News and Upcoming Events

Chicken BBQ Benefit - Saturday, Aug 24th - 11am to sellout

chickenbbqSt. John Lutheran Church 2580 Mt. Rose, York, will hold a BBQ Chicken Fundraising Event on Saturday, August 24th, from 11am to sellout, to benefit York Habitat for Humanity. Dinners are $8, will include a half chicken, a baked potato, applesauce, and roll/butter, and will be cooked at the church on the day of the event.  During the BBQ, the Compassion Center will be open for shopping and donations from 10am to 1pm.  More info and online orders.

August 2019 - Compassion Center Expanded Hours

CenterdoorThe York Compassion Center at St. John is open daily, Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 4:30pm.  The public is welcome to drop off donations and shop for bargains.  During August, in conjunction with events at St. John, the Center will expand hours on special dates.


*Saturday, August 24th - open 10am to 1pm,

 During the BBQ.



Loss of a Spouse

A GriefShare Event 2019

Monday and Tuesday, September 9th and 10th

gs-loss-of-spouseThe death of a spouse brings a unique kind of pain. St. John welcomes you to this seminar that provides practical information, hope, and comfort. The 2-hour session will be held in the church Fellowship Hall, and will include refreshments and a take-home booklet and gift bag.


The seminar will be offered at two times:  Monday, September 9th at 7pm, and Tuesday, September 10th at 1:30pm.  Enter the church at Door/Entry #1.  An information video can be seen here:  Loss of a Spouse.


Preregistration is not required. For more information, contact Denise Wright at (717) 840-0382 or e-mail


Jonah - When God Wants Your Attention

Sermon Series beginning August 25th, 2019

Sundays 8:30 and 11am

We know Jonah as the prophet who gets swallowed by a fish. But Jonah's story reaches far deeper.  In sin, we run from God. With grace, God runs after us.  Both happen to Jonah.  In Jonah, we see God's graciousness and the extent He goes after us, despite our reluctancy.


JonahAugust 25—On the Run—Jonah 1:1-4

Sept. 1—Day of Reckoning—Jonah 1:5-12

Sept. 8—How Not to Pray—Jonah 2:1-4, 9

Sept 15—Worst Sermon Ever—Jonah 3:1-5

Sept 22—Anger Management—Jonah 4:2-9a


Grandparents Day - Sunday, September 8th, 2019

McCue2Bring your Grandparents or your Grandchilden to Church Day - Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 8th!  If you're a grandparent, bring your grandkids to church with you.  If you're a grandchild, bring your grandparents!  The Evangelism Team will be taking pictures after each service, up front.



                             Sunday School - 10am to 10:45am

                                                                  September to May
Sunday School at St. John includes high energy songs and creative lessons.  Sunday School starts at 10am in the Fellowship Hall.  After a group lesson and songs, classes break down by age and move to classrooms for a follow-on lesson.    










Marketing Presentation

Ribbon cuttingThe Marketing Team at St. John Lutheran Church on Mt. Rose recently presented plans for the future use of the church's building and facilities, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony.  The church facility, which had housed a school, includes classrooms, a gym, and outside sports fields.  These areas are now available for the community to use in conjunction with the policies and procedures established by the Marketing Team.  The church has also opened a Compassion Center, in partnership with the Lutheran Mission Society, which will assist those in need in the community.  For more info visit Church Building Usage.

                                          2019 Bible Reading Plan
St. John believes that Bible Reading is important, nourishes, and that God’s Word always has effect.  To encourage people to read their Bibles, LCMS has an online Bible Reading Plan for 2019.  Missing a day or two, or even a week, does not mean failure - the idea is to keep reading, as time permits.

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