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.
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.
KIDS AND YOUTH
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about current projects or to request help with one of yours!
Annual Halloween Party
Friday, October 25 • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
CRAFTS • GAMES • COSTUME PARADE • PRIZES • TREATS
Join us for this fun night of fellowship! Snacks and beverages will be served.
Christmas Bazaar and Fair Trade Fair
Saturday, November 16 • 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Our Fair Trade Fair is back with a new look! This year we'll have our usual Fair Trade items as well as goods from Local Vendors. With each fair trade item purchase, you help artisans in developing regions maintain steady work and a sustainable income so they can provide for their families.
Homemade Soups and Concessions for Sale
While you’re there, check out the St. John’s Youth Group Bake Sale
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.
Tim WertimeChurch 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 HarleyChurch Secretary email@example.com
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.