Welcome

Welcome to St. John's Lutheran Church. We invite you to join us as we celebrate God's will and plan for our lives; praise and give thanks to God for the gifts we have been given; learn and grow in our Christian faith; and share opportunities where we can join together to experience the love of Jesus Christ.


Our Mission

The mission of St. John's Lutheran Church is to worship God; learn Christ's way, truth and life for all ages; serve others; and witness to the Risen Christ.


What to Expect When You Visit St. John's Lutheran Church

How Do I Get to St. John's Lutheran Church?

St Johns is located in the middle of Shiremanstown on what is known as Simpson Ferry Road or Simpson Street but also Main Street in Shiremanstown. Here is a link to a map for directions to our church.


What Entrance Should I Use?

For church services, you might first notice a church building on Main Street, but that is our offices, not our worship center.  Instead proceed a half block south on Eberly Avenue and you will see the church with entrances on Eberly Avenue and on the east side of the building.
           
Parking is available on the east side of the church building, the south side of the church building across Green Street, or on the street.
           
For the Education Building, the entrance is just north of the main parking lot beside the church building.

What Type of Services Do You Offer?

Our 8 AM and 10:45 AM Sunday services are traditional Lutheran worship led by a choir and pipe organ. We use the Evangelical Lutheran Book of Worship hymnal. 

Our 6 PM Saturday Service is a contemporary service led by our band, Faith Reigns. 

We also offer a 9:15 AM informal outdoor service during the Summer.  This service is usually about 30-40 minutes in length.  It is led with piano music.

Sunday School Education Classes are offered September-May.


How Shall I Dress?

Some people at St. Johns dress casually. Others wear suits and dresses.  Our philosophy is the clothing is NOT important. Dress in a manner which is comfortable for you.


What If I Have Small Children?

Children are welcome to be a part of the church.  They may attend services with you.  There is also a nursery which is staffed during the 10:45 AM Sunday services year round. Our 8 AM Sunday service staffs the nursery September through May. The nursery room is always open in the event your child becomes restless.


Are There Any Requirements for Me to Come to Worship?

There aren't any requirements for you to worship with us at St. John's. We welcome you to come and to come often.



Do You Want to Become a Member of St. John's Lutheran Church?

Go to our New Member site for more information.


Wednesday Lenten Schedule at St. Johns:

Wednesday Morning Lenten Worship

Service of Word and Sacrament
Church Parlor
6:30 AM Brief (15 minutes)

 

Wednesday Evening Lenten Devotional Service
Theme - "Faithful Witnesses"
The beautiful service of Holden Evening Prayer
Sanctuary
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Upcoming Events:

Sunday, April 13 Palm Sunday

Blessing of the Palms and Reading of the Passion According to St. Matthew
8:00 AM and 10:45 AM
Sunday School at 9:15 AM

 

Thursday, April 17 Maundy Thursday

Holy Communion/Stripping of the Altar
7:30 PM

 

Friday, April 18 Good Friday

Service of Tenebrae
7:30 PM

 

Saturday, April 19 Easter Vigil

Contemporary Service/Sacrament of Holy Communion
6:00 PM

 

Sunday, April 20 Easter Sunday/Resurrection of Our Lord

Lighting of the First Flame
5:50 AM

Easter Sunrise Service/Dedication of the Paschal Candle
6:00 AM

Easter Continental Breakfast
6:50 AM

Festive Services of Our Lord’s Resurrection/Sacrament of Holy Communion
8:00&10:45 AM
4:00 PM

Sunday School
9:15 AM

 


 

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