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
Contemplative Christian Living: A small group that meets each Sunday at 9:15 a.m., has started a new book, The Human Condition by Thomas Keating. We meet in the Fellowship Hall and new members of the group are always welcome!
Thanksgiving Market: It's that time of year again! It's Thanksgiving Market time here at St. John's! On Saturday, November 17, we will turn our sanctuary into a market and welcome guests to select food items for their Thanksgiving meal. We'll serve more than 100 families-all thanks to you. Please take the shopping list when you grocery shop and help us with the needed items or drop a check into the offering plate. We will collect contributions Oct. 28, Nov. 4, and 11. There are many volunteer opportunities-from setting up to cleaning up, and all tasks in between. Watch for a sign up poster in the narthex later. If you have questions or need more information please contact our Outreach team.
Fresh Start & Hope Thru Soap: Fresh Start Community Showers and Hope Thru Soap gather monthly at St. John’s to offer showers, haircuts food, fellowship, toiletries and clothing for the homeless community. It is a wonderful reminder of what it means to be church. In November, over twenty of our neighbors showered and got haircuts. Thanks to Kevin Harris, Susan Feurzeig and Heather Wallace
for their leadership and a job well done. This day we were church and truly church together for the sake of the world.
LSG Circle of Welcome: Lutheran Services of Georgia and St. John's Outreach are taking part in a pilot program with the national Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Services, in which St. John's will enter into a companion relationship with one specific refugee family. The program, called "Circle of Welcome," allows us to walk along with the family during the first year of their stay in the United States. Beginning at 90 days after arrival, volunteers from the congregation will help the family learn more about their community, and may be asked to provide support with conversational English, homework help for school-aged children, or financial and computer literacy. Volunteers may also furnish occasional help with transportation needs. Church council has voted to provide financial support for the program as well. Volunteers will be asked to commit to 2-3 hours one or two times a month, and will be given training. If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact our Outreach team.
Construction Update: Construction progress continues! Here are some of the highlights of this week's construction:
Please be aware of construction zones and heed warning signs to stay out as we grow in God's mission.
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.; 2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 6 p.m.
Bible Study for 11/18/2018
Hebrews 10:11-14, (15-18), 19-25
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. We meet every Tuesday evening 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.