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
Service of the two Martins January 15: St. John's hosts a service of praise and thanksgiving to God for the lives and work of Dr. King and Dr. Luther. It recognizes the progress that we have made towards growing into the Beloved Community and will challenge us to continue to work for justice and becoming the people God calls us to be. Join Bishop Gordy and other Atlanta Lutherans for this special service at 3 pm.
MLK Day 2017: Lutheran Day of Service is January 16, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church in Stone Mountain. You are invited to participate along with Lutherans from across Atlanta. We will gather to package rice for refugees, write letters and cards of hope to immigrant detainees, and participate in an advocacy training. Service Project will be completed by 11:00 am with advocacy training to follow.
Rice Drive: St. John's will be collecting large bags of rice and quart sized zip lock bags on January 1, 8, and 15. These donations will be used for the Lutheran Day of Service project supporting our Refugee communities in Georgia. Please consider purchasing rice and quart sized bags along with your usual ICM Pantry donation, as you are able. Contact Heather Wallace if you have any questions.
Elder Care: Loving in Tough Times
Caring for an elder relative or friend can be a rewarding experience; at the same time, it's easy to find yourself riding an emotional roller coaster. Experiencing frustration, physical and mental weariness, and even feeling resentment or guilt at times is common. This group will meet for four Sunday evenings starting in February to discuss experiences and address challenges when providing support to aging loved ones. Collectively the group will tackle concerns, offering new perspectives and strategies on how best to handle what can at times be a difficult situation. We will gather February 12, 19, 26 and March 5 at 6:30 p.m.
New members: We will be receiving new members on February 26. If you are interested in joining St. John's, please contact either Pastor Nancy or Pastor Beverly.
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 1/15/17
I Corinthian 1:1-9
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. 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.