We celebrate Holy Communion the first Sunday of each month.
Informal Communion - March 1st and April 5th - 4:30 - 5:00PM
During Lent we will be offering an informal communion option for folks who are unable to come to regular services on communion Sunday due to work or other commitments. Join us in the sanctuary from 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm where you will be able to receive communion and a prayer from a pastor.
Worship Services - 8:15am and 10:45am
February 23 - ONE SERVICE ONLY
9:30AM - Transfiguration Sunday
March 1st - First Sunday in Lent/Holy Communion
March 8th - Second Sunday in Lent
March 15th - Third Sunday in Lent
March 22nd - Fourth Sunday in Lent
March 29th - Fifth Sunday in Lent
Join us on February 26th - 7:30-8:30AM or 5:00-6:00PM for Ash 'N Dash.
Pastors Michelle & Cliff will be in the parking lot ready to pray with people and offer them ashes. Some people are not able to attend an Ash Wednesday service and so we are hoping they will be able to take advantage of this opportunity.
Our traditional Ash Wednesday service will be held on February 26th at 7:00PM. It will feature prayers, ashes and Holy Communion. Our choir will bless us with their great music. We hope you will begin the Lenten journey with us at this moving service.
Lent it a time of reminding ourselves who we are called to be in this world. Our Lenten series is inspired by Amos, a prophet whose message is that God calls us to let "justice roll down like waters." What prejudices are we challenged to "give up" as a Lent practice of abstinence, and further, how are we willing to "give" of ourselves for the sake of the world?
March 4th, March 11th,
March 18th, March 25th and April 1st - 6:30PM
We will have soup and bread at 6:30PM in Fox Hall and remain there for the service. We will be in conversation with guest speakers discussing important social justice topics such as adoption and foster care, mental health, abusive relationships and the prison system.
April 5th - Palm Sunday - 8:15 and 10:45AM
9:30AM - Journey through Holy Week
April 9th - Maundy Thursday Service - 7:00PM -
April 10th - Good Friday Service - 7:00PM -
An important service to experience. This moving service reminds us of all that Jesus di for us
on that sacred day.
April 12th - Easter Sevices
6:30AM, 8:15AM and 10:45AM
Where is the Church?
575 Grape Street, Whitehall, PA 18052
When are the Sunday worship services?
Summer Worship services are at 9:30AM
Beginning September 23rd we have two worship services - 8:15AM and 10:45AM
How do the two services differ?
The 8:15AM service is a traditional worship service with some surprises.
The 10:45Am service also includes a time for a children's message.
What should I wear?
Our congregation varies in dress. Some are in their Sunday best and others more casual. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable.
Are Children welcome?
YES! Children are a vital part of the life of the church. There is a children's message at our 10:45 am worship service and at our 9:30 am service during the summer.
Where to park
There is ample free parking.We have a lot directly across the street from the church building on Grape Street. We have another lot directly across the street from the building on Sixth street.
What door do I use?
There is an elevator entrance and steps that lead to two additional entrances on Grape Street, The stairs & door on the left brings you into the sanctuary. The door in the middle is the elevator entrance. The stairs & door on the right leads to the Office and Education wing.
There is also an entrance in the alley at the rear of the church.
What if I have more questions?
Please call the church office 610-264-8421 or email us at email@example.com
How often do you celebrate Holy Communion?
We celebrate Holy Communion the first Sunday of every month.
We also celebrate communion on Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday and at some of our Thursday evening worship services.
Who may take communion?
At St. John's everyone is welcome to take part in communion; members, non-members, adults and children whose parents feel they are ready. If you don't feel comfortable taking communion, that's OK too.
Do you use wine or grape juice?
Both. Wine is in the outer circles of the tray. Grape juice is in the center ring for those who would like that instead.
What about the bread?
We use regular bread, but we do have a gluten free bread for those that need it. Just raise your hand during the distribution of the bread, and one of the pastors will bring it to you.
We have lots of ways to get involved at St John's! We encourage you to become an active participant in the life of the church!
Worship & Music Committee
Church Usage Committee
"Fun" Raising Committee
Prayer Shawl Group
Lady PEEPS (Women's Group)
Youth Groups for K-12th