24, St. Johns will move to worship service beginning at 9:30am
- We will not not approach your car in any way and please don’t approach anyone else’s.
- No bulletins will be handed out. Please see the “Events Calendar” for downloadable or text bulletin, or visit St. John’s Facebook page
- We will not distribute Holy Communion (we will have factory sealed host kits but will wait for the safe time to use them).
The Bulletins may be found on the “Events” Page on the specific day of the service. Upcoming service links are below:
- May 17 at 10:30am: https://stjohnstowamensing.org/events/drive-in-service-may-17/
- May 24 – note: TIME CHANGE TO 9:30am. Downloadable or Viewable Bulletin may be found here: https://stjohnstowamensing.org/events/drive-in-service-may-24-930am/
Churches are exempt from the lockdown ban but we will respect our leaders directives and conduct ourselves in an appropriate manner. If you choose to worship with us please stay in your cars and distance from others. Dark days are coming but we will keep turning toward the light. May our Lord Jesus have mercy on us and the whole world
Contact Pastor Jody at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information! Please note that the Sunday School building and its bathrooms will remain closed to protect the health and safety of all.
March 18, 2020
Please know that we at St. Johns care deeply about the health and wellness of our church community, and also the importance that faith and worship hold in your life. It is with deep sorrow that we have to announce that in order to follow the guidance of state and federal recommendations, St. John’s has made the difficult decision to suspend worship services. This goes into effect immediately and is applied to all formal gatherings, including Wednesdays during Lent and Sunday services. St. John’s is planning to recommence services for Palm Sunday (April 4). For pastoral emergencies please start by calling the church office (610-826-7766) or contacting Pastor Jody directly. He can be reached through email at email@example.com.
It is our hope that we can all work together to mitigate the spread of this invisible threat, and also stay strong in our faith and community. Please stay safe and well in God’s grace.
Sunday Mornings @ 10:30
What to Expect
As Lutherans, we do have a structure to our service, or “Liturgy”. But we know that not everyone is familiar with this structure, so everything is described in the bulletin! Even if it feels a little unfamiliar at first, our service is set up in a way that is both accessible and honors tradition.
You can expect the service to be about an hour long, with communion on the first Sunday of every month (and all who believe in Christ are welcome to celebrate communion). Sometimes we have celebrations mixed in the service such as a baptism or first communion, and these are opportunities for you to see how we celebrate life’s events within our community.
Worried about being new to church? We will welcome you in the way YOU want to be welcomed. If you want to engage fully right away, we will celebrate your bravery. If you are more timid and need some time to warm up, we won’t push you to participate more than you are ready. But know that here at St. John’s, we truly want you to feel welcome and appreciated just by your presence.
Second Sunday Contemporary Service
What is a Contemporary Service?
Our contemporary services use a variety of instruments including guitars, piano, and percussion to accompany praise songs. It is an accessible service that is relaxed and open, where we can sing and find fellowship together in the evening. Rather than a traditional sermon, we will use a contemplative style discussion around a particular theme or topic, led by the pastor. It is a time to welcome questions and find new information. But don’t worry – it is okay to just listen!
Worried about “fitting in”?
No matter your faith tradition, this contemporary community service is approachable, engaging, and ecumenical. We welcome all friends and visitors to worship with us.