News and Upcoming Events


                                      God With Us

      Advent Sermon Series 2018 - Sundays at 8:30 and 11am

Slide1God is with us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Each Sunday will focus on a different word picture on the coming of Christ found in the words of Isaiah. The theme verse is: Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call His name Immanuel (which means God with us).

  • December 2—Our Potter—Isaiah 64:8—He shapes us according to His will
  • December 9—Our Shepherd—Isaiah 40:11—He carries us close to His heart
  • December 16—Our Living Branch—Isaiah 11:1—He died and rose to give us hope
  • December 23—Our Guide—Isaiah 2:3—He leads us according to His Word


Advent Wednesdays 2018 at 7pm - It's A Wonderful Life

 We do have wonderful lives, and especially during the busy season of Christmas, it's good to be reminded of that.  Mid-week Advent worship will be held Wednesdays, December 5th, December 12th, and December 19th, at 7pm.

Slide2December 5-It’s a Wonderful Life, Endure It-Isaiah 2:1-5 & Matthew 24: 36-44


December 12-It’s a Wonderful Life, Hope In It-Isaiah 11:1-10 & Matthew 3:1-12


December 19-It’s a Wonderful Life, Believe It-Isaiah 35:1-10 & Luke 1:47-55

At 6pm before each service, the St. John Fellowship Team will host a soup and sandwich dinner in the Fellowship Hall.  The service will begin at 7pm. 



     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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