Offering Envelopes for 2021 and 2020 Financial Statements are now available to be picked up at our church.
Envelopes are located on the back pew in the St. Stephen's room.
To save postage, if you are able to deliver any envelopes to the members who are unable to attend church at this time, please feel free to do so.

Important information Events & Activities


Lenten Services

The season of Lenta time for faith reflection and renewal in the Christian life – begins on February 17, Ash Wednesday.  The Service of Holy Communion (with the opportunity to receive the imposition of ashes) will begin at 1:00 pm at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Reverend Michele Kaufman will lead us in worship.

On February 17th, there will also be an indoor Worship Service at 11:00 am and an outdoor Worship Service at 6:00 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Mountain Top, led by Pastor Kaufman.

  This year, mid-week Lenten services, led by Pastor Kaufman, will be offered at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Mountain Top. They will be held on Wednesdays (February 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17 and 24) at 11:00 a.m.

This year's theme is "The Road Jesus Traveled: The People Jesus Met".

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.

SNOWMAN BUILDING EVENT

Members came out and joined in some "snow fun"! Snow people were created in the front yard of St. John's Ev. Lutheran church.

"Since God gave us all this beautiful white snow, we thought we might as well build snowmen with it!"

MEMBER INFORMATION REQUESTED

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

BEAR CREEK SUMMER CAMP

 Registration for youth and family summer camp sessions is now open! Information is available online at  bccamp@bearcreekcamp.org. Register before March 31st to receive an exclusive Early Bird T-Shirt!

BIBLE STUDY There has been discussion to start a ZOOM Bible Study group. This would be done by logging into your computer and joining in the group online. 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 from the safety of their homes and to 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 stjohns@epix.net or call the church office and leave a message.


Memorials & Obituaries

Lorraine Klinger 

February 6, 1934 - January 17, 2021

                               ELCA announces the death of The Rev. William W. Horn

In the living hope of the resurrection The Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA announces the death of 

                                                      The Rev. William W. Horn                                                                                 

                                          November 19, 1944 -  January 14, 2021

Following his ordination by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod in June 1970, Pastor Horn was called to serve as the pastor of Zion, Minersville. From 1976 to 1979, he served as the pastor of St. John, St. Johns. Following study as a student chaplain at Philadelphia State Hospital (Byberry), Pastor Horn was endorsed for specialized pastoral care. He was then (1980) called to serve as Chaplain of the Good Shepherd Home in Allentown, a position he continued to hold until his retirement in 2010. In 2000, he received certification from the Association of Professional Chaplains. During his time at Good Shepherd, Pastor Horn was honored with both the Raker Memorial Award and the Raker Spirit Award.
Following retirement, Pastor Horn served both as interim pastor at Zion, Northampton and as consultant to the Northampton congregations as they considered their future.

A celebration of Pastor Horn’s life will be held when large gatherings are deemed safe.
Pastor Horn is survived by his wife, Lorraine, along with children William, Rachel, and Sarah. Their son, Christian, died in 1978. Condolences may be sent to Lorraine and the family at 800 Hausman Road, Apartment 283, Allentown, PA 18104.

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


Evangelical Lutheran Church In America