Important information Events & Activities

Lenten Services

Holy Week

Palm Sunday - 10:00 am

Maundy Thursday - 7:00 pm  - Pastor George Zacharda presiding

Good Friday - 7:00 pm - Congregational Participation

Easter Sunday Service - 10:00 am - Pastor Chip Fairchild presiding

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

  This year, mid-week Lenten services, led by Pastor Kaufman, were offered at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Mountain Top. They were 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".


Saturday May 1st, 2021

Join the Bear Creek Camp staff and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod for an open house day of fun at Bear Creek Camp! While following government guidelines for safe socializing, join us to explore camp, meet BCC staff, and fellowship with our camp community.

May Play Day Cost: Free! Optional Lunch Available: $10/person

Registeration for event and lunch on CampBrain. Select “Events 2021”

Registration for youth and family summer camp sessions is now open! Information is available online at

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 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 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