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
Fine Arts Celebration September 28
Come and take in a gorgeous showcase of art and music on Saturday, 9/28 from 3 to 5 p.m. The afternoon will begin with a concern in the sanctuary, then move to other rooms in the Stonehenge Mansion. Classical and jazz music will be performed by area talent, and an excerpt from "Frankenstein's Funeral" will be presented by Found Stages (the full production runs throughout October). Visual art of the theme "St. John's in the City" will be only display also. The afternoon ends with music again by various ensembles. Light refreshments will be served. If you wish to participate in the exhibit, contact the church office. We will host a creative workshop on September 14 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Lunch and Learn September 15
On Sunday, September 15, we will present "Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention" for Lunch and Learn. Talk Saves lives is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to help. Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it. The evidence-based presentation is developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the nation's largest suicide prevention nonprofit organization. Come learn about what you can do to help someone in need and how the ELCA is committed to raising awareness of suicide and other mental health topics. We will also be preaching in worship calling us to commit ourselves to aiding those personally affected by mental health issues.
Women's Night Out September 15
Enjoy an evening of fellowship with your St Johns women friends on Sunday, September 15, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Durand Mill Clubhouse and Pool, 1880 Grist Stone Ct., NE.
Please bring a dish or beverage to share; all paper and plastic products will be provided. Bring a friend, too!
Blessing of the Animals September 29
Our annual Blessing of the Animals service is scheduled for Sunday, September 29. Restrained animal friends of all kinds are invited to join us in worship at 10:30 a.m. We understand that some pets are happiest at home and will again share a slide show of those who are more shy as well as those who are no longer with us.
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.; Wednesdays @ 12:30 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 6 p.m.
Scriptures for 9/15/2019
Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
1 Timothy 1:12-17
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. There are meetings every Tuesday evening and Wednesday midday 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.