Important information Events & Activities

Craft & Bake Sale 2023

"Souper Bowl" Sunday - February 12th

Who loves football?

Many, many people do and look forward to the game and the half-time show.  Parties are held, lots of food, and lots of un.  Lots of cheering and losts of frustration, all depending on which team wins.

The ELCA Hunger Appeal wants every person to win.  By that, I mean, that ll should be fulfilled...fulfilled as no hungry men, women, or children in this world.  We, at St. John's, support the ELCA Hunger Appeal every year through our giving and special events such as the "Souper Bowl".  This year is no different.  Let us help those whose stomachs are not full, those who are suffering from malnutrition, and those who have no idea where their next meal is coming from. Our giving does and has made a difference in our world.  Let's not give up that one day, there will be no one hungry.  Until then, please consider giving to the "Souper Bowl" collection on February 12th"

Coffee Hour

  The next coffee hour will be held in on February 5 after Church.  The Febraury birthdays will be celebrated with a coffee hour sponsored by the Scouts.  Each Sunday of the month coffee hour will be observed/  There is a sign up sheet in the St. Stephen's Room for members/church teams to sponsor.

Beyond Violence/Berwick Women’s Shelter Wishlist

The LCW is collecting the following items for the Berwick Women’s Shelter. There is designated box in the St. Stephen’s room for the following items: cleaning supplies, diapers, pull-ups and wipes, laundry detergent, fabric softener, paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates), large freezer bags, dish detergent, gift certificates to Giant or Weis, batteries (all sizes), women’s hygiene products, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, large storage bins, light bulbs, towels, washcloths, foil, saran wrap, children’s clothing, food. Special urgent need for paper towels.


We are looking for you to come join one or
several of our Church Ministry Teams! Be a part
of the many opportunities these teams provide.
We want and need you to join us in serving
God's calling with your time and talents to help
our church continue to grow in making this
place to share and express his love. Please
contact the church office if you are interested.
Worship & Music, Learning Ministry,
Stewardship, Finance Team, Property Team,
Altar Guild, Assistant Ministers, Lay Eucharistic,
Quilting, and Prayer Shawl.

We have heard time and time again about how beautiful and well-kept our cemetery is.  We often take for granted the hard work and endless hours that go into keeping our cemetery beautiful year after year.  To help
with the upkeep, please consider giving a monetary donation "In Honor Of" or "In Memory Of" a loved one.  Checks can be made payable to “St. John’s Lutheran & Reformed Cemetery Association” or included with your weekly offering (please include a notation with your offering).

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts

SCOUTS BSA and Cub Scouts have resumed in-person meetings. If anyone is interested, meetings are Monday nights. For more information, contact the church office and leave a message for Jen. Scouting is open to boys and girls ages Kindergarten through High School.


All Members, to update our files, please contact the church office at 570-788-2865 or email to with your contact information, including name(s), address, phone number, email address, birthday and anniversary. 

BIBLE STUDY There has been discussion to start an Adult Bible Study group. A day and time has not been finalized as of yet.  Please call or email the church office if you are interested in participating. Also, please include your preference of a daytime or nighttime meeting (Monday or Tuesday). This would be a great way that members could get together and engage in Bible Study.

Monthly Evening Meals For Divine Providence Homeless Shelter

We will be providing an evening meal for the clients of the Divine Providence Homeless Shelter. Members from our church will donate and/or cook a nourishing evening meal once a month. If you are interested in helping or making a monetary donation, please email the church at or call the church office and leave a message.

Memorials & Obituaries

Our congregation extends our deepest condolences to the families of:

Nancy Tedone- (October 23, 2022)

Thelma Dietrich - (September 12, 2022)

Barbara (Krell) Billig - (July 12, 2022)

John Zamba

Carole Horlacher

John Koch

Bob Reed

Lorraine Klinger  -   ( February 6, 1934 - January 17, 2021)

George Charles Snyder  - (Jan. 18, 1946 - Dec. 27, 2020)

 The Rev. William W. Horn -  (November 19, 1944 -  January 14, 2021)


Evangelical Lutheran Church In America