OUR WORSHIP


In-person worship will resume on Sunday June 28, 2020. 
We will be following CDC and Synod Guidelines to ensure the safety of our congregation. 

  1. Masks are recommended.  Please bring your own if you have one, but if you do not, disposable masks will be available.
  2. Hand sanitizer will be available at all pews and all entrances.
  3. Singing is not recommended. Our talented organist Tim will be playing hymns for us to enjoy.
  4. No distribution of Communion.
  5. No passing of the Peace.
  6. Assigned Seating.  We label a spot where (or near to where) your family usually sits and will designate spots for visitors. 
  7. The church will be cleaned throughly every Friday, according to CDC guidelines. The building will be uninhabited for 24 hours after cleaning.

 

 

JUNE 21, 2020 SERMON "Earthly Father"

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JUNE 14, 2020 SERMON "Flag Day"

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JUNE 7, 2020 SERMON "Holy Trinity Sunday"

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MAY 31, 2020 SERMON "Pentecost Sunday"

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MAY 24, 2020 SERMON "Christ is Present"

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MAY 17, 2020 SERMON "The Advocate"

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MAY 10, 2020 SERMON "Mother's Day"

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MAY 3, 2020 SERMON "The Good Shepherd"

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APRIL 26, 2020 SERMON

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APRIL 19, 2020 SERMON

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WORSHIP

IN-PERSON WORSHIP WILL RESUME 6/28/2020

10:30 a.m.

Traditional Service
(Distribution of Communion is suspended until further notice)

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL (Labor Day - Memorial Day)

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


Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 12, 2020 • 10:00 a.m.

All are welcome! Baskets provided, but bring your own if you like.  Stay and join us for the Easter Service at 10:30 a.m.

 

Susquanota Day Camp

June 22, 2020 - June 26, 200

Our FREE day camp is back this year - Save the Date!

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


Allison Zeger, President

Karl Reisner, Vice President

Elizabeth Oakman, Treasurer

Crystal Fries, Secretary

Matt Stine, Financial Secretary

 

Wilmer Mannetti

Danielle Shifflett

Tom Steiger