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.
 
Sunday, October 25: Audio of a new service will be posted here this weekend to listen to any time.  Theme:  The Compassionate Life.  Sermon:  Through Thick and Thin.  Scriptures:  Matthew 22:34-46 and Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17.  We will have Communion as part of this service, so please have your bread and Juice or wine ready.  We will be honoring our confirmands Caiden Gilbert & Cameron Albano during the recorded service and they will be confirmed in a special ceremony for family & church leaders at church.  Our first Artist Series concert of the 33rd season will be live online today at 4:00 pm on our St. John’s public Facebook page.  Please consider becoming a patron of the Artist Series.   For details: Click here to go to our Artist Series webpage.
 
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 returned this Fall as ‘St. John’s Carry-Out Connection’!  Special lesson materials are available for pick-up to take home and work on.  The lessons tie-in with our Children’s Message which is part of our online audio worship service each Sunday.  All of the details are on the Sunday School page of this website!  Click on this link to go to the Sunday School page!

 

The annual Covenant Campaign is a time to consider how you will support St. John’s.  While we are worshipping virtually, our ministries, staff and buildings still need sustenance.  Each individual covenant is important; together we can ensure St. John’s presence. Remember we are “Journeying in Faith, Through Thick and Thin.”  Check out the front page of the October Enlightener for more information. 
 
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, November 1: Audio of a new service will be posted here that weekend to listen to any time.  Return to Eastern Standard Time.
 
Sunday, November 8: Audio of a new service will be posted here that weekend to listen to any time.  
 
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”.
 
Fall Bible Study via. Zoom is happening Wednesdays at 7:30 pm, ending November 11th, focusing on the Charlie Mackesy book “The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse”.  All are welcome; contact Pastor Sue about ‘attending’ the upcoming classes.
 
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.  Montgomery Country entered the ‘green phase’ as of June 26th but it will take more time & planning to reopen for worship.
 
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
 

You can also find updated information on our Facebook page. 

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

 

If you missed any of the special services starting March 15, 2020, click the link below to go to the Audio-Sermons page, then scroll down the page to find that service.  Please note services are in multiple parts: click part 1 and listen to part 1, then click to listen to the next parts.

Click this link to go to the Audio-Sermons page
 
As noted above, ALL public meetings, gatherings of groups, rehearsals, women’s retreat, concerts, classes as well as Sunday worship gatherings are CANCELLED INDEFINITELY.  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

 

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]