News and Upcoming Events


 Two Services - Two Live Streams!!


St. John has two Sunday services, at 8:30am and 11am, with communion at both services.  Two services will allow for attendance to be spread out and for more people to attend.  The sanctuary will be disinfected between services.  Live Stream is now available at both services. Direct links on Home page.

Mid-Week Lenten Services - Places of the Passion

Wednesdays, 7pm - February 17 through March 24

PassionMid-Week Lenten services begin on Ash Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00pm and continue during Lent on Wednesdays, finishing on March 24. This year’s series is Places of the Passion and will follow the path Jesus took on his way to the cross. Each service will explore the meaning, history, and spiritual inspiration associated with the various locations.

  • February 17 – The City of Jerusalem – Matthew 26:1-5
  • February 24 – The Mount of Olives – Matthew 26:30-35
  • March 3 – Bethany – Matthew 26:6-13
  • March 10 – Gethsemane – Matthew 26:47-56
  • March 17 – The Courtyard – Matthew 26:57-69
  • March 24 – Pilate’s Judgment Hall – Matthew 27:11-23                           


When God Doesn't - The Book of Habakkuk

Sermon Series - Begins March 7th, 2021

Screen Shot 2021-02-05 at 3.52.08 PMThe book begins with Habakkuk's complaining and questioning of God, who seems silent and unconcerned for His people.  Yet as God reveals His divine work, Habakkuk learns to let go of his own expectations and to wait patiently for God to fulfill His purposes, in His timing and His ways.  Habakkuk's initial complaint gives way to a beautiful trust in God, a trust that isn't based on Habakkuk's worldly circumstances. 

Video with Safety Protocols and Worship Directions

worshipPastor Cosgrove has prepared this video to share the protocols that have been put into place to make the sanctuary safe for worship.  The video also contains directions for those worshiping in the sanctuary or staying in their cars in the parking lot.

Compassion Center Opening - Now Open!

CenterdoorThe Compassion Center has reopened for shopping and donations.  New hours are from 10am to 2pm, Tuesday through Friday.  Visitors are required to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.  There will be no Wednesday Chapel services for the near future.  Donations will be taken inside entry #5, next to the Center.  See Center Update here.

St. John Goes Online

Pastorpicture copyDuring the recent and ongoing pandemic situation, St. John has "gone online" with various platforms.  Sunday services and Daily Psalms (Monday through Friday) can be accessed at: The St. John website Home page, The St. John Facebook page, The St. John YouTube Channel, and on RightNow Media.



St. John YouTube Channel

All St. John worship videos and Daily Psalms for Hope devotions can be accessed on our YouTube Channel - St John Lutheran - York PA

Registered RightNow Media

Registered St. John users can access any of our recorded worship services and selected music videos by going to and then selecting St. John Lutheran Church from the "Libraries" menu.  All videos are in the "Service Videos" folder.  Users must be registered to log in.


 Brighten...The Light Update

BrightenDue to the current pandemic, Brighten...The Light services and events have been postponed.  Once services resume, the situation will be reassessed and events will be rescheduled.





                             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, classes are broken down by age, and meet in designated classrooms.    









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.

                                          2021 Bible Reading Plan
BibleSt. 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 2021.  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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