OUR WORSHIP


We gather each Sunday to give thanks for God for all the gifts we have received. We are a liturgical church which means we follow an ancient service pattern but with much active participation including hymn singing. We are very traditional yet we hear the Word of God new every week. We pray that our worship services provide you with an experience of grace through Jesus Christ our Lord. After each worship service, our mission is to send you out with hope and peace to meet the week ahead.

WORSHIP

10:30 a.m.

Traditional Service with Holy Communion

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

10:15 a.m.

Children join our worship service following the Sermon (approximately 11:00 a.m.)
All children ages 4 - 13 are welcome to join our classes, regardless of membership. 

LIFE LONG SPIRITUAL GROWTH


No matter what your age, there is always something new to learn about God and ways to grow deeper in your relationship to Jesus the Christ. So we encourage our members to continue to read scripture and grow in faith.

Sunday School

Labor Day - Memorial Day

10:15 a.m.

Children join the worship service following the Sermon (approximately 11:00 a.m.)
All children ages 4 - 13 are welcome to join our classes, regardless of membership.

 

First Holy Communion Classes for 4th or 5th graders preparing for their first Holy Communion

Confirmation classes for 7th and 8th graders or anyone order who has not made public Affirmation of Baptism

New Member conferences are available through our pastor

KIDS AND YOUTH


YOUTH GROUP

St. John's Lutheran is a growing congregation - join us on one of our next adventures; snow tubing, Annual Halloween Party and Easter Egg Hunt, roller skating and more!

 

YOUTH IN ACTION

We are dedicated to providing opportunites for the youth of St. John's to grow in faith via volunteerism.  Contact Allison Zeger allison@graphic-response.com for more information about current projects or to request help with one of yours!

 

EVENTS


OUR BELIEFS


We believe that you have been saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. This is a free gift for all people. Our mission is to share this good news with the world. Your salvation does not depend on your works, it is a gift from God – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

After knowing that you have been saved from sin and death, we trust that you will be moved to live as Christ has taught us to live. So as the Body of Christ, we strive to live as people filled with grace and ready to forgive one another. When we fall short (as we always do), we know that Christ forgives us. Each week after hearing the words of forgiveness and hope, we leave worship renewed and ready to serve our neighbors.

We continue in the tradition of Martin Luther and boldly share God’s love with the world.

MEET THE TEAM

We are part of the Body of Christ, gifted in various ways by the Holy Spirit.


Warren Heintzelman

Interim Pastor warren@pa.net

Tim Wertime

Church Organist

Tim Wertime has been organist of Saint John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania for over twenty years. He received the Master of Sacred Music degree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. His mentors in organ were James M. Smith (Mercersburg Academy), Jan Bender and Dr. Fredrick Jackisch (both of Wittenberg University). Primary study for the Master of Sacred Music degree was done with the organists of four English cathedrals. Tim is a member of the American Guild of Organists and the Royal School of Church Music in America.

Susan Harley

Church Secretary stjohnslutheran8@comcast.net

I have been the church secretary at St. John’s for about ten years. I believe I began working for Pastor Seaks the same year I married by husband, Rob Harley. Although Harley is my official last name, a lot of you still know me as Sue Schofield, which is fine as I still bank with that name. Besides my secretarial duties at church, I enjoy participating in Secret Sisters, Altar Guild and teaching Sunday School. I am looking forward to being involved with Busy Hands once we get that group up and knitting again. When I am not at church, I do have a full time job working for a hospitality consulting group out of Florida. I have been fortunate enough to work for them for the past 18 years and was glad to work from home when my kids were still in school. Now that they are in college, I still like being at home with my four cats, dog, fish, chickens, goat and lizard. My husband, Rob, makes me laugh every day and is a very hard and dedicated work for Jerr-Da n as a Welder. We both love to read and watch sports. Being from New England, I have been a life-long fan of the Patriots, the Red Sox and the Celtics.

Elizabeth Oakman

Treasurer and Custodian

Elizabeth Oakman has been our church treasurer/bookkeeper at St. John’s Lutheran Church Mercersburg since 2009. Recently she took over as custodian as well.

Church Council


Matt Stine, President

Allison Zeger, Vice President

Elizabeth Oakman, Treasurer

Crystal Fries, Secretary

Lori Jo McCullough, Financial Secretary

 

Jack Keen

Wilmer Maretti

Danielle Shifflett

Tom Steiger

Jane Tyson