MISSION

A Welcoming Community Of Faith For All

WORSHIP

Experience the inclusive love of Jesus Christ alongside our vibrant congregation

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SANCTUARY AND VIRTUAL WORSHIP

Worship 10:00 am
When you arrive, a greeter will welcome you and an usher will give you a copy of the order of the service. An usher can provide you with a large print bulletin or a hearing device if it is requested. Our church is fully ADA accessible. Spaces for persons using a wheelchair are available.

To view worship LIVE click below:
St. John's YouTube Channel

To download this week's worship bulletin click below:
Worship Bulletin

Parking at St. Johns is not a problem. The church has two dedicated parking lots one right next to the church accessible from 6th Street and the Lehigh County parking lot right across Walnut Street on the South side of the church. There is also the new six story Allentown Parking Deck directly across from the church available for a small fee.

INFORMATION AND EVENTS

Worship Returns to the Sanctuary

St. John's UCC has returned to worship in the Sanctuary with service starting at 10:00 am. Presently, attendees are asked to wear masks and to social distance in the sanctuary. For those unable to attend, the worship service will be live-streamed as well as recorded for future use, click on the YouTube link below.

St. John's YouTube Channel

View Past Worship Services

To watch any past worship service, click here:
St. John's YouTube Channel

Freedom School Summer Enrichment Program

Looking for a Free Summer Enrichment Program?
Click below for more information.

Freedom School Enrichment Program Flyer

Check It Out

The Youth in Judy Garrigan’s Sunday School have redesigned the Bulletin Board in the Great Hall.  “The Many Names for God” is the centerpiece and the Board includes 5 Praying Hands, Interpretations of Ecclesiastes 3 “For Everything There is a Time,” and 5 “Take Away” Sheets for folks to “take what you need,” i.e. Love, Hope, Peace, Patience, Beauty, Courage, Strength, etc.  CHECK IT OUT!

To Church

Some Spirit has sent us to this place

With hope on our faces

We come

Palms open, hearts open, we come

Seeking our selves.

What dreams drive us toward the God Who surely dwells here?

What faith touches our shoulders and gives us pause?

Perhaps the spell of light through brilliant windows,

The determined look on an acolyte’s face, the bloom of a candle flame

The sounds of children running, shrieking, laughing,

Singing, chiming

Telling stories all their own.

We come for food, yes, breathing the smells of onions frying,

Baking apples, peaches, pumpkin pie

Who is ready?  I! I!

The trust of hand passing to hand the bread of life

The cup’s purple sweetness

Palms open, hearts open

We can pull patience from the marrow of our bones

We mourn the passing of another friend

And sometimes, hand to forehead, we are humbled by forgiveness

Or we just laugh together at the joy of this fellowship

The voice of God is calling out

We are asked:  Can you?  Will you?

We didn’t know we could!  But, yes! We say. Yes!

I am here!

I can answer, ask, shop, bake, calculate, baptize, visit, give, collect, confirm, announce, come, go, drive, sing, record, sweep, scrub, climb, hammer, shovel, paint, type, play, preach, suggest, dance, reach, joke, arrange, learn, serve, teach, write, encourage, question, direct, encourage again, pray, and say “Amen.”

Palms open, hearts open

We give, we receive, we believe

Awash in the love of Christ

We find ourselves

Here.

 

Becky Bronfenbrenner  25 January 2019

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