Click here to listen to recent services on our Youtube channel WELCOME TO ST. JOHN’S UCC, LANSDALE, PA, an Open & Affirming Congregation of the United Church Of Christ! Please join us for Sunday worship in person or here online. “With Faith, We Move Forward” 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. CLICK TO DONATE TO ST. JOHN’S We generally have two Sunday worship services at 8:00 am & 10:15 am. The 10:15 am service audio is recorded & available later on Sundays on our website, Facebook & YouTube pages. From Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends 2023 we will have 1 service on Sundays at 9:30 am starting on May 28, Pentecost – Confirmation Sunday.
Sunday, April 2, 2023: Palm Sunday – One service ONLY today at 10:15 am. Service includes a ‘palm procession’ and palms will be distributed after the service. Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11.
Artist Series Concert at 4:00 pm featuring Don Forrest’s ‘Requiem for the Living’. Soprano soloist Julie Frey, Tenor soloist David Furniss & musicians from Philadelphia Ballet Orchestra join St. John’s Chancel Choir & Friends
Thursday, April 6, 2023: Maundy Thursday service at 7:00 pm around tables in the Assembly Hall, featuring communion and music by piano and cello.
Friday, April 7, 2023: Good Friday service at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary. Includes a dramatic reading of the Passion story and music by the Chancel Choir and organ.
Sunday, April 9, 2023: Easter Sunday. Outdoor Sunrise Service at 7:00 am at the Whites Road Park bandshell, with the United Ringers & Children’s Choir, followed by an egg hunt for children. Traditional Easter service at 10:15 am in the sanctuary, with the United Ringers, Brass Ensemble, Chancel Choir and organ. Scripture: John 20:1-18. Communion at both services.
Announcements for Upcoming Events & Projects
The April Women’s Retreat will be held in the Activity Room on Saturday, April 8 at 9:30 am. This month’s program will feature Barbarann Probst speaking about the Seeing Eye, the oldest and largest guide dog school in the U.S. Involved in the Seeing Eye for 10 years, Barbarann will be accompanied by her 8th Seeing Eye pup, Rachel. Light refreshments will be served. All women are welcome!
If you would like to make a donation for Easter Lilies in honor/memory of a loved one, please copy & fill out the form below & place it in the offering plate or contact the church office at 215-855-5489 or email@example.com by Sunday, April 2.
2023 Lily Donation Form
In honor of ___________________________________
In memory of _________________________________
Amount $ _________ Envelope # ___________
A special schedule of worship & study opportunities for Lent & Easter can be found on our website by clicking the link below:
Visit our church library to see 42 new books that are all “Rev. Sue Favorites!” Each month 3 books are highlighted in The Enlightener. These special books are available for adults & children to borrow for a week. Please use the purple notebook to check out your book; help us take good care of these special books, purchased in honor of Rev. Sue. There are more excellent children’s books downstairs in our Children’s Library!
The Music Ministry Minute is a monthly video series in which Andrew Paulson (Minister of Music at St. John’s) discusses an aspect of music ministry. A new video premieres each month starting in April. To watch, go to our YouTube page or follow this link on our website:
Information posted in memory of Rev. Dr. Sue Bertolette is now located on a special memorial page. Select the ‘About Us’ tab, then select ‘In Memory of Rev. Dr. Sue Bertolette’.
Our St. John’s Artist Series has it’s own website! To see the schedule for our 35th season and to become a patron of the series, click here: https://www.stjohnsartistseries.org/ Also, the Artist Series has it’s own Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stjohnsartistseries/
St. John’s is supporting humanitarian work being done in Ukraine & neighboring countries as refugees seek safety. For information, click this link: https://st-johns-ucc.org/mission/ Helping Hands Ministry needs drivers to take members to medical appointments. To volunteer, please call Lisa in the Church Office, 215-855-5489. The Hospitality Teams, who act as greeters & ushers each week, are looking for new members. Each team serves once every four weeks. Call the church office if you are interested. Important Note: We have updated the pages of this website as best as we can post-pandemic with special notes to show the current schedules & events. If you have any questions about the status of any activity listed on this website, contact the church office. Click to go to St. John’s public Facebook page
Help is available locally for persons with depression & other mental health disorders. NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness, has a 24-hour helpline: 800-950-6264; the LOCAL number for NAMI Montgomery County Lansdale: 215-361-7784. For LGBTQ+ official Health & Support resources in Montgomery County, click here: https://montcopa.org/3349/LGBTQ-Health-and-Support
There is a nationwide phone number, 988, for direct connection to care & support for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress, including thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance abuse crises, or any other emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
Our 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. Check our publications for holiday closures. Questions about St. John’s UCC Lansdale? Send an email to our church office: firstname.lastname@example.org