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
Guest Speaker this Sunday: We again welcome Dr. Mark Ellingsen to the Adult Learning Hour this Sunday, October 26. Dr. Ellingsen is a Professor of Church History at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. He has done extensive work on Martin Luther King Jr. and Martin Luther and will tell of the connection of their theologies, especially in regards to the Reformation.
Women's Night Out October 24: We will gather for a potluck dinner at 7 p.m. Bring your favorite Reformation (or fall) dish to share. All St. John's women and friends are invited!
Yoga on Mondays: Beginning Monday, September 8, yoga classes will be held every Monday at 6:30 p.m. We will be stretching our minds, our bodies and spirits. We are uniting or yoking ourselves with Christ in body and breath. Plan to join us!
This practice is adapted to all physical conditions. Be sure to bring a mat and comfortable clothing.
Freeze Shelter preparations: During the winter months when the temperature drops below 29, St. John's provides an overnight shelter for 20-25 guests from Mercy Church. We are collecting supplies on Sunday, October 19 and October 26. We will be collecting non-perishable items such as: Plastic mattress covers (twin), Lysol spray, travel size soap, toothpaste, shampoo, coffee - regular and decaf, hot chocolate, sugar (small containers), disposable coffee-to-go cups, cough drops, nutrition bars, cheese crackers, peanut butter crackers, laundry detergent, laundry bags (cloth or canvas). We'll have specially marked boxes for the items in the sanctuary during the Offering. Following worship on Sunday, October 26, we will have a volunteer training session.
Winter Clothes Needed for ICM: The "Clothes Closet," part of Intown Collaborative Ministries, offers free clothing to homeless individuals in our neighborhood, as well as to others struggling to make ends meet. As winter comes, the Clothes Closet is collecting winter coats, jackets, hat, gloves, scarves, sweaters, sweat shirts and pants, hoodies, thermal underwear, heavy socks, and blankets. We need all sizes for men and women, but especially for men, as we serve 4 to 5 times more men than women. For men in all sizes, we will take shirts, t-shirts, jeans, pants, long white or black socks, underwear, belts and shoes.For women in all sizes, we need t-shirts, pants, socks, underwear (especially small to medium), and bras. There is a clothes collection basket on the sun porch at St. John's where you may place your donated items.
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 10/19/14
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
A library of sermons preached at St. John's is available on our Vimeo site. Below is a sermon from a recent service.
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.