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 reopen in the future. HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM ST. JOHN’S UCC! Sunday, November 29: Audio of a new service will be posted here this weekend to listen to any time. First Sunday of Advent. “Hope”. Theme: “Where are you, God?” Sermon: “In This With Us, or Not?” Scripture passages: Isaiah 64:1-9 and Mark 13:24-37. Our online Alternative Gift Market started Nov. 15 and runs to Monday, November 30th. Make sure to turn in your shopping list and check this week! Click on this link to go to the Alternative Gift market page of this website 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 Our Sunday School program for Children continues as ‘St. John’s Carry-Out Connection’! The Advent season carry out Sunday School bags are available – 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!
Important Note for Members & Visitors: Many of the pages on this website concerning worship, choirs, groups and activities reflect how this were 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! Prayer Walking at Whites Road Park continues on the second & fourth 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. Upcoming: Sunday, December 6: Audio of a new service will be posted here that weekend to listen to any time. Second Sunday of Advent. We will be celebrating our annual White Gift Sunday differently this year due to COVID-19. Click on the Advent & Christmas at St. John’s link below for more information:
Advent & Christmas at St. John’s
Sunday, December 13: Audio of a new service will be posted here that weekend to listen to any time. Third Sunday of Advent. New Artist Series Christmas Concert presented on our public Facebook page at 4:00 pm. Sunday, December 20: Audio of a new service will be posted here that weekend to listen to any time. Fourth Sunday of Advent. Again in 2020 St. John’s supported the Manna on Main Street ‘Hope for the Holidays’ program. Manna announced on November 11th that they already have received the donations needed for the 402 children they are supporting this year! Remember that the needs of Manna continue all year long. The best way to support them right now is to make a financial donation to Manna when you fill out your Alternative Gift Market shopping list this week! 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 Tuesday 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.
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 and in small groups, and studying 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 is conforming with the masking and ‘social distancing’ policies enacted to spread the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus). Until further notice, all events at the church are not being held there, including worship, meetings, classes and any other group gatherings. We will 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. To view the Prayer of Confession and the lyrics to the hymns for this week’s online service, click here
Getting Around St. John’s
You can also find updated information on our Facebook page.
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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.
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 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]