No matter who you are,
or
where you are on life's journey,
you are welcome here.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATES

Updated: 18-September-2021 @11:00AM EDT

Church is OPEN for In-person Worship

With changing CDC and state guidelines and increased vaccinations, the following changes are being implemented.
Masks: that cover the nose and mouth are highly recommended
Sanctuary Seating:
     center and west side - open seating.
     east side (choir side) - socially distanced, with room for 8-10 groups
Singing and Responses: Please do so softly.
Communion: Continue to bring your own elements.
Entrances: Both the east and west entrances will be open.
Funerals/Memorial Services: The sanctuary is available for funeral and memorial services.
Fellowship Hall: Open for committee/team/group meetings - contact the church secretary to schedule meeting dates and times. Will also be opened for church affiliated groups - contact the church secretary to schedule meeting dates and times.  
No events for the time being
Lower Level (West End):  Beginning in July, Confirmation I Room (Room 108), Confirmation II Room (Room 107), and the High School Room (Room 106) can be used for small groups. However, it is recommended to use Fellowship Hall if possible and the west end of the lower level only if Fellowship Hall is not available. It is also highly recommended to use masks. Groups must be aware that the lower level rooms do not have good ventilation when considering Covid mitigation.

The worship service continues to be streamed on Facebook Live.

Anyone with a computer, tablet, or smartphone can view our Facebook page and the Worship Service. You Do NOT need to have a Facebook account to view the services and videos.

https://www.facebook.com/stjohnsucclaurys/

OR Click on the Facebook icon on the right side of this page

Bulletin September-19

Sermon September 5 "Be Opened"

The Worship Service is saved and can be viewed anytime.  Select link above or Facebook Logo to right to view our page.

Thank you, Stay Safe and God Bless!

NEW:  Tools to contribute to St. John's UCC Laurys
We have expanded our service with Vanco to include giving by “GivePlus+ Church” Mobile App using your checking/savings account OR your credit/debit card.
“GivePlus+ Church” Mobile App Instructions

Also added was Giving Online using your your checking/savings account OR your credit/debit card.  All transaction are secure!
Online Giving

Text Giving: GivePlus Text Number 833-948-2208
   See Text User Guide Instructions

Of course, we will always accept a traditional check through the mail to:

St John's UCC, PO Box E, Laurys Station, PA 18059

What Can I Do To Help My Neighbor?
"God' Groceries" Food Pantry Gift Card Program
Support the Mortgage and help the Food Banks close the gap!

No matter who you are,
or
where you are on life's journey,
you are welcome here.

St. John's is a friendly and welcoming congregation set on a picture postcard hill in what is still farm country. Our heritage is the Pennsylvania Dutch people and the Lutheran and Reformed faith. Our present congregation reflects a variety of cultures and theological viewpoints. Our future is in God's hands and we hope it includes you.

Here are a few things you will quickly learn about St. John's:

  • This is one of the best singing churches you will ever attend, with a spirited organist and choir leading the way.
  • This is a church that shares Jesus' call to, "Follow Me."
  • We have an excellent Christian education with classes for all ages, two adult classes, and a top notch lay-led two year Confirmation program.
  • This church has a positive spirit of care and compassion for one another. We believe in building one another up and walking with each other through hard times.
  • The sanctuary has been recently renovated and is conducive to worship.
  • This is a mission-minded church with outreach to local and global mission projects.
  • This is a church with a place for those who want to explore and practice the Christian faith.

Enjoy the website and please come worship with us this Sunday.

Your Brother In Christ,
Pastor James Gottwald

St. John's Mission Statement

Empowered by the Spirit, our Christian family reaches out to all people through our gifts of love, support and care making Christ visible in daily life. We celebrate the teachings of Christ by providing worship, Christian education, fellowship and pastoral care in this community and through the world.

Coming Events

Sunday School
Sunday, Sep 19 - 09:00AM - 10:00AM
In-person Worship Service with FaceBook Live Broadcast
Sunday, Sep 19 - 10:15AM - 11:30AM
Zumba Outdoors - Church Parking Lot
Monday, Sep 20 - 06:00PM - 07:00PM
Zumba Outdoors - Church Parking Lot
Wednesday, Sep 22 - 06:00PM - 07:00PM
Sunday School
Sunday, Sep 26 - 09:00AM - 10:00AM
In-person Worship Service with FaceBook Live Broadcast
Sunday, Sep 26 - 10:15AM - 11:30AM
Zumba Outdoors - Church Parking Lot
Monday, Sep 27 - 06:00PM - 07:00PM
Zumba Outdoors - Church Parking Lot
Wednesday, Sep 29 - 06:00PM - 07:00PM
Sunday School
Sunday, Oct 03 - 09:00AM - 10:00AM
In-person Worship Service with FaceBook Live Broadcast
Sunday, Oct 03 - 10:15AM - 11:30AM
15th Annual Craft Fair & Quilt Sale
Saturday, Oct 09 - 09:00AM - 03:00PM
Sunday School
Sunday, Oct 10 - 09:00AM - 10:00AM

 

This Week At St John’s

Sunday School
Sunday, Sep 19 - 09:00AM - 10:00AM
In-person Worship Service with FaceBook Live Broadcast
Sunday, Sep 19 - 10:15AM - 11:30AM
Zumba Outdoors - Church Parking Lot
Monday, Sep 20 - 06:00PM - 07:00PM
Boy Scouts - Fellowship Hall
Tuesday, Sep 21 - 06:30PM - 08:00PM
Quilting Group Meeting
Wednesday, Sep 22 - 09:00AM - 12:00PM
Zumba Outdoors - Church Parking Lot
Wednesday, Sep 22 - 06:00PM - 07:00PM
Bible Study -"Revalation" - Room-107
Wednesday, Sep 22 - 06:30PM - 08:00PM
Cub Scouts - Fellowship Hall
Thursday, Sep 23 - 07:00PM - 08:30PM
Membership & Evangelism Team Meeting
Thursday, Sep 23 - 07:00PM - 08:30PM
Sunday School
Sunday, Sep 26 - 09:00AM - 10:00AM
In-person Worship Service with FaceBook Live Broadcast
Sunday, Sep 26 - 10:15AM - 11:30AM

 

 

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