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This is Christ's Church!
There is a place for you

Sunday Worship Services

Sunday morning worship services

are held in the second-floor Sanctuary,

beginning at 11:00 am.


Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of the month

and all festival Sundays.

The Sanctuary is accessible

by  a chairlift and is air-conditioned

in the summer months.


An unstaffed nursery is available

on the first floor.


First floor restrooms are located

in the rear of the lower level;

however, they are not wheelchair accessible.

Sand Dunes

Upcoming Events

Honoring our Neighbor's Faith

A time to gather and reflect on our faith, the faith of others in our communities, and how we understand them.

Meetings held in-person at Pastor Sandy's home at 7:00 pm and via


Zoom meeting ID is 898 057 4398

and the password is 12345.

Monday, February 19th - Islam

Monday, February 26th - Judaism

Monday, March 4th - Buddhism and Hinduism

Monday, March 11th - Jehovah Witnesses and Latter-Day Saints

Monday, March 18th - Atheists and Unitarian Universalist

Monday, March 25th - Other groups; Summary, or make up day if there is inclement weather

Hands of Hope

Saturday, February, 10th

9:30 am - 11:30 am


Meetings held second Saturday of the month at Ephrata Manor

99 Bethany Road, Ephrata


Knitters and crocheters welcome!

Souper Bowl Sunday

Sunday, February 11th

Follows worship

St. John Center Lutheran Church

Admission - one can of soup which will be donated to the Food Bank

Sign up sheet in the Sunday School area

LWR Quilting

Tuesday, February 6th

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Tuesday, February 20th

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Purple Curtain

Lenten Worship Services

Theme - Open My Life, Lord

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 14th

7:00 pm

St. John Center Lutheran Church

Cluster Worship Service

Wednesday, February 21st

7:00 pm

Faith United Lutheran Church, Denver

Pastor Scott Brubaker, Preacher

Theme - Open My Eyes, Lord

Cluster Worship Service

Wednesday, February 27th

7:00 pm

Bergstrasse  Lutheran Church, Ephrata

Pastor Marissa Becklin, Preacher

Theme - Open My Hands, Lord

Cluster Worship Service

Wednesday, March 6th

7:00 pm

Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, Denver

Pastor Jim Goodyear, Preacher

Theme - Open My Ears, Lord

Cluster Worship Service

Wednesday, March 13th

7:00 pm

Mellinger's Lutheran Church, Shoeneckr

Pastor Sandy Gideon, Preacher

Theme - Open My Heart, Lord

Cluster Worship Service

Wednesday, March 20th

7:00 pm

St. John Center Lutheran Church, East Earl

Pastor Peter Schwabe-Fry, Preacher

Theme - Open My Life, Lord

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, March 28th

7:00 pm

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Adamstown

Joint service

Good Friday

Friday March 29th

3:00 pm

St. John Center Lutheran Church - Cemetery

(20 minute spoken service

Easter Sunday

Sunday, March 31st

3:00 pm

St. John Center Lutheran Church

Ascension of Our Lord

Thursday, May 9th

7:00 pm

Swamp Lutheran Church, Reinholds

Pastor Tim Craven, Preacher

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Living Lutheran

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Living Lutheran magazine

What it means to be an ELCA Lutheran

Center Union Cemetery

Call Tom at 717.445.4580 for information regarding the

Center Union Cemetery.

Inclement Weather

Unsure if 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.

We are saved by faith alone,

but the faith that saves

is never alone.

 - Martin Luther

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