Invites freely, loves unconditionally, and serves with joy!
Empowered by the unconditional love of God as revealed in Christ, St. John's Lutheran Church seeks to be a diverse and compassionate congregation that embodies God's grace in Atlanta and in the world. All are welcome!
Happening at St. John's
The New Learning Hour
Following worship, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm each Sunday, we invite you to learn and grow in faith in the following ways:
1st Sundays - The Children's Hour- An intergenerational but children-centered gathering where young disciples will learn bible stories, parables and fables that teach lessons pertinent to our faith. There will be art, song, dance, snacks and surprises of various kinds. Come one, Come all.
2nd Sundays - Coffee Hour and Sacred Moments - Stay for coffee and treats in the great hall and hear a brief testimony about where someone has seen or experienced the divine in the past week.
3rd Sundays - Lunch and Learn - An opportunity to hear from experts in our congregation and community on various social issues and how we as the church are called to respond.
4th Sundays - Mercy and Justice Sunday - Roll up your sleeves and engage in compassion and advocacy efforts at St John's such as making sandwiches for our partners in ministry who feed those with food insecurities and writing letters to national or local legislators to act on behalf of vulnerable and marginalized people.
Still in need of a morning Sunday School Fix? Sign up for "Hospitality and the Stranger: Welcoming the Company of the Divine" a short film and discussion series and facilitated by Janjay Innis, our Director of Faith Formation and a monthly book study, facilitated by Martin Jessiman. Classes begin at 9:15 a.m. starting October 6.
Our Contemplative Christian Life group will continue to meet on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. in the conference room on the second floor near the elevator.
Georgia Lutherans At Pride October 12-13
Georgia Lutherans will once again participate in the Atlanta Pride Festival at Piedmont Park. A booth with representatives from Atlanta area churches will be open all weekend, and Lutherans will be marching in the parade on Sunday, stepping off at approximately 12 p.m. from the Civic Center MARTA Station. Bishop Strickland will distribute Communion at 11 a.m. on Sunday before the parade.
Vendors Wanted For Christmas Market
St. John's WELCA is looking for crafters/vendors for the 2019 Christmas Market. The market will be inside St. John's on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the vendor booth fee is $25 (a limited number of scholarships are available for new businesses). If you or someone you know is interested in participating as a vendor, please email by October 11.
Frankenstein's Funeral 10/4 - 11/3
Frankenstein's Funeral is an immersive production of Found Stages Theatre that stars our building. Step into a world of suspense as you experience this 200-year-old tale with all your senses as you engage in collective actions throughout the multiple rooms of the Gothic, hallowed grounds of St. John's. Go online to learn more or to purchase tickets.
How to find us
St. John's is located at the intersection of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Oakdale Road in the heart of the Druid Hills community of Atlanta, near Emory University.
9:15 a.m. - Learning Hour
10:30 a.m. - Worship with Holy Communion
Bible Study - Tuesdays @ 7 p.m.; Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 6 p.m.
Scriptures for 10/13/2019
2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c
2 Timothy 2:8-15
Videos of sermons preached at St. John's since 2007 can be found on our Vimeo site. Below is a sermon from a recent service.
We offer multiple opportunities for Bible study. There are meetings every Tuesday evening and Wednesday midday to study the readings for the upcoming worship service; a dinner+study every other Wednesday, and a monthly breakfast group. It's a great way to grow closer to God and understanding of Scripture. For more info, see our Learning section.