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WELCOME TO ST. JOHN’S UCC, LANSDALE, PA, an Open & Affirming Congregation of the United Church Of Christ! Please join us for our audio Sunday worship service here online.  “Journeying in Faith Through Thick and Thin”!
St. John’s UCC is located in Lansdale, Pennsylvania in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia. Come learn about St. John’s UCC, the church, the people, and the activities, by clicking on the subject tabs. “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, our deep desire is to meet you where you are and share God’s love with you.” Click here for St. John’s UCC First Time Visitors Information for when our doors will reopen in the future.
St. John’s UCC ~ Socially Distanced…Virtually Connected!
 
Sunday, February 28:  Audio of a new service will be posted here this weekend to listen to any time.  Second Sunday in Lent. Theme:  “Always Close”  Sermon:   “Picking Up and Putting Down”
Scripture: Mark 8:31-38 and Psalm 22:23-3  Music: Suite Antique No. 5, Chanson   John Rutter   Grace Bruen, Flute
 
 
Click this link to go to the Audio-Sermons page then scroll down to this week’s service Parts 1, 2 & 3!
 
Click on this link for this week’s Prayer of Confession and Hymn Lyrics on this website
 
Upcoming:

Sunday, March 7:  Audio of a new service will be posted here that weekend to listen to any time.  Third Sunday in Lent.

 
Sunday, March 14:  Audio of a new service will be posted here that weekend to listen to any time.  Fourth Sunday in Lent. One Great Hour of Sharing offering week – envelope in the March Enlightener.   

 
Sunday, March 21:  Audio of a new service will be posted here that weekend to listen to any time.  Fifth Sunday in Lent.
 
Prayer Walking at Whites Road Park continues all year round on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month (weather permitting). Meet near the concession stand at 8:00 am; all participants are expected to wear masks. We observe proper physical distancing while meeting & walking, but doesn’t prevent us from benefiting from the beautiful setting in which we will be walking & praying. Do not hesitate to be in touch with Pastor Sue if you would like to learn more about this spiritual practice. 
 
Our Sunday School program for Children continues as ‘St. John’s Carry-Out Connection’!  February projects are now available in the church office during office hours!  Questions? Contact Pastor Addie.  All of the details are on the Sunday School page of this website!  Click on this link to go to the Sunday School page
 
Our Wednesday Chimes Concerts are held each Wednesday at 12 noon for about 1/2 hour.  You may listen from tour car, sit in the Meditation Garden, or listen from home on Facebook.  Pat Rieker continues to be in the parking lot on Wednesdays from noon to 12:30 pm to receive food contributions for Manna on Main Street.
 
Our Lenten Study group via. Zoom runs from Wednesday, February 24th to March 24 from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm.  Our group focus is  understanding and responding to racism; the book we are using to guide our study is I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown. Please call or email the Church Office to sign up for the Lenten Study.
  
 
Our In-Touch Tuesday video is featured on our Facebook page and our website!  Each week Pastor Sue & Pastor Addie alternate presenting a message of inspiration.  Go to the website menu and select “About Us”, then “In Touch Tuesday Video”.
 
Are you missing our beautiful sanctuary?  You have an opportunity on Thursday afternoons to sit in the sanctuary to meditate, pray or just admire the beautiful surroundings. Click the Getting Around St. John’s link for complete information about Thursday visits or contact the church office in advance.

Getting Around St. John’s

 

Important Note for Members & Visitors:  Many of the pages on this website concerning worship, choirs, groups and activities reflect how this was done at St. John’s prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic before March, 2020, and also we are hopeful that we will resume these activities as listed in the future.  If you have any questions about the status of any activity listed on this website, please contact the church office.  Thank you!

 

UPDATE:  St. John’s building remains closed for in-person worship & most activities, continuing for an indefinite time after that until we are certain we can safely reopen with new safety regulations in place.  We are anticipating indoor worship in a limited form in the months ahead – check our publications for updates.  Please know that our staff is meeting online to study all options as to when and how to reopen, with the personal safety of everyone involved as our top priority!  
 
Due to the requests by Pa. Governor Wolf and other government and health officials, St. John’s UCC in Lansdale has been conforming with the masking and ‘social distancing’ policies enacted to spread the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) since March 12, 2020.  Until further notice, all events at the church are not being held as usual, including worship, meetings, classes and any other group gatherings, many of which are being held on Zoom.  We have a new recorded online service you can listen to on this website each Sunday on our Audio-Sermons page.  Click to go to Audio – Sermons page of this website. 
 

You can also find updated information on our Facebook page. 

Click to go to St. John’s public Facebook page

 

As noted above, ALL public meetings, in-house gatherings of groups, rehearsals, women’s retreat, concerts, classes as well as Sunday worship gatherings are cancelled OR being held online.  When the status of events changes, we will post the news on this website!  A reminder that your financial support is needed as much now as ever.  You may leave your regular church offerings in the locked box outside the ramp door or mail them to the church – thank you!
 
For important information about the coronavirus COVID-19 we have combined a wealth of resources on our website Health Ministry page.  There is information you can trust from St. John’s, the UCC website, links to the CDC, WHO & John Hopkins University & Medicine, plus local information. Click the Health Ministry link below to go to the page on our ‘Missions’ tab.

Health Ministry

 
We invite you to make a donation in memory/honor of a loved one  to our flower ministry or our Emergency/Good Samaritan Fund to help our neighbors in need during this challenging time.  Call the church office at 215-855-5489 during business hours or email: [email protected]
 

Miss last week’s service? The service is posted on our audio page: Click here for our Audio webpage Click here for a recent article written by our Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Susan C. Bertolette

 

Mental health issues related to our lock down and the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression and other mental health disorders. The relapse and overdose rate has increased by 30% since March 2020. NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness has a 24-hour helpline: 800-950-6264.

 

Teenage & adult suicides are a reality in Montgomery & Bucks counties.  Some are planned, many are accidental, but they all result in sadness for the families and friends of the victim.

Our normal St. John’s office hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Call 215-855-5489 during business hours.  Our staff is working from home or limited office hours during the pandemic and if the office is closed, use the phone number above for contact. Check our publications for holiday closures.  

 

Questions about St. John’s UCC Lansdale?  Send an email to our church office:  [email protected]