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For over two centuries, people have gathered on this small hill to worship and praise the Lord.  Though many changes have taken place in the congregation, in the neighborhood and in the world, we remain committed to actively worshiping and serving our Lord Jesus Christ at St. John Center Lutheran Church.

If you are passionate about discerning your gifts for ministry and finding ways to use them, the members at St. John Center Lutheran open their hands in welcome to you.  

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Each Sunday, begins with a Gathering to review the day's Lessons at 9:30 am on the lower level of the church.

The Gathering is followed by Worship service at 10:15 am in the sanctuary on the upper level of the church.

Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month,

all Festival Sundays and weekly during Advent and Lent.

The sanctuary is air conditioned and handicapped accessible by chairlift.

​Restrooms on the lower level of the church are not accessible by wheelchair.

Handicapped accessible restrooms are available in the Fellowship Hall.

Little One's Sunday School is offered each Sunday.  Children will be gathered prior to the Sermon

and their time together will end at the conclusion of Worship.

Staffed nursery is available.

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.

Sun

Jan 27


Choir Rehearsal

Sundays following Worship

January 7, February 3 and 17, March 3

Tues

Jan 29


LWR Quilting at St. Paul's Lutheran, Adamstown

Tuesdays, January 29, February 5, February 26

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Lunch provided; all skill levels welcome!


Sun

Feb 3


Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner

Following worship

200th Anniversary Celebration Series

Reserve your seat by signing up


Sat

Feb 9


"Hands of Hope" Prayer Shawl Ministry

9:30 am - 11:30 am

2nd Saturday of the month at Ephrata Manor Apartments' Library

Feb 11

Feb 14


Bible Study

Mondays at 1:30 pm and Thursdays at 6:00 pm

Topic:  James


"SJCL E-Blast"

Click here to 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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Words From Our Customers

We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.​

Martin Luther