News and Upcoming Events


One Night in Bethlehem 2019 - Friday and Saturday

December 13th and December 14th - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Beth2018St. John Lutheran Church, 2580 Mt. Rose Ave, will host One Night in Bethlehem, a family Christmas event for all ages, on Friday, December 13th, and Saturday, December 14th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm both nights.  Visitors may arrive anytime between those hours.  One Night in Bethlehem is an interactive walk through Bethlehem with a live nativity and animals. The village experience features wood working, weaving, a Jewish family home, Roman soldiers, market foods to sample, and more.  After visiting Bethlehem, guests will walk through the dark night to see shepherds, a stable, and the newborn baby.  Wisemen will share their story and guide everyone to the sanctuary for a few moments of reflection.  All are invited afterwards to the St. John Fellowship Hall for hot chocolate and Christmas cookies.  For more info, call the church office at 717 840-0382.  Registration is not required.

 

Advent Wednesdays 2019 - Arise and Shine

Adventwed2019Mid-week Advent worship will be held Wednesdays, December 4th, December 1th, and December 18th. 


Dec 4th - Rising LightIsaiah 60:1

Dec 11th - Reflected LightZechariah 9:16

Dec 18th - Eternal LightDaniel 12:3



Advent Sundays 2019 - Are You Ready?

Advent2019Sunday Advent worship series begins December 8th - 8:30am Traditional Service and 11am Contemporary Service with communion at both services.


Dec 8th - The Anticipation1 Peter 1:3-12
Dec 15th - An Unexpected BreakthroughLuke 2: 8-14
                                                        Dec 22nd -  MagnifyLuke 1:46-56


Christmas Eve Worship - Tuesday, December 24, 2019

sample4St. John Lutheran Church, 2580 Mt. Rose Ave, will have two Christmas Eve Services:  a Contemporary Candlelight Service with Communion at 5:00pm; and a Traditional Candlelight Service with Communion at 8:00pm.  Pre-service music featuring the choir, soloists, brass ensemble, and organ music begins at 7:30pm.  For complete worship schedule visit our Worship page.


                             Sunday School - 10am to 10:45am

                                                                  September to May
Sunday School at St. John includes high energy songs and creative lessons.  Sunday School starts at 10am, classes are broken down by age, and meet in designated classrooms.    

 

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Marketing Presentation

Ribbon cuttingThe Marketing Team at St. John Lutheran Church on Mt. Rose recently presented plans for the future use of the church's building and facilities, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony.  The church facility, which had housed a school, includes classrooms, a gym, and outside sports fields.  These areas are now available for the community to use in conjunction with the policies and procedures established by the Marketing Team.  The church has also opened a Compassion Center, in partnership with the Lutheran Mission Society, which will assist those in need in the community.  For more info visit Church Building Usage.


                                          2019 Bible Reading Plan
St. John believes that Bible Reading is important, nourishes, and that God’s Word always has effect.  To encourage people to read their Bibles, LCMS has an online Bible Reading Plan for 2019.  Missing a day or two, or even a week, does not mean failure - the idea is to keep reading, as time permits.


 
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