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
Smart Lunch Smart Kid is back! St. John's is participating in Action Ministry's Smart Lunch, Smart Kid initiative, which provides free lunches to children from low income families over the summer months. Sign up in the Narthex to donate items. You can put items in the colorful boxes next to the food pantry baskets in the sanctuary at any time. We will be assembling lunches after worship on June 28, July 12, and July 26. Help us feed hungry children in Atlanta this summer!
Worship Jubilee in Atlanta July 19-23!
How is God calling the church today? And to what are Christians called? These fundamental questions will be taken up by those who come to Atlanta in 2015, gathering as worshiping people: those who make music, those who preside and preach, those active in worship ministries in their communities, those simply curious, and all who seek the ongoing renewal of worship for the sake of the gospel and for the life of the world.
For the first time, this gathering brings together two major national events in overlapping conferences. The Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, founded in 1985, will meet Sunday through Wednesday. The third Worship Jubilee for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will meet Monday through Thursday. Participants may register for one or both events, which will feature leading voices, practical workshops, diverse worship expressions in several of Atlanta's city churches, and rich conversation.
A common theme runs through the entire week. One of the key phrases that emerged from the Reformation, which is approaching a milestone 500th anniversary, is viva vox evangelii-"the living voice of the gospel."
For more information about this event and to register, click here.
Lutheran Confessions Class: Many have found the life changing teachings of the Lutheran Confessions a source of comfort, joy, and strength. If there is enough interest, we have the opportunity to audit a Lutheran Confessions class taught at St. John's by Dr. Mark Ellingsen. Dr. Ellingsen is a Luther scholar and tenured professor at the Interdenominational Theology Center and the Lutheran Center. If you are interested, please let Pastor Beverly know or add your name to the sign up sheet in the cross narthex.
Women's Night Out: Save the date for the next Women's Night Out Sunday, July 26. We will have a potluck at the Durand Mill Clubhouse from 5 - 8 p.m. Please plan to bring your favorite summer dish to share. For those that would like to swim, bring your swimsuit and towel!!
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.
9:00 a.m. - Sunday Yoga (summer only)
10:30 a.m. - Worship with Holy Communion
Learning Hour will return in the Fall
Bible Study - Tuesdays @ 7 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 6 p.m.
Readings for 7/5/15
2 Corinthians 5:6-10 [11-13] 14-17
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 holds certified community yoga classes every Monday at 6:30 p.m. Infused with song and scripture, we are uniting ourselves with Christ in body, breath, and spirit. This practice is adapted to all physical conditions. Be sure to bring a mat and comfortable clothing.
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.