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!
Happening at St. John's
Join us on Ash Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 pm for Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion. We will mark the beginning of Lent with a service that will again include our friends from the Ponce corridor churches: Druid Hills Baptist, Druid Hills Methodist, Druid Hills Presbyterian, Inman Park Methodist, Epworth Methodist, and Mercy Community Church.
Lenten Midweek Gatherings: On Wednesday nights during Lent, beginning on Feb. 17 and ending on March 16, we will gather in the fellowship hall from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for conversation and worship.
Our theme is "Baptized We Live," and we'll be exploring the five promises that comprise our baptismal covenant: to live among God's faithful people, to hear the word of God and share in the Lord's supper, to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, to serve all people following the example of Jesus, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth. On both Feb. 24 and March 9, the Mercy Community will join our conversation, and on those nights you are invited to come at 6 p.m. for a joint supper before the program. On all other weeks there will be light snacks only.
Men's retreat: Join the men of St. John's and Resurrection Lutheran for a retreat at Lutheranch February 26 - 28. At this retreat we will explore some ways that may help you experience God more intimately in your daily life, some new ways to develop a discipline of daily prayer and experience the wonder and grace of God with us in a beautiful natural setting. The retreat begins Friday afternoon and concludes with worship and lunch on Sunday. The cost is $100 which includes the program, lodging, and meals. Assistance are available based on need. Space is limited so please contact our congregational president Steve Kinchen to save a space or if you have questions.
Freeze Shelter is in Full Swing: When the weather turns cold, St. John's invites our homeless friends to enjoy fellowship, snacks, cocoa, and a warm bed. Volunteers are needed to provide snacks for our guests, spend the night, and wash the bed linens. If you are interested learning more about this important ministry or are ready to sign up to help, please contact the Outreach chair.
Warm Clothes for ICM: Please help Intown Clothes provide warm clothes to our neighbors in need. We are collecting new and gently used men's and women's winter clothes. (No children's clothes please.)
Clothes can be dropped off at Intown Clothes on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or by appointment.
Intown Clothes is located in the back of Druid Hills Presbyterian Church. Enter the parking lot from St Charles Avenue and go left at the church building. The entrance is the first door around the side of the building, next to the Mercy Community Church room.
Volunteers are also welcome to help sort and organize clothes and assist guests on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (No large groups please.)
Yoga Classes: St John’s offers two yoga classes for your body, mind and spirit, to reduce stress and improve strength, balance and concentration. We practice yoga in a distinctly Christian, gathering welcome Christ’s presence among us. These classes
welcome people at all levels of fitness and experience with yoga. The classes are free to all in our church and our wider community.
Community Yoga meets on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:45. This class, led by James Hilden-Minton, RYT-200, is energetic and features meditation on scripture and prayer to round out a basic practice of yogic poses and breathing.
Gentle Yoga meets Tuesday morning from 11-12. This class, led by Bobbye Brown, RYT-200, features a gentle introduction to yoga poses and breathing with peaceful reflections.
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 2/7/16
Psalm 99 (9)
2 Corinthians 3:12—4:2
Luke 9:28-36 [37-43a]
A library of sermons preached at St. John's is available 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.
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.