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, January 24: Audio of a new service is posted here to listen to any time.  Theme: Follow Me.  Sermon:  Knowing When to Abandon Ship.  Scripture:  Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1: 14-20. Music:     “Will You Come and Follow Me”  Text: John Bell  Music: Kelvingrove (Traditional Scottish Melody), arr. Michael Burkhardt  by the Chancel Choir  
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, January 31: Audio of a new service will be posted here that weekend to listen to any time. Theme: “Power to Do”
Sermon:   “What Are You Going To Do With Us?”   
Scripture: Mark 1:21-28; Psalm 111
Music:      “Let Your Spirit Come”
                  Text and Music: John Chisum   United Voices
 
Sunday, February 7: Audio of a new service will be posted here that weekend to listen to any time.
 
Sunday, February 14:  Audio of a new service will be posted here that weekend to listen to any time.  CWS Blanket Sunday.  You will find your special envelope for the Blanket Sunday offering in your box of 2021 St. John’s envelopes. Please place your offering in the locked mailbox next to the ramp door along with your regular Sunday offering.
 
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’!  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
 
While our chime concerts are taking a break during the winter months, Pat Rieker continues to be in the parking lot on Wednesdays from noon to 12:30pm to receive food contributions for Manna on Main Street.
 
Our Lenten Bible Study with a topic about racism and held via. Zoom begins Wednesday, February 14th for 5 Wednesday evenings from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm.   Details as we get closer. 

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]