Some of our members cannot attend regular worship services due to age, infirmity, or other reasons. Our pastors will provide visitation to those in the area who cannot make it to church, providing company, conversation, prayers and communion when requested. “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.”
If you are unable to attend a worship service, you can hear the audio of each service right here on this website. On the website homepage, click ‘About Us’ then ‘Audio-Sermons’. You can also hear the service audio archived on our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/StJohnsUCCLansdalePA Those without internet access may request an audio CD of the complete weekly 10:15 am service by contacting the church office.
If you know someone who would appreciate a visit from a pastor, please contact the church office by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 215-855-5489 or speak with a pastor after worship.
Visitation is an important part of pastoral care. It helps keeps our home-bound members connected to the church and to God. The late Rev. Sue Bertolette often told the story of visiting elderly members who had lost much of their memory to age or disease. But when she asked them to recite the 23rd Psalm with her, they all remembered the familiar words they learned so long ago by heart – “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want…!”
St. John’s Flower Ministry
Also, if you know of someone locally who could use a special “cheering up” by receiving one of our chancel flower arrangements, please contact the church office by Friday morning so this information can be passed along to our Chancel Flower Ministry team, who deliver the flowers after worship. There are two arrangements each week, so we cannot guarantee who will receive them, depending on the special needs of our congregation that week. The flowers are usually delivered Sunday after the 10:15 am service or by Monday, and many of our delivery team members take time to visit with the person receiving the flowers if they desire a visit. If you would like to serve on the Flower Ministry team, please ask one of our pastors for information.
Our St. John’s flowers are provided by Rothe Florists, 7148 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Pa. 19119, 215-247-0832. https://www.rotheflorists.com/
“Do not hesitate to visit the sick, because for such deeds you will be loved” Ecclesiasticus 7.35
Special Worship Beyond St. John’s Four Walls
Note: Our special worship service outside the church has been ‘on hold’ since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, 2020. Our Church Council will decide if and when this will return to our regular schedule. When their decision is made, we will update this information.
“I was in prison and you came to visit me … I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:36, 40