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
Contemplating Poetry: St John's Contemplative Christian Life small group will continue to meet weekly during the learning hour this summer. Our circle has chosen the book, Love Poems from God, edited by Daniel Ladinsky. This is a translation of twelve sacred voices from east and west. We would love to expand the circle, where we always welcome all to join us in community and reflections on our sacred journey.
Smart Lunch Smart Kid: St. John's helps this program that provides lunch for disadvantaged kids while they are out of school. The next lunch assembly will be on Sunday, July 22. There is a board in the Narthex where you can sign up to bring supplies. If you sign up, please remember to write down the quantity of the item you are bringing. And please plan to stay a few minutes after worship on the 22nd to help us make sandwiches and lunches!
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 preparing for a NEW 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:
- Excavation for the foundation footings has been completed and rebar set up. Concrete has been poured and is curing. (All of this just before the rain!)
- Asbestos that was discovered has been successfully and responsibly removed. Air quality has been verified. The fellowship hall is now usable. We apologize that we were not able to give notice that work would be taking place in the fellowship hall.
Please be sure to check with the church office if your ministry team wants to schedule a meeting to be sure that the space and date are available. Meeting spaces are being shifted to accommodate construction, even those that meet on a set schedule each week/month. St. John's is a church with many ministries doing God's work and the building is used almost every day and evening. We are doing our best to accommodate everyone and appreciate your patience. Let's all remember that this is temporary!
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.
Readings for 7/8/18
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
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.
Yoga @ St. John's: Yoga is now in its fourth year of practice and community. Join us for Evening Yoga at 6:30PM on Mondays. Evening Yoga integrates reflection on the Gospel of John with a meditative flow style of yoga. All are welcome, and classes are free.