WELCOME TO ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH
We are a community of faith strengthened by the incredible history gifted to us through God's grace. We are a worshiping community that has worshiped together for more than 250 years. And even though our building may be old, our Spirit isn’t. We continue to offer God's Word and Sacrament to the community and the world we live in. We hope that the welcome we speak to you is one that looks and feels like a welcome that comes to you from God. Whenever or however you choose to be with us, may you know that God has a special place and love for you.
RESPONSE TO COVID-19
— IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT --
COVID-19 Task Force Recommendations: (updated on November 24th, 2020)
St. John’s COVID-19 Task Force unanimously agreed to the following: St. John’s has moved into its soft green phase for worship and church activities. The Green Phase will allow for in-person indoor worship with masks in place while in the building. Worship will be in the Sanctuary with no more than 70 people in attendance. An overflow is created in the Fellowship Hall where the service will be livestreamed and projected on a monitor. Committee meetings will resume in-person gatherings and follow CDC guidelines. Sunday School will remain on a virtual platform until further notice. Worship will also continue online through Zoom, Facebook and YouTube.
In Person Worship at St. John's
Join us at St. John's at 10:00am for IN Person Worship. We will be in the Sanctuary once again! Masks will be required to be worn. Communion will be shared at the end of the service. Please sign up below and tell us you are planning to join us.
Christmas Blessings Express and Mitten Tree
This year for our Christmas gift collection and helping those in need we will be collecting new and unwrapped gifts for New Hope Ministries and their Christmas Blessings Express distribution. A suggestion of gifts is located below. We will also have a Mitten Tree and we are seeking donations of new winter gloves and hats which will be donated to a local school district. Donations for Christmas Blessing Express are due by Sunday, December 6th. Both collections will on the church stage in the Fellowship Hall.
Visit the New Hope Ministries website if you are interested in volunteering during the Holiday Season. https://nhm-pa.org/nhm/holiday-giving-2020/
Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer Meeting
Stay Safe. Stay Home. But with technology we can still get together. Join us on Wednesday morning at 10:00am via Zoom for a time of Bible Study and Prayer. To join us via Zoom click here or go to the Zoom app and use—Meeting ID: 907 836 5134 & Password: 407818
Mobile Food Pantry- Volunteer to Help!
The Abbottstown/ East Berlin Food Pantry will be open, but all volunteers are being asked to practice safe social distancing. In addition, guests will be instructed to stay in their cars and will receive food outside.
Wednesday, December 2 from 3pm to 5pm at
Trinity Lutheran Church, East Berlin.
Thursday, December 3 from 3pm to 4pm at
St. John's, Abbottstown
*Volunteers are being asked to arrive at 2:30pm and please don't enter buildings. Also, if you are sick or at high risk, please stay home.
Next Laundry Love - January 5th
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic St. John's has modified how it offers Laundry Love. On Tuesday, January 5th members from St. John's will be at the Laundry Mat in Spring Grove from 5:30pm till 7:00pm and offer rolls of quarters and laundry pods to anyone in need. We recommend kids stay at home if at all possible.
Support our Mission
Your donations support our ministry. Give a one-time gift or set up weekly giving.
Sunday, December 6
2nd Sunday of Advent
Virtual Sunday School @ 9:00am
In-Person Worship w/ Communion & YouTube Live @ 10:00am
Online Worship (Facebook and Zoom) @ 11:00am
Every Friday @ 7:00 PM
AA & Al-Anon Meeting