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!
Sunday Worship - July 5, 2020
Welcome to online worship, St John's members and visitors! To worship this week, please click the play button on the video to below. To watch in full-screen mode, click the square in the bottom right of the video. You can also worship with us on our Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. Please note, due to copyright reasons we can no longer distribute the bulletin here; Weekly E-News subscribers can find it in their inbox.
Read an update from our pastor here.
For the sake of the vulnerable among us, and heeding the advice of public health officials, we have decided to SUSPEND IN-PERSON WORSHIP and other church activities for the next few weeks. We will utilize the following online platforms during this time:
Our Friends of St. John's Facebook page is accessible for viewing even if you are not a Facebook user.
Bible studies, committee meetings, etc. will be on ZOOM, an online meeting platform. Meetings can be accessed online or by telephone - check our calendar for each event's call-in details.
ZOOM Events this week:
Tuesday 7:00 p.m. - Lectionary Bible study
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - Early Risers group
Thursday 4:30 p.m. - Storytime with Pastor Nancy
Sunday 9:15 a.m. - Adult Learning hour
If you would like access to the St. John's Zoom account to host a meeting, please contact our communications chairperson.
Additionally, we will be making announcements via our E-News email on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. You can sign up using the form on this page.
Read the full announcement from our pastor about the church closure here.
DIGITAL RESOURCES DURING THE CLOSURE:
Prayers for Times of Public Health Concern
Livestream Worship Services from Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Weekly Sermons from the Southeastern Synod
A Message from the Synod Disaster Response Ministry on Caring for Others
A Message from PBS about talking with children about Covid 19
Worship in the Time Apart
PASTORAL WORD FROM OUR BISHOP AND VICE PRESIDENT:
COVID-19 INFORMATION VIDEO:
ZOOM FOR CONGREGATIONAL USE:
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.
Scriptures for 7/12/2020
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Please stay current with your financial giving!
You don't need to physically be at the church to give. Offsite giving is possible three ways:
Text giving: You can text STJOHNSATL to 73256 to give using your text messaging. Standard text message rates do
apply. When prompted, you enter the amount you'd like to give using your credit/debit card or checking account.
Online giving: Use this link to give https://onrealm.org/StJohnsAtlanta/Give/ADFCJYBYZF
By Mail: Send checks to 1410 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307
Thank you for continuing to support St. John's and our ministries!
Webinar: "Becoming the body of Christ where all bodies are valued: A conversation around the ELCA's resolution to condemn White Supremacy." Bishop Strickland was joined by Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and other presenters last Thursday evening to discuss racial issues in America today. A recording of this important conversation is available at www.elca-ses.org.
The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III preached a powerful sermon, "The Cross and the Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery," on May 17. It can be viewed here
St. John's is a congregation of the ELCA and its Southeastern Synod. To sign up for the Synod Newsletter, click here.