Invites freely, loves unconditionally, and serves with joy!
Empowered by the unconditional love of Christ, St. John's Lutheran Church seeks to be a diverse and compassionate congregation that embodies God's love in Atlanta and in the world. All are welcome!
Holy Week: We enter into the story if Jesus' passion, death, and resurrection though a service that begins on Maundy Thursday and lasts through the Easter Vigil. We invite you to be with us for all these services.
Maundy Thursday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. A Liturgy of Forgiveness, Foot washing, and Holy Communion. A catered dinner is a part of the worship service. There will be a reception before the service at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to join us, please contact the church office (404-378-4243) to RSVP for the dinner by this Sunday, April 13.
Good Friday, April 18, 7:00 p.m. A Liturgy of Lament with the Flowering and the Adoration of the Cross.
Easter Vigil, April 19, 9:00 p.m. A Liturgy that includes the Lighting of the New Fire, the Creative Readings of Salvation Stories, welcoming new members, and the first Holy Communion of Easter. Our children who have just completed communion instruction will receive Bibles as a sign of the church's commitment to "place within their hands the Holy Scriptures." This service is followed by a festive celebration, the first in the great fifty days of Easter.
Our Easter Morning worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. No Sunday school that day. Following the worship service, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for children. Bring your basket!
Buck-a-Chick: During Lent, all children in pre-K through 5th grade are welcome to participate in raising money for the ELCA Buck-a-Chick campaign. Each $1 donation will provide hope for a family in need with some real chicks. In addition to being cute, chicks grow up to lay nutrient-rich eggs, perfect to feed growing kids. Extra eggs can be sold, generating extra income to help a family escape poverty for good. The funds raised will benefit ELCA World Hunger and help provide families in need with chickens, other animals and the resources they need to escape hunger and poverty for good. Donors will receive a paper chick to be displayed on the kiosk in the Great Hall. We'll have a celebratory Chick Party on Sunday, April 27.
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. - Sunday School
10:30 a.m. - Worship with Holy Communion
Readings for 4/13/14
A library of sermons preached at St. John's is available on our Vimeo site. Below is a sermon from a recent service.
St. John's has an active program for youth in grades 6 through 12. All are welcome! Visit our Youth page to learn more about our upcoming activities.
March 28-30: All Georgia
June 15-20: AFFIRM