News and Upcoming Events

                 The Treasure Principle - Stewardship Series

                    Sundays, September 30th to October 21st

treasureseriesA new 4-week sermon series, The Treasure Principle, begins September 30th.  The Treasure Principle will address the joy of giving and its impact, not only for today, but for eternity.  Commitment Sunday for 2019 is October 21st at both services.

  • The Treasure of Giving - September 30th
  • The Spirituality of Giving - October 7th
  • The Sacrifice of Giving - October 14th
  • The Joy of Giving - October 21st

Candle Light Service of Remembrance - Nov 4th, 2018

 portraitSmallSt. John Lutheran Church, 2580 Mt. Rose Ave, will have a Candle Light Service of Remembrance on Sunday, November 4th, at 4pm.  The service will include Scripture readings, songs and hymns, and a candle lighting observance to remember loved ones and to remind us of the presence of Christ in our lives.  Fellowship and light supper will be shared in the Fellowship Hall after the service.  For more info, visit the church website at or call 840-0382.



Holiday GriefShare - November 12th and 13th, 2018

GS Logo DK GreenSurviving the Holidays, a GriefShare Event, will be held at St. John Lutheran Church, 2580 Mt. Rose Ave. York, on Monday, November 12th, beginning at 7:00 pm, and again on Tuesday, November 13th at 1:30pm, in the Fellowship Hall.  The holiday season can be especially difficult for grieving people.  Although grief has no time limit and can be incredibly sad, hope is always possible.  The event will include:
  •  a video presentation with practical advice
  •  a Holiday Survival Guide with ideas and devotions
  •  refreshments and conversation with others
Pregistration is not required.  For questions, contact Denise Wright at the church office at 717 840-0382.   More info about GriefShare visit St. John  GriefShare.



     One Night in Bethlehem 2018 - Friday and Saturday

    December 7th and December 8th - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Beth2018St. John Lutheran Church, 2580 Mt. Rose Ave, will host One Night in Bethlehem, a family Christmas event for all ages, on Friday, December 7th, and Saturday, December 8th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm both nights.  Visitors may arrive anytime between those hours.  One Night in Bethlehem is an interactive walk through Bethlehem with a live nativity and animals. The village experience features wood working, weaving, a Jewish family home, Roman soldiers, market foods to sample, and more.  After visiting Bethlehem, guests will walk through the dark night to see shepherds, a stable, and the newborn baby.  Wisemen will share their story and guide everyone to the sanctuary for a few moments of reflection.  All are invited afterwards to the St. John Fellowship Hall for hot chocolate and Christmas cookies.  For more info, call the church office at 717 840-0382.  Registration is not required.

                    Sunday School - 10am to 10:45am
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.

                                          2018 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 2018.  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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