Thank you for visiting St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. As one of the oldest Lutheran churches in Adams County, Pennsylvania, St. John’s has a long and distinguished history of serving the spiritual needs of Littlestown and the surrounding communities here in south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland.
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Come join with St. John’s as we celebrate the birth of our savior and king. Our worship schedule is as follows:
Fourth Sunday of Advent (12/21)
7:45 and 10:15 AM (Sunday School for all ages from 9 to 10 AM)
Christmas Eve (12/24)
6:30 PM Special Music
7 PM Candlelight Communion w/ Children’s Pageant
9:30 PM Special Music
10 PM Candlelight Communion
Nativity of Our Lord (12/25)
10:15 AM Simple Spoken Eucharist
First Sunday of Christmas (12/28)
10:15 AM Eucharist with Lessons & Carols
Each month, St. John’s publishes The Messenger. This monthly newsletter contains news and information about happenings at the Church, resources for learning, and other important items. Continue reading
The congregation is invited to participate in our “Blessing Tree.”
There are handprints and markers available in the nursery, or you can use your own, to write one of your blessings on, something that you are thankful for. The finished hands may be left on the counter and I will hang them as leaves on the bulletin board in the hallway. We will also be accepting a free-will donation to benefit The Littlestown Food Pantry.
There will be a hat, mitten and scarf tree
in the Adult Sunday School Room and in
the nave during the month of November &
December. All items will be donated to
those in need.
Mission trip planning for 2015 is already underway. Shake up your daily routine and do something “EPIC!” Member Matt Conn will be leading two Thrivent Builds/Habitat for Humanity trips in 2015. The first trip is July 25 to El Salvador and the second is October 4 to Sea Island, SC. These trips change lives, impact families for multiple generations, and impact you in positive ways as well. NO CONSTRUCTION SKILLS NEEDED – just an open mind and a servants heart! Trips are open to anyone 16 years and older. For more information, just email Matt Conn.
Meditation & Mediterranean is the name of an alternative worship experience on the 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings at our partner church Grace Lutheran followed by food and drink at Olivia’s restaurant. This new meditative service will be in the style of the ecumenical community of Taize, France.
St. John’s Social Ministry will be doing a number of projects for Appalachian Outreach for the upcoming months.
All of you heard on the news about the chemical spill in West Virginia. The people in Appalachia have been hit hard. Not only the spill but the flooding in one of the counties down by the Kentucky state line.
Social Ministry will be collecting a number of things that these people need, also monetary gifts.
The Joint Youth Groups of the four Littlestown Lutheran churches meet at St. John’s. They have a full calendar of special events and regular gatherings planned. All young people and friends are encouraged to take part.